Sunday, September 30, 2012

Just hangin' around the house

I swear one of my favorite things about having boys are the funny things I find around the house.

Darth on my purse hook.

Dinner time or as Cole wants to call it...Operation Fat. (chicken soup does not make you fat)

Who knew Patrick had a thing for cake stands and jadeite.

Sippiesgnawed yellow crayon, and vintage embroidery...yes please!

 And who knew Abe had a thing for camo?!

Keep it comin' boys!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nothing is wasted

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." 

1 Corinthians 15:58

I love this. No work done in HIS name is wasted in light of eternal glory. So today I will think on this verse as I wash the dishes, change poopie diapers, clean the toilets, and all those other "less desirable" daily tasks. To God be the glory in all things! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Happy 1st Birthday Nate! This year has flown by but yet we can't remember a day without you. You have made our family complete :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

{this moment}

{this moment} 
 A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' over at SouleMama for all to find and see.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


I always find it so amazing when you read a passage of scripture that you've read countless times but this time it's as if a blinder has been lifted, seeing it for what it really means. No longer is it just words on a page but it's something beautiful that wraps around your heart.
It's a verse that's words are plain but its's one of love.

" And Peter remember the saying of Jesus, 'Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.' And he went out and wept bitterly." - Matthew 26:75

When first read my feelings are pity for this man, a friend denying his Savior. There's a disappointment and a self-evaluation...would I turn my back as well?

Here's a quote from the commentary on this scripture. "The true Peter is seen not in his denial but in his repentance. This account reminds us of not only our own weakness, but also the richness of divine grace." This scripture is not highlighting this man's failure but instead illuminating the beautiful GRACE of our SAVIOR. 

I am no better than Peter. Each day in my sin I turn my back. In my fear I deny my savior. But the beauty of it all is that in REPENTANCE there is GRACE. An unending love story of divine forgiveness.