1. Just a little evidence of how God cares about even the smallest things in our lives:
I hadn't felt Harper move in the last day or so and I started really stressing so I sat here and prayed "Please God, let me feel her move. And let her kick me HARD so I know for sure she is okay". I mean not 5 minutes later - the girl was kung fu fighting.
In the midst of her JABBING me - I had to just look up and say "Thank you God" - He really does care about every little detail of our lives.
2. I wanted to share something I got out of my very first video of "Stepping Up" because it really is good. Stepping up is based on the Psalms of Ascent - Psalms 120-134 and these are all about pilgrimages. Bethie (I call her Bethie because (go ahead and admit it) - just like the rest of you - I so like to think of her as my BFF because we both love Jesus and big hair (in that order) shared Psalms 84:5-7 that says "Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion."
In that verse - Blessed in the Hebrew literally means Happy. She said as Christians we talk about having joy - not being happy. But she went on to share that we would all be a lot happier if we realized we are all on a pilgrimage. Wherever you are - whatever circumstance you are in - you are not STUCK there! You are just passing through. God has you on that journey but it is not the end. Isn't that freeing? Doesn't that make you happy today?
3. One of my favorite people, Micaela, started a blog and she wrote a great post that I think all of you mothers or hopeful mothers will appreciate. Micaela is eight years younger than me and has always been like a little sister. But I hope when I grow up - I'm as good a mother and as Godly a mother as she is.