FOTD

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Six Word Saturday

“Look at me! I’m so pretty!”

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Back and Forth

I have plans. I have thoughts and ideas and goals. And then I question every single one of them. Are they my plans or God’s plans? Is the unknown map I am piecing together silently in my head even doable? Let’s be more forthcoming. Am I strong enough to follow it? Can I persevere through the human side of loneliness? Is this what is best?

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Kammie’s Oddball Challenge

Last night was wacky Wednesday for VBS. I’d say she nailed it!
Some of the things I come across when I’m not looking…
I’m wondering if these are only in the Texas Walmart’s
I was trying to entice the squirrels with fresh fruit. They didn’t care.
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FOTD

Finally! Our first Morning Glory on the fence this season!

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Wordless Wednesday

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The Weekly Smile

I honestly don’t remember the last dump I filled y’all in on. So my apologies if I repeat myself.

My graduate started his HVAC internship! 4 days a week, 10 hour days. He has to get up at 4:45am, and so far he’s not skipped a beat!! He doesn’t tell me much unless I push him, but he seems happy. I’m very proud of him.

My middle son has once again stepping into the culinary kitchen of home. He made the above recipe based on an anime concoction and it turned out wonderful! He had a great review! (I posted the pic and description for him)

My youngest cut her hair! As you can tell, she loves it!! She prefers not to brush it under, and so far hasn’t complained about having to wash it lol.

The picture isn’t great, but this is Max and I this past Wednesday morning. My sweet baby passed away sometime Friday/Saturday night curled up in his little house. My heart is broken. I just rehomed Kermit because my schedule was making it impossible for me to leave and get his crickets. His new mama graciously sends me pictures and updates. I miss him terribly too. Being a grown up just sucks sometimes. I am thankful I had my moment with Max and I get pics of Kermit.

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Silent Sunday

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Photo A Week Challenge-Layers

I know flowers are a beautiful show of layers. But the layers of these rocks amaze me. This is a small piece in The Holy City from the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. These were shelters. And they still stand, respectively.

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Still Learning

All year off and on, my daughter was coming home from school upset because someone was making fun of her again. I’ve never seen such a mean group of kids. And at 8 I’m already working harder on modesty than I imagined.

So a beautiful friend suggested this devotional set. I really am enjoying it. It takes the world’s views and expectations and easily shows the scriptures that prove them wrong. It’s affirmation for her that I’m not just mom saying God made her perfectly, etc. It is simple for her to understand and learn that every piece of her was created by God with a purpose.

Here’s the challenge I’m finding myself in. As I write this, I realize the conflict is really the Holy Spirit working in me. As I sit there, working to make sure she knows her worth and value, I’m challenged by the fact that I struggle with these things myself. Now I make sure not to say them out loud as that would discourage and confuse her.

But I mean how hypocritical can you get? I know these things it talks about. I know whose opinion matters. But I must not fully believe them if I’m in the same battle I’m working to keep my girl out of. I really don’t know how to put it into words; because they’re more an overwhelming sense of emotions and turmoil. (Empath extra)

So I am reserving myself to the fact that she and I will both learn from this study. That we will both be stronger and closer to the one who made us as he wants us.

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