Sunday, March 30, 2008

Baby #2 is on the way!

I am pregnant again! Dust and I are excited about our second child on the way. My due date is November 30th. I have had some naseau, but not too bad.

I am fine with either a boy or girl. We won't keep trying for a girl if it's another boy. Two kids is enough for me.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

plans for spring/summer

Today's high is supposed to be around 70 degrees. NJ and I have already played in the backyard. When he gets up from his nap, I want to take him for a walk in the stroller. This nice weather makes me wonder about what NJ and I are going to do this spring and summer.

We are considering getting a membership at the Matt Ross Community Center. It has an indoor pool and exercise equipment. This would be a nice family thing to do on the weekends. Maybe I should get a membership at the local swimming pool? I am not really a pool type person though. I have to be careful about the sun because of my weird moles. Maybe we should buy a swingset and slide for the backyard? I really don't know what to do. But I do want to do something.

Any ideas?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

obligation versus love

I want to share something that struck a chord with me while reading, "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World." The basis of the book is about the sisters Mary and Martha in the Bible. The particular chapter was about service. "Service without spirituality is exhausting and hopeless. But in the same respect, spirituality without service is barren and selfish. Martha was doing a good thing in regards to the kitchen work she was doing for Jesus, but she missed out on the spiritual side. The "better part" was not taken from Mary as she sat at Jesus' feet. I kinda feel like maybe I have been selfish for awhile in regards to ministry/service. I don't have a specific ministry that I am doing at the church right now. I have given meals to some moms and babysitted but that's about it since NJ has been around.

The book quotes the book, "Love Adds a Little Chocolate" by Linda Andersen. "Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch, but love may decide to enclose a little love note inside...Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but love tucks the covers in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs....Duty gets offended quickly if it isn't appreciated, but love learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer joy of doing it. I received an attitude check from God. I have had a bad attitude about serving my family in regards to all the housework that I do. I need to serve my family with love and do things just because I love my family.