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


a heart for missions

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23,24
Kendal in the DR
Yesterday, my dear sister in Christ, Kendal
she stood tall and enunciated on why world missions
and these words from her prayer still ring in my ears today
Lord, let us do all things for your glory
and Lord forgive us for the times we have done things for our own glory

So, this morning I rose for my mission
I worked for my Lord, not for men
and prayed for the missions the Lord has in store for me
I feel the stirring

I feel the call
Let me answer Lord
Let me say 
Here I am Lord, send me
Help me seek your glory in all things
Not just the easy ones
help me pray for this mission, these missionaries, and God's mission plan for me


on moving to north dakota and home schooling my children

Phone rings.....
Mom..."your son is so upset, when your daddy picked up at school he was in the principals office" Me....."why"
Mom...."I don't know you'll have to talk to him"

typical response
I love you, mom!

I live just over the holler from my parents.

My mother is an angel but her horns hold up her halo.(her words not mine)  All my life I have been awed and inspired by the way she cared for others, the way she sacrificed, and her ability to be completely honest in all situations. And with every word I type I question people's response and my mom she just lets things out.  She hides no emotions and even if the truth hurts she is not afraid to let you hear it. 

So, when it comes to my children its hard to listen and keep your head up, but you know she only means well.

Phone rings....
Mom..."Owen is so upset, he went to the principals office again...did they call you?"
Mom..."Well you need to call and find out what happened, and they don't need to take him to the principals office without tell you what he did."

So......North Dakota...... home schooling so girls don't kiss my little boy and I can choose my son's friends so he doesn't hang out with the wrong ones.......

I'll let you know my new address ;)
Have you ever wanted to pack up and move away from people? circumstances? life?
Five Minute Friday


blessed today

its easier not to write
its easier to let everything get in the way
its easier not to read God's word
its easier to let everything get in the way

but how will you know your thoughts and remember them without writing them down
and how will you know God's thoughts and remember them without reading them over and over.........

today's thoughts.....

we have danced and jumped and shouted
we have wrote and colored and blew bubbles
we have played in peach juice and made faces with cheerios
we have laughed and smiled

and its only 10am

and I take a moment to cry at the blessings of life that are so much more important than the things which take my time and energy

I hope today that you find joy in your circumstances

you dance in the kitchen and blow bubbles in the living room.....
for the worries of yesterday are long gone and the dread of tomorrow is yet to is the best we have

 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.  Matthew 6:34 (the message)


my amazing race life

Here on a Thursday morning....I feel like I've been on the amazing race....
my parents are out of town and they help me so much....
so I have ran from place to place with children taking and picking up
and when I sit down I just seem to think of what do I need to do next...

ever have those days, weeks, moments....
when all you can think about what do I need to do next...

not thank you Lord for bringing me to this place
not what do I need to do here in the place...

Lord, I pray that today you will help me be in the place I am...
live for you in that moment and not just check off the places on my list.

Be merciful to me, my God,
    for my enemies are in hot pursuit;
    all day long they press their attack.
 My adversaries pursue me all day long;
    in their pride many are attacking me.

 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalm 56:1-3

How are you trying to slow down today?
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