Questions from Jesus

March 28, 2007 at 2:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This morning I was reading in John 6 when Jesus was about to feed the 5,000. Jesus was with his disciples and a large crowd was following behind them because they had seen how Jesus had been healing the sick. They went on top of the mountain and looked at the crowd coming and Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread so that these people may eat?” I love this question. I can just picture them all sitting together talking and then seeing this crowd coming and then one of the asks this question. But not just one of them asks the question- Jesus asks the question. Phillip answers, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” Immediately Phillip heard this question and began trying to figure out a plan, then got overwhelmed, and had doubt (maybe even some sarcasm). He questioned back Jesus without even seeing Jesus. There are times in my life when God asks me to do things and I try to work out a plan and then get frustrated and give up. I try my way first instinctively without asking God what His way is first. Or how about with money? When God asks us to bless someone or something unexpected comes up we try to figure out how to do it without believing God provides. It’s like Jesus asks us, knowing what the answer is but trying to teach us to believe in Him first before ourselves. Jesus knew He was about to feed the 5,000. I want to be a person that walks hand in hand with Jesus through this life. When we come upon something that does not look possible to get through- I don’t want him to have to ask me, “Maris how are we going to get through this?” I want to look at Him first and say, “what are your suggestions?”



March 28, 2007 at 3:22 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

By the way did anyone see Aaron out there playing?!?!?
He was the video man huh? Good excuse 🙂

For the record… Aaron came to me before the WIFF…

March 28, 2007 at 3:18 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

For the record… Aaron came to me before the WIFFLE (i know how to spell it now:) anyway Aaron came to me before the game and said, “Maris, I know you have played ball since you were 7 but wouldnt it be funny to have someone that is such a good player totally strike out. That would be funny and make Jimmie feel better.” So I said sure Aaron…. I can take one for the team, I know what a bad player the spur guys are at wiffle ball. So here ya go! Aaron I think you captured it well thanks:)

Fun times this weekend:)

March 27, 2007 at 3:33 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

These are pics from this spur family weekend extravaganza!! Thanks to Laura for sending us the pics. Friday night we had a fun shower for Chad and Steph’s long awaited wedding! It was so much fun and I am so glad to be celebrating the 2 of them and their exciting life together. We love you guys!!
Sunday after church we had our annual Spur family picnic. Steven and Aaron cooked up some food and after we played an intense game of wuffle (did i spell that right? Thats a hard word… Is it woofle, or wuffle?) ball. Like the true Boys’s and Girl’s Club way, we play out of fun and good sportsmanship. Who am I kidding? There was so much trash talk and by the way our team beat Chad’s!! The 10 of us were finally at the same place at the same time and I think (I could be wrong) but I think this is the first full (everybody’s taken- all the perminant girls) all boys and girls spur picture! I wish we had gotten one Friday night when we were all dressed up but this one is fun enough! Thank you guys for such a fun weekend with the fam. I love each one of you and am so thankful for you in our lives. Thanks Aaron and Jamie for all of your planning 🙂


March 20, 2007 at 12:48 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Tonight after my 3rd burned batch of baked french fries, I cried out in distress, “I WANT TO BE A GOOD COOK!!” He looked at me in love and said, “I know honey and I want to be an astronaut one day.”
(Mom don’t read this part…)
So I stuck my middle finger up at him and made him eat on the couch with Gracie.

Ok. That is not totally true. I thought it was pretty funny. I just threw the oven mit at him.
….Maybe cooking isn’t in the cards for me 😦

My Grumpy Husband

March 20, 2007 at 12:43 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

While watching this video my heart was saddened by this. I am sorry for you boys that you think my sweet husband is grumpy all the time. He is never grumpy when he is home with me! *wink wink* I guess you just can’t make him happy like I can! 🙂

Taking a break…

March 18, 2007 at 7:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

With the smell of pinesol and tilex mixing in the air (i know, i know… be careful) I am sitting down resting for a minute. I am pooped. Scrubbing the shower and moping everything can wear you out! I love cleaning my house on Sunday. So much so that I think I could neglect everything all week long and then clean like crazy Sunday. Wait, I think that is what I do!! haha I love raising the windows, airing out the house and letting all the sunlight in. I’ve got college basketball on the tv and my sweetie is an hour from being home 🙂 We had a wonderful morning at church. I will post more about the sermon later because I thought it was very thought provoking on a very tough subject. Did I mention that we love our church?? Anyway, more to come later and I should get back to cleaning.

It has been 2 years today!!!

March 12, 2007 at 3:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Today is our 2 year anniversary! I cannot believe how fast time has flown by. This time 2 years ago I was probably heading to the church to get ready. I think Steven was probably at American Eagle picking out his clothes for the Honeymoon!!

Sometimes I wish I could go back and relive that day. Its sad because I can’t remember a lot of it because I was so overwhelmed. The time has flown by. Now we are sitting, after sleeping in this morning, in our living room of our house we are love with both typing away on our computers. I wish we were heading out for Cancun tomorrow. I don’t think we will ever take another trip as great as that one was.

I have attached our wedding video here. JUST KIDDING LAURA!! You know we have to watch it today though. Its a tradition! Anyway we were so blessed at how wonderful our friends and parents were on that day and we still are so blessed to have each of you still in our lives. I love walking through life together with you all!

Laura and Jimmie you are next 🙂
After Chad and Steph
and Marcus and Crystal

lazy day

March 10, 2007 at 6:18 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

So I am having a lazy day. I have so many things that I want to do but am not motivating myself to get up and do them. Maybe this post will encourage me to move and make it a productive Saturday. There are so many times throughout the week when I think, “gosh I wish I had more time to get this done.” Well now that I do have time I am not doing anything. Ok… I think I am going to go wash the car. That sounds productive right?

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