Sunday, December 27, 2009

You Never Let Go

Our loving and faithful God will never let go of us or abandon us no matter what we are going through... I love the lyrics from Matt Redman's song - You Never Let Go...

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know You are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth


Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

You can listen to the song here.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Let Your Hair Down

Definition of phrase: "Let your hair down"
Relax; Behave in a free or uninhibited manner.

Ever since my daughter was about 1 1/2 years old.. she would insist that I leave my hair down (instead of putting it up in a pony tail). Every time she saw me putting my hair up.. or whenever I would get her up in the morning or from her naps (and I had my hair up) she would say, "put your hair down!" My daughter is 3 years old now and she still says, "Mommy, keep your hair down"... and asks me for permission to take my hair rubber band out (or whatever is holding my hair up).

At first, it was frustrating.. and like before, there are times when I just tell her "NO, I need to keep my hair up." But then, I realized what a good reminder (especially for a busy mom) to remember to relax and enjoy... enjoy whatever I am doing and not be inhibited by or uptight about the small things in life. God has a sense of humor... He uses many things (including my daughter) to constantly teach me this lesson... and for this, I am grateful that my daughter nags me about "letting my hair down".

Monday, December 14, 2009


"One of the greatest ministries a wife can have in her husband's life is the ministry of encouragement through admiration.
Not flattery, but
sincere praise."

-Carole Mayhall

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Recently, my daughter heard the song "Amazed" by Lincoln Brewster and loved it! (You can listen to the whole song here). We started singing it together with hand motions during the bridge section... and now my one year old even joins in. Kids love to sing and dance to music... why not dance to a song that speaks of God's amazing love for us!

Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
And how You love me

How deep (arms up and down)
How wide (arms wide open)
How great is Your love for me
(arms reaching up)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Great Invention

One day, as I was mumbling to my mother-in-law how time consuming it was to clean my stainless steel pans and pots and she gave me this plastic "multi-scraper".
If you are like me and spend (what seems like) most of the day standing next to the kitchen sink washing dishes.. you will want this. And for 99 cents each.. you need to order several and share the joy with some of your mommy friends. Not only has this scraper made cleaning pots and pans less of a headache, I've used it to scrape food off of tables and counters, (my husband has even used it to scrape wax off of his surfboard), I even use it to clean the mouth pieces of sippy cups with the tip of the scraper.

Such a simple product..with a brilliant design that makes life so much easier. Thank you plastic scraper!!