Thursday, September 18, 2008


Well, as of about 1:30 today, we are officially homeowners!  We are so excited!  Here are some pics of the house when it still had the seller's stuff in that might be weird!  I'll post some new pics after we move in and do some painting!  God has blessed us beyond measure and we are so thankful!  There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms...I won't put pics of everything...but these will give you an idea!  :)  

I also had my doctor's appointment this morning.  She wants me to do an ovulation predictor kit for the next 2 months and start taking prenatal vitamins.  If I am not pregnant in 2 months, I am going to have an HSG done which is a test where they have to run a line into my uterus.  They put dye in me and watch on xray what's going on inside.  Apparently the test is not pleasant!  We are praying and knowing that our God is so faithful and Sovereign!  So, here begins our journey to parenthood!  We approach it prayerfully and absolutely at peace, which I know is His grace poured out on us!  We covet your prayers!

Here's the house!  The picture of the front of the house also has our realtor in it...who did so much to help us!  The picture of the back yard with the deck has my amazing hubby in it!  :)  He is so excited to learn how to do things at the house!  :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Beautiful Inheritance Part I

Here are some notes from the Beth Moore conference that I went to a few weeks ago.  I'm leaving out a lot of amazing detail...but I wanted to share this!  I'll do the rest in part II soon!  

Psalm 16:5-6
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup, you hold my lot.  The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places, indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance."  

He redeems, not just to get us out of trouble, but to give us something inheritance!

His inheritance always involves 3 things:
1.  Presence- promise to His people of Himself (Genesis 26:23 and Joshua 1:9)
2. People- God's whole idea is relationship (Psalm 16:3, Revelation 7:9, Genesis 12:3, Genesis         22:17-18, Deuteronomy 4:20)
3. Property-  Psalm 16:5 "you have made my lot secure"

So, we have a promise as heirs of God...His presence, His people, and property in Heaven!

1.  I am an heir of God.  My life is not left to chance!
     God works as powerfully through the natural events that He does the miraculous ones!
     Fate has NO power over me!
2.  I am an heir of God.  I am inheriting a kingdom.
     Matthew 25:34
     What do we have now?  Right now we are tenants of the talents.
     Spiritually, we have been brought into the kingdom (Colossians 1:12)
     Heaven is a real-life kingdom!  (not just a bunch of ghost people floating around!)
3.  I am an heir of God.  He is my portion...and I am His.
     Psalm 16, Deuteronomy 10:8-9
     Tribe of Levi was set apart.  they did not have a lot- the Lord told them that He was their         portion
     The Lord tells them that He is the only inheritance that they need.
     1 Peter 2:4-5 We are the New Testament priesthood
     The Lord is our choice portion!
     The Levitical priests were spread out over the earth to be light.  As light in darkness, He is          my portion!  
    Deuteronomy 4:20, 32:9- He considers His own people His inheritance
    Ephesians 1:18 His glorious inheritance IN us, not for us!
    The Lord's treasured possession is His people!

There are 8 statements total...I'll blog a part II later this week!  

P.S.  My doctor's appt. is tomorrow and we're closing on our house tomorrow!  I'll update and post pics soon!  :)

Greet each day knowing that you are an heir of God!  You are His portion, His chosen portion!