Monday, June 23, 2014


I am all about some plans. I love making plans to hang with friends. I love making plans for big events. I love drawing house plans. I just love to plan. It's exciting to me. It means that something fun and great is coming up....whether it be a party or a fantastic home design for a family to enjoy.

When I was in college the first time (a FEW years ago) I had a secret sister that would leave me scriptures under my door. One day she left this:

It's about plans. It then became my favorite verse because it tells me that God has a plan for me, a good plan. This little piece of paper has been in my Bible since 1994 and it is the scripture that I cling too.

The reason I know that God has a plan for me is not only because His word says it but also because of how I got here on earth. You see my mom and dad had two kids, Robert Jr. (Robin) and Suzanne. No more kids were in their plan. But Robin died when he was nine years old and my parents decided to have another child. They said God took one child away and He would give them another. Well, He did and that child was me. If Robin had not of died, I may not have been.

The past year has been rough. Phil left his job to follow God's plan, although we were uncertain what that plan was and still do not know it fully. Not having the complete plan is hard for me...really hard. Having to trust God fully for absolutely everything is hard and that is why I cling to Jeremiah 29:11 now more than ever. Who new that back in 1994 when my secret sister put this verse under my dorm room door that it would become my life verse. It gives me hope.

Because of this promise from my Heavenly Father, I have hope knowing that God does have a plan and that I can always have hope knowing that God's plan is to prosper me and not to harm me. His plan gives me hope and a future. I am excited about His plan for me and my family!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day

Father's Day is Sunday and I am so grateful for my earthly Father. He is my hero. 

My Hero

My hero is the quiet type,
No marching bands, no media hype,
But through my eyes it's plain to see,
A hero, God has sent to me.

With gentle strength and quiet pride,
All self-concern is set aside,
To reach out to his fellow man,
And be there with a helping hand.

Heroes are a rarity,
A blessing to humanity.
With all they give and all they do,
I'll bet the thing you never knew,
My hero has always been you.


Here is a little guide to help with some Father's Day gift ideas.

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