Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekend pieces of my heart

 I'm coming off a weekend high right now.  It's been a long time since I have relaxed, laughed and enjoyed a weekend this much.  Long overdue my friends.  We had a short, but sweet Valentine's date on Friday night and we coasted into some good time spent with our kids, and a fantastic and encouraging church service with crazy awesome worship.  I love when the singing stops and you want to yell, "More!"  (Don't worry, I never do that.) It was good though.  Hand raising, lung filling, good worship. 

My parents came by today and it had been ages since we had caught up with them.  It was funny because a neighborhood kiddo came to the door earlier in the morning and I was so excited thinking it was my Mama swinging by on her way home from church... when it wasn't I felt sad.  Then an hour later I got both of them.  It made my heart so happy.  Sometimes, no matter how old you get, you just need a hug from your parents. Amen? 

Adrain and I have been laughing because every single place we turn this week, we are getting hit with encouragement.  We are basking in it right now.  We were getting so depleted and though we don't know what our future holds, and still very much in need of rescue, we feel like we're emotionally being given what we need to sustain us until that rescue comes. 

I've been reading the Relentless Tenderness of Jesus by Brennan Manning again (one of my all time favorite books) and that knowledge that we are precious and beloved by our creator washes over me like a flood.  I look back at the notes I wrote in the margins years ago, the highlighter lined pages, and a few tear-marked passages and I can't believe I ever forget... that I am precious and that He delights in me.  Still counting on that rescue! 

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This week is fun for me.  I'm hosting book club, and we've got a birthday to celebrate... we have some very favorite overnight company, our mentoring group that's been on hiatus due to sickness in our family, and my Mama's birthday.  I love anticipating a celebratory week filled with loved ones, don't you?  I'll be back soon with some cute party ideas from book club, and this fantastic sorbet recipe made with honey, fruit juices, purees, and herbs.

What is your week going to hold?


  1. I'm gonna need that sorbet recipe since I decided to cut sugar for the next few weeks. Don't ask me why. Maybe because I like misery?? Oh girl I hope you get rescued soon. Both of us. Soon!

  2. Sounds like you are on cloud nine! I am so glad both you and your husband have had your spirits lifted :) Your tulips were so inspiring on instigram...hope you don't mind if I copy...I had just bought a few galvanized pieces for summer cut flowers....but I need a little cheer in this long winter. xo

  3. So happy you had a GREAT weekend. You deserved it. God is good. Would love to know the brand and color of your nail polish. Screams spring to me. Please tell!

  4. Yay-hurray for a weekend of wonderful relief, and special times. Still praying for the rescue!

  5. Happy weekend my sweet friend. So glad it was good. Love a fun filled week. Ours is full too. Projects to finish up, band concert, Mary Poppins folks coming into town. Then next Sunday the girls both get baptized and I'm hosting lunch for 37 people! So yes busy week. Good:-D

  6. i am itching for that sorbet recipe. have a happy week with those lovely looking nails of yours! : )

  7. i am loving your pictures! they are amazing. you inspire me to be more creative with my photography. that book sounds very interesting, i could use some reminding too.

  8. So glad your weekend was BLESSED! Sounds like you have a fun and busy week ahead. Let me know when you are up for a Coffee Date.

    :) :) :)

  9. Yay, for encouragement! Love it- always feels like hugs straight from God.
    I need to check out that book, I feel the same way about his Ragamuffin Gospel- wow! Powerful.

    Happy new week- sounds loaded with joy!

  10. What a wonderful weekend! Ours was nice, too. Busy but in that good kind of productive way! And then Sunday was relaxing, just the way it should be! Can't wait to see what you have to share with us later this week :)

    P.S. I was wondering what kind of lens your camera originally came with (I know you just upgraded a while go)? Really, the zoom range (ex: 18-55mm). I'm researching DSLR's. My last was a FILM slr and that was ages ago. I just want to make sure I get something that will take me far in life before feeling like I need a better one. :)

  11. Sounds like you have a busy week ahead of you! I have the typical work-run kids-clean house-grocery shopping-run kids some more- kind of week ahead of me. Hope you have a great one!

  12. what is my week going to hold?
    have mercy..i DO not know:) hopefully no big dips
    glad you have a fun week to occupy you. and always helps
    oh..i get a hair trim tomorrow.
    now that is good yes?
    hugs night

  13. Well a four day work week thaks to the George & Abe, and a weekend alone while hubby visits his parents. Love the banner fits you just right.