Tuesday, September 23, 2008


This is just a fun picture of Molly from camp, but I wanted to share something exciting that happened this morning. I was doing a quick check of my email and Molly was reading her science. All of the sudden she looked at me and her eyes watered up. She said, "I realized last Wednesday night that when I was little I didn't know what I was doing when I got saved." She said, "I need to do it now." We stopped everything and prayed. WOO HOO! God is so good. I am so thankful for the drawing of the Holy Spirit. I am so proud of Molly's decision to give her life to Christ. She is ready to follow Him and truly live for Him. In a ministry family, sometimes it's easy to "look" the part. It's so exciting to watch my children personally take responsibility for their relationship with Christ. As much as I want to do that for them sometimes, it has to be their decision. Molly got that this week, and today, I got the greatest blessing a mom can ever have. It is a joy to have the time we have together through homeschooling. I am so thankful for the relationship that I have with my kids. I am so proud of Molly. Please say a prayer for her as she begins her new life in Christ. I think some things will be so much easier for her. It's a whole lot easier to have Christ living through you instead of having to do it all on your own. I also think she will have spiritual warfare. Satan doesn't want her becoming the godly woman that God has created her to be. She is so service gifted and I am so excited to see what God is going to do through her. Please pray for her as she begins her new life in Him.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Feels Like Fall!!

I went by my friend Christy's house today and she had just put out all her fall decor! I got so excited! We sat out on her deck in the cool weather, drank coffee, and I really got in the autumn mood!! You know, that cozy, snuggly, wanna hang out with friends and family kind of mood! That Yankee Spiced Pumpkin candle smell in your house kind of mood. Now I'm thinking about getting out my pumpkins and decorating! Then I realize that I have to clean the dust and dirt first...or I can skip the cleaning and pumpkins and just add some black cats and plastic spiders to the dust and cobwebs and call it Halloween! What do you think? Are you ready for fall? When do you think it's time to let go of summer and put on your yoga pants and sweatshirts?

Monday, September 8, 2008


It has been a busy weekend at the Shingleton house in spite of Kent's continuing sinus infection. He is on day 7 of anitbiotics and still waking up at 3AM with a major headache. He finally went to the doctor and got a steroid shot this morning. Saturday we had Molly's volleyball game, (she's doing fabulous) then came home for a day of rest. Sunday was Round Up Sunday at Donelson View. I felt a little silly driving to church in my overalls, pig tails and cowgirl hat, but I had fun! I hadn't done anything like this since I was litte. I even got to ride a horse! When I was a teenager, we bred and raised quarterhorses. I loved riding and hadn't gotten to do it since we sold them all when I was in college! Mr. Charlie, talked the lady into letting me off the rope and taking the horse for a little gallop. It was a blast! We left from Donelson, ran home to change out of our cowboy attire, and took off to Knoxville. Kent preached at a church in Strawberry Plains, TN. Hmmm...I can't say a lot on my blog about it, but let's just say that people in different parts of this state, have church VERY differently than I have ever seen before! Hmmm...What did you do this weekend?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

sick hubby

My sweet husband is not feeling well! He has a sinus infection which means the Shingleton household is sorta boring right now. I have realized even more in the last couple of days how blessed I am to have him for my husband. I had a crazy situation happen last night that I won't go into... but...you realize that the things people say can make you feel so small, no matter how old you get. I had someone make me feel that way. It made me feel like highschool all over again. You remember... don't you? Anyway, the person called and apologized. What is great is that I was fine by the time I got the call, because of my wonderful husband. He encouraged me, he made me feel secure, he made me see myself the way God sees me. I am thankful for his leadership in our home. I know I have said this before, but it is so awesome to have a marriage that is centered around the Father. I'm praying that Kent gets to feeling better and thanking God for the gift He has given me in my husband.