My friend and I were chatting about school when I told her this; "2 things I've learned: 1-God was right when He told me that I need help! 2- Complete dependence on Him. 3 (bonus)- with Jesus and a coffee in my hand I can do even this.
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.
I saw this necklace and knew it was somethings I wanted to be reminded of. I can do all things through His strength, not mine. If it is strength you see when you look at me it is not mine. Mine was gone long ago. The only reason I am able to do all that I do is through God's grace that gives me strength each day.
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!
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.
I wanted to share a great story of God's grace in my life. I wanted to share with you like we were sitting together talking. So, I made a video.
my little girl began singing this that day I listened closely as she said
“You are treasured, you are beautiful, in the eyes...in the eyes, of the one who made you.
Awana means so much to me. As leaders, we hear the kids recite their verses and wonder if they are getting it. But let me tell you as a kid who grew up going to Awana, it is these verses that I learned as a child that I find myself going back to and the ones I know best.
When someone hears my story I sometimes get told
"God won't give you more than you can handle"
I've often just smile but I really don't like being told this. They may see the girl standing in front of them at the moment and she may look strong. But what they don't know is that I am literally biting my tongue because I don't want to cry (again).