Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dalton Kids' Quotes

Just a few-

"Bubba, if you don't hold Mommy's hand when we cross the street, you will be smushed by a car and you will die." -Anna

"Sweet Pea, when you are ugly to me, you are not earning treasures in heaven." -Joshua

"Mama, I can't do that, exactly." -Anna

"Teddy Bear, you must believe in Jesus or you will go to hell." -Anna

"I need some curfume (perfume) too, please." -Anna

"I need more nolit paper, Mama, to clean my bottom." -Anna

"If you do not wash your hands after you play outside, then the germies and the wormies will go from your hands to your mouth, then through your tummy and then they will make your bottom itch." -Anna



Thursday, April 22, 2010

Expectations- Good or Bad?

As a Type A, task-oriented planner, I have expectations about everything. For myself, for my husband, for my kids, for my time, for the future... Have you ever set down and just wrote out the expectations you have for yourself? It is absolutely ridiculous! I would literally have to be Superwoman to accomplish and be everything I expect myself to be. Anyway. The Lord has really been dealing with me on this. Is it good to have expectations? It seems that I am always getting upset or down because something didn't work out as I expected. I expect my husband to love me, but sometimes the things he does don't seem very loving. I expect my kids to obey and behave, but when I have to leave the mall tugging each one by the arm screaming- yeah. I expect to be able to learn Tagalog, but then it takes me over a minute to spit out one simple sentence. I expect to be able to balance my time, but it seems that something is always suffering for more time. I expect plans for my future to go how we've been told they would, but I can testify, that they hardly EVER do. Each one of these brings a little tinge of disappointment and sometimes tears and anger. Is this the way God wants me to live each day? I heard a quote once, but I'm not sure from where. "A woman with no expectations is never disappointed." That is soooo true with the exception of one expectation. Psalms 62:5 says this, "My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him." So, really, the only expectation I should have is of the Lord. He NEVER disappoints. He's ALWAYS the same. He fulfills EVERY expectation. So trash all the unrealistic expectations of yourself, your family, and your life and expect great and awesome things from the LORD!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My First Blog

So...many people have been after me to do this for a while and I thought since we have our own website, I didn't need to bother. But...sometimes there are things that I want to talk about or discuss that don't necessarily need to be posted on our ministry website...so here's to my new blog. I have really enjoyed reading and being a part of the blogs my friends have and I think it is a really neat way for all of us to stay in touch and talk about stuff. The title of my blog fits me well as most of this will just be observations, thoughts, experiences, and ramblings in general. But, I hope that it will be an encouragement to some of you and that I can bring glory to God through it all. :0)