Wednesday, November 13, 2013


We have flipped again...

It has been so neat to see the way our marriage has ebbed and flowed as far as household duties.

My husband is so amazing, he has always jumped right in and done whatever needed to be done and taken up slack in areas that I am very weak.  It is no secret that I am not an excellent housekeeper or cook, but I am growing in those skills every year.

Recently while my hubby was out of a job for a short while he took over all of the household duties. He did the laundry, reorganized the house, cooked, and cleaned, the whole nine yards. I have to admit he did it all so much better than me! I loved having him home to take care of things it was truly wonderful.

However, he got bored and was more than ready to go back out into the work force. So we have flipped roles again.

I was truly so inspired by how awesome he did that I feel like I have done a better job at keeping things up this time around.  I strive each week to get all of the household chores caught up before Friday so that I can relax on my off day.

Last night I had dinner on the table when he got home from work and he cleaned up the dishes after dinner.

I just have to say that I know that God blessed me so much with this man of mine. I am so thankful that God shares him with me and that I get to be his wife and he gets to be my husband.  I am constantly blown away by him and he inspires me to work harder and be better than I have ever been.

I am so thankful for our life together and I have to say that I am thankful for the time that we both had before we met to really shape and mold us to be the spouse that the other needs. God is faithful, He is so faithful.

Father I am thankful for you and I am thankful for how you work and how you placed us together to serve in Your Kingdom. I love you Lord. Thank you for Your Great goodness to me! In Jesus name, Amen.

Monday, November 04, 2013


One of my favorite things about November is that everyone begins to focus on what they are thankful for. It is such a great practice, thinking of what you are thankful for, and it does something special to your heart and thoughts as you begin to focus on good things instead of the many other things that the world and the prince of this world would like for us to focus on.

Thankful Month has begun.

I find myself overwhelmingly thankful for my Heavenly Father a fresh these days. For when I wander away or become stagnant He never flinches, He simply stands waiting for my return or for me to regain my senses and mostly His love NEVER changes.

As far as people go, humans, it is very difficult to find that our love never changes, I see this about myself clearly. We change with the wind of emotion so easily, we change with our circumstances so easily, we cange with the crowd, we change with the media, we change. It is quite difficult to holdfast, but I do not belive that this is an impossible task. For God asks us to love like He loves. God asks us to follow His example and His lead and I do not believe that He would ask us to do something that is impossible. Hard yes, Impossible no.

God gives us the example and the tools and we have to choose to follow and work. I would like to say that I have made it and have become perfect and loving like God but I would be lying if I said that. It is a lifelong journey to love as He loves.

I want to get better and better everyday and I am terrified at moments of how imperfect I am at it. It is no easy task.

However, God is so FAITHFUL, PATIENT, UNDERSTANDING, AND FORGIVING. He stands READY to help us along, to guide us, and lead us.

I must admit that this is what I am so very thankful for right now. I do not want to give up, I want to continue striving to love as God loves. Unconditionally and selflessly.

So as we move further into the Thankful month and into the Christmas season I want to focus on loving more and loving more like God, more like Jesus, and with the Holy Spirit guiding me.

Here's to thankfulness.
Here's to God's love.
Here's to the journey with God, my Savior, and my Helper at my side.

Thank you Father for your example and for challenging us to continue to strive to be more like You. Thank you for your forgiveness and patience. Thank you for never giving up on me no matter how far I may have wandered or how deep I have dug my heels in to stop. Thank you for Your perfect love for me and for all of your children. Thank you for Your work in my life and in the lives of you children young and old. I love you Father and I am thankful for Your Great Love! In Jesus name. Amen