Had a wonderful time visiting my family last week. It's always so much fun to spend time with them, and when I get a chance to visit its definitely precious time, since I'm not super close by! I'm amazed at how much the kids have grown lately. I never used to notice as much, seeing them every day. Now a week or sometimes two can go by between seeing them, and I'm shocked. I've especially noticed that Jon is getting taller, Rosie is getting more mature (but she's always been independent!!!), and Jerry is growing his vocabulary. JoyAnna is so responsive, and Grace is fitting quite well into "the oldest at home" role.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Today its been two months since our wedding day.
Since its been awhile, I thought I'd stop by the blogging world and share a little update.
Things are going well, and we are enjoying each day.
And, since the question that everyone asks is, "how is married life?," I'm going to answer that by saying, "wonderful!!!"
It truly is. :)
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The happiest of birthdays to the twins! I love you guys so much and can't imagine my life without you! You both have taught me much. The adjustment when you first came to our family was hard for me but totally worth the tough times. I learned that its not all about me, like the time you claimed that my fort was yours, Edward (the one I'd spent so many hours working on and perfecting and playing in). I learned to put others above myself, and that a fort isn't really as important as I was thinking it was.
Edward, you always make me laugh my head off! Your funny shenanigans. Oh boy! I'm so blessed to have you as my (not so little) little brother. I love you! I pray that the Lord uses you in amazing ways. He's got big plans for you!
I remember one time when you guys first came into our home and you and I, Elisha, were talking about how we couldn't imagine getting into a fight. ;) well we have had squabbles for sure! Elisha you are such an encouragement! I love you! You are growing into an amazing woman of the Lord! Keep seeking Him first!
Eddie and Ellie, you are both such a blessing! I love you!
Sunday, August 16, 2015
With our big day coming so soon, we are getting super excited. Lots of final plans are getting finalized for the wedding. Yesterday we did a lot of big things...it was Mitchell's move in day to our house and so we got things settled for him to live there leading up to the wedding. We also went and got our wedding bands. It was so exciting! Mitchell's mom got some pictures of that monumental moment!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Lord is so good, and He has blessed me far beyond what I could ask or think! I am so thankful!
Saturday, June 27, 2015
What a monumental moment in history, when the Supreme Court made the decision to "redefine" marriage. But who has the right to redefine marriage? The one who DEFINED it in the first place, right? And who, might I urge you to remember, defined marriage?
Was it the Supreme Court?
The Founding Fathers?
Not even them.
Marriage was designed, created and defined by none other than our Creator, the Lord. The Maker of Heaven and Earth! He created marriage for so much more than human fulfillment. He created it to reflect His much bigger picture. Christ and His Bride.
Who are we to redefine what God designed?
Yeah, the Supreme Court may have "changed its mind" on what the meaning of marriage is. Society may be "changing its mind," too. But let me assure you, God hasn't changed His. We know that God is never changing. "The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of God will last forever." Isaiah 40:8. No matter how drastically the world around us changes, we serve a never-changing God. He is not turning a blind eye or a deaf ear to any of this, either.
So many people are saying things like, "Love is love," "Love conquers all," etc. But we know that God is our ultimate authority and He is the one that created love. And He clearly tells us in His word what the parameters are.
"And he [Jesus] said, 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.'" Matthew 19:5
He created male and female for His glory. "
This is such a sad time, a time when our country is facing grave changes. Changes that grieve the Holy spirit.
"And he said, 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.'" Genesis 1:27
We as believers must not give up. We need to band together and keep praying for our nation, and for how we can love these neighbors struggling with this sin, because it represents, in many lives, much pain and heartache.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
God has used this time to grow and stretch me, and to make me more like Him.
God is good, God is wonderful! What an amazing God we serve!
Blessings to you all,