Friday, December 19, 2008

Hello again!

Well ya'll it has been a while since I've talked deep with ya and actually I don't really have anything deep to say this time either but I've been enjoying the Lord, my hubby and children. Learning to live in the moment and trust the Lord in all things. I'm really excited to see my family tomorrow. My Dad, brother, sister-in-law or in- love as some say, and niece are all coming to our house! They will be here for two days and I am ecstatic! Also excited for Christmas with our little (well growing) family. Then off to another blessed New Year! Well, gotta run Samuel needs my attention. Had to post another video for ya, here's our little joyful girl! Enjoy! Love ya'll ~Hilary

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tree decorating with the little ones

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It sure takes a long time to decorate the tree
once you have children plus they want to either
throw the ornaments or put them in their mouth.
I do have to say it sure was a joyful experience!
The tree looks pretty too PTL!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bro and Sis playing

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They were having so much fun playing together in the kitchen, so cute!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Pics from our trip

We went to Atlanta for Thanksgiving to see my Brother and his family, plus my Mom and her husband. It was a great time of relaxing, enjoying food and each other! Samuel turned 2 on Thanksgiving so we celebrated that also. Thought you would all enjoy some pic.'s, just realized they are pretty much just of the kids, enjoy!

So sweet... he fell asleep in the car on the way there

Samuel and his cousin Mattison playing outside

Kids in the hammock

Before

after... he ended up licking that thing clean

Bless you all, Hilary

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Come to Me and I will give you rest!

So today I've been feeling heavy spiritually. Feeling like I'm doing everything wrong and I'm just realizing I really need the Lord. Just wanting to cry about every little thing. For some crazy reason I keep trying to do things on my own or out of my own strength. Then I have an ah ha moment... yep that's right, I can't do anything without Him! Then I heard this being sang today and my heart was really encouraged! Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." So I'm gonna go rest in the Lord now, be blessed today!
~Hilary

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I love babies!

So we had an interview yesterday with a midwife, we are praying about doing a home birth this time around but not too sure. So we didn't know how far along we were, so the midwife said she could check and see if there was a heart beat and there was! So after feeling around and hearing the heart beat she thinks we are 12 weeks pregnant! So we are probably due in May or June, which Trinity will be 13 months.
After hearing the heart beat I got so excited, just the thought of another baby brings me joy. There's been 2 new babies born into the community and a lot more to come! So today I got to take a meal over to one of the families that just had a baby, that is my favorite thing to do cause I get to hear the birth story and see the cute newborn etc. So there ya go, I just love babies, I guess it is a good thing I'm pregnant again! PTL!
~Hilary

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Pictures


Samuel @ James K. Polks house

Trinity multi-tasking

Samuel with Sister, She's thinking about touching him, he's wishing she wouldn't

Friday, October 24, 2008

Need fire on my heart!

Well it's a cold rainy day here in the south! Reminds me of Seattle(miss all you seattleites-is that how you spell it?) So just thinking that drinking a Starbucks while being curled up next to a warm fire would be nice. Which brings me to my next point...I'm longing for fire on my heart again! Honestly I feel like every time I am pregnant I pull away from the Lord a little. I don't know if it's cause I'm tired so all I want to do is sleep or if it's my hormones or what. But I do know that I need Him for sure, I can't do this on my own. So just learning how to pray even when I don't feel like it and even when I don't feel Him! Today while I was feeding Trinity and Samuel was running laps around the house I felt my mind wandering all over the place. I had the KC web stream on and they were singing in the spirit and it just reminded me to engage my heart with the Lord even with craziness all around me. So I sang in the spirit and even though I didn't feel anything I knew something was shifting in my heart and things were changing in the spiritual atmosphere. So as I'm typing this I'm realizing that's the first step to having a fire on my heart again, sing and pray mysteries to God! Thanks for listening, be blessed today!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Christians... For Obama?

