Thursday, September 14, 2006

Being a mom and sick is no fun.....

I should have just stayed home all day yesterday, but I had errands to run in the morning, so I braved the elements. Yeah, NOT a great idea!!!

For some reason the commissary and the Airman's Attic were freezing, I mean, really freezing. I was standing there with my teeth literally chattering, so by the time I drove home, I was feeling awful.

See the woman above??? That's how I look feel, minus the phone since you all know how I feel about that.

By the time I made it home, I just knew I was running a fever. 102 degrees, my body ached, my sinus was having a ball and I felt plain yucky. This is where hunky hero hubby comes in....he went to pick up Jasmine for me so I could stay home and rest. I forgive him all his imperfections LOL

It's amazing what an hour of rest does for the weary body, by dinner time my fever was down and I was feeling a little better. This morning, other than a sore throat, I'm actually doing good.

If you haven't noticed on my post just above, I've decided to start a new Thursday Feature. With Fall and Winter just aroun
d the corner, a lot of us bring out the slow cookers. I believe we can never have enough recipes right???
I hadn't even realized that Julie had posted about this very idea yesterday, so I guess great minds think alike LOL
I hope you will all join me!!!

I started a new book yesterday, it's called "Becoming a Woman of Spiritual Passion" by Donna Morley.

Overcoming challenges to Your Relationship with God.....boy do I need that.

Spiritual Passion is an appetite and a hunger for the things of God. It yearns to follow Him and live out His will. Far from apathy and coldness, it fosters a heart and life devoted to Christ, desirous to return His love. Such passion and zeal ought to flow from us not out of compulsion, but with warmth and sincerity.
It is a given that as we give ourselves to God and live for Him, we will be attacked. That's not even a shocker for me anymore, it's almost inevitable, but it's the way I react to it that means the most.

Here's an example: When I started this blog, I was at a crossroads in my life, I wanted to be closer to God but I didn't exactly know how. I would read all of your entries and think, "Wow she's so inspiring, why can't I know so much about the Lord and the Bible, I too want to be able to quote the right scripture at the right time". And then it began, I yearned to know Him, I devoured every Christian book I could find, I searched your blogs and read yours posts and began thirsting for the word.

Since then, the past 7 months have been wonderful. I've gotten so much closer to Him, I'm able to say, proudly I might add, that I'm again walking hand in hand with God, that He is with me every second of every day, and that my life is devoted to Him. But all this has also brough the enemy out in force. Lately it's been through slandering.

We've got to keep in mind that Satan is behind such conduct, and that we are in the midst of a spiritual battle. Satan only bothers those who are making an impact for God's kingdom and thus are working against his kingdom.
The author mentions how the enemy wounds us and then does everything he can to keep us down. He brings to our minds over and over, the horrible words spoken against us. It's SO true, I've found myself in a mind battle the past two days, trying to fight off those words, trying to forget what was said, leaving it in the Lord's hands.

I choose to believe what God says about me, not what the slander says. I can't have it both ways, it's so each to let your mind revisit those painful thoughts, the words replay over and over, almost making you insane trying to figure out "why, why would someone say that?".
It doesn't matter, really, I can't control what others say, what I CAN control is my thoughts and my actions, and I choose to not let it get to me, to turn myself to the Lord and away from the enemy.


S tay in God's Word

L eave everything in His hands

E earnestly meditate upon Him

E mbrace His comfort, and

P ray

I don't know about you all, but I choose to S.L.E.E.P.

Needless to say, I think I'm going to LOVE this book, it's just what I needed right now. I'm walking with Christ but it's also oh so easy to let slip away.

The weather has definitely cooled down a lot. We're at 55 degrees, it's cloudy and windy outside and we have thunderstorms on the way. I'm not going to complain though, it feels like Fall.....I'm picturing big bowls of soup, hot tea, cuddling on the couch with a warm blanket and listening to the rain outside. Ahhhhhh it's wonderful!!!

Not much else going on here, I got all my laundry done yesterday, believe it or not. I'm trying to take it easy today so that I can feel well enough tomorrow to go to Jasmine's school. They're having their annual School Barbecue where the parents get to go have lunch with the kids....she gets so excited about it.

Here in two weeks, she is going to have a show and tell, and she wants to take the two pugs....thank goodness hubby is going with, I don't think I could handle two dogs and a 3 year old. I WILL take the camera though so I can get some cute snapshots of the kids reactions.

And that is all my dear friends. It's time to get my day started, the quicker I get things done, the quicker I can sit down and relax a bit. I really hope you're all having a wonderful day, and here ya go, I'm sending you off with a cup of coffee and some cinnamon toast, is that ok???

God Bless,


Deep Dish Sausage Pizza, you know having kids and a hubby means that Pizza becomes one of those MUST HAVES, but I don't like frozen pizzas so I always make mine from scratch. This one is really good too.


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Putting away laundry


org junkie said...

I do hope you get better soon Sandra. Thinking of you. Sounds like a great book you mentioned. I too yearn to have a deeper relationship with God and am looking forward to starting an online bible study soon. Great pics! Now take it easy!!! Laura

Brony said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are sick. I hope that you feel better soon. I think it's the change in weather that doea it.

Sounds like a very interesting book. I hope that you enjoy it.

Put your feet you and have a little TLC time.

Morning Glory said...

Goodness, that's a lot of stuff to think about, especially when you're so sick. I'm sorry you feel so crummy.

Your spiritual journey has been so well-expressed over the months and I believe God sees all that you try to do through Him and is pleased. You really have a lot of inspirational stuff of your own to share.

Carrie said...

You are seriously such a wonderful woman! You are very inspiring and a great example! Thank you for sharing so much!

When I get sick, the one thing that makes me feel better is Thera Flu- Flu and Sore Throat (Apple Cinnamon Flavor). I add some honey to sweeten it and I gotta tell ya, you'll feel like you're in heaven and get the best rest of your life! (If allowed with kids of course! LOL!)

I hope you get better soon! Nothing is worse than being a mom and wife AND being sick! You're in my prayers!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Sorry that you're feeling poorly.

Your slow cooker recipe sounds delicious.

That book sounds good too...staying in God's word!! Amen amen amen...nothing happens without His word in our hearts.

Great post.


Lisanne said...

I sure hope that you're feeling better by now. That sounded awful! :( You poor thing! Glad you got some rest.