Tuesday, November 23, 2010


they call it a winter WONDERland!

This girl was full of it today!

Wonder and delight was spouting out of every last inch of her this morning when she awakened to her first rememberable snowfall!!!

“It’s painted mama, it’s painted!”

“Yes, baby, God sure does some marvelous and wondermous work with His paintbrush on our land!”

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“Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder”

–Isaiah 29:14

Sunday, November 21, 2010

You yub me yike daddy does??

Do you know how much your Abba, Daddy, Papa, Father loves you?

What if you did?

Would it change the whole wide world for you?

Would it cause you to fear less and trust and rest more?

Would everything else pale in comparison to it?

Would it cause you to step out in obedience to what He asked you to do more often, because you knew He would catch you even if you slipped and fell?

My tender two year old is learning all about her daddy’s love for her here on earth, and I pray it endears her heart to her heavenly Father’s deep and lavish love for her, one day too.

She’s been drawing comparative conclusions in that little amazing mind of hers and one of her favorite lines these days is…

mama: “Anna, I love you.”

Anna: “So much?”

mama: “SO much, honey.”

Anna: “Aw da time?”

mama: “All the time.”

Anna: “Yike daddy does?”

mama: “Yep baby, just like daddy does.”

Anna: “I yub you so much, aw da time, yike daddy does too.”DSC_0188

Can you tell what truths she’s been listening to and learning about, every day, all the time? Nothing else on earth really matters or compares to her daddy’s love for her. It all pales in comparison to that and brings her confidence to go forth into the budding new world around her.

Nuzzle up to your Abba Father. Every day. All the time.

Let Him get really close to your ear and listen to His loving whisperings, letting you know that He is your daddy and HE…

yubs you

so much

aw da time.

And I think just maybe, that all the other worrisome/difficult/scary/painstaking/fearful/challenging stuff will just fade away into the background as you soak in this truth of how much your Daddy loves you…

aw da time.

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 

-1 John 3:1

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.

-1 John 4:18, 19

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

She inspires me to…

higher heights.

always be willingly available to HIM.

love unabashedly.

live more greenly.

to be a fool for HIM.

be okay with messes, relationally and materially.

allow courage to squash my fears.

live unhindered by stuff.

not make little stuff a big deal.

laugh a lot.

be flexible.

not miss out on the grand adventure of life.

be sensitive to the voice of His Spirit.

live graciously.

let things go.

live on little or much.


be content.

have fun.

let your kids be kids.

not be driven by my emotions.


play with my kids.

be aware of and stand firm against the enemy’s attacks.

let light shine on dark places.

be who God made me to be.

live victoriously in HIM.

be transparently real.

confess and find healing and forgiveness.

be willing to give it all up for HIM.

to be free in Jesus.


Got to hold up the arms of this dear friend this past weekend, while God used her to speak into the lives of many women at a conference, to help them find simplicity in their walk with Him. While doing that, I was bowled over by how much she has taught me, well really, that HE has taught me through her (this list is only the beginning), over our 12+ year friendship. Could ya'll just go get one of "her" in your life?!

Looking forward to many more to come too, my dear and precious and inspiring Seren.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Park n’ Pears!

warning…photo heavy postage!
Can’t say I didn’t warn ya by the end! ;)

We had one lil worn out tot by the end of the day today!

While mama went lap swimming, daddy and his crazy girl went to the park…



And then we all ventured out to the pear orchard where a gracious friend was handing out all we could take!


The photos don’t need much on the comment end of things, so I’ll just leave the little pear-happy-monkey to speak for herself!

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…She even tried her hand at her own tot-photog work!!

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Pure unadulterated love for her daddy…DSC_0206 DSC_0210 DSC_0217 DSC_0220 DSC_0228 DSC_0229 DSC_0231 DSC_0233 DSC_0236 DSC_0242 DSC_0247 DSC_0252 DSC_0256 DSC_0262

And all the way home, all we heard was “mama, I sticky”…