Obama’s Abortion Extremism
by Robert George
Oct 14, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama’s views on life issues ranging from abortion to embryonic stem cell research mark him as not merely a pro-choice politician, but rather as the most extreme pro-abortion candidate to have ever run on a major party ticket.
Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress. Yet there are Catholics and Evangelicals-even self-identified pro-life Catholics and Evangelicals - who aggressively promote Obama’s candidacy and even declare him the preferred candidate from the pro-life point of view.
What is going on here?
I have examined the arguments advanced by Obama’s self-identified pro-life supporters, and they are spectacularly weak. It is nearly unfathomable to me that those advancing them can honestly believe what they are saying. But before proving my claims about Obama’s abortion extremism, let me explain why I have described Obama as ”pro-abortion” rather than ”pro-choice.”
According to the standard argument for the distinction between these labels,nobody is pro-abortion. Everybody would prefer a world without abortions. After all, what woman would deliberately get pregnant just to have an abortion? But given the world as it is, sometimes women find themselves with unplanned pregnancies at times in their lives when having a baby would present significant problems for them. So even if abortion is not medically required, it should be permitted, made as widely available as possible and, when necessary, paid for with taxpayers’ money.
The defect in this argument can easily be brought into focus if we shift to the moral question that vexed an earlier generation of Americans: slavery. Many people at the time of the American founding would have preferred a world without slavery but nonetheless opposed abolition. Such people - Thomas Jefferson was one - reasoned that, given the world as it was, with slavery woven into the fabric of society just as it had often been throughout history, the economic consequences of abolition for society as a whole and for owners of plantations and other businesses that relied on slave labor would be dire. Many people who argued in this way were not monsters but honest and sincere, albeit profoundly mistaken. Some (though not Jefferson) showed their personal opposition to slavery by declining to own slaves themselves or freeing slaves whom they had purchased or inherited. They certainly didn’t think anyone should be forced to own slaves. Still, they maintained that slavery should remain a legally permitted option and be given constitutional protection.
Would we describe such people, not as pro-slavery, but as ”pro-choice”? Of course we would not. It wouldn’t matter to us that they were ”personally opposed” to slavery, or that they wished that slavery were ”unnecessary,” or that they wouldn’t dream of forcing anyone to own slaves. We would hoot at the faux sophistication of a placard that said ”Against slavery? Don’t own one.” We would observe that the fundamental divide is between people who believe that law and public power should permit slavery, and those who think that owning slaves is an unjust choice that should be prohibited.
Just for the sake of argument, though, let us assume that there could be a morally meaningful distinction between being ”pro-abortion” and being ”pro-choice.” Who would qualify for the latter description? Barack Obama certainly would not. For, unlike his running mate Joe Biden, Obama does not think that abortion is a purely private choice that public authority should refrain from getting involved in. Now, Senator Biden is hardly pro-life. He believes that the killing of the unborn should be legally permitted and relatively unencumbered. But unlike Obama, at least Biden has sometimes opposed using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion, thereby leaving Americans free to choose not to implicate themselves in it. If we stretch things to create a meaningful category called ”pro-choice,” then Biden might be a plausible candidate for the label; at least on occasions when he respects your choice or mine not to facilitate deliberate feticide.
The same cannot be said for Barack Obama. For starters, he supports legislation that would repeal the Hyde Amendment, which protects pro-life citizens from having to pay for abortions that are not necessary to save the life of the mother and are not the result of rape or incest. The abortion industry laments that this longstanding federal law, according to the pro-abortion group NARAL, ”forces about half the women who would otherwise have abortions to carry unintended pregnancies to term and bear children against their wishes instead.” In other words, a whole lot of people who are alive today would have been exterminatedin utero were it not for the Hyde Amendment. Obama has promised to reverse the situation so that abortions that the industry complains are not happening (because the federal government is not subsidizing them) would happen. That is why people who profit from abortion love Obama even more than they do his running mate.
But this barely scratches the surface of Obama’s extremism. He has promised that ”the first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act” (known as FOCA). This proposed legislation would create a federally guaranteed ”fundamental right” to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, including, as Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia has noted in a statement condemning the proposed Act, ”a right to abort a fully developed child in the final weeks for undefined ‘health’ reasons.” In essence, FOCA would abolish virtually every existing state and federal limitation on abortion, including parental consent and notification laws for minors, state and federal funding restrictions on abortion, and conscience protections for pro-life citizens working in the health-care industry-protections against being forced to participate in the practice of abortion or else lose their jobs. The pro-abortion National Organization for Women has proclaimed with approval that FOCA would ‘’sweep away hundreds of anti-abortion laws [and] policies.”
