Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Babies are growing up!

So cute!     Brothers "shaving"  in the bath together!      

Three birthdays in January and Feb!      Isabelle turned 15!    Noah turned 5!    and Faith turned 5!

Sisters are the best.

Tea for two!

Playing with their new twin boy/girl babies!

Time just seems to fly by,  winter is almost over and soon it will be spring !!!

God's blessings on you today, wherever you are.

Monday, February 9, 2015

On your fifth birthday........

Dear Faithie,

On your fifth birthday,  I would like you to know how much I love you.

I am so grateful to God that I get to be your Mama.

You are the sweetest little girl in the world.

My spicy chicken.

I would not change a thing about you.

And today, you celebrate your third birthday home with your family.

Today means that you have been home with us longer than you were away.

I am so grateful to your birth Mama.

I think of her today with love and respect and gratitude.

And I am sure she is thinking of you.  Because no one who has looked into those deep brown eyes of yours could ever forget you.

You are so loved my sweet baby.   So very loved.


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!