Monday, July 27, 2009
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 2:25 PM
I posted this a while back and i think i need to remind myself that i am a mom because God has given me the responsibility. I have been questioning the reason why lately because i am just cant seem to get a handle on a couple of things and i don't understand why i cant get out of this funk. i really feel guilty but i cant wait for school to start because as much as I love my kids the summer is getting be long and they are bored. We are all ready for the change and schedules again.
MOM - Job Description
POSITION:Mother, Mom, Mama, Mommy
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Posted by Amy McDonnell at 1:59 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I feel like i do nothing but go go go. I have had something to do everyday and yesterday i had to do it with a Migraine ugh! We have had a lot going on starting with Terry being laid off again and trying to figure out some financial stuff. what a headache. I have been going through some stuff on my own and i think i am actually going get with a friend to pray with. Thank You B. We are working some things out. Terry was hire into a trucking job yesterday and accepted into a mentor- ship program at our church. Things are starting to look up again. We do have some things to look forward to. Nick turns 13 on the 3rd, the girls are going to camp, Russell Family reunion, Terry's birthday (Aug 30) and then back to school.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 9:58 AM
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 10:05 AM
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I have been really praying lately and asking God for clarity and vision for my purpose and where i am supposed to be focusing my time. I feel very strongly that He wants me to work on balancing my time w/ family and continue working w/ the Refined ministry along with my husband. I also have a heart for those who are hurting due to the economy and children who just need to be loved. I said earlier that I will be returning to school at Spring Arbor University In Feb. I believe that is His way giving me time to work the Balance and my focus before adding anymore to my schedule. His Grace amazes me so.I am also continuing to work out some behavior issues with Mr. N. I have been seeking some counsel and would like to take a Growing Kids gods way course or even take on a mentor who has been through the course. I am also praying that I connect with an e-group (bible study group) again. i have been to a couple of them through our church but I didn't really feel like i belonged. i think I am just in a weird place right now and I am turning my focus off my surroundings and back to Christ where they should be.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 6:44 PM
A friend posted this on her blog and i thought i would share because it gave me chills.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 6:34 PM
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wow i cant believe that the summer is half over. There has been a lot going on at the McDonnell house. We started the summer out w/ one vehicle but were blessed with a free van from a friend that only cost about $300 to fix. Yea God. Terry is still working though he is only getting 2 or 3 days a week now. he has a very good chance at getting into Waste Management.( out of hundreds of applicants for 1 position Terry is one of 4 being considered.)We are praying that he is Blessed with the job. We also were able to go to the Big ticket Festival in Gaylord. had some wonderful fellowship friends and family and not to mention all of the performances. Way too cool cant wait for next year. The kids and I are taking it easy and working on some behavior issues and academics. I am actually looking for a job and praying for provision for the right job. I have been going to school online and have been struggling with either should go to school or work. Well online education is not for me. I went today and talked with Spring Arbor university and God is so good because i will be able to work and and go to school on this program. and its a Christian College. Yea God. i am so excited right now.
Looking forward to looking for the right job and spending the summer w/ my family.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 6:39 PM