Monday, June 28, 2010


Colossians 3:1-5
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Is He your life?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm not jealous

Okay, today when I was driving through some country to pick up my girl at camp, I was thinking.... What would make me jealous.

Your big house wouldn't
But your barn would
Your fancy car wouldn't
But your vintage truck would
Your fancy kitchen you don't use wouldn't
But your perfect garden spot would
Your expensive clothes wouldn't
But your ability to sew would

I strive to be content. I struggle striving in this area, but I know the One who creates in me peace. As I seek Him, I find true life changing peace. But I have desperate longing for a big ole yard.... And yesterday after reading the most beautiful adoption story...My heart is longing to be a forever family to a child (actually two children) who would otherwise not know one. When I mentioned this to Jason he was not surprised. I know it is in his heart too. He said someday the finances will come. Bless him. So my anxious heart that craves a yard, barn, baby, old truck...well, it's praying.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Love

My baby loves jazz

My boy loves to cut with scissors

My girl loves her new hair pretty

She's been away to camp! My heart has missed her style of sweetness!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Daddy's Day

You know... I knew Jason was special when I first met him. The first conversation we ever really had, I asked him what he wanted to do with his life. He said he didn't care about making money or things, but that he wanted to play toys with kids and love Jesus. That very evening I wrote my parent's a letter stating I had finally met the type of guy I wanted to marry. I really didn't know such a man existed.

Jason has stayed true to his calling. I could keep having babies and babies just to watch the wonderful daddy my guy is. His endless kindness and patience in the midst of struggles and exhaustion from work, he never sacrifices the children. He walks through the door ready for our crazy, busy, fun life with four children.

I love you today, tomorrow and forever. The Lord was smiling on me the day you came into my life.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Best Today!!

Jason and I spend a lot of time talking about how much we live our lives on the threshold waiting to pass through to the next season of our lives. As we have waited here, we have managed to have four amazing children, enjoy the company of many, and seek to know Jesus. What I'm learning about this perception of the threshold is the lie in which it holds.

It is the constant temptation to think... With XYZ complete (namely seminary), then our lives will somehow begin. Faithfulness to today is the challenge, right? It is for me. I have made an idol out of tomorrow.

Tomorrow I'll clean out my endless junk drawers
Tomorrow I'll really teach my kids about money
Tomorrow I'll maybe understand our budget
Tomorrow we'll know where it is we are to serve
Tomorrow I'll start training for a 5k
Tomorrow I'll read more books to the kids

So today, this day, this very day... I will giggle with my girls, wrestle my son, do phonics with my second born, take my oldest out for her birthday dinner, chew on the thighs of my chubby baby, kiss my husband without stopping, clean out my freezer, and find a new recipe. Today I'm mom, and I want to be the best mom I can be today.
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