Sunday, February 25, 2007


Ok, so that was the topic of today's service. Pastor Steve sure hit home with this one.
How many of us hold something on someone? Have not forgiven someone for something they have hurt us with? May it be something small, or something big, Jesus says that we have to forgive.
Colossians3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Matthew18:15 "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

So, how do we forgive? How do we forgive a father who wasn't there? A friend who has hurt you? A family member who continues to hurt you? How do you return love, when you have been hurt so many times?
Well lets start with this....Hurt People Hurt Others.
What good does it do us to hold things in? To hold in the hurts that people have caused us? Where does it get us? How does it help us?
It doesn't! It leaves us stressed, leaves us still hurt...and where does that get us... Let's see.... Cancer... Ulcers... Headaches... and more other sickness.
So what do we have to do?

We have to forgive! It is the only way to deal with all of these issues. Lets face it, we are just going to have problems if we don't forgive.
We have to look at things from God's prospective. Look at things from God's view. What does he say we need to do... FORGIVE!!!
How do we forgive someone who might have no clue that we have held something against them for so long? We pray about it. I have held something against someone for a very long time. I thought I had forgive them for it, but I have been coming to the realisation that I haven't left all of those issues at the foot of the cross. This is what we are told to do. We need to fix things before we can carry on. We need to forgive those who have hurt us in anyway, so that we ourselves can be forgiven for holding it in.
Forgiveness is the only way to move on, the only way to rebuild and restore that relationship. It only takes one side of the equation to "let go" to start the ball rolling, to start the process of forgiveness.
Forgiveness helps our mind, body, emotions, and soul. We all need to stop, think,and pray about those people in our lives who have hurt us, forgive those who have hurt us, ask for forgiveness for holding this in, pray that we will change, and that those people who have hurt us, pray for those changes that need to happen.
God is the only one who can help us through this. God knows what is best for us. He is the almighty, he is worthy. We know that without forgiveness, we are without.

2 Corinthians 2:9-11 9The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. 10If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

Just a little something that really had me thinking today. Really had my attention, and really had me praying.

Another quick food for thought, read 1 John 3:18. What are your thoughts??

Monday, February 19, 2007

Ok, I thought I would try and post the few pics that a friend found on the net for me! I love these ones. I just hope that they work out!
I think they are going to work.

Taylor and I are home together today. He said he was very sick today. He seems ok now, but we have spent the day thus far in bed... He has been sleeping on and off most of the day. However, when he is awake, he is laying on me, cuddling me, and just always being as close as he can to me. I guess it is just part of being sick, but I somedays wish he would just back off a bit! I find it hard to do much with him laying on me, or trying to climb on me..

He has been really good about things with the baby. He seems to be excited, and likes to make sure that "mom gets rest"

Write again soon, when I am having a good day!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Long update!

Ok, I know I have been putting this off, and putting this off.. but if the porcelin and I were not such good friends I am sure this would have gotten done a bit sooner... and if Jason wasn't changing my Mac's, and a few other minor issues... lol

So here are the pics of Taylor and his new bed! He sure loves this bed. I was a bit worried when I saw how hight it was, and when Jason and I .... got upset with eachother while trying to put this darn thing together....

And now for all the fun we have been having. While everyone back in Kenora is laughing at us, for laughing at them a few months ago....

Things here are not all that bad! Taylor is very much enjoying the snow. It is nice to finally see this white stuff... now if it would just stop falling...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Snow Storm

Well we have been getting snow all day. We woke up today, and were not sure that there would be any school. this isn't Hamilton, but with the up to 60 cm they say we are going to get tonight... we could look like this! They have already cancled school for Tic tomorrow. I hope that Jason's class is cancled also.

Enjoy the Love day everyone!!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

what a find!!@

Well, I have been looking for a new bed for Taylor for a while. I saw these great beds at Ikea that I thought would be so great! However, the price... another story!
;I found a great deal on a poster in the Barn.

Great bed right!! The go for anywhere between 200-600 at Ikea! We can't afford that, heck, for that price, there is nothing wrong with the bed he has right....

well.. we are getting one, just like this... for... ready for this...

$60!!!!!! that includes the mattress also!!

I am so happy about this!!

Also, we just got our boys back from the vet, and Finn isn't doing so great, but he will be ok in a few days.