{repost} words

Do you know what Matthew 12:37 says?

Sobering, isn’t it?

It is for me. Because, honestly? Sometimes words fly out of my mouth like out of control darts, before I can reign them in. I hold the power to bless or curse with my words. I can build or break. It’s all just words, not sticks and stones right?, but we know the truth. Those words can be so powerful – both for good and for evil. How are you using your words today?

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

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An Ordinary Summer

It’s been quiet around here. Sorry about that. Well, sort of sorry.

I’m enjoying the unhurried pace of a very ordinary summer.

We’ve gone to the beach and the neighbor’s pool. My family all pitched in to build me my dream garden and I’m taking plenty of time to talk to the snap peas as they climb their way up their trellis, to smell the tomato plants, and watch the peppermint begin it’s hostile takeover of the flowerbed outside the garden fence. We have our yearly batch of meat chickens growing at an insanely fast rate. We harvested bowl after bowl of fresh strawberries from our own patch, that were all eaten too quickly to even snap a photo of them. I just putter through each day, with a general idea of what needs to happen.

Maybe some of you are thinking, And this is different? Well for me, it is. I am appreciating my ordinary summer new way for two reasons: 1) I was working a lot last summer and just feel like I missed out on the normal fun. While I wasn’t working full time, the 4-5 hours a day I was putting in at my computer desk really killed any fun we could have had. My garden was a dreadful failure. We rushed through beach days or times at the pool. Everything was framed by ‘I have to work’ and it was pretty miserable. I am still working, but I’m working way less hours and doing something I really love. And reason #2?

I read Rocking Ordinary.


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{review} The Beginner’s Bible Sticker & Activity Books

My girls love stickers. I think this is pretty much universal for all kids. And who can blame them?! Stickers are fun! And I love that The Beginner’s Bible has a series of sticker and activity books that help focus children on the Bible. I’ve reviewed the Princess Parables sticker & activity book already so today, I’m focusing on two others- the Super Girls of the Bible book and A Christmas Celebration book.christmasbook



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