Friday, October 21, 2011

It's Friday!  This has been quite a long week and last weekend was so busy for us that I feel as though I didn't even have a weekend.  So I am honestly so excited for Friday night with my family.  Do you have big plans this weekend or just going to relax with the family?  

Well, I decided to join in once again with Five Minute Friday, so here goes.


When I first saw the word beyond, two thoughts popped into my head and I would like to share both.  

First is the fact that God has taken me beyond my wildest dreams.  When I started blogging only fourteen and a half months ago I wasn't sure what to expect.  I wasn't sure who would read, what God had planned or why me.  But here I am fourteen months later and God is birthing new dreams, visions and ministries in me.  And it all started with with the word blog.  

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "'I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord.  'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future.'"  God knows His plans for me, I simply need to say yes.  He knows the plans He has for you.  Are you ready to say yes?

The second thing I thought of was my family.  We have experienced some rough days lately.  You know when you try are really trying to do something good Satan seems to attempt to block you at every turn?  That is how it has been.  I have been trying to live courageous, I have been trying to be a loving parent and serve joyfully but it seems the more I try the past couple of weeks, the harder it is.  Have you been there?  But when I look at my precious children, I am beyond amazed.  The kids may do something that frustrates me and makes me think, "really kids?"  But my love for them never fades.  My love for them grows stronger each day.  They are incredible.  Yesterday my kids were outside playing when they began to disagree about something which let to a fight which caused this mama to become frustrated.  But then a short time later I hear the sweet laughter of my boys as they are once again playing and my precious daughter comes up and recites her Bible memory work to me again.  And I think God you have blessed me beyond what I can imagine and I thank You.   How has God blessed you?

Have a fabulous weekend friends.

Sweet Blessings~

Linking with:
Brag on God Friday
Five Minute Friday


  1. This is my heart today too. I'm focusing on the blessing. My love for my children never fades no matter how frustrating our day may be. Great post thank you!

  2. I love your thoughts today, Jenifer. God is the God of beyond - beyond our wildest expectations, beyond what we ever thought could happen, and beyond where we thought we could go.

  3. Thanks for stopping by...I am new to the blog world...still uncomfortable for me...but trusting God as long as He asks me to stay...
    I love those sweet gift from God...when we get a glimpse of our labors...
    blessings to your weekend...

  4. Cute! I love that story about the kids! The mom thing continuously takes us to our knees. But how awesome that God's greatest blessing (our kids) can help in growing us closer to our Creator! Have a great weekend! We have a few birthday parties and watching lots of football and eating chicken wings! YUM

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. So encouraging to know that we are all on this journey, loving our God, loving our husbands, loving our children. I agree- it is a HUGE blessing!
    Hope your weekend is peaceful and lovely!

  6. "Beyond" is such a stirring word; really makes me think and realize the MANY ways in which God has gone beyond what I've asked Him to.
    I love this post, and you've done such a beautiful job with your blog - enjoy your weekend and be blessed :)

  7. He has taken me too beyond anything I could hope or ask for! Blessings as you continue to travel beyond with Him!

  8. God has blessed me right lately with wonderful people in my life who believe in me. God is so good.
    Hugs, cindy

  9. I am the same way with my kids. One minute I'm pulling my hair out, the next I'm posting something cute they've done on facebook lol. The Lord has blessed me more than I could ever imagine. Truly.

  10. So thankful you followed His lead Jenifer and started your blog! It's been a blessing to so included!


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