Monday, June 9, 2008


So my heart has been lifted by much these last few weeks...but another moment came from the message that was given from 1 Corinthians last night at church. "...just as you are in fact unleavened...." Unleavened-Holy which means "set apart FOR A PURPOSE".

At my salvation I was made made holy. Holiness isn't something I am attaining to, but rather what my identity is found in. I once was unholy, but b/c of Christ I was washed, sanctified and justified before the Lord.
We do not get that these days. If I lived out that everyday, i believe my days would look so different. If I would seek to put off sin to the degree that Christ washed me from sin, then my actions in every small detail would look so different. My heart is seeking this....seeking to teach my children this....pursue putting off sin and on Christ...b/c I am indeed set apart for a purpose.

1 Peter 1:13-16 says,
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesue Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, "You shall be Holy, for I am Holy."

My holiness has been given in b/c of the holiness shall I resolve greatly to put off sin in all my behavior...i am no longer purposed for that.

Karis' Shower

And this was the coolest party favor's ever!! 3 Musketeers (my 3 children) wrapped with a verse that we have claimed over Karis's life! so cool!! Rachel Keith- Another creative idea for you! Jackie, this was so great!!
There are lots of babies coming soon around Austin...this is Adrianne and Amber and I. Adrianne is due soon after Amber and I!

Sally with Micah's mommy....her future mother-in-law! I'll have to save this for the wedding for sure!!

So this is Sally with Micah Engstrom....Her future husband....

My friend, Amber, and I are due the same day! She is having a boy and I a we just think they are destined to be married! =) Sally and Elijah are around the same age as well!

Each woman made a bib for Karis...some where quite hilarious and others we hope quite prophetic!

So continuing...last Thursday evening, some ladies put a shower together for Karis and I. It couldn't have been sweeter. Fabs and Jackie, organized the whole thing and spoke in everything they did- love for me and Karis. I was given a journal with notes from so many women, even friends from college in regards to "grace" which Karis' name means. It will be something I treasure forever. We had so much fun and yet all left sensing our Lord. Thank you ladies! Words cannot express how I feel!