Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Random good day.

Good Morning sweets!  It's all quiet here in the house this morning and I couldn't bear to stay in bed any longer, so I uncharacteristically snuck out quietly and began my daily routine a whole hour and a half early.  (Not a morning girl here, so that's a big deal.) Have you ever woke up after a night where you had worship songs on your tongue at every hour?  Any day that happens to me, it's a good day.  Ready for a random post?  Oh goody!!

My friend that I posted about previously, texted me yesterday, where she and her family had driven through the night to get to her sis in law while they waited for news about her missing brother in law and nephew.  She texted that they had been found and everyone was doing okay but tired.  What a good ending to that day. It blessed my heart like crazy to see you all reaching out in love and offering up prayers of safety for people you didn't even know.  A good reminder that life can change in the space of one moment... one phone call... one word.  Made me hold my babies and husband close, that's for sure.
Do y'all remember this post where I giggled about God speaking to my man through a Larry boy car's words proclaiming, "I AM THAT HERO?"  Gosh, the story keeps getting better.  Adrain and I are like excited school children, desperate to share our encouragements and stories with each other, at the end of the day.  Reading snippets of our devotionals and things that spoke to our hearts during this waiting season.  Every single thing is encouraging us to have faith.  Simple faith. A couple days ago, I was texting back and forth to a friend in a similar season as I was getting ready for the day.  She was sharing all of the open doors and answers to prayer and I was cheering her on... but then I set the phone down and thought, "God... will I ever be able to say these things about OUR story?"  I kid you not... I was startled in that instant by, "I AM THAT HERO!"  Middle of the day... house all quiet... kids and husband gone.  Laughter bubbled up inside of me.  I told one of my dear bloggy friends, Sally. (If you don't know Sally yet, please go meet her. She is precious.) Anyway she emailed me and said, "Don't replace the battery just yet. Let God speak!"  I laughed and laughed.  Weird car... Cool God.

The photos in this post are from the beginnings of a sign I am hoping to make a DIY of.  If I can remember to take photos of each step, that is.  Ha!  A sweet friend of mine came to me with a baby's room sign request... and I have been collaborating with one of my favorite peeps (who also just happened to be today's post sponsor) to make it all come together.  And let me just say that any day I can beat on a piece of wood... is a good day.  (grin)  Also... any day I can mix up champagne pink paint, is a good day.  Sorry I can't show any more... it's a step-by-step process and I'm only about 1/4 of the way there!  Don't worry... soon I shall give many details and paint colors.   

Finally, I now have an I-will-run-with-you-in-the-rain partner.  Which means I can run on trails again.  (I tend to find them a bit scary unless I have a buddy, especially on dark, rainy days.  Safety first!) Which also means I won't talk myself out of doing it.  Which also means I'm going to get serious.  Which also means I'm suddenly aware of how much I've been slacking.  Dangit.

Going to memorize this today.  Ask me if I did it when you see me next, okay?  (grin.)  "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."  Romans 8:28

Okay that's it for my random brain this morning.  You should see me when I imbibe coffee.  It ain't pretty.

Gonna be a good day!  


  1. Praise praise The Lord that your friends brother in law and nephew were found!!!!!
    Love your God stories. Larry Boy is right on time again. : ) I giggled when I read that. I do love that God speaks to us in our own special way.
    Looking forward to seeing your sign. Your creations are always so unique.
    Have a blessed day girlie.

  2. Thanks for the update...it had been on my mind...can't wait to see your creation... my husband and I are going to try our hand at a few signs...

  3. Thank God for the good news of your friend's family. Cool story about "God speaking." You need to make yourself a sign that says, "I AM that hero." :)

  4. You bless my socks off -- daily. Have fun being crafty today! Love ya! ~Sally

  5. So happy for the good news. Can't wait to see your sign. I am sure it will be beautiful.
    Cheers! G

  6. i love random posts....it's about all i have in me these days. :)

    thankful for the faith that God is building in you and your sweet man.

  7. Wow, I thought that first picture was ice cream with strawberries and orange chips. I'm hungry. Your paint looks delicious.

  8. I've been praying and so happy this story had a happy ending. It doesn't always happen like that. Now we all need to remember to pray and THANK GOD for answering our prayers for the father and son's safety.

    Can't wait to see what you are up, too. I also thought it was ice cream- yum!

  9. Oh my! I am SO, SO glad to hear your friend's brother in law was safe! That is such good news! i was thinking about them and praying for them!!

  10. That verse, such encouraging Truth to prod us on!!

    Kelly makes me run with pepper spray, only in broad daylight on our neighborhood sidewalks. Lol. I'm pretty sure trail running even with a buddy would be out of the question. I'm glad you found a parter - enjoy that time!

    Excited to see this lovely new creation.

  11. I'm so happy to hear that they were found and safe! Praise God, for sure.

    And thanks for the lovely bits of randomness...it's reassuring to see that I'm not the only person whose brain is in that mode today. =)

  12. LOVE your "I am that hero" stories. Only. God.

    Can't wait for our Coffee Date.

    :) :) :)

  13. ok. so it's possible that i have that crazy pregnant thing where you want to eat sand and dirt and other nonedible things, but i really want to eat that paint. like are you sure it's not strawberry greek yogurt. i think it is....

    SO SO happy to hear about your friend! what an ANSWER! thankful for His protection always...

    and are you talking about texting with me? cause i just thinking about you and me...and i just keep thinking how we both just need to breathe through these contractions til there' a birth ya know?? we can do this. meet you on the other side??

    (i realize this analogy has way too much realization in my life right now, but it's the best i could come up with and i think it gets the point across, right??)

    ok, love you, girl. (and your yummy paint)

  14. So, so grateful for your friend's family!
    I love a random good day! :) I can hear you giggling and feel the shining smile through this post! And the color of that paint is gorgeous, indeed!
    Love, love your story..."I AM THAT HERO!" Too great!

  15. oh i could just squeeze ya!!
    can't wait to see your sign...it will be precious
    it seemed after i'd been in the wilderness for like...12 years
    i finally was able to be truly happy for others when their story came
    together and mine didn't. no really.
    mine still hasn't come together...at least the way i see it...lol
    but it has changed course. and if had a peace in my heart..weirdness
    love your vulnerability...how the flesh thinks like that and i just want to kick it and say " knock it off will ya!"
    ok...gotta go to bed

  16. I am glad to have found your blog and will keep reading! :-) I hope you have a blessed day!