Thursday, July 31, 2014


BABIES! Who doesn't love 'em? They're cute and cuddly and soft and have the cutest little noises :)

Babies are something to be treasured, and yet I feel like society as a group is starting to devalue these tiny humans and it makes no sense to me. When people start looking at a baby as nothing but a burden, I think it reflects something really deeply wrong in our society. These babies are our future, we should put so much value on to these little ones...we should treasure them for their innocence and their sense of wonder. 

One of my favorite things is to sit and watch my baby discover, explore, and learn. The sense of discovery in her eyes, the achievement, and the look she gives me even while she's getting in to something she knows she's not supposed's addicting! It's one of the best things in life, watching someone learn and grow. Making sure they know how important they are and to create an environment conducive to learning and growth is a close second ;)
Thursday, July 17, 2014


Many people are surprised to find out that I am in fact, a "gamer". I love to play PC games...I like the social aspect of multiplayer games, I love the strategy involved, and I love the hour of "me time" that they provide. But, video games, and gamers for that matter, get a bad rap. 

I'm not going to let my children go off and play an extremely violent video game, nor am I going to play one in front of them, but there is nothing wrong with blowing off a little bit of steam while playing a video game-AFTER we have spent our time in the Word and with our Lord. 

We all have hobbies-some people like to sew, or work on cars, or hunt. Some like to play video games. I would love it if people would stop snap judgments on others because of something they enjoy, especially if it provides no harm to others...yes there are bad people out there, yes there are people that take video games too far. Is that the video game's fault? Or maybe was there something wrong with the person to begin with?
Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: God's Beloved Daughters

Five out of five stars!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a sucker for devotionals. I have at least four sitting in my bedroom right now,mall of them having been read in their entirety at least once. When I saw "God's Beloved Daughters" available for review on BookLook, I absolutely HAD to read and review it.

This is an excellent devotional. It's easy to read, rich with scripture as well as elaboration from experience or other places to really drive the point home. Each month has a theme, or a focus of sorts, making this devotional unique from the ones I've read before. Granted they all have a focus, I just appreciated the way this one was organized. 

I definitely recommend adding this devotional to your library and give it five out of five stars! You can find this book at Amazon.

*I was provided this book at no cost in exchange for an honest review for BookLook bloggers. The opinions expressed here are my own, honest opinion.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Beautiful-God's country

My family and I recently got back from a trip to Glacier National park...what a treat that was! We were able to visit with family and have wonderful fellowship in truly one of God's greatest creations.

The trip was particularly wonderful because my family and I are used to the mountains, and the mountains where were currently live are anything but...they're more like "hills". As for trees...what are these "trees" that you speak of? It was nice to tap in to that which is familiar to us. 

However, it really got me wondering...what is so wrong with appreciating the beauty that is our current location? We are choosing to build a life here, surely it isn't all that bad. And it really isn' may have to look a little harder, but beauty is all around us, and places can certainly be their own kind of beautiful!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Simple eye candy

Sometimes we need to stop and appreciate the beautiful things in life, and this is what this post is about :) I took these pictures myself...hands off!