Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thankful Tuesday in Pics

Thankful for His word and provision and His promise to always shine light into the darkness this week. 

I desperatly need Him for something I have coming up and so I am going to thank Him in advance for His promise that He will give me strength and supply all my needs and also help me accomplish the good works He has had already planned for me to do! Thank you Jesus! 

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! Psalm 30:12

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thankful Tuesday... Wednesday

I need a list today so here goes:

1) it's been Annabelle's first full week at school! She has done great so far and has loved it so much especially her teacher! I am full of thankfulness for how well it's going so far!

2) Abe has had an ear infection for a week plus now. He has been miserable. I took him back and he had to get on a stronger antibiotic. I'm thankful he's on the ups now! 

3) A and A have really missed each other while Annabelle has been at school. It's been so sweet to see them hug and kiss and love on each other in the mornings before school and after school.

4) God has really shown me some ugly parts of my heart this week. I'm thankful for His reminder that I need to lean on Him every second of every day! 

5) We have been reading a great book in our small group. I hope to post about it soon! It's called "Weird" by Craig Groeshel. I'm thankful for all He is teaching me through it!! 

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. I Lord my God I will give thanks to you forever! Psalm 30:12

8 years!

8 years ago on August 12, 2006 Adam and I got married!! What a wonderful day that was for us! 
I love him more today than I did that day and I'm so thankful to God for the gift of marriage! This past 8 years have been crazy in so many ways but looking back I see why God gave me Adam through it all. 
We went out to Seasons 52 Grill for our date night and we had a blast! The food was delish and it was a great atmosphere! 
I'm thankful for someone so fun, kind, and loving to do life with! 

Happy 8 year anniversary Adam! I love you!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Give me an undivided heart Lord...

This passage of scripture breathes life into my soul  today, so I am making it my prayer:

Teach me your way Lord:
Help me to choose to use my time in the best way possible, where there are MANY things vying for my attention, help me focus (1) on you and give myself to all you have for me to do, no more or less. Give me a heart for your word. (2) keeping it on the forefront of my mind today 
so that you can transform my mind. (3) 

that I may rely on Your faithfulness:
God please help me not to rely on myself (4), on my to do list, on what people think of me, or what the world says I should be doing; help me to lean in to how faithful you have been to me in the past. Help me to keep my mind on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely admirable. (5)

Give me an undivided heart:
God my heart so quickly strays from you. Lord I know I need you. Father help me to set my mind on things above and not on things of this earth (6), being in the world but not of it. (7)

that I may fear your name:
God I want to be pleasing to you; I want to honor you with this life you have given me. Give me opportunities to speak about you today. Grow my faith for your glory, causing many to see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. (8)

I will praise you O Lord my God with all of my heart; I will glorify your name forever! For great is your love toward me. 
Thank You Lord.

1-Phil 3:13;     2-Psalm 119:36;     3-Romans 12:1-2;     4-Proverbs 3:6;     5-Phil 4:8;     6-Col 3:2;     7-John 17:9;     8-Psalm 40:3  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Annabelle's First Day of Kindergarten

Well, Annabelle's first day of kindergarten was a success! She had a blast and was so tired and hungry when she got home and obviously Adelyn had a blast as well! She loves her mommy time and I love it too! Abe was a little sick today, hoping he feels better tomorrow!

So proud of my big girl for being so brave and loving this new adventure! She got lots of stickers today which meant she was good as far as I know:) It's going to be a great year! I am thankful!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thankful Tuesday

Almost 6 years ago I became a mother to the most precious baby girl names Annabelle. She was with me when she was 3 months old and we moved to Ohio. She was my little buddy that first winter. She had no idea what hit her when she was 14 plus months and I came home with another little baby girl and she endured one of the hardest years of my life that year. She grew a strong and independent spirit and blossomed into a smart, creative strong willed little girl.

I am truly so thankful for these almost 6 years that I have gotten to spend at home with her. Looking back now, I honestly cannot put a worth to how much this time has meant to me.

Tomorrow marks a new beginning, her first day of kindergarten. We are both so very excited for her. She is so ready for a new challenge intellectually. As sad as I am that someone else is going to get to spend all of that time with her; I am certain that it is God's will for her to go to school and I'm thankful for that certainty and the peace that comes with it.

Annabelle, I hope one day you read this and know how much I loved staying at home with you when you were little. You are such a joy! I cannot wait to see what all God has in store for you! I love you so much and I will miss you while you are at school!