So much truth...


Love notes...

So there's this game that 
The Lord and I play. 
Yes, I said that right. 

A little backstory...

I always used to see the same numbers whenever I look at a clock. 

I mean ALL the time; several times per day. 

So, I was talking to God about it and asked if it was a sign for something. 

I mean, it was just too frequent to not be SOMETHING. 

I told God that because I didn't know of it being for anything else, I was going to consider it a personal little love note whenever I saw repeating numbers on a clock. 

I know that He loves me all the time, but this would be something just for me. 
Like a wink when no one is looking. 

Whenever I see these numbers I say, "I love you Lord, thank you for loving me."

Well, I still see them all the time. I would venture to say that 9 times out of 10, when I look at the clock, it will be that way. They are the bright spots in my day. 

And in a perfect example of God's faithfulness, 
The other night I had a mini-crisis here at home with one of the kids. 
This was something that freaked me out and panicked me like I can't even explain  to you. 
My jug was shaken. 
I sat down, silently praying and seeking 
His wisdom,
and I click on my phone. 

The above picture is what I saw. 

I was reminded that it was all going to be alright. He was going before me. 
And he loves me. 



lurve you, xoxo v.


lurve you, xoxo v.


Preparing for battle...

" Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints"  Ephesians 6:11-18

lurve you, xoxo v.


“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19

"Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord" Zechariah 4:6

" Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?" Job 1:10

"But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you" 1 John 2:27

"Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me." Psalm 144:1-2

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him." Psalm 28:7

"In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul." 
Psalm 138:3 

"For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken." Proverbs 3:26

"They shall walk after the Lord: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west." Hosea 11:10

"The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies."
 2 Samuel 22:2-4

"But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil." 2 Thessalonians 3:3

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1

"I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron" Isaiah 45:2 


lurve you, xoxov.



Finally got the dresser painted that I will use as a sideboard.

It looks amazing!

I had planned to use a different dresser and do a bit of distressing to it. When it was done, it would've been like an oatmeal color with black distress marks.   Pretty.

But, I loved the classic lines on this and decided I
wanted to just use some glossy black.

It turned out great.

We did the same thing for an old bookshelf that Paul's dad had made decades ago.

It turned out great as well.

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