Monday, April 7, 2014

Breathe On Us,Lord

I don't know about y'all,but I love music. I absolutely love it. Today there are so many more Christian artists and lots of encouraging,inspiring,and uplifting music out there. It can be used to minister to our souls in such a powerful way. One of my favorite artists is Chris Tomlin,also known as the world's worship leader, because of his resonating voice and lyrics that reach nations. He seems to be a humble man and there is no doubt that he is anointed by God's Spirit.  To read more go here.

I am writing over at Laced With Grace today. Won't you join us?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Not of Oursevles

I'm writing over at The Imperfect Wives.  Won't you join us as we celebrate the month of our Savior's resurrection?

During my oldest son's school lesson a couple a weeks ago, we were talking about how we cannot be good enough for Jesus to save us. His devotion was talking about no matter what we do we cannot be good enough to get into heaven ourselves. What a truth. I have heard it many times and know this,but hearing it on a child's level was really thought provoking.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Looking Into The Mirror of God's Word- Guest Posting

I'm sharing over at The Imperfect Wives again this week. Won't you join us?

The other day I was straightening my hair trying to get the wave out. I was intently focused on getting it just right. I love to fix my hair and put on make-up. Before having kids I never went anywhere without make-up. I just love being a girly girl. Now, if I put on make-up my boys ask me where are we going that day. Ha! Funny how things change isn't it?

To read more go here, The Imperfect Wives

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Guest Post- The Imperfect Wives

God has graciously opened the door for me to join another ministry and write to encourage. I joined The Imperfect Wives this month and I am so excited. Today is my first devotion there.

We all go through times when we struggle financially. We went through a period of struggling financially that seemed it would never end. We were newlyweds with no sense of paying our own bills. We then were new parents that had no clue how much it took to care for a baby. There were days I thought how in the world would we pay this bill or be able to afford the broken air conditioning in our truck or pay something else that had come up.  I really did not know what we would do besides keep trusting in God and trudging along.

I'm sharing over at The Imperfect Wives today. To read more hop on over to The Imperfect Wives.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Anyone need renovating?

Anyone like to renovate? I haven't really done that in my life. We moved into a ready to live apartment once we married so there was painting or really changing the place. I know many have and we will in the future probably do this once we buy a home. My Daddy is a carpenter by trade so he knows all about this kind of stuff. It's amazing what we can do with our hands isn't it?

I'm writing over at Laced With Grace today. Want you join me?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Turning 31: Moving Forward,Not Going Back

Today is my birthday. Sometimes I forget how old I am,anyone with me? It's hard to believe that I am 31 today. Thirty years ago today I came into this world. I am happy that God has given me thirty years on this earth,but I am a bit sad too. I am growing up and I finally feel like an adult. No one ever told me that growing up meant you were growing old. I always longed for the day that I felt like an adult,well it's here.

God has been more than good to me my time here on earth so far. He is a faithful God. He protected me through some dangerous times and has brought me this far. I am blessed with an awesome husband and 3 wonderful little boys. I'm healthy and I am happy. I never thought I would be where I am today,but I am very thankful that I am.

Looking back I had no clue what God had planned for my life,but I thought I did. I thought I knew who I would marry. I thought I knew where I would be living. I thought I knew what I would be spending my days doing. I thought I would marry such and such. I thought I would be living in some foreign land (Honduras particularly). I thought I would be doing mission work. Wow. Was I wrong or what? Aren't you glad we serve a mighty God? He is all knowing and He has best in store for us. He knew before I was born on February 20,1983 what I would be doing everyday of my life. It's wild to think He knows what each one of us will do each day we wake up. It is so comforting too.

I don't have what I thought I would have 10 years ago,but I am so glad that I let God lead my life. It was hard at times. I rebelled many times and did things my way. I went with my feelings instead of the peace of God,yet He was merciful to me. He some how kept me from making a lot of horrible mistakes that would alter where I am today. There is no doubt in my mind that I am right in the middle of God's will,what He desires for me. Oh what sweet victory! God has been giving me some desires of my heart since this year began. It's so amazing and I am so unworthy of it all. I began writing with a devotional site online, Laced With Grace. I will also be venturing out and writing for another site,a ministry reaching out to wives, called The Imperfect Wives. I would have never dreamed I would be doing this. I feel the most weak in my life right now. But that is what God wants. He wants to use me when I am weak,so He can be strong through me.

At times, I do long for the foreign mission field. I would be lying if I said that I did not desire to do that someday. God had a whole lot of work to still do in me. I have been through some stuff the last 10 years that has shaped me and molded me. My husband and I have been through hard times (not necessarily with one another) and God has really shown His might. He is a good God. He is a faithful God. He is a Mighty God. I am so glad that He is my God.

I look forward to the next year of my life and what God has in store for me and for my family. I have some things on my heart and some things I want to do. I am just trusting God to bring it to fruition. He is a God of purpose.

How do you celebrate your birthday? Do you reflect back on your life much?


Monday, February 3, 2014

Being Confident in God

I know I’m not the only one to feel inadequate most days in life. I often feel as I am not a good Mother or wife. I feel like I fail a lot and, trust me, I do fail a lot. I am not a natural with children even though I have 3 small boys. I am human and I am selfish. To read more follow the link.

I am writing over at Laced With Grace today. Join us and be ministered too.

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