Category Archives: Life Chronicles

Pushing Out Babies and A Quick Rant

Since I’m getting close to the end of my pregnancy (8 months next week!), we’ve (well I have, I don’t know about the Gent) been getting asked a lot about how many kids we want to have.

I read this today and thought it was a really neat way of explaining that whole thing:

“We want to have kids as long as there is grace for it. When that runs out, then that’s when we’ll stop.”

I think it fully encompasses the idea that we want the LORD to plan our family, but that we are also aware of the resources he has/does/will provide us. Having 12 kids doesn’t mean the He blesses you “more” with resources… but the kids themselves are a blessing with the graceful means God has provided. Continue reading

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Learning to Love Life

Lately the Gent and I have been talking a lot about contentment and how we really feel like we’ve reached such a good place in our life together because we are just in love with where we are.

Being content in life is an amazing blessing, like everything just feels right. It’s nothing we strived after, or finally got something and felt fulfilled… it was a journey to just loving our life and not needing anything more.

We look forward to the future but don’t have to constantly seek out “the next thing” to be happy. And that is so freeing.

This has been an amazing arrival as we focus on things that matter and strive more for the LORD in our everyday. The natural progression of life is so much more rewarding than rushing… and it’s making experiences so much richer, appreciating them for what they are and when/how they happen.

In case I ever find myself chasing after more than the LORD, or coveting things I don’t need… I hope that I think back to those conversations with my sweet husband and this coming to know the warmth of contentment.