Showing posts from August, 2011


I guess it's ok, or maybe not to have these little guys in your HOUSE? Is it a deep south thing? It was not ok when it ran over my foot a little while ago. You see, I am from west Texas where scorpions (my Mom won't even call them scorpions because she has a terrible, unhealthy fear of them...she calls them mean bugs...she does not even like their name) are the things that crawl around on the floor and fall off of you from the ceiling. They sting like well...something really bad. Still thinking... Anyway, so glad we do not have mean bugs here where we live but we DO have these little lizards. They are ahem...IN the house. That just does not seem right!! I thought that lizards belonged outside! I only see maybe one a week but one inside is one too many. I threw the last one out the front door. I think I saw him glance back and smile a wicked smile saying..."I will be back in a minute."
Yes, that is the corner of my bathroom. And yes, the baseboards and floor are dirt…

Breakaway Aggies...Live Beyond

If you want to hear a positive story please go to my friend Laura's blog and read about what our Texas Aggie christian college students are doing. It will encourage and inspire. There are a lot of great college kids out there that are dedicated to Christ and following Him. I will tell you more about Live Beyond in the coming weeks. These guys have big hearts and big vision for helping people and pointing them to Jesus.
Blessings on your day! Amy

I might need to clean my window...

"The Window from which we look"
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the
wash outside.
"That laundry is not very clean", she said.
"She doesn't know how to wash correctly.
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
the young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:
"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this."
The husband said, "I got up early this morning and
cleaned our windows."
And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
depends on the purity of the window through which we look!
Not sure who wrote this but how true the words are.
Blessings on your day. I pray we can love people and not be crit…

All About Me?

Thoughts from a dear friend...I say amen and Father, please help me to loose myself.

If WE get to Heaven expecting it to be a place that's all about us, why anticipate Heaven at all? We live in that kind of place already.

Help me to long for GOD, to want to be with GOD, to worship GOD, to please GOD. I despise my selfishness...,and my longing for comforts that train me to be content in this world apart from my Savior. I am not saved if I worship myself still. Salvation is, I believe, being rescued from the worship of self; entering into a oneness with the Spirit, Worship, and Desire of GOD. If HE does not overwhelm every detail of my life in thought, action, and dream - I live in vanity.

I Hear the Pitter Patter of Rain...

Rain! Praise the Lord! One good storm last night early and then about four this morning is started again and rained until about ten in the morning. Nice. It was so wonderful to lay there and listen to the thunder and hear the rain hit the roof. What an incredible blessing. The temperature during my walk has typically been around 100 for the past month and that is at about eight every morning. This morning it was 73 degrees. So refreshing and hopeful. Hopefully this hot, hot weather will actually end SOON. I can't believe that we have gotten used to 106 degree temps.
This little gorgeous bush with purple berries was screaming at me on my walk. Look at me!! I have some water on me. I just had to take her picture.
Sid had his doctoral proposal meeting yesterday morning. He was very nervous but excited about it. He is so thankful for the wonderful people (Susan!) that have helped him navigate and get through this doctorate mine field. I think we are seeing the light at the end of th…

God Loves Them More Than I Do...

These little Bible thoughts are from...
Her blog is called Life Blessings
These words really encourage me. We are not to make idols of anything. Especially our children.

From Sarah Young's Jesus Calling for August 23rd:
"Entrust your loved ones to Me; release them into My protective care. They are much safer with Me than in your clinging hands. If you let a loved one become an idol in your heart, you endanger that one-as well as yourself. Remember the extreme measures I used with Abraham and Isaac. I took Isaac to the very point of death to free Abraham from son-worship. Both Abraham and Isaac suffered terribly because of the father's undisciplined emotions. I detest idolatry, even in the form of parental love. When you release loved ones to Me, you are free to cling to My hand. As you entrust others into My care, I am free to shower blessings on them. My Presence will go with them wherever they go, and I will give them rest. This same Presen…

Semi-Sappy Empty Nest Post...

Our boys are gone. The house is really quiet and strangely clean. The laundry is not constantly going and meals are a little weird and easy with them not here. I have not blogged for a few days. My emotions are feeling just a little raw. This morning my husband asked me to blog. I know he knows it will be about our kids. My Mom asked a few days ago if I had blogged about the boys because she did not want to read it and see my heart bleeding all over the pages. Well...those were not her exact words but that is what she meant.
Blogging is weird. Sometimes I shake my head and think, "What in the world am I doing putting my heart thoughts out there for anyone in the world to look at?" Somehow though it is good.

Anyway...I did not cry on the way home from helping them move in. I have gotten pretty good at just putting sad things away and saving tears for later. Funny thing about that though is you can't tell when it will hit you and you will be moved to tears. By the way, Mom…

4 Days At The Beach...Sun, Fun and Fellowship

DaddyBob was so very gracious and secured two lovely homes for us to stay in at South Padre Island for a few days this week. We all made the trek down there and enjoyed 4 days of no schedule, good food and lots of beach time. So very thankful for time to visit with my family and eyes to see the beauty that God has so blessed us to enjoy.

Haiti Update...

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news,the good news of peace and salvation,the news that the God of Israel reigns!

They are heading home today.
Blessings! Amy

Going's On...

I love how the word of God is so comforting. I love how when I get anxious about something just reading God's word is calming and anchoring and empowering. These words this morning were a blessing to me:

Ps. 27:1- The Lord is my light and salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

Be wise about what is good. Innocent about what is evil. Romans 16:19
What incredible advise. Be smart and focus on the good...and you better be really innocent and not politically correct or know all about what is evil. What we focus on we are.

Will called from Haiti last night. SO good to hear his voice. They are all doing great and he said that 15 or so of the orphans gave their lives and hearts to God yesterday! You can see below in the pictures that the building they are working on is coming along nicely. He said they are really tired but very happy.
We have been traveling up and down this road for many days working on the house the boys will be livi…