Today has really been a challenge. I feel like i want to run away and hide. I cant go into detail here but I would appreciate some prayer for my family an especially my marriage.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
my dear friend Sharon sends encouragings things quite a bit and I really liked this one today so I thought I would share. Thanks Sharon
From everlasting to everlasting you are God.
There are two things we can count on, the first is that
everything changes, the second is, that God never
Every day sooo much changes in our lives, anyone who
has children has first hand knowledge of that!
The weather is always changing and our moods certainly change.
I like to think of each day as an opportunity to change, grow and better
God, however, Never changes! He is the constant we can count on
in our lives, He is the Alpha and the Omega, He is the consistent thing
when everything else is continually changing that we can always rely on, He is steadfast and true, our solid foundation.
I take much comfort in that realization.
What ever your need is, if you seek him he will guide you.
He is calm and patient, the consummate gentleman.
He will not bully his way into helping you, He is forever ready and
I think of all the things he has brought me through and it nearly
overwhelms me with gratitude.
In these troubled times we need to use every available option, and there is none more powerful than the great I AM.
Don't try to handle things in your own strength, remember it is only
belief in God until you are tested, Then it is FAITH!
He can be anything or anyone you need, whether it is a spouse, a father, a counselor, a friend or just who he is Our Lord.
Reach out, his hand is already extended to you!
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 10:33 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2009
With the events which have come upon us this weekend i have been trying to put things into perspective and pray about what God has for us. these verses have come to me.
“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)”
“Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and don't lean on your own understanding. In all things acknowledge him, and he shall direct your way. [Proverbs 3:5, 6]”
I feel like I am just walking around a mountain and i am not learning what i am being taught or God is testing us for something big and until pass the test we will keep in the dessert, i have so much going through my head I am overwhelming myself and I need to just let it all out. So i guess God is going to get an earful tonight! lol
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 9:56 PM
I would really appreciate your prayers because terry was let go very unexpected from his job on Friday. We would be really freaking out but we know we have good God and know that He has something He wants to teach us and something better for us. We are thankful for our business and while it is picking up we need to still have another income. If anyone has an opportunity for either of us we would greatful. Terry had a cdl a and some handyman experience. I have clerical experience and would love to baysit. If you would like to know more about our business and help getting healthy please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website www.shaklee.net/psalm121. I also started a blog which will have a lot of useful info.
thanks so much Amy
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Monday, March 23, 2009
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Sunday, March 22, 2009
I love my Noah and yet i find myself very frustrated with this sweet little boy. He turned 4 Feb. 1 and i think a switch was turned on him to be extremely difficult to deal with.
He is sweeet kid when nhes not pouring soap or multipurpose cleaner on the floor just to get a reaction out of me. I am n ot sure what God is teaching me through him but if asked for patience at all i think i get the picture. lol I came across this poem and thought it fit.
(Roberta I. Teague)
I scrub the wall of fingerprints,Pick up the mounds of clothes.I sweep the dirt that shoes track in-Wish I could use a hose!
Meals are served from dawn to dark,Dirty dishes crowd the sink.Just when they're washed and put away-Everyone wants a drink!
The washer pulls the dirty grimeFrom pants worn thin and patched.They look so very neat and clean-Yuck, look what the pockets hatched!
Broken bones and bloody knees,I should have been a nurse.I take it all in shaky stride-Just grateful it's not worse!
Screams and shouts and argumentsTest the keeping of my cool.
A soothing bath is ecstasy,A reward at the end of my rope.Raising boys isn't really bad-But first I must wash the soap!
A rose can say I Love You,Orchids can enthrall;But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,Oh my, that says it all!
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 10:16 PM
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I only wish i could know she is thinking about.
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Posted by Amy McDonnell at 7:58 PM
Wow i feel like i never stop. I have done the housework, Terry is gone in Grand Rapids this week and we went to see Terrys mom last weekend. Today poor Noah got 5 shots today. poor little guy. I did wonderful tough. He didnt even cry from the first three. just the second two and it wasnt even that bad. The nurse was so impressed with him she gave him three prizes for being so brave. I took him to Walmart as promised to get something special. Terry gets back tonite and i cant wait. Saturday I am going to take a much needed moms day out.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
I really think i have a new favorite show or least close to favorite. The show is 18 kids and counting. I love watching the Duggars. I especially love watching what an example they are and the fact that they are not afraid to live and show their Faith.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 5:19 PM
Ok i have seen and heard a lot of the controversy over the Bachelor. I have to say in the beginning i thought he was a great and all but in the end well lets just say I lost all the respect i had for him. He said he had to break up with Melissa the way he did. Not true. He proposed to her and he did not have to do that either. If he was unsure after dumping Molly then he should have just picked and took things slow not Propose. He made his choices. Every one of them. I think he should have privately broke it off with her. He could have explained how he felt and why he felt the way did and announced the break up and then brought the other girl on and went from there. He was irresponsible and i my heart goes out to Melissa.
hers an excerpt:
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 4:22 PM
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I was reading Jessica Dietzals blog and discovered this photography blog and it is great. Thank you for very much Jessica for sharing. Oh and I absolutely love that pic of Lillie.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 9:16 AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Last night i attended our monthly ladies Ministry meeting at church. I really look forward to it every month because I really am blown away every month. This month was no different. I have been very stressed out and feeling a lot of unexplained hurt and heartache. The subject last night was Bitter root judgements and expectations. The light bulb went off and i told myself that i was ok and figured i would study that a little bit and did not really take it seriously enough. At the end of the night i was sitting there just kindof wanting to leave but i something was not letting me. Finally a friend got a up and gave a word and finally broke and raised my hand at the invitation of prayer. After quite a few crocidile tears I feel like I am empowered and encouraged and I have a long road of growth ahead of me but I am excited to get started.
Here is a video that was played loaded with encouragement:
Two of my favorite songs!!!!
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 3:26 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Ok i know ive been slacking...
I have a few updates....
1. We moved. It was very stressful but we have settled in quite nicely and the kids really like it here so far. I like the fact that we have the laundry room on the main floor. lol
2. We are still waiting on our tax return. I wish that i had more patience for this but i dont. I just want to get some things paid off.
3. I still going to school and i have 7 page paper to write by tomorrow. grrrr. I am not a writer.
4. We are still working on potty traing Noah and his behavior. I would like to go through Growing Kids Gods way very soon. God really has been dealing with me on this.
5. I have been learning a lot about myself in the last couple of weeks. Some good some not so good. I am praying about a few things and i really am just trying to get a grip on a few personal issues.
A friend is going through stressful time.
My aunt is battling cancer and is getting weaker day by day. She is a Believer and we are just praying for peace.
We are also continuing in prayer for the Jawhari Family and that Randa will return home safe.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 4:21 PM
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Posted by Amy McDonnell at 4:14 PM