Saturday, April 4, 2009

Getting back to the basics

I don't blog as often as I used to because I always feel such a pressure to put pictures and all that on my blog. It didn't start out that way. I wanted my blog to be a place where I shared what was going on in my life and to, hopefully, encourage others along the way. I think the pressure to make my blog something more is from reading other peoples blogs. There are a lot of blogs out there that I know they must spend tons of time on. I just don't have that kind of time. So, I've decided to get back to my roots. Writing. If I have time to share photos, I will, but if not, I'm not going to put off writing on here and keeping in touch with you all. Maybe I won't get as many readers, but so be it. It's just where I am in my life right now.

This has been another week filled with sickness. I had a stomach bug and then my hubby caught that cold that my younger son had. He has been really sick and I'm praying that he gets over it soon. I always worry about him since he has the health issues he has. The wind here has been horrible and I think all that pollen getting stirred up has only made his cold worse. I was sitting in my car the other day after getting out from swimming and you could see the pollen, thick like dust, on the windshield! It's horrible!

I have been busy with the graduation preparations and sometimes it really hits me that in less than two months, I will be finished with homeschooling my children. I'm excited for what the Lord has in store for me, yet I'm also sad because homeschooling really has been the greatest thing I've ever done! I'm so thankful that my homeschooling group wants me to continue to write articles for the newsletter and also be a mentor for the other mother's that are homeschooling. I just don't want to lose touch with the homeschooling community.

I haven't shared the fact that our family has been in search of a church again. We finally decided to go to my best girlfriend's church as we had heard so many great things about it. One up side about it was the fact that the assistant pastor at this church was the assistant pastor at another church we went to for years. After he left and moved out of state, things changed drastically and we left that church. He and his wife moved back and are working at this church now. Anyway, after making that hard decision to go there, another church opportunity came up. After that first time of visiting this church, my husband and I went to Safeway to pick up a few things and we ran into another assistant pastor that we knew from another church. We had always liked this man and his wife and had learned so much of the Bible under him. However, this church was having issues because the wife of the pastor was going around telling everyone that she wasn't called to be a pastor's wife and it created turmoil. Enough so that we decided that we had to leave there. Anyway, he told us that he was going to be starting his own church and we told him we were very excited about that and would interested and knowing more about it, which we are. However, it does create a turmoil for us because we aren't sure where the Lord wants us. We are in prayer about this but isn't it funny how we were searching for a church and then end up having to decide between two different churches the same day?

God bless you - Julie


  1. That IS funny! I guess you could say, 'When it rains, it pours!' The church issue can be a difficult one. We were happy for 7years at one church, just after we moved up here, but since we left that church, it's been hard to find a new home. And returning to that church isn't really an option. So, for now, since Todd works on most Sundays, we teach Bible at home (which we would do anyway, even if we were attending church). But I'll pray for you for help in deciding where to attend. Hope your husband is feeling better.

    Have a good week!

  2. It is almost painful to have to find a new church home. I had a church home for 12 years and then we moved. For the past 8 years I have had to find a place for us. I finally found that place last year. I think it does not help that Sweetheart does not go. It is his role to choose what church we go to, but since he does not go I must do the choosing. Funny, God let me know through my unsaved husband I was in the right place!! Our Father is a God of order and He still used that order in spite of Sweetheart!!
    As for your should be what YOU want it to be. I am just the opposite....I have not enough time to do the writing so I load my posts with takes a lot less time for me. Also, the main purpose of my blog is to record history for my kids and grandkids (my readers of the future). Pictures help that. You have readers who are not here to see your pictures but to hear from you. I am one of those!

  3. I completely understand the church issue. We left ours a year ago and haven't found another one, partly because we know we'll be moving to CO soon. We have been having a home-church on Thursday nights with another couple and whoever else the Lord leads to come. I have enjoyed my time with the Lord and regrouping and 'finding' out who I really am in Christ. It's been wonderful, His love.

    God bless


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