Friday, August 28, 2009

My mommy moment!

Today there is so much to be done and so little time. You se eI am giving a party for my oldest tomorrow night.
Here it is 11:40, and I haven't left yet!!! Well, I have had a morning already and about to head out and run some errands. I had to say a few things.
I am so proud to be called "MOM"! God has blessed me with some of the sweetest little girls. Maddison, Hannah Jane, and Mikel Ann are the most important people in my life. I stop to think of how much I love them. How I would lay down my very life for each of them. Remember what your father did for you?
Today I am blessed by each of them. I choose at this moment to continue living as if today were the last. Making memories and spending time with them.

**So today- Go out, Make the memories- Love the ones you got and hold on to life with all you have!!**

Our Promise!!!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those
who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
-- Romans 8:28

Bad stuff happens in life. Satan has a part to play in the bad
stuff. Our own sins and their consequences also play a part. The
rebellion against God and the spiritual weakness in those we love
bring hurtful things into our life. Sometimes, God even disciplines
us to awaken us out of lethargy or to correct some sinful problem
in our lives. Yet in all these things, we have an incredible
promise: If we love God and are seeking to honor his call in our
lives, our Father in heaven will work out all of the things going
on in our life for our good.

Isn't it awesome to know that God is still in control in this very out of control world. I sit here in awe just thinking of my very own situations. And even then HE has it all under control. WOW! I see no control in all of the chaos spinning in my head but I have to remember if I love HIM, HE will keep it all together. He said that He would work ALL things out, GOOD & BAD to the good for those who love HIM.
**Lord teach me to stay focused on the prize- of one day seeing you face to face. **

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I will Rise

I came across a song that really has spoken to my heart. I have heard it a million times but today it just means a little more than the last time I heard it!

Verse 1:
There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say, It is well

Jesus has overcome
and the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise
When He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise, on eagle's wings
Before my God
fall on my knees,
and rise...
I will rise

Verse 2:
There's a day that's drawing near
when this darkness breaks to light
and the shadows disappear
and my faith shall be my eyes

Jesus has overcome
and the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

Chorus 2X:
And I will rise
when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise, on eagle's wings
Before my God
fall on my knees,
and rise...
I will rise

And I hear the voice of many angels sing
Worthy is the Lamb!
And I hear the cry of every longing heart
Worthy is the Lamb!

And I hear the voice of many angels sing
Worthy is the Lamb!
And I hear the cry of every longing heart
(background: “Worthy is the Lamb!
You are worthy! You are worthy!
Worthy is the Lamb!

[Brief instrumental interlude]

Final Chorus:
I will rise
when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise, on eagle's wings
Before my God
fall on my knees,
and rise...
I will rise....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

His Spirit

This morning as I sat in my quiet place I needed to know God was listening. Have you ever reached a point in your life where you really wondered if God was on vacation. Well REALLY- I am there. I have to wonder if anyone else ever feels like this.
So before it was time to wake the girls up I said God Please show me you are there. It is amazing that in our weakest moments HE IS THERE. And He wants to show us. I find comfort in my Heavenly Father.....
I opened my bible to Romans & here was the scripture I read.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not
know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes
for us with groans that words cannot express.
-- Romans 8:26

Isn't it amazing that even when I can't find words or maybe my heart is so heavy from life's daily issues and I cant pray or don't have the "right" words to pray God still hears my heart. Not because I am so great, because I am nothing! But because when I was created God knew I needed His Spirit. There are those time when I cannot see and I cannot capture my feelings or verbalize what I want to say. God sees my heart, He knows each time it breaks, and HE hears every cry. His holy Spirit in me allows His Grace and Power to work through me! AWESOME HUH!

So today I think I would encourage you to believe and go with the fact HE HEARS YOU EVEN when you can't speak. His Holy Spirit is so AWESOME! If you are going through a tough time, Allow His Holy Spirit to reach in and give youa boost today. It is well worth it and you wont be sorry.

