Thursday, July 23, 2009

Busy Time, but Lots of FUN! From Isaac

Well, we have been a little busy lately. So Mama asked that I give a short update.
It is just 17 days until Heavenfest...
Will you be there? My Mama and I will be - hopefully Daddy will be too!

When Mama is not Heavenfesting or working, Daddy, Mama and I are doing this...

Yep, they bought me a little pool.
I am just loving the summer. Can you tell?

But recently Mama got the idea that she and I should travel to Nebraska for the weekend.
More on that later... Mama still have to upload the pictures... It was a great trip and I loved the airplane...

Thanks for stopping by for the short update...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blog Hop: 3 Things You Did Not Know About Me...

#1: I was a CSU (Colorado State University) Cheerleader

#2: My son's middle name is my daddy's first name -

#3: Is excited about Heavenfest - Will you be there? I will...

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Take me, I will follow YOU!

Something to ponder…. Am I willing to love You, talk about You, enjoy You and be loyal to You even if it means giving up everything? Am I willing to love You, serve You and share You even if it means people won’t like me anymore? Am I willing to trust You and rely on You when others, very intellectual and sophisticated others, rebuke You and deny You? Am I willing to answer Your call no matter what?

I would like to say yes without a doubt to all of these questions. But there are times when fear takes over and I struggle with it. Mostly because I do not want to offend anyone. Mostly I don’t want to offend people I respect. You see, my boss is a wonderful, powerful and intellectual woman. However, she is the farthest thing from loving Jesus. Did I mention she is a PK (pastors kid), well she is… and yet, she is not even remotely touched by the power of Jesus. We talk about Him, she gives me her opinion and I state the truth, but there is always a little bit of fear behind me. You know, I respect her, dare I say it, I love her. She is a powerful part of my life, and yet, we truly passionately disagree on this topic.

Andrew and I have walked thru the fire of life over the past three years. He has been sick for a while, seriously ill, got better, had a set back, got better and now somewhere in between. And yet, Jesus is still constant, never changing, still the driving force behind my heart. My boss and I talk in circles about different treatments that are out there, that might be the “perfect one” for Andrew. I keep saying over and over, I truly feel this is mostly a spiritual journey and I am not going to seek more medical advice than the advice we have spent the past two years seeking, because when it boils down, we keep praying, spending money on co-pays and Jesus keeps saying, give it to me… So this brings me back to the first questions…

Am I willing to stand firm behind my statement “Jesus will heal him, Jesus will be faithful, Jesus will not abandon us…” regardless of what the people I love say… Even if they support my crazy scripture posting, prayer repeating, Satan rebuking attitude, some might see it as a little radical…. But, am I willing to stand firm regardless? Are you?

In the midst of all of the adventures Sweet Jesus as brought our way, I keep asking Him to take me where He wants me, to lead to me go where He wants me to go and this morning, while I spent some times with Him, He clearly asked me this "What if you are where I want you to be, will you stay?"...

Yes Jesus, please help me stand firm. Please give me strength to be where you want me, even if that means in this place I am in right now. Please heal my hubby, please bless my son’s Super Man with peace that passes all human understanding. I praise you for you have drawn the man of my dreams so close to you he can see and feel nothing else. Your word says, You are my constant source of stability, you abundantly provide safety and great wisdom. You give all of this to those you fear You. Lord, I am one of those people. I love you, my hubby loves you and I just want you to be proud of us and the family we raise. I call upon you. Jesus be with us, Amen.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I love this kid. This was one of the pictures from the 4th of July celebration in the Colorado Mountains... more pictures coming soon I promise...
Sweet Jesus, give this little man a heart for only You. May his foundation be made of Your word and his life be one that gives You glory!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The King is not dead, He is ALIVE

Today is Michael Jackson's funeral and I have read several times this sentance: The King is dead, long live the King. People are shouting "Long live the King" at his service and frankly, I am a little insulted by the capitalization of the word king.

My heart wants to scream, "the King, the REAL KING, is not dead. He is Alive, so is His WORD."
It does make me wonder if He was walking around the Earth with skin on and died today the same death He died so many years ago if people would fill the Staples Center for Him? If HIS people would shout "Long live the ONE AND ONLY KING"? Would you be there? Would you be proud to be one of HIS people?

Simply put: He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' Luke 24:6-7

If the world makes this big of a deal out of the dealth of the "king of pop", just think how big of a deal the dealth of the King of LIFE was and is.

Have no fear - He is Alive and He is my King, the ONE AND ONLY!

