Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sparkly Green Earrings

Hi beautiful....

I'm telling you again... Melanie Shankle, author of Sparkly Green Earrings, and co-anchor of the podcast, Big Boo Cast, will be in TYLER! Go here to register!

I've already told her we are excited that she is coming when I comment on her post today. Yes, I was trying to win a free book too.

Anyway, I hope you can make it. More than that I hope that you are having a great summer. I hope that you have a beautiful tan and that you have laughed until you cried at some point.

I hope to see you again soon.

Joyfully yours,

PS: This is from our trip to the beach. I hate to be the one to make a tall joke...but could the be any taller?! Ha. Isn't it sweet that he got on the horse behind sister...after he was instructed to do so by Ms. bossy pants!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Self Portrait Self Esteem


Crazy has been talking to me. It's because I've had too much time to myself (yes I'm bragging)! As I stand over the stove sweating so that I can feed my beautiful children (ha ha, hamburger helper-still sweaty-still counts!), I thought about sending a self portrait to a friend and showing how I took the opposite of her advice and cut my hair off again. So, I stood (sweaty) in my kitchen, grabbed my phone, (sucked do it too), and snapped a photo with my phone.

LET THE JUDGING BEGIN! Oh my! I noticed some discoloration on my "good" side that I don't recall. My earring was all wonker-jawed. (Real word!) and the dining room chair looked like it was a kick stand for my head. I did not send this picture to my friend. Instead, it was deleted immediately and Crazy started judging my sweaty, wonker-jawed, kickstand self. She's mean y'all.

This led me to (please note, all within a span of about 3 minutes) think about the lovelies that self portrait regularly on the devil's medium (Facebook). How impressive that their self esteem is high enough (even if for only a minute) to take that pic, review it, and share with the world. I am not there. I am working on being there in sprit but God and friends HELP me if it becomes a regular thing you see! Judge me to my face immediately!

I listened to a webcast for Women of a faith today about insecurity. I just love it when God meets me right where I am.

(Hold on-burning the hamburger helper....say a little prayer for my children!)

And I just remembered that I have something in the oven un-timed! And yes, I took time to type that instead of checking on it.....

Ha! its not burnt! i mean, either way, no one is gonna eat it but my efforts get a check!

I had an ugly joke here, but I deleted it iN case my mom reads this. But here is a good reason to not cook....sweaty, splotchy, wonker-jawed, cream covered mess!

Back to the Jesus stuff.... I want to repeat this phrase when Crazy starts talking too loud to you (from Lysa Terkeurst author of Unglued):

I am a daughter of the King, therefore (NOT buts allowed!).... And if you are at a loss for what to say because Crazy is so dang loud, use this....

I am a daughter of the asking, therefore (Romans 8:28) I know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God.

I am a a daughter of the King, therefore (Romans 8:31) if a God is for me, who can be against me?

I am a daughter of the King, therefore (Romans 8:37) overwhelming victory is MINE through Christ who loves me.

I am a daughter of the King, therefore (Romans 8:39) nothing in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God.

Here's mine: I am a daughter of the King therefore (Psalms 139:14) I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Here's proof:

It took me about 50 times to get the camera to snap from that angle....the iPad was totally rejecting the awesome cleavage that this angle allows....

I've missed your laughter and story telling. I hope summer has been good for at least getting a tan on our thigh biscuits. Put your smile on....

Joyfully full of it,

Here's the cut:

Yes I took two.. Don't judge, I already got that covered. ;)