It's December- fifteen days until Christmas.
Playing at the beach.
Digging in the sand.
Tip-toeing in the waves.
Taking our lunch to the beach.
But I never did like skiing.
|We were bummed about not going to Virginia, so we thought some Christmas cheer would help.|
|Thankfully, one set of grandparents were around for the holiday meal.|
|Zingle made a comeback.|
|My husband and oldest son love to make things out of sticks.|
|Each year we add an ornament. This is our Charleston sweetgrass basket.|
|The kids put their rock, leaf, and shell collections into this year's ornaments...with glitter, of course!|
Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God. -Colossians 3.23We're not working for our family, but for God, who calls us to serve one another.
|St. Philip's Church|
|Ironwork decorates many buildings downtown.|
|The resting place of the 7th U.S. Vice President.|
|So far, we haven't gone in.|
|Pirates were here!|
|The Pirate House|
|The site of suspected pirate activity.|
|It was a hot, sunshiny day at the pumpkin patch!|
|Look at those rosy cheeks!|
|My big girl|
|These kids play hard!|
|Showing the other kids how it's done.|
This is a giant leap of faith.This isn't a new song, but I find that it cycles through one of my Pandora stations often and speaks to the season I'm in right now.
I'm trusting and trying to embrace
The fear of the unknown
Beyond my comfort zone. - Francesca Battistelli
Tears dried, I remember that I am committed to this season of taking care of and teaching three young children that God has given to me. I cannot let other people who don't share my vision pull me away from the job at hand. I can't check out. I can't run away. I can't jet off to exotic locations and forget the responsibilities I have here at home. It's my job. It just isn't as easy as it used to be to take a trip out of town or snag coffee with a friend. But it's only a season...I am doing a great work. I cannot come down. - Nehemiah 6:3 (The Message)
You know that many runners enter a race, and only one of them wins the prize. So run to win! Athletes work hard to win a crown that cannot last, but we do it for a crown that will last forever.- 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (CEV)And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus...so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. -Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life...Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? -Matthew 6:25-34
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.-Jeremiah 29:11
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. -Proverbs 16:13
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. -Isaiah 40:30-31
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them —yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. -1 Corinthians 15:10
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. -Matthew 11;28-30 (The Message)