Friday, January 9, 2009


We are headed to one of our favorite places this weekend to celebrate 21 years of being married - wow!
My sweet nieces are coming from Denver to play and help Kalyn while we are gone.
Last night my little Garett cupped my face in his hands and said "Your the best mommy I have ever had!" I needed to hear that. I don't always feel like I'm being the mother I want to be.
One of my favorite women, someone who has encouraged me so much, is Nancy Campbell (Above Rubies). I love her workbook - The Power of Motherhood. So today I will share with you a positive confession she has in this book. "Thank you, Lord, for your joy which fills my heart. I am full of joy because you live within me. I am a joyful mother and today our home will be filled with joy." When I feel like I am not a great mother, it is hard to confess this joy. Nancy says in her book "But truth is not dependent upon feelings. It is dependent upon facts.! As you confess the joy of the Lord, it will well up in your heart and will be your strength."
So this week, I can see that I have been "rushed" and distracted. I need to stop hurrying and slow down. Isaiah 26:3-4 reminds me where my mind needs to be ... "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD God is an everlasting rock." I need to get my mind off myself (my failures, tiredness, schedule, etc.) and find my strength and joy in HIM.
Now I'm going to SLOWLY get ready to enjoy a weekend with my husband.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for finding my blog-I am so amazed by your beautiful family and all that you have done. Congratulations on 21 years of marriage!


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