You are not alone—For God is with you.

You are not defenseless—For God is your protector.

You are not inadequate—For God is your sufficiency.

You are not useless—For God has a purpose for your life.

You are not worthless—For God sent His Son to die for you.

You are not without hope—For God has a place prepared for you.

You are not unloved—For God loves you with an everlasting love.

You are not rejected, or abandoned—For God calls you His own.

“I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”

Hebrews 13:5


Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the harvest.
Psalms 126

Simply beautiful


This weekend the kids and I went on a treasure walk, which is when we walk around the neighborhood and find treasures. Here are all of the treasures that the kids found. I love how God's creation keeps children curious and intrigued like no store bought toy can.

Abby received a black eye this weekend. She and Logan were wrestling and this was the result. Logan's hard head was no match for Abby's eye.


Turns out, I am cancer free!! Praise the Lord. His mercies are new each morning!!

I have begun to acquire life verses. This is one that was birthed of this process:

Isaiah 43:

But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

3 For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush a]">[a] and Seba in your stead.

4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give men in exchange for you,
and people in exchange for your life.


Fear is born of Satan, and if we would only take time to think a moment we would see that everything Satan says is founded upon a falsehood. He is the father of lies. Even his fears are falsehoods and his terrors ought to serve as encouragements. When Satan tells you, therefore, that some ill is going to come, you may quietly look in his face and tell him he is a liar. Instead of ill, goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life. And then turn to your blessed Lord and say, What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee (Psalm 56:3). Every fear is distrust, and trust is the remedy for fear.

A. B. Simpson
waiting for fireworks.
I cannot remember the last 4th of July where it was cold!
Abby got the best seat in the house
John teaching Abby to shoot a firework
Logan's turn
John and Percy....loving the fireworks.
I'm pretty sure all four of these boxes were thrown by Percy and John at my bare feet!
Little man
Picking flowers
My girl
Happy 4th.
(can you tell she doesn't feel well)


Abby made me dinner, she even put a vase with flowers on the table.
I am loved.
I am blessed.