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

6.30.2014

this life. {no words needed}


i watched this beautiful lady dance like no one was watching, while she worked selling drinks and it filled by heart with joy.  music it's good for the soul and life is too short to waste it.


this boy never ceases to amaze me.  sometimes i wonder how i could be so blessed and i thank God for allowing me to be his mom. 



the sounds of their laughter should be recorded in the heart.




this is what my husband leaves for me to return home too. 


they are arguing over whether this is a cart or a buggy.   
addie is searching the store over for this buggy her daddy speaks of.  


these moments. this life.  



what are you slowing down and doing this summer?



linky up with the lovely Jennifer 

6.24.2014

my unedited life {no words needed}









He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


lovely linky



6.20.2014

5 minute prayer list

i pray all the time
sometimes i'm praying and i'm not even thinking about it
prayer is my release
its my out
if i try to hold all the worries in
i would explode 

today's prayer list:
for my friend Kendal in remote villages of Nepal with or without toilet paper (i hope she hasn't ran out)
for my friend Shannon in Puerto Rico having VBS with youth from her church and coming home tomorrow
for my husband and son who are at Father-Son camp making memories, getting closer to one another, and closer to God
for my great grandmother whose time on earth is running out
for my friend who didn't get the job but knows God has a better plan
for my friend Beth whose daughter is in Guatemala
for my fellow blogger Kristen who leaves for Kenya tomorrow, what a ministry she has there
for the kids at home without food this summer 
for potty training my sweet baby girl

and these are just things i can think of in the five minute write

you see you can NOT hold all the worries, concerns, fears, and hopes in
you gotta give them to the only one who can do anything about them
our most precious heavenly Father




how can i pray for you?

lovely linky's
Lisa Jo at Five Minute Friday

6.19.2014

#riskrejection update with soundtrack



with summer starting i've just been so excited to be home and garden and clean and find my house again




and i've been to the beach and played taxi to camps and we have shopped and went out to eat and lived up this American life





by i can't let this keep happening.....i have goals....it's time to face the music ....it's time to get back on the horse





my original risks for 2014 with new risk 

  • run - I did complete 2 5ks and just this week I have started walking again - new goal - find next race
  • business - slacking in this one - new goal - 4 tastefully simple parties this summer
  • share Jesus - ummmmm, yeah - praying and seaching - new goal - find a local place to volunteer and mission


{i added three of my new favorite songs for your listening pleasure - i love music}



are you still taking risk this year or are you caught up in the day to day to like me?

6.06.2014

get your hands dirty

get your hands dirty. 


play in the dirt.



watch and pray.


keep out the weeds.  keep the bugs out. keep the varmints out.


wait for the harvest.




garden lessons. life lessons.




get your hands dirty.




lovely linky:
five minute friday

6.05.2014

finding you {advice for youth}

i see you
i hear your cries
yeah you...the one who wants to hide,
someone who just wants to be found.
the one who doesn't know who you are yet or where you want to go
i see you, behind your dyed hair and dark clothes and athletic pants and pretty scarves and LeBron's and cowboy boots with straight hair and curly hair and those 14 year old eyes
i hear you
seeking
as you walk up to me and tell me how your Sunday was so painful because you had to go to church
and i say why is that bad
and you answer
"because I don't believe"
you look at me and wait
i hear you thinking "what will she say"
and i look up at you and answer
what do you believe?
and i stop and wait
you look at me like no one has ever asked you that
i want to hug you
but i know that's uncool
i want to tell you that no matter what
i love you
and it is going to be ok
you are going to find you..........
it may not be today or tomorrow or next year or 20 years
and there will be people along the way that push you a certain way
try to make you fit the mold
don't let them
be you
be the person God made you to be
keeping finding you
listen
pray
read
search for joy
live life
serve others
you are going to find you
don't stop till you do





are you still trying to figure out who God made you to be....i am....i wrote this piece back before Christmas after a conversation with a student.  we are so quick to push kids to decide and be and grow up, when they haven't even figured out who they are yet


what advice would you give the youth of today?






 


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