Friday, January 29, 2016


Obedience is better than sacrifice.

God spoke to me so clearly last Saturday morning. It was so clear that I got up immediately and obeyed. It wasn't an easy task or an easy command. But, as soon as I obeyed, peace swept over me. Obedience. It took me WAY out of my comfort zone. But God has shown me that through my obedience, he is blessing me abundantly.  I've seen things that I've been praying for come to pass. I have never felt more at ease.  As I sit and think about obedience I can't help to think about Brodie.

Brodie B. has been testing us these past few weeks. He has always been strong-willed and stubborn but hes taking it to a whole new level. He doesn't listen.  I know consistency is the answer, but consistency with a 4 year old can be draining........especially when you are chasing around a 15 month while 23 weeks pregnant. But, I have heard myself say "When I tell you to do something, obey and obey quickly" over and over this week.  I thought about how important this statement is in his life. Maybe he's going through this stage so he can learn a valuable lesson about obedience. I've been praising him for being obedient and doing it quickly.  Through this testing, I'm thankful God is giving me a chance to mold him into understanding the importance of obedience.  

But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stand Still.

I was praying this morning and this song came on.

It encouraged me so I wanted to encourage you. 

The Father has a plan. Though it's hard to see it now 
You feel you're walking all alone. But He is there no doubt.
When the storm around you rages, And you're tossed to and fro 
When you're f aced with life's decisions, Not sure which way to go 

Stand still and let God move, 
Standing still is hard to do 
When you f eel you have reached the end, 
He'll make a way for you 
Stand still and let God move 

When the enemy surrounds you, And the walls are closing in 
When the tide is swiftly rising, And you wonder where He's been 
Friend, there never was a moment, That His arms weren't reaching out 
You can rest assured and be secure, God is moving right now 

When you f eel you have reached the end, He'll make a way for you 
Stand still and let God move 
The answer will come, But only in His time 

Stand still and let God move, Stand still and let God move.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Just a RANT

I LOVE Facebook. I love sharing pictures of my family. I love knowing I can look back on it and remember specials moments. I love seeing friends and their families. I love staying connected to people I would never see if it wasn't for social media!!

BUT, some things just drive me mad.

Here I go.

1. If I see anymore lottery winner shares I'm going to lose it. Seriously people, do you think that's real?? How many people won again?? 

2. 1 word. GOFUNDME. This can be a WONDERFUL thing. I've given to many that truly used it for the right reasons. But, seriously. I've about seen it all! When did asking people to pay for your expenses become so easy?? 

3. Breast is best. Vaccinates kill. Vaccines protect. Everything causes cancer. Just stop it, please. I love supportive posts/articles but your opinion is not the gospel. Share to educate not debate. It looks so much better on you, I promise.

4. Hidden agendas. "I can't believe that just happened..." Ahhh, what just happened? Find attention somewhere else.
5. Vocabulary lessons. I shouldn't have to give my teenager a vocabulary lesson because of your inappropriate post. Geez, keep it classy. 

& that's about it for now. 

Haha. Goodnight. :)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Dance Party

Paisley Monroe loves to dance.
We are unsure of where she gets her moves.

Last night we stayed home, made a mess in the living room, danced, and watched movies.

Here's a clip: I hope it brings you as much laughter as it did me.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Little hands

I was rocking Brodie the other day. We were cuddled under a blanket and he was watching Batman...I was watching him. I was studying his little features and how much they've changed in the past few months. Then, I noticed his hands.

This isn't anything new. You can find these little Imaginext Batman toys all over my house. They are in his room, in my room, in the living room, in the bathtub, under his pillow, in our vehicles, in my bag...everywhere. He takes one everywhere we go. We have 20+ and I'm sure we've lost about the same number. 

But it hit me hard. I guess reality hit me hard. One day he won't carry a little Batman toy in his hand. He won't care to sit in my lap and watch movies. The reality is inevitable. The thought is usually pushed to the side. It's just too sad to think about! 

It made me realize my one resolution for the year. To allow my children to be children. To encourage play and pretend and to be a part of it is as much as possible. Limiting the iPads and tv shows and getting outside and exploring...Batman can come. To cherish every childhood moment possible because it goes by so fast. I want to enjoy the little hands God blessed me with me for as long as they are in mine.