Sunday, August 25, 2013

The a dark world.

This morning before church I decided to go ahead and get my run out of the way. It was cooler than usual and Lord knows I'll take running in cooler temps in day!:)

I have a route that I like to run and it takes me through KOA campgrounds.  I love running through the campground.  It always reminds me of my childhood and camping on our family vacations.  I can smell campers cooking breakfast and it's just a peaceful place!  Every time I run through KOA, I see my little duck friends!:). They are always in my path at some point during my run, and they are just so cute!  

Today I snapped this picture for the girls, as I almost always do, and headed back down the road.  
I couldn't help but notice a few things about my view today!

First, these ducks were on a mission.  The sun had just come up and they were walking with a purpose.  There was one leader....and many ducks, all shapes and sizes following behind him.  They followed their leader for they knew that he knew where he was going.  He had plan.  They may have not known his plan at that time, but they knew enough to know they trusted he knew the way. The way from the dark of night....into the light.  

I too have a leader.  His name is Jesus.  He is the way.  He is the only way and the only one who should lead my life.  I trust him to guide me, to fill me, and to fulfill his plan for me.  I may not always see his plans, or see where He is taking me, but I know He walks ahead of me...mapping my way.  With plans created just me me.  May I always let Him lead and may I always follow. With a purpose.  

Secondly, I noticed that all of the ducks were the same color except one little white duck.  He was right in the middle of the gang, and he stuck out like a sore thumb.  He was different.  He was the same shape and size of some of the other ducks, but because he was white he brought more attention on to himself.  He was noticed.  He was different.  

How too often do we label people as "Different" just because they don't look like us, talk like us, live like us?  We judge others based on our ideas of good and accetable. If only we could see souls as Jesus see's them.  I love that little whitey was right in the middle of the mix.  He had some buddies in the front, and some in the back.  A traveling pack.  All together.  All with a purpose.  All following their leader!  
I was reminded today that our purpose is to love others and point them to Jesus.  That's it.  It's not secluded to those we are comfortable with.  Or those we think are more like us.  But to everyone in the human race.  May we gather up a soul, put them in the middle of the pack and walk with them....out of the darkness of this world...following The Way, into the light! 

I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you.  Psalm 32:8

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Off to school we go!

Today Alyssa started her 2nd grade year and Bella Boo began her last year of PreK.
As excitement rolled in...anxiousness followed shortly behind!  
Both girls love school. Alyssa always has. She loves to learn and of course loves the social aspect of being there!!:). When asking her what her goals were this year she said, "My first goal is to shine for Jesus. My second goal is to try my best and make good grades!". prayer for her life is that her number one goal is always to shine for Jesus. 
Go light up the world for Jesus, baby girl.

Bella Grace doesn't meet a stranger. Has never really struggled with change. She pretty much rolls with the punches. Last year her prek teacher described her perfectly.  "We often say we want to take a trip to Bella's world!  It's just rainbows and skittles."  Makes me laugh but it's so true. She is a spunky little rascal!  I pray she will always see the good in others and that happiness and Joy will always exude from her! 
So thankful for these two cuties.  They are precious gifts.  As we send them off in the world this school year, I trust that they have been trained and they follow the knowledge of HIM every step of the way! 
Be a part of the RESCUE sweet girls!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

A blessed life.

Love doing life with this man.  He makes my heart happy.   He is a leader in our family.  He is intentional in making our marriage all it can be.  He is my rock and my best friend.  I am blessed.

These two cuties were in a wedding a couple weeks ago.  They were straight up beautiful and had the best time.  Thankful for sweet memories for their little hearts!

This little family of mine.  Yep, I like them.  A lot!
Battle wounds from our blackberry fest.  Worth every scratch and chigger!  Those things are amazing and one of my favorite things to do with our girls!
Cross my Art came to FBC Lavaca for a girls night and it was an absolute blast!   Can't wait for the next one!!

Unless the Lord builds this house, the builders labor in vain.  Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. Psalm 127:1