Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Too Cute...Tuesday!

Princess Danielle!!

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"A new commandment I give to you, that you love oneanother,even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.By this all men will know that you are My disciples,if you have love for one another."John 13:34-35

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Jesus Story Book Bible

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I heard of The Jesus Storybook Bible a while back, and considered buying it. Well it slipped my mind and I didn't really take a second look at it until yesterday. The book caught my eye and I immediately remembered that I was going to dig in and see if it would be a good storybook Bible to purchase. When I went to their website...I was blessed. They have a weekly video of one of the stories in the book.

I wanted to share it with all of you.

Go grab your babies and hit full screen to watch this this wonderful story!


(ps~ I did buy it...so I'll let you know when we get it ;)

Living Proverbs 22:6

"Train up a child in the way he should go,
even when he is old he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6

How do you encourage your children?

Do you praise them and encourage with your words and attitude?

Are you a bold witness to them? Lifting them up and building their spirit?

Are we doing this in such a manner that even when discipline is being reinforced, that it is done in such a Godly way that they are built up and not torn down?

I know that is my hearts desire. You know, it's easy for us to do this when things are running smoothly. When the day is running perfectly to plan and we have had plenty of sleep and have started the day with God's awesome word and a quiet cup of coffee (or diet coke for some of you =). Everything is just falling into place....ahhhhh...just the thought of it. It's easy to encourage and discipline in a Godly manner then right?


But what about when real life kicks in. When things go Topsy turvy and crazy? When kids are screaming and everything is crumbling around you. When there is rush-rush-rush, and I forgot, or it wasn't me- I don't know - MOM yelling from every corner, phone ringing, vomit upstairs and poop down...oh and add a few pets in the mix. Then what?!


I know I feel defeated and my flesh kicks in. My old self reactions bubble to the top, and they are ugly. Those attitudes and responses seem to add fuel to the fire and more times than not, when things calm back down, many regrets of I should have handled that better occur.

We absolutely can not do it ourselves. I feel that to get completely rid of our old self and reactions we need God to train US with better way to handle things. How can God train us?? By first and foremost asking Him. Then trusting Him. Not just speaking words, "Lord help me with my attitude or anger" but really feeling it in your heart. Allowing Him to teach us through His word. Being obedient to His calling. Daily picking up our cross and making the choice to follow Him. It is easy to just give up and fall back into old attitudes, but to really glorify God and live out your faith...choosing to do it His way, even though so badly you want to really justify yourself and how you are feeling at the moment. It's hard. I fail daily. Praise God for His grace that picks me back up and dusts me off. I pray that each day I get rid of a little more of me and put on more and more of Him!! This is a very hard job! Only through the strength and direction of Christ can we do it!

I desire to continually praise, encourage and lift up my husband and my children. I desire to do this no matter what is going on around us. To see my husband built up and encouraged, to see the faces of my children when they are filled up... *sigh*....I have no words. When they are filled, I am filled and God's will is fulfilled!

Here are a few scriptures (out of Proverbs of course =) that the Lord has brought back to my mind in those crazy moments lately. I smile when the Holy Spirit brings them into remembrance and I have been holding on and obeying them. THEY WORK!

"A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1

"A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit." Proverbs 15:4

"A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken." Proverbs 15:13

These are just a few that I have noted from chapter 15, but the pages are just bursting with God's awesome wisdom. We have the most wonderful manual for living at our fingertips. We just have to pick it up and apply it to our lives.

What are some of the way's that you encourage and exhort your husband and children?

Please share with us what God has taught you along the journey.

How can we encourage each other as woman to stay on course and not give up?

With much love~Tina

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Words of Wisdom

The plans of the heart belong to man,

But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,

But the LORD weighs the motives.

Commit your works to the LORD

And your plans will be established.

The LORD has made everything for its own purpose,

Even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs 16: 1-4

(vs.1)Man may make plans, but the execution of them, which becomes explicit in speech, fulfills God's designs. (vs.2) motives = moral character or disposition. (vs3)Roll your burdens on the Lord; although they may cause you anxiety, they are not too great for Him. (vs4) for its own purpose = or for its and His own purpose, including the wicked for their day of judgement.

Ryrie Study Bible


Proverbs is full of God's Wisdom! It gives us a good guideline of Godly character and advice for living. Man, how I have been blessed to read and ponder His wisdom through this book of the Bible!!

What is your favorite Proverb or Godly word of Wisdom??

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Too Cute...Tuesday!

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My little Amelia is truly loving her crown and lamb.
Thank you for your encouraging words and fabulous ministry.
God Bless you all! ~Lori

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"A new commandment I give to you, that you love oneanother,even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.By this all men will know that you are My disciples,if you have love for one another."
John 13:34-35

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Living Proverbs 22:6


“Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord. And understanding begins with knowing God, the Holy One.” Proverbs 9:10

This month, I have been going through the book of Proverbs. Proverbs has 31 chapters, and October has 31 days, so I have devoted each morning to reading one chapter. God placed on my heart quite a while ago to seek out His wisdom for my life. Of course everyone wants to be wise and discerning, right? But in all honesty, I was (without even realizing it) going through life under more of my own understanding than Gods.

