What I learned today

Making an image icon is not so hard not impossible!

Thanks to SITS girls helpful Saturday sharefest post. I decided to try my hand at my very own button to represent my new group on the Mom Bloggers Club. It’s about connecting life bloggers with other life bloggers. Now I am not saying a giveaway here or there, a review here or there excludes someone, just that the blog itself should have life content that gives insight to the family or blogger. I was finding it difficult to connect to other bloggers on the Mom Bloggers Club that had the same kind of blog as me. So…I started a group.

I made an image and voila!

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Clicking on the photo will take you to the group page.

My goal is not to have a super successful popular group. It is only to invite others like me to have a place to go if they want. I don’t blog to get sponsors or make a brand. I just blog for JOY. I read blogs for JOY. I just enJOY it. If you do too, then come join us.

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Today is gorgeous outside! I am planning on getting some sunshine. I need a little warmth in my soul. I can’t wait until tomorrow. There is a BIG Easter egg hunt that Grandma Sue is hosting for all the kids after Church. I plan on taking lots of pictures, eating LOTS of chocolate, and just reaping the benefits of children on Easter Sunday. Abundantly joyful with angel lights shining from their precious eyes.

I will remember why Jesus came. He came to destroy hostilities between races, to rescue us, to give us faith, and to show us the worst evil is meant by God for good. Freedom, mercy and love for all. ♥♥♥♥

I will rest my burdens at the foot of the cross. I will bow my head grace filled. My heart softened by his strength. I have hope in my future because of his past. I am forgiven. I am free. I am imperfectly me.

May you be blessed this Easter and always.

A Weekend to Remember: A Daughter’s Gift

A Daughter’s Gift
Author: Robert Sexton


When I imagine
the life you will live,
I think of the pleasure
your presence will give.

I see the joy your smile will light
and the wonders you’ll weave
when your dreams take flight.

I feel the hope
that will grow with your grace,
and the difference you’ll make
to each heart you embrace.

I imagine your life
as I know it will be;
for, my daughter, you’ve given
all this to me.


Deck chairs outside the cafeteria.


Loved how the colors turned out, this is a cute little bird.


We didn’t stay in a cottage but this was the stained glass windows on one of them.

What started as a weekend retreat with the women of my Church, turned into a mother/daughter retreat for Sydney and I. We had precious times together. Lots of talks. I won’t go into the sermon series, but I will say it was about unfading beauty. Beauty that is inside. Beauty that is spiritual. Beauty that is in other things besides outward appearance.

What an incredible message for a teenage girl, yes? Let’s just say our “talks” were because all the main prizes that were handed out – or the big ones I should say – were on laser facial treatment for your wrinkles. Spray tanning, mineral make-up, laser hair removal. You get the idea. Um. Yeah.

So we talked about what unfading beauty REALLY MEANS. I thought the message was pretty loud and clear, but then it got muddled a bit. Luckily for us, we are on the same page. My mom was a beauty queen, but she did not teach me outward beauty. I truly believe beauty shines from the inside. All that outside stuff you do is just pursuing what your inside already knows. You are BEAUTIFUL.

That was our weekend. It was entirely too short, but I treasured it. Happy Monday!