Thursday, June 12, 2014

Random things that are going on in the Nifong Home.

Life this last week has been pretty good, Harper has taken over the "Linda" attitude, (you know the little boy who told his mom Listen Linda, honey etc). Harper's new thing to tell me is Mam-maw be patient, real quietly she says patience mam-maw patience when I'm trying to get her to do something and I start to count to 5.  I have to say it cracks me up. We are headed to the beach with her next week and I can't wait.  Audrey and Wesley friends who child passed away back in April are expecting another child and the mother has not been doing to good, so they are inducing her tomorrow.  I can only imagine what is going through the minds and hearts of this young couple, losing one so soon and now the early birth of this little girl, prayers are truly welcomed.  I have one nephew graduating from high school and two nieces graduating from middle school, life is so fast. Wesley got to see his new neurologist and really liked this one, they didn't make him think that it was all in his head. He had a nerve conductive test done Monday and they told him he has over active nervous system, what ever that means. They put him on some medicine that is suppose to help his tremors and see what it does. I read that a chiropractor can help with this problem and so she is calling his Dr. and seeing what they say the next step is. We are starting to build a new storage building at the facility so that will keep me busy for the summer, we are 99 percent full, so the time to build is now when you start turning people away. My headaches are coming under control, I am seeing that a lot of things I eat are a trigger, lack of sleep and not keeping to a normal sleep pattern is also a trigger, unfortunately the summer is here and I am burning to the core (hot flash city) , Cindy, I love winter right now, you will see one day...
God is good in so many ways, our roof had so much damage that the insurance company gave us enough money to redo the whole thing and a little left over and our upstairs AC blew up this winter and it was enough money to pay for it. I had prayed as the children were here please let it last till they are gone and sure enough it went out a few months after Audrey moved, then the ice storm made Davidson county a natural disaster area so the insurance went in our favor. My theme verse here lately has been "this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Every day holds something new sometimes good, sometimes hard but every day is made by the hand of the creator.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Waiting on the night to fall

This is a song of such truth, its scary.We as Christians don't even recognize the old man (Satan)  anymore. As we feast at the table of his he will numb our minds. He knows he will never have your soul but he will gladly rob you blind

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fixing my thoughts

What do you fill your mind with when all is quiet. Pastor ask us this question Sunday, do you fill it with the thoughts of food, sex, business, money, music, tv quotes, or do you try not to think at all.        Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Philippians 4:8
We have to make our minds think on things.  We choose what we think about, we choose where our minds go. I don't know about you but this is one of the hardest things to conquer as a Christian.  I have a sinful mind, I have sinful thoughts, and I definitely struggle with wanting to control it. Our minds are always bombarded with worldly ways. We stop and think that sounds ok but what does the Bible really say about something.  The ruler of this world likes for us to think on things that are opposite of what the Bible says and masquerade it to feel right.  Look at the verse from his view,
Today I will think about what is true to me, I will look through the eyes of trickery, I will see things as dirty and unkind, I will except mediocre and will not think that anyone but me really deserves the praise. The sad part about this is that we all look and think on things with filtered eyes, our circumstances, our life paths, and unfortunately through media views. We have forgotten how to think with pure motives. I have such a cynical family and it rubs off on each other more than I care to admit. Granted a lot of the reasons are we as humans have been burned to many times, but with Sundays sermon I have realized that I need to be fixing my thoughts.