Monthly Archives: November 2008

Verses and Vitamins

What a week!

Whew. I’m glad it is Friday.

After an exciting, tiring, kinda weird, doubt filled, and full week – I sat down this morning to read The Word.

What I read just quenched my parched soul…..

make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. (2 Peter 1:5-7)

Just like my daily vitamin supplements my sometimes less than stellar diet – moral excellence, knowledge, self-control, patient endurance, godliness, brotherly (and sisterly!) affection, and love for everyone – supplement my sometimes struggling faith.

I’m asking myself some questions this morning. What IS moral excellence? How am I gaining it? What’s self-control? Have I been demonstrating that lately? What does patient endurance look like? Have I been modeling that? And godliness. How am I living under THAT hefty term? Then there is love. Am I loving on everyone in my life?

My heart is just soaking all that in today. Just wanted you to know 🙂

Let’s Boogy

1-2-3-4-5-6-7 and 8 ….and…. Can you feel the beat? I grew up dancing – but I have to tell you I find it so much more enjoyable now. Don’t get me wrong – I’m so thankful I got to learn how to do pirouettes and pull-backs, grand jete jumps and the jive, but these days I find myself enjoying the… Read more →

The Feast

I’m still stuffed. Two nights ago we drove over to my Mother-in-law’s house and ate like royalty. We had Homemade (of course) Chicken Alfredo, Texas Toast with Parmesan Cheese, Green Bean Casserole, Mixed Green Salad with Homemade Dressing, Pecan Pie, and yes…Sweet Tea. It was a party in my tummy. My husband pretty much had to roll me out of… Read more →

Homemaker Happenings

I can’t seem to get our house organized. We bought the place this past summer and since we moved across the country – we brought lots of boxes with us. We have most of them unloaded but there are about a dozen or so that still need to be unpacked. And since we are in the middle of updating our… Read more →

Encouragement

Some quotes you might enjoy: “It is always wise to stop wishing for things long enough to enjoy the fragrance of those now flowering.” – Patrice Gifford “Moments spent listening, talking, playing, and sharing together may be the most important times of all.” – Gloria Gaither “The soft, sweet summer was warm and glowing, Bright were the blossoms on every… Read more →

My Rowdy Roots

Tomorrow, I am going to get my hair colored for the first time in forever. I had to wash my hair tonight, so that I can style it all nice tomorrow BEFORE I go to the salon. WHAT? Did I just say that I am gonna style my hair before I go get it styled? Yep. See, as part of… Read more →

Flying with the Father – Election Day

As I sit down to write this post, I can hear a single-engine prop plane buzzing about overhead. That sound always brings back sweet memories for me. When I was about 13 years old, my Dad earned his private pilots license. (In a later blog post – I will tell you the magical story of how my father accomplished this.… Read more →

The Steps

Notice my new profile picture. I picked this photo for a reason. Right now, I am doing a Beth Moore Bible study called “Stepping Up”. It goes through Psalms 120-134 – The Psalms of Ascent. I thought I would share with you some of the things I have been learning from this study: “You and I are going to learn… Read more →

Worship from Anywhere

I’m a front row kind of girl. Or if not the front row…then definitely the second. When it comes to church and conferences, events and concerts – I like to be towards the front. (Now school….that was a different story.) As we sat in church today – from the balcony – I longed to be in the first few seats.… Read more →