Sunday, February 6, 2011

Don't Make Me Come Up There

One of the blogs I read is written by Kristen Welch. Her blog is called We Are That Family. The premise is that she and hers are "THAT" family. You know the ones that do,"THAT." But honestly, we all have a little of "THAT" in us.  Its wonderful. 

She wrote a book called, Don't Make Me Come Up There!: Quiet Moments for Busy Moms Its a Mommy devotional. I cant wait to buy it. 

A few weeks ago she asked for some photos of kiddos getting caught doing things they shouldn't have, for a promo video for her book.  I knew I had just the photo.  Jude and his oatmeal. Its one of my favorite photos of Jude EVER!

I emailed it to Kristen and wasn't sure if it would make the cut into her promo video. BUT, IT DID.  

You can watch the promo video here. Its so funny! If Jude and his oatmeal weren't in it, I would still love it. Being a Mom of littles changes what you think is funny. 

Also, over the past year, after going on a missions trip with Compassion to Africa, Kristen's life changed. She and her husband are opening  The Mercy House in Kenya.  Their mission statement says this, 

"The Mercy House exists to provide alternative options for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya. The Mercy House will aid them in nutrition, housing, prenatal care, counseling, Biblical teaching and job skills for sustainable living."


Its was over the launch of The Mercy House that Kristen and I emailed for the first time. 

She inspires me everyday to be a better Christian, Wife, and Mom. And for that Kristen, I am truly thankful! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Money and Love

I just got this email from my husband. Somehow I feel like I might be in trouble or grounded or something... 

But really I know he loves me and he understands me. iPhone technology is great, budget software not so great, but together DOABLE! 

I love you to Garrett, and your budgeting software.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Self Control and Failure and Scripture Memory

Self Control is not something I do very well. I never have. I fail and fail over and over again as a attempt to set goals for myself. Did you see how I stalled out after 18 days in my 30 days of thankfulness… Lame! So I quit. Rather than pushing through, I stop. Its one of the things I like least about myself. I desire to be self controlled, I desire to walk that fruit of the spirit. I want to be a woman of my word. I need the Lord to meet me in this area of my life. I need to change and grow in Christ likeness.

Anyone else?

For Christmas, my Mom and Aunt, got all of us girls Beth Moore's Siesta Scripture Memory Spirals. So I  committed to memorize 21 scriptures in 2011 with thousands of other women all over the world.

I am really looking forward to actually accomplishing this goal. I think I can do it. With the help and accountability of the ladies in my life, and the great grace of my savior, I will not fail!

So my first verse is this:

As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men, but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. - 1Peter 2:4-5