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Dear Husband, I didn't get you anything for Valentine's Day

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Dear Husband,

I didn't pick you up anything. Not a single thing. I didn't throw anything in the buggy while I was strolling through Wal-Mart or the Dollar Tree for the 3rd time this week getting stuff for the kid's or their school parties. I didn't order you anything from Amazon. I didn't hand make a picture collage or order a personalized wallet card from Etsy. I didn't wake up before you and spread out anything on the counter or make you coffee. Even though you don't even drink it. But I'll tell you what I did do....
This morning {like every morning} I prayed for you. I prayed God would go before you and prepare the way ahead of you. I prayed He would guard your heart and your mind. I prayed He would equip and clothe you with the full armour of God. I thanked God for you. I thanked God that somehow He saw fit for us to be together and not allow our covenant to be thrown aside. I thanked Him that even in our weakest times He has sustained us. I thanke…

Walk out your calling // Chase your dreams

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Dreams. Everybody has them. You dream to own your own business one day. Maybe you dream to build the home you've been "pinning" for years. Or if you're like most of us you dream to marry that person, get that job, move to that city, or start a family. Maybe as you've aged your dreams have changed. Maybe used to dream really big and the older you get the smaller your dreams get...

I am, by nature, a dreamer. You can ask my husband and close friends what I dream up and they all will have a different answer. I dream (and even go as far as to plan out how I will do it) to be and do all kinds of things. It seems like every year (ok every 6 months) I have another crazy "dream". I am always super excited and ready to embark on the journey towards my dream. If I told you them you would laugh! Honestly. I have some great friends (and a husband who puts up with my crazy) who just believe in me and have never said I couldn't do whatever I dreamt up. Some dream…

Have you not heard?

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Tonight was an eye-opening Wednesday for me. Church & serving in our kids ministy, like always. We have 2nd grade-5th grade all in the same class together. In our kids service we begin with worship. I'll be honest though, my heart is not always ready to worship on a Wednesday night. From getting lessons ready, to feeding my own kids, keeping other kids from running around crazy, and just regular exhaustion from being with kids all day at school...my heart is not always lined up and ready to truly praise God.

Tonight was no different than normal until I realized something very imporant. We were in the middle of singing a song and I was sitting behind the desktop monitor where we control the music. I sat there slumped in my seat..looking around making sure everyone was singing and paying attention. A couple of boys were talking and I prompted them to focus, be reverant, and worship. I sat back down, again, slumped in my chair. God immediately spoke to me, "Get Up!". So…

What do you see when you look at your tree?

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There are a few things I wake up and strive to accomplish everyday. They are my non-negotioables; if you will. Everyday I purpose in my heart to read my daily devotional, my Bible, eat at least one meal at our kitchen table, complete my workout for the day, and keep all my fruit on my tree.

Now obviously there are other things I do...like eat. Lord knows I don't miss a meal. Or bathe. Or play with my kids..spend time with my husband...but those things come natural. I don't have to remind myself to brush my teeth, but my non-negotioable list are things I have to make known to be a priority or they can be taken away.


The thing I had on my heart to tell yall about that's a big deal to me is my tree. I bet alot of y'all didn't realize you have a tree too. I' not talking about the ones that Irma almost snapped..or did...thanks Irma. I'm actually talking about you. Yeah YOU! YOU are a tree. Let me explain.


Matthew 7:20 says this, "Yes, just as you can ident…

Is it too good to be true?

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Sometimes in life we can get so caught up in every single thing we have to do. We get so focused on everything that people will see from the outside and focus on how we can shine those things up. We have problems and we try to fix them. We have issues and we try to sweep them under the rug. We have friends, but we keep them at arms length. We have co-workers and we keep our Jesus life seperate. We have classmates who would never guess we go to church and consider ourselves Christians. We have Bible study friends who have no idea the sinful life we live on the weekends. We live lives that are contradictory to The Word. We live lives that are being lived to a man-made standard that is derived from magazine article, Pinterest accounts, and Instagram pictures. We are striving for perfection in our eyeliner and aren't even willing to forgive people and chip away at our hard hearts. We fully dive into anything our friends say is cool, but the last time we dove into God's word was...…

•I'm just a BUTTERFLY girl finding my place in this world•

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Ever wonder what you want to be when you grow up? Wait. Most of you are grown up and you probably already are "something". Well I have grown..but I can't say I've grown up. In my mind growing up is building your life up. I have laid the ground work, but there has been no "up". Not yet, atleast.

I've never had a career. I've had several jobs, but nothing I felt like WOW THIS IS WHO GOD CAREFULLY CRAFTED ME TO BE. I did feel like I was where God wanted me. To mold me and "lay the ground work", but I've never felt like that WOW THIS IS WHO I AM moment.
God has made a way for me and continues to do so. I have had SUCH a hard time trying to blog lately cause all of my post truly come from my heart. Even if they are silly. And my heart has been on hold for writing lately. I wanted to write this to encourage someone who feels the same way as I do. You may be young-ish like me. You may be in your 30's or 40's not that you're not YO…

Just cause you FEEL it, doesn't make it true!

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Feelings! Feelings get me in trouble from time to time! I don't even consider myself to be a person who is emotional or "in tune with their feelings".  But I am still a person and a female...and just like all females...we FEEL! But let me let you in on a secret. Well it's not a secret actually. But that made you want to know....OUR FEELINGS AREN'T ALWAYS RIGHT AND DONT ALWAYS REFLECT GOD'S TRUTH. I have feelings all the time that make me want to act a certain way. Can I justify an ungodly action that took place because of what I FELT? No. That's not how it works. Can I allow myself to wallow around in feelings that are opposite of God's truth? No. Let me tell you why.

I have FELT like I could not do anything right these past few weeks. I FELT like I really didn't have any purpose. I FELT like maybe all the things I had involved myself in didn't really need me and I should probably bow out. I FELT like I was less than others around me who were …