Monday, February 25, 2013

Just a Few Precious Moments from my Day

I know every parent loves their kids but today my little bugaboo was being especially cute and I was able to capture two great moments! He just recently celebrated a birthday and received a belated birthday greeting this past week. It came with a giftcard, it was good timing because his second Buzz Lightyear from Disneyland broke and life without Buzz would be unbearable. So we got his first official Buzz Lightyear - the big one for big boys. He was so excited to get it today and couldn't wait to get it out of the box. We had to make a pit stop at grandma's work so we could cut it out ASAP! I captured the delight on his face as we left the store. He has a "smile for a picture" face, and this is it. I love his cheesy personality, maybe its because I'm a bit cheesy, but its super cute on him :).

Later in the day we headed to his yearly doctor's appointment. As we waited for the doctor, my little man just lay on the table reading a Mickey Mouse book. Truly precious and priceless. I always wanted a lot of kids, but everytime I catch a moment like the two captured here, I feel beyond lucky to have the one amazing kid I do have!!

I may not have the most glamourous life, but it sure is sweet!

Friday, February 1, 2013


Matthew 5:6 – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

One of my lifetime favorite drinks is a peach tea that was sold on post in Heidelberg, Germany when I was in high school. After graduating from high school and moving back to the states I didn’t see that drink again, despite any cravings I had. Fast forward twelve years and low and behold a fruit stand along the drive to my grandparents’ house in Jackson carries that same tea! Let me tell you, the bottles I got over the months of frequent drives up and back were very much enjoyed and savored. Finally, my cravings were satisfied; that tea hit the spot unlike any other beverage could, because I loved it and had not had it in so long.

We all crave things - certain foods and drinks are our favorites, but our cravings go beyond the taste buds. Either we hunger for things of this world: fame, money, success, acceptance; or we hunger for things of God. The word used for righteousness in this passage is dikaiosune. It literally means righteousness of which God is the source or author, so this craving is not just a general sense of living right, but is actually a hunger for being like God! The funny thing about craving things of this world is that it is never enough. In contrast, when we hunger for righteousness, we will be filled. God is enough! Yet somehow we still struggle with desiring things of this world. Take some time to pursue God, the more you spend with him the more you will crave and be filled.

What do you crave?