Thursday, March 3, 2016

Accountability - first post from Living on a prayer blog

not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.  - Hebrews 10:25

Recently some amazing ladies from our church decided to get real about how we often neglect to spend real time in God's word each day.  It was refreshing to know that not only do we all struggle with this but to know that we all want to help each other.  This is one of the jobs of the body of Christ, to hold each other accountable.  I'm so thankful for the amazing women God has put in my life.  

So we started an accountability group on facebook.  Several of us are reading the same books in the Bible while others are reading something else.  We are encouraging each other and not judging.  It's a safe environment to share the real struggle of our daily walk with God.  

I'm so excited about this new group and I hope all of us build stronger relationships with God and with each other.  

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Returning to blogging

I'm making my return to blogging.  Here's hoping I stick with it more this time.  How about a family update to start?  We now have 5 children, but only 4 are currently in our home.  Our one daughter is still living in an orphanage in Haiti.  She officially became a part of our family in January but we still need to wait for immigration to approve her travel to the US.  Jacob is growing up so fast.  It's hard to believe he is 10.  Only a few more years until we hit the teenage years.  I'm not sure how I feel about that.  Haley is 7 going on 17.  She is a sweetheart.  Jonas is already 4 and loves preschool.  He's doing great and amazes me every day.  Anna, my baby, is 3.  She's growing up way too fast!  We are finally diaper free in our house, going on a year now of that, and loving it!  Last year we added our puppy Samson a few months after a tough loss when we lost Toby to cancer.

I recently started a new blog that I will share posts from there on here while I'm getting it started and building my reader list.  It's called Living On A Prayer.  I'm hoping to share my thoughts on life as a mom of 5.  I'll share books I love and tips I've learned.  I hope you'll all check it out.  I have also been writing for preemie101.  It's been great to share what I learned having a preemie.  I will share links on here and on my new blog when I have articles featured on their site.

Keep an eye out for my first post on my new blog.  And feel free to send suggestions for things you'd like to see me post about.  I'm always open to suggestions.