July 29, 2009

TRUST

Trust in the Lord forever,
for in God the Lord,
we have an everlasting Rock.
Isaiah 26:4
It all sounds so easy. Many things in the bible sound easy to accomplish! Sure if I lived over 2000 years ago and could truely walk in the foot steps of Jesus Christ. Do I trust in the Lord!? YES!!! Will I trust in the Lord forever? I am trying my best, but I/ we are human and can faulter just as easliy as those around us. This is a time in my life where I need to trust in the Lord my God and that he will guide me and those I love to the truth, love and everlasting kingdom of heaven.
I trust in him!! YES!
I also look to him for guidance and direction. I call out to the Lord to protect me as I serve him everyday. As I follow the Lord more - I see that there is a need for us here on earth to become more like him and more like the followers of Jesus Christ. We need to trust in what we are told, and we need to gain trust of others, so we can spread the Gospel.
I trust him to help me with my family and help provide a soild foundation for our children and a soild foundation for my marriage. These things are hard and take work, and as I have told the boys, "NOTHING IS HANDED TO YOU IN LIFE! YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR IT!"
This is a hard one for these guys to see or understand but right now it seems to be an important lesson for them to start to pick up on. We are in need of some major structure, and with the Lords help we will be able to provide a solid rock to stand on for them, and guide them toward the path of the Lord.
This week is a major challenge for our family, as one reaches out for help and we help them with their family needs. I ask that we all pray for that persons need to become whole and clean again, and protect that person as they enter what might be a very difficult and life changing path with the Lord. Protect my children and husband as we all try to become a solid family unit and start removing the walls we have put up between us.

July 26, 2009

Being Asked to Answer The Call

Have I been asked to answer the call?

It is a question that has been asked of me and I have been asking of myself.

Here I sit at 12:49 am asking myself that question again and again.

Have I been asked to answer His call to serve him?

And If I have been called to serve Him, Have I heard him?

Have I heard the call?

I think I have heard most of what has been asked of me.

There have been days when I have questioned who I am, why am I here and what am I doing with my life?

Then I get into asking more and more questions, deeper questions that send me into a sleepless night but I guess what is needed is for me to sit and write it all out, whrite down my questions and my thoughts and really look at what I am or should be doing with my life.



Today was an amazing day for me on the path I am taking with the Lord.

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July 18, 2009

Family Outting Number ????




This week was another week off for Troy, and in true Roberts Family Fashion we descided to take the kids for a day trip to Lake Compounce in Bristol CT. Since the weather looked the best for tuesday afternoon - we dared to make the treck to an amusement / water park alone with two boys. WOW - what a fun day.

We got there around 2:30 and went right to the big water area, within a few imnutes Troy and Trevor got drenched by a larger than life bucket high above the whole area. Thank goodness I had their shoes but they soon left that so they could dry off. we did not stay long in the water area since we left our towels and other items in the car, to be safe. ???


Off to ride some fun rides, the Twister, log flume, mini motorcycles, bummper cars and the big swings. What got us the most was the way the boys acted on the Haunted Boo Blaster ride, where you run trough and blast ghosts with a boo blaster. I thought it was fun, but both kids were in tears by the end of the darkened ride with black lights and laser guns

July 13, 2009

Christianity 201 How to Serve Others

Christianity 201 How to Serve Others
St Paul's Storrs CT
Sunday July 12th.

This sermon was a very interesting one to me and to Troy as well. We both left last week with a different point of view on how to serve others and the type of people we serve in this world and how to serve them as Christians.

Who do we Serve?
The people who WONT DO...
The people who WANT DO ...
and The people who CAN'T DO...

One word that stuck in our minds was admonishment and how we can provide more to them by doing so. Then there was the different ways to Admonish...
PRIVATELY
PURELY
PLACIDLY
BOLDLY

And many times this week we have stopped one another in the way we handle the boys and one another. This has been very hard for the two of us but we are being more aware of what needs to be said and when and how. Huge step for us.

I liked this quote and I am not sure if Jeff Arthurs said this or another but is was a good reminder.

In talking to another who is talking about someone about behind their back would benefit from hearing this "A man who says he Loves God would not say that about a Friend"!

AMEN

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July 1, 2009

CCMC IS AMAZING

Today was a long and emotionally draining day for our family. It all started a few months back when we saw that Dylan might be in need of surgery. We made an appointment to see a pediatric urologist at CCMC, great appointment and very aware of the needs of a child. I was sure that it was that way from the start, as we have had very good experiences with CCMC since our first was born. And this visit was NO different. So the urologist agreed with the pediatrician that Dylan would need surgery to correct the flow of his urine stream. From the parking at CCMC to the cafeteria meal, it was all good. Dylan was so thrilled to go home with a beany baby, and even made the nurses give him another one with out any argument. It is amazing what that cutie can do with his big brown eyes and long lashes.

No date was set, until two weeks ago. We rushed to get a pre-op physical with the pediatrician, and prepared our selves and Dylan for surgery.


This day came up fast, as we had just had a great day at the CT Science Center and picnic lunch next to the Connecticut river just yesterday, as a family. It was a great day, warm and breezy, yet relaxing and all around simple.
(these photos are of Dylan during the pre op appt at CCMC)


But back to this morning, waking up at 6 am and getting ready was not one of the highlights of Troy's vacation week, and I am sure it was not one of his either. But we got ready and off to the hospital we traveled with the little guy. No questions asked of us pretty much the whole time we were there. He was such a trooper.

Seemed odd - so different from the first time we were in CCMC surgery department, but yet so much the same. Dylan was amazingly calm and I must say it was surprising that the only thing that made him uncomfortable was being asked to put on the Jammie's that they had and not keeping his own clothes on. Everything else he was OK with, from taking temperature, blood pressure to the end with removing the iv. It shocked Troy and I.

So this time I was going to go into the operation room with Dylan, last time Troy went in with Trevor and had a hard time with it, so I decided to do it this time, it was hard to see them rocking my baby back and forth as they gave him anaesthesia. it was hard to leave him there in the operating room, and to just walk back to Troy as if nothing was weird about that, but it was weird, it was strange. But deep in my heart i knew and know that my children are well taken care of at CCMC. It is what THEY do!

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