It gets worse. Obama, unlike even many ”pro-choice” legislators, opposed the ban on partial-birth abortions when he served in the Illinois legislature and condemned the Supreme Court decision that upheld legislation banning this heinous practice. He has referred to a baby conceived inadvertently by a young woman as a ”punishment” that she should not endure. He has stated that women’s equality requires access to abortion on demand. Appallingly, he wishes to strip federal funding from pro-life crisis pregnancy centers that provide alternatives to abortion for pregnant women in need. There is certainly nothing ”pro-choice” about that.
But it gets even worse. Senator Obama, despite the urging of pro-life members of his own party, has not endorsed or offered support for the Pregnant Women Support Act, the signature bill of Democrats for Life, meant to reduce abortions by providing assistance for women facing crisis pregnancies. In fact, Obama hasopposed key provisions of the Act, including providing coverage of unborn children in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), and informed consent for women about the effects of abortion and the gestational age of their child. This legislation would not make a single abortion illegal. It simply seeks to make it easier for pregnant women to make the choice not to abort their babies. Here is a concrete test of whether Obama is ”pro-choice” rather than pro-abortion. He flunked. Even Senator Edward Kennedy voted to include coverage of unborn children in S-CHIP. But Barack Obama stood resolutely with the most stalwart abortion advocates in opposing it.
It gets worse yet. In an act of breathtaking injustice which the Obama campaign lied about until critics produced documentary proof of what he had done, as an Illinois state senator Obama opposed legislation to protect children who are born alive, either as a result of an abortionist’s unsuccessful effort to kill them in the womb, or by the deliberate delivery of the baby prior to viability. This legislation would not have banned any abortions. Indeed, it included a specific provision ensuring that it did not affect abortion laws. (This is one of the points Obama and his campaign lied about until they were caught.) The federal version of the bill passed unanimously in the United States Senate, winning the support of such ardent advocates of legal abortion as John Kerry and Barbara Boxer. But Barack Obama opposed it and worked to defeat it. For him, a child marked for abortion gets no protection-even ordinary medical or comfort care-even if she is born alive and entirely separated from her mother. So Obama has favored protecting what is literally a form of infanticide.
You may be thinking, it can’t get worse than that. But it does.
For several years, Americans have been debating the use for biomedical research of embryos produced by in vitro fertilization (originally for reproductive purposes) but now left in a frozen condition in cryopreservation units. President Bush has restricted the use of federal funds for stem-cell research of the type that makes use of these embryos and destroys them in the process. I support the President’s restriction, but some legislators with excellent pro-life records, including John McCain, argue that the use of federal money should be permitted where the embryos are going to be discarded or die anyway as the result of the parents’ decision. Senator Obama, too, wants to lift the restriction.
But Obama would not stop there. He has co-sponsored a bill-strongly opposed by McCain-that would authorize the large-scale industrial production of human embryos for use in biomedical research in which they would be killed. In fact, the bill Obama co-sponsored would effectively require the killing of human beings in the embryonic stage that were produced by cloning. It would make it a federal crime for a woman to save an embryo by agreeing to have the tiny developing human being implanted in her womb so that he or she could be brought to term. This ”clone and kill” bill would, if enacted, bring something to America that has heretofore existed only in China-the equivalent of legally mandated abortion. In an audacious act of deceit, Obama and his co-sponsors misleadingly call this ananti-cloning bill. But it is nothing of the kind. What it bans is not cloning, but allowing the embryonic children produced by cloning to survive.
Can it get still worse? Yes.
Decent people of every persuasion hold out the increasingly realistic hope of resolving the moral issue surrounding embryonic stem-cell research by developing methods to produce the exact equivalent of embryonic stem cells without using (or producing) embryos. But when a bill was introduced in the United States Senate to put a modest amount of federal money into research to develop these methods, Barack Obama was one of the few senators who opposed it. From any rational vantage point, this is unconscionable. Why would someone not wish to find a method of producing the pluripotent cells scientists want that all Americans could enthusiastically endorse? Why create and kill human embryos when there are alternatives that do not require the taking of nascent human lives? It is as if Obama is opposed to stem-cell research unless it involves killing human embryos.
This ultimate manifestation of Obama’s extremism brings us back to the puzzle of his pro-life Catholic and Evangelical apologists.
They typically do not deny the facts I have reported. They could not; each one is a matter of public record. But despite Obama’s injustices against the most vulnerable human beings, and despite the extraordinary support he receives from the industry that profits from killing the unborn (which should be a good indicator of where he stands), some Obama supporters insist that he is the better candidate from the pro-life point of view.
