Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm A Blog Slacker

I'll admit it.  I am a total blog slacker.

Has it really been nearly two weeks since I've written anything?  Life moves so fast, doesn't it?  Days turn into weeks before you know it.  Time just gets away from us somehow.

How have you guys been?  

We have been super busy here.  Our local Farmer's Market opened two weekends ago and I have been one very happy girl!  Check out this tote bag that I got on the first weekend.  Quite handy for packing around all of my awesome Farmer's Market finds.

We bought some fresh pork last weekend, which was pretty tasty.  And also, some local strawberries, local raw honey and a few other goodies.  I love buying local.  It's a great way to not only support your community, but to know where your food is coming from and how it was grown or raised.

We were in revival at my church this past week.  It was such a blessing.  I feel renewed and refreshed.  God is so good, yes?

Other than that, Hubby and I have just been working a little bit around the house and in the yard.  I am hoping to get some flowers planted soon.  I just love the spring season!

And, last, a few pictures for you.  Peace out, friends.

Hubby cleaning out a flower bed for me.  He's too sweet!

I heart purple flowers.  *sigh*

Sweet Jasper, watching us work in the yard.  Ignore that big ole dirty spot on the window where he rubs his nose.  I really need to clean that before I take pictures.  Eek!

Fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade.  Delicious!

Me and my man.  Love him!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I am so blessed.

Hubby and I had a wonderful Easter weekend!  We spent time with the fam, coloring eggs, hunting eggs, eating, and most importantly, praising a risen Savior!

Hope you all had a fabulous celebration, too!  Now for some pictures from our weekend.

Miss M, contemplating what to write on her Easter egg

He is Risen - this is the reason we celebrate!

Best buds - M and Uncle A

Preparing to hunt!  They sure do look excited, don't they?

Miss M

Lil Man

E found one! Or two!  Or thirty!

Sweet Pea, relaxin' at Mamaw and Papaw's after church

We love our sweet nieces and nephews

Blessings to you this week!  May it be filled with His joy and love.

Friday, April 6, 2012

He Is Risen

Today is Good Friday.  It is the day that commemorates the crucifixion of Christ and His death on Calvary.  Praise the Lord, the story doesn't end there.  The Bible tells us that on the third day, He rose and defeated death!  The tomb is empty, friends!

My Savior Lives!

As I write this,  I am listening to "Glorious Day" by Casting Crowns.  If you've never heard it, please take a minute to listen here.  The words to this song touch my heart.

Living He loved me...
Dying He saved me...
And buried He carried my sins far away.
Rising He justified freely forever...
One day He's coming...
Oh, glorious day.

I can not comprehend that kind of love.  

The kind of love that would cause a Father to send His Son to die so that I could live.

The kind of love that would cause the Son to freely and willingly give up His life to pay a price that I couldn't pay.

The kind of love that sees my sin, my failures, my brokenness, and yet still wants me for His own.

I can't comprehend that kind of love.

How can the Creator of the universe love me that much?  

The One who hung the stars in the sky and makes the sun shine during the day?

The One who can calm a raging sea,  who spins the planets in orbit, who took on MY sin so that I could have eternal life with Him?

How could a God so powerful and mighty love me so much?  

It's because of grace, my friends.  God's grace is possible thru the blood that Jesus shed for us.

It's unmerited mercy; a gift from God of salvation.  

Praise God for His precious gift!  This Easter season, don't forget His love.  And His mercy.  And His grace.

May you have a blessed celebration of His victory over death!