Monday, October 26, 2009


I just laid my two-year-old sister, Maddie Katie, down for her nap. She is getting to the age where she had decided that naps are overrated and some days you have to chase her around the house in order to get her to bed. Despite her protesting to take a nap today, she is sitting in her bed now saying "Yay! Yay! Yaaaaaaay!" It is pretty funny. I taught Maddie how to say "yay" and I love it when she says it. She has a little bit of Southern twang to her voice when she says it and it is so cute!

The bible says that we are to rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4) This is a very clear command in the bible and I think that it is pretty cool that the command is repeated. I listened to a sermon by Francis Chan on this verse and he found that it is actually the only command in the bible that is repeated. It must be incredibly important to God that we are rejoicing in him ALWAYS. To me, A good place to start living out this verse is by just being a joyful person. My desire is to reflect Christ and His love. How is anyone going to see His light in me when I walk around looking like a stressed out grouch all the time? Its not going to happen. Sure, we all have our bad days, but just like Maddie Kate reminded me today... is possible to be joyful; rejoicing in the Lord, even
when you are doing something you don't want to (like taking a nap...or doing homework haha).
Have you said "yay" today?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This Blessed My Heart

Praying for this sweet girl...

"When your faith endures many conflicts and your spirit sinks low, do not condemn yourself. There is a reason for your season of heaviness. Great soldiers are not made without war. Skillful sailors are not trained on the shore. It appears that if you are to become a great believer you will be greatly tested. If you are to be a great helper to others, you must pass through their trials. The uncut diamond has little brilliance, the unthreshed corn feeds no one, and the untried believer is of little use or beauty. There are great benefits to come from your trials and depression..." - Charles Spurgeon.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A dear friend once said...

A dear friend once said to me, "You need to blog!"

Yes, I do confess and have come to realize that my blog has been neglected for awhile now.

It is quite a tragedy.

I do miss blogging. Life has been keeping me busy and I love it. I really do miss blogging, and even writing in my journal; both of which I haven't had much time for.

I think my problem is that I don't have something consistent to be writing about.

* I'm not a mom, like many blogger, who post adorable pictures of their children and write about their family's adventures.

*I am not a photographer, like many bloggers, who keep you updated with their latest photo shoot.

*I am not a 365 blogger, like many, who think up a fun challenge to do something for and entire year and blog about it. (Maybe I should come up with something to do for 365 days! Ha!)

Well, those are my blogging thoughts for the day. I do hope my dear friend is satisfied with this post and that she feels better soon. I will leave you with a question..

If you had to blog about a particular something for 365 days, what would you do? Think "Julie and Julia."

Have a happy Tuesday!