Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Autistic. This word has been the topic of conversation in our home, as our son has recently been diagnosed with Autism.  We knew for quite some time that things were not exactly "normal". What is "normal" anyway, each child has their own unique personality and process. Each child is special in the way God created them. God gave my husband and I this precious little boy, whom we love more than anything in the world. He brings such joy to  our little family and we are so grateful that God thougt we were strong enough to handle this diagnosis. Our son is a very special little boy, and I don't mean "special" in the derogatory term that some people use for mentally disable people. He truly is special and has given us the opporunity to see the world around us in a whole different way. We are moving forward with this diagnosis and will very soon begin the necessary therapy. We are confident that everything will be ok. We are completely and fully putting our trust in God, the one who created our child. God NEVER makes mistakes!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Journey

Hello all ~ We have been so busy around here with my husband getting home, working on the house and so much more, I have had very little time to post on this blog. I have a few minutes of down time and I wanted to take advantage. Hope you all have had a pleasant week and are looking forward to a lovely Sunday in the Lord's house. 
 We are beginning a new journey in our life and this journey really didn't come as a surprise. For the most part we knew that this journey would happen and we would have to walk the path set before us. For the sake of privacy I will not go into too much detail here. God has a way of entrusting us with things, that we at times, really didn't think we could handle. Whether it's a test of our faith in Him or simply a path that He has laid out for our lives, we will take this journey day by day and step by step fulling trusting His plan. We are blessed beyond measure and are so grateful for all that He has given us. Even in those moments of sadness and disappointment we will give thanks unto to Him. As the scripture says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Life doesn't always go exactly as we plan, but God's design for our life is always so much better than our human minds could ever dream up. Trusting God is the simplest yet hardest thing to do. Trusting is an act of faith. You are putting your hope in something you cannot see. You don't know the outcome, you can't see down the road, but we can trust THE ONE who does know the future because He has created it. Romans 8:28 -  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. If you find yourself struggling with something in your life, perhaps afraid to let it go and fully give it to God, I pray that you would find the courage today to relinquish your hopes and dreams to our perfect creator and allow Him to work a wonder in your life. God never fails and He will never lead you the wrong way. Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. ~

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Little Kingdom of Home

This is a lovely blog post that I borrowed from a fellow blogger. I wanted to share this with each of you mothers in hopes that it blesses you as it did me.

Mothers--What you do in your home matters. Never think otherwise! Are you weary in well-doing? We can't call in a sub when it comes to what we do--we are irreplaceable. Be encouraged that your toiling is not in vain. All the runny noses you wipe, sippy cups you fill and boo boos you kiss matter.

From “The Little Kingdom of Home,” copyright 1904

“What the home asks from the mother, from the wife, is not money, but influence, not things, but herself. . .

The husband’s key is in the latch; he looks up expectant, and is not satisfied until he sees the brightening of his day in the dear face that makes the sunshine of his world. A weary wife meeting him on the train with a host of business interests, not unlike his own, the absorption of the office in her bearing, and the dust of travel on her skirts, cannot be to him the comforter, the refuge, the rest that his home-staying, home-keeping wife is. . .

What the home seeks of the wife and mother is leisure to listen to its problems, discretion to guide its counsels, and serenity to bless its atmosphere.

There are times in the life of every young girl when she needs her mother; not knowing which of two or three paths to choose, it is all-important that she shall turn to the woman nearest her on earth, and dearest, for advice and help.

Perhaps a boy, at the transitional period between early youth and opening manhood, even more than a girl, needs some one at home, to whom he may carry his perplexities, some one untroubled by the whirl and rush of the hurrying tide of humanity outside the door, some one who can be to a lad in his first hour of temptation, his earliest time of trial, just what a mother and only a mother can be.

The biographies of men who have been eminent and successful, and have advanced the world’s work, show with remarkable uniformity that they have had mothers who were the strong forces for good in the background; mothers who thought, and read, and wrought, and prayed, and who were not mere workers in the open mart for wages. The world wants good mothers. It can do without clever money-makers. . .

Plain little mothers with the instinct of the hovering wing, they brooded over their children and, little known beyond their doors, diffused heaven’s blessing within them. Thank God for pure, sweet, capable, gentle sympathizing, old-fashioned mothers!

Ruskin says: ‘The best women are indeed the most difficult to know. They are recognized chiefly in the happiness of their husbands and the nobleness of their children; they are only to be divined, not discerned by the stranger, and sometimes seem almost helpless except in their homes.’

For the prevalent temper of the household, for its aroma of fragrance, its sense of proportion of what is owed to God and to one’s fellow beings, we must look to the mother. Her communion with the unseen permeates the visible life of the household, and freshens its every-day air.

The ideal wife and mother has higher and finer things to do than to be a breadwinner, unless, in the tempest of life, her husband has been swept away, and she is compelled to leave her natural sphere and toil for her children. . .

When all is said, and whatever the circumstances, the best a woman can give her home and her children is herself. Any other thing is merely second best. And whoever so lives that a strong, steadfast, unwavering personality stamps its hallmark on her family, will be remembered by ‘what she has done,’ long after the money that looms so large in her view has become of no value in the world to which we go.

There the banker’s strong box, and the millionaire’s securities, and the gewgaws for which men and women barter their souls, will be but as rubbish for the dust heap. For in that land are enduring values, and a crown that shall never lose its luster, a crown of life.

Great men have had great mothers. Yet we are mistaken if we limit the influence of mothers by the few examples that have come to us from history. In a generation, here and there, one man or one woman is conspicuous, forced to the front by opportunity, or by a talent for leadership.

The mass of men do their work and fill their places in comparative obscurity, and worthily or unworthily, often, according to their early training. Mothers have their innings before the world’s chance comes. It cannot be too often repeated, and mothers should not be hampered by wage-earning, if it can be helped.”

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Femininity is Always in Style

In our current society we are seeing such a loss of what true femininity means. Women, today are mimicing menswear and calling it fashion. It is seemingly acceptable for a woman to wear mens' trousers and be hailed as a fashionista. You rarely ever see a woman dressed like a lady now a days. There have been many times when at the grocery store, I have had to stop and look twice to make sure I was looking at a woman.  Our society has failed miserably in maintaining true femininity. As christian women we must rise to the occasion and take back what is rightfully ours, as God intended. He set us apart as woman from man, we must do all we can to uphold our differences. Women in our culture(especially in hollywood) claim to be feminine because they simply wear a dress. Femininity is more than just the clothes we wear. It is in our mannerisms and lifestyle. It is how we carry ourselves and treat others. It might be in how we cross our ankles when seated. How we do not shout at someone from across the room, rather walk to were they are, speaking gently and quietly. Making sure that we are covered in all the appropriate places and not wearing clothes that are too tight. We must care about our appearance, not to be confused with vanity. Simply respecting ourselves enough to make sure we are presentable and modest.
Fads are fleeting but style is classic and timeless. It is what remains when all the fads have gone and come back around. Femininity is always in style. It is what came first before our worlds' view of fashion polluted the female mindset. I hope to encourage each of you to take a second look in the mirror before leaving home. Make sure that what you have on is pleasing to the Lord and your husband. You represent your husband, your family, your pastor, and most importantly God. Ladies let us reclaim our femininity in a world that has forgotten what that word really means.