Tuesday, December 1, 2015

♥ Be It Unto Me ♥

 While reading my Bible early yesterday morning, I was re-reading the whole Christmas story from Luke....the verse that jumped out at me was Luke 1:38. It is after the angel tells Mary that she is the chosen one to bring Jesus into the world. Her reply was this,
"And Mary said, behold the handmaid of the Lord;
be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her."
(Luke 1:38)

The thing that spoke to me was her submission. She did not see her future laid out before her; she did not see her baby's  future. She did not know what her tomorrows would like.
But she was resting in the Lord and trusting in Him, so, she humbly, submissively, replied,
"be it unto me according to thy word."

What a beautiful example of submission for us to learn from....sometimes we cannot see what our future looks like. We don't know what God will call us to do....maybe be a missionary, housewife, doctor, farmer, veterinarian, etc. We just do not know....but may we be ready when He calls us, to reply with a submissive heart and spirit, 
"be it unto me according to thy word."  
I just love it when God reveals things like this....it helps mold me for becoming the woman in Christ that I strive to be, every day. I'm SO thankful for Mary and her Biblical example!
Blessings and love to you all...
Goodnight~ Maggie ♥

Monday, November 30, 2015


to everything there is a season

As we look back at the month of November, we reflect on all we have to be thankful for.
Thankful for the gift of salvation and trusting in Christ by faith....not of our own works or the
'mechanical stuff'....but by faith. Surrending it all to the One who gave it all,
so that we may have life and a home in heaven.
Thankful for family and the amazing strings that knit us together....
the memories that we hold and cherish.
The good times that are such a blessing...and the hard times that mold us and shape us for who we will become. Thankful for the wonderful experiences that we have had together...and thankful we have each other, every single day. Thankful for the joy of living in a home and sharing this journey of life with the most amazing brothers and sisters that anyone could ever ask for...thankful for parents who continue to train and guide us in the ways of  God.....thankful that they are always there to talk with us. (even into the wee hours of the morning.) That's love. Thankful that they want to raise us with a muti-generational vision so that one day when they launch us out from their quiver we can continue the heritage and pass on the faith to our children....and grandchildren.

to everything there is a season

to everything there is a season

Thankful for the awe and wonder of God's marvelous creation....
what more can be said when we see His hand in everything that we do?

to everything there is a season

 And now, as we wrap up this thanksgiving season....we enter into the season of celebrating Jesus's birth. May that be what our focus is this season...not on shopping, gift wrapping, parties, etc.
But on taking time to celebrate Jesus....the little baby in a manger who was born to die upon Calvary. He suffered our sin to forgive.....born to die upon Calvary, He was wounded so that we might live!
How precious...
to everything there is a season
Many blessings to you all as you prepare to celebrate the greatest birthday ever...
the birthday that has changed so many lives!
"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
~John 3:17

{by: Maggie}

Thursday, November 26, 2015


O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good:
for his mercy endureth forever.
~Psalm 107:1
What are your plans for today? We will be having a family thanksgiving dinner.
What are you thankful for?
We are thankful for the goodness of the Lord in our lives, good health, sweet friends,
and for each other!
What are your favorite foods?
I am not sure that we could say we have a favorite, as we like them all! Smile...
Many thanksgiving blessings from our home to yours!


Friday, November 20, 2015

4 minutes...

That's the time it takes to listen to this beautiful song and be blessed
we have been studying different people of faith for school and
Joni Eareckson Tada is such a example of honesty in her faith.

be blessed...~lori
        For I know the thought's I have for you,
says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
                  ~Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank you

Thanking you today and every day....
To my Dad and brother-n-love Rob
along with the many, many others who
have and who are serving.
God bless


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fall Fun

Having fun with fall sewing...
stitching up some blessings!
Don't you love fall colors and smells?!?
What are some of your favorite fall things?

"The grass withers, and the flowers fade,
but the Word of God
will stand forever."
Isaiah 40:8