Saturday, January 28, 2012

"The Bible will keep you away from sin...
Sin will keep you away from the Bible."

*See  Notebook from my mom

Birthday Boy

I can't believe that my baby boy is one!

Sock Monkey Birthday Party


It seems like just yesterday that this little boy was born.

Happy Birthday Jack!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Notebook from my mom

When I was a little girl I didn't really care for reading, but there was one book I loved. It was a notebook full of my moms favorite verses, poems, quotes and jokes that she collected through the years. She always kept the book in the living room... I just loved sitting on the couch flipping through the pages. For some reason that book never got old to me. Every now and then my mom would add new information (and I read it so often that I always knew when it had been updated). 

For Christmas this past year my mom gave all of us girls a notebook. Not an empty notebook.  A book filled with (handwritten) pages of all her special verses, quotes, etc... I was so excited!! I was also impressed because she very easily could have photocopied the pages from her original book and given us those copies. But no, she hand wrote every word into the new books (4 times might I add). She's the greatest! 

I will post bits from this special book every once in awhile (I'll always post them in green ink)

"Others will follow your footsteps more easily than they will your advice" ~author unknown

Friday, January 20, 2012

First things 1st

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7

This is my first post ever and I am so excited! I've never blogged before. I felt that there was nothing in my life that was super interesting and I thought: "who would be interested in what I have to say?"  But then I got to thinking, there is nothing more important to me than my relationship with Jesus. I desire to draw closer to Him daily and share his love with those around me. (...God did not give us a spirit of timidity...). 

So, I decided to start a blog.

I have three goals:

I am a big believer of encouragement. I know how much it means to me when someone offers a word of encouragement. Everyday God uses different people in different ways to encourage others. Whether spoken or written, there IS power in words. My hope is that if you stumble across my blog, you will somehow be encouraged.

Lately, I've been wanting to start a family journal to record our memories.  I thought this would be the perfect place to record fun family photos and stories.

I don't know about you, but my days seem to fly by so quickly. A lot of days I get so busy with life, I forget to take a step back to actually enjoy it. It's important for me as a wife and mom to have some quiet time everyday. I need time to relax and just breath. It is my hope that this will give me some discipline to have that quiet time (...a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline). For some people, having a blog might be the thing that stresses them out (always wondering what to write next). So...I promise, the moment this blog starts stressing me out I will take a break!!!