Liz with Emily—carriage driver let her drive for a few blocks.. He got a nice tip and Liz hasn’t quit talking!

Liz with Emily—carriage driver let her drive for a few blocks.. He got a nice tip and Liz hasn’t quit talking!

Way to go @lizashcraft! Reading and technology awards. So proud of you!

Way to go @lizashcraft! Reading and technology awards. So proud of you!

Way to go @emma_katherine_! English award and 19 on her ACT as seventh grader. So proud of you!

Way to go @emma_katherine_! English award and 19 on her ACT as seventh grader. So proud of you!

Life verse that ground me in my quest for wisdom.  I’m  still growing in the actions that follow when you really fear Almighty God.

Life verse that ground me in my quest for wisdom. I’m still growing in the actions that follow when you really fear Almighty God.

Hilarious!

Hilarious!

(Source: slf142)

While beginning my warmer weather running training tonight, the wind was brutal and causing my ears to burn…head to pound. I caught myself saying, “God, if you want this body to be a temple for you, stop this painful, cold wind.” I was brazen to become a little aggravated at God for not taking care of my needs,when I knew I was doing something He desires. As I finished my run and settled into a nice walk, I quickly realized the pain was never from the “wind.” It was just my own movement from running. God wasn’t not stopping the wind, it was me not stopping a painful action. I also realized that so many times in life, pains and troubles we are trusting God to remove are not His to remove… They are ours, and we just need to stop.

I received the sweetest gift from my Emma today….

I received the sweetest gift from my Emma today….

Precious helping me prepare for next week

Precious helping me prepare for next week

“@compassion: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.””
~John Quincy Adams