Archive for August, 2009

Giving thanks

Posted in grateful, Grateful to God for... on August 23, 2009 by hollybirdy

I was looking through an old prayer/quiet time journal the other day.  I getting close to needing a new journal…my current one is almost full so I was enjoying looking through some of my old ones.   I love getting to decide on a new journal or seeing what comes my way in a timely manner.  I usually have spiral journals so that they are easy to write in…and am actually thinking of making my own this time around with my Bind it all.  

Anyway…my point is somewhere here…I must focus!  

I was looking through my old prayer journal…it was from 2007.  My boys were 5 and 3.  

I found that I used to write family praise reports…when I had stopped writing them I am not sure.  

I was delighted when I read the one for May 10, 2007.  

Our 3 year old is giving God credit for everything!  

“Mom!  God dried my hands for me!”

“Mom!  God is already healing it!”  (He was referring to a scratch on his hand).

1 Thessalonians 5:  16-18

Be joyful always; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Praise him for everything:

  • sweet boys
  • grumpy boys
  • precious husband
  • my temper
  • my sweet life!
  • my bumpy life
  • people who make me stretch
  • people who  bless my life

I loved it when I came across this…such a blessing…such a lesson.

When did I stop writing our family praise reports in my journal?  

“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among that nations what he has done.”  

1 Chronicles 16:8



Scrapbooking freebie alert

Posted in journaling, wonderful Wednesday -scrapbooking on August 10, 2009 by hollybirdy

And a journaling freebie too!  Love the journaling part of scrapbook…love the story.

This week I found this cute freebie…


Click here.   

Journaling tags are so much fun.  This freebie is good for this week from what I can tell.

Also feeling much better about school starting tomorrow.  The kids are ready and my heart has had an adjustment of sorts.  







Posted in grateful, my life on August 6, 2009 by hollybirdy

Sometimes I find it hard to figure out what has taken so much of my time and energy lately…I suppose it comes down to one word….life.

Yes…life has been keeping me busy.  I am so grateful for that gift…the gift of life.  I am blessed by many things in my life

 Rambunctious boys, hard-working husband, precious family, green lush garden, sweet friends, this glorious world to explore and many more God given good things.

And so I will not complain about how all of a sudden my summer is gone. 

I won’t. 

I am thankful for…

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I am just going to embrace the changes in season…embrace life.

So it is time….

Posted in my life on August 1, 2009 by hollybirdy

To start blogging again!!!

Heavens!  Not even sure what happened to me for nearly 2 whole months but this is a part of my life (this blog)….that I want to continue so…..

Here goes!

Hmmmm….rethinking that header…will have to play more later today!