Thursday, September 25, 2008

Life In The Fast Lane

Wow, I feel like a race car driver! It has been a great week so far, but where does time go? I go to sleep at night (die) and wake up just as sleepy as I was when I went to bed! I do have a birthday this week and I am getting older, but life is moving so fast...

Not only are my babies growing up fast, they are involved in everything, so we are always on the go! Monday night at FBC of Bude we had a "Meet You At The Pole" rally with a speaker and a christian band, so of course not only for the fact that I am on the youth team and needed to be there to help, Anna is part of the youth and WANTED to be there! We had a great speaker, Rodney Jones from the Crystal Spring area, the youth of the county know him and love to hear him speak! We had a great (loud) band...from Columbia, MS, who's hearts were on "fire" for the Lord! They both did a awesome job spreading the WORD! The turn out of youth was about 65. Praise God for that! It was a good time in the house of the Lord!

Tuesday night was a night of picking up kids, cooking supper, homework, washing clothes, baths, putting Pampered Chef orders together, delivering Pampered Chef orders and again dying when I went to bed.

Yesterday, I thought I would have the night off, WRONG! Even know it was my afternoon off, I did not get rest! Busy, busy, busy....Noah and I went to do some overdue shopping for the house, then we went to visit Mamaw Dorothy at the nursing home! Noah loves to go see Mamaw and visit with all the people there, he loves them all! Afterwards it was on to the house to put up the groceries and start supper. Let us not forget about sissy as Noah would say! Yes, then we had to pick up Anna (Sissy) at school. Back to the house to finish supper and let Noah take a nap & Anna do homework, so that we could go to the Franklin Co. Fair! But before I could do that I had a meeting at 5:30 for a wedding shower. Then on to a night at the fair and again dying when I went to bed.

Tonight is my night! A group of my close friends are taking me out for my birthday and I am so looking forward to a "Girls Night Out!" There is nothing like being blessed with good friends! If I have not bored you to bad with my dull life, I will update you later on the "Girls Night Out!"

"Be still and know that I am Lord" Psalms 46:10

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Genesis 1:1

Well, it has been a great weekend around here! We had our regular lazy Friday night, order out and a movie at home. We went to bed early, because Anna plays soccer for a league in Brookhaven and we had to be in Jackson Saturday morning for two soccer games the first starting at 9:00 am. So, we were up early, like 5:00 am on a Saturday morning to head to Jackson, it rain on us all the way and when we got there, of course they cancelled the games! That was okay, because that meant shopping for me and Anna! We were trying to find a jacket for school. No luck, but we did get other things accomplished! Dunc and Noah had a lot of father/son bonding (ha,ha!) in town. After all was done, we went to eat and that was fun for the guys! Sunday has been a day of church, lunch at Nana's, naps, meetings & bible study at church and then home to get ready to start the week.

September 8, 2008, first day of going to Ms. Jas' for school

Noah William McCormick, 3 years old


Which is what I want to tell you about! September 8, 2008, my baby boy, Noah William started his first day of 3 year old preschool! HE LOVES IT! It is hard to believe he is old enough to go to any kind of school...he goes to Ms. Jas' three days a week from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, he has three "NEW" friends that go with him. It is 3 boys and 1 little girl (bless her heart). They started on Sept. 8th, 9th, 10th, then Ms. Jas and Mr. Bill went on a trip for a week, so we are starting school all over this week! Again, HE LOVES IT! His Nana picks him up everyday and she has to pack his lunch to eat on the way home, because he is so tried, he goes to sleep on the way home from McCall Creek!

Again, can I just say HE LOVES IT! The other night he was sitting in his daddy's chair, while I was cooking and I could hear him talking and he was saying, "In the beginning......God created.......the heavens and...........the earth!" Much to my surprise, I said, "Noah, what did you says?", again, he said it a little faster and a little better, "In the beginning ...God created the heavens and!". I then said "that is so good, where did you learn that?", he said, "school", so then I said, "What verse is that?", he replied, "1"! It was so cute and I was so proud, my best friend said you need to hear me tell you the story, that the computer would not let you get the "best" of the story, but I still think after one week of school he has accomplished one goal, Genesis 1:1! Praise the Lord for that! And thank you, Ms. Jas.

