Monday, October 31, 2011

Trunk or Treat

What a fun night of trunk or treat....I think it was the first time for our community...and for us!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Velveteen Mother

"And maybe that is all — a Velveteen Mother is a mother who keeps bending her worn knees with prayers that her child may walk straight paths. Never ceasing to pray for her own crooked heart.

Never forgetting — Train up a child in the way he should go and be ready to forgive him. The Way he should go is down a road named Grace.

Why do I forget that becoming Real — becoming a velveteen mother – it will hurt in a thousand ways?

The weary and the wearing away and it the most beautiful part."

~Ann Voskamp

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Song of the Day

Faithful, forever You are faithful
Father to the fatherless
You uphold the one who feels forsaken
You are faithful, God

Faithful, forever You are faithful
Lover of the wounded heart
You defend the poor and the forgotten
You are faithful, God

And I will sing to the maker of Heaven and Earth
God, You reign forever and Your love will endure
Faithful and true is the name of the Lord
You are faithful, God

Faithful, forever You are faithful
Shelter for the fragile soul
You lift us up, You hold us all together
You are faithful, God

You are there in every season of my soul
You are there, You're the anchor that will hold
You are there, in the valley of the shadows
You are faithful, God

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Be More Like A Dandelion
Who would have thought it could be inspiring to be compared to a dandelion? But it is! Let’s all go out and be pretty little weeds in the world!

Despite their bad reputation, dandelions are pretty little flowers with their yellow strands all tucked neatly into the center. And truly they are the most beautiful of all flowers when presented clutched in a child’s dirty little hand. No one gets yelled at for picking them. Perhaps they grow only to be used and enjoyed by children.

Dandelions are ignored or attacked, never nurtured or cared for, and yet they always bloom profusely. They demand no pampering or special attention to yield their bright blossoms; they pop up in fields, in lawns, and between cracks in the sidewalk, even in the best neighborhoods. Can you imagine trying to grow them in a garden? They’d sneak through the boundaries and pop their sunny yellow faces up in the surrounding lawn. They would never stay put!

Christians should be more like dandelions. Our sunny yellow faces should be a reminder that simple faith has deep roots that are impossible to dislodge. Our vast number would show the world that even though we are not fancy or pampered we are evident everywhere, even in the best neighborhoods.

We should be as easily accessible as a dandelion. Jesus is. We need to get out of our gardens and jump across the boundaries that keep us where people expect to find us. We need to show our sunny yellow faces in all the spots that need a little brightening up – the crack in the sidewalk or the lawn of a country club.

- Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Encouragement for Today

Found this encouragement today at The Preacher's Wife...Holly Furtick.
And loved I'm gonna share it.....

"...the reason Jesus gave John the answer he gave was because Jesus did not want to affirm John's faith in John, he wanted to affirm John's faith in Jesus. And that perhaps, when we our faith is shaken (like John's the baptist's was), Jesus is talking behind our backs.

Pastor Stephen Furtick went on to give us 3 words of encouragement.

1.You are doing better than you think your are. In your job, as a mom, as a dad, as a daughter, as a student, as a Christian.
2.Your life means more than you think it does. God is using you in ways you may never know.
3.It is less about me than I think it is. It is all about God and the work that He is doing.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Believing God

"There’s a BIG difference between believing IN God and BELIEVING Him."

- Beth Moore

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Not Left...

"I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you."

John 14:18

Friday, October 21, 2011


Pregnant friends.....what is more beautiful than this??? Cannot wait to meet this little one!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pretty Picture

Every day we wake up, we have a blank,

new canvas in front of us....

it's our own choices that will make it a beautiful or

not so pretty picture for all the world to see.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


We have been so busy that it's been hard to keep up with the pictures here.....but we have found the happiness in the every day.....

Happiness is a warm towel.....

Happiness is a bath after a long hard day of play in the dirt.....

Happiness is being in the field...

Happiness is jumping on beds.....

Happiness is a bowl of spaghetti

Happiness is smooches and acting silly.....

Happiness is wearing fun things in your hair ;)

Happiness is reading a book....

and being held in strong arms.....

Happiness is going for a ride ;) with those you love....

Happiness is falltime......

sometimes happniess is pretending like you are a puppy as you will see in the following picts ;)

sometimes happiness is just making a mess.....

and sometimes happiness is just cuddling....

Monday, October 17, 2011

Love Says They Will

Like two sparrows in a hurricane
Trying to find their way
With a head full of dreams
And faith that can move anything
They've heard it's all uphill
But all they know is how they feel
The world says they'll never make it, love says they will

Sunday, October 16, 2011


God doesn’t move in your life when you struggle; He moves when you pray.

~Joyce Meyers

Saturday, October 15, 2011


"Sometimes the paralysis of unforgiveness can be towards yourself."

- Beth Moore

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

GRACE and sin

"But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more..." Romans 5:20

Why is it, when someone wrongs us or hurts us with sin that it's so hard to have grace? Because we ourselves have inflicted pain ourselves?

Why is it that it's so hard to comprehend that GRACE actually is bigger than sin?

Why is it that we jump to focus on the sin instead of extending grace?

Why is it that we hang onto sin with a tight grip but when grace is offered so freely we push it away with a cold and judgemental heart?

Why is it so hard to believe that we are worthy of grace?


Sunday, October 9, 2011


“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Monkey Stories

Overheard from the backseat last night from Ellie while coming home:"Mommy!Hurry up and get home!" Gabe replies matter-of-factly before I can:"Ellie Mommy has a speeding ticket already,she can't drive fast or the cop will get her again." and then i add,"el, i don't want another ticket so i think i'll drive the speed limit." Ellie says:"ok, mommy, just speed really fast and then when you see the cop, just drive real slow past him!" gabe adds:"well he's gonna get you too then ellie!" ha! ;)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thought for the Day

Even when our tears slip... His hand never does.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pictures-Amazing Weekend Recap

An amazing and beautiful weekend....full of love....laughter....giggles....cuddles....


and a photo shoot ;) stay tuned for more picts!!!

and yes.....that handsome man right there is mine ;)