Be Blessed~~

Monday, August 24, 2009

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to
fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry,
"Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that
we are God's children.
-- Romans 8:15-16


Ab-ba. Listen to a baby and you will hear these basic early
sounds. Incredibly, Jesus showed us, and the Spirit enables us, to
speak to God with these syllables of familiarity, trust,
vulnerability, dependency, and intimacy. The Spirit is our
guarantee that we don't have to be afraid of God, but that we can
approach him as our loving and tender Father who always listens to
our hearts and seeks to bless our lives.


Abba Father, you are glorious and majestic. Your deeds are
awesome. Your power, O LORD, is unfathomable. Your grace, Almighty
God, is wonderful. Thank you, Holy and Righteous Father, for
allowing me to approach you as my always near and ever present
Abba. Please make your nearness clear in my life today, and every
day that follows. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mills Oliver Beasley

Erik and Amy he is adorable. I am so glad I got to visit. I am praying for you all daily. I think he is wonderful. Can't wait till next time to get my hands on him.
Mills Auntie Kerri loves you bunches.
Amy you look awesome as usual....

Thanks for letting me share some time with you guys and the lemon ice box pie was awesome!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Daughter and I- on dating!

Okay so lastnight my best friends daughter had a pool party. Boys girls you know the entire sha-bang. I was there with my girls. Here is the conversation that took place with Maddison and I after we got home.

Maddison: Mom I had a good time tonight
Mom: Good, it was fun. I enjoyed myself.
Maddison: Mom how old do I have to be to date?
Mom: 16
Maddison: MOM! I will be a junior in high school I cant wait that long.
Mom: Well I am sorry but you asked. Why are we having this conversation you are only 10. and in the 6th grade.
Maddison: Mom I am in middle school and everyone has a boyfriend.
Mom: But you say boys are yuck.
Maddison: Well Mom I am looking at life a different way now. Tonight ______ was looking HOT! (okay yes I am about to die as her mother)
Mom: HOT! You mean like meat in a oven?
Maddison: Mom come on this aint the 60s like when you were young. ( I am thinking at this point I beg your pardon. I was born in 77)
Mom: Well it is bed time and we aren't dating tonight so lets say our prayers and go to bed.
Maddison: Lord please help my mom see I am mature. _______ was looking hot tonight. You created him that way. Lord did you create him for me? Jesus I don't ever want to put anyone before you but I would like a boyfriend here on earth. God do you think you could tell my mom that for me........

As A Mother I was laughing crying and hopeing I had a "RIGHT" Answer.... Maybe I should be the one praying.... I couldn't actually believe what I had heard..... BUT I was grateful she would talk to me like she did, AND TOTALLY excited she would talk to Jesus about it!!!

What a journey this thing we call life.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Stankie Leg Dance? Say What?

Today was Darian Elizabeths Birthday. What a day!
She is a very special young lady. She is the daughter of my best friend. (pictures to follow)

Well tonight she had a pool party. I went and took the girls. Anyone who knows me and Alicia knows we love to have a good time. We call each other our by polar friends. We keep each other out of the muck!!! So as the music played, the kids swam, the mommas laughed and had a good time. A song came on and Alicia and I started to dance. Someone said that is the Stankie Leg Dance. We both looked like huh, you see we are way to old to really know what that means. So it was interesting when her 7 year old says see this is it!!!
IT WAS SO FUNNY! We had no clue!!!

All I have to say is thanks. The Taylor Women needed a good laugh tonight and boy did we get it.

I love to dance. I didn't feel the greatest tonight but it was fun to be out. Tomorrow night I have a reception/party I will be attending. I am sad Brian wont be with me, I am hoping I will feel like a little dancing, smiling and fun!! Have a great weekend everyone.

Father as this day closes, keep my family in your hands- safe and secure!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

He Loves ME!

