Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shelter over me

So, while my mom is snow birding it, her hair continues to grow. She found a little Truvy-look-alike in a very Steel Magnoliasesque salon...I swear, I felt as if I was on the set and any moment, M'Lynn and Shelby, Ouiser, Annelle, would all come busting outta the supply room...And yes, Mom's brown football helmet, which I love immensely, was properly cared for!


except here, because, this is gross. I mean, I'm sure the fishy would have tasted good but not that bag o' shrimp back there. ewwww.

just ..... ewww.

last day in the pool. 

last night on the beach. always so bittersweet for me.

beach bums


The sunset that God gave us on our last night was phenomenal, to say the very least...We all love being on the beach and man, it just rocks.

My sis, her hubby, her kids, and my big brother are all on their way there even as I type this. From what I've seen of their weather reports, they should have some lovely days. I'm anticipating some wonderful beach pix and stories straight from Beck's phone/mouth/FB.

also, as I type, I shiver. Why am I cold? I dunno...could be the 2.75 miles on tready and ellipitical....I sit here and type, and David is on the treadmill now...the thing about his exercising is that he likes his music super duper loud. I can hardly stand that...I like it loud but in my ears loud. Not in the house loud. Goooooooo can do it.

David turned 42 yesterday! (dannnnnnnng!) I think we will have a birthday party for five when everyone gets back home to Indy...We have four birthdays from Jan 10 to March 9. Tom will turn 43 (gasp!!) on Saturday.

Lots of good things happening. Lots of amazing things on the horizon...

so grateful for the way that He carries me everyday. Learning to live in the Light of His salvation is a pretty amazing place to be.

I'm doing a monthly photo challenge for March. Today's pic was fear. I'm trying so hard not to be fearful.

I always used to be afraid that something would happen to one of my babies, in utero....and they always made it. but still....

every pregnancy it was there. always the cord....

today's picture was of a knotted rope. I'm laying that at the foot of the cross. I cannot let fear grip my life. For everything that happens, I look up...I am seeking the Lord every day and so whatever storm or peace we endure, it's all good. because of that knot (and I'm not getting too theological here), I pray that my kids that have stayed will come to know the Lord in ways they wouldn't have otherwise....

Strong Tower is playing on my iPod now....loudly. Kids are cheering for their dad as he gushes sweat on the's a precious moment.

When I wander through the desert
And I'm longing for my home
All my dreams have gone astray
When I'm stranded in the valley
And I'm tired and all alone
It seems like I've lost my way

I go running to Your mountain
Where Your mercy sets me free

In the middle of my darkness
In the midst of all my fear
You're my refuge and my hope
When the storm of life is raging
And the thunder's all I hear
You speak softly to my soul

You are my Strong Tower
Shelter over me
Beautiful and Mighty
Everlasting King
You are my Strong Tower
Fortress when I'm weak
Your name is True and Holy
And Your face is all I seek

Strong Tower by Kutless (who we saw perform this song at Rock and Worship Road show and man, was it powerful!!)

Good night, my lovelies....hope this finds you well and healthy.


Anonymous said...

Oh Laurie, I LOVE the sunset pictures!!!! They are gorgeous! I so identify with the fear thing. Here are some verses that The Lord has really used in my life lately. They are such precious promises!!!!

Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 41:13
13For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

Isaiah 40:28-29

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Anyway, I thought maybe they would bless you like they have blessed me. I love you my friend, and will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I love that I come here to find out about your family, and I get great pictures and great words of encouragement from Shellee!