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



whether you are trying to change your self, someone else, your perspective, your attitude, your location, or just plain everything, change is hard! the thing about change is we want it immediately, yesterday really.  i want to wake up and find myself skinner, my house clean, my husband taking the trash out and fixing breakfast, my relationship with God in sync ----- right.  these things require change and not easy change.  but i have found the the results of change to be worth it and it is when you wake up in the morning and realize that things have changed and you remember how far you have come.  this is what keeps you motivated.
keep on keeping on.
Addie and Dolly talking
Five Minute Friday


my son

to my baby:

when did you get tall enough you can reach the sink to wash your hands without a stool
when did you get smart enough to make 105 on your spelling test
when did you learn to read and write
when did you learn to say yes 'mam
when did you learn to think of others first
when did you stop being my baby

and start being my young man, whom i am so proud of



joining the radical

we have started a book study in sunday school

Radical, the small group study by David Platt

i watch as they squirm in their seats
i hear voices i've never heard speak up

"i'm not called to africa
i'm not called to be a missionary"......but you are

how will we join together
how will we join with Him

have we every really came to Him?

come back and join me as we go through this radical book
and see if we are radically changed

this verse was the first to get the discussion going

 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.   And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple."  Luke 14:26-27

do you love God so much that all other retionships come close to hate?
anyone have experiences with the book radical?
anyone have experiences with a book study?

Five Minute Friday


s t r e t c h

i have stretched
    my clothes to fit
    my heart to pain
    my brain to ideas
    my finances for weeks
    my resouces to fill
    my patience to understanding
and sometimes i have felt that i have stretched these as far as they could go

.....but how have i   s t r e t c h e d  for my Lord, my Savior, my Redeemer.... far has he stretched for me.....

reaching for Him today and stretching a little more than yesterday

Five Minute Friday



beginnings are hard, scary, nervous, exciting.
i do not always know why things go the way they do.
but i do know not to question God's plan.
i started a new job, teaching at a new school.
one that is smaller, quieter, not my old school.
i miss my friends, my students, my parking place.
every day i pray that i will live God's purpose in this place
and that the seeds i have sown will keep growing
but how do you know?

how do you when it is time for a new beginning?
how do you know when you have done enough for the seeds, before you move to a new field?

they say the grass is not always greener
they say don't be stagnent
they say do what is best for you and your family

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