Had to share, hope you all have a good week...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Don't Worry

Well, for the last couple of months I have been going through some personal things that no one, but my husband Dunc really knows about...Mostly just things! I have been digging deep in my Bible for answers to questions and YES, HE has give me many answers. Some of which I like, some of which I don't like, and YES, I know HE is right! With all that being said, I was looking for something in the Bible last night and I found this poem that I had put in my Bible from a women's conference I had been too! And YES, it was exactly what I needed, so let me share...

by Johnnie Haines

I'm looking out my window, Lord, on a place I don't recognize
It's hard to see the Promise around the tears falling from my eyes.

You've got a mighty plan, Lord, even I know that it's true,
But the task I'm facing now seems far too difficult for me to do.

I am way of my comfort zone and feeling out of place
Are you positive about the Promised Land being located in this space?

Just like your other children, I am thinking I loved the place of bondage more.
But no doubt about it, Lord, you definitely shut the door!

The manna you fed me on my journey was a fine way to eat.
The clouds that gave me directions made me sure upon my feet.

Moving to the Land of Promise seemed easier somehow...
Than living in the Promised Land you have given me for now.

Help me unpack my heart Lord, and really settle in
Help me to accept, Lord, where I am and not long so much
For where I have been.

You have told me over and over about the plans of Your heart,
Thanks for reminding me that my Promised Land
is any place where You are.

Wow! Just wanted to say, if you are going through those stinky old women things like being a mother and worrying, like be a wife and worrying, like being a employee and worrying, like being a friend and worrying, GOD says, DON'T!

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life..." Matthew 6:25

Monday, September 15, 2008

Being A Women

Good morning! Never thought I would say this but I am glad to be going to work today! Last Wednesday, I had to pre-op for surgery on Friday at SW Hospital in McComb! It is hard being a women, but we do as we are told when it comes to our health, so we can continue to be good mothers and wives.

Noah was born three years ago and I have been having female trouble. At my last yearly check up Dr. Sumerall told me she would give me one more year and then we would be checking everything out to see what needed to be done. When I went for my check up this year in August, my problem was not any better so they schedule me for a Hysteroscopy, DNC and Endometrial Ablation for Friday, September 12th. The surgery was not that bad, it was the being put to sleep and soreness that took me so long to get over. Dunc was with me and of course he was scare to death! He did not want me to have to me put to sleep! We were in good hands, Susan Tyson and Amy May were my nurses, not only did they help and take care of me, they helped to take care of Dunc... Thanks, girls!

The news was not good when I woke up! Dr. Sumerall talked with Dunc and told him that she was able to do the Hysteroscopy and DNC, when she started to do the Ablation She found my uterus to be enlarged and could not finished with the Ablation after starting. This she said could be where a lot of my female problems are coming from and she will talk to me a my follow up exam about a Hysterectomy!

Please keep me in your prayers, I know women do this everyday, but I am scared, I don't want to have to go through this and I feel like I am falling apart at the age of 41!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

God's Ideal Woman

Have you ever read Proverbs 31? For the last couple of months I have been asking God to show me how to be the woman HE wants me to be. I also asked Him to show me how to get everything done on a daily basis, glorifying Him in the process. I was flooded with feelings of guilt and self-doubt as I read through the qualities of God's ideal woman....

PROVERBS 31:10-31

A wife of noble character who
can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in
and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

She selects wool and fax
and works with eager hands.

She is like the merchant ships,
bringing fer food from afar.

She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for the tasks.

She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamps does not go out at

In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her

She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to

When it snows, she has no fear for
her household;
for all of them are clothed in

She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and

Her husband is respected at the city
where he takes his seat among the
elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

She is clothed with strength and
she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her

She watches over the affairs of her
and does not eat the bread of

Her children arise and call her
her husband also, and he praises

Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is
but a woman who fears the Lord is
to be praised.

Give her the reward she has
and let her works bring her
praise at the city gate.

God longs for us as women to experience peace in our daily activities. He wants our lives to be filled with joy, not turmoil. And to that end He is inviting us to the place of ultimate comfort, fulfillment and excitement: HIS PRESENCE!

There is simply no better way to take control of our time than by choosing to give our time to God. In seeking His direction about my daily schedule and all the things that take up my day, I am inviting Him to be a part of every element of how I spend my time. That is my prayer, make it yours! God bless you and your family...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Day of Celebration!

Yesterday was a day of celebration! It was a very important day for my baby sister, my dad and someone who has been like a father figure to me for a long time. The date September 8 is the anniversary of Mark and Christy Van Norman, the birthday of Donald Ezell and the birthday of James Savage.

