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


2012 in review

 The big moments come out of no where sometimes and other times they are planned for months, even years.  2012 was filled with big moments.  Addie learned to walk and Owen learned to read.  Big moments for little people.  I moved schools and jobs.  Friends were married and babies were born.  Big moments.

 There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

 a time to be born and a time to die,
 a time to plant and a time to uproot,
 a time to kill and a time to heal,
 a time to tear down and a time to build

   a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
  a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
   a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
     a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
 What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Thank you, Lord for the gifts of 2012.  Let us not remember the arguments, the disagreements, the troubles, but hold tight to the love and laughter we shared and the big moments you walked us through.

      I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—
this is the gift of God.



Merry Christmas

Last night, we had our candle light service at church.  The pastor read the Christmas story and passed the light.  We sang Christmas carol after Christmas carol.  I held my sweet baby girl who curled up in my lap.  She looked in awe at the candle light and sighed and smiled at the Christmas songs.  I fought back the tears at the simpleness of it all. 

 I heard my husband and son singing

"O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye,
O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord."

I hope you find enough Christmas this year to fill your heart till next year.


My Favorite Christmas Carol
O Little Town of Bethlehem
What is yours?

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.    Matthew 1:23

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for the friend

for the friend....

for the friend whose children are screaming
for the friend who just can't seem to stop crying
for the friend who has as sick baby or lost a child
for the friend who just doesn't feel good
for the friend who just wants to make a difference
for the friend who just wants happiness

for the friend....

i pray for you....

hope to make it just through the day
guidance to follow your heart
courage to do what God calls you to
trust that you know you are loved
passion for the people around you
faith to know God is in control

i pray for you...

 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people,  I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength  he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.  Ephesians 1:15-20


Good Deed Challenge update

I challenged you to do good is it going for you??

Have you focused on making the extra effort or are you waiting for the opportunity?

Let me tell you about some good deeds happening around me.....

A friend stopped at a wreck and took hold of the grief......
do you ever stop or do you drive past?

We delivered and put a Christmas tree in the stand for a "young" couple we know.

My "sister" Jamie came by my house, when she heard I had sick kids, with Jello and books and a Christmas CD.

A collegue cleaned up a mess she didn't make.

My mom helped me prepare food for school.

A student picked up books for a student whose hands were full. 

What have you been doing or have you seen a good deed?

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ -Matthew 25:40

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