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Yesterday I decided that I would try and get up early to have quiet time with God before the kids woke up. But I didn’t set my alarm. Fortunately, God was looking out for me and woke BB at 5:45. After giving him his bottle I said….thanks for getting me out of bed. :). I sat down with my bible and journal and this is what God revealed to me this morning.
I spend so much time worried about what “big” thing God will use to grow me, that I completely miss opportunities to grow daily. I’ve been waiting on God to allow something tragic to happen so that I will have to turn to him. Meanwhile I’ve been more or less relying on myself for the “small” things.
As humans, we think, I’ve got this! This is nothing, the small battles we fight everyday, be it traffic, kids fighting, or any other random thing that happens day to day. We don’t always think to turn to God. We don’t think to ask him what he may be trying to show us in that moment.
Today…”I will praise The Lord no matter what happens.”-Psalms 34:1
Today…I will remember that God is in everything. He showed me that 1st thing when the baby woke up to get me out of bed. :)

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I ❤️ this face! My sweet boy is 11months old today. I will take his chair pic tomorrow but Nana got this one and I just had to repost. #bennettlewis

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I’ve heard this song many times, but today as I was really listening to the lyrics, I was overwhelmed by God’s love for me. Grace is not something we can earn. God’s grace is given freely because he loves us. No one walking this earth is worthy of it.

Beneath the cross of Jesus Christ
No shadow remains for shame to hide
Redemption shone for all to see
Perfection bore our penalty
With a grace so glorious

Immortal day the veil was torn
When mercy donned a crown of thorns
As law gave way to liberty
And freedom for humanity
With a grace so glorious.

Oh, the glory of the Savior’s love
Surrounding our surrender
To know forever we are welcomed home

Crowned in glory to glory
Worthy is the Lord
Of all the glory forever
Holy is the Lord

 Triumphant praises without end
All hailing the King of righteousness
And every eye beholds the One
Our hearts were undeserving of
With a grace so glorious

Oh, the glory of the Savior’s love
Surrounding our surrender
To know forever we are welcomed home

Crowned in glory to glory
Worthy is the Lord
Of all the glory forever
Holy is the Lord

 O wondrous day when I will see
The face of Him who ransomed me
I’ll fall in worship at His feet
And rise to reign eternally
In a grace so glorious
Oh, in a grace so glorious

Crowned in glory to glory
Worthy is the Lord
Of all the glory forever
Holy is the Lord

"Forever we are welcomed home"….forever?, yes, forever, no matter what we do, because Jesus paid for our sins with his own blood so that no matter what we will always be welcomed home. This, earth, is not "home". This is but a stop on our journey to our eternal home. As those words were sung, tears started flowing and I thanked him and told him I loved him. Everyday, I feel like I’m not doing enough. Not reading enough, not studying enough, not praying enough. But God says….because of my love for you and grace, you don’t have to be enough, because I AM!

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—  not by works, so that no one can boast. -Ephesians 2:8-9
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bringingupbaby:

whenyouhavekids:

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And you see the end result.

I wonder how many times a day I make this face.

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So proud if my baby boy!! He got all good colors this week at school so he gets a special treat!

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“I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God ’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.” Isaiah 56:8,9

God says he will do everything his word says he would. So why don’t we believe him? Our human minds simply can’t comprehend all that God is. So we do things on our own, not trusting that he will come through. We can’t understand God’s ways and when they don’t align with what we want, we think he hasn’t shown up.
Lord, help me to trust more and think less. Help me to turn to you first with everything instead of searching myself or the answers. Help me to know that you are bigger than anything I can do or imagine for myself. In Jesus name…..

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Monsters University! Liam’s 1st movie was a success.

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❤👶

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Every time you think something good about someone….say it! Facebook, text, call! Say those life giving words to those people and maybe change their hour, day or life.

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#28days