Category Archives: Favorite Things

Gratefulness defined

I really can’t seem to get enough of Wondergirl’s blogs. I wait, patiently, as she lives her life and stops in moments to share with us glimpses she has. I have to mark this one called Along the Way. It really is a profound understanding of what it means to be happy. Thanks for sharing sweet friend.

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Showing Grace

I just read a fantastic article on the way WE women treat each other from one of the Femina gals called On Women, Divisiveness, and Hobby Horses. A measure of grace is always a wonderful reminder. I will definitely be saving this article here for just that occasion.

This note applies to anyone involved with any of the following: (ahem…)
*Birthing Methods
*Educational Systems
*Nutrition

My favorite quote from the author: “So, next time someone says the clearly outrageous, just remember this: there is a wrong way to be right. There is also a right way to be wrong. And there is always a greater right than being right.”

Love from our house to yours!

The Habit to Remember

 

 

 

The Habit to Remember.

I think that we have to be very purposeful in our living.  If we don’t have a goal or focus we loose track of why we are here.  I love the idea that Trisha shares here about the memory wall.  It helps us to remember what God has done and encourages us to keep the faith, to persevere.  I hope to create a memory wall and finally find a practical use to the many photos I have saved electronically.  I tend to be a sentimental person and so this idea has really struck a chord with me.

Some reminders as a wife and mother

I wanted to post these links for myself as a reminder.  I love being a wife and mother to my 3 girls, but some days it can be overwhelming.  Over the past couple of months, I have reflected on a friend’s post that has really encouraged me to keep perspective.

My favorite part from Sustaining Joy is this:

In thinking on this theme I was recently struck by the lines from Psalm 16:

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; You hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Joys can be found in life but much of it is difficult, uncertain, and many times seemingly mundane. Although I cannot always see them, the lines are falling for me in pleasant places, are providentially ordered, and provide me with a beautiful inheritance. The culmination of all the promises of God offers among so many other things justice, peace, and rest and in His presence, I will find fullness of joy. It won’t be the kind of joy that ends as soon as I forget to remember a milestone or good gift, but promises to carry me through ordinary days.

I posted the above section next to my kitchen sink as a daily reminder.  I like where it refocuses my mind.

More recently from Femina, the Needy Women post has stuck with me as well:

The fact of the matter is that a man cannot meet the needs of a woman, because her needs far exceed the capacity of any man to fill.

God is the only one who can satisfy all our needs. If we lift the burden of expectation off the creature and place it on the Creator, we will not be disappointed. And our husbands will be mighty relieved.

The ‘needy women’ post is such a good reminder for me to keep perspective.  Brian is a fantastic spouse and perfect for me.  We have grown through the more ‘needy’ parts of my nature and he has been very patient with me 🙂 I am thankful for what he does for our family and as we are in a great point in our relationship right now it is good to save this as a reminder to cling to my Savior when I have those tendencies.

A Word

From my reading, I have come across a familiar passage.   It really stood out to me yesterday and has been on my mind quite a bit since.  Since I was really moved by the following passage and wanted to bookmark it here for my own sake and also to encourage those who are called according to His purpose!

2 Peter 1: 3-8

3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Skirty & a Spring Line

I really love this site…if you haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend it.  Such beautiful colors and I want skirtys for both of my older girls this year!!  It is called Amoretti. The colors are precious and designs are so classic.  Perfect for my precious girls!  Enjoy!!