July 14, 2014
by Angie Brown
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Motherhood is a journey, not perfection.

I have been thinking a lot lately about who I am as a mother. The role that I am in to take care of these gentle and innocent little souls in this big world. As a mom to little ones I spend a lot time in their world. Their toys, their interest, their books, their t.v. shows, and their music. I have had some absolutely amazing days with them learning what makes them giggle and spoiling them rotten. I have has also had those really hard and messy days that I went to bed at the end of the day discouraged and questioning my ability to train them up.

The last eight years I have been a mom I can honestly say one of the hardest struggles I have had to face internally was that I am not perfect. Not that I wanted to be viewed perfect to my friends, my community, or the world, but in my children’s eyes. I wondered what did they think of me. How did I make them feel.  As they grow, will they compare me to their friend’s mom’s. I was just so fearful of basically breaking their soul in anyway I felt I needed to be perfect.

Do you struggle with being the perfect mom in your child’s eyes? Have you felt this way? Not only have I struggled with this I also secluded myself in this motherhood journey, especially when my children were younger. Looking back, that is when I needed a sisterhood most of all. Someone to be there by my side who has done this or been on this journey or heck at least to do it together.

When we struggle with this doubt we feel discouraged. We feel too broken to give each other hope.

We are not hopeless. We are not disqualified.

I quickly realized perfection was unattainable but being a mother with flaws was a beautiful story.

Sisters in Christ we need each other. We get each other in Motherhood, especially on those insane days. I have intentionally built a sisterhood around me that I can share my struggles with. A sisterhood I can pour my heart out too when I feel like the most broken person in the world or just to send a text venting about the messy house again or the legos I stepped on. again.

God has equipped us to be the mother our children need. He has equipped us to be there for each and not to be alone. To be the friend our friend craves. The wife that builds our husbands up. The truth seeker that brings a message of hope to the weary. The mender that the broken need to find Jesus.

Sisters, let’ s believe the words God has written for us. Let’s believe in his goodness. Let’s thank him for his unwavering truth. Let’s love God fiercely. Let’s be the women that can offer each other encouragement because we need it so much. Let’s offer each Grace, we are not perfect and I need so much of it. Let’s offer each other hope so we can survive and lot’s and lot’s of love!

Let’s learn together and do life together as mom’s to positively impact the sisterhood of motherhood by accepting our faults and struggles, encouraging our dreams, sharing our passions, loving unconditionally, extending grace instead of judgement, live out loud and share the hope that we have been offered so graciously through Jesus Christ.

We are not perfect. I am not perfect. My children do not need a perfect mom. They need to see the messy days and when I feel helpless I can stand tall with grace and love.  Striving for perfection is dis-heartening and never-ending. Striving for authenticity is life-giving.

I’m not just a mom. I am a wife. I am a friend. I am a sister. I am a passionate dreamer. I am a truth seeker. I am a life sharer and most importantly I am a child of the one true king. When it comes down to it our life in Christ is about transformation. For you, for me, for this world, and for my children.

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July 10, 2014
by Angie Brown
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No Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Squares

Happy Birthday to my amazing hubby today! I am one lucky girl who gets to spend each day with my humorous and oh so fun to be with friend and amazing dad to our beautiful babies! We have been through a lot but we are definitely on this journey together! I wouldn’t trade for ya anything babe!

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Just for that I made him this oh so yummy dessert which required little time and little prep and have I mentioned NO BAKING required! Oh yes I did! This sweet wife didn’t have a lot of time or planning for this years birthday but I wanted to still have a yummy treat for everyone to eat.

No Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Squares

1 1/2 sticks of melted butter

2 cups crushed graham crackers

1 cup of smooth peanut butter or almond butter

1/4 cup smooth peanut butter or almond butter

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 small bag of chocolate chips (2 cups)

Crush your graham crackers in a bag and pour into a mixing bowl.  Add melted butter, powdered sugar, and 1 cup smooth peanut butter. Mix together until well combined. Press the yummy mixture in to a 9×13 ungreased baking dish. Combine the chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter in a microwave – safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate and peanut butter are melted and creamy. One minute should be enough. Mix to blend, then spread all over the graham cracker peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for an hour then cut into squares.

Enjoy!!

