Hands Full of Blessings! 

Sharing Some of My Blessings With You.

Sharp Knife

Sharp Knife

After preparing dinner, my husband placed a knife in the sink and told me, “That’s really sharp.” Mental note. Taken. Sharp knife. Be careful. I ran some dish water to get a head start on dishes while dinner finished cooking. Had one kid set the table. Another kid got...

A Lesson from Hagar

A Lesson from Hagar

My Bible reading today aligned so perfectly today with the state of my heart over that I HAD to SHARE! Join me in Genesis 16. Background: God told Abram (his name has not bee changed yet) that he will be the Father of a great nation. Interesting enough in this same...

Whoever Controls the Narrative…

Whoever Controls the Narrative…

As I sit here reflecting on the current state of my country, I’m at a loss. My biggest issue is that I do not know what to believe. For months, I have bought into the Pro-Trump propaganda that the election was rigged. Not really because of what Trump stated or because...

Obedience

Obedience

Obedience. This has been a theme on my heart. After finishing my Christmas Bible reading plan, I prayed about where I should go next in my morning time with God. He directed me to the beginning. So, to Genesis I went. As I have been reading these stories that I...

A New Year

A New Year

As the calendar flips to 2021, the world rejoices that 2020 is behind us. The year of COVID and lockdowns is over… I woke up on this glorious morning to… sleet… At least the ice looked pretty as it hung to the trees and everything outside… Then just after 11:00 AM,...

Names of Jesus Christmas Tree

Names of Jesus Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas! Now that the countdown to Christmas is over, and all the Names of Jesus have been placed on the tree, it’s time to share the whole project! The Beginning: Ben and I were sitting in his office between Sunday service and Youth Group. The lead pastor,...

Put Jesus Back In Christmas

Put Jesus Back In Christmas

For those of you following me (personally) or my church (First Christian Church Belleville), you know we have been making an effort to #PutJesusbackinChristmas! Each day Happy Hunter and his crew add a name of Jesus to a special tree. We watch a fun video on Facebook,...

The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

According to Gary Chapman, there are five love languages:                1: Words of Affirmation                2: Acts of...

Santa and God

Santa and God

2020 has been a year for the records books… but not in a good way. 6 feet apart. Mask. Closed everything. Cancelled everything. Stay at home. Don’t catch COVID. That’s been our 2020… But one good thing has happened since Thanksgiving: Everyone has quickly embraced the...

Parents: A Glimpse of God

Parents: A Glimpse of God

My kids were playing outside as a storm rolled in. I saw a flash and heard a boom. So, I called them inside. My youngest daughter was apparently really scared when I called them in. I gave her a hug, told her she was safe, and sent her to play with her siblings. About...

Love Song from China

Love Song from China

Every morning at 5 am, I wake up to teach kids in China online. I love my job! I really do! It honestly amazes me the relationships you can build with kids across the world using a pre-planned 25-minute lesson. That’s not the point of this post, though. Yesterday...

God is Faithful!

God is Faithful!

I’m getting published!!! I’m so excited to share this news. However, it doesn’t seem right to share this news without sharing how AMAZING our God is! So, let me tell you the whole story! The Call In April of 2017, I felt this stir in my heart to write a book. It...

Offended

Offended

Well, on Good Friday I found myself in need of a shopping trip to Target. It was a for-real need. The baby only had a handful of diapers left. (And Target’s Up and Up diapers are the best value.) So, my six children and I walked into a busy Target. I was able to...

Intentional

Intentional

A few days ago, my husband called for me to come to the computer. He opened up a video from 2010 of our oldest as a baby. The adorable little baby (that looked strikingly similar to our current baby) rolled back and forth on a jungle floor mat happily playing by...

The Splinter

The Splinter

One of my children recently had a splinter in his foot. Now this child is extremely sensitive to touch and pretty much all sensory inputs. He showed me the splinter. I pushed the skin slightly around it and he started crying, “Owwey Owww.” I took a look at him and...

The End of the Thomas Phase

The End of the Thomas Phase

This morning I sat in awe as my boys gave their little sisters all their Thomas the Tank Engine trains saying they do not play with them anymore.  While I watched the interaction occur I felt proud. Proud that they realized they do not need those toys in their...

“You Have Your Hands Full!”

“You Have Your Hands Full!”

A couple years ago, I was walking into Target with my (then) four kids. I had one kid in the cart, and the other 3 riding along the sides of it. As I started heading into the store, a random man made eye contact with me. … Great… Here we go again… another conversation...

Always a Princess

Always a Princess

Growing up I was (and still am) the biggest Tom-Boy. I can seriously count the number of times I have painted my nails. You will NOT find me wearing a dress or skirt (unless I am at a formal occasion that calls for it.) And heels? - You can just forget about that~...