Thursday, February 24, 2011

Storms Are Coming...

The weather outside is pretty crazy tonight.  I am hopeful that these severe storms are a precursor to spring!  As a little girl, I loved to watch a storm come in.  The light thunder in the distance was ironically soothing and the rain on my window often put me to sleep.  Thing 1 and Thing 2 however do not share the same love of storms that I do.  Quite frankly, they are terrified especially when they arrive in the middle of the night.  Perhaps they will become accustomed to them as they grow older, but God love them, I am sure I will be up tonight with them until the storms pass.
Whenever I see a storm I am reminded of the story of Jesus calming the storm on his trip on the Sea of Galilee.  The others on the boat were frantic, yet He was as calm as a cucumber!  I hope that as my children deal with their fears of physical storms and the storms of life that they will take solace knowing that God is there and unwavering!  He is calm midst the traffic!  He is a strong and mighty oak that they can cling to.  My prayer is that our family will place our faith in Him through those storms!  I am curious what steps you take to ensure your children also learn to place their faith in Jesus Christ.  Be sure to share your insights with other Sallie*Moms! 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Let's Do This Again...

I've been off the writing circut for a few months, but I missed it...alot! So here we go trying it again! I'm a big fan of blogs and get so much insight from my blogosphere friends! My prayer is that my piece of the internet is as half as inspiring as those I faithfully read everyday. Most authors have a specific niche that they choose to write about. This blog will be no different. We wear so many hats as a Salvation Army Officers! Add to that, being a wife, mother, sister, and caretaker and the other side of the tunic begins to get a little chaotic!

My life's verse is Joshua 1:9:
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua was tasked with an incredible journey ahead of him! Take heart my friends! God is with us on our journey as well! As we delve into this crazy but wonderful life, don't forget Who is with us!