Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Favorites!

FRI-DAY has arrived friends!

This has been a fulfilling week. 

We've had a wonderful time celebrating birthdays 
and starting back up with Awana Cubbies and KidZone on Wednesdays.

Busy busy but oh so much fun! I love it!

I'm linking up this Friday with...

for Friday Favorites.

Here we go!

This kid right down there I couldn't be more proud of! Troy is a great brother and an adorable little 3.5 year old! My heart swoons for him. He's enjoying PreK 3 days a week and is talking more and more. He's needed some extra help since 2 years old with speech therapy. When I hear him talk non-stop during the day I am extremely grateful to God for answering my prayers for him to start talking more. I could never get tired of listening to his sweet voice. Such a big boy!!

I'm loving my Young Living essential oils and diffuser. They are ahhhmazing!
 The "Thieves" oil is in my diffuser and smells very Fall-ish with its' cinnamony scent. 
And it's keeping my home clean and healthy. Even better! 

You can check them out HERE.

Do you use them? And if so, what kinds are your favorites?

I think I've said it before but I LOVE 98.5 KTIS! I listen to it very regularly and it is very uplifting. You can listen online HERE. Their Fall SHARE is going on right now. On my way to work I was so moved when there was a  young girl who had called in to tell them that a song on KTIS stopped her from taking her life. She realized that God has a good plan for her life. If I could meet that sweet girl, I'd give her a giant hug. 

Christian radio does that for many people, including myself. I remember listening to Blessings by Laura Story and feeling so touched knowing that sometimes healing does come through tears. I am very grateful for KTIS!

Be Blessed.
Jamie :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

The pursuit of happyness...

When you read that title are you thinking about this movie?

The Pursuit Of Happyness

Which, by the way, I thought was a very great movie! It's been a while since I watched it but I remember really enjoying it and feeling moved. I need to rent it again. 

Our service at Church yesterday got me to thinking about everyone being in the pursuit of HAPPYness. 

Being happy is what everyone really wants. I know it is something I want. But where we are getting our happiness is of most importance. 

I am going to talk about my happy shopping days (which are pretty rare these days :) ). I'd like to think that going to the wonderful smelling mall with all the amazing clothing choices made me happy then. 

When I would try on some super cute clothes and purchase them. To get home and take the tags off and try them on again. I'd be so excited to wear my new outfit to school. But the happiness of those new clothes would wear off and I'd want to go shopping again. That type of happiness is short lived.

I show you this photo below because that was one of my very favorite shirts from Abercrombie & Fitch. And I believe I got that shirt for Billy from Hollister. Which I will add he still has in our closet. Haha! The photo was from 2006... I think. Anyways, that shirt definitely shrunk up and I ended up giving it to the thrift store. 

Clothes shrink, go out of style, get too tight or too loose, they lose their "newness" after a couple of weeks. Therefore, the happiness wears off.

"Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” -Luke 12:15

My ULTIMATE happiness comes from my sweet Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. He fills me up with joy every single morning when I place my trust in Him. I knew Christ at a young age but my faith and relationship has grown so much deeper over the years. For that I am forever grateful. 

His love never shrinks, goes out of style, doesn't lose its' newness. It actually feels more new the deeper your relationship gets. I love it!!

My kids give me extreme joy as well. Their sweet and silly selves give me happiness. Children really are our gift from the Lord. 

"The joy of the Lord is your strength."—Nehemiah 8:10.

Jamie :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I Love Sundays!

I might have said it before but I'll say it over & over....

I just LOVE me a Sunday!

My husband is always off work on a Sunday and it is the very best thing having all my loved ones wake up in the morning together. :) It's a relaxing day for the most part.

I love our Church family. 
I love praise and worship at Church. 

I leave Church feeling completely filled to the rim with joy and it's a wonderful start to the busy week.

I also love Sundays because I know so many people are worshipping God as well. 
That makes me happy! 

And I know that God loves Sundays as they are the Sabbath day. 

"Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy as the Lord your God has commanded you."
-Deuteronomy 5:12

Happy Sunday!

Jamie :)