October 26, 2010

Very Cool Site

This is the Vintage Pearl...Check out this neat HAND STAMPED wearable art

October 24, 2010

Pastor Appreciation Sunday

Today was the service for our Pastor Appreciation Week
 and it was OUT of this world heavenly! 
As the youth pastor began to speak about the legacy that was left by his wife's (my friend Beka's) great-grandmother it got me thinking...
What kind of person do I want to be and what kind of legacy do I want to leave?
He spoke of this amazing woman who didn't have a lot of money but was SO loving that she kept investing her time and prayers and love into people. All because of Jesus.
All because of His love.
People remember her in that way...
a giver of the Creators love...
It was so touching and made me think..
it challenges me to my very core...
to grow in His word...
to keep on loving people because you never know what God is doing in them...
to remember where I came from so I may help others to the cross...
and that brings me to the pastors of our church...
ALL of them
love and encourage 
they challenge us to know God more...
I am so grateful that the Lord brought us all together and that they are leaving that legacy of love behind them. 
I am certain that we are where we are for a reason 
not just a season. 
If you know a pastor this week take time to thank them.
Happy Pastor Appreciation Week!

October 8, 2010

Stay at Home Mom

Have I said how much I love being a stay at home mom? Maybe I have but here are my freshest reasons from this season in my life.

  1. Seeing my girl grow daily.
  2. Teaching her things and watching that 'Ah Ha!' moment in her eyes
  3. For the first time in our marriage (11 years) I am the one staying home! I LOVE IT!!!
  4. Never missing a new stage.
  5. The satisfaction of doing 'mommy' things for my family
  6. Being home when my older kids get home.
This is a good season of life and I do feel really blessed that I can stay home because it didn't always used to be this way.

October 7, 2010


This post is about my baby teething.

Alright so for the last week my 16 month old has been teething and it has been worse than any other time. I think because she is getting all 4 molars at one and also maybe her eye teeth. Oi!!!

Oh I try teething tablets and ibuprofen ...
they work for a minute...
Then the fussy, crying, tossing , turning baby returns...
She doesn't sleep well,
she gets upset with things...
like "YUCK!" bugs that come in the house and die...
Not too much makes her happy right now...


P.S. about the bugs: Our house is full of them! I sweep and vacuum 3 times a day or we are walking on them! Yup...walking on them...GROSS! 

I also can't wait for the first FREEZE to KILL them!

A quick snap shot of my sweetie enjoying an outing we had this week to the pumpkin patch with our friends. A really blessed day!
She was happy outside playing in the sand!

October 1, 2010

I am a follower of Christ. I will never say or think that He was not sent to save us from sin. Recently I have not been reading the Word enough or praying enough and I went to a worship service at my  church and the message REALLY spoke to my heart, like saying " You need to hear this..." That message was for me. It probably was for others there too, but my heart was being PULLED on. I haven't been reading my Bible faithfully or praying daily. My walk has grown stagnant. How did this happen? I never thought it would! HA! Let me tell you when life comes fast and hard if you don't choose to take the time to  focus on your walk it can slip away. You know it wasn't like I said "oh I am not a follower of Jesus anymore" or stopped believing in His power and love. If people said things like "Please pray for me or so-n-so..." I did. I said a little prayer for them and through out my day I would pray but I didn't set SPECIAL time aside for Him. Over time I could feel things change in me and it took a special message to call me back into His presence.I   feel like this is a new season in my life. I wanna be the light in my home so when my kids get older they can look back and say, "Ya my mom did read her Bible daily and she set aside special time to pray." I WANT to be that influence in their life. I still love the Lord  and am learning for Him to be the person He wants me to be.