Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Ok, so the Lord completely convicted me over the weekend!  
You know sometimes I just need a slap in the face!  Gosh you would think I would have it down by now but yep, sometimes I need that divine smack down! 

So it began on Saturday when I told one of our sweet, sweet Lifeline families that I would give them a call to discuss our experience (so far) with cerebral palsy.  

See, I was going to help them.

The Lord had other plans however...

So this sweet friend told me that earlier in the year, she had decided that she was going to commit to posting one thing good about her hubby on FB, everyday...

for 30 days.

She did and had a blast doing it, cause that is just the way He works but one of those days ended up being so incredibly significant for them.

I won't go into details but suffice it to say that the Lord convicted her heart, she listened and they were blessed and not blessed in the way that most people think of but just incredibly, beautifully blessed.

So, I got off the phone with this sweet friend and thought, wow, that was really incredibly cool...

and then did not think about it again until...

Hubby and I were sitting in our Adult Sunday School class at church on Sunday.

The teaching was all about Jesus and servitude and having a servants heart, just as Jesus did.

We talked about leading through serving and loving through serving and serving even when you don't particularly feel like serving...

and then the pastor looked right at me and said, "You have about a bazillion kids , right?"

(feels like it most days - grin) 

"Yet, at the end of the day, you are still supposed to serve your Hubby, you are called to serve even when you don't feel like serving."

Now, he didn't really mean serving Hubby breakfast in bed every morning but serving in the sense of honoring him and respecting him and loving him even when I don't have much left at the end of the day...

cause honestly y'all...

there ain't much left at the end of my day.

However, I feel like the Lord has been whispering this to me for a while now and this weekend that whisper became an all out SHOUT!

So, starting tomorrow, I am committing to posting something wonderful about my sweet Hubby on FB every single day from now until Easter Sunday, along with just honoring him and respecting him in our day in and day out so that he not only just knows that I love him and respect him but that he sees that I love him and respect him.

It is tangible and clear instead of unspoken and just understood.

I am not expecting incredible blessings from this commitment to rectify this particular conviction...

other than the beautiful blessings that come from serving through love and humility.

After all, we are supposed to live it out, not just preach it and I am very good at preaching to my kids to "treat others as you want to be treated" and yet I was not living that out nearly enough with the person in my life who always makes sure I have my own chocolate candy stash in the house, who fixes everything of mine that I break, who encourages me to take time to myself, who does the grocery shopping (with coupons), who does his own ironing cause he knows that I hate it, who loves me even when I am not acting so lovable and who weeps with me over our own children's pain and the pain of all of God's precious orphaned children.

There are just so many beautiful scriptures on love but for the season that Hubby and I find ourselves in, this one seems most comforting.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:18-19 

We have had fear but the Lord is defeating that fear with faith and I am learning to trust and to listen and to act because I know He loves us and wants us to love Him and each other!


Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 



  1. LOVE this!!!!!! Thanks for the reminder! I do need to do this!

  2. Thank you for this post! I need to tell my husband more often that I love him! It should be so easy to live that what we believe, but we let life get in the way and don't always follow that what we know to be true.