The crazy journey of our family living this beautiful life for our awesome God!
"...Whatsoever you do, do ALL to the glory of GOD." 1 Cor. 10:31

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday

So I had a thought that I'd like to make a day of the week focused on posting about things I'm thankful for...and maybe that will encourage some of you to keep a list of what you're thankful for as well.   I Thessalonians 5:18 says "In EVERYTHING give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."  Pretty clear, huh?

I didn't want to forget to do it so my super clever way of keeping it easy to remember is to have "Thankful Thursdays."  Yeah, I know, I'm clever.  I'd love it if you guys would post your list in the comments section as well!  Here goes my first list.....

Gratitude Journal
1. Salvation...gotta start with the biggest one of all, right? Everything else flows from this.  I have life because of my position in Christ.
2. My hubs....he is truly my other half.  I am so thankful God gave him to me...I love him to pieces.
3. My son....he is such a miracle and a blessing to me.  I feel blessed to be able to be his mom.
4. Sunny days....feeling the warmth of the sun on my face makes all my insides feel warm and gooey...gotta love it!
5. My the end of a long day, when I'm completely wiped and exhausted, I couldn't be more thankful to collapse into my incredibly comfy's so nice!
6. Sugar...I know it's not entirely healthy for us, but it taste sooo makes me happy!
7. Our Youth Group...I absolutely love working with the teens in our church...they keep me feeling young and I can act as goofy as I want around them.  I'm so thankful we get to help in that capacity.

I'll try and do at least 7 each week...1 for everyday.  I hope it inspires you to be more thankful.  Please tell me your lists..I'd love to read them!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Just in Case You Didn't Know

I'm sure most of you already know this because I tend to be waaay behind in the world of "tech." But...I know I've got a few readers who've asked, so I thought I'd just make mention of it just in case there is anyone else who had the same question.

If you want to get notified/e-mailed when I post new things you can follow me by e-mail. I've added a function on the right hand side that says "Follow me" and it will allow you to input your e-mail address and every time I write a new post it will e-mail to you. A bit easier way to get my new stuff rather than checking my blog on a regular basis. But..I'd still love for you to check my blog too. :) Ok..that's all! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Getting Started

Ok, so I have to be honest, I've been trying to start this blog for weeks! I have been hem-hawing about whether or not to do it and so I start, and then stop and then start again.  So here it is, and I am so excited about it!! This blog is going to be a great way for me to tell about the awesome things God is doing in our lives, and keep everyone up-to-date on our family life! The Lord has been teaching me sooo much lately, and I really want to share about it.  So I hope this blog is a good way to spread the news about what God's been doing in my life and in the life of my family.  And...I hope you enjoy reading about it.

Why am I feeling inspired to do this you may be asking?

Well, God has been working in my heart so much lately and it feels like its about to I'm gonna let it burst on here!  I want to share the journey He's taking me on and this seems like a really good way to do it.  Also, I've stumbled upon a few really good blogs recently and they've been such an encouragement and a challenge to me, so I hope to be able to do the same thing for someone else.  Even if it's just 1 person. 

What in the world do I have to write about?

Well, it may not be interesting to you, but hopefully some of it is.  God has brought me through such an amazing ride the last few years and I hope to share some of that and how it has lead my husband (Luke) and I to where we are right now.  I've been really convicted lately to put into action the words of 1 John..."Let us not love in word and tongue, but in DEED and TRUTH." As a follower of Christ, I am called to be His hands and feet to the world.  Not just to cocoon myself up into my own little "Christian" world, BUT to get out and show God's love in a REAL way to people who are hurting, people in need of a Savior. 

Plus, how can I not write about the adorable little love of my life...Grahm. :)  He's such a miracle and blessing from the Lord and he lights up my life everyday.  So maybe he might put a smile on your face once in a while too.  How can he not?  He's cute, squishy, crazy, growls for fun and has enough energy to compete with the Energizer Bunny!
     What else?....Well, I might throw in a few of my favorite things, like DIY home decor, food, books and church life.  We'll see what inspires me. :)
     Oh.! and something that's just maybe, kinda, really BIG in our lives right now!  ADOPTION!  Yes, we are working on embarking on what I know is going to be an amazing journey in our lives... adoption.  So, I'll try and keep you posted on the twists and turns of that story as well.

I hope this blog is a testimony of what the Lord is doing in my life and that it inspires, encourages and challenges you to live for Him more fully. we go!

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