Thank you.

If you can pass my grammar errors and typos , then , you could enjoy my blog. I am not very good at writing, yet I write from my heart. You will know a little bit of me and the things that I treasure most in my life.
Thank you so much for visiting and for your grace and patience with me.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Prov. 16:6

"Through truth and mercy sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord, a man avoids evil." Prov. 16:6

When I was a teenager, I did not get into too much trouble, I was a "good girl", not so much for the desire to want to please God and wanting to live a holy life for Him, but for the fear of the consequences I would get when I get home and my parents would found out. That fear, stopped me from doing many things.

Now a mom of 2 boys more mature than I was then, older spiritually, and hopefully wiser, I am stopped from sinning because I do want to live a holy life, I do want to please Him. But also I am still moved by that fear, fear not to be caught by my parents or my husband but by God. The fear that I do not want to offend my Father, the fear that I do not want to experience God's anger but His mercy.

When I am disciplining my kids, I need every day to discipline them in a way that is pleasing to Him, in a way that He demands from me. So that I will not be a stumbling block for them or my husband. But that I will follow the model given by Him for me.

"Through truth and mercy, sin is atoned for"..I need to have mercy , the same way God had mercy on me. So how do I correct sin?. By speaking truth and showing mercy!. By being patient, repeating a lesson many times, showing compassion when they struggle, and speaking truth to their lives. Reminding them how to walk in God's way and how to persevere. The fear of the Lord will be given to them so that they will avoid evil.

In my life, reading God's word faithfully, showing mercy and speaking truth, must be a priority, or a second priority but first always!. My so treasured sins, the ones I am so used to living with and those that a fear so much to let go, instead of fearing God alone and believe Him and His goodness and mercy than my own comfort. Fear the Lord and I will avoid evil. Fear Him only, the One who is slow to anger but great in mercies.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall is here!


I love the sound of the geese leaving .....where I would like to follow;

I love that special smell in the air telling you is time to eat pumpkin pie you can hibernate comfortably. Apple picking time, making apple sauce, apple pie fillings, ...

I love the beautiful colors on the trees and I love when I see them shedding their leaves. That sounds when I step in my backyard ......which reminds me that I need to rake before the snow starts falling.

All that fall brings with it, all the emotions that the seasons share, the work that it brings, all the exciting activities to look ahead, and that after being caught in the every day routine and the duties of life, I have to stop to be amazed every year at the wonderful world that God created.
"You are worthy O Lord to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things and by Your will they exist and were created!".

Monday, September 28, 2009

My dear nephew drew this!!!

I am so proud of my dear nephew "N" who drew this so inspiring drawing!.

A nice weekend with friends!

This is my dear friend S and her beautiful family. We had a visit yesterday with them after church and I'm always thankful for the time we spend together.. I come back with new challenges and encouraged of all that I learn from her. I love being with godly woman that teach without preaching, but by the way they live their lives. Thank you S!, It was a blessing being with you.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Turkish tiles

More on Turkey... the boys had to make a tile, but how we did it? we used paint that you can make stickers for the window.. (that by the way we had for a long time!!), they did a very nice work and we decorated our kitchen window with it. I'm liking Turkey more than I thought!, soon we'll try some of their food, like "Turkish delight", "Noah's pudding", and other yummy things, I'll keep you posted!

kilim Turkey

We are studying Turkey and the boys made this "Kilim" as a project. It is a Turkisk carpet and it was an incredible fun job to do, plus the benefits of patience training... I love homeschooling!

I'm not alone!

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

"To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 1That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

His grace is sufficient!!, His power is made great in my weakness!, I will boast gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ's power may rest on me... so there it is.. yes I am weak, I need Him.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Prov. 3, 19

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's eyes. Prov. 3:3-4

Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. Prov. 19:14

Oh how I wish to have that quiet and gentle spirit!, How I need to have the gift of being prudent with my words and my attitudes. What a blessing to have those gifts!. I am the model my boys are learning of what it is to be a godly wife and mother. What an incredible responsibility I have before me. When they grow up and someone say: you remind me of your mother!, will that be a compliment?, when they grow up, will they remember their mother worrying about what to wear in the morning, or their mother praying on her knees?. Will they understand obedience and submission from me the way I obey and submit to my husband?.

I need Him, Oh I need Him, every hour I need Him, Oh bless me Lord my Saviour, I come to You.

Monday, September 14, 2009

proud, proud, proud!

The pride of being granparents...

caught the fish!

My son S, caught this fish in Ixtapa and he got to eat it!! he was very proud and happy to try for the first time this delicatessen. It was fried in garlic and everyone tasted a VERY small portion of it... He ate it with a great big smile on his face!

To my sons

May they have the faith of Abraham,
May they have the boldness of Paul,
May they have a heart like David, always seeking God.
May they have the wisdom of Salomon,
May they have the patience of Job,
May they be a leader like Joshua, always full of hope.
May they have the courage of Daniel,
May they have the love of John,
May they know Your voice like Samuel and always obey God .

Father God, bless my sons, May they grow to be men of God.

(from a song I learned when I was expecting my first son M.)

We once were slaves!

I love how the Lord teaches us things.. after reading for many years something in His word it does not make an impact as one day without anything different in it, you read it and changes your view on many things!
The Israelites, were reminded constantly that at one time in their lives, they were slaves, and how God rescued them. They had to think of that often and not forget it. Nor their children or grandchildren, even though they were born free.
Kids that are born in a Christian home (like me in a way since I was saved very young in my life, or my kids for instance) were born with the blessing of loving the Lord since a young age, not experience many sins of the youth and lived our life very differently than our parents did. But we are to be reminded often and remind our children that it was not like that always. That our parents were not saved once, that they were slaves and that God in His mercy rescued them. That they were slaves and that is our history, therefore, WE were slaves. That we need to remember every day, how relatives before us, lived once and were rescued, and the blessings of being born in a family that teaches God's word freely and fully. That it is a great privilege to be part of this and that anything else outside this blessing of protection over our families is nothing but a great honor!.
We are to remind or kids and be reminded of the past, not because of the condemnation that brings, but because of the blessing that represents. We need to speak often of that past that we were delivered from and how our lives could have been if it wasn't for God's grace.
What a blessing it is to be adopted in God's family, to have that undeserved grace and just like the Israelites we often forget our past and desire what slaves have instead of enjoying the freedom that we have. May we never forget what we have been rescued from.

Friday, September 11, 2009


We went to Mexico for almost a month, we did lots of things and visited many places. Ixtapa was one of them. We visited "The City of the Children", "Six Flags", the kids made a movie with their cousins (which by the way are very good!), ate many different things, and came back with lots and lots of new memories and with so much gratitude to the Lord for having such a wonderful family.
Here are some pictures.
All of us:

swimming with their cousins and the ocean..

Grandma was lots of fun in the water! And as for the boys... I guess they are too big for the ride..

Best friends! great memories...

enjoying the pool...while the kids are fishing with grandpa..

what a great vacation!