Sweet Jesus, may you and only you forever and always be my one and only KING! Amen

Blog Hop

I am new to the Blog Hop thing, but this is my favorite picture of the day- mostly because I miss my baby today and want nothing more than to be at home with him. Maybe enjoying lunch on the porch and afterwards we could swing a little.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Pray 7X7

I have a passion to pray for my child. I want to pray over him every moment of everyday. I have such a strong desire for him to passionately love Jesus.

A dear blog friend of mine has been a HUGE answer to prayer. For a while now, I have been praying to receive wisdom about how and when to pray for Isaac, and on her blog, she gave me the following idea and words… So during the following events thru out the day, I have been given the wonderful prayers to pray on behalf of my precious son.

You will notice her button on the left hand side of my blog... it is just the most perfect reminder...

1. When he wakes up: “Let the morning bring Isaac word of your unfailing love, for he has put his trust in You. Show him the way he should go, for to you he lifts up his soul.” (Adapted from Psalm 143:8)

2. While he is getting dressed: “Therefore, as God’s chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Lord, help him bear with others and forgive whatever grievances he has against others. Help him forgive as the Lord forgave him. And over all these virtues, help him put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Adapted from Colossians 3:12-14)

3. While he is eating: “Teach Isaac the secret of being content in any and every situation whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Teach him that he can do everything through Him who gives him strength.” (Adapted from Philippians 4:12-13)

4. When he goes out of the house: “Isaac, do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will. Isaac, speak truth, for your tongue is powerful and is a reflection of your heart. May the Lord give you wisdom in the words to speak and may He bless your ability to hold your tongue.” (Adapted from Romans 12:2)

5. While he is taking a bath: Lord, give Isaac clean hands and a pure heart, and let him not lift his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Let him receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his Savior. Let him be part of the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. (Adapted from Psalm 24:4-6)

6. When he is going to bed: “The Lord Your God is with you; he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, be will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

7. While he is sleeping: “I pray that Isaac will do everything without complaining or arguing, so that he may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which he shines like a star in the universe as he holds out the word of life-in order that he may boast on the day of Christ that he did not run or labor for nothing.” (Adapted from Philippians 2:14-16)

Monday, July 6, 2009

32 days - Will you be there?

I have been blessed to work with this event this summer. Mind you, it is a big taskbut seriously, who would not want to work for the Lord and want to watch other people worship Him? Will you be there? I will...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jesus was faithful - Praise and Glory Be!

On Friday June 25, 2009 my man got on a plane. I know for some people out there this is not a big deal, but for the Vigil family this is HUGE. It means several things but for me, it symbolizes the freedom that is on the horizon, just as my Sweet Jesus had promised me. I, along with my man, his sister, mother and step dad took a weekend trip to Vegas. It might surprise you, but I was Praising Him the entire was there, the entire trip and the entire way home. He came right along with us to sin city - and we had a great time.

Here are a few pictures, I have more to share, all in good time.

Proof that Jesus is faithful all the time. Andrew and his sister on the plane on the way out to Vegas. I praise you sweet Jesus, I praise you.

We stayed off the strip at a fabulous little place that had a lazy river. The first morning my man and I got up, got pool ready, took our iPods and books and headed to the lazy river. I tucked my iPod "into" my swim suite and praised Sweet Jesus for an hour while I rode around in the water. It was practically perfect.

We ate some great food! Andrew and Esther laughed the entire trip - Praises Be!

We enjoyed some "beverages" and anyone who knows me knows I absolutely love the margaritas!
New York New York has a tender place in my heart. My man and I stayed there with our dear friends when we drove out to Vegas for the very first time in the first two years of our marriage. It was nice to have those tender memories to reflect on.
We did not win much money, until the airport - Andrew played one last video poker machine and won some money baby! It was a fabulous way to end the trip.

Baby - I love you. I am proud of what you have accomplished and am honored to have been the one you wanted to share your life with. The good and the bad. I love you. I am proud to be your wife and am so excited for what Jesus has planned for us.
Sweet Jesus, thank you. Thank you for a breath of peace. Thank you for a get away. Thank you for coming along side us to sin city and rejoicing as we enjoyed this vacation. I love you. I trust you and I am excited for the plans you have set before us, whatever they might be. I am excited. May my life and love for you bring glory and praise to honor you!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - From Isaac

Daddy and Mama have been gone for a while, I will see them again tomorrow night. But while they were away, Grandma took me to get a hair cut... Don't I look like a big boy now?

Mama said she was going to post pictures from their vacation tomorrow. Stay tuned...