Archives For Encouragement

A *Sweet* Baptism Gift

August 25, 2014

Yesterday by bestest friend in Tennessee was baptized! Yayyyyy! Welcome her to the family! I was so sad because we had to miss her lake side baptism due to my daughter having another wretched headache. Thankfully Thieves rescued her from the pain but not as fast as we had hoped. The headache came too close to when we’d have to leave for the lake. Boooooo.

Thankfully she was feeling right as rain not too long later. We still wanted to celebrate our sweet sister and her public announcement of her new life in Christ. So I did what every good friend would do. I hopped on Pinterest. After discovering this awesomely clever idea we popped the kids in Bessie, our large family van, and headed out shopping! We had candy to buy!

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In Your Face Debt Payoff

August 21, 2014

Just like the vast majority of America we are in the grips of debt. It is a sticky, painful and life sucking grip. However, because of God’s amazing grace {that is such an understatement} we are paying down and marking off many debts. From credit cards to school loans to vehicle loans. We give all the glory to God. Without Him my husband wouldn’t have the work that he does. Yahweh has been so gracious to us and is teaching us how to be good stewards of what He has given us.

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, (Proverbs 1:5 ESV) Continue Reading…

Outside the Box

August 13, 2014

I have found one thing that has helped immensely with my anxiety. Every morning the children and I bustle around the house. Making sure everyone is dressed and fed. We grab our Abeka Bible cards and head for Bessie, our massive van.

And we leave our little box.

We make sure to reach our destination before anybody else. And it is in the wee early hours of the morning that we get the public playground all to ourselves.


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Listen When He Prompts

August 7, 2014

I was trying to make the effort to wake early {thanks to Planet Mommyhood} and to spend time with the Lord and to get some other things done that I normally let slide. But the night before I was plain exhausted. I had already been waking early for a couple days and it was beginning to wear on me. I had already decided I would sleep in.

The next morning God awoke me at 5:30am. I laid there debating with myself. I could fall back asleep and grab a few more zzzz’s which would probably making me a better person to deal with. Or I could haul myself out of bed and go downstairs, out to the deck and enjoy some Bible time, prayer and worship. I want you to know that I really was struggling. My flesh wanted sleep, but my soul desired to be fed. Ugh, why can’t those two ever get along.

I went down, grabbed a coffee and headed outdoors.

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A Higher Standard

August 6, 2014

I’ve recently been called out for being too judgmental of pastors. Assuming this person isn’t the only person I know who thinks this of me I thought I’d go ahead and lay it all out there.

She’s right.

I am very, very, very judgmental of pastors orĀ anybody who teaches scripture. Whether that be by books, blogs, anywhere. Continue Reading…