Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Yesterday I read that it was 'World Juggling Day' and that got me to thinking about what I've been juggling lately. It's allot. And it's been completely overwhelming at times.

There are many reasons why and I won't list them all, because there is nothing worse then hearing someone whine. And, also one of my best girlfriends is serving right now in Africa and let's just say that puts a little perspective on things.
Not, that my feelings aren't valid -or yours!
But, as I was having that sinking feeling-you know the one, where you are treading water but feel like you are sinking at the same time- I began to shift my focus on the things around me that God was overwhelming me with His grace.
I cannot begin to tell you how that changed my attitude and my perspective!
I began, not just seeing what needed to be accomplished, but what already had been accomplished on my behalf. Not what just needed to spent on bills, but how we'd been so graciously provided for. Not just children who needed discipline and correction, but children with amazing gifts and talents that are directly from the Lord-because they surely didn't get them from us!

So, my prayer for you today is that you won't be overwhelmed with all you have to juggle-from fiances to medical issues. From children and laundry. To marriage's hanging on by a thread to the mundanes that life can sometimes be.
But, instead that you will be overwhelmed by the pure Grace of God! Look around, it's bigger than anything else you have going on in your life right now. And once you start looking, you'll find you can see Him everywhere!

Blessings to you today as we journey together! And feel free to let me know what Grace has overwhelmed you lately!
Monday, June 14, 2010

Juggling Act

I just read that today is World Juggling Day. (Who knew?)

Got me to thinking about the things I am juggling and really got me to wandering what are YOU juggling?

So, let me know what you're juggling in your life and then I'll share some more.

Ok, let's hear it -feel free to vent (a little :) )
Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I'm the girl who used to guess every single Christmas present-and if I couldn't guess would snoop until I found them all.
List maker extraordinaire.
And I can't tell you the joy I have in crossing things off my lists. Something about seeing the line through the item that gives me a sense of accomplishment. (I'm a nerd, I know)
I like to plan.
With both our boys, the Lord showed us he was in charge by years of waiting and countless infertility treatments. Years of anticipation and anxious waiting and our prayers were answered by two beautiful boys.
Our list had been made and filled. We were thankful and ready to move on from having babies to rearing them.
Then it happened. The surprise of a lifetime.
A baby was coming to us. One we hadn't spent years trying to have. One we hadn't prayed and cried for. One that was so unexpected I didn't even realize I was preggo and was convinced I had an ulcer until my girlfriend convinced me to get a home pregnancy test.

And here we are four years later, celebrating our little surprise who changed everything. Changed it all for the better.

I still make the lists and plan the trips, but I have learned that not every surprise is a bad one!

Happy Birthday, Precious One, always know that you are loved and wanted -even if you weren't part of the plan!

You'll always be Mommy's best surprise!