Friday, September 12, 2014

Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.  But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.  For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand,that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:1-10

Faith and Fellowship Guidelines

1.  Link up a post (not just the link to your blog) from the week that shares what the Lord's been doing in your life or speaking to you.
2.  Put the button on your blog post or blog so that others can hear about this wonderful group of Godly women.
3.  Visit as many blogs as you're able and get to know your sisters in Christ!
4.  Share this blog hop on social media using #faithandfellowship or pin the button on pinterest.

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Susannah1Susannah from Simple Moments Stick


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

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Dear One,

You are loved SO MUCH!  The God of the universe loves and cares about YOU!  The one who keeps the earth spinning on its axis, the moon from crashing into the ocean, and the sun from exploding and destroying the earth desires a relationship with you.  He wants to love on you and to be there for you.  He wants to wipe away every tear from your eye and remove every transgression from you.  He wants you to sit on His lap and call Him daddy.

No matter what our culture says, He knows that you are beautiful!  You were created in His image , inside and out, and that makes you amazing!  He knit you together in your mother's womb and, ever since then, has had His hands molding your life.  Every detail of your story is important to Him.  He cries when you're hurting, smiles when you're rejoicing, and laughs when you're filled with glee.

What's best about all this is that He asks for nothing in return except your faith.  You don't have to do anything, act in any certain way, or be someone you're not.  Believe in Him and nothing else matters.  This is absolute truth.

- Your Loving Sister

Friday, September 5, 2014

Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop

I can't believe it's already September and that fall is right around the corner.  I pray that whatever this upcoming season brings for you, you are able to rest in Him throughout it all!

Faith and Fellowship Guidelines


1.  Link up a post (not just the link to your blog) from the week that shares what the Lord's been doing in your life or speaking to you.
2.  Put the button on your blog post or blog so that others can hear about this wonderful group of Godly women.
3.  Visit as many blogs as you're able and get to know your sisters in Christ!
4.  Share this blog hop on social media using #faithandfellowship or pin the button on pinterest.

Simple Moments Stick

Your Host:

Susannah1Susannah from Simple Moments Stick

This Week's Cohost:

Madison from Wetherills Say I Do

If you'd like to cohost in the future, please email Susannah at susannah.kellogg (at) gmail.com


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Child is Named After a Dog

Tales of Pregnancy

My coworkers and I are having lunch together and it's April 1st and I'm a horrible liar so I never even try to pull April Fools Day tricks out.  The girl who works in our billing office gets giddy and tells me that I should tell the rest of the office that I am pregnant.  She thinks it would be a great joke.  I look at her and sweetly say "That would only be a good April Fool's Day joke if it weren't true."  I guess ultimately the joke's on her.  I then have to convince everyone else in the office that I really am 6 weeks pregnant and that me telling them I am isn't an April Fool's Day prank.

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Pregnancy brain is a REAL thing.  I pride myself in being an intelligent woman and I've been taken down a few notches.  I miss four events before figuring out a new way to keep track of my schedule.  I forget how to do math (How many 20's do I give someone who gave me a $100 bill???).  I go to a few "appointments" that had never been made.  Apparently numbers are no longer my forte.

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Pool party time!!!  One of Nate's coworkers loves that our baby's middle name is Russell since that's his dog's name.  He's convinced that we're naming our little one after his dog.  In fact, he's sure that he's now a legitimate part of our family (or at least the godfather) since our kiddo's middle name is after his dog.  One of Nate's other coworkers - a guy who attended Multnomah with Nate and me and is a Hebrew language genius - shows up for the party in the midst of this conversation regarding our baby's name.  He gets a little smirk on his face and tells us that one of the definitions of Caleb in Hebrew can be "Dog."  Yeah, my child's name is Dog Russell.  You better believe that Jason, the owner of the real dog Russell, is incredibly happy about that fact.  (Caleb also means "From the Heart" which is the definition we're going with)

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It's 2:30 am and I'm up, as usual, using the bathroom.  Since it's hot out, my hands are very swollen.  All of a sudden I "realized" that if my ring isn't taken off NOW it's going to be stuck on my finger forever and will have to be cut off.  That's not good at all!  Out comes the Windex (apparently it's best for getting rings off)...  That doesn't work to get my ring off.  Out comes the lotion (supposedly that's second best)...  That doesn't work to get my ring off either.  Out comes the floss (I had been told that wrapping the floss around your swollen finger can squish the finger down enough to slide the ring off)...  That doesn't work either!  I wrap my head around the "fact" that my ring will have to be cut off and go back to bed and sleep.  Nate gets up at 7, confused out of his mind that there is Windex, lotion, and floss sitting on our bathroom counter but chalks it up to pregnancy craziness.  (It took some time and effort but I was able to get my ring off the next morning.  No, my ring didn't have to be cut off)

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Nate and I are cuddling on the couch, watching a TV show.  Since my belly's gotten big my hips have been pretty painful and don't allow me to sit straight up from a laying position.  Instead of asking for Nate's help to sit up like I normally do, I decide to be a strong, independent woman and swivel my body around to use that momentum to sit up.  I get stuck, try to figure out a way to gracefully get out of being stuck, and fall off the couch.  What I thought was a good idea ends up with me on the floor and both of us laughing hysterically.

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I'm excited to see what these last three months of pregnancy will bring with it.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop

LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Psalm 8 ESV

Faith and Fellowship Guidelines

1.  Link up a post (not just the link to your blog) from the week that shares what the Lord's been doing in your life or speaking to you.
2.  Put the button on your blog post or blog so that others can hear about this wonderful group of Godly women.
3.  Visit as many blogs as you're able and get to know your sisters in Christ!
4.  Share this blog hop on social media using #faithandfellowship or pin the button on pinterest.

Simple Moments Stick

Your Host:

Susannah1

Susannah from Simple Moments Stick

If you'd like to cohost in the future, please email Susannah at susannah.kellogg (at) gmail.com


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