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July 9, 2014
by Angie Brown
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My 10 favorite Beauty Must Haves

Today I am sharing my favorite 10 beauty must haves in my bathroom. I don’t wear a lot of make up but I have some essentials I can’t live with out. Some of these I have always used and some are newly discovered. I love E.L.F products! They are inexpensive and great quality.

Essential Cover Everything Concealer

{I use this under my eyes and on my eyelids and around my lips}

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Essential All Over Color Stick

{I use this on my cheeks after I apply my bronzer and I also use on my eyes}

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E.L.F. Studio BronzerimageLash Love Mascara by Mary Kay

{I absolutely love this mascara! It’s lightweight but looks amazing on! Check it out here }

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One of my sweet friends introduced me to Rodan and Fields this year. Here are my favorites so far but they have several amazing products that cater to all of your skin care needs. You can check out her website here and see all the products and how to become a preferred customer as well. https://ashleythevanillatulip.myrandf.biz/

Enhancements Mineral Peptides Broad Spectrum with SPF20 {I use the medium coverage}

{Perfection is a process. When it comes to achieving healthy, clear, foundation-free skin, even the most rigorous clinical skincare routines take time to show results. That’s why we created a new treat and protect product that offers both immediate and long-term skin-enhancing benefits that work with any Rodan + Fields Multi-Med™ Therapy regimen. Infused with patent-pending RFp3 technology, ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides SPF 20 supports skin’s resiliency to environmental aggressors and irritants and provides sun protection, while light deflecting minerals immediately even skin tone and reduce redness. Available in Light, Medium and Bronze shades, with a retractable anti-bacterial Kabuki brush sold separately. 4 g/.14 fl. oz.}

Enhancements Lip Micro-Demabrasion

ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion is an effective and convenient exfoliation stick created specifically for one of the areas of your face most prone to showing early signs of aging: your lips. It removes dead skin cells and exfoliates flaky lip tissues in just a few swipes. This easy to use, conditioning treatment makes lips look and feel more defined and youthful by renewing the surface and reducing lipstick bleeding. 2.0 g/.07 oz

Redefine Multi_Function Eye Cream

{I love this product! It refreshes my skin and helps with those fine lines that keep appearing. Plus on those mornings where this momma didn’t get much sleep it make my eyes appear as though I did!}

REDEFINE  Multi-Function Eye Cream combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet, helps reduce the appearance of both puffiness and dark under eye circles while special optical diffusers noticeably brighten the eye area. Ophthalmologist tested, this formula is ideal for maintaining the delicate skin around the eyes. 15 mL/0.5 Fl.Oz

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I also love the sun care line they have. I am currently using the Essentials Foaming Sunless Tanning Lotion. It glides on so easy and looks so natural. I also use the Essentials Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25 (two pack). It is perfect for the day at the pool,beach, or just out running errands in this Texas heat! I apply it to my kids lips to protect them from sunburn.

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Lastly I am loving the GUD line from Burt’s Bees. I love the Grapefruit scent. I use the body wash and the body lotion.

imageSo what are your favorite beauty products? I love to learn about new ones! It takes me awhile to try new things when I love the ones I have but I am so thankful I tried some new ones this year.

July 3, 2014
by Angie Brown
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Coconut Carrot Cake

You are in for a treat!! It is a mix of my grandmother’s recipe with a twist of my fav’s. It is super easy! Super Moist! and Super Yummy!! I personally love coconut and I use it in this recipe. If you do not love coconut you can omit this ingredient and the cake is still fabulous.

I mixed all of it by hand but you can use a stand up mixer too. You will make this in steps so that is how I will list the ingredients. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease two 8″ round cake pans.

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Step One:

1 1/4 cup applesauce

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

Mix all three of these ingredients together. set aside.

Step Two:

2 cups of unbleached whole wheat flour or white flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Mix all of these ingredients together and set aside.

Step Three:

2 cups of grated carrot

1 cup of shredded coconut

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup crushed pineapple in juice (not syrup)

Mix all of these ingredients together. Then mix step one, step two, and step three together. Pour half of batter in each cake pan. Bake 35 – 40 minutes. Let cake cool completely. You will see the sides of the cake separate from the pan when done. After cake cooks completely you may need to take a butter knife and slide around the cake and lift up a little then turn over and it will come right out of the pan.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup softened butter (unsalted)

8 oz cream cheese

1 tsp vanilla

1 lb powdered sugar

Mix all together in mixer. Frost the first layer and then the second layer. Optional, add chopped nuts or coconut flakes ( I used coconut flakes in picture)

I didn’t take any pictures of the steps but I hope you enjoy!

