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Book Review: Oh to Grace by Abby Rosser


Oh to Grace
By Abby Rosser
This book was provided to me free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Finish time: 5 nights.  This was one of those books that I wish I had read in hard copy.  You know the ones I’m talking about, where each chapter begins with a date and they aren’t necessarily in chronological order.  So on the Kindle, it’s hard to backtrack.  For that reason, and not really paying attention to the dates until later in the book, I found the book hard to follow at first.  It jumps around a bit between time periods and characters, that I’m not sure I ever really felt I had it all figured out.

The book begins and goes back each chapter to a granddaughter interviewing her great-aunt (I believe) Frankie about her family’s history.  Her family’s story included lots of interesting characters, lots of little adventures, and painted a great picture of life during the early 1900’s.  But I felt it was lacking a larger story to tie it all together.  I guess looking back the book starts out with a boy running into a store and proclaiming to the owner that his son is dead, but it takes a long time to come back to that point, that I had completely forgotten about it by the time it circled back around.  And throughout the story there is mention of a pocket-watch, but it seemed inconsequential and I couldn’t keep track of whose it was and who had it now, so I did appreciate its timeline at the end of the story.

The writing was good, I enjoyed the story of Anna and Ernest and his family, and I especially loved the ending.  Again, looking back, there is mention of hymns and church, but just not much.  But at the end (without spoiling anything) the discussions about faith and God were so good, I wished there was more through the book, or even more build up to that point in everyone’s lives (especially Anna).

So really an enjoyable read, and everything was eventually tied together, it was just a little frustrating as I don’t think I ever had all the characters straight, and was confused a lot of the book.  But the ending really redeemed it all for me and left feeling satisfied and happy.

I don’t normally tie in songs or verses to my book reviews, but the verse below from Romans and past post HERE were in my head since finishing this book and I couldn’t help but share as it’s one of my favorites!

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

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Book Review: Scaredy Squirrel prepares for Halloween by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel prepares for Halloween
by Melanie Watt
This book was provided to me free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Finish Time: 25 minutes.  We’re trying something new today.  As LL is weaning from her naps, she is more and more interested in just what exactly I am doing on my computer (and none of her toys!).  As I was browsing titles on NetGalley today (a new free book service I’ve recently discovered), I found a whole Children’s Books section, and figured that my 3 (almost 4) year old can help me review a book or two.  So let’s see how this goes!

A little longer than I initially expected – 8 chapters!!  While intimidating at first, and not having an actual book to hold and know how long we were expecting, at just a few pages to each chapter, and mainly pictures, not that bad.  Definitely intended for a little older age range (although Amazon does suggest 4-8 years old), or maybe a few more Halloweens under our belts could have been beneficial!  I like the character of Scaredy Squirrel, he’s a planner like me, so this is right up my alley!.   And I’d be open to reading more of his adventures as it looks like he has many.  The pictures were the best part.  Even if the words were too high level for LL, the pictures opened up dialogue and made the book interactive for us, especially liked all the costumes.  The quiz at the beginning is good too for interaction.  Our favorite pictures were princess squirrel and all the doggies dressed up towards the end!

LL’s thoughts included that the cover had a silly squirrel with triangle teeth (vampire squirrel!)  And liked that whenever we read the word “squirrel” that all 3 of our dogs ran outside hunting for said squirrel.  She did not like that she thought some of it was scary (although it really wasn’t and definitely intended not to be!) and there were too many words!

Cute Halloween book overall and good one to get into the season!  Definitely a good one for maybe 5-8 year olds who are familiar with the holiday and traditions!

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You’ll never know if you don’t ASK!

I’m a rule follower.  Like a bad one.  Just ask my husband.  One example that comes to mind was when we were on a plane to Phoenix, AZ for our baby-moon and I was 32+ weeks pregnant.  We get on the plane and ready for take-off and I feel the urge.  Yep – I had to go.  But seat-belt signs were already on so I try to hold it in.  We get to full elevation (or whatever it is called) and the captain comes on the speaker to inform us there is some turbulence and the seat-belt sign will remain on.  At this point, Steven knows I’m hurting and a few other passengers around me hear my dilemma.  They start urging me to go, but as much as I am hurting and realizing this probably is a good reason to break the rules, I stand my ground and refuse, after all the light is still ON!  Fast forward maybe 10 more minutes, everyone is about to rip me out of my seat and take me themselves but then flight attendant even gives me a nod that she won’t stop me.  Approval.  That is all I need, from the person who enforces said rule that I would be breaking.  I went, plane didn’t crash, I didn’t fall out, and all was restored to normal (and I probably went to visit another 10 times on the 3 hour flight!)

