Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Devil thought he got me!!


We had a wonderful weekend. I kind of just forgot about it all (you know, bills and what I have to accomplish this week) and I was pretty much lazy!!

We had a baseball game Friday night. Our two youngest stayed with their Grandma. We like to do this every now and then so our 2 oldest boys can get time with us (without the neediness of our younger ones). We went with our church. It never ceases to amaze me how much fun we have with them on adventures like this! It always reminds me that I don't have to drink alcohol to have fun!! I used to think that way but not since we have found our church (6 years ago)! As you see my husband and 2 oldest really enjoyed themselves as well!

Saturday we had a yard sale. I wish I would've thought to take pictures before and after of the yard sale! We made out pretty well! We live down a dirt road, so my oldest decided to go up to the end of the road and hold up a big yard sale sign. Most of the people that stopped said they stopped only because they saw him. He's a good boy, he stood up there for almost 4 hours and he got to make money for it too!!

Sunday we had church and came home to get ready for my brother in-law and his wife to come visit. In the midst of it, I hit my head really hard on the freezer door. Seriously, almost knocked me out. I have a huge knot on my head and broke the skin. I have been dealing with my head hurting since then. I don't know how long you can have symptoms from a concussion but I believe I am still trying to get rid of it! Even though this happened, I took some ibuprofen and lived with it for the day. My kids enjoyed themselves and I enjoyed watching them play! My husband and his brother built some horseshoe pits in our backyard (we enjoy playing that, I know it's redneck!) So we ended up playing horseshoes all afternoon and playing some cards that night. It was really peaceful and fun!!

Monday, one of my husband's other brothers (he has 5 brothers) came over with his wife and daughter and we enjoyed some simple time with them. We ate burgers and dogs. The kids played together. Of course, they played in the house! I had enough of the sun the day before and my head was killing me! We have not spent time with them in awhile. It was much needed. By the time they left I was ready for bed!

It was a long weekend of keeping busy. BUT, it was a nice kind of busy. Spending it with family and friends. I hope everyone had a fun weekend! I know I did, inspite of my concussion!


This morning I woke up wishing I could go back to the weekend. To forget about it all. As most know (if you read my blog regularly), we struggle with our finances. I am such a horrible procrastinator that I put off going to pay two bills. Well I had to pay those bills TODAY or we would not have any internet, phone or electric!! My plan was to go take care of all of that this morning. Then it happened!! I had to get my husband to come home because our car was overheating. We never ever had a problem with that car! I also had to tell my best friend I could not meet with her today (we meet every Tuesday) because of the car and the bills I had to go pay. I was so mad at myself for procrastinating!! On top of it all, my head still hurts and my stomach has been bothering me all day. (My 3 year old keeps saying he is not feeling well either!) All of this has stopped me in my tracks. I have to get the Devil off my back!!! I wasn't going to write about my weekend until I realized that the Devil didn't want me too. I had to much of a great, peaceful weekend and he hates that! I refuse to let him get to me!! I have been praying all day and it is working! Our bills are taken care of for now. My car didn't overheat on me while out paying bills. I did a devotion this morning and got some cleaning done. Most of all, I am not on the verge of tears anymore! So I thought I would share my weekend and my day today. Such a difference from the beautiful weekend to today. I am so thankful for this past weekend with family and friends! I can't believe I'm about to say this but I am thankful for this morning as well. It made me realize that when you think you aren't vulnerable...you are the most vulnerable! The Devil thought he got me but he didn't!!! My Lord protected me and my family in this mess! God is good, all the time!!

If you didn't get anything from this rambling post, please get this! Don't ever think that you are NOT vulnerable because you are having too much fun, peace, beauty, and more. That is when you are the MOST vulnerable!! Read the word and pray... that is what got the Devil off my back today!!

Many, Many Blessings!


  1. I agree and you are right. ALWAYS stay on your toes! I didn't realize you hurt your head...I hope you are getting better. If not, I wonder if you need to get that checked? I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend and I hope you have a blessed day :)

    I wrote this in the front of my bible so I could remember to "declare" it every morning...I need to work on that but here it is:
    Ephesians 6:13-18
    13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

  2. Thanks Erika! Yeah, I'm sorry how I was acting yesterday morning... it was in the heat of it all and I wasn't very friendly! Please forgive me!

  3. I didn't notice that at all. I knew you were stressing, no biggie.

  4. Have you looked at our lesson this week? I just picked it up to read it and was blown away!!! God is SO amazing!!