There are sometimes that it is just harder to be thankful than others. At least for me, I don't know about you. Today is definitely one of those days. Oh, I know I have lots to be thankful for. But an aching heart and fear can be so blinding. What is in front of us can be so overwhelming that it is hard to look past it. Brokenness can be good when you come to God and let Him speak to you and teach you in it. But, the enemy doesn't want you to do that. He wants to keep your focus on what is in front of you. He wants to keep you isolated and stuck. We are not meant to walk this life alone. We have our loving Father who walks with us. We also have the gift of the church, of each other.
The kids have been off from school over Christmas. The little ones ended up sick over Christmas. We decided now to share with family and ended up just staying home. While I missed getting to visit with family it was nice to just stay home and sit on the couch, even if we had sick … Continue reading Christmas Leftovers
It's the week of Thanksgiving and my kids have the week off from school. I am thankful for these days at home with them. This week we pulled out the Christmas decorations and put up the tree! There is so much about Christmas time that I love. The beautiful decorations, the fun with family and … Continue reading A Thankful Heart
I recently studied through the I AM statements Jesus makes in the book of John. It is one of my favorite studies ...because I feel like I am sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to Him tell me Who He Is.
The Bible says "do not fear" 365 times.
But today I find myself in a place I know that I am afraid.
It seems like I am reliving a nightmare that I never wanted to be in the first time.
Most recently he has had bad dreams. As he wakes up and comes to me. One night as I walked him back to his bed he asked me "mom, can you pray and ask Jesus to give me good dreams?". "of course I can..." I said
I was reading through the book of John. I love reading the Gospels and about the time Jesus spent here on earth. But, then as I make my way through Palm Sunday comes. This must have been an amazing day to witness but I cringe... I know what is coming. The betrayal of Jesus a … Continue reading He Calls Me By Name
Continuing the thought of exercising my faith from last week. What does exercising faith look like?
Jonathan loves to ask questions right now, Especially at Bible time. It's been fun and rewarding getting to hear him ask questions trying to understand God deeper. A hunger I pray never leaves. Tonight he asked what it meant that God was limitless. That is a really big concept. I am not sure I truly … Continue reading Exorcise
Yesterday we ordered glasses for my oldest and youngest. We went to the eye doctor specialist to be diligent. To make sure their eyes were healthy and strong because they will rely on their eyes for so much. I wasn't really worried about this appointment. At the same time, I needed this one (I guess … Continue reading Learning how to lay it down