Category Archives: the gifts

summer road trip snapshots (part 2)

There’s been a slight delay in getting these pictures into a post (and it’s now September)… …but here are more snapshots from our road trip.  If you missed part one, take a peek! Our destination was TEXAS (about 1500 miles from home) :: I grew up in the great state of Texas, so our trip […]

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:: right now ::

Right now I am… :: enjoying memories from our epic road trip to Texas.  If you have followed on Facebook or Instagram, a few pictures of our time made it there.  We experienced so much goodness and family bonding, and I’ll be reflecting for months on just how significant this trip was for all of us. […]

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19 years and counting… a marriage sustained by Christ

Today is our 19th wedding anniversary…. While we’re not famous for having 19 kids in 19 years (completely okay with me!), and probably only a handful of our 400+ wedding guests would even remember our important day… …today is special and significant to my husband and I, and honestly, this is what matters most. I cannot […]

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21 words for naming grace :: community link-up!

  Life’s full of unexpecteds, but this can be constant – GRATITUDE.  Appreciating what’s here and now, not consumed by what isn’t. Thankful.   Now it’s your turn!  The encouragement is simple, the details all here! Welcome to your 21 words… Grace.   Want to share your thoughts? Click here to send me an email.

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counting 1000 gifts

Not sure what number I’m on since I stopped exact counting long ago, but it’s been a while. Time to reflect here the praise of my heart recently :: maybe you too will consider sharing grace gifts? *** long-time plans for housing come to pass {more on this tomorrow!} for his hand in mine as we […]

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finding joy in old things

So today she encourages to record  3 old things seen new… and I’m not sure they are things.  Yet this practice of seeing grace, naming grace is a habit I never want to leave behind.  Life’s lens is forever altered as what was easily missed before is seen in new light. The light of GRACE. […]

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