Sunday, February 27, 2011

Who would have thought?

Another season of hockey is almost over.
We are always a little nervous when a new season is about to begin. There's always the dreaded cost, worrying about which team Jadden will make it on to, and yes, the parents and children that will end up on our team.
Well, our season started off with a anonymous person paying for Jadden's hockey registration. We were blown away. We had really been praying about putting Jadden into hockey because he was starting guitar lessons and The Plunge (A Christian discipleship training program) this year and we were worried that hockey would be more of a distraction and extra cost that just wasn't necessary. So as you can see God confirmed that it was important for Jadden to play hockey.
Once try-outs were all said and done, Jadden ended up on the C team. He was teamed up with 11 boys that were all identical. They all love Lego, star wars, and reading. These boy's played tournaments and skated off cheering even if they lost. They made us wait 15, 20, sometimes 30 minutes for the boys to change after a game because they would get carried away with chit chatting. These boys did a good job on the ice, but their biggest concern was talking about what happened that week.
Now looking back at the season, we know why we had to pray about this and we know why God gave us such a significant sign that Jadden needed to be on this team. He not only made great friendships, but he felt the freedom to be himself. He talked about what interested him the most and that is Jesus Christ our Savior. Parents told me that they've found their children behind closed doors reading their Bible's because of something Jadden talked about after a practice or a game. Jadden started getting opportunities to pray over his friends for healing, weather it was for physical or emotional healing.
Jadden started doing the most remarkable things for God with his team. At the beginning of the season he asked his coaches if he could pray with his team before every game. After the coaches approval Jadden stood up before every game and started a prayer time. Today was the greatest day of all. Their goalie was injured this week and their whole team stood over him today, put hands on him and prayed healing over his foot. This boy who showed up on crutches played an amazing game in net. Our God is good, isn't he?
Now that the season is almost over these boys who's interest is in Lego, star wars, reading, and now God just won their first round of play-offs are going into the finals to take home the banner!!!! For those of you who don't know what that means, they are three games away from 1st place!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I need to confess

Oh, the things we do for our children. This week is busy busy busy! My son is on a hockey team so us parents always have the dreaded week scheduled into our winter to work the canteen. It is only a couple of day's through out the week but it's too much for me.

Sunday: Company for lunch, my moms birthday party.
Monday: Moms birthday, working the evening shift in the canteen.
Tuesday: School, working the evening canteen shift.
Wednesday: School, Jadden's first play-off game and hour away.
Thursday: School, Helping Shel's sis and bro-in-law move.
Friday: Home school group, Work the canteen evening shift.

I'm the kind of person who can't handle a booked up week. I need at least one evening for my family to stay at home and rest. I'm also a person who can't handle change. Yes' I'm laughing while I right this because who's life doesn't change, but I'm confessing my weakness.
I wish you all a great week. Be sure to give me some tips if you have anything stashed in your survival kit.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's about time!

It's been almost a full year since my last post, but I'm not sure if I really want to give this up. I'm busy most of my day's teaching my son, but love the fact that I can still come here to connect with women, to refresh my mind, and renew my spirit.
I've spent this past year at home. I've been busy teaching my son, working on knitting projects, and taking baby and children's portraits of my close friends and family, but mostly enlarging my mind with God's truth and love. My Father has blessed me yet again in seeing faith and knowledge being built, not only for myself but for my husband and son. We have experienced God work miracles in our life this last year. Financially, supernaturally, and deep in our hearts. He is changing us for the better!
We've experienced a great holiday filled with memories, and challenges. (giggle) Camping on an island (i hate camping period), having our tent torn to peaces in a wind storm, and last but not least...losing the motor for our boat in 50 feet of water making it hard to trek back nine miles to main land. Thankfully we all got home safely and laugh about it now.
We've had a much more relaxing winter. My son Jadden is still playing hockey but my husband took off this winter from coaching which has freed up two evenings out of each week. Very thankful for that! Jadden joined a discipleship group this winter, learning the in depth works of Christ, and Sheldon has joined in on the fun and he's become one of the mentors.
I'll try harder to keep you updated in the future. Gotta get to other things.
God Bless!