Pregnancy update


Hey guys. Thanks for reading my blog.

Tomorrow I’ll be going into my 25th week of this pregnancy.   It’s been full of highs and lows.  Recently I went to the doctor and she told me I was gaining too much weight. 27 pounds so far. I get it, I totally do. I love  strawberry Fanta or Sunkist, OJ, ice-cream, sugary cereals, Hershey bars, peanut m&ms, etc. Since finding out I was pregnant I have “treated” myself… A lot! Most of you know I’ve been battling my weight for 5 years. I guess I kinda went crazy when those two pink lines appeared. My doctor told me I could only drink water from now on. (sad face) I understand why.  I guess my binge eating days are over.  Laying off all the sugary drinks will drastically help my weight gain. Other than that baby Cali is doing great.  She’s definitely a ninja.  Some nights I wake up at 3am and she is wide awake kicking and moving. I love that feeling.

My other kiddos are so excited. Funny conversation in the car the other day…

Brayden mentioned the baby living in water and he said, “she’s floating in there with her head above the water.” I turned to him and said, “No. The baby is actually in a pouch that is full of liquid. She doesn’t breath air like we do yet.” Ariel said, “She’s a super baby!” Brayden says, “Does she have gills?”

I laughed so hard. This has been so much fun. Everyday Ariel ask if the baby is awake. She’s is going to be such a good second mother. I can’t wait for her to arrive. We are definitely counting down the days.

I love being at home. I’m blessed with a great husband. I love being there for him at any moment. My kids definitely need someone here to set them straight every moment of every day. Some think I’m crazy but the two years I worked I noticed how my kids have changed…for the worse. I have basically had to retrain them. The beginning of summer was hard. It’s getting better. They both are growing up so fast. I’m glad I get to see every moment.

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-Lisa

Pride, humility and marriage


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If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.

 

I love the old saying,

“Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?”

Everyday I sit and listen to conversations around me. Some are funny. Some are sad. Some are very disrespectful.

Never put your spouse down in anyway when he/she is not around.

Never talk about your problems to anyone who is not a Godly person. If you find a Godly person, make sure that they will give you a biblical answer. (If you ever find yourself in a situation where someone who is talking to you, is talking negatively about their spouse, be bold enough to explain that this is not respectful to their other half.)

Most importantly PRAY about the situation first and be willing to change.

Matthew 21:22 –And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Matthew 7:7,11 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, …

Matthew 18:19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching …

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, …

Luke 11:8-10 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend…

John 14:13 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father …

John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what …

John 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, …

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that …

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, …

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

Most of the time, if there is a problem in the relationship, YOU had some sort of dealings in it too. It’s not always the other person. Pride is the biggest killer of relationships.

Toward the end of our three month separation there was a time where I could of hung on to my pride and not taken Shane back or vice versa. During this time he told me flat to my face that he didn’t love me anymore. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting on the Fire truck because I had gone up there to try to talk to him. The eyes I was looking into at that point was not the same eyes of the man I married. Heck, the eyes he looked at for a year, were not the eyes he married. If I remember correctly I told him the exact same thing months before. We were both broken, tired, and worn out. We just wanted to be happy. We had some good influences and some bad. Thank God that pride didn’t rear his ugly head and win the battle we was in.

Proverbs 18:12
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Be willing to fight for your marriage and never stop fighting for it. August 11, 2015 will be 5 years and we still have to fight for our marriage. The devil is still trying to tear us apart every chance he gets. Never let anyone come between you and your spouse. Never let any situation be bigger than your love for each other.

If you learn only one thing from this blog today, please make it be this….

There was a time when you loved your spouse more than life itself. The way they made you laugh, the kiss on the forehead, the booty smack every time you walk by (inside joke)…Remember those things and tell Satan to get under your feet! Pray for yourself, pray for your spouse and allow a heart transplant to take place. When that happens God can now fit you together spiritually and you both can become one. That, my friends, will be the BEST relationship ever!

Blessings,

Lisa

I do declare!!


dec·la·ra·tion noun \ˌde-klə-ˈrā-shən\
: the act of making an official statement about something : the act of declaring something

: something that is stated or made known in an official or public way

: a document that contains an official statement : a document that makes a declaration

In the Kingdom of God we are to declare the works of The Lord. We are to speak whatever we need into existence. Just think how powerful that is. Declaring something that everyone around you thinks is impossible.

Showing those signs and miracles for the unbelievers to see in hope that they too begin to believe and seek the Kingdom of God.

(1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.)

(Psalms 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.)

What are you declaring? The kingdom of God or the kingdom of satan?

Matthew 12:37
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 10:19
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.

Proverbs 12:13
Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.

Proverbs 13:2
From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.

Proverbs 13:3
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

Proverbs 21:23
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

Hosea 10:13
But you have planted wickedness, you have reaped evil, you have eaten the fruit of deception. Because you have depended on your own strength and on your many warriors,

Our testimony


We were young.
We were in a “sort of love.” We thought it was true love. It wasn’t.
We got married.
We had babies.
That love stayed the same.
Through out the years we didn’t really know how to love each other.
That little bit of love we had, we began to lose it.
I needed a husband.
He didn’t know how to be one.
He needed a wife.
I didn’t have a clue.
Satan was the head of the household for many years.
Rebellion set in.
I began to drift away.
Hope was lost.
Trust was lost.
I was home but mentally gone.
All the broken promises.
Broken hope.
Broken…just broken.
I went farther and farther away.
He slowly tried to fight for it.
I was too far gone.
Satan blinded the heartache with sin.
Then, he had enough.
He left and the papers were signed.
My world was shattered.
I screamed.
I cried myself to sleep.
He told me he didn’t love me anymore.
I tried to fight for it.
He was gone.
It was too late.
Hatred rose up.
Resentment set in.
Two months of chaos.
But, God was working in that storm.
I didn’t see it.
I slowly began to let go.
The peace was setting in.
I had the papers.
I signed then.
I was almost divorced.
My phone rings. It was him.
He wants to talk.
He said something inside him has changed.
I cry.
God has changed us.
Three months of hell is over.
We have allowed God to be in control.
Now we are made for each other.
He changed us.
After 8 years of marriage we are finally loving with the Fathers love.
True love.
Compassionate.
Wanting good for each other.
Learning how to be a husband and wife.
Praying for each other.
Communicating.
Happy to the fullest extent.
Now, here we are in our 12th year of marriage.
Knowing the Fathers love.
Certain of our purpose in this marriage.
We have changed for His glory.
Remembering the past but Rejoicing in the present.
This isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning.
Abiding in his love, forever.

Lisa Wood

Happy Anniversary, Shane. I loved you then, I love you more today and I’ll love you even more in the next 12 years.