Life seems to be hopping from one camping trip to the next lately. . I gotta admit, sometimes I become very disenchanted with the mundane in my life. I feel the weight of eternity and almost ache in my bones to do something big and loud for the glory of God. Yet here I am. And I wonder if it is enough. The mundane of my home with these little ones. These years feel hard and long, but fleeting at the same time, and this is my chance to impact the next generation. My own kids first. Doing this for the glory of God now. And waiting on the Lord and trusting him that some of my other passions that have been tabled will be used for his glory some day.
A girl and her Dada. #naomirae
To have even just a tiny bit of this kid’s imagination and zest for life... I have a lot I could learn from this one. #owenkang
Watching them share in our joys are some of the very best things. #squarefootgarden #naomirae
These people. This scene. It grounds me and is giving me life!! How about not wishing for greener grasses this summer, but just following whatever life-giving whims cross my path? That sounds about right. #joyinmynow #naomirae #isaaclee
These kiddos are quite blessed with some amazing fathers in their lives. I realize it’s not something to take for granted. So thankful for these Christ-following men. Happy Father’s Day!!
I thought I would be sad to watch her baby-ness fade, with her likely being the last one. But man, I just love watching her grow. #naomirae #joyinmynow
Finally. ☀️ . This summer we are taking deep breaths of freedom. Resting hard and playing hard. Working on the space between us, knowing that who we are is more important than what we know. A healthy dose of the great outdoors does so much good to ground us and keep our eyes focused on the creator of it all. #joyinmynow #deepbreathsoffreedom
When you take a social media break that accidentally ends up being 3 months long. 😳🤷🏼♀️ Sometimes I wonder if I’m just weak or more heavily influenced by all things social media, but I choose to believe I’m just self-aware as to when I need a break. 😂 I think there are seasons where I just need to quiet all the noise out there. . But there are a few things I’ve learned on this unintentional fast. . I’ve learned that most things can become spiritual, even if you don’t mean them to be. Social media can easily become a place where I’m tempted to believe lies about what I am and what I’m not. I’ve learned to identify some of these key lies, so I can stop them in their tracks. . I’ve learned that huge blessing can come from interacting on social media. There are equally as many times that I walk away encouraged and inspired. It is what you make it. . I’ve learned that if I’m not sharing photos I’m not nearly as likely to document life. I miss having floods of pictures of my kids and Chatbooks delivered every couple months. . I’ve learned that putting the phone down is necessary from time to time. And even though FOMO may rear it’s head, my IRL friendships don’t depend on IG. 😂 . I’ve learned that I really like IG. I believe I have thoughts and ideas worth sharing. And hey, so do you. . #deepIGthoughts #IGforgood #joyinmynow