They say that his economic and social policies would so diminish the demand for abortion that the overall number would actually go down-despite the federal subsidizing of abortion and the elimination of hundreds of pro-life laws. The way to save lots of unborn babies, they say, is to vote for the pro-abortion-oops! ”pro-choice”-candidate. They tell us not to worry that Obama opposes the Hyde Amendment, the Mexico City Policy (against funding abortion abroad), parental consent and notification laws, conscience protections, and the funding of alternatives to embryo-destructive research. They ask us to look past his support for Roe v. Wade, the Freedom of Choice Act, partial-birth abortion, and human cloning and embryo-killing. An Obama presidency, they insist, means less killing of the unborn.
This is delusional.
We know that the federal and state pro-life laws and policies that Obama has promised to sweep away (and that John McCain would protect) save thousands of lives every year. Studies conducted by Professor Michael New and other social scientists have removed any doubt. Often enough, the abortion lobby itself confirms the truth of what these scholars have determined. Tom McClusky has observed that Planned Parenthood’s own statistics show that in each of the seven states that have FOCA-type legislation on the books, ”abortion rates have increased while the national rate has decreased.” In Maryland, where a bill similar to the one favored by Obama was enacted in 1991, he notes that ”abortion rates have increased by 8 percent while the overall national abortion rate decreased by 9 percent.” No one is really surprised. After all, the message clearly conveyed by policies such as those Obama favors is that abortion is a legitimate solution to the problem of unwanted pregnancies - so clearly legitimate that taxpayers should be forced to pay for it.
But for a moment let’s suppose, against all the evidence, that Obama’s proposalswould reduce the number of abortions, even while subsidizing the killing with taxpayer dollars. Even so, many more unborn human beings would likely be killed under Obama than under McCain. A Congress controlled by strong Democratic majorities under Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi would enact the bill authorizing the mass industrial production of human embryos by cloning for research in which they are killed. As president, Obama would sign it. The number of tiny humans created and killed under this legislation (assuming that an efficient human cloning technique is soon perfected) could dwarf the number of lives saved as a result of the reduced demand for abortion-even if we take a delusionally optimistic view of what that number would be.
Barack Obama and John McCain differ on many important issues about which reasonable people of goodwill, including pro-life Americans of every faith, disagree: how best to fight international terrorism, how to restore economic growth and prosperity, how to distribute the tax burden and reduce poverty, etc.
But on abortion and the industrial creation of embryos for destructive research, there is a profound difference of moral principle, not just prudence. These questions reveal the character and judgment of each man. Barack Obama is deeply committed to the belief that members of an entire class of human beings have no rights that others must respect. Across the spectrum of pro-life concerns for the unborn, he would deny these small and vulnerable members of the human family the basic protection of the laws. Over the next four to eight years, as many as five or even six U.S. Supreme Court justices could retire. Obama enthusiastically supports Roe v. Wade and would appoint judges who would protect that morally and constitutionally disastrous decision and even expand its scope. Indeed, in an interview in Glamour magazine, he made it clear that he would apply a litmus test for Supreme Court nominations: jurists who do not support Roe will not be considered for appointment by Obama. John McCain, by contrast, opposes Roe and would appoint judges likely to overturn it. This would not make abortion illegal, but it would return the issue to the forums of democratic deliberation, where pro-life Americans could engage in a fair debate to persuade fellow citizens that killing the unborn is no way to address the problems of pregnant women in need.
What kind of America do we want our beloved nation to be? Barack Obama’s America is one in which being human just isn’t enough to warrant care and protection. It is an America where the unborn may legitimately be killed without legal restriction, even by the grisly practice of partial-birth abortion. It is an America where a baby who survives abortion is not even entitled to comfort care as she dies on a stainless steel table or in a soiled linen bin. It is a nation in which some members of the human family are regarded as inferior and others superior in fundamental dignity and rights. In Obama’s America, public policy would make a mockery of the great constitutional principle of the equal protection of the law. In perhaps the most telling comment made by any candidate in either party in this election year, Senator Obama, when asked by Rick Warren when a baby gets human rights, replied: ”that question is above my pay grade.” It was a profoundly disingenuous answer: For even at a state senator’s pay grade, Obama presumed to answer that question with blind certainty. His unspoken answer then, as now, is chilling: human beings have no rights until infancy - and if they are unwanted survivors of attempted abortions, not even then.
In the end, the efforts of Obama’s apologists to depict their man as the true pro-life candidate that Catholics and Evangelicals may and even should vote for, doesn’t even amount to a nice try. Voting for the most extreme pro-abortion political candidate in American history is not the way to save unborn babies.
Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and previously served on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He sits on the editorial board of Public Discourse.
The original article is here: http://thepublicdiscourse.com/viewarticle.php?selectedarticle=2008.10.14_George_Robert_Obama%27s%20Abortion%20Extremism_.xml
Copyright 2008 The Witherspoon Institute. All rights reserved.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Season Change!

