My Wife Has Tattoos: Marriage, New Birth, and the Gospel

Such truth. ♥


Image Photo credit: Todd Balsley

by Spencer Harmon

Today is the day of my wedding.  And I am not marrying the girl of my dreams.

If you would have told me when I was a teenager that my wife would have seven tattoos, a history in drugs, alcohol, and attending heavy metal concerts, I would have laughed at you, given you one of my courtship books, and told you to take a hike.  My plans were much different, much more nuanced with careful planning, much more clean-cut, and much more, well, about me.

You see, it wasn’t my dream to marry a girl that was complicated.  I never dreamed that I would sit on a couch with my future wife in pre-marital counseling listening to her cry and tell stories of drunken nights, listing the drugs she used, confessing mistakes made in past relationships.

This isn’t my dream – it’s better.

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Menu plan:

*chicken rolls, salad
*beans, rice, hominy, sour cream , cheese & olives
*Angel chicken over noodles, green beans, carrots
*tacos, rice and beans
*pork chops, sweet potatoes, green beans

I’ll post breakfast and lunch later!

Have a blessed week! ♥

Updates and my morning. ..

~watching Thumbelina with my girls.
~the boys are traveling with Daddy today.
~Lily’s putting makeup on me. 🙂
~We had donuts for breakfast and we’re having homemade lunchables for lunch. Easy fun foods.
~Chicken rolls for supper tonight. Recipe later.
~We did a full non-stop school day yesterday.  Today, we are resting until after lunch. Then, we’ll do a half day and park time if it doesn’t rain.
~Hubby got an iPhone yesterday.  Such a blessing but I have a feeling he’ll be distracted with it for a while. 🙂

~Looking at the flowers outside and trying to get enough energy to get up and do the dishes.  I’m not sleeping well.

~Noah is a very active baby. I pray he is
healthy and strong.  I pray he is sweet and kind. I pray I am a better mother. Everyday. Some days are just so hard.

There you go! Updates! 🙂

Sin Lies at the Door!

Amen!! Great thoughts here..


Who at the Door is Standing?

Sin at the door When Sin Lies at the Door turn to God.

If you were driving home alone and you knew someone was waiting outside your front door and he or she was hoping to get you, would you be afraid? Would you turn around and drive to a friend’s house to avoid the danger? The obvious answer is yes!Of course we would all go to great lengths to ensure we were safe! We would go to a friend’s house, grandparent’s house, probably even an acquaintance’s house to avoid this inevitable danger.However, every day we as teens and young adults drive straight into situations where sin is lying at the door and its only desire is for us. I see this as the biggest problem for young adults and their parents in the church: misjudging situations before it is too late to turn back.

In Genesis 4…

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Week 22 baby update…

I will add the newest ultrasound pic when we get it Thursday. Hopefully we will find out what this little sweetie is!!

I’m sooooo tired but I can’t sleep. 🙂
I’m up about 4 times a night to go to the bathroom and my hips are giving me horrible pain. I sleep with a pillow between my legs on my side and it helps a little. 

My blood pressure is low a lot so I get dizzy and sit down quite often which is interesting with 5 children.  I’m good other than the usual aches and pains.

I feel the baby move quite often. It’s so sweet.  Especially at night when it curls up under Charlie’s hand. Precious.

That’s my update! I’ll update more Thursday after our ultrasound. 🙂