Let’s Catch Up and an Intro to Fifteen Verses for 2015 [Vlog]

Guys, I’ve missed writing regularly here so much! I really hope you’ve been enjoying the podcasts in the time since. God has been doing a very good work in me these past few months and I wanted to catch you all up. In this video, I share why I quit writing for a few months, what I’ve been doing, and where I see things headed in the future. I hope you take a few minutes to catch up.

Let me just take a minute to encourage you just to take a few minutes to open your Bibles today and see what God might have in store for you.  Here’s Isaiah 121:-6 I read on the video:

In that day you will say:

“I will praise you, Lord.
    Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
    and you have comforted me.
Surely God is my salvation;
    I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense[a];
    he has become my salvation.”
With joy you will draw water
    from the wells of salvation.

In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done,
    and proclaim that his name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
    let this be known to all the world.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
    for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”


More on Feathers, God’s Message To You and a FREE Printable


Over the weekend, this feather thing did not die down at all (read this and this to catch up). In fact, more people have contacted me telling me that they have found feathers. Scott even had someone stop him while he was out to tell him she reads here (Hi, Lara!) and she and her friend had found one each!  It’s so crazy!  Two ladies, 8 states apart were both apple picking this weekend and each found one (Hi, Abby and Katrina!). I have zero idea if that has any significance, but it’s awfully cool!

God would just not let this go for me either.  I found some more feathers while I was doing some yard work on Saturday morning. I have an entirely different post to write about that.

Through the weekend, God began to recover some memories of a sermon I heard a long time ago about the Jewish traditions and the significance of feathers and wings with the tallit, or prayer shawl that Jews would wear.  After some digging and researching, I truly believe that God is trying to speak to us and has some comforting words.

In the meantime, God has been pulling me out of my comfort zone lately and asking me to speak instead of just write.  It’s so entirely not in my wheelhouse to speak.  However, it was so much to wrap my head around, I’m not even sure I could have written it all.

I know it’s long, but if you have a few spare minutes, please watch this.  I’m far from a scholar (give me grace), but God can still speak to you through my stumbling words. He wouldn’t put me through this if he couldn’t!

If you can’t watch, know that God loves you so much and you are not alone in your struggles!

As a thank you, I created a FREE printable for you. Even if you haven’t found your feather yet, you can print this and let it be your reminder.  Click HERE for the download or feel free to pin the image below.

Psalm 91:4

Keep sharing your feathers with me in email or on our Facebook wall and we can all share on Friday on social media with #FeatherFriday.

Remember, it’s not about the feather, but about a God who wants to remind you to draw close to Him in your struggles.   He is ready and oh so willing to protect you, love you and provide for you.

Stop & Smell the Roses Vlog – September 2013

We’re trying something new and fun today!  I’m linking up with House of Rose’s monthly vlog called Stop & Smell the Roses where you talk about what you’re thankful for or what’s making you smile. I’m posting it a tad early since I’ll be posting WIWW tomorrow.

If you have less than two minutes, check out the video below:



For those not able to watch, I talked about two things I’m thankful from our summer: our water leak—truly a blessing in disguise—and travel.


Video Comments:

Here’s August’s What I’m Into post from last week.


Here are some posts on the water leak and treehouse:

Hello Summer, Hello Water Leak

One Week Downstream of the Water Leak

Bedroom Updates

Five Minute Friday: Broken

Treehouse Bed for Kids


Here are the posts I wrote about some of the travel.  I didn’t blog about all of the trips, but follow me on Twitter to catch all the fun:

Summer Vacation 2013: Palm Beach, FL

Goodbye, Summer 2013

Thrifty Updates Around the House


Very thankful for all of YOU for watching and reading!  If you’d like to see more vlogs, let me know!


Check out more Stop & Smell the Roses vlogs here.