Seek God First and Ask

  For now we see indistinctly as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 It's comforting to realize that it's ok that I can't comprehend everything here on earth but one day I will see my Lord face to face and will understand completely just as He already knows me fully and completely.   There's nothing about you or me that God doesn't already know. The choices you and I make - good or bad - … [Read more...]

Five Minute Friday: Release

Release. Let go of the anger, the hurt, the pain. Forgive and forget. Release it all. Let go of the worry and fear. Do not be anxious. Release it all to Him. Take the peace He offers, And be comforted. There is joy in the release. This post is part of Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker. Here's how it works... Write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt posted on Lisa-Jo Baker's blog at one minute past midnight EST every Friday. No extreme editing; no … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Movie Admission Winner Announced

The winner of the MOVIE ADMISSION for four to see Son of God* is.... Drum-roll..... a Rafflecopter giveaway *Up to $13.50 towards the purchase of each admission to see Son of God at participating theaters. Son of God will be released by 20th Century Fox in theaters nationwide on February 28, 2014, featuring powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®-winner Hans Zimmer. You can help spread the word! Share the Life Changing … [Read more...]

Giveaway: win MOVIE ADMISSION for four

One of the things we love to do as a family is go to the movies. (Have y'all seen The Lego Movie yet? It's a must see!) Recently I received an email from Compassion International offering me movie tickets for my family and to give away to one of you! What's the movie, you ask? Drum-roll..... Son of God, the first major motion picture on the complete life of Jesus Christ in nearly 50 years! Check out the trailer below. Son of God will be released by 20th Century Fox in theaters … [Read more...]

The Girl Who Had Everything

This time of you it's important to stop and think about what really matters in life. I was contemplating what to say here that would really express how much Christmas means to me when I came across this blog post: The Rich Home on Proverbs 31 Ministries blog. The Queen of Sheba was wealthy and beautiful. She had everything a queen could want – gold, silver, ivory, precious jewels and servants taking care of all her needs. Well, almost everything. She’d heard about the famous King … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Tree

The sad little Charlie Brown-like Christmas tree in my house was not my idea. If it was up to me we would probably not have a tree at all! My husband actually bought the tiny three foot tree for T. (Which is totally funny to be knowing that our first Christmas together he didn't want anything. We got a tree together and I hung stockings but he would have rather not done any of it!! T was four! C'mon!) Back to Christmas 2013... I had rich plans to have a tree up and decorate the whole house the … [Read more...]

Five Minute Friday: Tree

In a time of year with beautiful leaves on trees changing colors and almost time for another type of tree, this one lit with colorful lights, to be present in so many homes, the first tree I thought of was the one on which Christ was hung. If I think too much about the way Christ died on the Cross and the hours leading up to that, my heart breaks and the thought of the fact that He did that for me is almost unbearable. But the story of Jesus doesn't end there. He is risen. And he did do … [Read more...]

Million Directions

"Do we have anything planned for today?" "Nothing today or any day after school this week I think." "Yes!!!" Can you relate? Are you tired of being overbooked and pulled million directions? Me too. And my kid too apparently. There seems to always be so much to do. Add to that shared custody and sometimes we end up fitting twice as much stuff in half the time. I want just one weekend where we don't have anything planned! We want from having one fun family night planned to adding … [Read more...]

Engage

After church one Sunday, the hubby asked the kid what he learned. He explained they were learning "Engage" -- to teach others about Christ. We talked more about what that meant and asked how he would share that with his friends. He said, "I don't know if I told you this but I was in my room not here but at my moms and I didn't know about God or Jesus. And then you took me to camp and church and now I do know. I believe that was God." I know part of that is what he thinks he should say and he … [Read more...]

Rockin’ Time at VBS

I think got more out of VBS than the kiddos. Maybe not more but definitely just as much. I was so filled up at the end of each day and simply cannot believe it is over. Getting to know each of the kiddos in my crew was one of the best parts of my week. Hope is so sweet and always willing to help. She made sure I always had our team tote bag at the end of each session. Brooklyn is also a sweetheart. She encouraged others around her and prayed everyday heartfelt prayers before we had snack. … [Read more...]