So a couple things happened yesterday that were a little upsetting and I realized... I have wounds! I've gotten a lot of healing from the Lord from the my past but I realized that I can get hurt on a weekly or even daily basis but I have to choose to forgive, choose to release others, and choose to let the Lord heal me instead of letting it all bottle up inside. So I honestly don't even know where the hurt is from right now all I know is that I have some wounds that need healing and that's my first step is being vulnerable and saying yep I have issues and Jesus I need you. So that is where I am at today, feeling really good and excited about what the Lord is doing and showing me. It feels good to be honest with the Lord and with myself instead of trying to hide stuff, He already knows anyways!
Today as I went on my morning walk there were these beautiful trees and the leaves were falling down and it was just was so pretty! I told Samuel "that's what happens when the season changes". I felt the Lord was saying "this is a season change in the spirit for you Hilary!"
~Hilary

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

B-day Update!

So here's how my B-day went! I woke up went down stairs to get water and a snack before the kids woke up. Opened the fridge and there's a card a ton of fruit(this is the only thing that has been sounding good to eat) and a dessert from Tom. Once the kids got up I did the normal breakfast with them and one of our renters had left a gift for me on the counter, pretty dangly earrings. Later I go for my normal walk and there's another card from Tom, he's so sweet. Then we come back, a friend stops by and gives me a gift, a pretty bracelet she made. I take a nap. Later on I do the normal thing I do on Tuesdays get ready for our gathering we have here out our house. Another friend stops by and drops a gift off, a bracelet and a pretty decoration for the house. As I'm putting the kids down Tom is putting up Birthday decorations! I come down there's a ton of people here and they put me in "the princess chair" as we call it or others call it the "glory chair". All the women start singing over me it was beautiful. They pray and prophesy over me and tell me who I am in the Lord, which is so what I needed. Then we have a wonderful meal and a Delicious cake a friend made special for me! Opened more presents, I have amazing friends! Then the girls had bought a hair dye for me and colored my hair! I've been wanting some change so it is dark brown with red tint. We will post pics. I was blessed! So the celebrating doesn't stop we do Birthday weeks in our family! Today not sure what all we are doing but a friend wants to take me out for ice cream so that will be fun. There ya go!
~Hilary

Monday, October 13, 2008

Been a while

Well don't know where to start....it has been a while. Honestly I haven't been too motivated to write. Just been tired and a little nausea's these days. I am feeling better today though so that is good! It's been a crazy week. Tom was gone for the weekend to DJ at a friend's wedding. There was actually a lot of grace to be alone with the kids the only hard part was sleeping alone. I really felt the Lord speaking to me about leaning on Him instead of leaning on my husband so much. I didn't realize how much I depend on Tom until he was gone. So I'm trying to refocus and remember the Lord is my strength. I had a baby shower here on Sunday for a friend, it was so much fun. Before I didn't enjoy lots and lots of people but now it blesses me to be with all these wonderful women. I just love all the different personalities and to hear what's going on in every one's life and to hear there hearts. Anyways it was great and I think my friend was really blessed.
So, if you read one of my very first posts I love looking forward to stuff. Right now I am looking forward to tomorrow....It is my B-day! I know it sounds funny but I still get excited about my birthday as if I was a little kid. I always make a big deal about it and tell everyone so here I am doing it again. I really was gonna try and not make a big deal about it this year but I am, he he! Tom says he has some stuff planned so I'll let you know what happens. Wow this was long, thanks for listening to my ramblings, bless you all!
~Hilary

Monday, October 6, 2008

Delirious boy!

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This was on the way home from the beach, he skipped his nap and was delirious!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Weepy!

Just a little weepy today in a good way! I just love Him and just feeling His presence today which I didn't realize how bad I needed it. Lately I haven't been feeling the greatest physically or spiritually. I've been feeling nasueas and tired so any free time I have I want to lay in bed. He has been so kind to me though when I feel like I've barley been paying attention to Him He still draws near. Today I pretty much stayed in my pajamas all day and we are having people over later so finally at 5:00pm decided I better try and look nice and put clothes and make up on. Then I felt like the Lord said "you don't have to get pretty to spend time with me I already call you beautiful". It was this quick thing that just brought me to tears, He calls me beautiful, He calls me lovely, He calls me fair! Now I know most of us hear this a lot in teachings but to really hear it staight from God is amazing! Be encouraged this is what He says about you today, it's the truth, it's in His word! Thank you Lord, we bless your Holy name, Jesus!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hat Day!



In need!

So thinking a lot about the economic crisis going on these days. We are feeling it thats for sure... The Lord has still been providing just in different ways. We realized that instead of praying for money for food we just need to pray in the food and it has worked! Recently someone brought over extra food they had in there cabinets, then another person brought over pasta and sauce, someone brought over stuff to make homemade pizza, then another person brought over chicken and fresh veggies(I made fried green tomatoes for the first time)! It has worked out perfect too cause it will be right when I'm trying to figure out what to make and then the food comes! The one thing I'm asking the Lord about is how He is going to breakthrough this month for rent and bills. As you know rent is due in a week and as we see it in the natural all of the money hasn't come in yet plus electricity and water is due next week. Also we are planning to go to Kansas City for a friends wedding in a couple of weeks and we were going to drive but there is no gas here. My first reaction is YIKES! But then I have to cry out and ask the Lord to break in like He said He would, be the provider that He is and cast out the fear with His perfect love!



So all this to say...Please pray for the Lacy family! I know that everyone is in need right now but if the Lord would have you give to us please do!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Beach Pics!

Here's some pics from our beach trip, it was amazing!
We'll put some videos up too, Samuel had a blast!
Actually we all did! We had lots of time to visit with
my family which is what my heart has been desiring
so my love tank is full now! Ok here's the pics....
This is Trinity and Cousin Mattison
Samuel relaxing at the beach
We rented bikes and the kids were in this kiddie
trailer behind us, it was great to cruise around
the island on bikes, very beautiful! The kids loved
it too!
The last day Samuel got to play in the pool during
nap time, he thought that was great!

