Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Grace

Over this past weekend a friend of mine introduced a book to me that I just could not put down. (Sorry guys if my nose was in that book all weekend at the lake.) The name of the book is A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers. We all know Francine wrote Redeeming Love, and what an amazing book it is. I have read it 4 times. :) So when my friend showed me this book I knew it was going to be a great book. Little did I know that it would change my heart, mind, and spirit.

Throughout the book Francine covers the lives of 5 very important women of the bible. Some I knew very well (Mary, Jesus' mother, and Ruth), others I had heard of but not really known their story (Tamar, Bathsheba, and Rahab). She has read between the lines of scripture and interpreted it to what she imagined happened. Jesus said to seek and you will find the answers you need for life. The best way to find the truth is to look for yourself!

I have not finished the book. I have read Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth's story. And in each women's story there was one word that described that woman's life for me.

Tamar- Faith

Rahab- Patience

Ruth- Strength

This book is changing my life. How I perceive things. How I understand the bible. It amazes me how God is SO faithful. I have been aching for something to awaken my soul. God will always answer your prayer. listen and watch for the instrument He will be using. In my case it was a book and the Bible. No matter where we live or in what country, God's Word is truth. It is as relevant today as it was yesterday. In it I am finding a future and a hope.

Anyways this is getting pretty long so I will end it but I do intend on going deeper into how each of the stories has impacted my life in different ways.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nothing Like Being an Aunt

A couple of months ago my family went to Panama City beach for what we thought would be a normal vacation. But it was not! :) The last day we were at the beach Nicole and Stuart delivered some exciting news...

They are pregnant! She is due January 13th.

I was so surprised! We were on the trip for 4 days and talked about babies the WHOLE time! And she never mentioned anything to make us think she might be pregnant. I could not believe it.

When the shock wore off it was an amazing feeling. To know that I will be having a niece or nephew made me realize that my sister and I are coming into a chapter of our lives that is so precious. It is the most exciting moment!

I love my sister and brother-in-law and I am so happy for the two of them. They deserve this so much. God has blessed them with the most amazing gift we could receive.

Well so then the next big step was finding out the sex of the baby. And just so everyone knows from day one I just KNEW it would be a boy. I have no idea why but that was just in the pit of me. So Nicole planned a dinner for the whole family to come to. She was going to bake a cake and the inside would be either pink or blue. :)

25 people showed up at O'Charley's to find out what Nicole and Stuart would be having.

Mom cut the cake and what color was it?


I will be having a nephew! I am so excited! And I cant not wait to see what he will look like. Now we just need a name!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Ok so it has been since last Christmas that I blogged but I am back!!! I think a great way to start off again is for a testimony from mine and Mrs. Bezet's class.

Right after P.E. our kindegarden class has Bible story time. This afternoon we learned how God walked everyday with Adam and Eve in the The Garden of Eden. We also learned that they sinned and that God no longer walked with them because they sinned and God could not fellowship with them anymore.

After Bible story was over a precious little girl named Raines quietly asked Mrs. Bezet how to get Jesus in your heart. Mrs. Bezet spoke to her in another room about asking God into her heart.

Raines came in and said that she is a Christain now!!!

God's grace is revealed to all! The innocense of children is so sweet. Raines asked us, "This means I need to be quiet in class now, uh?"


"The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." Romans 8:16