Friday, September 7, 2012
I have been missing from the blogging world for quite some time now. We've been busy.... to put it mildly.
I'm not going to try to catch up tonight.
I simply want to document one of my new favorite things: I absolutely love all the spontaneous smiles that I see cross complete strangers faces when my girls are flanking me as I run through the grocery store, or the drug store, or the zoo... you get the idea. They are a zany crew, these Four Silly Sisters, and I thank God every day that he made each one of them just the way they are!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I should start by saying these are not short daily devotions by any means. Each day has an entire chapter that relates to it's theme. I have found that I can't fit these in with my early am Bible reading before getting my girls off to school, but it has become something I look forward to sitting down with as soon as I return from morning drop offs. I grab my copy of Embraced by God and a cup of coffee and head to a warm comfy spot for a while. I had not previously heard of Babbie Mason, but she is a singer/songwriter as well as author, and I think that is why I love her writing style. She is very easy to "listen" to. I find myself reflecting throughout the entire day on the thoughts, verses, and themes brought up in each mornings' chapter. I haven't technically learned anything new as a result of reading this devotional, but it has certainly brought to the forefront of my mind how simply loved, cared for, and cherished I am by God. How awesome is that?!?
From the Publisher:
Have you ever wondered, "Does God really love me? Do I really matter to him?"
HE LOVES YOU.
As a matter of fact, God loves you just as much as he loves His own Son.
In the pages of this heartwarming, thoughtful and life-affirming 21-day journey, award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and teacher Babbie Mason reminds you, when you know you are loved by God and that you are in His eternal plan, you’ll never again wonder if your life matters.
Embraced by God is a 21-day encounter that shares the unconditional love of God. "If you watch what the media says as to where we should find our identity--" says Babbie, "--money, beauty, power and technology--you'll just be confused about who you are and what your purpose is. As a culture we are trying to buy or sell what can only be administered to the soul by Jesus."
Celebrate with Babbie by entering her Nook Tablet Giveaway!
One beloved winner will receive:
- A Brand new Nook Tablet with Wi-Fi
- Embraced by God by Babbie Mason
- Babbie's Embraced by God Music CD
- Babbie's Embraced by God Notecards
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/5/12. Winner will be announced at Babbie's "Embraced" Facebook Party on 3/6. Babbie will be hosting an evening of chat, music, laughter, and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, Embraced by God music CDs and Notecards, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club.)
So grab your copy of Embraced by God and join Babbie and friends on the evening of March 6th for an evening of fun.
Reminder: Litfuse Publicity provided me with a copy of this book for review purposes. No other compensation was provided. All the opinions are my very own.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
I have a very talented husband. Several months ago we treated ourselves to a long overdue king sized matress upgrade. The only trouble was we couldn't agree on a new bed to go with it. After a little debate and a lot of Pinterest perusing we decided that perhaps an old door would serve as our new headboard.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
They spent some time at Gamma's antique shop. She has several baby carriages so I'm sure they pushed their babies around and around the place. As nerve wracking as it is for the girls to play around in the antique shop with all the breakables, it's got nothing on the days of letting Bandit off his leash in there!?! What were we thinking??