Monday, November 24, 2008


Today we had some wonderful news! My sister-in-law had her baby girl this morning! 8lbs 4oz, 19 1/2" long and BEAUTIFUL!! We went to Nac this past weekend to see my husbands family and Jamie was so ready to have that baby! Well they called this morning and Kimber Ashton was born! Mom and baby are good. We are so blessed!

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 NIV)

I needed this verse today! Sometimes I get wrapped up in the WHY'S and I don't look at all of the outcomes. I have been through so many trying things that most have not and in the darkest of times I would ask "WHY" Looking at it now so many GOOD things have come about. I can minister to many people who are going through tough times and show them that God does work for the good in us who LOVE Him. I love my God and yes my faith has wavered in some tough times, but He has BLESSED me more times over. I have grown so much in the last ten years! My family is stronger than it has ever been!
My prayer to all is to take a minute and Thank God for the GOOD in our lives!

Amy Q

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


So we are in the middle of the renovation! It has been a trying situation moving stuff from place to place, finding junk we don't need, and living with mom and dad for a few days! I am happy about the progress though. I just keep telling myself "only a few more weeks!" It has challenged my quiet time. In MOPS we talked about creating your own space for that special time with God. Well I did that and it really works! I put my journal, a spare Bible, and by devotional book all right there and I was doing well with it - until the contractors came and my sacred space moved - from room to room under piles of stuff. This morning I went into the living room searching for that basket - wasn't there. Tried both bathrooms - wasn't there. Looked around our bedroom - no luck. I found it on the dining room table under the box of "stuff" that was under the computer keyboard that was next to the pile of pictures. It is sad. I feel bad about it. So I sat there and said a prayer. I know God hears my frustration and He really is working on comforting me during this time. I ask that you pray for my husband - he is not so patient and is having a hard time at work as well. It is putting a strain on us. Just pray for our little family to get through this transition.
Love Amy

Friday, November 7, 2008


Today’s Truth
James 5:16 (NKJV) instructs us with these words, “Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

This was a devotional I did yesterday. It hit home with me. I have MRSA and I have been fighting it for several weeks. It is not something I share with my friends much, but I know in order for healing to come I must confess it and ask for prayers. I am asking you all to pray for this illness and for understanding.
Another confession I have is anger. I am angry about several things in my life. I am angry that my "friend" won't talk to me for unknown reasons. I am angry at myself for letting that relationship fall away. I am angry that I am sick, that I haven't had time to clean, that I haven't studied like I should, that I have slacked off with my relationship to my husband. Pray for that.

I hope you all have a blessed weekend.
Amy Q