Friday, November 16, 2012


Katie will run by almost unaware by the cupboard that leads to the zone of 'endless kitcheny things' , you know soaps, dish racks, compost bins, cleaners and so on! But when she does stop, out go the huge rubber gloves on her teeny hands...and I laugh! She cracks me up! Tonight I prayed with Jack and was thankful for this bright light that Katie is to our family. I am so thankful for her funny ways and cozy cuddles...see below
Cuddles, they do this almost daily!!

Bye for now! Maybe this is a good Christmas gift idea!! Who would have thought....
Wednesday mornings has been a wonderful blessing to me. We are studing Nehemiah by Kelly Minter. What a great book. I have never studied Nehemiah like this before and am so thankful for the way she is walking us through understanding so many truths.
Sometimes I walk by the obvious and when I go back and dig in, I learn and grow. Thankful for those times! Check out her study on Nehemiah, so worth it!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Just us...celebrating life

Our Family
October 2012

Sydney Ellen Photography


As we walk these days together our family is stronger and more passionate than ever before. I say this because of the need for prayer. Daily we sit together and with a new journal we have a page for thanksgiving and praise, the other side for prayer requests. We are filling it more and more. There are days I can hardly pray my heart is so heavy for the hearts breaking and the need for forgivness, restoration and grace. I need that everyday, but I know there are others out there I love hurting and I want to take that hurt away, now! All I can do is pray. So, therefore, all my kids can do is follow my lead. They pray or at the very least listen to my pray!
Friday is our day we read from, Jesus Freaks by dc Talk and the Voice of the Martyrs stories of those who stood for Jesus: the ultimate Jesus Freaks.
We have read stories from this book, but today I started from the beginning. It was outlining the courage and faith of the young teenage girl that was shot at Columbine High School after she was asked if she believed in God. She said yes. Then He asked why. She never was able to answer... 
Horrible, tragic and devestating. She is gone, but her memory is that of a faith that could not be moved. She chose life with Christ as gain, and her loss of life gain.
 These are tough life lessons, but when I read these out loud I do so to ground us. Then we pray, more....