Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lord over all

    In the searching

In the waiting

You quiet my soul

Jesus, you are Lord over all

(beautiful and comforting words taken from Kari Jobe's song   "Lord over all")

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cloudy days and blue sky

Things have been cloudy at our house lately.......

My head has been cloudy.

My heart has been cloudy.

And sometimes I have felt really discouraged.

I had to go for a drive the other day to get a few things and I was by myself which is not the normal way I drive.

Everywhere I looked for as far as I could see there were clouds, thick clouds in every direction, no matter where I turned to look at the sky.

It made me think that this is how I feel right now, clouds everywhere.....

And then as I continued to drive, from out of nowhere (the sky was totally overcast) out in front of me was a beautiful blue color of sky.....the clouds had opened just a little and there it was.

I smiled so big because God showed that to me to tell me that there is always blue sky somewhere underneath all of those clouds, whether they are in our lives or in the sky.

We don't always see the blue but we must trust that it is there, it will come!

I went about the rest of my day singing to Him.......

 He doesn't have to show me any of those things, He just does it because He loves me.

Hope this encourages you if you are reading it!    xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxo

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spending time with little ones

Spending time with these little guys is like therapy

Watching them play in the sunshine on a beautiful day without a care in the world makes me forget about my cares for a while
It is good for the soul.

Thanking God today for all four of my blessings.  My children.   And my sweet hubby.

May God bless you today!  xoxooxoxox

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nicaragua in Pictures

Nicaragua we miss you!   We love you!  And we cannot wait to come back!   God willing we will come back for another trip!    Beautiful country with beautiful people.    God bless each and every one of you.   May His word and His love be spread through your country from one end to the other.  In Jesus name.  Amen.     

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Nicaragua here we come!

Thoughts as I prepare for our missions trip to Nicaragua...........

Lord, how am I going to make any difference there?  

For just one week?

I am so small.....

And the Lord tells me.....

Because I am going with you.

Because I am the one leading you.

It is I who is sending you.

It is I who will be working there, you are just the vessel I will use.

And I breath out.

And exhale in peace.

And I know that it's ok to leave my family.

And I know that He will do great things there....

Because HE is so GREAT and so BIG and so MAJESTIC and so POWERFUL.

And I am so small.

That I fit into the palm of His hand.

Where He is so faithful to always keep me.

God is great and I am not.

And Oh how I love that.

Adorable Little children of Nicaragua.......HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

For where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty..................

For where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty         2 Corinthians 3:17
My beautiful girl with her amazing Daddy.....
They have bonded so closely in the last few months......
It has been so beautiful to watch the Lord do His work.......
It was not always easy or happy for Faithie and Daddy......
They have had their struggles.....
We all have......
But all glory to God.......
Jesus has the victory........
And my beautiful baby girl is free......
I sing praises to my God from whom all blessing freely flow!!!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

God reveals much through His smallest size creations

Spending time with little ones is like spending time with Jesus.  

 Their innocence and honesty and tenderness is a balm for the soul.

I took this photo this morning as we were heading out the door to get some fresh air after a bit of a rebellious morning.

One of my little ones did something they are not supposed to do. 

I scooped them up and gently explained that they are not allowed to hit.

And that they would have to sit down near Mama for a few minutes and think about what they did and how to say sorry.

That did not go over well.

The heart was not willing.

The arms became folded across the chest.

The eyes glared.

And beautiful lips turned into a frown.

Mama tried several times to set next to her little one and explain again that all they had to do was say sorry, and truly mean it and their time sitting down would be finished.

That was met with more rebellion.

Finally after a long while, I saw it.

The heart softened, the face softened, the arms unfolded and turned into a big hug for Mama and for their sibling.

And right then God spoke to me and asked me  "How many times have I tried to reason with you?" 

But instead of listening to me you think you have it all figured out on your own.

God sits and waits while I fold my arms across my chest and refuse to do as He says.

And then finally....

The wonderful feeling of glorious freedom that comes from simple obedience to my Father. 

Even when He asks me to do something I think is hard.

Or something I don't think can be done.

God is faithful.

He takes us under His wings and shelters us when we don't deserve it.

Thank you little one.

God taught me yet one more thing through your sweet little self today.

I love you to the moon and back.