criticism and community

Grateful Joy

I was lolly gaging along on Pinterest and this popped up on my screen. see more from Ann Voskamp Talk about convicting. I am so guilty of jumping to criticism.  So guilty of letting a small hurt or an unintentional rejection lead me to a path of character destruction. And when I say lead me, […]

october things, and joy

October Fields

I have a thing for sunrises.  There is something entirely magical and majestic about a kaleidoscope sky growing in intensity and whose light is ablaze against the dark tree skyline. With the water being balmy compared to the air in these cooler fall days, there is an etherial fog that lingers until the sun starts warming. […]

thou shall not steal

Let Go Let God

In the crazy world of online life, one theme is (sadly) forever rampant.  Stealing. In my specific little online world, there is recipe stealing, picture stealing, and idea stealing. That last one is a bone of contention for many, as they do not think “ideas” can be stolen. I feel differently. This print can be […]

struggles

Romans 5:3

Today’s guest post by Gianna Kordatzky from Traveling Thought and Family Fun Twin Cities.  So honored to have Gianna back and thankful for her willingness to share her faith with us!     For once, we didn’t have anything planned. No festivals, no time-consuming projects, no errands. Nothing. The weekend was a blank page. It was splendid. Then, the […]

calming my anxious spirit

"Prayer is the Language" by Leland Francisco

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Gina Horkey.   Gina is a freelance writer, with a background in finance. She’s passionate about Jesus and designing a flexible lifestyle suited to meet the needs of her young family…while honoring God of course! She hopes to inspire others to do the same and shares her […]

Happy Mothers Day

Blessed Mothers

  Source: Mothers Day Sayings   I saw this online and it moved my heart.  Saying a prayer for all the moms today… hope you are feeling as blessed as you make others feel! You may also like: Happy Mothers Day! Mothers Day Acknowledgement Ideas Mothers Day Ideas {10 Great Cakes Mom Will Love!} Mothers […]

A Prayer Request and a Praise!

Prayer Changes Things!

UPDATE:  Chad’s cardioversion was not successful.  His heart went back into AFib within a minute of being converted.  We are looking into what our options are at this point.  Most likely they will recommend more (increased dose) drugs and another cardioversion.  After that they look at ablations.  We are trusting in God that He has […]

Rejection and Forgiveness

Prayer

I came across this quote recently and couldn’t help but take notice.   “When you forgive, you heal your own anger and hurt and are able to let love lead again.  Its like spring cleaning for your heart.” -Marco Schimoff I sorta dismissed it because I generally disagree with the concept of “healing thyself”.  But dismissing it right […]

The American Bible Challenge

Do you like Biblical trivia?  Are you a wiz whenever Bible questions come up? You have got to check out this new show that is starting on GSN! It is being hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, of ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER fame. (and also “you might be a redneck if…” fame for me. […]

Gratitude

  “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13 NLT This verse is speaking heavy to me today!   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is on my […]

Gratitude

  “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20 NASB   All photos are […]

Gratitude

  “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching” Proverbs 1:8 NIV Lord, thank you for trusting me to be a mother!  Thank you for my beautiful children and for the joy and teaching they bring!     All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is […]

Gratitude

  “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil” Hebrews 6:19 NASB   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is on my heart. You may also like: Gratitude Gratitude […]

Gratitude

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is […]

Gratitude

“He will not falter or lose heart until justice prevails throughout the earth. Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for his instruction.” Isaiah 42:4 NLT There will be justice on earth!   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is on my heart. […]

Gratitude

“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NIV Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. (I needed that!)   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The […]

Gratitude

“I  cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.” Psalm 63:8 NLT   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is on my heart. You may also like: Gratitude Gratitude Intentional Gratitude Intentional Gratitude

Gratitude

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26 NIV   All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is […]

Gratitude

“Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life” Genesis 9:14-15 NIV All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The […]

Gratitude

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” Psalm 4:23 NIV     All photos are taken on my phone unless otherwise indicated.  The verse is a reflection of what is on my heart. You may also like: Gratitude Gratitude Phone Home Intentional Gratitude