About Me

My name is Meredith, and I am the mother of two awesome boys; the wife of a fantastic husband; the band director for 100 students in grades 5 - 12 in a small community in Maine; and a follower of Christ. This blog is a place for me to reflect on what the Lord is teaching me.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Exciting news... but --

There has been an exciting announcement of sorts on my NEW BLOG.

Click on over to find out what has been happening in our lives since I last checked in over here.  :)

Hope to see you over there,


Thursday, August 4, 2011

I have wrestled with this decision for MONTHS.

But it just felt like the time was right.

I have merged my two blogs- this one and Run is the New Walk to a new blog.

My word?
You know...


I may have tried every single word/phrase combination that I could think of before I finally found one that is perfect, that was availalble.

And now....

My new blog:

I sure hope that you update your readers, and follow me over to my new blog.
I am so excited about this!!

Oh-- and you can still expect to see Thankful posts, and Blogging through the Bible in 90 Days posts...
as well as a whole lot of my life in general. :)

Hope to see you over there!!

Reflections on #B90Days: Day 25

Reading and reflecting through the Bible in 90 Days, along with hundreds of others taking part in the Challenge, hosted at Mom's Toolbox.

Day 25 Reading: 1 Kings 7: 38 -  1 Kings 16: 1 - 20


and he said: “Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts. 1 Kings 8:23

then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk
1 Kings 8:36A

“Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses.
1 Kings 8: 56  (emphasis mine)

These passages were all a part of the beautiful prayer that Solomon prayed to the Lord, after the Temple was completed.  I just love the reminders of the promises that the Lord gave to His people.  The reminders of how Holy He is.

David longed to build a Temple for God.  But, David was a King during wartime. Because of the valor of his leadership, his son Solomon took the throne in times of peace.  And Solomon was allowed to bring the Temple to a reality.

Solomon accomplished so much good for the Kingdom of God.

But, because he did not heed the warnings of His Lord about taking foreign wives, (He had 700 wives. And that is not counting princesses and concubines) what was warned about of course became reality. Solomon's wives turned his heart away from the True God, and Solomon even built the high places for the gods of his wives.

The most famed celebrated King, in wisdom, and honor was the one who ultimately tore the Kingdom of Israel apart. After he died, Jeroboam, Solomon's servant, was made King of all of Israel, with the exception of the one tribe of Judah, which was being kept for David's people, according to the promise the Lord made with him.   Solomon's son, Rehoboam, ruled in Judah.

Solomon was given great wisdom, fame, riches and honor from the Lord.
But it wasn't enough to keep him faithful throughout all his days.

Lesson to learn?
When God warns about something specific, take it seriously.

If Solomon can fall, and cause the Kingdom of Israel to be ripped apart, then how much more might we fall?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Giving thanks, 176 - 190, #1000gifts

Multitudes on Monday

176 -  Laura Story's song "Blessings" -- it makes me cry every single time I hear it, or sing it....
177 - Friends who support and build up
178 - A delicious dinner that the littlest boy loved, and could be modified so the oldest boy loved it too...
179 - dishes mostly done within minutes of being finished
180 - the warmth of the sun on my arms
181 - wonderful time of prayer and fellowship last night
182 - being certain of the Lord's call
183-  new clothes in my size at the thrift shop in our town!!
184 - a quiet dishwasher that works beautifully
185 - ugly/beautiful : disrespectful, disobedient five year old/ a picture of God's amazing grace because how often have we acted the same ways?
186 - friends home from China for just long enough for me to give them a detailed prayer request that would be very difficult to translate into "code".
187 - a truly repentant heart
188 - 16 month old laughter, smiles
189 - the beauty of God's creation  --- rolling green hills along a river,  forests of trees on the other side
190 - a weekend that seemed to last forever...  <3

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