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June 30, 2014
by Angie Brown
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a thankful heart

Sweet friends. I hope you have had a wonderful start to your summer, be it with your kids if your a stay at home mama, a working mama, single gal or guy, a family, with friends, and even if your summer doesn’t consist of being home those couple of months. I just hope that you are doing what you love and being with those around you whom you love and do life with.

June was not the “June” I had planned on the calendar at the beginning of the year but even with the somewhat last minute plans of myself having surgery that has required me to do a lot…I mean a lot… of resting. 5 pound weight restrictions, not being able to lift my kiddos, and what! no house work for this mama, say it again, no house work! Although I know it sounds relaxing and all bubbly that I can’t do the housework, it has been challenging. Some days I would gladly trade this neck brace, no hair washing,  and sleeping in crazy upright positions for the housework this mama used to do. I actually caved and got in the shower the other day thinking I got this. Well it went a little like this. I secured sandwich baggies with medical tape over my incision area on my neck {my incision is right in the front of the middle o f my neck slightly to the left}. I carefully got in the shower with the shower head directly facing on my hair so I could stand there right under the water. I can’t bend my neck up and down yet and I can’t just whip my hair around either. Well here is the part that I did not think through my careful plan. I have long and very  thick hair that gets extremely heavy when wet. After all that work to get the shampoo and conditioner out with one hand since my careful bandage wrapping was starting to come off I was tired. The other part of the plan I didn’t think through was brushing and combing this thick head of hair. Oh dry shampoo how I love you.  But I am blessed. Ever so blessed.

I came to share my humbled heart of thankfulness through out these last couple of weeks. You guys! Friends and family you have just gone above and beyond. The way that you have reached out to our family during this time has been truly humbling and amazing.

Thank you to all of those that have brought meals and delivered food. It has helped us tremendously for my sweet hubby to not have to do that every single night.

Thank you for the texts, emails, phone calls, and cards in the mail. Your thoughtfulness has lifted my spirits.

Thank you for the house cleaning and the bathrooms and kitchen being scrubbed and mopped and the house vacuumed.

Thank you for the the bath products to help me be self sufficient and the dry shampoo.

Thank you to my wonderful and amazing husband who has taken his vacation time and has been juggling the roles of mom and dad every day. From the daily meals, hair brushing, teeth, clothes, baths, animals, meals, dishes, laundry, housework, dentist and doctor appointments, and taking care of me. I can’t thank you enough.

Thank to my hubby for spending quality time with our kiddos so they feel loved like painting my daughter’s nails twice this week.

My heart is full and I am thankful for the beautiful things the Lord has shown me through this time and how he has shown me how much he loves me through all of you. I hope when I am able to help you in any way needed or if I have in the past you felt God’s love reaching out to you as well. God continues to blow me away with his goodness, his grace, and his oh so everlasting love. It never fades, dulls, or quits. I love how he uses his ways to show us and capture our little hearts to strengthen our souls and deepen our relationship with him through his faithfulness and his people.

So from the bottom of my heart and from the light of my soul thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus. All because he loved us first.

Photo: My sweet boy making me smile.

Photo: She lost tooth #6 last night! She was excited to turn 6 last week and lose her 6th tooth!

June 28, 2014
by Angie Brown
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Rest

I am not one who likes to rest. My brain is always on the go and ready for some kind of adventure. It is even hard for me to truly rest while I’m in recovery from surgery. I have tried and I have been forced too. But I have to share I have come to really see a potential love for rest. We all need rest. We all have busy lifestyles especially in this modern day world. Were constantly on the go, social media and shopping on line at our fingertips any time of the day. We have practices, schedules, work, errands, birthday parties, and whatever else you can throw in there. During this time while I am restricted to “rest” I am jotting down somethings I plan to continue to do when I am full recovered and back on the mommy duties full time. I am planning and carving out time for rest. To be a better me. A better mom. A better friend. A better wife. So here’s my plan I think will work for me and my life right now.

1. Stop and Be Still. Whatever your beliefs are be still.I believe in God and I believe in the verse “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 I am going to make sure to apply that more to my life. Rather than just memorizing the scripture I need to live it. For some reason this simple verse can be oh so hard especially in a difficult time. But I truly need to wrap this verse around my soul for good times too. Sometimes all the the good things we are doing are good but not exactly God’s will. So be still.

