Monday, July 15, 2013


I haven't written for so long. There has been many things going on-- so much I wouldn't know where to even begin!  This post will mostly be photos, but i wanted to share a couple songs that have really been moving to me, and special.  I have been praying for wisdom and encouragement, and God has been so faithful.  I have felt really tested this last week, and when I began to get discouraged, yesterday in church this was played:

This is my prayer in the desert
When all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

[Verse 2:]
And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me, Lord, through the flame

And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

[Verse 3:]
And this is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

That really spoke to me and encouraged me that God is just refining my character. How will I grow without the opportunity?

The other song was "I will follow you" by chris tomlin.  Today I did my workout as usual and when i stopped to stretch, I let my praise music keep playing. Boy, was it powerful. It moved me to tears and I meant every word:

All your ways are good
All your ways are sure
I will trust in you alone
Higher than my side
High above my life
I will trust in you alone

Where you go, I'll go
Where you stay, I'll stay
When you move, I'll move
I will follow you
Who you love, I'll love
How you serve, I'll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow you
I will follow you

Light unto the world
Light unto my life
I will live for you alone
You're the one I seek
Knowing I will find
All I need in you alone
In you alone
Lyrics from

I'm so thankful God cares about me to encourage me through scripture, music, and my time alone. 

8th anniversary surprise scones this morning

my moms 60th birthday

brand new nephew, William Robert

morning devotions

healthy snacks


Whatever we do, God calls us to reflect His glory  1 Corinthians 10:31

1 comment:

  1. I love the "Desert Song"! Following is such a challenge... I need to repeat Scripture during the day to remind myself that God will provide, He actually cares about my silly worries - no matter how big or small! Matthew 6:26 really puts it into perspective...

    Great pictures (though they make me hungry!) and congrats on baby William!