Sunday, February 28, 2010

Book Review: REVOLVE 2010

As a teen I remember reading the very first edition of the REVOLVE Bible-zine. I enjoyed the magazine layout and the "cool" pictures. It made carrying the Bible in my backpack easy and fun. Reading the 2010 edition brought back those high school memories. I am looking forward to passing REVOLVE 2010 on to one of "my girls" to read and see what she thinks of it.

The quizzes, and Christian artist spotlights are a lot of fun. A nice touch this year for connecting to teens is the "goodbook" sidebar, highlighting people from the bible in a "facebook" type format. Many young girls might also enjoy the "Beauty Basics" sections modeled after other popular teen magazines. Only these beauty tips are classy not trashy! "Dudes Decoded" is another sidebar based on teen magazines, however, it focuses on positive and God-centered relationships between young men and women.

Revolve's format is geared towards young teens who may be just starting to develop a closer relationship with the Lord and may be a bit too mainstream for many. I think that it is a good way to get teens that may be resistant to reading the bible to feast on the word of God.

***Thanks BookSneeze for the free book to review****

Monday, February 22, 2010


In a few weeks, I will sign my first lease... OK, so it is just a sub-lease for the summer, but I still feel like a big girl! I am so excited for my Summer Holland Adventure! A summer in Holland taking classes and living with the fabulous JFey sounds right up my ally!

The next few weeks of classes prior to Guatemala are going to kick my butt, please keep me in your prayers

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Welcome to the world Sophia Vivian

Watching a new life take it's first breath is beyond words...

She reminds me of this...

Sophia is a miracle baby, long wished for and loved deeply...

She reminds me that there is hope...

"All my life in every season, You are still God... I have a reason to sing... I have a reason to worship..." -Hillsong

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love is...

The gift of a sunny day in a beautiful place

With friends like this

I <3 my housemates

Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Baby Picture Sunday

This week's theme:
My Reason to Breathe is You

Well some of my MANY reasons...

Elianna... enough said (to read her story click here)

My Teachers' babies
It is life changing to know people before and after they become mothers

When I hold them... I feel the holiness of God... Holding the image of God in my arms...

The sister... her siblings... their story and the ones who came before... (my temporary babies)

The kids I am blessed to spend time with, both from my hometown and here in Holland through babysitting or daycare... Each little life, each moment, each day

The babies I have watched come into this world... (Much gratitude to my Midwife/Doula friends an amazing circle of women!)

“All women are not mothers, but all women are called to mother… to nurture, to train, to educate, to rear. As daughters of eve, all women are uniquely gifted to help others in their lives become more of who they truly are – to encourage, to nurture, and mother them toward their true selves” ~Captivating

I am not a mommy, but someday I will be, whether I am blessed to give birth or not, My reason to breathe is this hope and this preparation for loving my own, by loving those who are not my own like crazy... I can only imagine how intense the love for my own will be...

Thursday, February 04, 2010


After reading Mckmama's story of Redemption Part I and Redemption Part II and all the other wonderful inspiring blogs from my other "Mommy Bloggers" I feel like I have been seriously neglecting this blog as of late... I remember back in the day when my blog was on yahoo 360. I blogged all the time, things worth writing and things worth reading... inspiration and time are lacking as of late. For my faithful followers I thank you and I apologize. It will get better... I hope... :)

But for now....



  1. Piano Class sucked today. She counts notes diff than I have been trained so that messes me up as well as turns up her voice and piano way WAY up so I cannot hear myself play...
  2. I am tired
  3. I don't want to go to work (see #2)
  4. I have $1.33 in my bank account (darn bills)

  1. Baby Tryg twice this week
  2. Over night babysitting job this weekend! Hopefully will be able to pay Febuary's bills, pay for gas to go to J's party and be able to have some fun in Chicago
  3. Doing well so far
  4. I am really enjoying my Dance class