Saturday, May 3, 2008

Fighting on the Right Level

I'm getting ready to go on a Walk to Emmaus weekend at the end of this month. The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal weekend. I've seen several members of my church attend already and have watched them come back on fire for Christ. I'm completely excited about it.

With that excitement I am also feeling overwhelmed right now. Not about the weekend but about everything else. My daughter is wetting herself again, my son doesn't want to do his school work. Neither one of the kids seem to be obedient at all lately and have been talking back. I'm having issues with people that I shouldn't be having issues with. I miss my husband and am taking care of everything at home.

I feel like everything that can possibly go wrong is going wrong right now. I feel like around every corner something is attacking me. But then I spoke with someone the other night who went on an Emmaus Walk last year. He said I would be under attack over the next 2 months because Satan doesn't want me to go to Emmaus and doesn't want me to glorify God afterwards. I stewed on that thought for a couple of days and realized he was right.

Everything that I'm dealing with I'm able to fight. Not with my fists but on my knees. Since I have realized all this I have an amazing sense of peace that only God could provide. I pray that I can keep God at the head of my actions and thoughts especially over the next 2 months. That I may have the strength to continue to take care of my house, teach my son's school, potty train my daughter and not lose my temper. Please keep me in your prayers as well.

Changes Already

So I'm changing the parameters of this site already. I've decided that this is going be my personal site and I've created another site dedicated to the family. is the new site. Check that one out for updates on the whole family.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Kids and Cars

Wednesday night the kids participated in the AWANA Grand Prix at our church. Kid #1's car looks just like his Daddy's new mustang. Kid #2's car is an ocean scene with the Little Mermaid. They both painted their cars and kid 2 picked the seashells (or sheshells as she says) and the mermaid to go on her car. Neither won any prizes but they loved seeing their cars racing down the track. #1 is already planning out his car for next year. I have no idea how to make the Batmobile so Daddy better prepare for that one!

Notice #1 has no top front teeth. The tooth fairy was busy at the Benge house over the last week. At least she didn't forget like she did with the previous tooth!

New Blog Site

To all my friends who are not on myspace, I've decided to post my blog here as well as there. I don't post frequently as I usually don't have time, but when I do it's usually something important enough for me to share.

I don't expect frequent comments or any at all. Maybe you'll enjoy my posts, maybe you won't. I tend to post more for me rather than anyone else.