Sunday Scripture: Cherish

I’m not sure if you know this or not, but blogging can be quite a process.  Between coming up with something to write about, actually prepping and doing the activity I may be writing about, editing pictures and then actually writing the post and scheduling it for all of social media….it’s about a 5 hour process.  Per post.  Now, obviously, I’m always working on about 4 posts at a time, editing pictures late at night or writing a post over the course of a week, so those 5 hours are rarely all at once….but it’s still a lot of time.

But, I love it.  I love sharing the stuff that we are doing, making, cooking, etc.  So, I’m always trying to find a happy balance between enjoying life and cherishing those memories in person, as well as documenting everything online {I think of my blog as a scrapbook/photo album/journal}.

So today’s Sunday Scripture is just a reminder for me to continue to take advantage of every moment I have on this earth.  I’m trying to really soak up moments with my Littles this summer, and participate in their day to day a little more {other than just toting them to and from camp!}.  I’ve made messes with Lincoln, built Lego kingdoms with Jayna, and snuggled with Millie while she reads to me.  I’ve managed to keep the computer work to nap time and even managed to sit on the porch and drink hot {HOT!!!} coffee.  #priorities right?

Sunday Scripture: Cherishing Moments

                                   Thanks to The Flourishing Abode for today’s print!

So can we all just send up a little “Thank you” right now for the little moments that renew our souls.  Whether it’s drinking your coffee while it’s still hot or singing along with the kids in the car, these are the days of summer.  Rejoice and be glad.

To see more of my summer’s little moments….follow me on instagram!

Have a blessed week!

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Sunday Scripture: Friendship

Our sermon series this month is about Connections…and last week, Jenn focused on true friendship.  Not situational friendships, that are qualified by your surroundings and only small parts of your life…..but unconditional love for each other.Sunday Scripture: Friendship...what the Bible says is needed to have an intentional and faith filled friendshipToday’s Sunday Scripture is courtesy of Instagram @MicheleCushatt

One of the scriptures that was covered was the story of Job and his three friends, who came to sit and mourn with him for a whole week…without saying a single word.  True friendship doesn’t require the right {or any!} words.

But my favorite Bible story about the loyalty of friendship is the story of Ruth.  Even after Naomi told Ruth that she had nothing of value left to offer her, Ruth replied:

“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God” -Ruth 1:16

Sunday Scripture: Friendship...what the Bible says is needed to have an intentional and faith filled friendshipI Heart Inspiration and originally Beria Blogs

True friendship has to be intentional.  Even if you aren’t in the same place in life, don’t believe in the same things, or even if you don’t speak to each other on a regular basis…genuine love requires intentionality.  And the qualities of a true friend {listed above} prove that any true friendship is automatically faith-filled.

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Sunday Scripture: Birthday

Today is my baby boy’s birthday!  My little one is {already!} two years old and is our pride and joy.Sunday Scripture for a Birthday Boy!It’s amazing to me how much he has changed over the last week, let alone over the last two years.  Let me tell you, this boy keeps us in stitches and is often my saving grace from all the girl drama around here.  He is silly, sweet, cuddly and kind.Today's Sunday Scripture is dedicated to our Birthday Boy!And boy does he love to dance!  He’s still crazy about cars, balls and Legos…and has finally won Maggie over with constant treats.  He’s learning how to jump, talks in full sentences, and can pout with the best of them when he doesn’t get his way.  He’s getting a balance bike for his birthday so he can start keeping up with his sisters on their bikes!Today's Sunday Scripture is dedicated to our Birthday Boy!Lincoln loves to sing {“Twinkle Twinkle”, “Down to the River to Pray” and “Ba Ba Black Sheep” mostly}, knows about 20 of his letters and can count to 10 {as long as you don’t miss #4!}.  And since he is all about Batman undies and M&M’s…we are starting to potty train this week too!

We are just so blessed to have this little joy, Lincoln, in our lives!  Happy birthday Bubba!Sunday Scripture for the birthday boy! You can buy this week’s Sunday Scripture print on Etsy from Taylor Elliott Designs.

Have a blessed week!

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Sunday Scripture: Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!  Today, instead of a Sunday Scripture verse from the Bible, I found a lovely quote from Donna Bell a while back on pinterest…and I think it’s just perfect for Mother’s Day.Although it's not a typical Sunday Scripture Bible verse, this is a great quote perfect for Mother's Day!

I am so greatful for all of the women and mothers in my life….my mothers, grandmothers, sister, best friends, and all of my fellow mamas up the street and around the world, who have raised me, supported me, laughed and cried with me, drank with me, and helped me raise my kids.  I truly would not be the woman, or mama, that I am today, without all of them.

Love you all!

Have a blessed week!

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Sunday Scripture: Fruits of the Spirit

We’ve been working through many challenges in our house lately.  Sass, lying, anger, indulgence, greed, meanness.  And some of it is the children!  Today’s Sunday Scripture literally jumped out at me when I was perusing Pinterest this week.  Someone I follow must be dealing with the same challenges, because all the sudden I was staring at an entire Pinterest feed of various images of the same verse.  And games, and Bible lessons, and devotions.Sunday Scripture: Fruits of the SpiritYou can download a copy of this Sunday Scripture print from               Sincerely, Sara D.