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I’m a rule follower.  That being said I am a bargain hunter.  Seriously, I will hunt online or through all my magazines/coupon books, just to save $1 on whatever item it is.  I can get comfortable if I know I’ve never seen a coupon for whatever it is or wherever we are, but if I have that nagging in the back of my head that “I know I saw something somewhere”, I will hunt for it.  Steven reminds me often that my time is money and at some point I usually do give up, but not easily.

That all being said, these days when my compensation is kisses, hugs, drawings, and “thank yous” (side note: this is better than any salary I have ever had and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!), I feel even more compelled to be a good steward of our finances.  2 degrees in Accounting and Taxation and a CPA don’t really help that urge either.  But today I was reminded of a simple saying that rings so true – you never know unless you ask.

Without giving specifics, in the past few weeks I have been able to receive a credit on my cell phone bill for a new charge just by calling and asking.  I was able to receive a credit from our Natural Gas provider simply by calling and pointing out a competitor’s lower rate.   I have gone to the extreme of threatening to leave a provider if they couldn’t lower their rates BUT only if I really had another option to go to and could handle them saying “NO!”  It’s not fool-proof, and a little small talk (how are YOU?) and flattery don’t hurt (again full disclosure – I’m a terrible liar – so there is no lying to do this – I really did like their shirt/necklace/whatever!)  I believe customer service representatives have one of the toughest jobs out there, so someone just understanding that and being nice to them, just may get you a little special treatment.   I throw waiters and waitresses into this as well.  Yes – some just are terrible, but some just had a bad customer!  I try to remind myself in any situation, traffic and customer service especially, I have no idea what kind of day they are having or what their situation is, so a little kindness and grace isn’t too hard to show.

Any other examples in your life?  It never hurts to ask and the worst someone can say is no, but at least you tried!

I’ll end with a little humor for you – this made me laugh:

Outsourcing-customer-service

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Book Review: Some Kind of Wonderful by Barbara Freethy


Some Kind of Wonderful
By Barbara Freethy
Downloaded Free on 8/29/13

Finish Time: 4-5 nights.  As you can see in my book update post, I’m juggling a few books right now.  I had finished Elizabeth Street prior to starting this one and needed something much shorter and lighter.  Looking back, I apparently pick a lot of this author’s books, and didn’t even realize it until now.  I think this is the first for the blog though.  She writes a mean description that always ropes me in!

This one is the story of single-reporter Matt.  Raised in a broken family and estranged from his mother and sister, he is somewhat of a rags to riches story.  Now around 30 (I think – not sure if they ever mentioned his age), one night a baby,Emily, is left outside his apartment door.  He soon realizes this is his niece from his sister,Sarah, who he hasn’t seen in like 13-14 years and can’t seem to track down, even with the help of private investigators.  His previously quiet and unknown neighbor, Caitlyn, peeks out her door and quickly becomes entangled in this messy story.

Quite a beginning to set the scene and rope you in and the remainder doesn’t disappoint.  Nothing too deep, but a good light mystery as Matt pieces together his family and past.  A cute romance as Matt and Caitlyn quickly develop strong feelings for each other.  And throw in a 2-month old baby for some extra action!  I thought I recalled Freethy being a Christian writer, but other than a pastor being a small character and a few scenes in a church, that is not really the case.  (I think I am the one confused though with all the books I read!)

It has the happy ending (I don’t think I’m spoiling anything, as that is 99.9% the case in this type of book) and was a good lighter read.  Now back to my list – stay tuned!

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Book Update: Elizabeth Street and The Dr. Pepper Prophecies

I have been reading.  Just nothing to shout about.  I know I promised good back and ugly, so I’ll do a quick recap now.

Dr. Pepper Prophecies by Jennifer Gilby Roberts.  I read this is 2 days.  It was merely a “filler” between 2 heavier books.  It was a fluffy, chick-lit novel.  Quick, easy, somewhat entertaining, still don’t understand the name.  Free (ofcourse!), but nothing to shout about.  I”ll leave it at this.

Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano.  Back to my favorite genre of historical fiction, this was actually based on the true story of the authors family.  They immigrated from Italy in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s.  Tons of detail and a very long book.  I really did enjoy it, I just felt there was almost too much detail, so after 2+ weeks of reading a book, I was ready for it to be over.  Thoroughly researched and no detail missed, you got a great feel about the Italian-American culture in that time period, and were thankful to not be a part of it.  It was very interesting what gangs/mafia/whatever were able to get away with and what the early American police force could not control.  A love story was woven in, and towards the middle it was quite the mystery.  The pages turned quickly as I couldn’t wait to find out what happened.  A terrifying part of American history, yet told in a very profound way.  If you have some time, you won’t be disappointed.

