Anna thrives on serving others, has an incredible heart to please, and is driven by her love for Jesus. She’s energetic. She’s an encourager. Just like Mary, she has a passion for helping the unborn, and she loves children.
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Happy Birthday, Anna!
We love you!
“Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalm 32:7-8
As I was doing back exercises early this morning, looking forward to Bible time coming up next, I was overwhelmed with gratitude to my husband. He is the one who encouraged our family years ago to make personal Bible time part of our daily habits and family Bible time as well. I can hardly fathom the impact that has made on my life and the lives of my children.
Steve has been a disciplined man who will choose to go to bed at night so he can get up early enough in the morning to have time in the Word and exercise before starting work. His discipline allowed me to be disciplined with those areas and homeschooling. Helping moms with their scheduling, I have discovered that is not something to take for granted. Many husbands live undisciplined lives, which has negative results in their families.
Dads (and young men), may I encourage you to begin this important habit if you haven’t already. Daily time in God’s Word is critical. Steve didn’t grow up in a Christian home or see this modeled, yet he’s embraced this in our home, and that impact is being seen on the next generation.
Trusting in Jesus,
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD:
and he delighteth in his way. “ (Psalm 37:23)
Over the past several years, my two nieces have worked alongside me on Sundays making tortillas. Abby portions the dough out, and then Bethany forms them into balls. As you moms know, having younger ones apprentice with you takes more time than doing it yourself. But with patience, they learn and can accomplish the task themselves.
I saw this in practice on Sunday. I asked the girls if they wanted to make (as in roll!) the tortillas. They did! They rolled big, beautiful tortillas, and I cooked them. I knew they could, as they’ve rolled before, but it was exciting to see fruit of our work as they didover half of the batch.
So, sweet mommies, take heart. And keep working with your littles!
“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.” Proverbs 21:5
Seven years ago today, my second oldest brother, Christopher, vowed before God and man to take Anna Marie as his wife.
We love to see their desire to raise a godly family for Jesus, and wow, is their little family growing! When Baby #5 comes early next year, they’ll have 5 children, 5 and under. “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22).
Recently, they had the opportunity to be back at the same place they got married. They left those steps as a newly married couple, and now they are a family of seven.
We love you all! Please leave them a comment below as an encouragement on this special day.
Sarah for all the rest
“… and a prudent wife is from the Lord.” Proverbs 19:14
We’re excited to share the news: John bought his own house debt-free this summer! After over a year of looking, searching, and praying, this one suddenly appeared. Wow! All the pieces came together, and John purchased it. It was an exciting day for sure.
John invited the family over for a time of blessing and prayer. We enjoyed exploring the house and getting a tour as well! It was fun to see the littles looking at Uncle John’s house.
The condition of the house overall was quite good. But still a lot of work to be done! Projects make for awesome family times. John has been diligent to get materials for his house in very creative + thrifty ways. We’ll share more on that later.
“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.” Proverbs 14:27
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