Deuteronomy 4:35

You have been shown these things that you might know the Lord is God besides him there is no other.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

This Man

This year, I had the pleasure of speaking a few times to different groups of moms in various churches.  I love speaking, and encouraging women through God's word, but at one particular group last year something that was said made me so much more thankful for this Godly man who boldly follows the Lord into the unknown of adoption.  One momma came up to me after and said..How in the world do you get your husband to agree to all of this?  Honestly, I don't, but the Lord does.  I couldn't be more thankful for this  incredible husband, and father who is constantly calling me into a room of our home to look at how adorable our children are in whatever moment he spots them.  Seriously, he is crazy for our girls.  He and Jilly spend a good part of every day together at the park, and all of my girls love, love their daddy.  You see, God designed us to be loved and cared for by an Earthly father so that we might be pointed to the great love our Heavenly Father has for us.  This man of mine is not perfect, but he is such a blessing.  A wonderful, loving father, a servant, a softie, and, most importantly, a man of God.  Because of this, it is no surprise that when I began to feel like it was time to add another little one to our home, he was on board.  I can't wait to tell you all about her!  Preapproval is only about a week away so hold on tight as I can share her details soon.  If you can't wait a week, come to service this morning as I think Daddy might sneak her picture into the slide show during his sermon this morning.  So beyond grateful here that God would allow us the privilege to love just one more precious girl in His name.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

God Songs

Yesterday morning Anna Mei and I were on our way to take Molly to speech therapy.  I started the car to hear one of my favorite worship songs playing on the radio.  After a few minutes, my five year old girl's voice chimed up from the back saying..Momma there are always God songs on in our car.  Her tone seemed like a question so this momma took the opportunity to explain that I want to always, always be filling my heart and mind with the Lord.  I want to hear His word, who He is, and praise Him every minute of my life.  I tell my babe how hard it is to not let other things creep in, and that listening to only God songs helps this momma stay as full as I possibly can.  I go on to explain that I hope so much to pass on that habit to her as she grows.  I also tell her that I pray that she will always choose to fill herself up with the things of the Lord even when momma isn't always with her.  Then she thinks for a minute, and asks..Momma, are we trying to teach these things to Molly too?  To which I reply..Why, yes baby.  I try to pass it on to each one of you as the Lord is the most important thing that momma could ever pass on to you.  Then, my beautiful girl says..Momma I am not always a good teacher for Molly.  Sometimes, I don't obey you.  (To which this momma is thinking, "sometimes" is the wrong adjective as you NEVER obey me my strong willed cherub.) Aside from my humor, this was such a sweet moment.  I love all things about being five.  I love that she is discovering herself, her heart, her Lord, and growing up right before my very eyes.  She is still a bit of a hand full, but in moments like these I feel like the Lord is softening her heart to Him.  How I pray that she surrenders fully to Him, and that I get a chance to walk beside her just a bit in this life as she lives in His will because she is so passionate, so strong, and I just can't wait to see how He could use her for His Kingdom.