Monday, May 12, 2014

everything money can't buy

i am the happiest mother on the happiest of mother's day.

the day was long.  and good.  but still long.  we were waiting for george to return home to us after 7 days away for work!  i wanted a pedicure (thank you whitney), my favorite perfumes refilled (thank you george), and photos with each of my children (thank you bridge).  i love being a mother.  i love being their mother.  i have every single thing money can't buy.  thank you jesus.

Friday, May 2, 2014

how to make a home

"this making of a family, it was not a calling to dismiss but a calling to make disciples.
A calling, that which keeps calling you and you never stop listening for, that is what a calling is, the way He keeps speaking: “This is the way, walk in it.”
So she made soup and matched socks. She scrubbed out the tub. She awoke: One always gets to decide what is mindless work and what is soulful work.
She would decide.
She decided for art, to make her life art. She would make it all art — it all would be art, worship, a gift back. It all would preach Gospel."
ann voskamp, "how to make a home"