Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Words to Live By

You know how every once in a while you run across something you haven't seen or read in a while and you go, "Oh man. I gotta remember that." For me its usually a recipe or a craft that I really wanted to do, but somehow never found time for. Other times its a quote. 

In honor of our upcoming weekend at Windy Gap, here are six of my favorite Bible verses... okay, they aren't all Bible verses, but most of them are. 

Thinking back on each of these, I can't help but think of the impact they've had on my life. 

1. "As for me and my house, We shall serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

This is one of my absolute favorites right now. It speaks to the family and remembering our priorities. I made a print of this verse for our sitter before she moved. I thought it was perfect for a housewarming. 

2. "Before I formed you in your mother's womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart." Jeremiah 1:5

When I found out I was pregnant with Big Girl I was scared. This verse was constantly in my mind during my pregnancy. Before I even knew if Big Girl was going to be a girl or I guy I loved her. I wanted to do everything I could do help her have a good life.

3. Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you will realize they were the big things.

I've been trying to live with this mindset for the last few months, and over the weekend saw this cute display at Windy Gap and had to get it. I'm loving looking at it on my dresser each morning.

4. "Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3

Love. Love. Love it. Think about this at work and in my business life, but also when parenting my kids. Truly a phrase to live by.

5. Play Like A Girl. Beat the Boys.

Big Girl has a t-shirt that says this. She has been wearing it to play tennis. I love that this is both cute and empowering to girls. 

6. This one isn't a verse, but its a song. Step by Step by Rich Mullins.

"Oh God, You are my God And I will ever praise You Oh God, You are my God, And I will ever praise You. I will seek You in the morning, And I will learn to walk in Your ways, And step by step You'll lead me. And I will follow You all of my days ."

I remember this one from all the youth group adventures with my church friends growing up. We went to the beach for a retreat every summer, and one year we went to a national youth gathering in New Orleans (pre-Katrina). 


  1. Awesome! I want to go to Windy Gap some day!

  2. Love this post. And, I remember that song....haven't heard it in a while. Loved spending time with you and your family....our family this weekend. Take-me-back.