Monday, July 23, 2012


There is a lot to respect about a beautiful person, and raising a daughter has a lot of very important moments, but to me, instilling in my daughters that they are "fearfully and wonderfully made" is key.

Beauty is a very easily misunderstood characteristic.

1 Peter 3:3-4

New Living Translation (NLT)
Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

God made us in his image. 

What exactly is beauty? The Dove Campaign asked women and found that:
  • Seventy-seven percent strongly agree that beauty can be achieved through attitude, spirit, and other attributes that have nothing to do with physical appearance.
  • Eighty-nine percent strongly agree that a woman can be beautiful at any age.
  • Eighty-five percent state that every woman has something about her that is beautiful
(info from

In that study, only 2% of women thought of themselves as beautiful. 
 I was thinking about how God loves us and how much time & effort He put into our design- unique to us.
Think of the people who think you are beautiful- Mom, Dad, siblings, other family, friends, husband...ect. Most importantly GOD. The one who created the entire earth and everything in it created you in His image. You are one of a kind, like a rare beautiful art piece. Not another single person in the world amounts to your beauty. He picked you, hand crafted you and wants you. It's what is inside of you that makes you beautiful. A spirit of joy, peace, love, kindness, gentleness, self control, self worth, and Godliness. You are representing a barbie doll-> HIM.... 

"You are fearfully and wonderfully made"
                                                                     Psalm 139:14

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dust off the ole blog...

I've taken a long time off from blogging, and it's time to pick it back up!

Our summer has been fun so far! We've enjoyed a few small trips, had lots of company and a few times of being face first on our knees in prayer. Right now is one of the prayer times...and we need your prayer support.
Jeremiah's dearest friend Aaron Logan ( was badly injured in a car accident last week. This is an amazing guy that holds such a special place in our family. Leading worship, writing music and loving people like Jesus are his life. Our kids are in awe of him and absolutely love him. He and Jeremiah have been friends for 26-27 years! J went to the hospital last week to see him. He was heavily sedated with a broken neck, broken sternum, and several bad cuts on his face/head. He had the privilege of praying over him along with two other friends. As Jeremiah prayed, tears fell down Aaron's face... He has an amazing family that we love so much, and we have an even more amazing HEALER. We are standing in faith for our sweet friend!!!! Please pray for the Logan family.

For updates follow

Aaron's songs are so prophetic for this time, and I cannot wait to see the mighty ways that God & Aaron use this situation!!
You can download his music

Thanks for your prayers!

Jess :)