We love because he first loved us. -- 1 John 4:19

THOUGHT: We love others because God has first loved us. Our HeavenlyFather taught us how to love in Jesus. Our Abba Father has given us security and confidence so we can love more fully. Our Holy andAlmighty God loved us boldly and sacrificially so we could properlyunderstand and define love. We are not the source of love; God is.We are not the great example of love; God is. We tend to be carefuland share our love with only those with whom we want to share it:God's love is expansive and open to all. We love because he firstloved us.

PRAYER: Forgive me, Righteous Father, for the times that I have beencareful and guarded with my love of your children. Please help meto love others as you have loved me. I ask especially for todaythat I might use your love to touch someone who needs it in aspecial way, whether they respond favorably to that love or not. InJesus' name I pray. Amen.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

You are God Alone!

God, today I am so overwhelmed with your love. In a life that seems full of total chaos you reached forth your hand and said, Peace.

In the middle of a storm I had allowed the devil to create, YOU said Peace. And because I allowed you to be LORD of my Life you gave peace to a storm that the enemy had been brewing for sure.

Thank you Lord that you are way bigger than my giant. God I know that you are very interested in me and my life. God I wonder if sometimes I put you in a box and say no this one is not doable.

Please Lord show me that EVERYTHING is doable with you!

In the last two weeks I have had to find you in a place in my heart that I wasn't sure you were still there. Once I released myself to find you, you were there. I quickly realized you didn't go anywhere you just simply wouldn't go against my will. I had to get to the place where I found YOU and YOU alone.

Thank you for opening your arms and loving me. My giant is big, but you are BIGGER! Today I have to ask you to help me be who you created me to be.
Lord help me to remember where your blood flows, there is no room for evil. Lord I ask for your blood to cover my family. Brian, Maddison, Hannah, Mikel Ann and myself. Father go before us each step and keep my mind steadfast on you.
Keep my thought process from wondering and keep me focus on you and the goal you have for me!!!
Lord help me to thrieve on YOUR love, YOUR joy, and YOUR peace and contentment.~~~

When the music fades, and all is stripped away, and I simply come..... Longing just to bring something thats of worth. That will bless your name....I'll bring you more than a song, for a song in it self is not what you have required, you search mush deeper within, to the way things appear your looking into my heart-chours-I am coming back to the heart of worship- It's all about you, It's all about you Jesus, I am sorry Lord for the thing I made it YES it's all about you Jesus.....

***God help me to remember who I am in YOU and ALL that YOU require of me***

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

To my best cousin and very dear friends Amy & Erik!

We love you both tremndously. We are praying
for you even before your new adventure starts.
I cannot imagine two people more
deserving than the two of you.

I cannot believe tomorrow Mills Oliver Beasley
will make his grand entrance.
I am praying that all will go wonderful and
that everyone is happy and safe.....

Amy I love you! Erik you are a wonderful
husband and I know you will be a great dad.

Mills is blessed..... I am sure he already knows it!!!!

Hugs to you all from Roe Roe!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wonderfully blessed by my mother in law!!!!

Okay so in this picture you will see my sister in law Deborah, my mother in law Barbara and some Taylor Man I don't know......HA!

I just want to write a little and tell my mom in law how much I love her... Today we spend a few hours at a speciality doctors office. She hasnt been feeling too well lately. yesterday we spent the afternoon in the ER.... So I have to say I am a little concerned. Barbara goes in Thursday for a surgery procedure. I just want her to know I love her... I have no horror stories about mom in laws and I really am blessed.
Besides being a wonderful mother in law, Barbara is an awesome grandmother! My girls could not ask for more..

Barbara is always there for me and never waivers. Her love and support are wonderful and without her, I surely would not survive.... So here's to you Barbara--- I love you and I am here for you... I am praying God will steadily fix you right up. HUGS!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Count it ALL JOY!

