Thursday, July 9, 2015



 verb \ˈgrō\
: to become larger : to increase in size, amount, etc.
: to become better or improved in some way : to become more developed, mature, etc.
: to become larger and change from being a child to being an adult as time passes : to pass from childhood to adulthood

i could not pass by the above scene without taking a pic and a blog running through my mind...which is rare these days as i'm sure you have noticed.  we have been growing around here lately...

sweet pea has passed the year old mark!  wow!  she is full of giggles, mischief and such a blessing to our family.  she is growing by leaps and bounds in all ways possible.  sweet pea eats like no man's business too.

scout is a tween...sigh.  she is wearing my size in shoes.  seriously...i woke up one morning and she could wear them...i'm like...what happened?!  answer: she grew.

boo is ten. she is maturing quickly as are all the children.  i remember having to rock her so she would take a daily nap.  she's grown way too big for that.

trooper just turned eight.  a big age for a boy.  he is such a helper and hard worker.  our prayer for him is that he grows in wisdom and stature.

as for us adults, we have been growing too...the Lord has been cultivating in us everything healthy...habits, outlooks, discipline and totally getting rid of everything that doesn't need to be in us.

in fact, that's what i thought of when i saw the wheel barrow..." much longer will we be hauling junk away from me?"  {it's a metaphor, you know.}  really!  how much can one person grow, change and be molded by the Lord and still live?!?!  well, we're still alive and by all accounts hopefully we aren't the same people we were a year ago.

we are officially in the ministry and we're still figuring that out as we go.  let's just say it didn't come packaged like a box of glazed doughnuts all nice and neat.  no, that would be too easy.  {usually if it's too easy, it's not for me!}

it came packaged like...well, similar to a box of something you weren't sure you wanted to open.  you knew if you did you would never ever regret it but still your flesh was hesitant...those dozen doughnuts on the other table smell soooo good.  and they are in order and you know what to expect from them.  

so we did it!!  we walked away from the doughnuts and chose the high road, the challenging albeit ever so rewarding and blessed way!  we've listened, obeyed and listened some more.  i wish i could tell you more but all in due time.  we're so happy to be in His will and in His time.  

is life {always} easy?

let's just say we best keep the wheel barrow around for a bit longer {like forever!?} because i still have some "things" to haul off!  

oh yes, and the smile sign in the picture...we've been learning to smile as we grow...which is a lot better than a grimace...just ask mountain man.


  1. Aw I know one thing, I've sure have miss you on this blog. Yes we grow and grow in the Lord. When we think we can't grow any more...we find there is yet more growing we need to do. But when we allow the Lord to take this and that out of our hearts...we will look back one day, with a smile and think ~I have came a mighty long ways.
    Wow your children are growing up so quickly. It is hard to believe it has been over a year since sweet pea was born. I am so happy that you all said yes
    to the ministry... The harvest is ready! Thank you for answering the Called. Blessing Teresa

  2. I've missed your blogging too! I'm so glad to see that you are back...hopefully for good! I love this post! I'm so glad to know that things are going well and that you all are growing. I can't wait to find out more about your ministry.


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