Monday, January 31, 2011

Who's Favor Do You Seek?

Now am I trying to win the favor of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah).
— Galatians 1:10

The apostle Paul said that in his ministry he had to choose between pleasing men and pleasing God. That is a choice you also must make.

If your goal is to build a name for yourself and win favor with people, it will cause you to live in fear of man rather than in fear of God.

For years I tried to build my own reputation among believers by striving to win the favor of men. But through bitter experience I learned I was submitting to a sort of slavery to people. God helped me realize I could only be truly free in Him.

If you are trying to build your reputation with people, it’s time to give up all your own human efforts and simply trust God. He will give you supernatural favor with the people that are right for you.

From the book Ending Your Day Right: Devotions for Each Evening of the Year by Joyce Meyer.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pictures-This and That

The first time Ellie ever let me make her "girly"....
and she wasn't really all that happy about it.....

this is monkey business ;)

need to start the piano lessons soonly!!
attempting to wink at me ;)

we had a slumber party in the living room while Daddy was gone for 4 days....

HAPPY HAPPY chicks that Daddy was home ;)

it's amazing how at such young ages little girls act like Mommies and are nurturing....

Saturday, January 29, 2011

This Little Light of Mine

go check out this beautiful, beautiful song.....

and i bet that you won't be able to stop singing it after you hear it ;)

happy weeekend friends!!! love, hugs, and wet slobbery smooches!!!

PapaMonkey has finally returned after 4 loooooong days (ok well not sooooo long
as my family always does so well providing us distractions and entertainment ;)

we had a super duper fantastical date night watching a movie.....and laughed and laughed...
and loved just being together again. i am so blessed.....

God is so good.....and so good at showing us His love for us....every day.
Be blessed in that and know that tomorrow is a new day if today wasn't what you
were expecting it to be. And let your little light shine.....

Friday, January 28, 2011


~Michael W. Smith
Love you my sweet, beautiful friend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Do Not Be Afraid of the Tumbles

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice?
Up again; you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

To Tell a Better Story

We come with beautiful secrets
We come with purposes written on hearts, written on our souls
We come to every new morning
With possibilities only we can hold
Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces
Calling out the best of who we are
I want to add to the beauty
to tell a better story... (~sara groves)

Pictures-More Christmas

Christmas at Gramma and Auntie Em's and their doggy with a diaper ;)

Matt making the most amazing apple pie shots.....

Lotsa fun presents!!!

snuggle time!

Fun with cousins!

Getting into trouble.....see that glint in her eye???

Reading stories with Paw-Paw Dale

More presents at Uncle Bob and Aunt Jo's.....

Playing toss the monkies ;)

Monday, January 24, 2011


"Compassion is a verb."
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, January 22, 2011


By Mercy Me
The days will come when you don't have the strength
When all you hear is you're not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart they'd see too much

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skys above
You're the one He madly loves
Enough to death

You're beautiful
You are made so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful

And praying that you have the heart to find
Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the cross

Thursday, January 20, 2011


"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God;
he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of LOVE to a thousand generations of those who LOVE him and keep his commandments."
Deuteronomy 7:9

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Loves of my Life

If all three are playing happily can only mean it's total monkey business ;)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pay It Forward

I have been reading and following Nella's story at: ....I love Kelle's outlook on life and her photography.

Please go here and watch this short clip.....

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

God is looking for...

“God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible.

What a pity when we plan only the things we can do by ourselves.”
-A.W. Tozer

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pictures-Happy Monday

Happy Monday from the monkies!!