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50 Most Beautiful Moms

A few months ago I received an exciting message that I had been chosen as one of 50 photographers across the United States to take part in Beauty Revived 50 Most Beautiful Moms Campaign!! What an honor!  My job was to photograph, "One of the most beautiful moms." My first thought was my very own mom...she is the most beautiful mom that I have ever known both inside and out.  She is the mom I try every day to be.  And before I become a puddle on the floor, they have given me permission to share her magazine feature spread with all of you.  Delight!!!  I love you so much, mom! Happy, happy Mother's Day! What a blessing to call you mine! 

P.S. I ordered a magazine for you and for me.  I cannot wait to see it!



God's Love is Everywhere

It's true!  God's love is everywhere!  It's written in the beautiful colors of the rising and setting sun, it's in the beauty of my daughter's faces, and I could go on and on.  His love for you is absolutely everywhere!  Are you looking for it?  Ask Him to reveal His great love for you today and then be watching and waiting! On my first day back from Christmas break, I just wasn't feeling like being back in my classroom.  Rachel was home and that's where I wanted to be too.  How's that for honesty?

As I got ready that morning, I was gently reminded that this day wasn't mine after all, but His and He had purpose for my day.  Was I going to look for it, or be grumpy because our break was over?  Ouch!

When I arrived in my classroom, I turned on the heater (brrr!), my computer, and my scentsy.  I am a big believer in making my classroom an inviting and welcoming place.  Within about 20 minutes, I glanced over at my Scentsy and saw this:


Do you see the heart?  A few seconds later and I would have missed it.  God was showing me that He was right there with me in my classroom and that He loved me.  He cares about every single detail of our lives.  Some can say this was just a coincidence but if the Father Above orders and ordains every minute and every second of our life, I don't believe it was a coincidence at all.  God was showing me He loved me...and I'm thankful I didn't miss it!

"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him."   I John 3:1.

Do you need a little encouragement today?  Simply look up and ask God to show you just how much He loves you....and if you say it in faith, even faith of a mustard seed, you will see it!  You are dearly loved!!!




Spring Semester-And She's Off....Again!

I have spent three mornings and three nights without my Rachel and I miss her like crazy! We loved every second of her time home for Christmas break but as always, it is never long enough! 003web

With her Corgi and all of her wonderful gifts she carefully packed everything up and headed back to college for her spring semester! This is her senior year in college!! Senior year! Yes, she is graduating early, but it seems like we blinked and she is nearly finished. This will be her last "regular" semester, as she will be student teaching in the fall.

God has big things in store for her precious life....I just normally like my front row seat!