Monday, March 29, 2010

13 Weeks

This week I have still been some nauseous, but starting to get better, praise the Lord! I've still been looking through lots of baby things on-line to compare prices and see what I would like. Since we are waiting to find out if we're having a boy or girl at birth, I need to plan a 'neutral' theme nursery. It is a bit of a challenge, but I think it will be worth it in the end. The nice things about having a neutral nursery is that if the next child we have is a different gender, it won't matter and I won't have to purchase new things! I've also been making some homemade things for the baby as I thought it would be more special. I've been doing some watercolour paintings of teddy bears to have framed and they match some teddy bear figurines I've been purchasing too! I think they will look so cute! I'm also wanting to paint some pictures with children's songs and nursery rhymes to hang in the nursery too. I'm loving making all these little things for my little one!

This week baby has fingerprints and their veins and organs are clearly visible through their still thin skin. Baby is about 3 inches long and weighs nearly 1oz. Their body is starting to get bigger so the head is not as big in proportion as is used to be. So amazing how all this is happening and all in the right order, at the right time. What an amazing Designer God we have!

This week I also had the opportunity to go to the True Woman '10 conference started by Nancy Leigh DeMoss who has had a minstry to women for many years called "Revive Our Hearts". The conference was amazing and I was challenged to study God's Word more and more and to be encouraged that God's plan for my life is to be a godly wife and mother before anything else. We heard the scriptures preached and challenged to be godly women and to treat our husbands with respect and love while training children in the Word of God. I truly do want to follow what God's plan is for my life and not let the secular culture define my womanhood. After all, didn't the Designer of women have a purpose and plan for our lives and shouldn't we be more concerned with what He plan is for us? A friend of mine from church attended the conference with me and we are challenged to start a woman's Bible study for our church ladies that defines true womanhood from the scripture's perspective. What a challenge and opportunity to stand for Truth in a world gone wild with relativism. I also got to sing along with Keith and Kristin Getty from Northern Ireland!! WOW! They led the music for our conference and we sang many of their modern hymns as well as some older hymns!! I turned to my friend, Michelle, and said "I'm singing with the Getty's, LIVE, and I'm hearing and seeing Nancy Leigh DeMoss in person...YAY!" These are the true hero's of the faith and it meant more to me to see them than any Hollywood 'star'. These are the men and women we should be encouraging our children to listen to, and emulate, not the world! What a blessed time of praise to our Lord!

Getting exciting about the upcoming Easter time and services. Our church is praying for ways to reach out into our neighborhoods and community with the gospel message. What a wonderful time to remember the huge sacrifice our Lord made on the cross for our sins! I don't want to EVER take that for granted or not be moved by the great love shown to me by my Lord and Saviour!

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