Brag On God Friday
Before begining, wanted to participate in Kelly's tips on blogging. So here's my tips on How to Blog for the Glory of God. I've placed them under the Life on Mission tab for future use.
10 Years and Counting
10 years ago I married my best friend.
The odds were against us. 50% divorce rate in our country, higher if your parents are divorced.
But I am just as overwhelmed by the privledge of being married to Austin as I was 10 years ago.
As both of us have depended on Jesus as our strength and sufficiency,
He has continued to shape our desires.
As we cling to Him, He keeps us together.
I can't wait for the next 10 and the 10 after that.
As we spent time reading through our old love letters
and laughing at how cheesy we were,
we were amazed at what God did in the last 10.
He truly did give us the desires of our hearts as we delighted in Him.
He is faithful! He keeps His Word just like He says He will!
His promises are true. What a great God that we get to trust someone so faithful, so trust worthy with our lives.
Here's my favoritepeople in my favorite picture in front of my favorite wall in our backyard. All the pictures were taken by my favorite photographer Mandy Blair, in our backyard (which is my favorite place in all our house).
I know finishing strong till the end will only be by God's grace because I know what I am capable of apart from the Spirit of God. I am desperate for God's grace. But I can't exhaust His grace. It will always be sufficient for me, for our marriage.
Lord, You've done well. You've taken two broken, self-sufficient, can't do anyting apart from You people and made them an image, a picture of Your glory. A very reflection of Your love for us and our love for You. I'm in awe of Your ability beyond our offering. Amazed at how You take dust and make it a masterpiece.
I'm humbled by You, Mighty Creator. Thank You!
Since children are a reward from God, here's our booty.
Bragging on God as the Family Maker (to hear how God brought each kiddo into our life, click the picture of them on the right), Family Keeper, Faithfulness Giver, Enabler to lay down our life and take up His, and Beauty from Ashes Maker.
God You Rock!
Will you join me in bragging on God? Just click the link below and add a blog post of yours that talks about how incredible God is. Together lets "proclaim His glory from day to day." Please include my button found under the Brag On God Friday's tab or a link to this post so others can find these other wonderful ladies braggings. Thanks!
I'm linked up with...
Favorite Things Friday, Finding Joy, Spiritual Sundays, Five Minute Friday
8/4/2011 12:57:34 pm
You are so right, Laura. God truly does give us the desires of our hearts as we delight in Him. I love the pictures of your beautiful family. You are truly blessed :)
8/4/2011 01:35:37 pm
GOD IS GREAT! Love this new hop! I just joined! :)
8/4/2011 01:36:14 pm
Happy Anniversary. :-) Thank you for inviting me to join in here.
8/4/2011 01:53:54 pm
Congrats on 10 years. Read the stories of the beautiful little ones. Heart warming. I did not find the joy in any of my pregnancies but I enjoy my children. They were also hard fought for, it is God's way of creating something special in you. They are truly blessed children.
8/5/2011 04:58:14 am
Congratulations, Laura! Beautiful! What a treasure your family is - captured on film among all your favorites. Joy to you!
8/5/2011 05:56:41 am
What a beautiful family. Thanks for stopping by Gail-Friends, and for the invite.
8/5/2011 09:52:41 am
LOVE your blog.. God is incredible!
8/5/2011 11:34:44 am
Congratulations! Tomorrow will be 42 years since the day I met my husband in Walmart! Best bargain I ever got there!
8/6/2011 05:06:24 am
Happy Anniversary! I move meeting your beautiful family in this post.
8/7/2011 06:35:41 am
awesome family! congratulations! many blessings to you for a great future. =]
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