Tonight as we closed our family Bible time in prayer the kids each take turns praying. I gently reminded her "Grace it's your turn". There was silence. Then I hear Jonathan ask her "do you want me to help you?". "Yes" she replied.
Christmas this year was different than it has been in the past. When I first saw this was going to happen I wasn't really sure what I thought about it. It ended up being really good.
We went to see a living Nativity last night and visit with some friends. Grace ended up playing an angel (for a bit) she didn't want to stand still and kept wanting to kiss baby Jesus.
My kids have loved having a christmas countdown and getting to move the candy cane one day closer to Christmas day! This year we had this advent book at work. It is so beautiful and the message even better. As you open it up there is an onement with one of the names of God on it. On the other side is a devotional about the name. I love getting to share this with my family this year.
As we head into Thanksgiving week I'm thinking of the many things that I am thankful for. My husband & children. My family back home. My Church family and a pastor who preaches God's word well. Friends
She has been asking for her own Bible. I had it in my mind that I would get her one when she started reading. I had hoped she would be by now.
A picture from Grace's Baby Dedication popped up on my Facebook memories - And just like that she is 10yrs old! Her life, a miracle in itself, is dedicated to God. Her story a powerful one of God's grace everyday. It hasn't been easy but God's grace has been there and will continue to be there every step of the way.
Bed time seems to be the hardest part of our day. Jonathan has delt with "bad dreams" for quite a while. Little did I know that this is a sign of anxiety. He is doing better now that he is getting help
Before school started I took the kids to have a little fun at Crayola Experience. We were in line to do one of the activities, the girl helping the kids asked Jonathan witch mold he wanted to make "Emoji or a ring?"
I couldn't been more excited to have the opportunity to share the gospel with the kids. It wasn't about looking for responses that night. I was excited because I got to share with them God's Truth. Wither with children or adults sharing God's truth, most of all the gospel, should excite us!
VBS is always fun! We go every year often to a couple different ones. This is a year I will never forget. We were visiting friends and enjoying VBS at their church. Thursday night my friend shared the gospel with my son's class. He whispered to me "I believe".
My Bear He hold many memories and more secrets than I'm willing to admit. He was a gift from my beloved Papa David (grandpa) on the last normal Christmas we had together, I was 13 (the age my oldest daughter is now). I told my mom that I wanted a "Big Bear" for Christmas and she just rolled her eyes at me. As a mom I now get this and would do the same to my kids. But, this girl knew where to go and I told Papa I wanted a big bear.
Jonathan playing and TALKING with boys at church! This is something that is often taken for granted. But, this my friend is an answer to prayer!
Faith gives us courage. Courage isn't the absence of fear. It is rising up in the face of fear and moving forward anyway. In times of fear, and there are times in this life that will scare you, let faith rise above the fear and lead you.
Last month was packed with an unexpected visit to the ER and doctor appointments with Jonathan and even a biopsy and MRI.