Monday, May 28, 2012


"O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov'd,
And mercy more than life.
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine."

Thank you, veterans, for all you've given up, all you've sacrificed, all you've fought for.  May the Lord richly bless you on this day!

Say "thank you" to a hero today!
Learning to delight in Jesus,

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Graduation Meditation

“I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, 
putting all my energy and strength into it.” 
Elisabeth Elliot

My sister and I were searching for the perfect quote to go at the bottom of our graduation announcements.  I researched "quotes from Elisabeth Elliot" and this was one of the first ones I looked at.  I was so excited!!  It summed up so well our one true desire after high school and beyond.

I have been blessed with a home education from the very beginning.  I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed it!  Nothing compares to having the world for your classroom!  I look forward to one day being able to teach my own children, Lord willing, at home.

But with this part of life over I now have an exciting new chapter to begin.  I'm learning not to dread the usual "what are you going to do after high school?" question.  Honestly, at this moment I'm not exactly sure.  Who says God has to give me a heads up :)?  My Lord knows that patience is not one of my strong points and He frequently gives me opportunities to practice it :)!  My ultimate desire is quoted above...but how in the world I'm supposed to actually do that is what I don't know....right now.  Sometimes God doesn't let us see too far in advance.  I do believe He's leading me and He will show me His will in His own perfect time.

So what do I do in the meantime?  There are plenty of options.  Now that I'm done with my formal schooling I have the ability to pursue things that interest me to the fullest.  Current options/interests include banking/business, midwifery, teaching piano, serving at a pregnancy crisis center, starting a group for local girls to encourage them in the faith, going on mission trips, becoming an intern at some Christian ministry, helping my mom in the home, nutrition/herbs, essential oils, etc.  There are SO many things I could do and it will be so encouraging to be able to look back, years from now, and see just how the Lord worked everything out.

Um, for those who are wondering, I am not planning on going to college.  There are several reason why I think college is not the best option for me. 
First, the thing I'm training for and hope to one day devote my life to, is the lifelong occupation of being a wife and a mother.  Unfortunately I have not been able to find any local colleges that major in this field :).  My mother is doing a wonderful job teaching me and I want to learn more from her and other older woman during my single years.
Second, I believe college is not the best option monetarily for me.  Although college is good and even necessary for certain individuals, I think that the majority of people can learn most of what is taught in colleges at home for WAY less if they were determined, dedicated, and devoted.  Why waste so much money to get someone to teach you how to follow the textbook :)?
Lastly, the ungodly philosophies and ideologies taught in most colleges, even Christian colleges, could be threatening and even detrimental to my faith.  Research proves that the majority of youth who grow up in the church and leave for college return with either an extremely weakened faith or none at all.  I don't want to be one of those!!  My desire is for Jesus to be made manifest in me during my single years and beyond.

Well, there is my short graduation meditation ;).  I'd be interested to hear what you all think and what you're planning to do after graduation.  To those who have gone before, I want to know you're story.  I want to learn from you and be encouraged.
May you all be blessed in this new week!
Learning to delight in Jesus,

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Mothers…life would be so different without them.  A mother is not only a woman who has born a child but she is also a nurturer, encourager, trainer of the next generation, teacher, etc.  I think in today’s society we have forgotten the importance of mothers.  When a woman tells the world that she is planning on staying home and devoting her time and energy to be a mom, they tend to look down on her- as if she had picked a lowly calling.  The Bible clearly considers the position of a mother to be one which should be desired.
“He grants the barren woman a home, like a joyful mother of children.  Praise the Lord!”
Psalm 113:9
“And they blessed Rebekah and said to her: “Our sister, may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands; and may your descendants possess the gates of those who hate them.” “
Genesis 24:60
 Not only is this a desired position but it is also a position of great honor and glory.  As children we have the responsibility to rise up and call our mothers blessed, just like this verse says:
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her; “Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.” “
Proverbs 31:28-29
To be a mother is a constant job.  I’ve watched my mamma and I’m pretty sure she doesn’t have more than 5 minutes to herself during a day :).  But my mamma has a heart of gold and considers it a sacred calling of the highest magnitude.  She rejoices in her place and is blessed because of it.
I challenge you to take the time today to thank your mamma for all she’s done for you, especially if she’s a godly woman who has forsaken the “normal” to follow her Savior.  They deserve our praise and respect!

Happy Mother’s Day!
Learning to delight in Jesus,

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Page

Hello Everyone,

For my post this week I wrote up a new page about me.
Check it out!

Learning to delight in Jesus,