Saturday, June 22, 2013

Shiloh- A place of rest

Kelly's Korner is doing a SUYL about infertility so I wanted to use this opportunity to focus on Shiloh.  Shiloh is an incredible Bible study that I went through towards the end of our infertility journey.  It is truly unlike any other study or book on the topic.  There isn't much Christian support in the area of infertility.  The few books I found were ok but, just kind of gave me a pity party attitude and that was all.  Shiloh focuses on TRUTH, God's direction and leading, His purpose for this journey, how to make decisions involving treatments,  loss through miscarriage or stillbirth, adoptions, fertility treatments, how to handle relationships, and so much more.  It spoke to me when I needed it the most.  The lady who wrote it has had her own struggles in this area and it is clear from her questions that she know the pain involved but doesn't just empathizes and let you camp out in that dangerous place that can lead to bitterness or other Spirit quenching emotions.  She gives scriptures that bring life and light to a dark time.

I am blessed to be able to take one hopeful mother through it right now and it is so neat to see how it works in her life as well.  The study was written by Julie Fowler a member of Watermark Church in Dallas.  It has recently been published by the church and you can get a copy by contacting Lindsay Lauderdale at Watermark through

If you are still waiting on your baby then I pray that the Lord blesses you with peace in the wait and the joy of parenthood.

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.

Psalm 126:5

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer FuN

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer.  This is what we have been up to...

Playing outside

Seeing friends
The kids hadn't seen Katie Belle in a week while Stephen and I were on vacation.  When we got back in town we went to Rosa's and with Dina and Katie and Charis and Katie ran to each other and hugged so tight and then Drew and Katie kept giving little kisses to each other.  They kept saying "we missed you, Katie!"  I think these three are triplets.  


Drew has been wearing this headlamp to bed to read in the dark.  My flash made the room look light but it was really dark except for Drew's headlamp.  I love that dork.

Charis has an obsession with possums.  First, it was pink owls and now possums.  She makes up crazy stories about them and what they did.  Today she told a lifeguard at the Splash Park that there was a possum in her room and one in her Daddy's lawn mower.  The lifeguard approached me before she called CPS as to why there was a possum in my daughter's room.  Thankfully I was able to set the record straight.  She had to go up the slide on her own and decided then to tell the lifeguard her wild tales.  She just crazy!