Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Prayer

From "Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst

"Dear Jesus,

I have finally found the courage to admit I've craved food more than You. I have wept over giving up food while hardly giving a thought to You giving Your life for my freedom. I've been bound up by feelings of helplessness. I've been angry that I have to deal with this weight issue and have been mad at You for allowing this to be one of my lots in life. I've made excuses. I've pointed fingers. I've reliedon food for things it could never give me. I've lied to myself about the realities of why I gain weight. I've settled and excused and made pithy comments justifying my issues. I've been enthralled by buttered bread while yawning through Your daily bread.

For all that, I am so sorry. These are not just little issues. These, for me, are sins--missing the mark of Your best for my life. With my whole heart, mind, and soul, I repent. I stand on this step and stare at the reality of my depravity and turn. I turn from the dieting mindset. I turn from what I must give up and weep no more. I remove my toe keeping open the door to my old habits and patterns, my old mind-set, my old go-to scripts.

I choose freedom. I choose victory. I choose courage. And yes, above all else. I choose You.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

And I pray that you, being rooted in love, may
have power, together with all the saints,
to grasp how wide and long and high
and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love surpasses knowledge- that you
may be filled to the measure of fullness of God
Eph. 3:17-19

Friday, November 26, 2010

Naughty or Nice

Our first Christmas card photo shoot was cut short when Sam got into a fight with a yellowjacket. The yellowjacket won.
Christmas card photo shoot take-two was just as eventful, but at least no one was injured.
As you can see my boys felt right at home with the photographer.
So thankful for Maggie's patience.
She's a Rockstar!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

What we've been up to........

My first born is a ball player and we couldn't be prouder!!!

In regular season play, Brooks' team was the 8yr old League Champs! Way to go Astros!
MRYC had 3 8yr old All Star teams and Brooks was a member of the MRYC Fire.
After two tournaments the 3 three All Star teams merged and became the MRYC Vipers.
Brooks finished his season today as a Viper.
We've got the fever and can't wait for some more tournament ball!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Are you so focused on what you don't have that you are blind to what you do?

You have a ticket to heaven no thief can take,
an eternal home no divorce can break.
Every sin of your life has been cast to the sea.
Every mistake you've made is nailed to the tree.
You're blood-bought and heaven-made.
A child of God--forever saved.
So be grateful, joyful--for isn't it true?
What you don't have is much less than what you do.
From Max Lucado's "A Love Worth Giving"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Naked Butts and Hair Cuts

Naked butt..........
One of Tucker's favorite things to do for quite sometime now, is to
take off his pants and diaper.
He'll want to kill me for this oneday, but I just love that little butt!

Trying to put his daiper back on, but he gives up and throughs it down. Then someone has to catch him so you can get the diaper and pants back on. Sometimes we do this numerous times before he gives up.

A big boy hair cut......

This is his "cheese" face, and all his curls before his big boy hair cut.

Big baby blues and a big boy hair cut!
It may look like his curls are gone, but its still curling up in the back.