Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day


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Prayer:
Father, help me to not take our freedom for granted. Thank you for all those who have risked their lives for my freedom. Please be with those who have sacrificed so much to protect our country and our liberty. Intercede on behalf of those who are currently serving in the military, protect those who are in harm’s way, give comfort to each military member's family as their loved one is serving and bring peace to our world so that everyone can live in harmony to worship openly and freely. It's in Jesus' Name I pray, Amen.

My husband, Kirk Wymore,
United States Navy (17 years service)
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Thank you for your service!
I love you
and am honored to
be married to you!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

God's Chisel

This video is new on Youtube and worth a share! Many of you may have already seen it, but if you haven't, the next 9:03 minutes would be a great investment of your time to watch this video! ... sit back and enjoy!



God doesn't make junk...
YOU are a Masterpiece!


For we are God’s masterpiece.
He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he
planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 -NLT

*For more information on this skit AND OTHER skits available by this very talented team, go to http://www.skitguys.com/

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Girl Scouts Rock!

Girl Scout year 2008-2009 just finished for us this week! My sweet heart, Jessie, had a great "Daisy" year and will officially be a "Brownie" next school year.

I personally had a blast leading the Daisy Girl Scouts this year and will be taking on a bigger leadership role next school year as Troop Coordinator (all levels for our troop, #9691) as well as lead the Brownie Group of girls.

Jessie, 1st grade... my Daisy Girl!

...learning the
"Girl Scout Promise"
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

girls working on a craft project to earn a Daisy Petal (badge)

Through the year, the Daisy Girls earned their petals
through fun projects geared around the

"Girl Scout Law":
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,

and to respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
and be a sister to every Girl Scout.



Our year end celebration...
"Girl Scouts Rock!"

Friday, May 15, 2009

MEMORY VERSES
Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)

3) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others
better than yourselves.

4) Each of you should look not only
to your own interests,
but also to the interests of others.

The above memory verses are for my personal challenge
(Walk with the Lord #7) weeks 19 & 20 and
LPM challenge verse 10

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How do you eat an elephant?

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I really don't care for this analogy since it has to do with consuming such a large portion (who eats elephants anyway?); God only knows how many calories eating an elephant would be, but you get the point!

I'm struggling these days with a couple frustrations~ first, my feeble attempts to healthy eating and exercise (I'm failing terribly)... I know what to do, I just haven't been faithful in doing it! Next frustration~ not getting a number of goals started that I once was motivated to do at the beginning of the year; I look at the "bigness" of many of my projects, and procrastinate even beginning them because I allow myself to over think them, as well as become distracted and overwhelmed by them. I love to accomplish goals I set for myself and fulfill my dreams and aspirations; that's the kind of person I am. I know that in order to be successful in what I set my mind to, I must break down my big (long-term) goals (like weight loss total or specific projects) into small (short-term) manageable goals.

O.K. That's what I'm committing to do~ break everything down and focus on short term goals and not the big picture. I will also be a better time manager. Woooohoooo! I feel better already now that I've blogged myself a pep talk....

One day at a time...
One hour at a time...
One minute at a time...
One manageable task at a time...
One calorie at a time...

ONE BITE AT A TIME!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Music Monday!
Perfect People

My sister, Traci, was visiting from WA state over the past couple weeks and just left yesterday to go back home. We had a great time visiting and Traci soaked as much of the sunshine as she could during her short time here. While visiting, Traci had a couple job interviews and was offered a new position that she's accepted starting next August. She's a Middle School Language Arts teacher and has had the desire to move to south Texas since she visited in April of last year (2008). Just this past December, she made the decision to pursue career opportunities in the Corpus Christi area and I'm so excited that she took this step of faith and will be moving down very soon.

Over 2008, Traci had experienced a number of personal challenges and trials, but God in His love and sovereignty has been turning her hardships and trials around with His favor and blessing all for His glory. It's so exciting to see (and experience) how God restores, renews, and heals those who seek Him diligently... exactly what my sister has been doing and God has been blessing her tremendously. (earlier post)

This past week, both my sister and I discussed our personality characteristics of "perfectionism"... a characteristic that can be very negative. My own "perfectionism" in life has often left me feeling like an inadequate failure never being able to measure up. As I've grown my relationship with Christ and let go of my need to be perfect, He has set me free. I constantly thank God that He does not expect me, my sister, or anyone to be "perfect". My sister and I have heard this song on the radio a number of times while she was visiting, and I wanted to share it as a dedication to my sister and any other "perfectionist" out there in blog land. May this song minister to you as it has ministered to my sister, Traci and I...

There's no such thing as perfect people
There's no such thing as a perfect life
So come as you are, broken and scarred
Lift up your heart and be amazed
And be changed by a perfect God


Perfect People by Natalie Grant

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

Living in South Texas has exposed us to the Mexican culture and we've very much enjoyed learning about our neighbors to the south...(Mexico is about a 3 hour drive from Corpus Christi).

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo, and besides eating Mexican Cuisine, we enjoyed a Ballet Folklico performance by our daughter, Jessie (age 7). She's been involved in a dance group (K-3 grade) through her grade school learning a traditional dance that her group performed last night at the school's PTO meeting. (A small snip-it below)

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Jessie, age 7

Monday, May 4, 2009

Music Monday!
Dreams

This song by Michelle Tumes inspires us to have vision, faith and power to believe in our dreams. God plants dreams and desires in our hearts to give us hope and to grow our faith in Him. Have faith and power to believe in your dreams!



I'm a huge "Dreamer"!
How about you?

Think about this~ What "dream" do you have right now that God has planted in your heart?

Friday, May 1, 2009

MEMORY VERSES
1 Peter 1:14-16

With my family in town all last week, I neglected to memorize a verse for the week. My whole routine was thrown off and my quality time with God in His Word was totally neglected. With that in mind, I've chosen several verses out of the book of 1 Peter to memorize to make up for last week and include for this week. I love these verses because they tell me God called my to be "holy" in all I do... because He is holy! Verse 14 also reminds me that I need to guard myself not to default back to my sinful nature (like what I lived when I lived in "ignorance"- before Christ was the center of my life). How easy that happens when we allow ourselves to compromise our quality time with the Lord seeking Him regularly. Been there, done that!

1 Peter 1:14-16 (NIV)

14) As obedient children, do not conform to the
evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
15) But just as he who called you is holy,
so be holy in all you do;
16) for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
(quoted from Leviticus 11:44-45)


Verse 9 of LPM Challenge
Week 16, 17 & 18 of personal challenge
(Walk with the Lord- #7)