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Giving Thanks~ Day 28

Today has been a bit of a struggle. I was trying to think about what I should be thankful for. Now I am thankful for so many things, but what can I write about, that makes the cut. When I began my blog, I had this desire to be honest about everything. I want to be transparent to my readers so that they may feel hope and inspiration. The last thing I want people to do is stumble because they look at my life and desire what I have. It is hard when you see someone who has it all together. Now I have talked about this before, but this is a huge issue in the “mom” world especially. We feel incompetent because the next person does things better.

Anyways this is not what I am thankful for today...

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Giving Thanks~ Day 26

Most of my day was spent decorating for Christmas. Now if it were up to me, I would have done it right after Halloween. Now I think Thanksgiving is an important holiday that needs it’s time to be celebrated alone without Christmas, but it takes so long to make your home just right for Christmas. Why spend only one month celebrating all that hard work?

We bought a fake tree a few years back. Mainly because of the fact that I like to decorate so early. Usually Christmas day my branches were falling off because of how dead the tree was. I swore I would never buy a fake tree, but here we are three years later and I love it. I don’t have to worry about any messes, about fires, and if you are wondering about the smell, you can buy stuff to fix that.

So excited for Christmas!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Today comes with a humbleness attitude toward the Lord. I feel so blessed and yet so undeserving of everything I have. My family is amazing and shares love with me that is sometimes overwhelming. An amazing day filled with love, food, fellowship, games, and laughing.

Yet there are others that I am not close with and it hurts my heart especially with days like these. I am grateful for all the moments that I get to share with my loved ones and my hope is that it one day my life will be filled with all of them.

My heart is a little heavy on a day that should be filled with complete joy so I apologize. When I thought about what to share today, I could not get out of my head some heavy burdens in my life...

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Giving Thanks~ Day 21

Marriage is a wonderful thing, if you allow it to be. I have been married to Noah for almost nine years and it has been a joy. Don’t misunderstand…it has been work in many ways, however the choice of being joyful in my marriage has been a priority for me. Both Noah an I come from broken families, and it has affected us in different ways. Through our experiences as well as our faith, we have hung on to the word of God in hopes that He is right. Years ago it was a harder struggle for us in making our marriage work. It is because we have God wrapped so tightly around us now that keeps us focused each day on why we have decided to keep this relationship going, and actually enjoy it while we do.

The world tells us to trade in our spouses when it gets tough...

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Giving Thanks~ Day 18

Today I am grateful for the women that have come into my life that have been a true blessing to me. I have been so fortunate to spend some quality time with two women that inspire me and keep me accountable to the Lord. They have lifted my spirits and I hope that I was able to do the same. Wisdom is such an amazing gift that you can give to someone and that is exactly what I received from them. To top it off we spent time together at Starbucks, one of my favorite places. I am truly blessed!

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Giving Thanks~ Day 17

Today I have been blessed far beyond what I deserve!

I have four women in my life that I would like to say Thank you to!

The first is my mother in law Terry! She takes time each every Monday to come and sit with my children while Noah and I head on over to our small group. She also comes here Thursdays to watch the kids so that I may continue my women’s bible study. She comes to watch them, play with them, teach them, makes meals and sometimes even cleans up my home! I appreciate the time that she dedicates to being apart of her grand children’s lives!

The second being my friend Jen. She is one of the most kind hearted, Jesus loving women I know. She happens to be  the teacher of my two youngest chitlings...

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Giving Thanks~ Day 13

So here we are half way through the month of November already. I am realizing that the older I get, the faster life seems to go!

I am grateful today for God’s work. I feel as though God chose me do some pretty amazing things for His kingdom. Now do I think they are amazing? Yes, but I am I. NO! To be honest I feel a little selfish, like I get to do something fun. It is easy for me to spend time with 15 high school girls every Wednesday night and talk about the Bible. It is easy to go to Saturday night church service with them and get caught up with other girls that I don’t see earlier in the week. I love to speak especially when it is in front of a lot of people. Sharing what the Lord has placed upon my heart to speak into the lives of others is a thrill actually...

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Grateful for Homeschooling

I am so excited to share my thankfulness for today. It is homeschooling. I came into this adventure kicking and screaming, literally. I remember the day so well, driving home with Noah and telling ranting at him about how I felt the Holy Spirit leading me into this and how I wasn’t good enough and  how my life would forever change! He just smiled and said “I think that is a great idea!”  WHAAAAT! Was my only response. Shouldn’t he be telling me things like no you need to keep them in school, or at least say something like…”That’s crazy!”

Nope! Not my Noah. The most calm, cool, collected person I know. Always on the positive, always listening to God and obeying!

Well here we are two months into our homeschooling venture and I am so grateful...

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Giving Thanks~ Day 7

I am so happy for new beginnings. Aren’t you?! I am so grateful for God’s Grace and forgiveness it sometimes overwhelms me. This morning I woke up feeling a little defeated. Yesterday my husband asked me to go around our neighborhood and invite more people to our church. We had just came back from our nearest grocery store. Now for locals they know what it is like on a Sunday afternoon at the Stater Bros. I am ashamed of saying this but I do everything in my power to not go there especially after 10 am. Well we had to stop there and my grace for them was non existent and that carried over once we got home. So when I woke up I was clearly reminded of not being obedient to the Lord yesterday. Not only with my crummy attitude but with the laziness of not going out to share the good news.
I am...

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