Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Stuff For Good Friday

I'm so excited to celebrate my Risen Savior on Sunday!!  I wanted to share with you today a couple of goodies.  Pieces of worship that I enjoy year around that remind me of the glorious victory that He proclaimed by walking out of that tomb!!

This song by Kari Jobe was shared on another blog I follow and it has quickly become one of my favorites.  The poem in the middle of this video is wonderful - it takes a while to get to but it is worth it.


This song is an all-time favorite of mine, and speaks of the resurrection as well.



Next, you've surely seen or heard this, and I shared it last year, but it's just soooo good.


When I truly think of all Jesus went through willingly to save me from my sins I stand in awe and wonder.  You may ask "why", but I know it was His love for me that allowed Him to do what He did.  I am thankful for this love every second of every minute of every hour of every day.  

Happy Easter everyone!!  He is Risen!!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

One Room Linking Challenge Master Bedroom - Week 3

Back again so soon!!  Yikes!!  I have to say that not much got done this week, because life happened.  I celebrated a dear friend (who was on this earth for 93 years - amazing) at her memorial service, and we celebrated my baby's 11th birthday.  If you follow me on Instagram you might recognize a couple of these pics.  Follow along for in-between sneak peaks.


There are several things that are started.  A couple of things using these.


There is still some trim and door painting going on.  Endless I tell you.


There is something in the works using these.


And, I am racking my brain trying to come up with a cheap solution for these lamps that now look orange up against my navy wall.


Things are coming together and I will definitely have more to show next week!!  Thanks for following along :).

For previous updates
Week 2

Linking up with lots of others talented folks here

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Taking a Moment to be Thankful

I don't have any tips, or how-to's, or before and after's for you today.  Today I am sharing my heart.  I'm sure there are mamas out there that have been through or are going through similar things as this.  No doubt.  I would love to hear your words of wisdom and encouragement!  :) The winds of change are blowing across my life again folks.  (aren't they always) Have I mentioned that I don't like change?  Well I don't.  I get all prickly on the outside and curl up in a ball on the inside.  

My oldest is about to graduate and leave me.  Yes, graduation is still 3 weeks away and he won't really be leaving for another 4 months, but I know it's coming and I feel my prickly's coming on and I feel myself starting to ball up.  


As I was dwelling on these things yesterday, I was interrupted by a voice in my head that said "this is God's plan, His design, why are you fretting?" Whoa, and yes.  My mind knows, but my heart often wanders.  

I am thrilled for my son, and I am super excited for him to start the next chapter of his story. And, I know that though things will be different around here with him gone, there is still story to be told at home as well.  


God has a perfect plan for it all, and rather than be anxious I am doing my best to embrace it and enjoy these last few months.  {don't get me wrong, I will probably be back here whining and lamenting in a month, but I'm trying here people}


Today I wanted to share some things that I am thankful for so that I can focus on all the good!!

*I am sooo thankful for every moment of the past 18 years with him
*I am thankful for the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead of him
*I am thankful for the man he has become - compassionate, quiet, strong, humble, steadfast
*I am forever thankful that he loves the Lord with all his heart
*I am thankful that the other day he snuggled up next to me and professed that 'yes, he would always be my baby'


In all things, God is good.  Change is inevitable. Be thankful.  Receive grace.  

As we approach Easter weekend, I also want to say that I am thankful for what My Savior did for me.  I love celebrating the birth of Christ at Christmas, but nothing stirs my heart like celebrating His resurrection on Easter Sunday!!  I have been abiding in Him through some wonderful resurrection worship music this week. I may just have to come back and share some.  :)

*Photos taken by a very talented friend of mine. Visit her at Angela Maze Photography*

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