Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I am joining ifellowship over at Seeds of Faith today!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
We haven't had a lot of time together lately. She is busy with new friends and summer activities. I am busy trying to work through all the details of our move.
Tonight we snuck out of the house and slipped our rollerblades on. We talked, we laughed, we tried to stay focused enough so we wouldn't fall.
We talked about friendship. We talked about Jesus. We talked about the impact she can have in life by living out her faith in her friendships. Our time together was really special.
I am talking about spending quiet devotional time with my girls today over at the MOD Squad Blog. Last night I realized that sometimes we can learn the most when we have fun together. Keeping the lines of communication open by spending time doing something that we love.
I am linking up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky sharing this special everyday moment at Tuesdays Unwrapped. What gifts are you unwrapping today?
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
She is a mom to four girls. She is a word traveler. I live vicariously through her adventures on her blog. She is amazingly creative, too.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
It has been a couple of tough months for us. I can see the stress on his face. I can hear the stress in the tone of his voice. I feel helpless most of the time because he is the provider. I am at home just trying to make things run smoothly here.
However today I was stopped in my tracks as I read in Genesis 2:18:
- I can help him by keeping our home orderly so that when he walks through the door he feels welcome and leave work at work.
- I can help him by providing healthy meals that nourishes him and fills his belly.
- I can help him by being financially responsible and only spending on needs instead of wants.
- I can help him by providing him with love and intimacy that he can only get from me.
- I can help him by raising our girls to love to Lord and respect him by showing them this through my life.
- I can help him by rising early to pray for his day and to spend a few moments with him before he leaves for work.
Monday, July 12, 2010
When I realized that I needed to completely refocus my Bible time. Francis Chan explained a simple concept and it stopped me in my tracks. I went on to the first chapter and I realized that I needed to start over at the very beginning. I pulled out these three things and I turned to Genesis 1:1.
I am on a journey to seek God. I know many Bible Stories and scriptures that have been taught to me. It is time for me to really dig deep and discover the truth of God's world for myself. It goes back to a statement from Focus on the Family's Truth Project, "Do I really believe, that what I really believe is really real?"
I am excited to share my thoughts with you. Right now I haven't gotten any farther than the first verse. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1 I think I will spend some time just letting that sink in.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Last Friday night we sat on our front porch for the last time.
Next time we go to the house we will be handing the keys over to its new owners. I walked around this house we called home for four years. Thinking about the memories that we made in this place.
The countless hours I spent standing at this sink doing dishes. . .
Sisters sharing rooms. . .
Sharing many meals with our good friends around the table. . .
Goodbyes are never easy. But, it was time for us to go. This weekend we were reminded of why the moving vans were packed and our house is empty. It really comes down to one word. . .
Andrea Boeshaar brings you the first book in her Seasons of Redemption series. Unwilling Warrior is a great first book to introduce the main characters. You are left guessing a little on some of the secondary characters, but maybe they will be developed more in future books.
You may be able to guess the end to the story, but it is still a great read. Read more about the story below. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. For more information about the author Andrea Boeshaar go here. Go here to purchase a copy of the book.
About the book: Valerie Fontaine is frightened. Her mother has passed and the War Between the States is raging. She braves the distance and leaves her finishing school in Virginia to be home with Daddy in New Orleans for Christmas.
Benjamin McCabe has a noble dream of photographing the Civil War--until his brother is lost during a battle. He has no idea his quest to find the missing brother will lead him into the enchanting presence of a New Orleans socialite.
And neither could have guessed how their lives would be forever changed.
I was given a copy of this book from Rebecca at Glass Road PR to review. Thanks Rebecca!
Friday, July 2, 2010
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody's chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself! We are all here!"
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole family. Acts 16:25-34