"Whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue...think on these things" Phil. 4:8

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fall decor

Beautiful picture given to me by my secret sister at church. I love my fall sofa table decor!

The small things

I have a tendency to notice things, small things. It's November, the leaves on the trees are beautiful shades of yellow, orange & red. I love it. I notice it. I love how beautiful it looks this time of year. But as I think about the small things that grab my attention with my eyes, I wonder if there are small things that I should be seeing with my heart. I am a busy mom, with active kids, whose schedules keep us busy. I am not complaining, I am very grateful for healthy children who can be active. But in my busyness, I wonder if I'm overlooking someone that needs a kind word, a word of encouragement. I never want to lose my eye for the small things in life, but I pray that I can also see those things that God puts in front of my hearts eye.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A New Season

So I haven't posted in a year. It's been quite a year. It has had it's challenges, to say the least. But now it's a new season, and so what better time to write.
God has taken our family on a new path. My husband became the new pastor at New Victoria Baptist Church in Woodstock, GA., in July. This new path, although still ministry, is so different for our family. We are so thankful and excited that God has sent us here. We are all learning a different way of life. Although we are still in the South, and only two hours from where we grew up, it is so different. We are learning that sometimes God gives us new opportunities because He wants us to stretch ourselves and do some growing. Seven years ago when we moved to a little community called Chandler Springs, AL., we had to grow. God taught us so much while we served Him there. I am so thankful for that season in my life. I had to study His word like I had never studied before. I learned so much about what it means to have a real relationship with God. Now, seven years later, I am in a new season, a season where all things are new and different and out of my comfort zone. I know that is part of the reason for this season, I was getting comfortable! I even see that God is causing my children to move out of their comfort zone, and that is hard for a momma to watch her children endure. But I know that God not only has a calling on mine and John's lives, but on our kids as well. In the few weeks that we have been here, I have such a love for the people of New Victoria. I know that God is going to do great things in this season, and I am willing and ready to grow and learn what my part in His plan is.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The God of all comfort

Well, we are back in the swing of things in the Harris household. The lazy days of summer have come and gone. The kids are back in school and this house seems extremely quiet.
Starting the new school year is always difficult...for me! I think the kids handle it better than I do. I am like a mother hen, I want my babies under my wings and in my reach at all times. I don't think anyone can take care of them but me! Crazy, I know. It seems especially hard this year because my "little girl" started high school! Monday when I dropped them off at school and returned to an empty house, I did a little crying and a lot of praying. And in the quietness, the Comforter reminded me that these precious children that I call "mine" and that I think "I" have to take care of, are not mine at all. They are His. He has been gracious enough to allow me to be their mother on this earth. And as hard as it is for me to wrap my mind around it, I have to remember that God loves these children more than I do. Yes, He loves them and He is going to take care of them!
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of ALL comfort." 2 Corinthians 1:3

Friday, July 15, 2011

Get creative, ladies!!

After my father-in-law passed away, we inherited his dining room suit. I did NOT like it, but I knew it was important to my husband and it was well built furniture. So I decided to paint it and now it has become just about my favorite furniture that I own. I don't have before pictures, but I do have a picture of the inside of it so you can see the color of the wood before.

I wanted to share this so that you can see how easy it is to make something pretty with a little bit of paint. I want ladies to understand that anyone can make their home look good, without having to put alot of money into it. After all, if we want to be like the Proverbs 31 woman we must be industrious and thrifty(Pr. 31:13,14).

Monday, July 11, 2011

I made a vow...

I read this today and I just had to share because it goes hand in hand with everything that I want this blog to convey...what it means to be a Proverbs 31 woman.
"She rewards him with good, not evil, all the days of her life" Proverbs 31:12
When I read this verse in my devotion time this morning, I knew I had to share it because I think this is something that every one of us struggles with. Have you ever thought about the vow that you made to your husband, before God? Have you ever realized that next to your vow to God, your husband is the only other one that you have made a vow to? A vow! Yes that means God first, husband second. It's tempting to let other people and things get ahead of this vow. Your children "need" you, your job "requires" your attention, your friends & parents "want" your free time. But you haven't made a vow to them! In Genesis 2 when God made Eve, he made her to be Adams "help-meet". The translation for the word used for help literally means "physician", to meet a need for someone that they CANNOT meet for themselves. Ladies, when God gave you to your husband, he had a plan. It wasn't for your fulfillment, but for his help.
I challenge you today to think about what it means to make a vow, and ask yourself the question "Am I helping my husband"? "Am I being true to the vow that I made"?  Remember that this is what God called you to do and he WILL equip you for whatever you need to do to be your husband's help-meet!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Frugal fru fru

I enjoy pretty things. Anyone who knows me, knows that fact. I especially enjoy making my home pretty. And I've learned to do the best I can with what I have. I think any woman can make her home pretty with little money. It just takes a little work and a little creativity, which is my specialty. I love to get my creative juices flowing. I like to change things up a little bit, so I thought I would share a few of my ideas.
I have played around with some different looks for my living room by trying different pillows on my couch. I prefer warm colors so that is all I have, but you could just about use any color combination if you have a neutral couch. I also like to mix patterns, as you will see in the pictures.