Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday.

Jesus Calling Pg.31

Worship Me only. Whatever occupies your mind the most becomes your god. Worries, if indulged, develop into idols. Anxiety gains life of its own, parasitically infesting your mind. Break free from this bondage by affirming your trust in Me and refreshing yourself in My presence. What goes on in your mind is invisible, undetectable to other people. But I read your thoughts continually, searching for evidence of trust in Me. I rejoice when your mind turns toward Me. Guard your thoughts diligently; good thought-choices will keep you close to Me. 

They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112:7

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 1 Corinthians 13:11

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday.

I started a new devotional at the beginning of this month, it's called "Jesus Calling" By Sarah Young. I have really enjoyed it so far and thought I would share today's devo with you!

It's all right to be human. When your mind wanders while you are praying , don't be surprised or upset. Simply return your attention to Me. Share a secret smile with Me, knowing that I understand. Rejoice in My Love for you, which has no limits or conditions. Whisper My Name in loving contentment, assured that I will never leave you or forsake you. Intersperse these peaceful interludes abundantly throughout your day. This practice will enable you to attain a quiet and gentle spirit, which is pleasing to me.
As you live in close contact with Me, the light of My Presence filters through you to bless others. Your weakness and woundedness are the opening through which the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shines forth. My strength and power show themselves most effective in your weakness.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 
1 Peter 3:4

For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all- surpassing power is from God and not from us. 
2 Corinthians 4:6,7

But he said to me "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's  power may rest on me. 
2 Corinthians 12:9

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hello 2014!

Looking back at 2013, we had another big year of changes in our lives! We started out with losing another one of our precious babies and ended the year with welcoming our sweet girl into the world! God is so good and faithful to us, and we feel so blessed by all the gifts we have received this passed year! We had a fresh breath of air when we moved from MN to FL in February and have been truly blessed by our new church family and JC's job here. We are excited to see this ministry grow and see how God will work within it! At times it has been tough to be so far away from family, but we are extremely thankful for technology and being able to FaceTime with family especially now that Kylie is here! My brother Brad and his family are here now and we are enjoying spending time with them, we are also looking forward to more family coming out to visit in February and can't wait for Kylie to meet her grandparents! 
Looking back at 2013 we defiantly had our challenging moments, we had our grieving moments and we had moments of pure Joy! We end last year with hearts full of thankful ness and look forward to what this new year with our precious Kylie Joy will bring! Hope you all had a wonderful new year! Blessings to you my friends! 


All dressed up for her second week at church!

Mama loves!

Her hair is long enough for me to put a clip in it! 

I love this little squishy face with big eyes! 

Mommy & daughter! 

Uncle Brad feeding Kylie girl! 

First time baby wearing and she loved it! 

Sisters wearing our little babes!