Here he is on the way back he fell asleep reading
books.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Off to the beach!

We are off to the beach! Leaving in a couple hours so I gotta finish packing but I thought I'd say hi. We get to see my Bro Bro and sis in Law and my sweet niece. It will be great to be with family and have a time of rest. This will be the first time to the beach for the kids so it shall be quite an experience. We are so excited! It is a 4 hour drive so shouldn't be too far. I like road trips especially with my sweet Hubby! So we'll be back in a couple of days and I'll update with pics! Bless you all!
~Hilary

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Blessed!

Today I woke up thinking (not a good thing to do sometimes) and listing off the things we need or don't have. Then I realized we are blessed! So I started looking up scriptures about blessing or when God blessed people. The one that stuck out most to me was Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." So then I realized we are blessed, we are fruitful, we are for sure multiplying, ha ha! It just felt so good to hear His truth again. So I started thanking the Lord for my children and thanking Him for that special blessing! Then we went for a walk and I did the usual waving and saying "good morning" to the other walkers and this guy takes a look at the kids and says "wow and some people say there isn't a God". That just spoke to me again that children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord, we are so rich in the Lord because of these little ones! Praise Him! Count your blessing y'all, He is good!
~Hilary

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday Pics


Samuel decided to do some reorganizing, I guess
he thinks the books don't look good on the shelf
but on the floor instead.

I put Trinity down on the blanket in the right
corner of the pic and she rolled all the way to
the stairs. We've got a little mover!

I found Samuel in my "God area", he had my
bible opened to the book of John...I guess that's
what we need to study as a family!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Spirit is longing

Today there's a deep longing for more of Christ....don't really know what this means but I know my heart is longing for something more in Him, something more with Him, not just a knowledge of who He is but a depth in my heart of knowing who He is. I'm needing more oil, desiring to be ready for His return. Longing to be a friend, a true friend of His, one who knows His heart. I'm just not satisfied with all these earthly comforts, at least my spirit isn't satisfied, my flesh keeps trying to get comfort from these things. Well I could go on and on but there ya go there's my thoughts today!
~Hilary

Monday, September 1, 2008

My 3 Sweeties

If you haven't realized yet I love pictures!
Here's some more for ya!

She sits on the couch now! So cute with a
double chin!

We've been re-doing our room and I found him
with Daddy's tool-YIKES! I took the picture
then told him it is a no touch.

Funny Hubby! We went on a date to a diner
that was established in 1945- can you tell
by the paint. We had a blast!





I am weak He is strong!

2Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." I am so thankful for His truth! Feeling my weakness today but trusting in His grace and His strength. Love you all, be blessed today!
~Hilary

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Pics


Sweet boy wearing Daddy's shoes and showing
off his belly!

Pretty girl sucking her thumb

Handsome Husband with his new guitar!
(Thanks Daddy!)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I will bless you Lord!

Today I cried happy tears as I read the word during nap time or as we Mom's like to call "sacred hour". I've read this Psalm before but for some reason today it just got me. Psalm 63:4-5 "Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips." We've been going through some hard stuff lately and I've realized that no matter what I have to bless His name and praise Him. It is the only thing that stops the lies, it is the only thing that keeps my heart alive. It is blessing Him, lifting up my hands in his name, and praising him with joyful lips. I just wept and wept and still am because He is good, He is good, He is good. Even if we didn't make it through this (which I know we will) He is still worthy to be praised! I will bless you Lord! Somebody praise Him!

~Hilary

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kiss from the Lord!

Today I snuck away for an hour to go to the prayer room alone! So I'm there and I'm in a complaining funk and the person leading the set starts singing about the goodness of the Lord. So I say "Lord I want to know your goodness today" then I hear someone next to me, I look and someone had put a note on my bible, it said "I'm a big fan of you" and it had $10 in it. What a kiss from the Lord! So I've been saying how I feel like all our money goes towards bills, groceries, or kid type stuff and nothing just for me. (Sounds like He's delivering me from selfishness, right?) So He gave me $10 just for me today! Anyways, it might sound small but it was HUGE for me and really touched my heart that He hears me and He wants to show me His goodness. I love the Lord my God!

Hilary

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cute Pics


Having some Daddy time!
Here's my two sweeties!






Monday, August 4, 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Father's Heart!

Tom and I have been learning about the Father's heart lately and how every child wants Daddy's attention and longs to hear His voice, it is something God has put in us all. Perfect example my Dad is coming to town on Wednesday for one day but my heart is so excited about that one day, I can't stop thinking about how I get to see him and just talk with him face to face! Another example, the other day Samuel brought me Tom's recorder that he records his dreams on and Samuel figured out how to tun it on. So we hear Tom's voice and Samuel starts saying “da da da da da” in a really excited tone of voice. Then Trinity stops nursing and starts looking around for Dad and smiling while she hears his voice. It is such a picture of how we get excited when we hear His voice or when He is in the room talking with us!

