I am so excited! I found a GREAT tutorial on creating headers/banners for blogs using Picasa. The instructions are step-by-step and so easy to follow! I love this new look, and I'm so excited to create more! I can just imagine ones for the seasons, holidays, birthdays, you-name-it! Yay! Thank you Sarah for the amazing tutorial!
Hi. This morning I was again resisting the holy spirit beckoning me to come read the Bible. I pinned some things, changed some diapers, picked up dishes, everything else but read the bible! Finally, I picked up the Bible...the scripture that God lead me to this morning was so comforting to me...I just had to share it. I have been so burdened by guilt, which I know is not of God. These are the verses I stumbled upon this morning, just by randomly opening my Bible:
1 John 3:19-20...This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us.For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
In my study Bible it says this: An oversensitive conscience can be quieted by the knowledge that God himself has declared active love to be an evidence of salvation. He knows the hearts of all-whether, in spite of our shortcomings, they have been born of him.
I just have to trust in Him, trust that he loves me, even when I fall short, even when I make mistakes, knowing that my salvation is by faith and grace.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge...
This morning I woke up so weary from this week. It has been a really difficult one for too many reasons to go into here. My heart was heavy, my mind was tired, and sleep had evaded me all week. I was picking up toys and laundry and shoes like I do almost every morning, and I felt the presence of the Lord, urging me to come and sit with Him. I made the excuse of "right after I pick up the bathroom" and again felt almost a persistent invitation to leave the bathroom as it was and pick up the Bible instead. I was lead to read Psalm 91, and it brought so much comfort to me. We have a heavenly father that loves us more than we could ever imagine. Even when we fall short, even when we completely fail, he loves us. I am so very thankful for this...just so thankful. Thank you Lord, for loving me with your everlasting love.
Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will grab a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea and stay a while! I started this little blog in 2005 and am amazed sometimes to look back and see God's hand, his blessings and his mercy in the course of these last 11 years! He has truly blessed our family beyond measure! My husband Kris and I have been married for 18 years and we have three amazing kiddos, Katie, Asher, and Claire! I enjoy homemaking, crafting, trying new recipes, and mostly just being a "mama" all while on a super tight budget! Please feel free to browse through our archives! I hope you'll leave with a new idea or just a bit of joy! Thanks again for visiting!