Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day!

To "our Bobby": We love you so very much! You are an incredible husband and father. Thank you for your heart and the continual pouring of love into your children. Thank you for being a Godly example and leader in our home. We are truly blessed!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Dear Christian Mothers,

Have you ever been guilty of trying to seek fulfillment in people or achievements? Maybe it's fulfillment in what other people think of you as a Mother. Just recently I allowed myself to be put in an unintentional situation. I was hurt and broken. I tried to grasp the nature of the situation but was coming up short. I was blaming myself for being an imperfect Mother and for my children being imperfect. My spiritual warfare had hit a new height. Satan was on a mission to break me down. I truly believe God puts valleys in our lives so we seek Him more diligently. When you have that personal relationship with Jesus you can't help but run TOWARDS him. As I sat in my room while the children were napping I pulled my Bible out and my "Jesus Calling" devotion. I had not read it yet that day and was craving time with my Lord to sort out some things. Let me just tell you that GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME. He gave me what I needed. He fulfilled that emptiness I was feeling. He showed me that this nonsense doesn't matter. Below is what I read with tearfilled eyes. All I can do is bask in His glory.

"REMEMBER THAT YOU LIVE IN a fallen world: an abnormal world tainted by sin. Much frustration and failure result from your seeking perfection in this life. There is nother perfect in this world except Me. That is why closeness to Me satisfies deep yearnings and fills you with joy."

"I have planted longing for perfection in every human heart. This is a good desire, which I alone can fulfill. But most people seek this fulfillment in other people and earthly pleasures or achievements. Thus they create idols, before which they bow down. I will have no other gods before Me! Make Me the deepest desire of your heart. Let Me fulfill your uearning for perfection." Jesus Calling

After reading this short, concise excerp from "Jesus Calling" there was scripture to follow. Even though one verse was listed I decided to read the whole chapter. Once again my socks were knocked off at God's ever so perfect timing. Psalm 37 was refreshing. It is a must read for those of you experiencing opposition in this world. This chapter showed my that even in my imperfection as a Mom, sister, daughter, wife and friend, if I choose to seek my fulfillment in the Lord He will prosper me. The only thing that matters is my personal relationship with my Jesus. God knows everyone's hearts and intentions. He wants us to crawl to Him broken so He can pick us up and hug us and kiss us and tell us to "LET GO AND LET GOD." Sometimes it can be easier said than done. But the fulfillment you get when you give it to your Heavenly Father is far greater than this "abnormal world tainted by sin".

"Your more than enough for me, Jesus your all I need."

Psalm 37:37 states: "Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; for the future of that man is peace."

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday Fun Day.

Yesterday Bailey and Boone's cousins came over to play! What a fun time they all had together.

Eight Months!

Happy eight month birthday to my sweet little Boone! You are growing up too fast! I love you buddy!

A Time of Brokeness.

A couple of days ago I was introduced to a blog of a mother whose child was dying of a rare skin disease. As I read her blog and her journey with her son I couldn't help but start sobbing. I looked at the pictures of this sweet little boy (not yet 2 years of age) and the skin disease and all I saw was his happy smile. For almost two years he endured pain and suffering, blisters and open wounds. Yet, he fought as hard as he could to communicate and smile and play to the extent that he could. Two days ago he went to be with Jesus. He has no more pain. He doesn't have to be bandaged everyday. He can now walk and talk with Jesus. His Mom, through grief, knows that he is now healed.

It is so very easy to take our life for granted. It is easy to take the healthy lives of our children for granted. Jesus suffered for us. He bled and died for us. He gave us hope and prepared a place for us through pain and suffering. Should we not fall on our faces in gratitude for all He has given us? Sometimes it is more easy to focus on the things we don't have or the things that are going wrong in our eyes.  Instead, I am challenged to focus on the positive in my life. The health of not only me but my husband and children. The blessings that God has given us. It reminds me of an old hymn we use to sing in church. "Count your blessings name them one by one. Count your blessings see what God has done."

I am so thankful that my children are alive and healthy. I NEVER want to take that for granted. Thank you, Jesus, for showing me that the only way to live this life is to rejoice and give honor to You for what You have blessed me with than to grumble about things that do not give glory to your Kingdom.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Boone's Friends.

Boone is going to have quite for clan of friends from our Life Group. I am so thankful that he will be able to grow up with kids raised by Godly parents! What a blessing!!


I find it so sweet that wherever Bailey is I am usually the same place with Boone and vice versa. She is the most amazing big sister. Even when she is doing her own thing, she wants to do it near Boone!