Ladies...this is one of the most powerful, yet doable devotions I’ve done in a long time. 🙌🏼 I’m always amazed at how I open it up and it is EXACTLY what I need to hear from the Lord that day. Coincidence? I think not 😉. It’s lighthearted and funny, yet allows me to dig in deep to scripture...at least for the 2 1/2 minutes that I have to myself each day. :-) Anyway, I thought I would share in case anyone was looking for a good one! ❤️ Happy Monday!!
For Ezra’s bday this year, Zoey wanted to buy him a bible...so he would be ready for his 3 year old class at church. ❤️ She’s given him the lowdown on what to expect...how many times he can slide down the slide, where he needs to sit when he goes in, and how important it is to line up when heading to song time. 👍🏼 Couldn’t be more thankful for the people who love on my kids and teach them about the Lord. 🙌🏼 Mrs Kirsten, (and Mrs Kayla) he’s comin’ for ya. 😉
His scrunched-nose little smile melts me, and his zest for life reminds me that sometimes the smallest and simplest moments are the sweetest. ❤️ He is my ornery, hilarious, tenderhearted, and priceless gift from the Lord and I couldn’t feel more blessed to be his mama. Today he turned THREE, and we spent the day doing all of his favorite things: donuts, “golf” at Dicks, trains at Barnes and Noble, and Red Robin fries with ranch. 😉 So fun to celebrate him, and the joy and spunk that he brings to our family. And an added bonus...two of my favorite guys share a birthday week. ❤️ (God’s little details are the coolest 🙌🏼) Happy birthday Ezra Dean! I love you so much, sweet boy!
I always felt like the best (and silliest) version of myself when I was with you. ❤️ There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about you and wish you were here,but memories like this will always and forever make me remember the best parts of you, and the way that you brought the best parts out of everyone around you as well. Happy 60th birthday to my very favorite goofball in the whole wide world. Can’t wait to see you again someday. ❤️
My heart has been aching the past few days, thinking of those sweet families who left for vacation and are now having to return home without the people they love most. Our recent trip was amazing in so many ways, but also far from perfect...we disagreed, we had tantrums, experienced major jet lag, and had normal, everyday problems. But you know what? That's life, whether you're in the middle of Missouri or on a beautiful beach. 😉 So many things we take for granted. But the overwhelming feeling in my heart is this: I left home with my family. And I came HOME with my family. And that's what I'm thankful for today. ❤️
We have been saving and planning for months...and last night we returned from our very first family vacation, eight days in California. ☀️🌊 We spent a few days in a house right on the beach, and a few days inland at Papa Rays. So fun to watch my kids see the ocean for the first time, and so good for the soul to unplug from life and have lots and lots of uninterrupted family time. ❤️ Such a thankful heart for the beauty of Gods creation....and so glad I got to experience it with the people I love most 🙌🏼
Materials Needed: duct tape, large Amazon box, laundry baskets, and two kids willing to get hit in the face. And there you have it...Lewis Family Skee-Ball. Hours of entertainment, I tell ya 😉
One of the best pieces of advice my counselor ever gave me was that it was okay to feel two different emotions at the same time. I think of that advice often, especially on Father’s Day. There will never be a Father’s Day where I don’t think about my dad, and wish I could hear his contagious laughter and see him snuggling my sweet kids. But there will also never be a Father’s Day where I don’t think about how incredibly lucky we are to have this man in our lives, serving and leading our family so selflessly. ❤️ So thankful for both of these men and how they have impacted, and continue to impact my life. Happy Fathers Day Babe!! Love you! ❤️❤️