Tuesday, April 22, 2014

my surprise birthday getaway!

I celebrated my 39th birthday last Tuesday. We were down in South Georgia visiting Clint's parents for our spring break. Clint totally surprised me and took me away to a bed and breakfast in Cedar Key, Florida. It was the very first bed and breakfast we ever stayed in when we were newlyweds! I was so surprised! I didn't figure it out until we were almost there - it was about a 3 hour drive. He told me we were gonna go antiquing in some nearby towns. He secretly packed my makeup bag and a pair of pajamas. It was such a wonderful little birthday getaway for just the two of us. We loved every minute!! (and a special thanks to my sweet in-laws who watched the kiddos while we were away!!)

Here's some photos I took with my phone while we were away:

breakfast with my wonderful husband
 
such a wonderful birthday getaway!!!

when we got back to robert and diane's house, all the kiddos were waiting with cards and a cake they helped grandma make. and leo even made me a crown to wear!


best birthday ever!

Monday, April 7, 2014

every life counts



We are all part of the puzzle. 
Every piece is important. 
If you finish a puzzle, except for one piece, people are definitely going to notice the missing piece. It will be glaringly obvious. 

The same is true with the body of Christ. 
We ALL have a role, a purpose. 
We are ALL important and valuable to the Kingdom of God. 

It's so tempting to compare ourselves to others and think that they are more important in the Kingdom. That they are doing more for God. That they are somehow better. 

But that's just not true. That's a lie from the enemy. 

So, I am telling you today - 

YOU MATTER. 
YOU ARE IMPORTANT. 
AND YOU ARE AN ESSENTIAL AND NEEDED PIECE OF THE PUZZLE. 

WITHOUT YOU, THERE IS A GLARINGLY OBVIOUS MISSING PIECE! 

Every life counts. 

You are special!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

our new car and warm spring days

It's been difficult for me lately to be consistent with my blog. I am trying to get back into posting more regularly. the biggest news since my last post is that we got a new car! It's a 97 GMC Suburban. God totally blessed us with it and gave us so much favor! We were able to pay for it in cash and don't have any monthly payments! Hallelujah! God provides! It has been so wonderful for me to have so much more freedom now that we have two cars. I am so thankful!


I am also so glad that spring has finally arrived! The kids and I have been taking lots of walks and doing lots of exploring. The fresh air and sunshine has been so good for us all! 

I hope all of you are enjoying the spring weather, too! Thanks so much for continuing to read my blog. So sorry for being so absent lately! 

Lora

Monday, March 17, 2014

monday inspiration


This is what God the LORD says - the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: 

“I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness."

(Isaiah 42:5-7)

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