This week was a good week even though Mr. Winter has decided to rear his ugly head again. I’m desirous of sunshine and temps in the high seventies. Molly and I worked on some baby dolls. Ruby and I have been working slowly, but surely on her “tweenish” room. Theres’ still more to do…always, but it is fun for both of us. She loves having her own space and keeping it clean. We had a couple of overnight guests this week and that was fun! Mack still talks NON-STOP. For real. NON- STOP. And this afternoon we dropped little Ms. Ruby off at church to go on her first overnight Middle School Girls Retreat! She was beyond excited. I love her so much. Cannot believe that this was my first baby; she is almost as tall as me! Here’s to a relaxing Friday night and fun Saturday with our other two munchkins!
Growing, strengthening faith. That’s what I think I am experiencing in this season of my life. It’s almost like I can feel my faith getting stronger. And here’s the thing–nothing about my circumstances are “bad,” nor would they be considered “difficult” by most, and especially compared to many others. But the good news is there isn’t a scale showing at what point on the difficulty scale that one can count on their faith being strengthened. We each have something that is stretching us to believe more, trust more, take another step on our journey. I hope. Rarely is life easy and calm. When it is, we can praise the Lord and ask Him to make sure we don’t forget about our need for Him during the seasons of little to no challenges. The steps I am taking on my walk with the Lord are ones crying out for me to persevere and take the long view at every turn. And, well, I am just saying that based on where I am on my journey with the Lord, I have more of a belief in Him and more of a trust in His promises than ever. I’m glad about that! This morning I was reading in Exodus 15-17. The Israelites had just seen God powerfully move in Egypt as He showed Pharoah and the Egyptians His great might with the ten plagues. They were there when Moses, by God’s great power, […]
After 30 years, it looks like I’ve landed back at that same hair-do. I am cracking up at myself. Teeth have gotten bigger…along with my nose, but my hair is just about the same!
Josh and I just got back from a week away, and we really enjoyed our time together. A little bit of work and a lot of relaxation. No cooking. No cleaning. No laundry. No home schooling. No interruptions when we were talking. No talking in code so little ears won’t hear what they shouldn’t. A week of bliss with my […]
I am so glad you asked! We met twice in January and once in February so far, and I am loving each of these girls more with each passing day. I loved them all before we started, but there is something about praying for certain girls with specific needs day after day that binds your heart with theirs. We are sharing what we are learning and answering some accountability questions together. They are helping me stay consistent and press in to hear from God! My journaling is going well, too. We are using the H.E.A.R. method that Robby Gallaty shares in his book GROWING UP. H-Highlight, E-Explain, A-Application, & R-Respond. The amazing thing that I have been reminded of is the faithfulness of God. I know He is faithful and it is one of my most favorite qualities of God, but as I have read all of Genesis and now am into Exodus, I am reminded anew of how faithful God is. He was with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph in innumberable ways. He also spoke to them clearly. There were no muddy waters or guessing at what they should do. He spoke, and they could understand Him. This was comforting to me; I can expect to hear from God and understand what it is He wants me to do. This past week I was in the beginning of Exodus with Moses. God was obviously watching over Moses […]
So I am pretty quick to share about rotten, no-good, very bad days around here. Let me take a minute and record this fact: WE HAVE HAD A GOOD DAY. There really haven’t been any arguments. The kids did school work with pretty much no complaining. I don’t have any laundry I HAVE to do today since I did so much […]
This year we started on February 1 writing reasons we love our kids on a heart and taping it to their door. It has been fun! They enjoy waking up to read a reason why we love them…I mean, who wouldn’t like to wake up to that?!? So many reasons to love these kids! Hope you are telling the ones […]