Daddy come to us today, let us hear your voice, we love you~ your children!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Testimony of His Goodness!

So if you read my post from last night I was pretty sad, tired and discouraged. So I called a friend that is like a spiritual Papa to me and he encouraged me and prayed for me. He said something that shifted my way of thinking and I thought I'd share it with you (hopefully that is ok Father Smith). So He said "God is in a good mood today!" It just makes me laugh saying that but to really believe that God is good, is basically believing that God is in a good mood. So he also told me to thank the Lord for everything I could think of, so I did! And the Lord really showed up, I felt like I got set free and that He gave me new life today. Oh dear friends He is really Good! So The Lord was telling me, "walk in a newness today~ no deception, no lies, no despair, no fear. Only love, only hope, only joy, only peace, only truth". Time to abide again! Lets breathe the good air today... Breathe on us oh breath of God!
Love ya, Hilary

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tired today!

I'm tired today... Do you ever feel like your constantly battling? Well I do! I've been feeling like so many good things are happening in the Spirit and my heart is really connecting with the Lord lately. Then bamm I feel like I get knocked down or something (not slain in the spirit either) and it is such a battle to get back up and fight. It's like I'll feel refreshed for a couple of days then I'm wiped out for another day. I just have to trust and lean on Him and not on my own understanding. I think I'll just go to bed early and maybe He will give me a dream or something and I'll feel better. Sorry for a downer just had to process this out loud. Ya'll have any encouraging words?
-Hilary

Monday, July 28, 2008

Answered Prayer!

Today I found myself with a thankful heart! I just relized that I have so much to be thankful for in my life and it is all answered prayer. I had prayed and prayed for a husband that loved the Lord with all his heart and I got him! I prayed that I would be a Mom one day, look at that two children! I prayed we would live in a house, He answered that one! I prayed that some day we would be on days and see the sunlight again, yep He did it! I prayed we would have a new car before baby girl was born, got it! The biggest one is I always dreamed of getting up early and having time with the Lord, just recently He made it happen. He is so good and sees all the desires of my little heart and He answers my cries. Thank you Lord, oh I love you!
-Hilary

Friday, July 25, 2008

To be a child again

Oh to be a child again.... I hear Samuel waking up right now singing La la la da da da. I think about his day and all that we do and start thinking about how it would be if I lived this way with God. To know that someone will scoop me up in the mornings and love on me, to feed me till I'm full, to take me on a walk, let me run around till I'm tired, sleep again, wake up get more hugs and love, snacks and another meal, color, take a bath and more resting. Thinking about this and how it should be with the Lord, as simple as this. He wants us to wake up with Him feel His love and His sweet presence, get full in the spirit with His word, He wants us to go on walks with Him and take in His fresh air, to play with Him until we are tuckered out because He is a joyful God, He wants us to take naps with Him, to continue feeling His love and hugs throughout the day, Have another meal with Him, and then bathe in His love and rest in Him. So I say oh to be a child again but I am a child, child of God! Thank you Lord! It is a new day in Him, be blessed today!
-Hilary

Monday, July 21, 2008

Overwhelmed!

I am just overwhelmed with His goodness these days! I feel like there is so much to say and not much to say. He's just good and kind towards me. I've been feeling His pleasure more and more and it is sooo good for my heart! I've been meditating on Psalm 45, the whole Psalm is amazing. The first verse says My heart is overflowing with a good theme... this is what I feel everyday lately. My heart is overflowing with His goodness and when something happens in my day like a screaming baby that I can't comfort or a toddler throwing tantrums, instead of getting mad I say “Lord let my heart overflow with a good theme right now”. Speaking the scripture out in my daily life and praying it back to Him has been changing my heart and my whole outlook on life. I've been trying to find a way to encounter him throughout my day for a while now and I finally realized it is so easy to just speak scripture over my daily trials and He will show up. You should try it!
-Hilary

Friday, July 18, 2008

Too far gone!

This morning I was listening to a friends CD and one of the lyrics just got me and I had it on repeat for a while. I got a fresh touch of His love and it felt so good. The romancing the intimacy I've been longing for showed up today. Just in one little touch and my heart was ravished. So the chorus is “I'm too far gone to go back from where I came and my heart is set on you.” I couldn't imagine living any other way anymore. I was remembering where I came from, not believing but hoping that there was something out there that would satisfy me that would bring me joy. I remember searching and searching for something. I looked for love in relationships, I tried different ways of making money to see if that would satisfy my heart, nothing worked until He came around-Jesus that is! I'm so thankful that He saved my soul! I've fallen head over heals for Him, He's are all I've ever dreamed of. To love so deeply to feel so deeply. Even in the hard times it is worth it, when I can't feel Him, when the money doesn't come in, when people say stuff about what I'm doing and it all doesn't make any sense. It is still worth the one touch, the one encounter, the one word He whispers that encourages my heart.... oh how I love Him. I'm gonna press on and set my heart on Him. This song also says “I'm holding on to your promises leaning into your word” and I'm realizing it is just that easy! His promises are in His word and all we have do is lean on His word and He's gonna do the rest. Be blessed today y'all!
-Hilary

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hilary Here!

