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Monday Mornings

on August 29, 2011

We all have them. Those days where the unexpected can bring about some challenges in your day that you weren't planning on. Of course, mine happened this morning. I didn't really know what I was going to blog about today, so at least it gave me something to talk about. Mondays are very long for my boys and we had some extra things to add into the day. Price is running for 5th grade President at school. Today is the first day of campaigning, so he wanted to get there early to put up his poster and hand out some magnets for his friends lockers. etc. I meant to take a picture of his poster to show you, but forgot. However, here is a pic of the pencils we made this weekend for him to handout.

Of course his Slogan is "The PRICE is Right" for 5th Grade President. Anyway, he's all excited and actually took a quick shower this morning instead of the usual 15 min. They both had brought home all of their football gear home to be washed this weekend, so their bags are full to take all of it back to school. Had to make sure they had a snack today. yada yada.

So we load up the car and turn the key. NOTHIN! Battery is dead. So, I put it in neutral and Spence pushes it out of the garage. Stu has a rent car right now because his car was in the shop. Neither of us are mechanically minded and we've never seen a battery like the one in this car. We tried jumping it, but nothing happened. Stu is unfortunately heading to Spring Hill today for his clinic and it's not good to leave the patients waiting so he's going to have to get going. Thankfully, my neighbors Dan and Patti are super sweet. He was about to leave for work and has an extra car. So, he let us drive one of his. Of course, all of this takes at least 15 minutes which means we are stuck in the heavier traffic and will be a few minutes late to school.

Stop right there........ These are the moments when you can either get completely frustrated and snippy (which sometimes happens) or you can show your kids that everything is still okay and that it's not the end of the world. Today in God's Grace, I chose the latter. (I wish I could say, that I always did that, but I can't) So, we unload my car and load up in Dan's. We grabbed our "Jesus Calling" kids version from the car and headed down the road. My goal is for us to sit at the table in the morning and read our Jesus Calling together, but some mornings when we are rushing out the door, we will take it in the car and Price is our designated reader. So, as we are driving I asked Price to pull it out. I think we might need to see what was written for today. Well, today's devotional was based on Proverbs 16:3 "Depend on the Lord in whatever you do. Then your plans will succeed." Part of the thoughts she wrote said this....

"Put aside all the things you have to do and refuse to worry about what time it is. " (haha God's so funny with his timing) " Don't even look at the clock. By waiting with Me before you start your day, you are saying that you trust Me to be in complete control. "

Anyway, it was a good time for us to all put that into practice. God is in control. Today and every day. He does not change and He is always faithful. Maybe your day started out crazy. If so, I hope this encouraged you as it did me. My schedule is now a little off for the rest of the morning. I did come back and jump my car with Dan's car and low and behold it started. Yay for me!!! I took it to the mechanic and they said that my battery and alternator tested fine. Hmmmmm. They think maybe it was my phone charger that drained the battery. I don't usually have it plugged in. I hope they are right. We've got two POG meetings today and I've got about an hours worth of singing in the studio to get done. I may have to skip working out today. oh darn:)

I do quickly want to show you a few pics from Price's first football game this weekend. I know you are probably sick of the football pics, so this will be the last one. However, I had to get one with him in his uniform. So cute. After he walked off the field from playing a little bit, I could see his shoulders standing a little taller and he had this small strut that I've never seen before. Funny how football can boost their "manhood".

This is after they had their first win and are coming off the field.

Spence and I had the chance to go see the "Bordeaux Eagles" play as well on Saturday. They played awesome! I talked about the Eagles over the summer, but their coaches are doing an amazing job. I was also blown away that one of their teachers came to the game to check in with the coaches on how the boys are doing in school, etc. VERY IMPRESSIVE! Thank you all of you teachers out there who really CARE about the lives of their students. Here's a picture of Spence and his best friend George with "Lil Nice" and "Too Short". I LOVE how everyone on their team has nicknames. Makes me laugh.

Well, I suppose I better get in the shower since I haven't done that. I hope you have a blessed day. Take some time to think about what God has done for you. It will make you smile.



Wow, I too forget that HE is in charge! Wish I too remembered that when I turned the corner the other day out of the service drive and all lights in my car dimmed and went out. No signals, no air, no lights, nothing......... I think my saliva glands dropped to my feet. Got off the road, took out my cell phone, dialed my husband and got no answer. Then I looked at my cell and saw one bar left on the battery. Well, by the Grace of God, I got to the dealership was given a rental and off I went. Like you, looking at the diagnostics under the hood does me no good. Now, talk to my engineer husband and he knows all, but of course, it never happens to him. That day, I asked God to just get me to the dealership safe and sound. He did not fail me then nor now. If only we remembered that when things go wrong.........Iris

Thank you so much! I needed this. You are right. God is in control and, yes, He has the best timing! :) I often feel that God has a sense of humor, and most of the time I just have to stop and laugh with Him.
I usually struggle with the clock. I am a mother of 4 boys. Their ages are 9, 7, 6 & 3! There's always something to do at a certain time. Please pray for me.
Thank you,

i love the price is right- such a cute slogan. Best of all I love how POG members are mothers who struggle with everyday things, not stars who seam to have no worries.

I'm not sure what year, I believe either '97 or '98 there was an album cover of you sitting on a train, if I remember, what album is that


My daugther, Jessica teaches 3 or 4 of the Eagles.....we went out to Crockett Park last Thursday night to watch them scrimmage the Steve and his wife....great people


Hey Rolund! I heard they put a major kill on the Blaze. So proud of them though. They face a lot of odds. Anyway, I loved hearing that Jessica was involved with them. Small world and so sweet. Hope ya'll are well. Tell Sarah Hi!


What a coincidence! Yesterday, when we were leaving to the morning service at our church, our car didn't worked! Probably the battery! So, since it was sunday, and no one works on sunday at our city, we had to stay home! But God has plans in everything he does! Thank God He is always taking care of us!

Thanks for sharing this, Denise!
Have a great and blessed week!
From Brazil, Karen

ps: about the football pics... please, keep sharing! I love them! :D