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“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

“He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.” Psalm 147:8 (NIV) 

This has been a very dry, very hot summer. Little rain in sight. Today is a beautiful day… thunderstorms and a high of 93… not 100! Wow! Who would have seen this coming? It might sound a little cliché to say that God saw it coming, but He did! He knew that we had to have a break from the dreaded heat and desperately needed the rain. So… He provided! It really doesn’t matter what it is that we need, He knows and He provides! It really is as simple as that, yet I know I don’t always remember. It is so easy for me to try to carry things on my own and not wait for Him. This is exactly how God did not intend for it to be. He is the only one who not only knows what I need but knows it better than I do… and He can provide it as well. As moms we know the needs of our children better than they do and so we care for them. It’s the same thing with God. My son never has to worry about his needs, they will always be met, just as we do not need to worry either… our needs will always be met! Today as it rains, I am thankful for His constant ability to provide for me!

“Children reinvent your world for you.” Susan Sarandon

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Growing up I was never good at having patience. I also never thought that it was very important either. I believe that learning to be patient can come in several different ways. For me, being a mom has been the best opportunity for me to learn this, and not only that but it has been a joyful way to learn too. At the beginning you have to learn this skill because you are running on little sleep. With out patience the combination of little sleep can make it easy to be short with your spouse. And that of course was a little challenging. But, as Eli has gotten older it’s amazing how something like wanting and waiting for him to crawl is teaching me patience all over again. He is so interested, he gets on all fours and rocks back and forth. He will scoot backwards or roll every where but will not go forward. I get so excited when I see him rocking back and forth thinking this will be the day. There are actually a number of videos with him doing nothing on my phone because I thought he was about to crawl! No matter how badly I want him to crawl it will only happen when he is ready and I can’t change that fact. So what can I do in the mean time while I wait for his crawling adventures to start… have patience, and keep that camera rolling!

 

“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” E.M. Forster

We all have passions. We may have more than one, but all of them are unique to us. We do not have to share the same passion as the next person. Because we all have different interests it makes our ability to make change in the world all the greater because every one has certain things they truly are passionate about and are willing to share that with others. There are many things I am passionate about… God, my family, being a mom, living a more green and healthy lifestyle, writing as well as other things. Today I wanted to share with you the top 10 things that I have done about my passion for living a green and healthy lifestyle. When you are passionate about something you can’t just sit back and do nothing, it always inspires change in you. Maybe my passion might spark an interest in one of you…

Top 10 Green/Healthy Changes I have made

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  1. Cloth Diapers
  2. Making my own cleaning supplies
  3. Avoiding hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup
  4. The seldom times I use plastic I makes sure its BPA free
  5. Line drying my clothes and diapers
  6. Green and biodegradable laundry detergent
  7. All natural bath soaps
  8. All natural wash out bar soap for stains on clothes
  9. More home made foods and desserts
  10. Homemade baby food

There are many reasons why I have made these changes. Most of the reasons I have are because of the chemicals in the commercial products and what they do to our bodies. I understand not everyone shares in my passion for this, but that is all in what makes us unique. All I want to do is share something I am passionate about and hope to inspire some of you. What are you passionate about and how has it inspired you to change?

 

 

“Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.” Psalm 47:6 (NIV)

When I am looking for worship song music videos I absolutely love when I find ones like this. When the band is playing in a concert and everyone is singing and worshiping along with them it is just beautiful. It doesn’t matter if you’re not as good of a singer as the band, when everyone is all worshiping together its a beautiful glimpse of heaven. Every voice comes together with joy and sings to God and He is given all the glory!

Marvelous Light by Charlie Hall

 

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Verse 1
I once was fatherless,
a stranger with no hope;
Your kindness wakened me,
Awakened me, from my sleep

Verse 2
Your love it beckons deeply,
a call to come and die.
By grace now I will come
And take this life, take your life.

Pre-chorus
Sin has lost it’s power,
death has lost it’s sting.
From the grave you’ve risen
VICTORIOUSLY!

Chorus
Into marvelous light I’m running,
Out of darkness, out of shame.
By the cross you are the truth,
You are the life, you are the way

Verse 3
My dead heart now is beating,
My deepest stains now clean.
Your breath fills up my lungs.
Now I’m free. now I’m free!

Bridge
Lift my hands and spin around,
See the light that i have found.
Oh the marvelous light
Marvelous light

Lift my hands and spin
See the light within…


“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2 (NIV)

The Sound of Melodies by Leeland easily became my husband and I’s favorite worship song a few years ago after we got their CD. We had the CD on constant repeat for weeks, probably longer. There is something about this song in particular, it fills me with complete joy! I love how it talks about the melody rising up to God. I am absolutely not a singer, yet God still loves to hear the sound of my voice rising up to Him, how amazing that is! I love the last verse where it talks about His love filling us, His love is truly amazing!

Sound of Melodies by Leeland

We who were called to be Your people
Struggling sinners and thieves
We’re lifted up from the ashes
And out came the song of the redeemed
The song of the redeemed
The song of the redeemed

Can you hear the sound of melodies
Oh, the sound of melodies
Rising up to You
Rising up to You, God
The sound of melodies
Oh, the sound of melodies
Rising up to You
Rising up to You, God

We have caught a revelation
That nothing can separate us from
The love we received through salvation
It fills your daughters and your sons
Your daughters and your sons

The sound of Your love
The sound of Your love
Is what You’re hearing
The sound of Your sons
The sound of Your sons
You’ve won Your children
The sound of Your love
The sound of Your love
Is what You’re hearing
Your daughters in love
Your daughters in love
You’ve won your children

The sound of melodies
Oh, the sound of melodies
Rising up to You
Rising up to You, God