Friday, April 4, 2008

Today's Treasure

I just started a Bible study at church by Beth Moore called "A Woman's Heart." In the lesson for today (which the kids I sit for allowed me to do in the early afternoon by all napping at the same time!) :) Beth introduced the lesson with the verse from Exodus 14:14, "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." How cool is that!
With all of the crazy things in life and the enemies that come against us, trying to keep us from living for God's kingdom, we don't have to worry. We don't have to run ourselves ragged trying to fix everything or hold everything together. We just need to give it over to God - He will fight for us. Praise God!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Baby Moving

So many people tell me that they either hated being pregnant or absolutely loved it. For me, I really don't have that strong of a feeling about it. With Michael I felt fine with being pregnant but didn't figure I'd miss anything about it. For the most part I was right, but then I started missing the feeling of a baby moving inside. OK, let me back up:
The first week or two that I felt Michael moving around inside my belly, I was intrigued, but pretty weirded out. It was like having an alien inside you. It was real that there was a live being, separate from me, living inside me. Then I got use to it and started to really enjoy feeling him move.
This time around I'm absolutely in love with it! What an amazing blessing that God has placed a life inside of me. Every time I feel him move, I'm reminded of how much I already love him so much. I just love feeling him and know that he is doing well and growing strong.

And did you catch the pronoun? Yes, we found out that the new baby is a boy! We are so excited about it and hope that he and Michael will be great friends. The only time it freaks me out is when I see a rerun of Home Improvement and realize we have the potential to be like that some day. :)