Daily Encourgement, Exciting & Fun Creations, Life in General, Quote of the Day

Loving God

Love and Praise God in all you do. In doing so, He will change your heart from the inside out. With a little more love in the world, the world would be a better place.


Daily Encourgement, Life in General, Quote of the Day

Gates to Heaven

There’s natural rock formation along the Missouri River near Helena, Montana where a person can take a riverboat tour. On the tour, the boat passes through a certain part of it that’s aptly named the Gates of the Mountains. Beautiful place, a must see so if you’ve never been, make it point to visit there in your lifetime! Find information here.

Anyway, on the this tour when going through that certain portion of the rock formations, it brought to mind the gates of Heaven. Now, the picture below is mine and nowhere near as beautiful as the Gates of the Mountains photos that you can find on the Internet, but it also reminded me of the scripture that speaks of the gates of Heaven. I hope you enjoy it 🙂


Life in General, Motherhood

Appointment Got Rescheduled!

As most of you know, my daughter  (her story) was diagnosed ( the actual diagnosis) with a heart  (hearing the murmur) defect a little over a month ago. We kicked it into high gear to get her to Mayo in Rochester as soon as possible. From what I’ve been told, it’s nothing serious as of yet (a little later in life the complications would be more detrimental), but as a mother, the thought of one of my children being unhealthy in a way that requires hospitalization and/or surgery just does not sit well with me. I’m sure this is true of most mothers.

Anyway, the appointment scheduled for tomorrow, but upon hearing from Mayo today with some concerns, the appointment got rescheduled for next month.

I. Was. Not. Okay!

What now?


Another whole month of waiting.

And waiting is not my forte!

I am not a patient person especially when it comes to something such as this.

Ah well.

I will be okay. She will be okay.

Over the last month I have been fraught with worry. Between her medical concern, my youngest daughter’s latest injury that resulted in 5 stitches on top of her foot, and the daily goings-on around my house, my mind has been completely engaged 24/7.


No. Such. Thing.

As I said though, she will be okay. I will be okay.

The worry that has been a constant since I found out about her condition, was finally laid to rest last night. During my nightly Bible reading (I am presently reading the Book of Luke), some verses really hit close to home:

Luke 8: 49-50….“While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogues house saying to him, ‘your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.’ But when Jesus heard it, He answered him saying, “do not be afraid, only believe and she will be made well.”

I read that passage a couple of times. The words sank deep into my heart and I felt such a peace come over me. I usually read propped up in bed in the evening which was exactly where I was when I read that passage. As I said, I felt such a peace settle into my heart and I jumped up from my bed, a big smile and tears streaming down my cheeks as I hurried into the dining room where my husband was. I stood there, crying and smiling at the same time as I told him: “She’s going to be okay. Honey, she’s going to be okay.” He looked at me like I was temporarily insane, then he nodded and said, “yes, I know.”

Okay, you first have to understand that we had been in a disagreement earlier in the day and some of the animosity still lingered so the exchange was somewhat awkward, but the peace I felt in my heart remained. I went back to our room to continue my reading and he finished what he was doing on the computer.

Although the appointment got rescheduled, my heart is still at peace. When she does go to her appointment….She Will Be Okay.

In the mean-time, I know that God is with us. With her. Always.



Daily Encourgement, Life in General, Wifehood

Marriage Quotes

I did a boo-boo. I didn’t post Day 2’s quotes until really late last night or super early this morning so Day 2 and Day 3 are going to coincide. Now, that I confessed to that….moving on.

June is a good month, a great month actually. My youngest daughter was born in this month and this is the month I got married oh so many or so few years ago, depending on how you look at it. To newlyweds it might be a long time, but to those that have been married for a couple decades, it’s a short time 🙂

So in honor of our anniversary month and the birthday of my youngest child, my quotes will center on those two things. And since I failed to make a birthday tribute to my smiling, happy little girl, I will honor her with a quote just for her. But, the highest honor here goes to the Lord as He is the reason I have been so blessed.

Quote #1 focuses on the many different ways we can receive grace from God to endure or sustain our lives.

I asked for strength…And God gave me difficulties to make me strong. I asked for wisdom…And God gave me problems to solve. I asked for prosperity…And God gave me a brain and energy to work. I asked for courage…And God gave me danger to overcome. I asked for love…And God gave me troubled people to help. I asked for favors…And God gave me opportunities. I received nothing I wanted, but I received everything I needed. – Unknown

Quote #2 as promised, goes to my husband. I once said that you’d probably hear much about him as he is the part that makes me whole. I will forever be thankful for God’s help in bringing us together. And I want to do whatever I can to help him to be the very best that he can be.

A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. – Proverbs 12:4

Quote #3 is to honor my beautiful, happy, smiling, loving, tow-headed, lively 3 y/o whom fills that space in my heart that only she can fill. Nobody else would suffice in the space reserved just for her. But, that same sentiment applies to all 8 of my children. She, as with each of her siblings, has taught me many things about being a mother. I am grateful for each of them.

Her Smile makes me smile. Her laugh is infectious. Her heart is pure and true. Above all, I love that she is my daughter. – Unknown

And that’s a wrap for the 3 day 3 a day quote challenge. As always, I hope the words have encouraged someone. My words (or borrowed quotes in these 3 days) were meant to focus on the goodness I have been blessed with, and I am confident that it helped others as well. In my heart, I know that we can’t ever hear (or read as the case may be) too much encouragement. Remembering to pull together, to reach out to others to help lift them up is the best way to create a world of kindness and love.

In my final words for this challenge, I’d like to nominate:

The Great Life of Wife

The Grizzle Grist Mill

Lovely Little Lives

And once more, many thanks to Good, Beautiful and True for the nomination to challenge. I really did enjoy it. Searching for the perfect quotes was very inspiring and rewarding. There so much to life, to God that gets skipped, ignored, or forgotten. It’s refreshing to recognize the goodness that surrounds us.

Don’t worry my nominees, if you don’t want to take part in this challenge, don’t fret. It’s not required, but it is highly encouraged.

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday afternoon. Thanks for stopping by 🙂