Sunday, June 14, 2015

Graduation/Volleyball in the rain!

We had a fun little party here last Saturday celebrating my graduation. :) 

The day started off perfect! I had already hung up mason jars along the fence line in our front yard and then Saturday morning I cut and tied burlap bows around all the jars. Which, speaking of the burlap: we were on our way to buying a few last things we needed just a day or two before the party. Burlap from Walmart was on the list. Well, we took a different road than we normally do to where we were headed and what do you know?!... a huge Mennonite garage sale! We "shopped" around there for awhile and got some super great deals. Including several YARDS of burlap for $1.00 (!!!), when I was about to get a couple tiny rolls from Walmart for close to $4.00 each. I was super excited, haha. :D Planning on tackling some of my burlap crafts I've been wanting to do here soon!

A bunch of wildflowers for each jar. :) 

Haha, it was a scorcher, everyone except for a few little guys ^^ ate inside in the air conditioning. :)

I saw this really neat idea of filling up a wheelbarrow with ice and drinks. It's a great idea, except for when it's hot! We poured around 4 bags of ice in it and not a half hour later it was pop-in-water-in-the-wheelbarrow. 

Little people chugging away!

Sunshine + smiles ...

... to pouring rain, getting soaked, but continuing to play + smiles!

Oh my goodness, the cuteness!! Joshua, Levi, and cousin Cameron!

"Thumbs up everyone!"

A friend had mentioned a couple days before the party that we should have a water fight, we didn't need to! We got soaked! ;)

Thank you to my photographer, Hannah, safe under this umbrella, for capturing us soaked and crazy volleyball players!! :)

We played Balderdash! Such a hilarious and fun game. :)

Thanks for coming y'all! :)

They're buds. :)

And then a few graduation pictures for y'all. :) I've been done with school for awhile but decided I wanted to pass the GED, so I did, and they have a graduation ceremony for all who have passed if they want to. So it was really neat and a special day!

Love my family!


What a little lady. :)

So glad a few of my extended family could make it down from Nebraska! Thank you and it was great seeing you guys! :)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Beyond "the sky's the limit"

I love this quote by A. W. Tozer: "How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none." 

We serve a mighty God and nothing is impossible for Him! I found a list of a few examples of what we might say compared to what the Lord says that I thought I'd share.

We say that we can't figure it out. God says that He will direct our steps.

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."
-Proverbs 3:5&6

We say that we are too tired. The Lord says that He will give us rest.

"Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
-Matthew 11:28-30

We say, "It's impossible." God says that nothing is impossible for Him. 

"...The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
-Luke 18:27

We say that nobody loves us. God loves you!

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:16

We say we can't be forgiven. God says He has forgiven us.

"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
-Romans 8:1

We say that it's not worth it. The Lord says it WILL be worth it.

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."
-Romans 8:28

We say we're not smart enough. God says He will give us wisdom.

"But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption."
-1 Corinthians 1:30

We say we aren't able. God says we are.

"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work."
-2 Corinthians 9:8

We say we can't go on. He says:

"...My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness."
-2 Corinthians 12:9

We say we can't do it. God says we can do all things through Him.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."
-Phillipians 4:13

We say we can't manage. God says that He will supply all of our needs.

"But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
-Phillipians 4:19

We say we're afraid. The Lord says He has not given us fear.

"For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
-2 Timothy 1:7

We say we feel all alone. God says:

"...I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
-Hebrews 13:5