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.
Whenever one of the kid's have a birthday it is a reminder of the blessing God placed in my life. But, there is something to be that makes me think a little deeper when they hit one of those milestone Birthdays. This year Grace turned 10!
onathan has been begging for a "big Bible" since before Christmas. I started looking around to see what would be good for him. This is what we found. Jonathan loves it! I love that he loves God's word!
Tonight as he grabbed his Devo book he said (talking to himself) "I want to read one about being scared". He turned to the table of contents, found one and read it.
As Jonathan prays he will ask for Jesus to give him good dreams. Or when he gets up in the middle of the night he asks "mom, pray that Jesus will give me good dreams". This is the faith of a child, he believes that God is big enough to do anything and close enough to care.
Stop trying to push your way through this day and rest in your Father's arms. Pour out your heart to Him every pain, every fear, don't hold anything back. Then let Him hold you when it hurts. Rest in Him and let His peace fill your heart. This peace doesn't mean you don't have things to do, things to be concerned about or even that the ache and weight of it all goes away. His peace comes in the middle of it all.
My Oldest and youngest were born 5 years and 2 days apart. We've had a busy fun birthday week.
Even when you are walking through what may be the hardest of days there are always things to be thankful for and blessings all around us. You just have to remember to look for them.
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
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