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July 2017 – Honing in to Home

“Trustful Toiling”

Will you take the risk a wise farmer does to work their field regardless of the unforeseen outcome? Spiritually speaking, let’s compare the farmer to followers of Christ.  A good farmer will pour himself out in order to manage his land well.  Comparably, Christians must exert energy in order to manage the land entrusted to them in the form of relationships.   A healthy approach to most all problems relationally are resolved with much prayer, God’s grace to forgive and ask for forgiveness along with honest to goodness communication!  The Lord has taught me how do that last one where I own my part within controversies with a heart for reconciliation.  

Journey with me where I compare farmers to believers in how to handle things under our care accordingly:  “God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them.  And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”  2 Corinthians 5:19 Continue reading ““Trustful Toiling””

Colonial Williamsburg Blessings!

Last year our family received the blessing to visit Colonial Williamsburg for two days, and I’m so extremely thankful to God for making it possible. Father fulfilled my heart’s desire to travel to one of my favorite places. But on top of that, He threw in some special souvenirs besides the memories we would take back in our hearts.  The souvenirs mentioned are so much more than objects; not to be kept on a shelf but rather cherished and paid forward!  The gifts we brought back with us were the lingering flicker of faith left for us from those who are now long gone!

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Hard But True

Mommies, I know life is not easy, and we all have our own personal struggles so I do not come to you with judgement or condemnation here. But I must tell you how I have to beg you to consider making changes in your lifestyle no matter if you have to wear the same old clothes, drive an old vehicle, shut off cable and go without so that you may gain the God given pleasure of being home with your children. <3 Continue reading “Hard But True”

Confession Session

Psalm 32:5 “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.  And He forgave the guilt of my sin.”

Let’s confess, Moms…

Have you ever been too wrapped up in what needs to get done opposed to cherishing the people who you are doing those things for in the first place?  When you have an overactive brain mixed with tasks a mile long and the strength a mile wide to accomplish conquering those tasks, you may be one like me, who lets my duties prioritize over precious souls.

But what if you are forced to flip it around?

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When Mom Just Can’t

Mama duck was under the weather today. So, her lil duckings climbed up in bed around her carrying their writing work in hand. The seven year old twins wrote verses in their verse journals while the eight year old wrote a letter to her pen pal (aka Grandma). I took this picture to try and capture this moment in time that absolutely melts my heart. <3
Mama not feeling well doesn’t get these little ones down; for, one of the children say “Mommy, we’ll just have a chill day today.” Then another responds “Yes, mommy, I like chill days.” 🙂

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