***Today as I sit and ponder the past week.... I thought of this song. It is amazing to me how God is working on our behalf even when we feel the end has come... Lord don't ever let me forget how amazing you really are.***

v.1 You dance over me, when I am unaware.
You sing over me, and I never hear a sound.

chorus: Lord I'm amazed by you, Lord I'm amazed by you.
Lord I'm amazed by you; how you love me.

v.2 You paint the morning sky with miracles in mind
My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand

chorus 2: How deep how wide
How great is Your love for me

It is amazing to me that God ALWAYS knows what we need, when we need it and exactly what moment we need it. Life has thrown a few curves this week. But God knows how to curve them in a different direction. Because HE IS GOD!

Yesterday I spent some time in prayer asking God to show me something. Anything but something. I felt I was loosing the battle over time, emotions, feelings and I was ready to throw in the towel.

I felt in my spirit god would say, "Daughter, remember you are not ruled by our feelings, your fight is not flesh and blood. You have to learn to come back with your feelings and the lies of satan with the word." I told myself "Kerri dont say it, when you say it that is what you get.... I asked myself a question--- If you knew without a doubt GOD had healed you (and your family) totally,(in every area- emotionally, mentally, physically) how would you act??? I smiled at the thought. I knew what I would do--- I would dance, I would sing, I would dance some more and so on..... I would share with anyone who would listen "HOW GREAT IS MY GOD".......

So here we are Monday ....... Trying to realize that while we wait on someone else to tell us our future---- That is nuts.... God has our future all planned out. I am still the person HE made me to be no matter what comes my way.
I was made to worship HIM.. It is my duty, it is my job and it is my privilege...

Okay- here is how God works-

Just when life got really crazy and HE already knew I would need some serious Praying Saints with me.... He sent them... They were not who I thought they would be, All I knew is after spending time together there was a connection!
~~I am so blessed by God to have a friends/family as Grammy & Gramps! Thank you for praying and standing in the gap where I didn't think I could. Thank you for loving and caring enough to make it all a matter of prayer.

God thank you for allowing me to see your hand in the middle of a thorn bush. MAY I COUNT IT ALL JOY.......To watch you work your miracle in my life, my husband and my childrens life today......

~~After sitting here and thinking of the last week, and the turmoil, and frustration and wondering how is this going to work, God you said BE STILL- I am in awe of HIS WONDERS..... He reaches us however He has to I am convinced... ~~

**Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

**For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, agaisnt the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. Ephesians 6:12

Walking through it-- the first week of August --- WOW WHAT A WEEK!

Well last Monday August 3rd--- we spent at the Childrens hospital.... The rest of the week was a blur for I had a baby girl who didn't feel well, I worked a couple days and spent another day at the hospital.....

Really I am tired.... My family has been going through a minor crisis this week.... God knows all about it and HE WILL WIN!

Ever felt like satan was trying to destroy you. Well that is where I am this week. Brian has actually kept me together..
Without God, Brian, and my special prayer partner---this week I may have crashed......
I am also blessed by a very special cousin..... I hope she knows who she is.... I am so thankful God allowed her into my life. ** And He knows right when to put us together- He knows when we need a lit extra help..

Just so you know cousin, friend, sister in Christ- I have been blessed by you this week....Your words of encouragement, you ear to listen, your prayers and just you being there has meant more than you will ever know this side of Heaven.... Without you--- well I would have made it through but it would have been so much harder....
Hugs to you..........

Alright well I believe I am somewhat caught up in the blogging department. I do have some cave pictures and stuff to post... But I will do it at a later time.... Mikel Ann and Brian are both in this room sawing logs.... Guess I will try to join them......

Let's Wrap up July

July came and went and it proved to be very busy.... Hannah Jane turned 9 years old, our first Tennessee trip,our Kentucky trip, Maddison went to church camp, we stayed home a week and half and then off again to Tennessee.

We did something we have never done before. We went to The lake with Uncle Vic, Aunt Christi, and Victoria.... While in Tennessee we attended the Ripley Water Park along with the YMCa one day before coming home. We were at grandmas for several days and we loved it all...

