Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful Heart

Pies are cooling and the dressing is made.

Packing up and heading out in a bit to celebrate with family.  Aunts Uncles and Cousins and Grandparents., not much sweeter in this world.

Just wanted to take the time to thank each of you for reading.

You blessed me in ways you can never know.

I hope today you'll take some time to reflect on your blessings. . .and the Giver of each and every blessing.

Grace, Mercy and Peace to each one of you,
Monday, November 21, 2011

Good Night

Footy  Pajama's 

Songs in the night

Read Me a Story

Before we say goodnight

Kisses and Hugs 

Soft Sweet Prayers

I'll see you in the morning

Whispered in my ear

Sleep tight my little one

Mommy is near

Hug Me Once More

And Now We Say 

Good Night.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Job Applications

We were sitting at the dinning room table a few nights ago, not for eating mind you but for the dreaded of all words.  . . .


(I've found my boys do much better at staying on task if they are right out there in the open doing their work, instead of in their rooms at their desks.)

Well, not to be out done, little girl went and got some paper and markers and joined the boys.

When I asked her what she was doing, she looked at  me like I was crazy and said

My homework.

Oh Yes, Of course.

That is some serious work for a Preschooler.

But, it got me thinking.

How many times do I take on jobs that don't belong to me?

How many times am I doing 'work' that is meant for someone else, just because I don't want to be left out?

Princess has jobs, designed just for her and where she's at, but at that moment she wanted more than what was allotted to her.

We each have specific jobs that have been ordained for us. Designed just for us.

But, if you're like me, I often find myself focusing on what someone else's job is instead of my own.

Perhaps theirs looks easier.

Or is more notable from a human perspective.

Or, my pride tells me "I could totally do that better!".

But, I've got to stop applying for others jobs and focus on my own.

Maybe I'll never be more than a burger flipper when it comes to Kingdom work.

But, if that is the job assigned to me than I'll do it to the best of my ability.

And say "Thank You Lord for designing this task just for me.".
Friday, November 4, 2011


The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

Remember it's what's on the inside that counts.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Why I don't care if my kids have a good day or not

Ok, so the title is a bit harsh sounding.

But, it's true.

Perhaps I should explain as I had to a few weeks ago when I had a friend at the house who heard my departing words to the 2 biggest monkeys as they left for school.

"Honor God Today. Make good choices!"

She smiled at me and said, "You didn't tell them to have a good day!?!".

No. Nope I didn't.

And here is why:

While I would be grateful if my kids had a good day, it matters little to me if in that 'goodness' of their day they didn't honor God and make God Honoring choices.

My primary goal as their Momma is not that they will be happy.

(And contrary to popular belief on some days it's not that they will be miserable either ;) )

It's not that they will be popular or great students.

My primar is goal is to set them on the path to Honor God all their days.  And with every choice that they make they change the world at the same time.

That is so much more important to me than their happiness.

You see I can't control their circumstances to make them 'happy'.

 (Insert that it took me years of learning this and is sometimes still a struggle. Don't mess with the Momma Lion and her cubs!)

People can be mean (Do YOU remember Middle School??)

School work can be difficult. (Hello Algebra -we hate you)

Your team won't always win.

A friend may just walk away when you need them most.

BUT if they (me, you) chose each day to Honor God make choices that reflect that, He  has promised them (us) all sorts of amazing things.

He'll be their friend.
He'll be on their side.
He'll be the Captain of their team-that never loses.

What more could a Momma wish for?

So no, I don't want them to settle for just having a good day.

Nobody ever changed the world by just having a good day.

I want them to Honor God with every choice.

To be different.

To Change the Tide.

I want that for me too.

So, I'll say it to you and to me too:

"Honor God today and make good choices!"