Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A home for Curly

Curly, needs a home...

**URGENT**-Need home for 10 year old Female Cat:

Curly (the cat), (all medical records upon request)

She is a spayed female 10 year old cat.

She is declawed in the front.

She is great with older kids and other cats.

Her family is in the Military and has already left the country for 2-5 years. They thought they could take her with them and just found out the week they were leaving that they could not. She is a great cat! Very sweet, loves to sit in your lap and to play. Her family has 4 kids and one other cat (which has already been adopted).

She has been staying with another family since her family left, but is very unhappy there. They have 3 very young kids and a big dog. She has been there almost 2 months and is very stressed.

Please let me know if you can help me get her adopted! She can be your's forever or just while the family is out of the country. That is up to you.

I will bring to you anywhere between New York and North Carolina!!

Thank you!!

Jessi Scherm


Friday, June 1, 2012

Petra's two-word sentence

Petra said her first two-word sentence at least a month ago, probably more. In true 3rd kid nature her parents have neglected to recognize her achievements! I would like to add to this by letting you know that only a 3rd child would have this as their first sentence, because they learned it from an older sibling! Well, here goes, Petra's first sentence was:
"That's Yucky!"
Thank you Stina for teaching her that! This picture is the face she makes when she is saying, "That's Yucky", which she likes to say a lot just to get a rise out of her parents! Although, it has also been confused with "That's Daddy" and "That's Katty" (which is what Stina calls the cats)!
Petra is SO much fun! She has no fear and loves deeply! She will climb from the floor up on to the counter, just so you will hold her and she can nestle her head on your shoulder!
Love this girl!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Trusting God with the Middle Things

I have had the privilege of doing 2 bible studies this year at RBC. First, Experiencing the Spirit and now Beth Moore's James: Mercy Triumphs. We finished it today! Doing these studies has brought several things to my attention and I am so glad!

I realized that I had stopped allowing myself to be vulnerable mostly to Christ, but that spilled over in my human relationships too. I struggled to be happy, not even realizing what I needed was Joy! I was trying to do too much on my own strength (with the help of family and friends), but not relying on Christ. Three kids in 2 and half years would be a lot for anyone (I think), so I thought it was normal that I felt overwhelmed. God was trying to help me, but I was holding on to my own strength. Slowly though He is breaking me down. I don't know why I have to be so stubborn!

Just recently, I realized that I have a REALLY hard time, trusting God with the "middle" things! I have no problem trusting Him for the big things or the little things. As you know, our entire house flooded about 6 months ago. Not for one second was I concerned about our health, shelter and even "things". I knew God had it all under control. Then less than a month ago we were on our way to our friend's house and were t-boned, by a lady going at least 50 mph. Again, God protected every hair on our heads!! Not to my surprise, I know He loves us deeply and protected us. On to the small things, you would laugh at the things that I pray for: finding a matching sock when I'm in a hurry, my phone or my keys (Can you tell I loose things a lot). For my kids to sleep well and be rested. I know that He cares about even the little things! He knows how scatterbrained I am and would never find these things on my own!

The "middle" things are the one's that get me. I don't even pray about them most of the time! My attitude, disorganization, time-management...the list goes on. The funny thing I have learned about these "middle" things, through the bible studies I have done this year, is not necessarily that I need to pray for those things (God certainly welcomes it), but that I need to pray for my heart to be broken and more like His! If I do THAT He will direct my personal short-comings! This is not to say that I am now always happy and organized, but I am finding much more joy in life, that I had somehow lost along the way.

I am so glad that God got a hold of me. Even though I don't like to be disciplined, I needed it! No one likes to be told they are doing something wrong, but I'm giving everyone permission to tell me! Call me out!. I've had several people tell me over the past few months that they can tell that I am happier now. I wish they had told me that I wasn't and that I needed to do something about it! My kids are even happier now! It's scary how much a mother's attitude can change everyone's attitudes.

Lord, help me to have a heart that breaks for what breaks Your's and give me Your Joy in my everyday life!!