Monday, January 30, 2012

Freedom and Peace

Got the January issue of my anthropologie catalog in the mail about a month ago... I can't get over how much I love this picture on the cover. Besides the fact that I really like the adorable cropped pullover and white skinnies she's wearing, I love how she has this look of freedom and peace. This picture brings to my mind...

Romans 8:1-2 
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit who gives life, has set you free from the law of sin and death."

There is so much freedom found in the truth of Jesus Christ. There is so much peace in knowing Him and choosing to follow Him. Realizing that there is nothing we can do to earn our way to heaven...but it's only by His grace through our faith that we can be free. 


Thursday, January 26, 2012


Bethany Dillon

Who can hold the stars and my weary heart? Who can see everything?
I've fallen so hard. Sometimes I feel so far, but not beyond your reach.

I could climb a mountain, swim the ocean, or do anything.
But it's when you hold me that I start unfolding,
And all that I can say is 

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Whatever's in front of me, help me to sing hallelujah.
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Whatever's in front of me, I'll chose to sing hallelujah.

The same sun that rises over castles and welcomes the day,
Spills over buildings into the streets where orphans play.
And only You can see the good in broken things.
You took my heart of stone and You made it whole
You set this prisoner free.

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Whatever's in front of me help me to sing hallelujah.
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Whatever's in front of me, I'll chose to sing hallelujah. 


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Birthday A

My hunky hubby turns 26 today and I am so thankful to be married to the man of my dreams. 

My love for him continues to grow as each year goes by and I am looking forward to spending many more birthdays together for the rest of our lives. 

Happy Birthday A!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lead your Heart

It’s interesting how the world tells us to “follow your heart” but yet the word of God says that “the heart is more deceitful than all else.” (Jeremiah 17:9) I’d like to take the view that instead of following my heart, I should choose to lead it.

I’m a dreamer and feeler and even though my feelings are real they are not always necessarily true.  So today I choose to lead my heart to what I know is true. “Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life…” (John 14:6)  It’s Him. He is truth. So today I choose to lead my heart to follow Him. 


Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Simple Things

The simple things in life are often the most beautiful. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, the Christmas tree ornaments and lights are packed away. It’s back to work and back to the simple things. After the joy of spending time with family in Texas and friends in KC for New Years, I feel refreshed and ready for a new year! I have a renewed realization of how the simple things in life add to the fullness of life. Thankful for a simply beautiful weekend.

 We sang a simple but powerful song at church today. 

"I want my heart to burn within me.
I want to love You like You love me.
Set your seal upon my heart Jesus.
Awaken Love." 
-Matt Gilman


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Twenty Twelve

This weekend we were so blessed to have our dear friends Rebecca, Brittany, Larry and Micah come visit us in KC! We hold tight in our hearts a year spent as roommates and neighbors in Waco, TX. The bonding experience we shared has kept us close even 4 years later. Here is how we welcomed Twenty Twelve!

Watching our Bears win the Alamo Bowl!! Sic'em!!

Making memories...

And more memories...

Coffee, blueberry pie, coffee, chocolate, coffee, gummies and did I mention coffee?



Getting ready for New Years!

And finally...

4 years ago...

And today...

4 years ago and today, cheers to our friends who have been there all the way. 
You are in our prayers through thick and thin, and we pray that in your hearts our Savior will always win. 
Never lose sight of who you are, with Him by your side, you will go so far. So when all that glitters fades away, set your eyes on Him, because He will never stray. 

To our GLITTERING future.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Holiday Highlights

As the holidays are coming to a close, I want to reflect on a few of the highlights that made our Christmas in Texas so merry and bright.  

Decorating cookies with the Brochus. The winner: Andrew's RG3 cookie. Sic'em.

Playing Scrabble and making homemade butter with Mama Becky

Being with A

Antiquing with mar and mom

Photo Booth with AG & Austin

To my dear family,
"Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Thank you for your endless love and support.