Now I’m juggling a book for a small group I am in:

A light, chick-lit read:

And I’m very excited to find a new website (Net Galley) and be accepted to to get even more free books to review – most of them new releases or maybe not even released yet!  Here is my first one (review coming soon!)

And I still have this one from BookSneeze that I keep forgetting about:


My plate is full (of books) – but that is a good thing!  Stay tuned for hopefully some great book reviews!

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Tasty! (God and Candy Crush)

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Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8

You’ll never believe where I heard God speak to me this week and my inspiration for this post.  Seriously, this is embarrassing, but I know some of you will know what I am talking about.  Any Candy Crush addicts out there?  Don’t judge me, it’s my down-time (what little of it there is) indulgence.  We all have one (or two).  Usually I have the volume down, but sometimes on my computer it is up and you’ll hear the creepy voice throughout the game proclaim “Tasty!”.  And the verse above and song below came to mind.  Now whenever I indulge in Candy Crush, I have this song in my head, and even playing a mindless game, I feel close to God.  I know – far-fetched but it’s a stress-reliever for me (along with exercise and other things), and just a momentary break from the present.  (I could tie this in with the topic of temptation that was discussed in my small group this AM, but we’ll save that for another day!)

But this song below “Taste & See”, first heard at church from Jay & Abby Akins (who are releasing their first album, Trust, very soon!!), has always been one of my favorites.  Catchy, good beat, and really gets you moving and feeling the music.  And not to mention a GREAT message – God is good and I’m going to proclaim it anyway I can!  I’d argue that not only can we taste and see, but we hear, feel, and even smell God in all the little indulgences He allows us, and HE IS GOOD!  I am thankful for that piece of dark chocolate or pumpkin latte I can TASTE.  I am grateful for the beautiful changing leaves I SEE.  I can rest in the silence during naptime or after the kids go to bed at night that I HEAR.  I FEEL hugs and kisses from my husband, my kids, and my dogs each day.  I am refreshed with the SMELL of dinner in the oven or the cool crisp air of AM.  And there is nothing better than knowing in my heart that God loves me and has provided so many blessings and amazing things for us to experience on this earth.  Pretty cool.

I pray that we all take time this week to be blessed by all God places for us to taste and see each day (even if it is in a silly game!).  Amen.

Taste & See
Hillsong United

O taste and see
That the Lord is good
O taste and see
That the Lord is good
He is good to me

You’ve turned my mourning
Into dancing
Put off my rags and clothed me with gladness
And I will arise and I will praise you
I’ll sing and not be silent

O Lord, My God
I will give thanks to you forever
O Lord, My God
I will give thanks to you

And I’ll live only for you
And I’ll lift these hands up to you
And I’ll dance before you
I will shout it, I will shout it to you

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It’s Devy weather!

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“Devy weather” aka Devon weather is defined as the time when the mornings begin to get cooler and Devon, our boxer, gets a spring back in her step.  She wakes up with a purpose and mission and this really is her happiest time of year.  This will be her 10th fall with me since I adopted her in late summer 2004.  And without fail, each fall is the same thing.

The official start of fall is September 22nd but according to Devon, it’s been this week!  Although the final sign is still yet to come (but I’m sure it won’t be long.)  That is Devon sneaking into our bed at night for a little extra warmth.  (And our first sign of spring/summer is Devon not getting up into bed.)  Every year, as sure as pumpkin lattes and leaves falling, the sign of fall in our house is determined by one of our dogs.

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Although the mornings are darker and I have a harder time getting out of bed, the dogs are up and ready to go outside by 6:30am (even earlier if Daddy is up at his usual 5:30am).  They promptly bolt back in to gobble down their breakfasts, then it’s go time.  All 3, this year, up from 2 last year, go back outside and go crazy.  It’s all play (I’ll try to get a video sometime), albeit rough play, that sometimes I worry that it wakes up the whole neighborhood (sorry!).  Once we are all up and at it, they bring the party inside for us all to enjoy.  This is actually the norm most days (in most seasons), but it used to be more Zevon and Baxter, now Devon is the ringleader.

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It makes me so happy though.  As she is getting grayer/whiter, slowing down on our walks, and limping more often, to see this spark back in her eye is wonderful.  We look forward to many more walks (my typical set-up below), hikes, and hopefully a trip to the mountains or two to take full advantage of this weather.  Don’t get me wrong, we get outside a lot all year-long, but the fall just brings out the best in all of us, especially Devon!