So as you can see we were gone most of the month of July... I felt very blessed that we could do it...
Making memories with my children and family is what I am looking at these days..

So Now on to catch us up till Now!!

July 5th Taylor Reunion in Ky!!!!

Mikel Ann had found the chicken... I think she was sneaking a chicken leg..... HAHAHA
Cousins chilling together.... Good times for the kids
Whatever it was Deborah and Barbara thought it was funny... No telling with those Taylors around.
Jack and Barbara welcoming th ebig guy in UNCLE BRUCE--- 90 years old
Below Jack and Bruce showing some brotherly love...
And you guessed it!! Here is Mikel Ann with her DEE DEE!!!! I wonder if Dee Dee realizes that my child adores her, even from afar...

Once again I will say we had a blast. We are so glad we got to go and spend time with those we knew and get to know those we didn't...... God created family for a reason.....

Taylor Reunion Pictures!! Yes there are more

So here above we have Taylor Education 101! Almost everyone at this table is an educator. It was very interesting just to look on and listen.
This picture is the kids having a good time in the VERY Kid FRIENDLY Room!!!
Above are two raving beauties : Danny and Becky Taylor----Becky and I got to know each other for the first time and it has been a blessing to me for sure.
Maddison bonded with some her long distant cousins.... It was awesome!
Above is me getting Becky's picture while she was snapping someone else's
Below is my wonderful father in law and good looking husband----
Below is Danny and Larry Taylors family.......(r-l) Dee Dee, Larry, Danny, Becky, and their two boys and wives. Sorry boys I don't know your names.

Reunion Pictures

Here we are : Jack Taylors Family
And here we are again with Uncle Bruce
Jack & Bruce Taylor July 5th 2009
This is Larry & DeeDee Taylor---- Danny & Becky Taylor and two boys with wives.... Along with uncle Bruce!
Theses are my favorites.... Jack, Bruce & Brian Taylor..... That is my MOST AWESOME Husband in the entire world.... They were looking at Jacks moms birth certificate or something. What ever it was it was very old and interesting.
Last but not least was Danny playing the harmonica.. Let me tell you he can flat out play it.... He is so good on it I could sing with just him play it..... I was certainly impressed..
Way to go Taylor men.... I enjoyed the music and next time I am jumping right in on it...

Kentucky Reunion

Okay so the reunion started on July 3rd.... So yes absolutely we have some catching up to do...
This year it worked out for Brian and I and the girls to accompany Grandpa and Grandma (aka Jack and Barbara) along with Aunt Deborah to Kentucky...I have to say in the beginning I was like really? Ok a trip lets go..... But it turned out to be a great time, and little did I know the "friendships" that would be made. It was a two day event that started out on Saturday the 4th at uncle Bruce's. It was his 90th birthday.

So here are some pictures....

TOP: Uncle Bruce, Larry , Jack, & Danny Taylor---- Just so you know that is a lot of Taylor MEN
Next: We have Dee Dee and Mikel Ann---- Mikel Ann loves Dee Dee... They were buddies..

Here we have Uncle Bruce- It was his 90th Birthday.... Oh we had a blast listening to the stories.
Here below is Jack telling Larry something... The good Lord only knows.
Here is a picture of Deborah and Becky.... I promise it never failed to see a smile on Beckys face any time you looked at her. It was a great pleasure getting to know her. I love to meet new family. ( I don't just mean blood family either) I pray Brian and I will do better at keeping in touch with her and Danny...
AND HERE THEY ARE!!!! Bruce 90 and Jack 75, the only two Taylor Brothers left.... It was a great visit for Jack. So glad we got to share in on it.
Here again some Taylor talking going on. Jack, Deborah, Becky (notice the smile) & Danny
I felt so very blessed to be a part of the reunion... It was a great time and I pray there are many yet to be had.....