Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer of 2015

Our summer was wonderful. One of the best I can remember. We volunteered at two camps. Our church's kids camp called SUMMERGIZE and our church's DNOW called THE WKEND kids went to THE WKEND and I helped.  We also had a great time at Backyard Bible Club.  Lots of memories made.
                All the helpers~ Orange Team
              Lysa's small group.  Gracie helped.
                           We went to a local swimming/zip lining place.  Wyatt & Wyn


 Lysa and the boys (and their friends) had a great time at THE WKEND.

 Happy Birthday, America!
 Love our crystal clear pool and banana trees!

 we went to the atlantic coast with our lifelong friends .... just for the day! Of course Chic fil A afterwards!
 Such fun at Backyard Bible Club! It is always so much fun being this these kids.

 We made a trip to Splash in the Boro.  The guys stayed on the Flo Rider the whole day!

Lots more to share.... about our Summer of 2015.  Part 2 soon.  How was/is your summer. We have started back to school this week so lots of changes. We were sad to see summer go... but they are excited for fall.  PLUS, our grandson arrives in the fall/Oct!

Grace~ Teena

Thursday, July 02, 2015

God of Mercy.... Sweet Love of Mine.

These Hallelujahs be Multiplied.....

Your love will... surely come find us.....

This song speaks to my heart.

Hope you are enjoying your summer! It is already JULY!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Keeping it Real.... Thank you, Jesus!

Last few days I have been struggling.  Just going to be real here.....   it took me a bit to put my
 finger on it.....   was texting a lifelong friend ...asking her to pray for me.

I know what to do when I get into a funk.   Even if I do not want to....

I get into the word more.
listen to worship.
pull out devotionals that speak to my heart

I count my gifts.
Listing them in my gratitude journal ....

the sunshine
my secret garden
crystal clear pool
His mercy
hugs from my boys
a day at home
library books
reading to the kids

just the simple things......    

I know this.... I have known this.....    but the enemy wants to destroy ...  and I truly believe he does that by attacking the mothers....

One devotion that is always my go to....

One Thousand Gifts DEVOTIONAL by Ann Voskamp

"when you know you're Hagar and you finally come to the end of yourself and all the water in your canteen is goneand you know you and your son are going to die if you don't get some JOY to the lips and down the parched throat- and now; when you can no longer stand to see those you love die all around you from your emptiness, pray with the eyes wide open and prayer becomes revelation. Eyes change and what we see changes in them. You have to want to see the well before you can drink from it. You have to want to see JOY, God in the moment." 

Is that amazing or what?

Then this afternoon I was reading over at Ann's place.  This caught my eye.... "When Family Breaks your Heart."   I clicked on it.   It is long..  but so worth it!  Please take a few minutes and read this post.  Especially if you are a mother!

God always meets us where we are at.....  I am so thankful for that....    it may seem too simple but it has changed my life. Giving thanks always brings JOY.  

Thank you, Jesus.

Grace~  Teena

Friday, June 05, 2015


It's been a while .... We are enjoying our summer break. 

Last month we went to Destin. It is my favorite place. We stay at a military campground on the bay and go over to the beach every day. It is inexpensive for us. We stay in a cabin that sleeps 7. Mike & Amber were able to come.

My computer crashed. So I am blogging from my phone. Not an easy task.

We are looking forward to our summer! What do you have planned this summer?