Thursday, September 6, 2012

Redeemed

It's been a (very) long while since I've blogged!  The Narcomey Squad has been keeping busy with summer happenings, friends and family for sure.  Honestly, for a while, I wasn't very motivated to blog.  I never want to write for the wrong reasons (like watching that little Followers number on the sidebar) or put blogging before God or my family.  God has been challenging me with how I use my time and I come away thankful for it and the opportunities that I do have.  My character is being refined daily and the joys that I have as a wife and mommy are being refreshed.
Some good ol' summer happening recaps...

Corpus Christi: Grandma's Birthday and My Brother's Graduation
Munching on birthday cake. 
Uncle Jordan and Deac.

Proud Parents ;) 
Ashley and I rockin' the cap and degree.

Bestie Sleepovers and Cousins' Birthday Parties

Mae jamming out with Sadie to Fun and Gotye in the car.
Our niece, Joy, turned 1!
Adam and his Indiana Jones cake. Too cool.
Uncle Tod and Adam.

Our friends from Iowa visited! Last month, I wrote about an IRLO Mashup with Tico and Tina.  On their road trip adventures, they got to stop in Fort Worth.  It was great to finally meet them and get time with their sweet family.  Mae had a blast hanging out with Maeve and Maverick too. 




Bestie times. One of my best friends from Oklahoma came down to Texas to hang out for the weekend. 


And it's not summer without trips to the Zoo and Aquarium...




Mae sat with the big kids and waited for the massive waterfall to crash on them.


Amidst busy days, I'm constantly reminded of 2 Peter 1.  These past couple of months have been a whirlwind, and I've struggled with worrying and being anxious about things.  My hubby frequently reminds me to rest in God's provision.  I'm snapped back into reality where I don't have control over anything.  I'm grateful for God's forgiveness and grace when I try to "help Him do things." God doesn't need my help. *Whew*

"His divine power has granted to us ALL things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises ... For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ ... for if you practice these qualities, you will never fall."

I'm challenged to rest in God's promises and rejoice in the permanent grace I have.

He's sovereign.

And He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17

He's faithful. 

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
John 10:28

3 comments:

  1. I've missed reading your writing! I LOVE the perspective you put on things. You gave a gift my dear.

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  2. Awww!! It looks like yall had such a great time! I want an Indiana Johns cake! Haha! And Im soooo super jealous yall got to meet Tina and fam! I told her to drive to Corpus after her stop in dfw.. and I didnt realize she was stopping at your place! How stinkin cool!!

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  3. awwwww I was just about to post up your IRLO post and I just found those same pics to post with it =) you guys seriously blessed and impacted us so much with your sweet spirits! I am very proud to call you my friend, friend.

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