Thursday, September 27, 2007

Please Help Me Help Them- WALK FOR LIFE

Hello! I am walking in Solution Pregnancy Center's (formerly HELPING HAND) Walk For Life, again this year. Please donate to help me help them. Solutions has personally helped me when I was pregnant with Jason.
You can donate by clicking on link below, or emailing me with a pledge amount and your address and Solutions will bill you after the walk.My goal is to raise $500.00!!! Help me do that, even if you can only donate $1.00, every little bit helps!!!donate


send an email pledge and your address

THANKS SO MUCH! -Becky Rivera

Another day

Hello! Just another ordinary day here. But God is so extraordinary. He is showing me things that are hard but I need to hear about my home being a safe haven for my kids to really see Him. It is hard to be a mom and be responsible for the spiritual upbringing of my kids. I can not get it right for myself. Thank God for His love and grace. It is hard to just be a mom with all the ordinary stuff, laundry, cooking (still working on that one-thank God for my microwave-lol), cleaning (again a work in progress), homework, getting to school on time, bedtime, showers, everything. But I am being reminded that all that stuff is not top of the line, it's not even second. This is what God wants my priorites:
1) God and my walk with Him
2) My boys and there walk with Him
my relationship with mom, dads, sisters, and brothers
3) My job (in home daycare) and giving 100% at my job all the time because God is always watching, and teaching daycare kids about Him
4) My role in Teamkid's Time at church, praying for teachers and kids and preparing for each week and reaching out to encourage those teachers and kids
friends and relationships outside of immediate family

honestly my list looks like this:

my boys
my family
my job
Teamkid's Time


I know I need to work on this. I want to put God first. When I do my day runs more smoothly and I am calmer. This is how I will ultimately teach my boys by setting the right example. And as I have learned the hard way God's ways are the only right ways.

It is just hard, and I think I need to remember walking with God is not always easy and when I am not comfortable I am growing and this is all I can hope for until I meet Him face to face one day. Hopefully my list will resemble His list much more by then.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

quick answered prayer

Praise God!!! Heather (Ethan's mom) got an internship that is paid, she starts Tues. God is amazing! -Becky

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Hello! Happy Birthday to all the Sept. birthdays:

Aunt Barbara

and anyone else


Hello! I am so excited. I love the fall. I love the cool nights, crisp air, falling leaves. I love how the leaves change so many beatiful colors. I love my birthday (Oct. 3rd.) I will be 28 this year. I feel 50 sometimes and 18 others. I am so excited as we are starting a new year of our Wed. evening children's program at church tomorrow night. We have lots of help and I am so grateful.
I also am glad my boys are settleing in at school. Joshua is doing better with his after school crankiness. Jason is doing all his work and eating school lunch in the school lunchroom. Thank God for small victories. Thank God for large victories. Thank God for everything!!!


Friday, September 14, 2007

Walk For Life Fundraiser

Hello! I am walking in Solution Pregnancy Center's (formerly HELPING HAND) Walk For Life, again this year. Please donate to help me help them. Solutions has personally helped me when I was pregnant with Jason. You can donate by clicking on link below, or emailing me with a pledge amount and your address and Solutions will bill you after the walk.
My goal is to raise $500.00!!! Help me do that, even if you can only donate $1.00, every little bit helps!!!

donate online:

send an mail pledge and your address to:

THANKS SO MUCH! -Becky Rivera

Thursday, September 13, 2007

need socks?

Hello! I found this Christian company who sells great deals on socks & t-shirts. I have ordered from them 2 times already. My most recent order was for 6 dozen pairs of adult and kids socks with shipping my total was less than $40. I am not working for this company or getting anything for telling you about them I just wanted to share them with you. -they have adults and kids ankle, tube, even dress socks & more. We think the quality is good.


Monday, September 10, 2007

I did it!

I did it, I mowed my first lawn. Thank God for small victories. I had help from my mom, Scott, and Jason, but I did alot of it. It may not be a big deal, but it was my first time. It feels good when I can do things. Anyway I can't wait to have my first barbque (except I need a grill for that.)
Jason went back to school and made a friend today. Joshua made a friend as well. Maybe now he will start being a little nicer. I am so excited for them. -Becky

Saturday, September 8, 2007

I am giving this testimony at my church tomorrow

I wanted to come up and let you know what God has been revealing to me over this year. Most of you know me, for those of you who do not my name is Becky R. I am a single mom to two great boys and I came to know the Lord almost 8 years ago through Solutions with Lorrie E.

I have struggled a lot over the years with many things, but everyone here has always been so kind and caring and helpful. And even though God provided for all my needs sometimes I was too proud to let my church family know of needs I had.

Some of you know in Feb. I broke my ankle. This was completely devastating to me as I watch children in my home, and needed the income from this, plus I was living on the third floor in my apartment building. I was in a lot of pain and unsure of how I would get through the next six weeks.

God already knew. He had it all planned. Everyday, either my mom or someone from this church came to watch the daycare children, care for my children, cook meals, clean, and encourage me. I sat on my couch unable to get up yet still trying to, thinking and praying to God that these are my kids and they are my responsibility. I felt so guilty imposing on others time. I had to ask for more help than I’ve ever asked for. I could not even shower with out help in the beginning, how humbling.

Somewhere along the way it clicked, God told me that one, it could be worse, this was only a temporary and that two, “He told me, no, they are not your kids, they are my kids, and I gave you these people to help you care for them” What a different perspective. I finally got it. I can’t do it alone, none of us can. But that’s ok.

God further reminded me of this during my move 3 weeks ago when over 20 people showed up to help me move, paint, and more. And I am not sure about those involved but I felt such peace on my move day.

Whatever your situation, single or married, without Him we are nothing, but also He put us here at Calvary Baptist Church to care for each other’s lives, to laugh and cry together, to be His body. And for this and for you I am so grateful.Thank you for allowing me to share this with you, and thank you for being part of our life.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Back to school

Well, the boys started school on Wed. It's sad to see the summer go. Joshua started preschool. His teacher says he is great in class but after class he is so mean to me. I think all the changes are frustrating for him. Jason came home with a fever, sore throat, and headache. This caused him to miss day 2 & 3. Poor kid, he actually layed in bed Thur. and slept. Today he was much better though.
My first week back to work went well. My body is not too happy about getting up early again and I am having a hard time getting to sleep, but it will start to fall into place soon (I hope.)
Tomorrow we have a church meeting for our Wed. evening church program which begins Wed.
Plus I have my part time job at night. Sometime this weekend I have to clean house, mow the lawn (my first time ever), go food shopping, and do my next week daycare prep. And try and relax, which will not happen tomorrow. Oh well, sorry for the boring post. Going to do my meeting prep and then get to bed. -Becky

Monday, September 3, 2007

Joshua swimming

Jason fishing

Back from camping

Hello! We got back from a camping trip last night. We had a blast. Jason enjoyed riding his bike all over the campgroud and fishing. Joshua enjoyed swimming and smores. Tomorrow we are back to work full time (my in home daycare.) I have two little boys, ages 4 and almost 3. This will not be too stressful. I am excited to start our preschool curriculum.
Jason will start 4th grade on Wed. Joshua will start preschool. They are looking forward to school. I am not looking forward to getting up in am, but will quickly get over it. Hope your holiday weekend was great! -Becky