Wednesday, February 29, 2012

That Little Voice Inside of You

I had a different post planned for today, but Princess trumped it with this story:

This morning on the way to school, Princess was talking to me about whether or not she should be in her school talent show.  She really wants to sing, but she isn't sure if she should or not or if the song she has picked (from the movie "Tangled") is going to be considered "baby."  She gets her indecisiveness from my mother and it is painful for both of them to make decisions.  We have had this same conversation for the last 5 days and she has until Friday when the permission slip must be turned in.  So we are in the car on the way to school and Princess says, "Mommy, I think I want to sing in the talent show.  There's this little voice inside of me that keeps telling me I need to do it."
Me: Oh?
Princess: Yes, this voice in me wants me to sing and to praise God no matter what anyone else says because people need to know about God.
Me: That's called the Holy Spirit
Princess: Well it's just something that I feel called to do.  God doesn't talk in my head like I can't hear him or anything but I know in my heart that I am just supposed to sing.  God is calling me to sing and I just want to sing for Him and to sing about Him so that other people can know about Him. (Yes, she really talks in run-on sentences like that)
Me:  That's great darlin'.  So your gonna sing in the talent show?
Princess: I don't know.  I know I should obey what God wants me to do and I feel called to sing for Him and not worry about what everyone thinks about it because I have to make Him happy, you know?

So many times the Holy Spirit tells me what He wants me to do but I let my fears get in the way.  It amazes me that at 7 years old, Princess is starting that discernment process and trying to sift through what she feels is God's calling on her life.  I am so glad that God is using my kids to teach me more about Him every day.   

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wow!  It has been quite a while since my last post.  I don't know where the time has gone.  We have been so busy since Christmas and it has been hard for me to get back in the groove of blogging.  Here I am 2 months later, finally getting down to it.  One of my resolutions for this year is to spend less time on my computer and more time with my kiddos.  They are growing up so quickly and I want to savor every moment I have to spend with these little people.

What have we been up to?

We rode elephants and zebras in Tampa at the zoo.

We have been to Atlanta to the aquarium for an amazing mini-vacay. (More about that in another post!)

We have not been home many weekends this year so far.  We have been to Georgia and back several times as well as Tampa twice (I had meetings) and have been pretty booked up. 

However, I am looking forward to getting back to it soon.  I have missed all of you in blog land.  I haven't written and I haven't read either, but I am back.  Thanks for hanging in there and for still reading!