03 June 2011

Enjoying A Beautiful Day!

This is the beautiful view I had this morning. What a beautiful morning it was...a little humid yes, but the breeze helped a lot.

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Mollie joined me outside. Thankfully no dogs walked by on the walking trail. The peacefulness would have been interrupted by her saying hello (barking of course).

I truly enjoy spending time with the Lord outside on a beautiful morning. It's so peaceful with the birds singing and nature surrounding me. It seems easier for me to clear my mind when I'm outside on a quiet morning. As I sat outside this morning, the girls were moving like crazy inside of me...I think they were praising God with me! As I sat there, I read part of Crazy Love and my daily devotional. The Lord was teaching me this morning...an intense lesson.

Francis Chan, author of Crazy Love, asks; "If someone asked you what the greatest good on this earth is, what would you say?" So I thought well this must mean something earthly, like my family, my health. He states that, the greatest good on this earth is God. The best things in life are gifts from the One who loves us. But an important question to ask ourselves in this: Are we in love with God or just His stuff? Now that's an intense question...would you agree? Do you love this God who is everything, or do you just love everything He gives you? I would say I love both, but when I go to God with my agenda...do I truly love God or his blessings?

Often times I think we find ourselves praying for stuff, instead of just giving ourselves to God. We come to God with a list, an agenda, which at times is appropriate. However, how often do we come just to listen and worship. I reflected back on these past few years, when the storms seemed to never end and I realized I often came with my agenda and all that time God was saying...be patient, wait...I know the plans I have for you. I was praying continually for my babies and each time he didn't answer I would feel abandoned or unloved. Looking back I know he was there...I just chose only to see "my agenda" not his. Francis Chan, in Crazy Love, also says; My existence was not random, nor was it accident. God knew who He was creating, and He designed me for a specific work.

Those times of waiting for my babies both then and now are all for a purpose. He has never abandoned me because He created me, He created my babies, He knows what He's doing.

"The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you.'
Jeremiah 1:4-5

Enjoy the beautiful day!
Love you all!

Mollie on bedrest. She looks a little bored huh?


  1. Oh, sweetie, your words of wisdom spoke to my heart today. I have much to think and pray about! I am so proud of YOU and love you very much!

  2. Your faith is amazing. I have all the giels in my office on your blog. They are waiting until i come in and announce that your girls are here! We are all so excited and praying for the day that you bring them home and all that peaceful rest you have been getting is over!

    All our love!
    Angel and Cameron Stoner

  3. so this had me break out the tissues! You teach me so much through your faith journey. Dad B and I feel so blessed that you are part of our family but even more that you love our son and grandchildren with all you are. Angel is right the physical rest will soon decrease but the emotional rest will increase. Continue to hold on the the One who is your rock. We love you!

  4. Yay!!! More Mollie pics!! Sorry I spelled it wrong last time.