Discovering our Bundles of Joy Our granddaughter Finley (8), recently blew us away with her insight. While holding her brand new little sister, Cadence Joy, for the 1st time she said, “Awwww- look at you- you’re a bundle of joy, wrapped up in the shape of a person.” Sarah (our daughter), her husband Keith, children […]
I’m excited to share this story with you- I asked our daughter, Sarah, to share, not because we wanted to have a “brag fest” about our children or grandchildren 😉 Rather, when we discover the joy of making God smile, life becomes infinitely sweeter. May you know the God of love and graces smiles upon […]Allie, birthday, Christmas, Finley, gift, give, inspiration, World Vision
The first day of school has come and gone- but not without a fashion show and a lot of debate about what to wear. Amy, Bethany, and Finley (5th, 6th, and 2nd) tried on outfits. ( many outfits! 😉 ) I was barely holding in my laughter as they debated about what was too fancy, […]Amy, Bethany, Finley, humor, identity, perspective, school
Did you know- God is taking deep breaths- smelling our lives!
When we serve others- our fragrance is perfume to Him.
When we love with His love- He breathes deeply, rejoicing in the zesty savor of our lives!
Our prayers- our praise- our worship- our devotion to Him- is something He delights, revels in, sings and rejoices over.
It is that tangible to Him.encouragement, family, Finley, fragrance, inspiration, Moriah, Sarah, smells, treasure
Mysterious are God’s ways and I love it when you find yourself right smack dab in the middle of a great “out take”. Scene 210,543 and ——- Action! Cohen, Finley, Amy, Bethany, Jeff and I went to lunch at Taco Bell to see our son, Micah, who is the General Manager. We were seated and […]Bethany, Cohen, Finley, inspiration, Jeff, Micah, prayer, treasure
Saige has $3732.50 Woohoo! and THANK YOU! THANK YOU! (and of course if you’d like to help round that up to $4000.00 🙂 Keep making donations at Saige- Reece’s Rainbow I just had to share my granddaughter, Finley’s, solution to the problem of orphans. 🙂 Don’t you just love the faith of children?! Perhaps, if […]adoption, Finley, living between the trees, orphans, perspective, prayer, Reece's Rainbow, Saige
Children are the heartbeat of Christmas ~ To see with wonder…. to know the joy of His presence. “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” Charles Dickens Sharing Precious Moments We have 7 different nativities- they’re child friendly and […]Bethany, celebrate, Christmas, downs syndrome, family, Finley, grandchildren, Mataya, orphan, Saige, Silas, treasure
Whew! What a week! First the COOL part! Micah and Adrienne gave birth to their little girl- drum roll please- ************** Mataya Joy- meaning God’s gift of joy! Adrienne’s water broke Saturday morning and I rushed to the hospital to sit and pray and anticipate. The day wore on and still no baby. Finally, […]Bethany, celebrate, Cohen, Finley, homeschool, life, Mataya, school, treasure
To everything (Turn! Turn! Turn!) There is a season (Turn! Turn! Turn!) And a time to every purpose under heaven Yesterday, I found myself singing this oldie by The Byrds who wrote the lyrics directly from Ecclesiates 3. The dog days of summer appear to be waning and I can feel the inevitable “turning” […]Christian family, Cohen, down syndrome, eternity, Finley, God of Grace, home schooling, Joshua, joyful journey, Micah, Noah, perspective, Sarah, seasons, Silas, times, treasure hunter
Between hormones and happenings, I’ve been such a cry baby the last few days! 🙂 Thursday was the last day of school and Friday was the “Big Stage” Dance recital. Both of these events celebrated 10 months of learning AND the ENDING of yet another year of childhood. Why is it that when I was little, […]Amy, Bethany, big stage, Dazzlers, Finley, growing up, inspiration, roses, tears, treasure
~ ~ Some kids count down with excitement for Birthdays and Christmas- Bethany excitedly counts down and celebrates everything! ~ ~ ~Bethany’s “short” list of things to celebrate~ Finley & Cohen time Amy and Spencer days Birthdays Sibling Dates Sonic dates, Subway dates Movie Night Family nights Church Days, FOG (Followers of God Bible Club) nights […]Amy, Bethany, dance, Dazzlers, downs syndrome, Finley, inspiration, special needs, treasure
Ahhhh! Spring Break! Methinks it should be a mandatory holiday week for everyone! 🙂 I’ve reveled in my “new” routine- no babysitting, no homeschooling, no agendas, no lengthy to do lists. On the positive side- enjoying my family more, a mini-vacation, visiting a museum & a zoo, a more leisurely pace, 3 books devoured, 2 movies enjoyed, rejoicing as […]Bethany, Cohen, family, Finley, growth, new things, spring
EPIPHANY FOR THE YEAR 2012 🙂 Our FORTY Fabulous days of Fear Not are finishing. Someday, when I have time LOL, I’ll have to go through the Bible and find all 365 FEAR NOT verses! He must think that it’s pretty important or He wouldn’t say it so many times! 🙂 The New Year is still […]Bethany, Christmas, Cohen, encouragement, Finley, God's love, letting go, moving forward
definition of Revelry: unrestrained merrymaking Shrieks of laughter, giggles, and unrestrained delight danced through open windows to my listening ear. What could possibly be so fun in my front yard? I stepped out to see Finley and Cohen swinging on an old tire swing Micah and Jeff had just put up two days before. […]Christian family, Cohen, Finley, God of Grace, joyful journey, Revel, special needs parenting