Sunday Scripture: Love Matters

I have no words to express my emotions about the tragic events over the past couple of weeks.  My heart is broken for all the lives lost, for the families, and for us as a country.  We are all God’s children, and all a broken people.Sunday Scripture: Love MattersAnd with all of the animosity and controversy over the different #matters movements…I think we are losing focus over what God wants.  Love thy neighbor.  Treat them as yourself.  Love your God and love His children.  All of them.  Period.Sunday Scripture: Love Matters#LoveMatters

Have a blessed week!

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{The images in today’s Sunday Scripture were found here and here on Pinterest.  The original images were not able to be found on the actual websites.}

Sunday Scripture: America

Our neighborhood is celebrating the 4th of July today, on the 3rd.  Which I’m sure everyone who works appreciates, since tomorrow {Monday} will be a holiday.  So today is filled with Patriotic festivities, BBQ, and late night fireworks.

I’m not sure about your neighborhood, but our is large enough to have a Facebook page.  Where some of my neighbors feel like it is their duty to air every concern, complain and agenda they have.  Although often entertaining to read {these people are adults?!!}, it’s also frustrating to see so many privileged people complaining about the stupidest things.   In fact, the whole country is like this, choosing the silly little things to get upset about, taking sides without researching, and forgetting just how privileged we all are.

Despite all of our problems and our uncertain future, I am still so, so proud to be an American.  I’m proud to be a Christian in America {where I’m so blessed to be able to practice my religion freely}.  And I hope that even if it’s just for this weekend…our friends, neighbors, and fellow Americans can truly put their gripes and differences aside to celebrate our freedom together.

This Sunday Scripture is in hopes that Americans will come together this weekend to praise God for our blessings and freedoms. #SundayScripture #faith #America #Blessed #4thofJuly

Today’s Sunday Scripture image was found on Raising Up Rubies

God Bless America!

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Sunday Scripture: Marriage

Happy Sunday!  We are enjoying some family time this weekend in Atlanta at a cousin’s wedding.  It’s been awhile since we’ve been to a wedding, but I just love them….brings me back to my wedding planning days.  And listening to the newlyweds repeating their vows just reminds me how much I love my husband, and our little life together.

And it just so happens that our church’s memory verse for the sermon series is Ecclesiastes 4:9…which literally ties into today’s Sunday Scripture:

“Two people are better than one.  They can help each other in everything they do…And a rope made out of three cords isn’t easily broken.” -Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12b NIRVSunday Scripture: Marriage, Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12b #faith #SundayScripture #BibleVerses #marriage #weddingscripture

I found this Unity Braid Shadow box from BCPlaxidermy on Etsy, and thought it would be a great image for this week’s Sunday Scripture.  I’d love to have this in my house….it’s a great reminder of the strength of a God-centered marriage.  Check out the link above to see more details about it.

Have a blessed week!

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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: Memorial Day

In the midst of this celebration weekend…the BBQs, the pool parties, the beach houses…let’s take a moment and remember those who have given us the freedom to be able to do all these things.  And although we will never be able to repay those who have sacrificed for us, maybe we can remember this verse from Galatians in our daily lives.Sunday Scripture: Memorial DayThanks to Sonoma Christian Home for today’s Sunday Scripture image.

And from the bottom of my heart, thank you to all those in service to our wonderful country.

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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: 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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