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I Want to Have Faith Like … My Momma

Welcome to a new post series: “I want to have faith like . . .” I’m excited for this one!

I like to say I’m blessed.  This is the post that truly shows how blessed I am. I’m blessed, because I got to be her daughter.

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In all my short years of living, I have never met anyone so faith-driven as my mother.  She is a rock, courageous and strong because of the One she trusts in, yet she is gentle, warm and quick to listen.

My Momma was not always this way.  But a long time ago, God took hold of her heart and she said yes.  And He has made her one special woman.

Momma has met some strong adversity in many forms over her life, yet she has never given up.  Some would have quit, thrown in the towel.  But Momma stayed strong, because she trusts in an all-powerful God.  As she would tell you, it isn’t easy.  But it’s worth it.

And now, Momma is impacting the lives of other mothers, children and families. She blesses others by her hard work and never-ending patience.  And she has hope.  Hope like I’ve never seen.  The rough stuff isn’t over yet, but Momma knows God is bringing the good stuff soon.

And yet, with all of this, Momma doesn’t think she has done anything extraordinary.  She believes it’s all because of Jesus.  And it is.  She believes with a child-like faith and He does great things through her.

And she’s not done yet. Oh no, Momma knows great things are still to come.

Momma isn’t perfect.  But she trusts in the One who is perfect, and He is doing some pretty cool things because of it.

What’s the best part about all of this?  I have gotten to watch this woman of God alive and in action all my life.  Now, that’s blessed.

I want to have faith like my momma.  Great things are still to come, y’all!

Maddie

 

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Bountiful Blessings ~ #2

Life lately has been fairly odd.  Although I have just finished school, leaving me more free time, we are very, very busy.  Why you might say?  Sometimes the littlest things make us busy, but I’d say we have some big things going on.  My Dad is running for Superior Court Judge!  See his website here!

Anyway, I suppose I should get on to the purpose of this post, God’s abundant blessings.  Let’s get started.

~Driver’s ED. (Although this is only my second day, I am thankful to have kind, competent people to educate me on driving.  I am still not sure whether to be excited or scared yet. 🙂 )

~Brownies! (check out Ravishing Recipes: Baker’s One Bowl Brownies! Yep, I still love these brownies and made them for the last day of co-op.  Everybody says they are SO good, but here’s a hint, they’re super easy!)

~Baby Birds. (My momma’s hanging flower pot is now home to five baby birdies.  Their protective momma has been quite watchful whenever we water the pot. 🙂 )

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~Painful Experiences. (We have some tough situations in our family’s life right now, some stuff that’s been going on for a long time and it’s impossible for us to change it.  Although I don’t like the pain, I know that these are the times when God grows us most.  I’m challenged every day to trust and obey more than every before.)

~People Who Know What They’re Doing. (i.e. a certain web designer who has been helping with my dad’s campaign website, teachers who listen to all my questions, and a momma who knows how to make every day seem special)

~Bro Bro. (He is the adorable little brother of my sweet girls that I babysit.  Read about them here. I got to babysit just him last week.  My goodness, he is the cutest thing!)

~God’s Provision.  (I have no idea how much I am blessed.  Every day, I am overwhelmed by the abundance of everything God provides.  I don’t deserve it.)

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God is good, friend.  He provides and provides and provides.  Sometimes He says yes and sometimes it’s a no.  But no matter what we need, He always provides.

Blessings,

Maddie

*Photos taken from the internet. 

 

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Bountiful Blessings ~ #1

I am surprised some days by how much I am blessed.  I am not just blessed with big, huge things, but so thankful for the little things that make my day. Here are a few things I am blessed by today:

~A New Dishwasher.  Now to some, this may not seem all that exciting, but I am so happy to have a dishwasher in our house again.  Our ten-year-old dishwasher broke over two weeks ago.  For an eight-person family, having no dishwasher for two weeks is kind of hard.  Happily though, my siblings used the extra dishwashing time for family bonding.  We turned up the Veggietales Spotify, made a lot of hot, soapy water, and set out to sing and clean our hearts out.  Although the extra time together was a great experience, I’m glad to have a new dishwasher in our home.

~Sunshine!  Living in the Pacific Northwest, sunshine is fairly occasional in March.  For me, 60 degrees and sunny is blissful.  The day seems so much happier when the sun is shining.

This is Mt. Rainier. I get to see it every morning! Isn't it beautiful?
This is Mt. Rainier. I get to see it every morning! Isn’t it beautiful?

~Braces!  Yes, as of yesterday, I have braces.  Although it will be 30 months and several appliances in the making, I will have straight teeth.  I am very thankful to have the resources and time to get braces.

~Ice Cream! Which is very helpful for said braces. 🙂

~Family. My siblings make me laugh every day.  I just love family.  See my post about siblings here.

This is family y'all!
This is family y’all!

~My puppy Molly.  She is the sweetest thing. See my post about her here.

Just about the cutest thing I know.
Just about the cutest thing I know.

~God’s goodness.  He mercy is amazing.  I am so thankful to know He is near, and to have the blessings He provides.

Go enjoy God’s blessings to you, my friend!

Blessings,

Maddie