Needless to say, I re-pinned half of them for a rainy day…my whole house needs a little reminder to practice all of the fruits of the spirit.

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Sunday Scripture: Songs

As much as my kids beg to listen to Kidz Bop or Taylor Swift, we are pretty much an old school country and Christian radio kind of house.  I’m occasionally a Classic Rock fan while I sew, but songs about smoking in the boy’s room aren’t exactly what I want the kiddos singing along to.  But luckily we have a couple of awesome local Christian radio stations that the kids have literally grown up listening to.  I get choked up watching them dance and sing along to all of our favorite praise music.

So when I found this image of this lovely Psalm for this week’s Sunday Scripture…it literally struck a chord.

Sunday Scripture: Songs

I like most of the music on the Christian radio stations, but some of the songs resonate with me more than others…

Here are the songs that are just speaking to my soul this week:

“Call it Grace” by Unspoken

“Breathe” by Jonny Diaz

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman

What’s your favorite song?

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Sunday Scripture: Healed

Happy Easter!  Savor this weekend {and spring break} for the time with family, the spring air, and the general sense of renewal.  But always remember the real reason for the season….Sunday Scripture: Healed {A verse about the most important part of Easter}Source: Pinterest

I can remember as a kid, having mixed emotions about Easter.  I loved the candy and egg hunts, but couldn’t understand why more people weren’t sad in church.  I fixated on the gruesome details of the Easter story…the betrayal, the torture, the death, the depression and sorrow.  It was not until I was an adult did I figure out that although all of those parts were essential, they were just the beginning of the story.Sunday Scripture: Healed {A verse about the most important part of Easter}Source: Moritz Fine Blog Designs

I realized that the most important part of the story is that it all happened for us.  Jesus dying on the cross was the ultimate sacrifice…and allows all of our sins, mistakes, and transgressions to be forgiven.Sunday Scripture: Healed {A verse about the most important part of Easter}Source: Zulily 

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While I was looking for an image for this Sunday Scripture verse, I found hundreds.  I literally could not decide which one to use.  And I loved that I found it on canvases, teeshirts, screensavers, iPhone cases, and coffee mugs.  The reason why I love that?  Because it should be a daily reminder for all of us.  It’s what our faith was built on…the most important thing ever.Sunday Scripture: Healed {A verse about the most important part of Easter}Source: Fresh Farmhouse on Tumblr

I hear people’s stories all the time…about how they think their past {or present} is so terrible….how could God love them enough to forgive them?

Easy peasy.  He already has.

So, again, Happy Easter!Sunday Scripture: Healed {A verse about the most important part of Easter}Source: @powertochange

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Sunday Scripture: Serve

This past week I had the honor of accompanying the other leaders in my church to a leadership conference in Charlotte, NC at Elevation Church.  It was a whirlwind two days full of campus tours, Q & A sessions, breakouts, worship music and inspiration.  Although their church is a lot different than ours, I really soaked up the basic principles of how they run the logistics of their children’s ministry, and how they treat their staff and volunteers.

Sunday Scripture: Serve

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I was intrigued how they were able to obtain and retain so many volunteers…and many of them commit to an entire year’s worth of teaching Sunday School.  Some of this is due to the fact that Elevation Church has many, many different worship opportunities…so the volunteers never have to sacrifice their own worship experience.  But I loved how the church cared for their servants.  Full meals, childcare, counseling, celebrating birthdays, etc.  Many of the same things that we do as well…but my main take-away is that we need to do better.  How can we love on our volunteers and let them know how much we appreciate them?

Does your church or workplace do something cool for your staff?  Please leave me some ideas!

Have a blessed week!

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Sunday Scripture: Business

My subtitle for today was going to be Busyness.  But autocorrect kept changing it to Business…I guess the two go hand in hand.  Especially this time of the year, when my focus is almost completely on sewing and getting my business ready for spring craft shows.

Sunday Scripture: Busyness or Business

Source for this image comes from the Bible….and Retype, an app that creates images for memes.

Despite the overwhelming amount of work, the lack of confidence I sometimes have in my products, and the chaos that ensues at home because of my busyness, I put my whole heart into my products.  I love it, and truly believe in the value of the items that I make.  And addition to helping other moms who buy my things, my business also gives me a sense of worth.  It makes me feel like I am contributing to society, as well as our household income, a bit as well.

Have a blessed week!
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Sunday Scripture: Everlasting Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hopefully you are spending today with those who you love the most.  We have had a lovely weekend together.   Dave and I got to spend our Valentine’s Day a little early at the Garth Brooks concert on Friday….and all three of us girls got beautiful roses yesterday!!

Sunday Scripture: Everlasting Love

Today’s Sunday Scripture is perfect for today….and you can get it as a free printable courtesy of the artist, Erin Leigh.  Head over to her website to download it.

Have a blessed week!

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