Wednesday, September 29, 2010


(Sophie's thank you note!)

Thinking of who I was before Christ saved me,
reminds me of the beauty of salvation.

Desiring a life filled with graciousness because of the grace shown to me!

Colossians 1:6
(The Message)

The Message is as true among you today as when you first heard it. It doesn't diminish or weaken over time. It's the same all over the world. The Message bears fruit and gets larger and stronger, just as it has in you. From the very first day you heard and recognized the truth of what God is doing, you've been hungry for more.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Right Now

I am listening to

the sound of rain,

drawers being pulled out and pushed in,
(hope Chloe and Sawyer are putting clothes away!! There's always hope!)

Sophie snoring

and my favorite radio station.

I see much that needs to be accomplished

and am asking God for help.

Prayers for a great Monday!

Friday, September 24, 2010

While I was Without INTERNET...

Sophie turned 3!!

I will post pictures soon of sweet Sophie.

We have had no phone or internet for

5 days!

The phone I did not miss, but the internet??

You betcha!

I felt so out of touch.

Finally the problem has been solved and we are back online.

I will catch up with everyone soon.

Have an incredibly joyful weekend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Unwrapping God's Word


I love this song!

I love Andrea Bocelli's voice!

Don't you?

God's word is powerful and amazing.

According to one of the songs my children listens to in the car,

"God's word
will surprise you!

God's word is exciting.

Read it now and your life will change,

Oh, how your life will change!!"

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Unwrapping the gift of God's word today
Emily at Chatting at the Sky!

Read it today!!

Monday, September 20, 2010


(From last October)
I am anticipating a beautiful fall!

I'm enjoying the last few moments before school.

Coffee cup empty

Good book finished

School work ready to begin

Bed made

Lists made

Listening to Peace Be Still

"Let my strength be yours God today"

What are you looking forward to today?

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Psalm 46:10

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Check out these easy ways to decorate for fall!!

I LOVE this adorable button checker board!

From juice containers to this! WOW!

You'll need a little time to browse these spectacular ideas!
Worth it!

Enjoy the day before you!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


My friend Sam is in the hospital.

He needs your prayers.

He will be celebrating his birthday this Thursday and he

desperately wants to go home so he can party with his family.

Will you please join me in storming the gates of heaven on his behalf?

Let's pray that his blood counts will be where they need to be so he is able

to be discharged in time to CELEBRATE.

As his mother said today,


Thank you my bloggy friends!

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Ephesians 3:20

Monday, September 13, 2010


Today is a gift to unwrap.

School begins in a few minutes.

Lesson plans complete.

Grocery list ready.

I'm listening to Curious George and sweet giggles!

I just finished a delicious and creamy cup of coffee!!!

Load of laundry washing, another drying.

Hubby kissed and out the door.

Sun shining through the window.

Promises to be a blessed day.


Thursday, September 9, 2010


I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude.

I am sitting in a comfy chair in front of a computer in a house filled with the people I love the most.

I am confident that in the morning I will awake to the smell of coffee and I have no fear that there will be food available to feed my family.

Tomorrow we will have the opportunity to go anywhere we please and do pretty much anything we want.

Yet there are times I yearn for more.
What more do I need?

God has already given me everything.

LIFE in HIM is all I need.

If all the things and people I value and love the most were gone tomorrow,

would I still love God?

God would still be God.

He would still be




Even if...
I had no home,
no family,
no food.

Even if I had

I would still have eternal hope.
God would still be Good!

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

2 Corinthians 4:7

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010


Seeing my 2 year old sitting in this rocking chair makes me smile.

It was mine when I was her age.

That my friends was __ years ago. I am amazed that I am that old!

Unwrapping the sweetness of things passed down
with Emily at Chatting at the Sky.

Friday, September 3, 2010


This is the newest member of our family.
So far she/he has been quite the attraction.
When she/he decides to grace us with her/his presence,
the kids are ecstatic.

Thanks to the special person who gave us Gabby.
(you know who you are!)






Thursday, September 2, 2010

They're Growing Up

Our sweet little chickies are not tiny.

They are now earning their keep around here.

Thank you Ketchup and Rudy for providing us with yummy eggs!
(Don't you just love the names?)

Ready to hop??

Let's go.

Looking for fall decor?

Better than turtle cake is causing me to sin!

Simply Treasured...simply lovely post!

I love these cute bookmarks. Great gift idea!

Beautiful words describing my bloggy friend Dawn's recent trip to AFRICA!

Have a blessed day!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


"For me sunsets are God’s orchestration that visually affirms His presence and direction in my life: a magnificent symphony that can never be paralleled or equaled to what has occupied my attention during the day."
Steve Kinsey

I never stop being in awe of God's creation and His great love for us.

My life is rich and full of many blessings. But we ALL have experienced trouble and pain.
I don't know why I'm surprised when these storms come.
God said we would have trouble in this life.

"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you
Ephesians 6:18

Hold to God's unchanging hand. Circumstances will ALWAYS change.