Tuesday, April 12, 2011


To my 11 Faithful followers- Thanks for hanging around even when I have been absent for so long. :)

Let me start this post by saying God has been moving moving moving in my life recently. I feel like he has been laying so much on my heart that I have no choice but to follow his lead and make some changes to my life.

First off, we all know about the new house. The one that I still have yet to post pictures of as I promised in my last post. Let me tell you a secret..it's because I'm still unpacking. Yes, the house has been ours for almost a month now and there are still a few boxes sitting around. I finished unpacking/organizing the girls' rooms yesterday and have full intentions of finishing my bedroom by the end of the week. Then we will officially be "moved in"! We still have to paint a few rooms and hang wall decorations after we paint but it will be a few months until that's all finished. But pictures are coming...

Second, we've been attending a new church. Vertical Church to be exact. A friend at work was telling me that she and her husband had started attending Vertical and kept talking about how awesome it was. I was intrigued. It sounded great. I really wanted to try it out, but I felt guilty for "abandoning" the church we had been attending for the last year. So for a few weeks, I tried pushing the idea out of my mind. I really think God was urging me to go see what all the hype was about. So finally, I gave in. We attended one service and I was hooked. I loved it! I had never ever attended a church service like that. The music was incredible (songs that I listen to on K Love!), the sermon spoke directly to my heart. There is no way you could be bored in a church service at Vertical. Even my husband who doesn't consider himself a Christian enjoyed the service and has been back numerous times. God is doing BIG things in our community and he's using Vertical Church to touch the lives of so many people. If there is a Vertical Church in your area I encourage you to check it out! You won't be disappointed!

Homeschooling is still moving right along. I can not believe the year is winding down. After this week, the girls only have 9 more lessons in our Kindergarten math curriculum! When we finish those, we will review math and spend extra time on phonics. We have about 12 weeks of Phonics left. I'm amazed at the progress the girls have made. I love love love to hear them read. It just makes my heart smile. In science we're studying about plants. We started a plants lapbook today and will be planting bean seeds later this week.

I've been trying to make more time for "Mommy Quiet time". During this time I read my Bible, study my devotions, write for 31 Rubies, write for this blog, read, listen to music, etc. I've been trying to do it first thing in the mornings. Most days though I'm not awake before the girls, so I'm trying to squeeze in "me time" while they're running around and asking for breakfast, which isn't really working out very well. I find myself getting frustrated with them. Why? Because they want breakfast!? That's silly. Of course they want breakfast they haven't eaten in 14 hours. But I want my "me time!" That's what I want to say. And then my wonderful friend Nikki posts this on her blog today. It was a message from God just for me! I need to wake up FOR my kids, not TO my kids! So I will be making friends with my alarm clock. Many of you who know me are saying "yeah right! She is not a morning person", but this is just one of those things I need to do.

There are lots of other things going on in "Heather Land" right now, but you'll have to tune in tomorrow to find out more!


  1. If it makes you feel any better, we still have boxes in the shed from when we moved almost 4 years ago...lol... obviously it's nothing that we need...hahaha...

    I hope you know that you are missed by MANY at Oak Grove---but if God calls you (not YOU Heather, just people in general), to do something different, then obedience is definitely in order. I do have to praise Him though---not only has he been using Vertical, but He has been using His people all throughout Lumberton recently, and it is SO AWESOME to see Him at work, and His people obediently listening and serving Him.

    My heart has been so burdened to be spending more time by myself, uninterrupted with God- and it seems to be the easiest thing to let slip by...so I wish you luck and success on your "mommy time"... and pray that I can get it together as well...

    And one more thing...I'm not a "follower" but I do read each post :-) Thanks for linking it through fb :-)


  2. Thanks Jonna! I miss many of the people at Oak Grove! And you are right, when God is calling us to do something different, obedience is in order! Sometimes I just need to take the hint a little sooner ;) I've read on Ms. Tina's FB about people who have recently been saved at OG and it makes my heart so happy! God is at work for sure!!

    I will be praying for your alone time..and you pray for me to not throw my alarm clock across the room! :)