insights from a daughter of the King, teacher, farmer's wife, and Mommy




 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 
John 16:21

So, thankful for this sweet little girl and her 1st birthday.  She goes beyond my wildest dreams of having a little girl.  She is sassy and cute.  She dances and sings, and says moma is the sweetest voice ever.  She chases her brother and loves on her daddy when he comes home.  God goes above and beyond when it comes to children.  He makes them unique and lovable and puts little angel faces on them so you can't help but love them even when they have all the toilet paper unrolled in the bathroom floor.  As we celebrate your life in this first year, I pray for the years to come and that you will continue to grow and show me how God goes beyond all my hopes and dreams and gives me exactly what I need.

Five Minute Friday


writing{my 150th post}

This is my 150th post, some how I missed my 100th post.  So...woo hoo for 150 post.  I did not set about blogging to be a writer or because I thought I was a writer, writing never even occured to me.  I am a thinker and a talker and more often than not I just plan skip the writing stage.  But as I look back over my post, there is not one post I regret writing and I really wish I had written more.  At any given moment thoughts are blasting through my head like fireworks, some are beautiful but then in the next moment are gone forever because I don't write them down.  This week Lisa Jo Baker said  "Here’s the thing, though, your story doesn’t matter because of who reads it. Your story doesn’t matter because of how many read it.  Your story doesn’t even matter just because you wrote it.......Your story matters because of the Word that breathes through you."  I will keep writing between dirty diapers, soccer practices, grading papers, canning beans, picking cucumbers, vacuuming, washing dishes, reading my bible, fixing supper, and all the other million things a mother, wife, teacher, daughter, sister, and friend does, because in the end my words are my voice, my thoughts are my own, and my story matters.

writing down your thoughts
so others understand
isn't always easy
for the common man
but when you write for
God and don't think about the rest
the words flow out
and it feels the best
you walk away knowing
your words are there to bless


sunday school

i sit in the same seat every sunday at 9:45
i watch as my class trickles in the room
with the last one sometime after 10
i study through the week and pray "may this week stir their hearts"
i never know who is coming and who is staying home
i never know what i'm really going to say
this week there was but a few and then a few more
but as we discussed the holy spirit
i saw it in their faces, i felt it in my heart, and i heard it with my ears
they were all talking, sharing, getting excited about Godly things
the spirit, heaven, Jesus
and I pray that this week they'll search for a mindset of heaven
they'll seek the holy spirit
and they'll search for scripture
and they'll bring their excitement back next week....

 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.    The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.  Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:5-8

what was your church experience this week?  do you feel the spirit moving?


July 1

it's July!  how did i miss June?
my baby will turn 1 and i will turn 29
we will hold a basketball camp and give out God, His story, His plan
there will be weddings, parties, fireworks
it will be hot and storms will come.....

its just July 1
and today, just today
is all we have
so today i will worship, love, and listen
i will laugh with my family
i will pray to my Father
i will stand in His great works in awe
eat ice cream and fry squash
love my children and my husband
i will not worry about tomorrow
i will not plan out the details of July
but i will live this day July 1

 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

do you find yourself waiting for the next day, next moment, next planned thing and forget about what is happening right now?

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