December 31, 2013

New Year Dawning....

Goodbye, 2013. 

I have mixed feelings about this. Goodbye sounds nice because I know I won't have to relive painful times. Goodbye sounds bad because I will never be able to go back and change anything that happened and live in that time again. Sure, life wan't perfect but going from being able to give back and contribute to feeling like I've joined the rat race is not a pleasant sensation. 

How to survive is the game. 

And, it breaks my heart. 


You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble 
and surround me with songs of deliverance.

December 16, 2013

Flowers in December

Yes, I live on another planet! 
Flowers in December?? 

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all the oppressed.
Psalm 103:6

December 13, 2013

Psalm 34

I will bless the Lord at all times; 
  his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 
My soul makes its boast in the Lord; 
  let the humble hear and be glad. 
Oh, magnify the Lord with me, 
  and let us exalt his name together!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me 
  and delivered me from all my fears. 
Those who look to him are radiant, 
  and their faces shall never be ashamed. 
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him 
  and saved him out of all his troubles. 

The angel of the Lord encamps 
  around those who fear him, and delivers them. 
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! 
  Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! 
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, 
  for those who fear him have no lack! 

The young lions suffer want and hunger; 
  but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. 
Come, O children, listen to me; 
  I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 
What man is there who desires life 
  and loves many days, that he may see good? 

Keep your tongue from evil 
  and your lips from speaking deceit. 
Turn away from evil and do good; 
  seek peace and pursue it. 
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous 
  and his ears toward their cry. 

The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, 
  to cut off the memory of them from the earth. 
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears 
  and delivers them out of all their troubles. 
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted 
  and saves the crushed in spirit. 

December 11, 2013

Big Sister

Joanna is getting so BIG and grown up. She's learning how to say please, and can say several other words words like up, happy, mommy, daddy, knee, and out. She brought me some fuzz off her stuffed butterfly and said "puhpuh" (this means purple) and it was purple. Totally shocked me by knowing what sound "M" makes. She's actually listening to me! :)

Like, how did all this growing up happen? Did I blink or something?

Feeling Hollis Baby #2 a lot recently having fun inside flailing and stretching those arms and legs. So precious.
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