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So enjoy this cooler weather or as we call it here – Devy weather!  Much more to come on our adventures!

Do your dogs have any weird seasonal habits?  I’d love to hear about them!

1-DSCF0219This is Devon ready for adventure around 2 years old in 2005!
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Devon ready for football season (and ahead the game back in 2005 here with her name on her jersey!)

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And here’s to MANY more adventures with our Devy!

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Through the Storm, He is LORD!

Happy Tuesday.  Yep, I’m late for my Sunday post.  I’ve just been tired lately.  Maybe a bug, maybe my kids not wanting to sleep (teething, bad dreams…), maybe stuff on my mind, maybe dogs waking up early to enjoy the cooler, almost fall weather, who knows.  Blogging just hasn’t been high on my list.  Even today I’m struggling to be encouraging, uplifting, positive.  Nothing is wrong, I’m incredibly blessed, just tired.

My heart is heavy with yet another shooting yesterday.  I pray for the victims, their families, the shooter, our country.  Such tragedy, but God will prevail if we have our anchor in the right place.

“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil”
Hebrews 6:19 (KJV)

So I’ve had this song on my mind this week “Cornerstone”.  And the verse “My anchor holds within the veil”  Our “anchor” is God and our hope and trust in him.  And the “veil” is God’s inner sanctuary (I saw somewhere where the impossible becomes possible).  I’ve googled this verse and song could go much deeper, but I’m leaving it at that for today.  It’s simple, keep anchored in God and He will prevail.

Listen to the song and really meditate on it.  The last verse gives me goosebumps.  “When He shall come with trumpet sound, Oh, may I then in Him be found; Dressed in His righteousness alone, Faultless stand before the throne.”  It’s what all of this (life) is all about.  As God as our cornerstone, we will survive (even thrive) and be better for it!

I pray for those grieving this week and those celebrating this week.  Wherever you are in life, as God as your anchor and your trust in HIM, you can’t go wrong.  Amen.

Cornerstone
Hillsong United

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus nameMy hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus nameChrist alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong; in the Saviour’s love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all

When Darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
My anchor holds within the veil

Christ alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong; in the Saviour’s love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all
He is Lord
Lord of all

Christ alone
Christ alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong; in the Saviour’s love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all

Christ alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong; in the Saviour’s love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless stand before the throne.

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Stay at home, Mother.

Hope everyone is having a great week!  If you’ve been around for awhile, you know that songs speak to me.  Particularly on Sundays – as I do a post each Sunday and include a particularly inspiring or timely song.  Today I’m driving with the kids and I hear this particularly timely and relevantly titled song “Stay at Home Mother” by Sheryl Crow.  AND I’m super excited because it just was released on Tuesday – so for once I can kind of claim to be in-the-know!  (I tend to discover songs about the same time as they are in every commercial and overplayed!)

I heard it on “The Highway“, one of my favorite SiriusXM radio stations and heard a brief clip (very brief – like pulled into the garage, kids screaming to get them out) where Sheryl was being interviewed about her new album “Feels Like Home” and particularly this song.  Saying it is a true story and she wishes things were different (what the songs says too).  It’s a play on the title many of us claim as a “Stay at home mother” (SAHM), from her daughter’s point of view saying “Stay at home, mother!”  Strong words and message if I do say so myself.

It just got me thinking a little (as many songs do), but this particular topic is such a widely debated one with some very strong opinions.  I’m curious to see if the song gets a strong response.  I’m not getting on a soapbox or even making an opinion on this topic of this song.  It’s a good song, catchy, and I think will evoke strong emotions in many.  It touched my heart and solidifies decisions I have made in my life and makes me think about the future. “I wish some things were different, Doesn’t change one memory” (full lyrics below)

BUT that is not to say all mothers should agree.  I think we all do what is best for us and our families.  For some it means staying home, others working full-time, and even more a combo of both.  Some do it by choice, others because they have to.  I think we all need to do what we need to do and be confident in that.  No one knows you and your family and what is right for you other than YOU.  Love your kids, make the most of any and all time you have with them.  In a mom-to-mom bible study recently, we discussed the time you spend with kids, and how it should be quality over quantity.  This song hits that dead-on with the lyric “She could have a house and couple kids, and never have to be involved, as a stay at home mother.”  You could be home all day, but do you make the most of that time?

So just a quick post for all the moms out there –  listen to this song, I think you’ll like it and I think it will get you thinking.  Keep on keeping on, loving God, loving your kids, loving your husband (if applicable), and not caring what anyone else thinks or says.  YOU ARE THE BEST AND ONLY MOM YOUR KIDS WILL EVER HAVE – make it count! (Again not on a soapbox, I’m writing this as a reminder to myself more than anything!)