2. Learn to say no. This is something I have needed to work on for years. I love to help everyone. I don’t like to say no because I feel guilty. However, by not saying no sometimes I am doing more damage than good for myself and for them. I overextend my self. I commit to too much and then I am left feeling like my world is crashing trying to please everyone and complete every project. It’s ok to say no. If you know it will not be a good outcome or you can’t do your best for you and them be honest and just say I can’t right now.

3. Me time. I know it’s hard especially if your season is to raise little ones. It doesn’t matter if your a working mama or a stay at home mama it is hard. Motherhood is exhausting yet fills you up, chaos yet blissful, makes you wanna pull your hair out yet you love those little stinkers with all your heart. If your a mama, you get what i just shared. If your a mama and you haven’t been good at “me time” yet, please start! I am still not good at it but I recognize I need it. Be it in the bathroom taking a relaxing bath with peace and quiet, a quiet dinner with your girlfriends, bible study for moms, whatever you can do even just once a month will refresh you. I have had a few opportunities this year so far and I am so thankful for it.

4. More play less work! I know it sounds crazy!! What I mean is quit stressing over that basket of laundry and the to do list. Rest with your kids. Play with your kids. The work will always be there. Your kids wont. They really do grow so fast. If your little one is tugging at your leg mama let’s play hide and seek. Put the dish towel down and go play hide and seek. The dishes will be there when your done. The excitement and feeling that your child will leave with is priceless.

5. Rest in Jesus. I will rest in the fact that he fearfully and wonderfully made me just the way he needed me to be. I will rest in my personality and how I look rather compare to others. I will rest in my family and this life with the confidence that he is taking care of everything. Every tiny detail. My soul will rest in the arms of Jesus. My comforter, the one who loves me with an agape love. I will rest so God can refocus my heart and mind for his will not mine.

So those are my five ways to find more rest! I know it’s not necessarily sleeping but it’s the rest I need. Do you need rest? What ways will you try to find more rest?

I found this on Pinterest and I loved it.

Its okay to rest -  It doesn't mean we're lazy or idle, but everyone needs to take time to pause and recollect, especially at the pace of life we live.

June 26, 2014
by Angie Brown
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Hello, I’m not Fancy

So I haven’t been able to blog in awhile…consistently for that matter. I wanted to write a note to say hello and share what we have been doing. We are finally on Summer break. no school. no homework. no schedules. no nothing. Whoop! However, this summer has already been labeled “Surgery Summer” in our house. A few weeks ago my son had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and I had a week ago today an Anterior Cervical Spinal Discectomy and Fusion. In simple words I had a ruptured disc removed, replaced with a cadaver bone and bone marrow from my hip, my vertebrae fused together with a plate and screws to ultimately fuse the bone and I would be feeling much much better than the last few years! Recovery has it’s challenges like not being mommy for weeks aka the housework, laundry, bath time and everything else. It has gone rather well though and my sweet sweet husband has blown me away with taking on everything. Our friends and family have the sweetest souls making us dinner and helping with our kids when needed. So over the next few weeks and months my neck will fuse and I will be doing amazing.

We will not be able to go on vacation this summer as we originally planned but we are having fun staying home and doing the minimal keepin it real. Lots of late night movies, playing outside, sprinklers, sidewalk chalk, painting, coloring, and anything else we can think of at home. Next month when I am able to do more we are planning on taking the kids to the local museums, a few local farms, and maybe a few drives on the weekend.

I am reading Road Trip by Jen Hatmaker with a group of amazing girls. Hoping to be able to actually make some of the bible study meetings soon. Being restricted with my activities and really not being able to do anything for a while, I have lots of time to spend on social media browsing, oohing over all the DIY Projects I probable wont ever do but wish I can, looking at recipes, reading blogs, and posting photos to Instagram. I’m hoping I can start to blog now more often with my time since I am coherent enough to not seem like I have lost my mind.

Photo: Cervical spinal fusion was a success! This is my friend for a while but I'm Recovering at home. Thank you God and all the prayers from family and friends! They helped more than you know and God heard! Every obstacle we faced the days before surgery was overcome with God's grace and all of you that have prayed, called, and text today. Thank you my sweet and amazing friends and family! Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus for me, especially my husband!

