All of our children are in some kind of countdown mode! You know- that joyful anticipation of a future event that you eagerly look forward to and count down the days until it’s the appointed “TIME”. COUNTDOWN to CELEBRATE. “Mom! Only 48 days until I get married!” Moriah and Jonny- EXCITED “Nehemiah will be 1 […]
God’s Love is BIGGER than Divorce by Guest Author and daughter- Sarah Barclay Gilliland I was hurriedly unloading the dishwasher when the unmistakable release of air from a stressed-out five year old came from the direction of the dining room. Head down, pencil poised, “This is tricky…” she sighs. I walk over to the table […]Christian family, divorce, God of Grace, joyful journey, Sarah, special needs parenting
Last Friday and Saturday I was blessed to go to the Believe– Woman of Faith Conference in Kansas City with 7000 other Christian women! But by far the biggest blessing was that all three daughters attended with me. (missed my daughter-in-loves but they are busy in the midst of raising babies and we all know […]Believe, Bethany, blessing, celebrate, children, conference, daughters, harvest, living between the trees, Moriah, perseverence, reaping, Sarah, sowing, Women of Fatih
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
(Hey there- I am your guest blogger for the day 🙂 Lucky you lol… My mom had asked me to write for the blog this Easter week and so, here ya’ go! Blessings~ Sarah) http://surprisingtreasures.com/about/sarah-finley-and-cohen/ As a little girl, naïve and a helpless romantic, all I desired was to marry someone who loved […]divorce, encouragement, inspiration, Jesus, living between the trees, peace, Sarah, transformation, treasure hunter
preface- I’m thrilled and overjoyed to announce the engagement of our daughter Sarah, to Keith! I loved the way Keith posted on FB- “I just asked the most wonderful woman in the world to marry me, and she said, YES!” Is there anything more glorious? God has asked us the same question! God is proposing […]encouragement, engagement, eternity, Keith, life between the trees, marriage, Sarah, transformation, treasure, Wedding, Wedding Supper of the Lamb
I think we all agree that LIFE is a challenge- a shake-up- a test- a roller coaster- a journey that will have constant twists and turns and more than enough lemons for lemonade. Some days we are eagles in the sky, gliding untouched by the gravity of life’s challenges, soaring on the wind of His […]chicken, children, eagle, encouragement, eternal perspective, flying, gift, grace, Jesus will meet you there, life, Noah, perspective, Sarah, Selah, Silas
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
3-5 Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you; you’ll sweep them right […]birth, celebrate, children, creation, family, gift, heritage of the Lord, inspiration, miracle, Noah, Psalm 127, Sarah, Silas, thankfulness, wonder
I want to live IN God’s Will for my #life, following His way, not my own! Click To Tweet I’m Sarah- Cindy’s oldest daughter- sharing my thoughts with you today 🙂 I want my prayers to reflect that. So—– the question of the day was “what to pray?” Have you ever thought, “if I could […]easy, formulas, Magic kingdom, meditation, pixie dust, prayer, refection, Sarah, staples
One of the most exciting places to discover treasure is children. Whether born of your womb or birthed from your heart, children are true wealth from the Lord. Sarah Joy- the gift she is, the joy she brings. “A tribute to Sarah on her “birth” day” Today, I celebrate Sarah Joy- our firstborn […]children, Sarah, treasure
I’m Sarah, oldest of Jeff and Cindy’s kids, now in my “30’s” (ewwww!) and mom to hilarious, clever, gorgeous daughter Finley (6) and handsome, silly, brave son, Cohen (4). Hmm- I suppose even after being divorced for a few years, it still feels like there’s a noticeable gap in that “family” opening introduction. God continually […]children, Cohen, encouragement, family, Finley, grandchildren, inspiration, perspective, Sarah, sisters
Hi everyone! I’m Noah- the third-born child of Jeff and Cindy and the oldest boy in the family. Sitting beside me is my beautiful wife, Sarah. We’ve been married for over five years now and we’re excited to welcome our second child in early May! I grew up like most little boys, getting into […]Noah, Sarah