Friday, March 23, 2012


What happens when you're 3 year old says, "I'm gonna go get dressed".....

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Project 143

Many of you read about our experience hosting Laura. She forever changed our lives and our hearts, and  I am so happy that she (and hopefully Inese too if she cooperates this time) is being hosted by a family in North Georgia this summer. I've talked to the mother of the family on the phone several times and am so excited for Laura and Inese for this opportunity to be hosted again.

But there are many children who still need to be hosted! Here is a video Project 143 made.....pass it along and encourage people to consider opening their homes and hearts to an orphan.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring is here!

Short sleeves, afternoons in the sun, longer evenings, bees everywhere, and sneezing 30 times a day....Spring is definitely here and we couldn't be happier!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Project Simplify: Week 1

SOOO excited about Project Simplify with Simple Mom.

This week: Kid's Stuff! Toys, clothes, closets, rooms, playrooms....take your pick. I'll be tackling my girls' rooms, closets and clothes since I just cleaned out our playroom. Can't wait to get started!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:9

There was a period in my life, not long ago, when I thought God wasn't answering my prayers. I begged for something, pleading with Him, and received pain and heartache instead. I thought I knew what I needed more than He did.

I pursued my unmet longing more than I pursued my God.

Looking back on that time now, I see what God was doing. He was drawing me to himself, He was showing me that He is in control, that He knows better than I do. Most importantly, He was teaching me how to willingly give something over to Him. That is SO hard for me to do. I'm a control freak. I don't like to "give something over" to anyone. But I see now that there will be multiple times in my life when my first response shouldn't be to hang on and fight, but to give it up to Him. That first time was the hardest and the most humbling. It's not easy now, but I don't fight for as long and as hard as I used to. More quickly, I release the burden/fear/desire to Him and trust that He knows best.

There is freedom in the release.

Now, at a period in my life where there are no huge burdens or unmet longings, it's easy to see the truth and not be clouded by fear or doubt. That's why I write now, in clarity, because I know a time will come again when I will think that I know better. In fact, I think I know better pretty much on a daily basis. But the nearer I draw to the Lord, the farther I am drawn from my earthly desires. He planned it that way on purpose. He created us to only be fulfilled by Him.

What a merciful, loving God we serve!