 

So as I was reading some lovely blogs that I follow today I saw this and I was laughing so hard! I love the song I’m so Fancy by Iggy and this hilarious version I’m not Fancy from The Girls with Glasses is so me and I am sure a lot of my friends!! So here ya go sweet mommas. {I’m secretly jealous that I didn’t think of this} Keep it real being Not Fancy and Rockin the Mommyhood! Peace!

 

 

 

June 13, 2014
by Angie Brown
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Friday and Random Thoughts

It’s Friday!!! There is something about Fridays that make it so exciting… Not sure if it is the start of a weekend. The end a of a week. Or just another day. But I love Fridays. It feels freeing to me but I really can’t explain. So anyways. I hope you have a fabulous Friday and lots of sunshine.

Here lately has been lost of challenges, arrangements, and preparing for my upcoming surgery next week. I am having a cervical spinal fusion for a ruptured disc that is protruded in my spine causing lots of pain and nerve damage. Anyways, I have had years of treatment and its just the right time. Having two little ones on Summer break will have it’s challenges but I know that we will all be covered in God’s mighty hands through his plans, our friends and family, and amazing grace.

Here’s some random thoughts that I have on my mind.

We were able to see two friends last night that we have been disconnected from for a while. To spare the details it was so refreshing to be able to visit with them. Friends, family, relationships are so important. Don’t let circumstances get in the way of relationships. We have just one life here friends. Look past the poor decisions, the mistakes, the mishaps, the human ways. Look past it friends. People need people. We need each other. I heard this quote somewhere before and it has always stuck with me.

Friends will eventually forgive and come back to each other. They realize that they need each more than they need pride.

Wow that is convicting! So love your friend, love your neighbor. Just  like Jesus did. “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is not greater commandment than thee.” Mark 12:31

love your neighbor.

My hubby and I have two completely different ideas of what a jeep ride should be. If one more gigantic bug in the country mud roads tries to get me I may have to pull out more intense ninja moves. And whatever I just saw swimming in the rain water please swim away faster! Please take me to the beach! However, I loved watching my son’s face light up when the mud would fly everywhere.

My little man has completely healed from his tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Momma’s I feel your pain if you have been through this with your child. He is doing so well now. So thankful for that decision we made even though I was terrified for my son to have surgery.

Speaking of relationships again. I was able to have a mom’s night out with a few of the {moms} FRIENDS from my kiddos school who I volunteer with. Through our kids and volunteering we have become friends. I am so thankful for that too. I am so thankful for that mom’s night out too! That was honestly my first one ever besides a committed event together or meeting. It was great to just be girls and have dinner without cleaning up food on the floor or spilled drinks. I came home to my sweet babies snuggled with daddy sleeping. Pure Bliss.

My last random thought today is about being brave. Be brave in everything you do. It takes a lot of courage to do things each day. It takes a lot of courage for me to do a lot of things I do because of my personality but I never regret it when I do. There was a time that I had to be brave to hold onto hope. Hope that life could be beautiful again and I could be happy again. I am so thankful I was brave. Life is absolutely beautiful even in the midst of my trials.

Connect with the courage within you and practice being brave. Face your fears and move towards a life in freedom. #edrecovery #courage #inspirational

Speaking of being brave. Check out my brother who is a patient at Scottish Rite having his leg/hip completely rebuilt so he can walk again!

Photo: Visiting my brother at Scottish rite today!

 

 

June 1, 2014
by Angie Brown
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When you feel like you were kicked in the gut

You guys Life is Messy. I fell to my feet this weekend begging God to come rescue me. If I am real honest I have been begging for weeks maybe even months. God please rescue me from the dark pit I have fallen in. I was being selfish. I wanted God to rescue me quickly so I didn’t have to do the work. I didn’t feel like I had done anything wrong except I buried myself in my own world. I was quick to push God out when he wanted me to take a different path. I was too scared or felt I knew best. I was quick to seek my friends first before God. I was quick to convince myself that my daughter’s separation and crowd anxiety was something I could handle on my own. I was quick to feel sorry for myself because my relationships with my family were struggling. I was quick to make excuses for my lack of patience and anger with my family because I have been in pain for so long. The list goes on.