God is so faithful. Praise God that He does not give up on and will continue out His perfect work in us until the day of His Son, Jesus Christ. We really are unworthy of the grace we are given! The Lord allowed a pretty tough season in my life, about six months ago. He used it to grab my attention and boy did it!! It rocked my world. I have always been a pretty go with the flow person. I wasn’t much of a worrier. Did I worry…yes, but it didn’t have a grip on me. I did know, believe and held onto the almighty power of God, who He is and that everything flowed through His mighty hand. But God knew where He had to grab hold of me. My problem (and struggle still) is that I still had a heck of a lot of flesh. I knew head knowledge of God and did the usual go to church, work in ministry….but my heart had a lot of work that needed to be done yet. I woke up daily to my own plans instead of seeking Him first. I honestly was trying to be lord over my own life, instead of allowing the Lord to be Lord over me. I would pitch fits if things didn’t go my way and often (more often than not) responded to life and situations in my own flesh and desires rather than God’s. I started feeling like a hypocrite as the Holy Spirit convicted me. Then one day He just took me out! =)

I can smile about it now, because I can see God’s hand in the whole thing but at the time it was life altering. I woke up to a normal morning…got the kids off to school and was loading the kids up for the preschool run and it happened. I felt my heart flutter several times…I took my pulse, and it would beat four times then skip a beat. I panicked!! I threw myself into a panic attack! This has never happened to me in my life. Continuing on with the Preschool run, I was in prayer the whole journey. “Lord, protect these children, please don’t allow me to have a heart attack and crash” When we returned home, I called my friend Lori to come over and watch the rest of the crew and asked my Dad to take me to the ER. Words can’t describe how I was feeling. Long story short, they checked out my heart and after several more trips to the Dr and ER…they determined that it was anxiety.

I struggled with it for months. It was crippling and consuming. The Lord got my full attention! The only thing to get me through was reading His word and lots of prayer. And not just reading words, but believing them. Believing that God is who He says He is and His promises are true! I still work with the anxiety a bit, especially as my hormones change through the month. You could put many worldly interpretations as to how/why it happened, but the bottom line is that God allowed it. It has been a long hard road…but God is so good! The things I have learned on this journey in the wilderness has been life changing, and PRAISE GOD FOR THAT! I feel He continues to allow a little bit of the anxiety to keep me in check. I start to feel anxious or overwhelmed and the Holy Spirit grabs me. What am I worried about? What is truth?

So as I continue in the book of Proverbs, I encourage you all to seek God’s wisdom yourself!
I chose to share this on a Living Proverbs 22:6 post because we can not train our children properly if we are not right with God. We will be teaching one thing and living out another and our children see that. It teaches them that it’s okay to say and do one thing on Sunday’s and live out in the world the rest of the week. I was feeling conviction that I was trying to teach my children about obedience, and I don’t obey myself.

Draw close to God and He will draw close and reveal Himself to you. This is an absolute truth! Most of the time, I’m afraid because I know there are still so many dark corners within me. Things that I am ashamed of. Things that are hidden from my past. That ugly sin that still rears it head in my life. Friends, God already sees those things and wants to take them away. Stop holding on to it, deal with it and embrace the wonderful joyful peace that only Christ can give to you! It hurts to face them. It’s crucifying self…but oh the beautiful resurrection on the other side!! =)

Wisdom is seeing and responding to life situations from God’s frame of reference…not our own.

Seek God’s wisdom and will for your life…and live it!!

With much love~Tina

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Too Cute...Tuesday!

She is simply...just TOO CUTE!!
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"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one
another,even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.By this all men will know that you are My disciples,if you have love for one another."
John 13:34-35

Monday, October 12, 2009

Goodnight...Sleep Tight!

My husband Keith does great things with wood. It is a God given gift how he can craft something out of a scrap piece of lumber. I asked him a while back about the idea of making a doll bed. Well...ideas got a flowin' and he designed this doll bed. We (well he =) made a couple early on to try out the design and of course have our product testers try them out -they were a big hit!!

They are handcrafted from walnut and then stained and varnished. They measure 19x10x8 1/2 which makes the perfect fit for your BbB doll! The sheet and pillow are included.

We have several different fabric styles available. CLICK HERE to check them out!

Have a wonderful Monday everyone!!
Much love~Tina

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Too Cute...Tuesday!

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Please email babybeblessed@gmail.com
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another,
even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
By this all men will know that you are My disciples,
if you have love for one another."
John 13:34-35

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Whoo Hoo...The WINNERS!!

Blogger is acting up this evening, so I can't post any pictures...but...I CAN post the winners of last month's Give a Blessing Giveaway!!

Thanks again to all of you who have prayed and will continue to pray for little Karsie Gene!! Thank you for all your donations! Praise God for each and every one of you! The following winners were chosen at random.org

The winner of the BbB Bed.... #308- Paula Moore

And the winners of the six Personalized BbB dolls...
(May choose Scripture patch information, doll style and hair color)

#715 -Heather Patrick
#626 -Danae Hudson
#6 -Cindy L.
#264 -Cindy Stanley
#280 -Megan Smith
#59 -Anna Good

Okay Ladies email babybeblessed@gmail.com with your addresses and doll details!

"O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness." Isaiah 25:1

With much love ~Tina