Friday, February 20, 2009

This morning I was thinking, I really need to blog. And, I realized I didn't really have anything to write about. I felt silly when I was asked by one our friends out in California, 'what do you blog about?'. I said shamefully, 'my kids, what else is there?'. Personally, I think my life is fairly uneventful- I mean fun things. You know, like 'hey we went here', and 'wow, look what the kids are doing now!'. I haven't had any "wow" moments to talk about lately. Unless of course there is a record for how many poopy diapers one 17month can old can have in a week. Really it's been kind of boring around here. So, I took a few moments, while I was outside with the boys and thought I'd have a devotion. Thinking maybe God would speak something really profound to me. When I only have a few minutes but really want to get with God, I open my Bible to hope for the pages to fall where they may. Doesn't sound very deep I guess, to start time with God that way, but I feel confident that God knows my heart and how many minutes I have until my attention is stripped away. He will provide whatever I need at that moment. And, He did this morning. I opened my Women's Devotional Bible to a devoti0n titled Help for Parents. I thought, 'hmmmm, perfect just what I need. The verse for the day was Judges 13:8. Manoah prays to God begging Him to teach him how to bring up his son (Samson) who is to be born. I prayed that prayer for myself and Brian. Yes, please teach us. Then the devotion continued talking about "angels" coming to our aid and I realized I too had many of God's "angels" helping me along the way. For addt. reading I was led to Hebrews 10: 22-25 which speaks about drawing near to God with a sincere heart, full assurance of faith and being cleansed. And, how we may 'spur' one another on toward love and good deeds. As I read that, I realized that is what many of us ladies our doing for each other. Besides having a great "family" through our Sunday school class, I treasure my friendships with many of you ladies (esp. my fellow bloggers) and consider our blogs as a support group. Because our daily lives are so busy and it is difficult to get together for play groups or Bible study, I find myself anxious to catch up with everyone's blogs. I think it is a little funny however, that most of us live in the same town, yet keep in touch this way. I learn many things from reading your blogs and feel encouraged often as I listen to your hearts and personal struggles many of you are willing to share. Of course, I especially enjoy photos of the kids. It is so great to be able to share such an endeavor with an amazing group of women. For those of you who aren't within this circle of friends b/c of geographical location, I apologize if you feel like you are missing out on something. But, I hope by keeping up with the Borges clan, there will be something else discovered by reading other entries posted by fellow bloggers. Who knows maybe our "support group" can reach out to the ends of the earth.

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