Thursday, April 24, 2014


My running partner runs twice as hard when I pay him $1.50.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

the colorful one

Calli just learned to draw people and is confident writing names and numbers. These are very sweet art days. Sometimes she draws "Me, Calli, as a bird". This girl is very special.

Monday, April 14, 2014

every breath I breathe

Last night my mind was wondering. I have a few scary moments and thoughts stored up in my mind and those stepped forward (every mom can relate I'm sure). And once again I battled these thoughts with this:
I cannot add a single day for me or my children. Every breathe I (they) breathe is given from God. 
And thankfully, God is good. 
And when I ran across this sidewalk chalk art this morning I was reminded again that all I am is in the hands of the Lord. It is by grace I live this life. And although there are many moments I feel very in control, God is the one in control, and each breath is His.

Eph 2:8 - For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.