A lovely friend of mine told me about her blog tonight and it reminded me for the first time in months, that I also have a blog! :)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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Friday, February 04, 2011
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Monday, November 08, 2010
I realized tonight while driving that I brought up a question in my last blog that I never answered!
Friday, November 05, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Posted by Dani Smith at 10:51 PM
Today I am feeling like an exceptionally slow learner. I continue day after day to live in the memory of my "old self." The person addicted to serving self and the person desperate for approval and acceptance from others. The person that can lash out in cruel ways toward people I feel hurt by. The control freak.
The Truth about me is that I am none of those things. I have been redeemed, made new, and my old self is dead. I am not selfish, but in Christ I am loving, I do not need approval or acceptance from others, because His love and acceptance are enough for my evey need. I am not cruel, I am full of love and kindness. I am not a control freak, I have surrendered control to the Perfect Creator. Each day I live a lie. I live in the memory of who I used to be instead of living out my true identity in the moment.
I ask you Lord to make the Truth of who I really am the reality for me today.
Posted by Dani Smith at 10:38 PM
Saturday, October 03, 2009
I can't believe I haven't posted since May!
I am having an awesome semester-filled with ups and downs, but still great!
My oldest child started kindergarten and that has been a roller coaster for the whole family! The first two weeks she was back to temper tantrums like she used to have. Screaming, pounding, etc. It was hard to watch her go through such extreme negative experiences and also hard, because I didn't handle her outbursts like I should have. :( I had an awesome opportunity to minister to her when she needed me the most, but instead I got angry at her chosen device to express her sadness and anger. The awesome thing is that God redeems EVERYTHING! Even my parenting mistakes. I can see how through it all, we have grown closer and had many sweet moments together with God. A is a deeply emotional girl that thrives as she connects with people. Her teacher is somewhat cold and non-connected, so if you think of us, I would love to have your prayers for A's emotions while she is at school. The great thing is, she is getting connected to some of the girls in her class! Yay!
S and L have also started preschool classes on Tuesday and Thursday. They absolutely LOVE their classes and teachers! It's cute. Tonight on our way home from an outing, L was asking for Kakkies (Ms. Kathy) the whole way. She asks for her every day, which is comforting to know that she has such fond feelings for school and her teacher! They sing together a lot in class and do an art project almost every time she is there! It's awesome. S also looks forward to school and wishes she could go every day! :)
I get to be a part of two Be Transformed groups this semester and they have knocked my socks off! I don't think I have ever witnessed God at work in people lives like I have this semester. He is pursuing His children hard and they are responding! It's amazing to watch Him bring Truth and restoration-I love every minute of it!
So, one thing we have talked a lot about is whether as Christians we have one nature-made alive and righteous in Christ at salvation. Or two natures constantly at war within us. Sinful vs. Christ. What do you think? I'll post my opinion on that issue tomorrow...hopefully!
Posted by Dani Smith at 7:21 PM