"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

July 29, 2016

Praying friends

Years ago, I read a series of books called the Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson. And I loved them!  They were about this group of women of different ages and ethnicities who had a prayer group. And I remember wishing way back then that I had a group of ladies to pray with regularly.
And now I do.
It has been great fun hang out with these sweet ladies and
 do life
 and watch Judah Smith videos!
 (and wonder why he always wears holey jeans)  ; )

We refer to each other as our "tribe."
Some of us are young adults and some of us have young adults!
I'm so glad that God put us together for this season.


July 27, 2016

Wednesdays in the Word

Warning! This isn't a serious Bible study today. 
Just something I got a kick out of IN the Bible.

When my sister and I were growing up we always split fried eggs. 
Weird, I know. But I would only eat the yolks and she would only eat the whites! -Hey, at least nothing was wasted! 

So, when I found this verse in Job yesterday, I had to laugh!
Who knew the Bible has something to say about egg whites?! 

"Or is there taste in the white of an egg? My soul refuses to touch them. They are loathsome food to me." -Job 6:6 

I agree! 
Preach it, Job!  ; )


July 22, 2016

Heigh Ho, heigh ho ...

I have a temporary full-time job for the next four weeks!
It is my first one ever and I'm enjoying it! But man, am I tired!
How do you working mommas do it all!? My hat is off to you!

The very first day of work, my kids had the house clean and dinner made when I got home. How sweet are they?!
Tonight they grocery shopped for me and made me dinner.
 -A fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich! LOL (a crazy family favorite)
They are too cute!

And because this sweet son lives close to my job he came by to spend my lunch break with me the other day! So fun!

Feeling blessed to have these kiddos cheering me on!


July 20, 2016

Wednesday in the Word

This quote!!!!!

"I have learned to kiss 
the wave 
that slams me against 
the Rock of Ages." ~Charles Spurgeon

July 15, 2016

A tale of two families

Chances are I've told this story here before, because I love it! But here it goes:

Delma and Miriam went to church together and became best friends.
And their teenage sons, Tom and Don became best friends and still go to church together.

Then they grew up and each of them got married and had children of their own.
(Aaron and I)
 Aaron is 2 days older than I am and so I've known him since birth. We grew up going to church together.

His oldest sister and I were best friends and our younger sisters were best friends. -And I may or may not have had a crush on him in the 7th grade. LOL

Then we grew up and I introduced him to one of my best friends from college and they married each other!
Eight months after their wedding, Hubby and I got married.
(we were all in each other's weddings wearing big puffed sleeves and even bigger hair!)

We had four kids and they had two kids.

And now our kids are best friends!

What a blessing it is to watch this generation grow up loving each other and having the best times together!

Their son just spent part of the summer with us and we are all going to miss him!!!


July 13, 2016

Wednesdays in the Word

Just these!!!

"Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust;
Cause me to know that way in which I should walk." 
Ps. 143:8

"My eyes are ever toward the Lord." 
Ps. 25:15  

"Though and army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear, though war rise against me, in this I will be confident. One thing I have desired of the Lord, that I will seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord and inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavillion...He shall set me high upon a rock." 
Ps. 27

"Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." 

"The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusted in Him and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices." 
Ps. 28:7

"Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul."


July 11, 2016

Last week's fun

Zac and Tiffany hosted a party here on the fourth of July.
Which means the food was awesome, the decorations were adorable and there were some crazy, fun games played. 
And our house was full of people we love!

Joy's face when she finds out that she has to eat a
sardine during Fear Pong

 Then we viewed fireworks displays from all directions on top of the airport parking garage.

I got to represent one of my favorite  curriculums at a two-day homeschool conference this week.

Every year there are always some sweet moms who come to the booth who want to express their gratitude to the company for how much Teaching Textbooks helped their child. ~And I rejoice right along with them because it was a God-send to my gang as well! 

On Saturday, Andrew and his friend decided to take part in an open mic night at a coffee shop near our church. How awesome are they?!

It was a great experience and they did an awesome job. Such a fun atmosphere! 

I decided not to be THAT mom who got right up in the front and filmed,
so my videos have the background noise of people chatting and playing games at nearby tables. 
But I think I will be THAT mom next time! ; ) 

So proud of them!