Monday, September 24, 2012

The good days, the not-so-good-days

The easy days,
the stressful, I-only-have-two-hands-but-need-ten days

The days full of smiles and laughter,
and those of whining and tears

The good nap days,
The sleepless days

The cheerfully obedient days,
The strong-willed, defiant days

The fun days,
The boring days

The sunny outdoor days,
The rainy, indoor days

The clean house moments,
The crumbs, overflowing laundry baskets, and my-house-looks-like-Toys-R-Us-days

The "yes" days,
The "NO!" days

The days we leave the house minutes before scheduled,
The days we leave the house minutes after scheduled

The days of adventure while exploring something new,
The quiet days spent learning within the walls of our home

The forgiving days,
The asking for forgiveness days

And every day in between....
Allowing God to teach me how to extend grace and love because He IS Grace and Love.


833. Overflowing with thankfulness for our two blessings, the privilege of being home with them each day, and for God's example of grace and love.

Monday, September 17, 2012


The house is dark except for the soft yellow glow of the "5:17" displayed on the oven clock.  The house is still.  The house is quiet.  My jammied 10 week old son is cuddled as close as a mother and infant can be as he fills his rounded belly with warmth and life.  Listening to his gentle, content rhythm casts the perfect backdrop for me to be still.  Be still.  Pray.  Be still.

Do I feel the hunger, emptiness, and desire for my Savior like a babe's entire body yearning for nourishment?

Do I rest in Him as a satisfied, just-fed little one - calm, quiet, fulfilled?


May I only find my satisfaction and fulfillment in You.  In the rare quiet moments and the constant busy ones, I pray that You would remind and teach me how to be still.  Even though I am always on-the- go meeting everyone's needs, I pray that the posture of my heart would be one that invites You in, listens to Your voice, responds accordingly, and rests in You. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

September Meals

We are trying a few new recipes this month!  I realized after I planned our menu that most of the recipes call for avocado.  Oh well!  We love a good avocado!  Also, I've update the "Dinner Recipes" tab.  Enjoy!

Chicken Pitas with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Baked Ranch Chicken Strips
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Avocado and Tomato
Avocado Chicken Parmigiana 
Avocado Spinach Grilled Cheese