Friday, September 29, 2017

There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace

I had to share this song with you all today.  It has been such a blessing to me the past two days, and I just may have played it on repeat for a while today :)  But truly, There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace, and what an encouragement that is.  If you are going through a struggle today, this one is for you.  May your heart be blessed 💗




There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace
What do you say to someone who feels like they've lost it all
Over the edge with no one there to break their fall
And what do you say to someone who feels so unloved
Giving themselves away a little bit every day just to be good enough
And what do you say to a hopeless soul who can't remember their way home
And everything is out of their control

There is no valley, there is no darkness
There is no sorrow greater than the grace of Jesus.
There is no moment, there is no distance,
There is no heartbreak He can't take you through.
So before you think that you're too lost to save,
Remember there is nothing greater than grace.

What do you say to someone whose life is on the line
And they're unsure what happens after their last breath in time
What do you say to someone whose built a wall you can't break through
And it's so hard for them to hear the truth

There is no valley, there is no darkness
There is no sorrow greater than the grace of Jesus.
There is no moment, there is no distance,
There is no heartbreak He can't take you through.
So before you think that you're too lost to save,
Remember there is nothing greater than grace.

So don't lose hope, don't let go
Don't give up, you are not alone

There is no valley, there is no darkness
There is no sorrow greater than the grace of Jesus.
There is no moment, there is no distance,
There is no heartbreak He can't take you through.
So before you think that you're too lost to save,
So before you think that you're too lost to save,
Remember there is nothing greater than grace.

Love,
Heather

Monday, September 25, 2017

Music Monday

Her facial expressions are the best :D
For all my mommy friends, this one is for you!! And if you're anything like me, you'll probably need the tissue box :)  Lol!  But I hope this song is a blessing to your heart <3



Love,
Heather

Friday, September 22, 2017

Golden Hour Moments

I took Joanna outside tonight to rip up leaves and grass to her heart's content while passing some time before bed :)  I took advantage of some of the golden light from the setting sun and snapped some sweet pictures...

Totally in her element...she could do this for hours lol



Precious piggies

Ok, so these are my favorites.  Her eyes are just the best! ...





So thankful for our sweet little blessing! 

Love,
Heather

Thursday, September 21, 2017

7 Months

Happy 7 months to our sweet little Joanna!  She is always prepared with a smile to warm the hearts of anyone she sees, and we love her to pieces.  So thankful for this little munchkin <3  God has been so good to us!  I can't believe how fast the time goes by, and I am cherishing every moment.

No, that is not a tooth :P  Lol!
Joanna has mastered the army crawl and maneuvers herself all over the place.  It is so fun to watch!  She can sit herself up on her own and has finally figured out how to lay down from a sitting position without smashing her face on the floor...which has come as a welcome relief to this mama!  It was two long and painful weeks of falling over face first before she figured out the right way to do it lol.  Still waiting on her first tooth to pop through, but I'm pretty sure it won't be long!  Her little babblings are the best, and I love hearing her little voice as I work around the house during the day <3  So sweet :)

Love,
Heather

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Music Monday

*cough, cough*  We'll just pretend it's Monday lol.  I know I missed the past two Mondays but since we jumped into the school year head first, it has been crazy busy.  And it doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon!! So I will be as consistent as I can :)

While working around the house today and knocking some stuff off of my to-do list, I have been listening to The Inspirations - they can be such an inspiration :P  Lol!  Anyways, their cd I Know is one of my favorites, but especially the first song on it: I've Never Gotten Over Gettin' Saved!  I'm so thankful for the day Christ saved my soul, and I pray that I never get over it either!!  I hope this song is a blessing to you and lifts your spirits as you think on the joy of your salvation!  God bless!



Love,
Heather

Monday, September 4, 2017

Precious Moments

Today is such a beautiful day with the cool temps of fall in the air and the sun in the sky.  On our way to the annual church Labor Day picnic, we had an opportunity to stop at the cemetery to refill the bird feeder that we placed at Tommy's grave a few months back.  I wanted to get some pictures of Joanna there since her middle name is "Tamsin" (female form of Thomas), in loving memory of him.  Some of her facial expressions can even look like him, and it's really sweet to see.  While we enjoyed the beautiful weather, she had fun playing on the blanket for a bit and enjoying her new infatuation - pulling grass lol.  I am thankful for the pictures that we got.  This little sis misses him so much, and I really wish he could be here to love on his little niece, and to hear his teasing and laughter just once more, but I'm thankful to know that one day, I'll see him again <3




Knowing You'll Be There

The other day I passed the place
You always liked to go
And I picked up the phone because
I thought you'd want to know
But I forgot you weren't there
I miss you all these days
That I'm reminded of your smile
And the funny things you'd say

I miss you most at Christmas
You were like a little kid
You always loved a good surprise
And now I must admit
That I long more for heaven
Than I ever did before
You give me one more reason
And each day I want it more

You left a group of fishermen
Somehow you left me too
And though I've felt you many times
And know you saw me through
I've always long to feel your arms
And look into your eyes
And talk forever me and you
Somewhere in paradise

Refrain:
Knowing we can spend a lifetime
Reminiscing on the past
Knowing I will see your face again
Where tender moment last
It makes me wanna be there
Knowing I won't be alone
Knowing you'll be there makes it easy to go home


Love,
Heather

Family Photo

This past week has been full of all the back to school activities for Master's Baptist College, along with the annual barn activity out at Pastor Scheving's farm.  I didn't get very many pictures this year, but we did have someone take a family photo for us, and I was really happy with how it turned out.  It's now the center picture in a photo collage that I hung on my living room wall yesterday, and we are super excited to family pictures up now!!


Love,
Heather

Music Monday


Like a River Glorious

  1. Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace,
    Over all victorious, in its bright increase;
    Perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day,
    Perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way.
    • Refrain:
      Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest
      Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest.
  2. Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand,
    Never foe can follow, never traitor stand;
    Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,
    Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.
  3. Every joy or trial falleth from above,
    Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love;
    We may trust Him fully, all for us to do;
    They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.

So thankful for songs and hymns such as these to encourage the heart!  This one has been running through my mind for days, and I am thankful to bask in the peace that God gives, even in the midst of trials that come into our lives.  We serve a wonderful Savior!

Love,
Heather