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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thinking Truth

Between caring for sick little Samuel and being sick myself, I've had quite a few sleepless nights.
When feeling weary, little things can seem overwhelming. When I feel discouraged or at a loss, I tend to try to reason things out in my mind and "fix the problem" which in turn generally leaves me feeling worse. But more and more, I am learning to take the Lord my every burden, little and big, and open His Word to search for truth.
By filling my thoughts with what is true, those doubts, fears, and worries fade as I know He so lovingly cares for me and gives me His grace and strength to do all He's called me to do.

We took Samuel to the doctor in La Paz this week and he said he has bronchilitis. He started him on another antibiotic as well as several other medicines to help relieve his symptoms and help him fight the infection.
So we have our own little mini pharmacy at my bedside :) As I tend to Samuel throughout the night, it is so sweet to know my Lord meets me there as well. As I give him his medicines and feed him, I give him to the Lord knowing He loves and cares for each one of our children so much more than even Daniel and I do.

During the afternoons while the little ones rest, I've been plugging away at our new schedule. Each morning, I ask the Lord to help me and give me wisdom as I put it together. Daniel has spent a couple of his free evenings going over it with me giving me his thoughts/ideas. This is so important to me because my goal is not only to give order to our day and cover our schooling/chores, but to ensure each day, we are taking steps toward the vision/goals that our husband/father has set for our family.
I also have re-read "Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit" by Teri Maxwell. I read this each summer as I am about to enter another school year. I highly recommend it to any mom who homeschools. It is an easy, simple read, yet the deep truths she covers from God's Word have encouraged me immensly as I endeavor to follow the Lord in teaching my children here at home.

Due to sickness, I've only been able to attend a couple of church services since we've been home, but how sweet it was to fellowship once again with our brothers and sisters in Christ here. Daniel was so encouraged to see the faithfulness of each member in our absense and their hunger and thirst for God's Word hasn't waned but rather grown all the more. How blessed we are to have God's Holy Spirit in us as we become His children as He guides us and changes us as we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Saviour!

Here are a couple of new Samuel shots:
He loves his bath time and just looks at me with a look of "awwwww! I'm so relaxed Mommy" :)

Saturday was Abigail's 8th birthday. What a joy she is! Her smile lights up the room and her sweet spirit is so beautiful.
She loves to play with her baby brothers and is so patient with them.
Here are a few pictures from her special day:
She asked for omelets for her birthday breakfast. Yum :)
We had nachos for her birthday supper...Eliseo really enjoyed them :)

She got a weaving loom from Grandma and she and half the other children have been enjoying making things.

She looks so much like her Daddy (especially in this picture :) ) and loves to please Him.

She is quite the little lady and so very helpful! I've been told that as your children get older, they become more and more your friends. Oh, how blessed I shall then be!


  1. Sorry to hear that you and sweet little Samuel have been under the weather....praying you both get to feeling better very soon! Happy Birthday Abigail :) Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  2. Jaynee,
    Shall I preach you the same sermon that you gave me several days ago? Just teasing. ;)
    Your words of encouragement were so precious because I understand that they were lessons learned at a high price. And yet the more you yield, the more you come forth as gold. I was reading Proverbs 3:5 and 6 this morning and the phrase "and lean not unto thine own understanding" leaped out at me. I think a lot of my problem is struggling to understand rather than just simply trusting as you share here.
    Praying for you and your precious baby,

    P.S. Do you have acidophilus available to give him with the antibiotic (to prevent yeast problems)? I know it can be purchased in liquid form or you can dip a wet finger in powder and rub it into his mouth.

  3. I love how you honour and appreciate each child! It really encourages me! I still check your blog almost every day, since BEFORE you got lots of hits! LOL
    (I only commented once or twice, I was born in Mexico [Chihuahua] to Missionary parents, who have now retired to Colima). I have only had 8 kids (LOL) myself but always wanted to start or run an orphanage too. Bless you all!

  4. Happy Birthday Abigail. I have an Abigail too. "Joy Of The Father"

    I hope Samuel is feeling better soon.

  5. Jaynee~ Your posts always encourage me. I too have been working on my schedule. I told John today, maybe by the new school year I will have worked out our summer schedule :-) hee hee. What a good reminder to keep going back to the Lord for daily wisdom!

    Hope you're feeling better soon. I have also had sleepless nights lately. Little Granton is getting up every 1 1/2 hrs to "visit". Older ones have been taking care of him in the morning so I can get a little mroe sleep. What would I do without them?


  6. I get such a blessing by coming here, Your family is so precious. You and Daniel are amazing hands on God fearing precious parents. It is so evident by seeing a glimpse into the lives of the PRECIOUS children. I would love to meet everyone of you!
    May the Lord richly bless each one of you. I kow he is so very proud of all you do for his kingdom.

  7. your posts and pictures always meakes me smile. Poor Samuel...I will continue to pray for the sweet little guy. Ha sure has had a rough start:(
    Not sure if you got my last comment on the previous post. I didn't see it appear...it was a question about working together.

    PS: it's quite rare that a hubby will even help plan a schedule:):)Most hubbys don't care about that sort of thing!I hope you know what a lucky girl you are:):):):):):)

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow Jaynee!

  8. Samuel is in my prayers. I second the acidiphilus.

    I need to re-read the book you are talking about too. I desparately need to get my schedule better too. Thanks for the encouragment. God Bless You!

    Kim in NC

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABIGAIL!!! Hope you ( Jaynee) and little Samuel will feel much better soon. Blessings.

  10. Praying you and Samuel feel better.
    Happy Birthday to your daughter.

  11. I believe that is so true... as they get older... my oldest dd is 20. She leaves Monday for Ukraine on a mission trip. We are best friends. I loved the pics.

    I read that book to each summer to refresh me. How encouraging. :)

    praying for Samuel. I am new to your blog... been here since Samuel was born... I am really encouraged and enjoying it.

    be blessed,
    mom to 1/2 dozen & a great DIL

  12. I absolutely love reading your blog (I found it on Emily's blog -The Learning Never Stops) I have been following your blog for months now and glean a lot!

    I just wanted to write and ask if I may be able to see your schedule once you are done. I know it will be totally different than mine (having only 2 children as of yet) but I thought it might be neat to see how well you maintain your home/chores/school/ etc.

    Thanks and God Bless,
    Faith Cannon

  13. So sorry to hear that you and Samuel were not feeling well. Praying that God will grant healing and sleep, and strength for your tasks.


  14. I also re-read the Maxwell book "Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit" every summer. It helps me to refocus for the upcoming year.

    Happy Birthday to Abigail!!!

    I hope Samuel feels better soon. In the meantime, I pray the Lord will have you feel refreshed from the little bit of sleep you are getting.

  15. Your family is so sweet. I pray you and baby get well soon. Your 8 year old looks so much like your husband. She is adorable. I am still wondering about your child spacing as I cant nurse and mine are so close too. If you ever can I would love to know.


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