Friday, January 31, 2014

Giving Him Back

On Sunday, January 26th before the church congregation we dedicated our son Everett Allen to the Lord. In our faith we believe in giving back to God what is rightfully His. He blessed us with a beautiful baby boy and so we give him back like Hannah presented her son to the priest in I Samuel. One day when Everett is older and understands he will choose on his to own to accept God's will in his life and be baptized in the precious name of Jesus. But for now as his parents we give him to the Lord, asking for wisdom and guidance as we raise him to be the young man God created him to be.

Everett sat and listened almost to the end - then he fell asleep.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Josh Groban

"Karissa, it's for you. It's Dustin." My mother handed  me the house phone causing me to sit straight up in bed, once sound asleep now very wide awake. Confused, excited, unsure and every other emotion, I cleared my throat doing my best to disguise the grogginess in my voice.


"Hi, it's Dustin"

"Yeah". Nice Karissa, real clever.

"Did I wake you up?"

"Oh no. No." I so just lied!

"Are you sure?"

"Yep, I'm up." Barely. Does God forgive a little lie when you're trying to impress someone? Okay, okay, I know He doesn't.

A Proverbs 32 Woman

The Daniel Fast. Those three words cause the body to shiver but the soul to sing. A little dramatic but true. Every year my church unites together for a week of prayer and fasting. We do a food fast called the Daniel fast or a variation of and a media fast. Media fast meaning no Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs, TV or movies. It is very hard but spiritually it is really uplifting and often eye opening. But first let me back track...


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