Sunday, August 28, 2011

In the Midst of it All

He fixes the mower, which I left sitting in the yard where it quit.

He coaches the team.

He reads and laughs at and share with me something funny I found.

He fixes the dryer.

He packs the coolers, and chairs, and everything else.

He leads us through John.

He makes Big Breakfasts.

He trims, and clips, and fixes the shutter.

He takes them creeking.

Oh yeah - he works full-time and extra time and provides for our family so I can homeschool.

I. am. so. blessed.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Don't let...

...the busyness overshadow the small stuff
[6yo's who light up at being the "shark"; excitement over new uniform colors; sunsets that overwhelm the world with the reality of Him] detailed self make mountains out of molehills
[really? I have to get that paper over to that place right this instant? will school planning get done by worrying about when I will get it done?] kids miss the people, the purpose
[my attitude is reflected in them; do they see stress or joy? do they understand why we are putting others before ourselves?] forget:

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;