Thursday, June 14, 2012

My selfish heart and what made me see it

I really am blown away at the impact this book has had upon my life.
I consider myself a very selfless person.  I don't live in a fancy house, drive a fancy car, or wear expensive clothes.  However, after diving into the pages of Kisses from Katie my selfishness hit me like a brick. I (we) are so rich here in rich we don't even know it.  We have no idea what a blessing it is to have a roof over our heads, hot running water, an abundance of food, clothes and so many other luxuries.
I often find myself upset with the Lord over why I still have stained carpet and old kitchen cupboards.
Why it seems when we get then money saved for such a purchase the water pump needs fixed or we have an unexpected medical bill.  Instead of praising the Lord for the provision of these items I grumble.


I beg God for forgiveness for my selfish heart.
Today, is a new day...a day of thankfulness.
A day to be grateful for what I have and not longing for what I don't
A day I take much more serious the problem with hunger and orphans in our world.
A day I know that little me can make a huge impact if I just do something...anything.
Just by writing this blog post and getting the word out is a step toward making an impact.

I highly recommend you read this amazing book.
** I am not paid by anyone to recommend this book or receive anything if you buy**
Just sharing my heart
~Carla <><

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vacation Blessing and some BIG news

{Our Family on the beach}

We just got home from vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
This was our fourth year  vacationing on the OBX with my hubby's family.
We take turns making dinner every night.  What a blessing for this busy dishes (WooHoo)
We eat like kings! It is a wonderful week of fellowship.
Now for our BIG NEWS..we are expecting our third child.
We are so looking forward to having a new member of our family.
Please pray for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
We have also had some health issues facing our family and would appreciate your prayers.
We know God works all things for good!
Hope you enjoy this peek into our trip
Many Blessings
~Carla <><

A stop at the Farmer's Market


Beach Fun

Beach House...on the ocean!
Such a blessing!  Thank you Grandma

The beauty of the ocean

Ocean fun with Daddy

Grandma with a few of her great-grandchildren
The trip would not be possible without the generous heart of this woman!

Now it is back to "real life"
I wouldn't trade it for anything.
It is always nice to get back home :)