Sunday, January 23, 2022

Happy Birthday A

I don’t know how but this girl turned 18 yesterday and my Momma heart can’t handle it.  I’m so proud of this woman and honored to be her Mom.  So many friends and family have invested into A’s life in too many ways to count and I’m so grateful and thankful for every single one.  It takes a village.  Love you all!

Thursday, January 20, 2022


I recently shared with you that REDEEMING LOVE is coming to theaters January 21, 2022.  It's a story of the power of unconditional love based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers, which is inspired by the Biblical Book of Hosea with its central theme of God's redeeming love, even towards sinners.

Movie Synopsis:  Angel expects only pain from those around her.  Sold into prostitution as a child, Angel survives with hatred towards herself and the men that use her.  She meets Michael Hosea, a farmer who believes God wants Angel to be his wife.  Dire circumstances force Angel to accept his proposal, but when Michael defies her bitter expectations, her wounded heart begins to mend.  As Angel encounters a love unlike anything she has ever experienced, feelings of unworthiness and shame cause her to run from a life she doesn't think she deserves.  As Michael sets out to find her, Angel discovers there is no brokenness that love can't heal.

My Thoughts:  I was blessed with a prescreening of this movie and it did not disappoint.  I must admit though, this is a hard movie to watch on the screen.  There is so much pain and so much darkness (sex, alcohol, prostitution, child abuse, greed, selfishness, etc.), and yet, it is beautifully redeeming.  Michael's persistent love for Angel reminds us of God's pursuit for our hearts.  For book fans, this movie is extremely accurate and I really appreciate that.  This movie reminds me of the movie PRICELESS, not afraid to tackle tough topics.  Angel is rescued over and over and eventually has to decide for herself which path she is going to walk.  I love this - with God it's not a one and done thing.  He invites us to have a relationship with him, and as most of us know, relationships are not a one-way street.  He is constantly pursuing us, we just need to open our eyes.  Planning on seeing this movie yourself?  Buy your tickets for REDEEMING LOVE here.  And be sure to check out the movie trailer below.

Disclosure:  Many thanks to Universal for providing me a prescreening of this movie for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Just the Littles

Dessert Snack

Well, the older kids are off at a church retreat so it's just David and I and the 3 youngest.  We had a fun family day of bowling and video games yesterday at Spare Time.

The boys loved this game/ride.

It was so great to see how much fun everyone was having.  I definitely need to work on my bowling skills, it's been way too long.  Hope you are having a great weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2022


I'm so excited to share with you about the upcoming film, REDEEMING LOVE!  It's coming to theaters January 21, 2022 and it's a life-changing story of the power of unconditional love based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers.  This story is inspired by the Biblical Book of Hosea with its central theme of God's redeeming love, even towards sinners.  

I read this book many years ago and absolutely loved it.  I'm super excited to see the love story between Michael and Angel unfold on the big screen.  I love that Michael trusts the Lord for his life and his future and doesn't focus on Angel's past.  I have been blessed with an opportunity to watch this movie ahead of time.  Stay tuned for my upcoming review!

Jambalaya Volleyball Fundraiser

B's 16 National club volleyball team is having an upcoming fundraiser.  If you are local, please consider purchasing a jambalaya plate to support them (you can also donate your plate to the homeless if you aren't local).  Thanks for considering!

B Passed Her Driving Test

B passed her driving test yesterday!  So we officially have 4 licensed drivers in the house 🚗 😀.  Now, onto C 😏.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Happy 8th Birthday F

F turned 8 this week!  I'm hoping that his "8 is great" year truly is great for him.  F is definitely one of the coolest kids I know!  He is bright, creative and I’m so glad to be his Mom.  We are hoping to have a Minecraft themed birthday party for him soon.  Cheers to 2022 F 🎉.