With my broken heart this weekend I sat on my back patio after I got my sweet babies to bed. It was a bad day all together and things happened I wish I could take back. I sat there and cried my eyes out like I have never cried before. I prayed and begged Jesus to rescue me. All the time I am thinking of my own problems and mess I have got myself in Jesus reminds me I am not alone. There are so many broken hearts in this world. I just kept feeling like I was kicked in the gut and I needed to catch my breath. So after a while I did. I found this verse and I love the message version.

Is anyone crying for help? God is listening ready to rescue you. If your heart is broken, you’ll find GOD right there. If you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath. {Psalm 24:17-18 the message.

God is sooo Good. He will help me catch my breath when I feel kicked in the gut. He will lavishly give grace.

After I calmed down and prayed for God to help me and show me what I should do. I kept thinking about all his Grace he pours into us. Into me. I needed to give those around me grace and myself. I feel like we don’t give each other or ourselves enough grace. Sometimes are lives are a big mess and we need to be rescued. Sometimes bad things happen in this fallen world that we just don’t understand or can even begin to comprehend the circumstances. Sometimes I think we are doing the best we can.

That day was a tough day and I know we all have lots of those. With our children, our spouses, or friends, co-workers, and more. Our situations aren’t always the best and sometimes it feels like there is no hope. Let’s give grace to others and ourselves. Let’s look for the best in others even during the messy moments.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 in The Message says…

Lover never gives up. Love cares more for others than self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first”, Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel,Takes pleasure in following the truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.

I don’t know about you but I could insert my name at the very top of the verses to say Hey Angie remember this and tape it to my mirror which really isn’t a bad idea. If your heartbroken today and in a mess I hope that you find hope and comfort in these verses like I did. God didn’t rescue my mess from me but he rescued me from my mess by pouring his love and grace in the deepest part of my soul so I can remind myself:

God’s plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day.

I have MADE you

I will CARRY you;

I will SUSTAIN you

and I will RESCUE you.

Isaiah 46:4

 

May 29, 2014
by Angie Brown
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awkward and awesome moments

so i used to write these posts on Thursdays called Awkward and Awesome to share some of the well awesome things going on in my life and of course the everyday awkward things that always happen to me. I’m calling this post moments because I probably wont be consistent every week. I even had a friend once tell me that only the crazy things happen when I’m around.. kind of like the one stall I pick to use in a men’s restroom at a women’s conference {so there were no men obviously} where apparently a man had wrote {because I am assuming us girls would not do that sorta thing or even think of ever doing this} party hats for free with an arrow pointing to the disposable toilet seat covers. There you go awkward!

Awkward:

1. My son had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy last Friday and our pediatric anesthesiologist was amazing just like the rest of the doctors. So they gave my son the silly juice and he came into speak with us and he tells the kids jokes to make them feel comfortable. Stop.right. here. If ya know me you know I don’t get jokes. However, I just knew I would get this one come on its for kids! So here ya go.  What do you call a shrimp with three eyes? {remembering he is telling us not typing it like me so I am typing it the way it was meant.} So my son say what and smiled. He said shri-i-i-mp…Hahaha totally funny right. Yeah. I didn’t get it until my husband told him the joke after surgery. That whole time I was thinking what would you call a shrimp with three eyes!!

2. Finally out of pity for myself and embarrassment I washed my hair after 6 days of not washing it. I live on dry shampoo but I got my $3 worth this week. I know your thinking gross and I apologize for even sharing this or if you saw me and you desperately wanted to tell me. Six more days of school.

3. Back to the little man who had his tonsils removed. He is finally getting an appetite and ate some soup today which by the way the sweet girl of mine spilled a bowl of noodle soup on the couch.  That was fun to clean up. He asked for some goldfish but they are crunchy so he asked if he could have water. I turned around and he was dipping in his water. Now I know this is common in lots of kids I used to work in preschool. They loved it! So he dipped a few and the moved on to crackers and then he was done. No big deal. Until I was pouring some almond milk and went to take a drink and as I looked down I realized I…. you already know!! Grabbed the soggy goldfish water cup!!! I didn’t drink it though! Thank Goodness it would have been a lot more awkward if I did.

Awesome

1. My sweet sweet boy is sleeping through the night!

2. School is out in six days!

3. I washed my hair and it feels amazing!

4. We have a bird nest in our backyard and we have baby birds!

5. Although he has been in pain and not able to go to school we have had some sweet moments!

6. Our awesome impromptu photo shoot in the car while waiting sissy to get out of school. Oh and a Popsicle and a photo bomb!