Tuesday, August 30, 2011


The first day of school is here! School got pushed back a week because our school changed building locations. Most moms were excited about getting another week of summer but to me it was just delaying the inevitable...but in the grand scheme of things what's one week:)

So here they are all cute and dressed up for school...

We are so excited for Caleb to have Mrs.Howard for his teacher this year since we have known her for over 10 years. When we first joined Watermark, she and her husband were our community group leaders. How fun is that?:)

Hi Christopher!

Going to chapel...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

He's not finished with me yet...

You know how some songs were meant just for you? That's how I feel about Brandon Heath's "Wait and See". The lyrics resignate deep...

"I've been trouble since the day that I got here
Trouble till the day that I disappear
That'll be the day that I finally get it right.

There is hope for me yet
Because God won't forget
All the plans He's made for me
I have to wait and see
He's not finished with me yet

I never really was that good in school
I talked too much, broke the rules
Teachers thought I was a hopeless fool alright

I don't know how but I made it through
It's one of those things that you gotta do
But I always had a knack for tellin the truth

There is hope for me yet
Because God won't forget
All the plans He's made for me
I have to wait and see
He's not finished with me yet"

How thankful I am that God has been showing me how to find my security in Him instead of who I was or who I wasn't. No I wasn't good in school. Yes I broke the rules. Yes many thought I was a hopeless fool. It drove a deep insecurity in me while at the same time drove deep pride in me in what I was good at. But God in his grace has been walking with me and showing me where my identity lies. In Him. Not in what I have or don't have. Who I am or who I'm not. It's a daily battle as I catch myself at times caring too much about what someone else thinks. The song above is a gentle reminder to me of how God sees me...dearly loved and cared for. And as I look back on who I've been I'm reminded of His grace. Thankful that He's not finished with me yet.

"He reached down from heaven and rescued me; He drew me out of deep waters....He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me." 2 Samuel 22: 17 and 20

"For His unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth." Psalm 103:8

"There is noone like the God of Israel. He rides across the heavens to help you, across the skies in majestic splendor. The eternal God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are under you." Deut 33:26-27

"...you are precious to me. You are honored and I love you." Isaiah 43:3