Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A few places I have been reading ...

And, lastly, this verse that is so on my mind ...

"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12 (not sure what version this is)

"Don’t excuse yourself by saying, 'Look, we didn’t know.' For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve." (Proverbs 24:12 NLT)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Me, too!

Not to be left out, the wee one has decided she LOVES the beach, too!

Such fun!


This is Tazz and she is a beautiful dog that belongs to our "neighbors" from Canada, Bob and Linda. They are gifts the Lord has blessed us with in this season and we will sorely miss them when they leave next week. In the meantime, however, their puppy Tazz and the girls are thoroughly enjoying each other. Bob and Linda have taken us all under their wing while they have been here. So amazing! And, taken to the girls like an extra set of grandparents. They go to the beach to run Tazz and Madison and Peyton are always along for the ride. Pure joy! Thank you Lord for Your sweet gifts to us!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gifts ...

... uhm ... yes! He's an awesome Dad! We all adore him and thank God that He picked this man to be husband and father and leader of our family!

... the four of us chicks!

... celebrated 12 years with my sweet husband on March 27th ... he is the bomb!

And so ... more gifts ...

871. Awnings on RV's that change a super warm day into a cool one.
872. Clean laundry facilities
873. Quarters to turn on the machines.
874. Clean clothes and sheets and towels.
875. That we have clothes and sheets and towels.
876. Nice people we meet all the time in this RV park as people come and go.
877. That the Lord healed our hearts after our puppies ran away.
878. Fasting Facebook and Twitter ... what a serious change in perspective.
879. Yearning for Him!
880. Embracing now.
881. Cell phones to keep in touch with friends and family.
882. Parents coming to visit.
883. Golf carts.
884. Praying for Japan.
885. God is in control ... always has been, always will be, is not surprised by anything or pondering what to do next ... and best of all, His plans are always good, no make that great!
886. Two baby alligators at the golf course.
887. Moss on huge oak trees.
888. Shade.
889. Lemon drops.
890. Sweet compliments about God's girls.
891. Three days off ... in a row!
892. Working on a Family Vision Statement.
893. Toddlers who communicate quite well without words. :)
894. New pair of shorts.
895. Goodwill.
896. Purple.
897. "I love you, too, Mommy."
898. Inspiring women that I know personally.
899. Inspiring women that I know through books, talks, blogs ...
900. Air conditioning.
901. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing that our girls like to dip carrots in.
902. Water to drink and play in.
903. His vision.
904. Moon Pies.
905. Majestic proud geese.
906. Cool breezes.
907. Spring flowers.
908. Honeysuckle.
909. Dancing babies.
910. Singing daughters.
911. Southern hospitality.
912. Redefining me by Him.
913. Grills and grilling outdoors ... yum!
914. The smells of grilling.
915. Naps.
916. Heated outdoor swimming pool.
917. Toddler's toddling.
918. Memorizing the Word.
919. Memories.
920. Absolutely NOT defining Him ... He is limitless and without boundaries ... so cool!


“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” — Tenneva Jordan

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our plan: Live HUGE!

Living small is not healthy or safe.
Our children inherit either our fears or God's promises.

Please understand, we are not nuturing when we limit our children to what we have seen and known. We are altogether wrong if we set them up to expect too little. Don't position them by way of fear, worried that if we position them for more they may be disappointed. Perhaps you were disappointed and want to spare them the pain ... don't. Living small is not healthy or safe. Our children inherit either our fears or God's promises. -Lisa Bevere in "Nuture"