Although it’s not quite Thursday, I’m Thankful to be linking again with Marsha for Thankful Thursdays. Even if I don’t get a chance to post it right away, pausing to consider all the Lord had done each week has been a major blessing. I’ve noticed that the worries and burdens of today often seem so urgent and upsetting that it’s easy to lose sight of yesterday’s miracles. He is the same God, yesterday, today and forever. So with this post I’d like to share my thanks for a few answered prayers.
It’s that time of year, :'( …..the time when as the primary custodial parent I must bid my son adieu for the summer visitation with his biological father. I know I’m not the only one losing my baby for the summer, but the normalcy of the situation doesn’t remove my concerns, fears and tears. Continue reading
When I started brainstorming for this post, the prompt “I find joy in….” from Tuesdays @Ten, took me to a lot of deep and good places. I quickly realized if I am ever going to finish in time to actually link up, I’d better switch gears and take the more light hearted approach. Of course the joy of the Lord is my strength and He blesses me with family and motherhood and LIFE! For this today’s post though, I must say that I take joy in the simple victories in life.
It’s the little things that truly spark joy in my heart sometimes, and thankfully God grants us such opportunities everywhere we go. Without further ado, here are 3 examples of tiny random victories that put an extra spring in my step and a smile of my face. 😀 Continue reading
Life is hard. You’re probably thinking, “Ok lady, What else is new?” Although it may not seem like a grand revelation, in many ways I think it is one of the most important. If we aren’t careful, it’s easy to find ourselves in one of two camps…..discouraged because we can’t seem to keep it together or overly confident in our ability to “handle” our circumstances. At the root, both camps roast marsh mellows around an oh-so cozy fire fueled by nothing other than pride itself. If I take a hard look at my own heart, I realize I’ve unrolled my sleeping bag more than I’d like to admit in one of camp or another. So on this Thankful Thursday, I’m praising God for His forgiveness, His grace and His Faithfulness to help me learn to dwell in HIM.
How I have enjoyed linking with Marsha at Thankful Thursdays these past weeks! Initially, as an exhausted, slightly stressed out, new homeschooler with a teething baby, I didn’t know where to begin with my thanks because I felt like such a failure. With a few weeks under my belt of giving God the glory for the little things in my life, I’m still incredibly sleep deprived and drowning in clutter mixed with insecurities….but you know what? I’m still struggling to know what to write, but this time it’s because I’m overwhelmed with gratitude as I see HIS HAND in everything!
Are you looking for a fun way to help your children memorize scripture? Perhaps change of pace in your music selection? Or maybe like me, you ran across Seeds Family Worship on You Tube and want to know if it’s worth purchasing. Today I’ll share with you how we discovered Seeds, why we love their products and how we use them. Plus I’ll direct you to where you can find them yourself (including our first giveaway!). Continue reading to see how Seeds Family Worship can add to your family’s fun memories this summer.
Note: Although Seeds Family Worship has graciously offered to donate their Seeds of Courage DVD (usually about $20 bucks) for my first giveaway, my thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. I did not receive any compensation or otherwise profit from this review, I simply bought a cool product and wanted to share my thoughts.
Woo Hoo! This is our first give away here at Grace Within the Race and I am pleased to officially announce that we are OPEN FOR ENTRIES!!!