Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lynette's Spring Blog Party



I have a BLOGGY Mom friend who I JUST LOVE! 

She is a mother of 9 children, 6 on earth, 3 in Heaven. 
She has invited all of us to her Blog Party and I thought...

"What a GREAT way to start this new Season of our Misisonary Homeschooling Life!" 

For those of you visiting me for the first time...

My name is Cheryl McCarthy and I have been married to my 
Worship Leading Hub, Bill, for 22 years. 


 
We have been given 5 AMAZING children! 


Caela, 

Isabella, 

Daniel, 

Gracie and 

Liliana
(Caela - 12)

(Liliana - 3)

(Isabella - 11)
(Gracie - 5)

(Daniel - 9)
We just started a Call to New Bern, NC as a "Missionary Family" at Healing Grace Church (AMiA Church Plant) we are a part of the Anglican Mission in the Americas. 
A Mission, not a denomination...so AWESOME! 







The Lord gave us a house that was TRULY "prepared for us" by our King Jesus! 

We needed 5 bedrooms AND an office for Bill...both of these needs (the 5th bedroom and the office) had been built onto the house the year before the owners rented it to us!

We are a Homeschooling Family. 

Here are Daniel and Isabella doing their copy work.
Now to answer some of these questions Lynette has! 
How would people describe your personality? (If they could only use ONE word.) 
Are they right?

I have a few descriptions I would think others would call me, but the main one is...

Encouraging
(This is the ONE word I hear most of the time)

 But I also hear: Frenetic...Joyful...Bold...Passionate. = ) 

Are they right? 

I think so. But what is pretty amazing, that I have been learning lately, is that 
sometimes people who honestly share how they see you make you sometimes wish YOU could be friends with YOU and really see what THEY see! 

Would any of you like to be friends with yourself?! = ) 

If you inherited a million dollars what would be the first thing you'd do with it?
The first thing would be to pay off ALL our debt! 
We are SO CLOSE! Dave Ramsey groupies! 

After that I would love to shore up lose ends on our NEEDS in our house 
and for the kids. 

And THEN I'd love to shower our parents with things THEY need because of ALL THE KINDNESS they have shown us over the years! 

Lastly, I would give portions to our friends in Rwanda...Sonrise School, Bishop John Rucyahana, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee...

That would be a GREAT day! Just the idea of Jesus giving us His money to be able
 to be His hands and feet in this world! 

WOW! These questions are TOUGH! = ) 

If you could live anywhere at all (and take all your loved ones with you), 
where would you go?

To be honest? I'd go RIGHT HERE! 

Where Jesus wants us! Wherever He wants us is where I would want to go!

We used to pray all the time, "Jesus, please don't take us somewhere that is FLAT and where there is WATER." ...well, it's amazing how He changes are hearts when He calls us ...New Bern is ALL flat and water...and WE ABSOLUTELY love it here! 
Because Jesus is all over this move and this call! 

What movie or book character can you most relate to?

The character that I DESIRE to relate to more and more are all my heroes in the Faith...
Rees Howells, George Mueller, Brother Yun...

We are right now reading The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun as our read aloud. 

Today I thought, "Is this too heavy for them?" ...yes, probably, but the FAITH BUILDING TESTIMONY of a man SOLD OUT to Jesus is what comes through every page! 

We are going to start George Mueller's autobiography next...WHEW!!! 

All of Jane Austen's books and movies are MY FAVORITES! Just the BEAUTY, the dialogue, the family dynamics...love them! 

Also, ONEGIN...with Ralph Fiennes, The Scarlet Pimpernel...with Anthony Andrews, Camelot...the PLAY on HBO with Richard Harris...all the PASSION! all the ROMANCE! all the HONOR! Love movies like that! 

 
 Here is a pic of me and my new sweet friend, Ellen, taken at the AMiA Winter Conference a few weeks back! 

I have SO FEW pics of ME! = ) 
This has been a TREAT sharing with all you LADIES! 
I hope you'll come by and VISIT! 

And I pray that this blog will always be a 
HUGE ENCOURAGEMENT to anyone who has a PASSION for Jesus...


And a PASSION for your children and Home Schooling! 

Peace of the Lord be with you ALWAYS!

~ Cheryl

ps...I just published this post and there are some WEIRD spacing going on..

4 comments:

Kathi said...

Your new house is beautiful Cheryl! God is amazing! Hope you are enjoying your new church and HOMESCHOOLING again!

Love!
Kathi

Cheryl said...

Kathi!

SO WONDERFUL to hear from you!

Thank you!

Amy said...

Nice to meet you through the blog party. Glad you all have found a mission that you enjoy and we share the same one of homeschooling.

Lynnette Kraft said...

Hey pretty lady! I would like to first say - YES! You ARE an encourager. You encourage me all the time! It's a great gift to have! That's one of my favorite things to do (when I'm not discouraging). lol!

You sound so perfectly content with your life. I think that's just wonderful! So many are not. Life is to be appreciated. Enjoyed. Adored. Wherever and however we are. I know that's easier said that done for some. Life is very hard at times. But with God ALL things are possible!

I'm so glad you linked up to the party Cheryl. I enjoyed popping by and visiting you. You always make me smile.

Have a lovely day and enjoy the blog party.
Your chum,
Lynnette