Most of you won’t read this...😉 but this is one of the most powerful passages I’ve ever read on pain and it’s actual necessity in our lives. ❤️ I think we would all choose to remove hardship from our lives if we could, but this is such a beautiful reminder that our pain is never wasted. Just depends on how we look at it, and what we do with it. Or maybe more importantly, what God does with it. 🙌🏼
Dad and the kids spend a few hours alone on Sunday together and this is what happened. 😂 I must say, Five Below, you’ve outdone yourself. I’m all about generic items, and getting a good deal...but this one takes the cake. Well done. Well done. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
I sometimes like to give in to the lie that I’m so incredibly important that everyone needs me...all the time, at the same time. 😉 😩 it’s overwhelming to say the least, but the truth is, it’s usually a sign that I need to stop and put my focus back on the One who REALLY has control over it all. It’s not me, thank goodness for that. 🙌🏼 Loving my time with the Lord tonight, and His gentle and “coincidental” reminders that rest isn’t an option. It’s a command. ❤️ “Quiet time is not an excuse for the lazy but a wise investment for the diligent.” Can I get an AMEN?! 🙌🏼
They sure adore him, and so do I. ❤️ Happy birthday, babe! We are so thankful for your love, your leadership, and your selfless example each and every day. We love you!!!
Some people wake up to the sounds of bombs and gunfire. Some people wake up terrified of being murdered for who they worship or what they believe in. Some people wake up starving or thirsty, with barely enough to eat or drink. But we wake up, as Americans, with the RIGHT TO VOTE. It makes me emotional every single time I think about it. Regardless of who wins today, regardless of who has control of the Senate, regardless of any of this...we are so blessed. ❤️ 🙌🏼
One of my favorite pictures from our wedding day. All eyes on her as she walked down the aisle...everyone knowing what a battle she had fought and how lucky we were to have her there. And, 10 short days later days later, I imagine she walked into heaven much the same way...All eyes on her.❤️ If you knew her, your life was better. She was the most ornery, beautiful, and sweetest soul. But as much as I miss her, I know her mom and dad (sister and brother too) have a gaping hole in their lives that can never be filled on this side of heaven. If you think about it, send encouragement their way today. ❤️ They fought the fight right alongside her, and made it possible for her to live the fullest life she could while she was here with us. Love you sweet girl, can’t believe it’s been 7 years. Can’t wait to see you again someday. 🙌🏼❤️
Seven years today. ❤️ Happy anniversary to a guy who likes to be with me as much as I like to be with me. 😂😂 Love you, babe!
“Hustle is the opposite of heart. And so one of the tiny little things I’m learning to do is to PLAY. Essentially...to purposely waste time. What would it be like if our days were studded by tiny, completely unproductive, wild and beautiful five minute breaks, reminders that our days are for loving and learning and laughing, not for pushing and planning, reminders that it’s all about the heart, not about the hustle..” ❤️❤️ Re-reading one of my very favorite books today, Present over Perfect, and reminding myself that sometimes painting acorns in the middle of a beautiful fall day is more important than anything else in the world. 🙌🏼