Darling Ransom Photography. Tatum Yontz. 
way too good.

Darling Ransom Photography. Tatum Yontz. 

way too good.

Come on. I love this.

Take Back - United Pursuit Band (by Austin Ocheltree)

I love my daughter. Wonderfulest tiny human being ever.

I love my daughter. Wonderfulest tiny human being ever.

janelleinthemountains:

I read something in Romans a couple weeks ago that has been making a reappearance in my brain ever since. 
"But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires." - Romans 13:14
I had to read this a few times for it to sink in and reveal to me how I do this in my life. The definition of the word “provision” is: The action of providing or supplying something for use.” Another definition refers to it as “arrangements for future eventualities or requirements”. 
Do you ever find yourself in the middle of sin - regardless of it’s size - and wonder how you ended up there? You are frustrated by your weakness and inability to prevent yourself. You’re better than this. You know better. And it’s true! You DO know better, but what this verse made me realize is that oftentimes we don’t just stumble into sin, we provide a pathway to it.  And figuring out just where that origin lies is tricky. But God has been gracious in giving me the eyes to see just where I’ve been making provisions where I should be setting up roadblocks. 
To simply illustrate, it is very similar to the sort of food we provide for ourselves to eat. When I go to the market, I have choices. I can choose something that will taste good for a moment but will eventually lead to sickness and poor health, or I can choose something that may not be the most exciting at first glance, but will eventually lead to healing and vibrancy.  When I eat something that isn’t good for me, and ask myself “How did I get here? Why am I eating this?” I then need to take a step back and see that it was my own choices and actions that provided a way for me to eat this.  It was no accident. So I encourage you, as I encourage myself, to seek ways of blocking yourself from providing pathways to destruction, as dramatic and ominous as that sounds. Seek ways to make provisions for life and healing.

janelleinthemountains:

I read something in Romans a couple weeks ago that has been making a reappearance in my brain ever since. 

"But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires." - Romans 13:14

I had to read this a few times for it to sink in and reveal to me how I do this in my life. The definition of the word “provision” is: The action of providing or supplying something for use.” Another definition refers to it as “arrangements for future eventualities or requirements”. 

Do you ever find yourself in the middle of sin - regardless of it’s size - and wonder how you ended up there? You are frustrated by your weakness and inability to prevent yourself. You’re better than this. You know better. And it’s true! You DO know better, but what this verse made me realize is that oftentimes we don’t just stumble into sin, we provide a pathway to it.  And figuring out just where that origin lies is tricky. But God has been gracious in giving me the eyes to see just where I’ve been making provisions where I should be setting up roadblocks. 

To simply illustrate, it is very similar to the sort of food we provide for ourselves to eat. When I go to the market, I have choices. I can choose something that will taste good for a moment but will eventually lead to sickness and poor health, or I can choose something that may not be the most exciting at first glance, but will eventually lead to healing and vibrancy.  When I eat something that isn’t good for me, and ask myself “How did I get here? Why am I eating this?” I then need to take a step back and see that it was my own choices and actions that provided a way for me to eat this.  It was no accident. So I encourage you, as I encourage myself, to seek ways of blocking yourself from providing pathways to destruction, as dramatic and ominous as that sounds. Seek ways to make provisions for life and healing.

1 week

1 week

sweet girl decided to be born three weeks early! (she is 16 days young as i post this. her due date is in 4 days!) very healthy, too. we are blessed.

sweet girl decided to be born three weeks early! (she is 16 days young as i post this. her due date is in 4 days!) very healthy, too. we are blessed.

This blog and I have been together off and on for a handful of years. Now I'm married to my Australian husband and we have a little honeymoon nugget on the way, I'll be figuring out how to make this into our new life/family/baby blog. I want this to be an easy place for family and friends from overseas to keep up with us. What I share here is mainly for them, but we're happy for anybody else to follow along! I like reading blogs more than magazines or watching tv, so sometimes you'll see the buttons for my current faves here as well.

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