Monday, October 24, 2011

Who's in charge?

"True faith means that you can relax and rely on His timing and direction. Sheep don't have a very high anxiety level. They seem content to let the shepherd be in charge."

What an awesome quote, right? I read that and immediately thought - who's in charge? That's the problem. Too often, I let myself be in charge. When in reality - I need to be letting my Shepherd be in charge.

When you are a take charge person that is no easy task! It took 3 years of dating, 2 years of marriage, and a strong mentor for me to understand what submitting to my husband look liked. And I'm still not that great at it. Even though I have an amazing leader of a husband to support.

When it comes to God - I know he is totally capable of taking care of me. So why must I still worry? Why must I have a high anxiety level?

These are just things I'm trying to figure out. What about you?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kinsey Farms

Recently, we visited Kinsey farms to pick out pumpkins together as a family. It's an annual tradition :)  It was such a great time. If you've never been there - check it out. We also cut down our Christmas tree there!

Below are some pictures to share...

Monday, October 17, 2011


If you have followed my blog any amount of time - then you know how much I love music and how much it speaks to me. Well, lately my pandora app has continually played this song. And it is speaking to my soul. So, I just wanted to share with you all. Below is a video so you can hear the song and below that I posted the lyrics. Be blessed.... 


You are the source of life
I can't be left behind
No one else will do
I will take hold of You

I need You Jesus to come to my rescue
Where else can I go?
There's no other name by which I am saved
Capture me with grace
I will follow You

My heart is yours for life
I need Your hand in mine
No one else will do
I put my trust in you

This world has nothing for me
I will follow You
This world has nothing for me

I will follow You 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I have been dealing with fear this pregnancy. And it's been a constant thought in my head. I met with my mentor this week and she gave me some great words of wisdom. So I just wanted to type them up so I can come back to them.

1. Fear is not of the Lord. His word says - "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7

2. We must chose not to listen to the whispers of Satan. God's word says - "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7

3. Captivate your thoughts and renew your mind. Again, God's word says - "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 and "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" 2 Corinthians 10:5

Last but not least, my mentor told me I am probably dealing with fear because I know what an amazing gift from God a child is. So I will keep repeating scripture and trusting Him.  No matter what happens my life is in His hands. Bad things, good things - Christ is my constant.

I'd love you to join me in prayer. Thank you in advance.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A wonderful celebration of life

Finns 2nd birthday party was lots of fun. G and I actually described it as a perfect day. The weather was glorious and it was so nice to be with close family and friends. Below are some pictures highlighting the day. Enjoy.

 He loved riding the horses on the playground.
 Gregory and I made the cupcakes at home. They have little lawnmowers on them.
 Our family picture :)
 The grandma's together!
 Finn and his best friend, Will. Obviously Finn was more interested in the gifts then taking a picture.
 His excited face!
 Hugging Will goodbye - how precious is that!
 From left to right: Finn, Lily, and Joshua. 
We are just missing Nate. All 4 babies came after Cambodia 2008.

I just can't believe my first baby boy is 2 years old! Everyday with him is AWESOME. He is a precious gift from God.