Friday, October 31, 2008

The Good, The Great, and The Goofy!

Hi and thank you for stopping by my blog-life today.

I love blogging!

I love life!

I LOVE to laugh!

There are some who have questioned those three statements lately.
In reading my Yes To God Tuesday posts you may think I walk around depressed and questioning God every moment. You may think I live a serious and thought provoking life. You may wonder if this girl ever has any fun.

My Yes To God Tuesday posts are a bit on the serious side. I am questioning things in life just now. Those posts are raw, real and relevant as God is doing a deep work within my spirit. It's an important work and a painful work. It is something very difficult to share in a public forum yet a work that needs to be shared because learning to be authentic and real is part of what God is doing. BUT, I do love life and consider everything I go through necessary in my growth with God.

However, I do not have a sad and boring life.

So today I thought I'd share some of the pictures that have been taking in the past 2 weeks around my world.

The Great is the work God is doing in me!

Here is some of the good and goofy moments in recent days.

My mom took me out for lunch on my birthday and then we came back to my house for a few pictures.

Our family 'meeting' place at the Grand Canyon and me feeding Mark a piece of my birthday cake.

This picture was taken in our hotel room at the GC ~ Mark just LOVES having his picture taken!!

Kori and I showing off our new pedicures and my mom with some of her grand and great-grand kids.

Mark and Kori being silly ~ we drained our pool for a fall cleaning and decided to play in it while we waited for it to fill back up.

Family birthday party fun ~ The three birthday kids with their spouses and then we added my 72 year young mom.

And then there was this moment!

Left to Right

My sister ~ Pam ~ 52 on November 7

My brother ~ Ken ~ 40 on October 27

Me ~ Cindy ~ 50 on October 24

Yes ~ we fell into the fire pit behind us ~ luckily it had not been lit yet!

So you can see ~ I do love life and laughter and just having fun.

I do Consider It All Joy including the great and hard work God is doing in my spirit!

Make it a joy-filled day!



  1. Cindy,
    This is a great post!! I have been reading The Purpose Driven Life and much if the book talks about how we go through things to mold us and transform us... this doens't mean they hurt us any less. Thank you fro sharing your stories!! I love your blog!!

  2. Love it. :) Love all the guys are goofy. :)

  3. Thank you for sharing! I think we have to be real, sometimes we have nothing but joy overflowing in our lives, while other times it's a little bit harder.

    It's really nice to see all the fun pictures of you and your family!

    God Bless

  4. I'm glad you cleared things up...what great fun you have with your family. Love the pictures!! Have a good weekend! Connie

  5. I love the pictures and your joy! (the toe to toe fun!) I will be back to read more!

  6. I love fun and family! Great to see some spunky coming out of you girlie! :)

  7. What a fun loving family you have! That's great, I was getting worried about you:) lol!!

    I understand completely about the serious stuff we go through in life. Just growing pains, as my grandmother puts it:)

    I love to laugh's the best RX out there!!

  8. Just ran across your blog. God is so good, isn't He? The joy that He gives us is our strength.

    Enjoyed your blog.

    God Bless!

  9. So many fun pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Cindy,
    Thanks for sharing the fun moments too. I know my posts are pretty heavy, so I felt like I should do some everyday moments in mine. We are very similar in some ways.

    Your friend

  11. Hi Cindy,
    I live in Surprise and my husband is the Pastor of Calvary Chapel Surprise.

    I, too, am our Women's Ministry Director. I, too, have an adopted child (a sweet girl from Russia). We are in the process of adopting again (Lord willing).

    What church do you go to? : )


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy