Exciting news. All three of my girls will be in coordinating dresses for Pascha! Now...this may not seem impressive to you but you have to keep in mind my girls are in adult, junior and children's sizes. Finding dresses period is complicated but they all coordinate!!! This goes a long way towards combating the "they are growing up too fast" depression.LOL So we are going to do professional portraits and send out Pascha cards lets face it, this is a much more card worthy occasion than Christmas anyway). I think we should all send out cards...we could be on the front end of a new trend. :D
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I would LOVE to send cards!!!! I LOVE MAIL (Snail mail)
I think this Easter/Passover is going to be hard....baby is due anyday. Praying baby waits as long as possible.
Lilyka- When is Pascha? Is it a different date then "easter"? Passover starts 4/5 and then Easter is 4/7. I'm just feeling over whelmed at the moment.
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yeah yeah!!! PM me your address and I will send you a card. :D
Pascha is figured differently that Easter. I forget the formula. It is never before Easter. Occasionally it lines up (the last two years I think). This year we are one week later. One year there was a four week split. Awesomeness. Shopping for Easter basket stuff and dresses on clearance without any rush. LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter This link explains the whole date thing....or confuses the issue more. either way.
I have sort of been MIA. I have been lurking here and there, but not really ready to post.
We have been going through some changes. Seems our youth pastor is leaving and the senior pastor has sort of tapped DH to fill a suporting role in the meantime, while they look for another youth pastor. Our youth pastor is fabulous and we are glad he is leaving to spread the word elsewhere, but he will be missed. On the otherhand, perhaps his leaving will open some doors for us to get a new service under way. He has been leading the group, but it seems we have hit a wall , and perhaps his leaving will help move things along - I dont know. And, we have been considering adoption. Well, not really considering because we already know it is what we would like to do, but considering our options. There are so many things to consider and it is very overwhelming. We have three littles already, but we just dont feel our family is complete. I guess our main issue is when to begin the process and who to begin it with.
It is almost Easter. I got sidetracked for a bit, it happens every so often with me, but I am so happy to say out loud (well, in print) that I do believe in Jesus Christ, he died for our sins, and was BODILY resurrected. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life - especially those I take for granted.
I know a woman who uses the Ryrie and likes it. For me I don't like study bibles.
I just ordered The Evidence Bible, I won't get it in until tomorrow but I have been in the market for a new study Bible for awhile now and it has good reviews.
Nazsmum- It is hard, but I am trying to look at it from a positive standpoint and see that we can create our own traditions now. Easter is one of two days out of the year that Dh will go to church so I am just focusing on praying that the pastor says something to get through to him during the service.
Okay, new prayer request. DH fora long time has been considering going to Seminary. Way back when we met in college this was something he felt called to do. Now, fast forward to now and I know the pull has been getting stronger, but he told me last night that he really is feeling like this is something he needs to do. He has checked into classes, tuition, etc. I support his decision, but I am torn because wehave a young family. The drive to school would be extremely long in addition to the school work. We have friends in grad school, going for PhD, etc, and the dads really miss a lot of family things to be at school or studying. I realize that I am being selfish, but I want my kids to have their daddy around for special events, AND when they go to bed and wake up in the morning. I do not see how that will be possible with him attending school so far away. I need clarity. And, the financial aspect alone is overwhelming and not even the most important factor.
I know how hard it is NOT to have DH/father around. My husband leaves @ 5:30am and not home till around 7-8pm. It is very hard at times.
If the Lord is calling him to go then He will work it out. I will pray that your husband will clear direction.
I will be praying for you and your family, as well as that the Lord gives you some peace of mind and clarity that He will work out all the little details as long as y'all follow his will.
So I have some good news, we should have official orders tomorrow and that means we can go to transportation and officially schedule the movers! We would have gotten them today but the officer that did Dh's levy briefing forgot to tell him that I have to do a counter terrorism class online before we can get orders. Why I have to take the class I have no idea but I will do it tonight when Dh gets home.
Thanks for the prayers, Ladies. It is working. I am feeling a bit more calm as I am constantly praying that we follow His will.
Congrats on the orders. And the movers. A relief I am sure.
Jimble - good luck with the job.
Nazmum - how ya doing? baby staying out for now? Not too much longer. Hang in there.
Okay - FYI - this is me being selfish but I need a safe place to share my feelings - I will support DH in whatever God calls us to do. We talked last night and we are on the same page that we both have to be called to this because it would mean a whole lot of different things to out family. However, as I said before, my biggest concern is DH's potential lack of time with the kids. But, what about adopting this little one that is in our future? I am praying that we do what we are supposed to do and that just because I want it doesnt make me think God wants it for us, but we want more kids and adoption is where our hearts lie. How can we consider all that goes with adoption AND a career change and new path for life? It seems like it is all about my wants so I am trying to be humble, and listen, but I think it is going to take more time...
Baby is still "in" Maybe 4/1 maybe.
Praying for all requests.
4/1 as in TOMORROW???? OMGoodness! How exciting! I think you mentioned that you wanted to wait until after Easter, so my fingers are crossed for you. Sending lots of love your way.
NO NO please I need the baby to come NOW!!!!
No baby just lots of fail starts....I am SO mad at my husband....just need to vent.
e&tsmom- Is husband looking to go to school to be a pastor? How do you feel about being a pastor's wife? I wanted to go into missions. BUT married a man that would NEVER. Still would go.
jimblejamble- did you get the interview? Hope the job!
John16n33- How are things going with you?
Lilya- Hope you are well. I was thinking about you at church this week. I was thinking about what you would say about the sunday school class. I know that you and I would be thinking the same thing. (NOT GOOD)
Nazsmum- Praying baby makes it's appearance soon!
AFM- Things are going pretty good, the movers are scheduled to come on the 10th and 11th and we are scheduled to leave on the 15th. We are lucky to have made a couple really good friends here who offered to let us stay with them for a few days before we leave. I used to watch their son in my daycare so it will be nice to get to spend some time with him before we go. Now I just have to decide exactly what we are taking with us and if I want to do the deep cleaning myself or pay the 170.00 to have housing do it for us. Decisions, decisions lol.