Thursday, November 1, 2007

My head is totally spinning

This is just one kids candy....it's times 3 and its killing me.



Happy Halloween Hangover!
I just can't refrain from ALL the yummy, delicious, sinful, miniature, perfect little sized, very chocolate candy bars now residing in my house. It's just too much temptation. I'm not strong at all when it comes to this stuff one bit. Every time I walk by the dern candy bowl, my hand is like a magnet drawn right to it. Before I know it, the heath bar/butterfinger/baby ruth/snickers is down the pipe and resting comfortably in my stomach. Can you say weight gain????

What do we do with all this?? EAT IT!!

Ok, and another thing spinning in my head other than sugar.....

Our house sold this past Sunday....can I get an AMEN, HALLELUJAH, WE LOVE YOU JESUS, GLORY TO GOD???!!!! This is great news for us, but you know what that means?

We must find a new home. Sigh.

"Oh, dear Jesus, would you please just light up, with something magical and very bright, the house you want for us?? My sugar high brain is having a hard time discerning your voice right now! Thank you and Amen."

And, I also have 3 birthdays within my precious family of 5 and Thanksgiving and Christmas and then the move. And then you just throw in normal, every day living with jobs, kids, school, church, social schedule (not really so much us, mainly kids), and everything else we do and......I'm on the verge of going a little cuckoo, kookoo, coocoo, however you spell that word!

I just want ya'll to pray a couple of things for me: for some peace...the Prince of Peace to cover me completely for the next 2 months and then of course thereafter would be good. And also pray for some patience because that is where I can completely lose it with my family when I'm feeling a little stressed and overwhelmed. All those things mentioned above are already creeping into my mind and causing some stress. I can feel it.

So, really all is well with the world and my family and life. I do have MUCH to be thankful for. But, this will be a season of "ya'll got a lot going on" and I want Jesus to just knock me down with His presence as we get through daily living together and managing life through all this. He can do it. I know He can. He's so faithful isn't He? :)

Isaiah 41:10 says "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

I love ya'll because you are my earthly girls that hold me up and I love that God holds us up in His most magnificent way.

I hope your little trick or treaters had a ball. Its time to think Christmas girls. I just love it! Have a great day! And, thank you for the prayers. Ya'll do have HUGE pieces of my heart.

Blessings~
Fran

13 comments:

Alana said...

The Halloween candy is mocking me, too.

I feel your pain with the moving and the stress. Hang in there!!

thouartloosed said...

Fran,
We moved into our current home 3 days after Christmas on my oldest son's birthday. I know what you're facing and will lift you up to the Prince of Peace.
Bless you,
Kathy

He Knows My Name said...

wow. this is great. the market is so saturated, i'm so glad your sold. how exciting!!! yes He can keep you i perfect peace if your mind is on Him and I know it will be. so you just keep it simple in the next couple months and purge, purge, purge. :))

thanks for your encouragement!!!

~janel

Lindsee said...

Praying that y'all find a new home. :)

And, on the candy thing, I was all good this past week until I came home and my mother has chocolate positioned so temptingly (word?) in every little corner. It's bad!

Lindsee

Jen said...

Oh Fran,

This is going to be a hectic HECTIC season for you and your family. I will pray that the Lord would cover you with His peace. Congrats on selling the house! The hardest part is over!

Love,
Jen

BethAnne said...

I say to the Halloween candy "Get thee behind me, satan", but then like with so many other things in my life - I give in to those snicker bars from 'you know where'.
I am so glad your house sold - its a tough market! I will pray that God will show you all exactly where he wants you to live (a rainbow over the house would be nice or maybe a neon sign that says "This is it!") .
We are building so we will be moving sometime in the next 6 months and I dont care to tell ya - I dread it! I will pray for you in that too. Moves tend to make me a little irritable (and allergy ridden from all the dust under my furniture :-).

annie said...

We realized one year we had candy in the house solid from Halloween to Easter. And I miss those days. Congratulations on selling your home. I am praying for your peace that passes all understanding through the next couple of months. Enjoy your blog. annie

jennyhope said...

man your kids get the good stuff!! going to pray for you and i thought about this for you!
Psalm 121
A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;

8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Charity said...

Fran,
The more I read of your blog and get to know you, the bigger the pieces you have of MY heart! I just love how the Lord works through my bloggy sisters! I really needed this post today! As you read on my blog, we are building a house, so we are still trying to sell our house we are still in. SUPER STRESS!! I can totally relate to how you are feeling! I too get moody when I am stressed and overwhelmed! AND with the holidays coming up, I feel CRAZY!!!!!

Isaiah 41:10 is just what I needed to hear today! On top of all this house stuff, I had to put my 10 year old Yorkie to sleep yesterday evening and we buried her this morning. I am overcome with grief at the moment. So, thanks for this word!

I will praying for you during your "house" stress as well!

Bev Brandon said...

oH fRAN!!!!
Moving!!!!!
what a season for you!!!!! Fran, you have such a grateful heart to Him for all He has done for you. And so I think of Eph 1:17 for you because your heart beats to know Him better. Only your awesome God can give you a Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the Knowledge of Him. You have incomparably Great Power in you and through you. Oh my! Eph 1:19 - I think your God will so come through for you on this move!

Thirty-One Trendy said...

I just found your blog and it's really inspirinh. I appreciate that you have the Word throughout your postings.

I feel for you with moing. We did it last year and it was a bear - but well worth it!

Tammie said...

Thank you for such kind words on my blog! You are so sweet.


tammie

connorcolesmom said...

Fran,
I just said a prayer over you right now!!
CONGRATS on the house selling and remember just take a deep breath -
God never gives us more than we can handle!
I look forward to the new house update!
Love ya,
Kim

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