Amen – have a great day!

Sheryl Crow
Stay at Home Mother

Riding in the backseat, sipping on a Pepsi
Looking out the window, driving to the bus stop together
I tell her only three sleeps and I’ll be right back
And then we’re gonna have a good time when I come together

And I call her every single night
I’ll miss her every day
And if she kissed me and waved goodbye
I could hear her say

Stay at home, mother
Stay at home
Stay at home, mother
Stay at home

I’ve been working late nights making up for the times
That I wasn’t in the crowd cheering out loud at our school plays
Tickets to a circus, maybe a new bike
I just want her to know that I love her more than working all day

But the price will never measure up
To what’s inside a box
While I run along around the world
She tells me to stop

And stay at home, mother
Stay at home
Stay at home, mother
Stay at home

We could play house and pretend
That tomorrow you won’t be gone
Stay at home, mother
Stay at home

I wish some things were different
Doesn’t change one memory
My little girl grew up
While I was too busy to see
That she’s become the one thing
That I could never be

Stay at home, mother
Stay at home
Stay at home, mother
Stay at home

She could have a house and couple kids
And never have to be involved
As a stay at home mother
Stay at home mother
Stay at home….

IMG_3681Couldn’t do a mom post without a picture of me with my babies.
Another good lesson from bible study this week –
ALWAYS MAKE TIME TO LAUGH (and be silly!)

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God gave me you. A post for my husband.

DSC_0879Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God,
and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
John 4:7

Happy Sunday!  Again, I’m straying from my typical church, summarize the sermon post, and posting what is on my heart and mind.  This one today is for my hubby, Steven (but hopefully you can relate and maybe be inspired by some of it!)  He’s been working extra hard lately and we’ve been spending a lot more time apart.  While at times this puts a lot of strain on our relationship, I know that God brought us together for a reason, many reasons, and this is one of our trial periods.  Through the 9 years we have known each other, we’ve had ups and downs and I feel the desire to reflect on that this particular Sunday and maybe reaffirm my belief that “this too shall pass” and we will be stronger for it (with God’s help ofcourse!)

The song I’ve had on my brain lately, and today’s Sunday song, is God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton (see the video and full lyrics below).  I heard a song of a similar title the other day on the Fish Atlanta, but when I tried to think back on it, this was one that came to mind and has stuck.  I don’t know much about their relationship, but I know Blake is married to Miranda Lambert (she’s in the intro to this video too).  From seeing them on the Voice, being fans of both on Facebook, and from songs, it seems like they have a solid relationship (hopefully rooted in Christ!)  (It also doesn’t hurt that Miranda is a huge animal advocate – so I really like and respect her!)  The verse “On my own I’m only half of what I could be” stings true, without God and you by my side, things would be a lot tougher and together our possibilities are endless.

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While doing my “research” for this post, it was easy to get caught up in Bible verses about marriage and love.  While those are important, I wanted today to reflect on those gifts, those people, whatever it is, that God has placed in our lives.  I know that God alone is sufficient, and all that I need.  But being the amazing God He is, I strongly believe He places people in our lives for different reasons.  He places them there to strengthen us, to grow with us, to teach us lessons, to guide us, to follow us, a million different reasons.  Some may only stay a short while, while others hopefully will stick around for awhile.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.  Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

With you (Steven), my heart is overflowing.  Together we have already overcome so much, and grown with each other and through God.  And this is only the beginning!  Our potential is endless.  We have been given 2 beautiful children to raise up and have been filled with passions that drive us to be the BEST we can be, alone and together.  On the days I have doubts, I need to pray and reaffirm, that we are serving a higher purpose.  But that “higher purpose” still wants us to learn from our mistakes, be stronger for them, and go out into the world and be the best we can be and testify to others.  While through this blog (and in real life!), I am striving to find my “purpose”, I have no doubt that you are part of my purpose and without your support and love, it would not be possible.

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Today, I hope you can too reflect on those people God has placed in your life and the role they have.  I pray that you have found your partner, your equal, and that they can lift you up, love you, and help you realize your full potential in whatever you are facing.  I love you Steven with my whole heart, thank you from the bottom of my heart, and know in my heart we are meant to be and meant to do amazing things!

I’ll conclude with a verse on love that was read at our wedding and one I refer back to often.  Thanks for reading and have a great Sunday!

426.21Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:12-17

“God Gave Me You”
Blake Shelton

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be
But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm blows through
And I need you
Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you
There’s more here than what were seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
And I’ll be the flattered fool
And I need you
Yeah!
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you
On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo
Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you
He gave me you

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