Call me crazy, but seeing my beautiful Hannah in this photo made me cry.  :)  I am soo blessed. Thank you Papa God for how spectacularly You have things fall into place.  From the day, to the colors, to the heart of the photographer to the very moment and each moment it creates in turn. 

Shannon Rose  |  Photography

WorshipMob HD
Holy Spirit
(Bryan & Katie Torwalt)

Worship Mob
Fix You (cover)
Coldplay 

Unashamed (cover)
Starfield 

I have not much
To offer You
Not near what You deserve
But still I come
Because Your cross 
Has placed in me my worth

Oh, Christ my King
Of sympathy
Whose wounds secure my peace
Your grace extends
To call me friend
Your mercy sets me free

And I know I’m weak
I know I’m unworthy
To call upon Your name
But because of grace
Because of Your mercy
I stand here unashamed

I can’t explain 
This kind of love
I’m humbled and amazed
That You’d come down
From heavens heights 
And greet me face to face 

Here I am at Your feet
In my brokeness complete

Yesterday I bought a Whirpool Washer and Dryer Large Capacity set for a meager $250.  It was nothing short of God’s blessing during this difficult few months.  I rented a truck at 1pm, picked up the set, brought it into the house with the help of my megastrong minions, and today I’m doing laundry!  It sounds so mundane, and simple - but the faith impact in my life is HUGE. The Lord my God answers every size need in my often complicated, challenging, silly and wonderfully human, faulty life. 

So I share with you my praise and thankfulness because my cup overflows and it is not my doing, nor what I deserve. Thank you Papa God :) 

spiritualinspiration:

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13, NIV)
Have you ever thought about the fact that a reward is put into place before anyone ever claims it? Right now, there are rewards for certain fugitives on the loose. That money is already in a fund just waiting for someone to step up and claim it. All a person has to do is find the fugitive, and the money will be released.
In the same way, God has a reward that has already been set in place for you and me, too. It’s just waiting to be released. But, there are conditions to that reward as well. God says, “If you will just seek Me, I will give you the reward. If you will just make an effort to please Me, if you will just get up in the morning and thank Me, if you will just read the scripture, I’ll pour out My blessing.” You may not understand it all, but God says, “That’s okay. I will give you the reward because your heart is in the right place, and you are making the effort.”

spiritualinspiration:

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13, NIV)

Have you ever thought about the fact that a reward is put into place before anyone ever claims it? Right now, there are rewards for certain fugitives on the loose. That money is already in a fund just waiting for someone to step up and claim it. All a person has to do is find the fugitive, and the money will be released.

In the same way, God has a reward that has already been set in place for you and me, too. It’s just waiting to be released. But, there are conditions to that reward as well. God says, “If you will just seek Me, I will give you the reward. If you will just make an effort to please Me, if you will just get up in the morning and thank Me, if you will just read the scripture, I’ll pour out My blessing.” You may not understand it all, but God says, “That’s okay. I will give you the reward because your heart is in the right place, and you are making the effort.”

(via weliveforjesus)

Papa-God, You are ALWAYS worthy of praise.
Today I thank you Lord, and I want to share my gratitude with everyone I can reach- because You have done GREAT THINGS and have provided my needs, guided my footsteps and held me safely in  Your plan.  I lift up praise and thanks for the blessings that you have  so boldly given me these past few weeks.
- I made an impulsive  decision to rescue a puppy in need wayyy out in Georgia. You understood  the complications that GA holds for me and you carved out the way for  success, even in this small endeavor.
- I fell in love with the  puppy and brought to You my desire to live in a place that would allow  him to live with me permanently (instead of fostering him until a  forever home presented itself) and you showed me the way. As if the map  was highlighted by You I found an apartment that not only welcomes dogs,  but is bigger, better amenities, in the area I needed to stay, and in  my affordable range.
- My current lease was coming to an end and I  prayed that my eagerness to move into this new arrangement was from  You, not my own impulsive nature. As I sat in the Apt office waiting on  their approval or rejection of my application I asked for Your peace and  understanding if they rejected me. I needed reassurance that I was not  doing this on my own. Not only did You bless me with their approval -  but an approval at the lowest deposit rate available!  You provided in  abundance, for You know my every detail.
- You blessed me with  the acceptance of the puppy’s application at the Apt - despite the fact  that they (and I) have no idea how large he may grow to be.
- The  Apt managers warned me that there may not be an apartment available in  the style I needed until mid or late December. This meant that I would  have to move my things to storage and live with my ex meanwhile. You  blessed this option with my ex’s understanding and willingness to use  this option… but then a week later You poured more blessing on me when  I received a letter saying that an apartment had become available and I  could move in December 1st!
Lord, only You know and can reach into my stubborn heart. You annihilate my fears and teach me that there is not ever a reason to  doubt that You Alone are Able. I come to you Papa God, to quench my  thirst, correct my childish wanderings, fill my soul with goodness and  lead my life. I praise You Lord because there is not another being that,  knowing me, could do any of that and still Love me so completely. 
Thank You, Jesus.

Papa-God, You are ALWAYS worthy of praise.

Today I thank you Lord, and I want to share my gratitude with everyone I can reach- because You have done GREAT THINGS and have provided my needs, guided my footsteps and held me safely in Your plan.  I lift up praise and thanks for the blessings that you have so boldly given me these past few weeks.

- I made an impulsive decision to rescue a puppy in need wayyy out in Georgia. You understood the complications that GA holds for me and you carved out the way for success, even in this small endeavor.

- I fell in love with the puppy and brought to You my desire to live in a place that would allow him to live with me permanently (instead of fostering him until a forever home presented itself) and you showed me the way. As if the map was highlighted by You I found an apartment that not only welcomes dogs, but is bigger, better amenities, in the area I needed to stay, and in my affordable range.

- My current lease was coming to an end and I prayed that my eagerness to move into this new arrangement was from You, not my own impulsive nature. As I sat in the Apt office waiting on their approval or rejection of my application I asked for Your peace and understanding if they rejected me. I needed reassurance that I was not doing this on my own. Not only did You bless me with their approval - but an approval at the lowest deposit rate available!  You provided in abundance, for You know my every detail.

- You blessed me with the acceptance of the puppy’s application at the Apt - despite the fact that they (and I) have no idea how large he may grow to be.

- The Apt managers warned me that there may not be an apartment available in the style I needed until mid or late December. This meant that I would have to move my things to storage and live with my ex meanwhile. You blessed this option with my ex’s understanding and willingness to use this option… but then a week later You poured more blessing on me when I received a letter saying that an apartment had become available and I could move in December 1st!

Lord, only You know and can reach into my stubborn heart. You annihilate my fears and teach me that there is not ever a reason to doubt that You Alone are Able. I come to you Papa God, to quench my thirst, correct my childish wanderings, fill my soul with goodness and lead my life. I praise You Lord because there is not another being that, knowing me, could do any of that and still Love me so completely. 

Thank You, Jesus.