Monthly Archives: August 2011

Day 52 of 72 : call me crazy

call me crazy but I think there is a prophet speaking to me and oh how I pray I am like the kings that listened.  Here is what is being said.  Now mind you..I was praying to God to help me find a name for my little store- booth and I sat down at the computer and there was an email from my sweet friend Robyn. It couldn’t have been a better message for me. It was about the song of victory being sung before the battle has been fought.  Anyone that has read my blog for long knows I am in a battle..a long ongoing battle right?  Well – in this email was a name and I knew it was the perfect name. For my business that is:)

two things … I knew God was speaking to me through these words AND a name for my business ( more on this next week ) much to share!

So – I sit down to check email and I thought I’d click on new post and see if there were any words to type and nothing so I picked up my devo today and read and guess what it said…you betcha…It was about thanksgiving before the miracle! Songs of victory being sung before the battle and I was like, ” Oh my gosh!  who am I going to tell!  This is way cool!  Well – my friends of course:)  You all!

I’m going to choose to praise Him throughout the day.  I can sense the battle being fought in the unseen world all around us can’t you?  I pray to be on the front lines.  I will choose to keep getting back up until I can’t anymore.  Until there is no breath left in me.  I will get up by His grace and I will praise today. I know the battle is getting ready to intensify for me so I am going to praise, praise and praise some more.

You wanna know something funny? I tried to think of a quick praise and worship song and you know what popped into my head?

Awesome God! Remember that song?  He IS awesome isn’t He?

Will you join with me today? Will you join in the battle?…we’ve already won so all the more reason to praise!  And for those who are sick, soul weary, discouraged and having a hard time trusting today…those of us will trust for you..believe for you..praise for you!

I pray to continue to have ears to hear and eyes to see…ever so slowly they are opening..I am so full and still desire more…more of Him.



It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.

— e.e. cummings

the most precious heart is an orphan warrior..more to come.  See for more of this warrior’s story.  Once your eyes are opened…


Day 51 of 72 : it is in the getting up

If I had one word to describe myself..I’m a survivor. If it weren’t for God I would have laid down along time ago.  That whisper way down deep keeps calling me to get back up.  There’s something more. Something ahead.  Don’t give up.  When we wonder if it is worth it..if it will ever get better..if we are going to make it through the day…

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Praying we hear this.  We all make bad choices.  People have hurt us deep…just don’t give in.  Get up.

It is in the getting up….there is something beautiful ahead and over this hill we are climbing.



Planning on A Crushed Sparrow to be up for Jen’s Soli Del Gloria party next Tuesday…so stay tuned!



Day 50 of 72 : new blog coming & naked juice

good evening girls…as I type the fan is blowing on my feet.  It feels so good with this heat wave we’ve been having.  I am thankful for air conditioning.  truly!   I am feeling like a school girl with a secret lately. I’ve been MIA and I apologize for not being able to visit as much but soon.

I’m working on a new blog.  I’m often torn between posting about everyday life and my love story with God…SO…two blogs.  The House of Belonging will be about our everyday ( messy ) life, projects,decor and being the momma of 5 kiddos and grandmama to 3.

A Crushed Sparrow (more info coming ) will be a blog where I acknowledge my brokenness..being crushed in life and how God has taken ahold of me and through life’s circumstances, my choices and His grace He is moulding my wings to fly once again.  To sing the song that He has given me and in so doing make this a place where you can know someone else understandsA place to be reminded of how much God loves us and it is this love that we need…not the constant judgements we pour on ourselves.   My heart prayer is that in me chronicling my story…in my taking of my mask that others will learn from my mistakes and victories as I seek and pray for Him to revive my heart to serve Him wholeheartedly…

and I would love for you to come along.  Your my friends.  I look forward to sitting with you and hearing your story.  What is really behind the mask that you wear.  This will be my place where I am raw, real and that makes some uncomfortableand that’s ok.  This is me..who I am and I will not be different because it makes some uncomfortable and they just want a feel good post:)  I know there are many other women like me.  We all look different but inside we are much the same.  My heart is to get past that and get to the story of what makes/or made me ME and you YOU.

(these are the 12 girls in Grace & Madi’s teepee…)

SO girls…I miss ya and I will be around soon.  I am opening an Etsy store also.  Stay tuned!  If I’m going to go it alone in the future I gotta start thinking about a job right?:)  I couldn’t do it without any of you. Your prayers have been the wind beneath my wings and I know that one day I will be soaring high…and so will you.

One last thing…sticky and suffocating weather calls me back to drinking Naked Juice…here are my two favs!