To celebrate the day we went to the new steak house in McComb, it was great! My dad had no ideal we would be out there so we surprised him! To celebrate his birthday it was Dunc, me, Anna and Noah, Mark, Christy, Tanner and Kaitlyn, Aunt Judy (Who is home for a while) and Mother.

Mother and him had went to see Bradan play flag football in Brookhaven and then on to McComb, so he did not know we would be out there. He had a great surprise! After a great steak supper, Kaitlyn topped it off with a "Dirt Cake" for poppa, it had worms and all! Ha, Ha... He loved it! Mark and Christy celebrated 18 years of marriage, Wow that is unbelievable! Happy Anniversary, sis...

Cindy Wilkerson and her family, also took there father out for his birthday! Of course great minds think alike, yes she also took her dad to the steak house. Mr. James celebrate his birthday with all his family! To help him celebrate another year was Ms. Barbara, Lance, Cindy and their 3 kids, Justin and Courtney, Stephanie, Lance and their son! Mr. James was all smiles. We do all like to eat! We wanted him to get the BIG 32 oz. steak! Ha, Ha... Happy Birthday, Mr. James!

It was a great night just to be with family! Thank you, Lord for family and friends!

"Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life" Job 12:12

Sunday, September 7, 2008

At His Feet . . .

Today was just one of those days when I am feeling down and out... There is lots of "STUFF" going on at our church that the devil has his hand in and I just don't want to be there! Stinky way to think, huh? So, I decided to stay at home and read my devotional and Bible.

Here is what God gave me this morning:

" 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and most important commandment." Matthew 22:37-38

Despite our extraordinary calling - to experience God's love and to love Him in return - we fill our lives with idols. Given the greatest invitation in the universe, we treat it as an obligation that we might be able to squeeze in around our other interests. Could anything be more ludicrous? The infinite, holy, jealous, merciful, mighty Ancient of Days makes a straight path for us into His heart of passion, and our response is so often to say, "We'll see; I've got some other things I'd like to do, too." The angels must be astonished at the squandering of such an opportunity.

The passions that draw us away from God can be intense, Jesus does not ask us to rid ourselves of passion, but to turn that passion toward God. When we realize this and break ourselves free from the illusions-or delusions-that make us think we can find fulfillment in anything other than Him, our lives begin to resemble watered, fruitful oases where there was once desert. Determine to pursue God in love as a response to His loving pursuit of you. Leave everything else behind.


"We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us. We are far to easily pleased." - C.S. Lewis

Wish this would have been the sermon in church this morning... Just thought I would share. I NEED THAT!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Storms of Life

I love you, Mom...

As we pray for the GUSTAV, as we pray for baby Jacob Kent, as we pray about the mundane details as well as the huge trials of life, we are acknowledging that we aren't in control - GOD is. We are humbling ourselves and drawing near to Him, learning more of who HE is, opening ourselves to HIS working.

I thank God for the one who taught me that, my mom! She may never know how much she means to me and my family, but we love her so much... As a kid, I know she may have thought she never got through to me and my sister & brother, but the things she taught us as children has stay with us through our adult lives. She started praying for us as babies that the Lord would send us christian husbands and wives who would bring up her grandchildren in christian homes and the Lord answered that prayer for her.

I have a wonderful christian husband, Dunc McCormick, who would give you the shirt off his back if needed. He is the best dad in the world (along with Hunter and Mark). We try to teach our children the ways of the Lord. Christy is married to Mark Van Norman, who is a wonderful christian. I know he is my brother-in-law, but he is the best! No matter what the storm is in his live, he is always willing to help, not only family, but friends and strangers. Hunter, well praise God we got a wonderful sister-in-law, also. Anyone who knows Hunter, well enough said.... He is lucky to have found a good christian lady like Deanna. We love her and we are glad she is part of our family!

With all that said, we still all have storms in our lives, some big, some small, but we do have storms! We must trust that all things, good and bad, are in God's hands. And we must also believe that He hears the prayers of His people. His answer may not be exactly what we think we want, but if we trust that God knows what is best for us and for the good of His kingdom, we can trust that however He chooses to answer is best.

I think I speak for my sister and my brother, when I say how blessed we are to have a mom, who not only taught her children that, but is now teaching her grandchildren that.

As, I close, I ask you today to pray your way through the Storms of Life, but as the storm GUSTAV makes its way out of our lives, please continue to pray for Chris and Angie Kent and the storm they are going through now!

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." James 5:16