Saturday, March 01, 2014

Testing 1,2,3!!

Just got turned onto this app for blogger and want to make sure it works:) I really miss blogging and going back later to reflect upon what God is doing in this life of mine.  I really hope to continue with this blog, I'm soo excited .... And excited to see what the Lord has in store for me!!! 

Monday, April 08, 2013

Success

I have made many attempts to start keeping up with my journey on this blog.  One day as I was standing in the kitchen washing the dishes I turned to my husband and shared with him about something I had been contemplating....though it may not be something new to you and Ash was like whoa, here we go....a deep thought....... it was a concept that over the years I have had to grasp and am still trying to grasp.....that success is always trying and never giving up even when we fail.  I tend to fall on the belief that once you try for something it has to work out perfectly and if it doesn't then it is a failure.  Though, I know truth.... that it is not in ourselves and what we do that will ever be perfect, but Jesus is the perfecter of ALL things.  Living under His grace and believing that He is for us and our weaknesses gives me peace that I cannot comprehend.  He alone sees us as successful whether or not in others' eyes, but most importantly.....in His eyes no matter what.  And so here I go again....I will try again........ to keep up here.  I am soo excited! 

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Passion, I return to You........

It is that time, time that I Return....return to this place.  Over the past several years that I have logged memories of my family I have been delighted to go back and remember all the moments that our little life gives.  Thanks to Jesus of course, for this little life.  That is what we are....little, but BIG in his eyes.  I am forever grateful for everything...though at times we seem to see through these dimmed eyes that life is mundane. The same thing, time and again. Slowly I begin to understand, once again,  that as life starts to feel this way it is time to return to your Passion.  What is your Passion?  I ask myself this.  My first and foremost passion is Jesus.  I am a lover of my Savior. What are the passions that my Giver gives to me?  My family of course.... and within my little family what are those passions.  It's like those little nestled Russian dolls that are are all so cozy and nestled up within each other...it's like that, this life.  A package that my Giver gives all nestled up within. He gives us passion, a Passion within us.  What do we do?  They either sleep within us or we allow them to come alive.  How do we cultivate the life of these passions nestled within us?  It is a question of Courage.  A question of Freedom, of Liberty.  Do we allow our selves to give these passions a try...oh fear....paralyzed when it overcomes....but what is this life when we let fear creep in? Joy, depletes. Life, though we live...fear makes these die. Do we give in to Joy promised or fear that robs?  He is the Great I AM.  The Giver of Life.  A life of Joy.  Full of Passion!  Come Alive and Arise.  These Passions within me, Come Alive!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hands Free Mama

Absolutely true...this is me......the truth stings. Once again by the grace of my sweet Jesus I am moved to take charge of my choices that lately have been caught up in self.  He came to serve not to be served.  My heart aches as I realize how far down this path of self I have gone down.  Something tells me there's no turning back but the voice of my Savior says that it's never too late...He is my Daddy who never gives up on me.  My best friend, the one He gave to me said the other day " He carries you, He never lets go of you even though you let go of Him"  It rings loud in my head this early morning.  I am ready to give up.... not give up on His Amazing Grace but give up...... myself. Will you join me as I join this revolution? Now is the time.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Seven

We have been blessed with yet another beautiful babe!  Elijah Akeakami is so precious.  Who would have thought  we'd have seven children, oh they are such a blessing and I am so amazed at the love of our Father in Heaven who entrusts us (with all of our flaws) to raise these children. With every child my love for each of them grows so much deeper.  When expecting my second child "I thought...how could I love another as much as I do my first?"  It's amazing how our love becomes immeasurable with each child that you have. How much more is the Father's love for us? 


For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:14-17







Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Beauty Around Us






Some of the best gifts are the ones all around us, the ones that usually go unnoticed.  As I take a walk with my children I can't help but marvel at the beauty all around us. I can't help but to think about the beauty of our Creator and how good he is to us to give us these gifts to enjoy. Everything is so beautiful around us. Every tree, every creature, every person. Even in the midst of a challenging day just to step outside and look around at the wonders that God made.  To think that we don't have to travel miles to see the ancient wonders of the world like the Great Pyramid of Giza, but in our own backyards whether big or small every created thing is a wonder because God made it all.  And how blessed we are to be able to enjoy these wonders.  He is full of Beauty.   
Thank you Lord for the gift you have given me to see, to smell, to touch and the words and mouth to proclaim the beauty of your creation.  I love you!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Still



Be still and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10

This verse says so much to me at this time of the year.  As I approach Jesus's birthday I don't want to forget to acknowledge my Savior.  And through all the busyness of my mind with thoughts and anxiety of what I shall do this year for my loved ones and friends I am stubborn.  I fail to go to the One who gives me peace.  I continue with my busyness and my heart is heavy because I know that all He wants for His birthday is my heart. 
My dear sweet Jesus, capture my heart and don't let me go far from you. Draw me close to you and hold me tightly in Your arms. This is where I want to be.  Still...with You.