Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Joining in  and linking up with 5 Minutes for Mom for  Wordless Wednesday....

My sister and brother law are having their first baby girl so we took some pregnancy pictures this weekend.  There is a bit of a nostalgic feel as this brings me back to my first pregnancy.  I am excited, thrilled and full of joy to soon hold this precious baby girl....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Your Blood by Stacy McVane

As I mentioned you will be inspired and moved by Stacy's words of encouragement.  Enjoy her ministry through this specail post:

A friend of mine, Kathleen Golden, sent a message to a group of people last month sharing what she was studying when reading her bible in Panera Bread for three hours.  That message spoke life into me.  It was refreshing.  It challenged me to dive into the scripture she had shared. 

Ezekiel 16:6, “‘Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, “Live!” (NIV).  “Your blood” really spoke to me.  When I accepted that Jesus Christ died on the cross for me, Me, yes, ME, and all my sin, dysfunction, attitudes, and bad habits; then He rose three days later to conquer sin and death for me; and then He left His Holy Spirit to live inside me to lead, guide, and direct me.  When I believed in my heart and spoke with my mouth that the previous sentence was true, than it’s no longer my blood, but the blood of Jesus that lives in me.  I am eternally grateful for that.  Because it’s the blood of Jesus that lives in me, I can “Live!”  Your blood heals, comforts, forgives, empathizes, initiates, loves, serves, leads, and loves me just the way I am; your blood. 

I love how God used Kathleen to encourage me to dive into the scripture she was studying.  Kathleen spoke life and to “Live!”  I thank God that only by “your blood” can I truly “Live!”

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Special Guest Stacy McVane

This morning I will be sharing a post with you from a new friend who I know will inspire you!  I want to introduce you to Stacy:

Stacy McVane loves to share with groups of people; to Inspire you to dream big, to Empower you to become better in spirit, mind, and body; and to challenge you to Share what you have learned with others. Some of the topics she is passionate about are: health and fitness, relationships, leadership, communication, and conflict resolution within any environment. Stacy loves to mentor young women and is available for one on one mentoring or small groups. She has been on staff at her home church, Shoreline Church, in Austin Texas since 2002. She is the Event Planner.Stacy McVane in a nutshell: Challenging. Leader. Mentor. Humorous. Loyal teammate. Credible. Competent. Straightforward. Candid. Courageous. Uncompromising. Witty. Health-loving. Sparkling-water-drinking. Minister of the Gospel.  To read more material by Stacy McVane go to

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

Wonderful:  unusually good, admirable

This was Mother’s Day weekend and I had a wonderful one! I enjoyed my day to the fullest as we stayed home due to pink eye.  I honestly could not have enjoyed it any other way as I was stress free and in such a good mood doing what I like to do.

As we look at the meaning of the word ‘Wonderful’ in the dictionary we find the word admirable.  Almost strange to think that when we say wonderful we are saying admirable.  I had a wonderful weekend filled with love, courage, peace and yes admiration!

Admiration in my husband in his patience with me! Patience with me as I go through my growing up and stretching that is brought through motherhood.  Admiration in how he loves me, how he loves the kids and how he loves our families.  I have not only the best husband but an admirable one, a wonderful husband!

Admiration that is continuous in my children who have such docile hearts towards what is front of them.  So many times I let myself get bothered, angry, frustrated, and saddened by the day in and day out of kids.   We all want ‘wonderful’ children and you know when I think of wonderful being admirable then I have that in my kids.  They are so admirable as they are not complacent in life, they are admirable as they love so purely, they are admirable as they trust me their mom!  At the end of each night when we kiss them goodnight my heart is full of admiration for my wonderful kids, my wonderful family!

I had a wonderful weekend thanks to the admiration I have for my husband and kids!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Motherhood should come with...

Linking up with Gypsy Mama's blog 5 minute Friday : Motherhood Should Come with....
  • Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s write in shades of real and true and unscripted.
  • Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.

Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.


Love, joy, instructions, patience?  How do we fill that in? We need them all but maybe because of where I am today I would say understanding.  Understanding for each person around and affected by motherhood.  As mother we know that there is change, a growth within us towards ourselves and for those that know us.  Husbands do not seem to go through this ever so quick in your face change so we need understanding.  We need understanding on both sides, me to him and him to me.  Understanding towards the kids as we were them once, making our parents late because we thought putting a shirt on a teddy bear was important.  I do not remember trying to make my parents late on purpose or even them getting on to me to hurry so with that I have to understand that the three kids before me are not doing anything on purpose.  I do not understand motherhood yet except that I love my kids with all my heart.  I understand that this love I have for them overtakes any other emotion I may experience as ‘what happened to life before kids’ or ‘why is this hard’.  I understand that motherhood is important as I learned so much from my mother who gave me tools to keep my house together.  Even in understanding we may not understand so we just need to trust.  Who do we trust? Each other Motherhood is a full world with many parts that could use understanding in each.  Let us understand through love as love conquers all! 


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pink Eye

We all know how things can spread in a family with little kids when it comes to sickness BUT pink eye, really?! Yep that is what I have from my younger son. It never crossed my mind that at my age I would get pink eye! I feel terrible that maybe we didn't nature Noah as much or maybe I am just a whimp as this pink eye stuff has knocked me out to seclusion in my room. However he seemed fine and still full of his jumpy energy. In this I can see the obvious difference of age between him and I. Even as an adult we can still 'catch' what the kids may have but let that not only be sickness, let's catch their energy of love. My son has showed so much love to me as he is checking on me making sure I am resting, getting my eye drops or eating. Love regardless of age is what can give us energy in our relationships and like children it is innocent reaching to everyone.