Hello ya'll, so I am blogging for the first time without my editor (Mr. Lacy). So we will see how this goes...
I've been wanting to write for a while because I've been so excited about how God has been showing up in my life lately! Tom is on mornings now so I've been getting up early at 6 when he leaves and let me tell you it has been so great! I wanted to challenge myself to get up and pray in the spirit for an hour. So I've been doing this for almost 2 weeks now. This has changed my whole outlook on life and my days seem to be so much better. It is so good to commune with the Lord first thing in the morning, He helps me wake up. Also I've been able to get in the prayer room more, Tom has been staying home during nap time so I can have sweet time with the Lord. In case you didn't know I have an amazing husband, yep it is true! So with this new schedule as a family and scheduled time with the Lord my heart is alive again, somebody praise Him! I have a new hunger and desire for the Lord and it feels so good! Love ya'll gotta run babies calling my name.

Hilary

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Update from Hilary!

Well howdy ya'll!
Last time I “blogged it up” was before Trinity was born! She just turned 2 months or 8 weeks(baby time) yesterday, Can You Believe It?! I've been learning more about motherhood these days. Trinity has been crying a lot lately, some would say she's colicky, (some would cancel that and plead the Blood) and Samuel has been throwing some fits lately. So basically my day consists of holding Trinity until she stops crying and trying to teach Samuel to not throw fits or how to control his emotions. We say “Samuel you have self control, you can control your emotions”. Through all this God is teaching me about self control! Yep I'm learning right along with the children, isn't God funny. So when Trinity cries, I get to deal with anxiety, anger, sadness, frustration or all of the above and the Lord say's, “Hilary you have self control, you can take authority over your emotions.” Wowsers! I have to actually learn the same stuff and obey just like I'm expecting of Samuel. I'm definitely learning to abide again. I keep thinking, “oh yeah I know John 15, abide in the Vine everything will be fine!” I don't know that verse! Plus I feel like I don't have time to get in the Word or to even talk with the Lord, but He is so faithful to show me things through my kids and put scripture into action in my life. Yep He is a good leader! AMEN!

So other updates: Samuel got a new haircut,

Trinity is smiling and sticking our her tongue,

Samuel likes to wear Daddy's shoes and

Trinity is sooo beautiful.

Thomas is an amazing husband and is becoming one of those awesome Dad's you hear stories about.
“Nuthin' but love”, Hil

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

1-2-3



It's Just That Hard!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The BIG day!

We found our family's new favorite day-off hangout.. A place with history, nature, horses and poo! It's called the Dairy Barn cause there is a dairy barn here. It's like a nature preserve/park type deal!
This is Billy Graham's grandfather's cabin. Apparently he wasn't a religious man and was a heavy drinker. But many of his grandchildren, not just Billy, went on to become preachers. I guess where sin abounds grace abounds!
This is the ever-so-gorgeous Ma Lacy out front of the cabin with a beautiful baby girl Trinity strapped to her front side!
This is Billy Graham's grandfathers first horse. He bought her for a hand full of apple seed's and one gen-u-wine badger-tooth comb. She is 203 years old!
Our handsome son taking a walk next to an always-muddy South Carolina river. Do they swim in these things? Some things make us miss the North West!!
Bath time to finish up a BIG day and wash the old horse poo away!
"Nuthin' But Love!" -T

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Family Man!





The title of this blog is actually my excuse for not blogging in 10 plus days... "Family MAN!!" Hilary and I are adjusting to being parents of two. I am back to my full time staff commitments at the house of prayer so Mom is learning to juggle!! We have been blessed with lots of help though. We have had meals cooked for us literally every night since we've been back from the hospital, can someone PRAISE HIM? That helps Hilary abunch as she transitions. Also it helps that our son has his own fan club to come and baby sit him and take him for walks so Hilary can nap-it-up. That's about it for an update... OOOOH! Here's a tastey tidbit of news: My daughter already smiles, and no it's not gas! Really, today I made a funny noise and she smiled at me. To test it I waited and did it again, immediatly she looked at me and smiled again.... That's gotta be some kind of record! Thirteen days old and smiling! What will this kid be?!
PS
Samuel now eats apples by himself, except he doesn't know how to eat around the apple core, so he just eats through the apple! AMAZING!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

**THE VERDICT IS IN**

THE EYES HAVE IT!
SAMUEL LOVES HIS SISTER!