Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baby # 6 Arrives

381. Our Baby #6 has arrived!  We thought we were having a boy but God, in knowing exactly what our family needed, has blessed our family with a sweet baby girl, Patience Ann.  Thank You, Father, for the gift of allowing me to carry, deliver, and now hold our sweet baby #6, Patience Ann!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rejoicing in the Waiting

Real life reasons I'm rejoicing as I wait for Baby #6...

380. Seeing God provide food even during "lean" times... and knowing that our lean times don't even begin to compare to that of the vast majority in the world.

379. Being led to step out in faith and end our relationship with health insurance and joining with a ministry that supports believers with genuine health bills!  And receiving confirmations that only You could provide!

378. Life springing up in our side garden though we planted dangerously early and prior to heavy downpours!  You are so the Giver of life!

377. Singing hymns with the children as Daddy leads us in Family Worship Time.

376. Being forced to wait on the Lord - as I do not know the day or hour when I will go in to labor.  What a gift to be put in a position of having to wait on my Savior's perfecrt timing!  Oh, may I wait with joy as I trust Him to continue His faithfulness to me.

375. Getting a bunch of quality Christian biographies from PaperbackSwap (for FREE!)

374. Reading a Sojourner Truth biography and getting a more accurate picture of the rich, rich faith legacy of Black people who were slaves and the incredible effect she had on our country!  And the kids and Papa are enjoying me reading out loud!

373. Receiving a book from a friend that is truly encouraging my soul and blessing my marriage and family!

372. The gift of Scripture of memory.  You truly will work in the most pathetic of individuals to allow Your Word to direct, prune, shape, and nourish Your people.  And I am that pathetic one!

371. Hubby has no more night meetings until the 3rd week of April!

370. Taking my last 1/2 gallon jar of tomato sauce out of the freezer for dinner tonight!  So thankful for the blessing of a garden and seeds that YOU alone make grow!

369. Seeing the fruit of praying together as hubby and wifey re: some parenting challenges and seeing the Lord answer prayer in an undeniable way!  His Word

368.  Kadin joining the ranks of the newest WhitneyKiddos to begin "formal" teaching!

367. Still feeling great (the best I've felt in any of my pregnancies) and enjoying home schooling the kiddos.

366. Made it to the month of April so we ready for our first home birth experience!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

He is so LAVISH!

365. Jars of fresh, homemade tomato sauce in the freezer.  A few bags of frozen whole tomatoes from our garden.  Kale is still coming in.  A great big pumpkin on our dining room table.  Zucchini puree in the freezer.  And so much more!  Thank You for this harvest, Lord.

364. A full-size van!  Paid in cash, low mileage, plenty of space, and You even allowed us to sell our minivan in 24 hours to put a little bit more back in to savings!  Glory to You, O my King!

God, You are lavish in Your gifts to us.  How undeserved we are.  Thank You, great is Your faithfulness!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Another Life

363. Life is a gift.  And carrying a life inside me is a gift as well.  Thank You, Lord, for another life.  May this life be for Your glory alone.  Oh, I thank You for the plans you have for WhitneyKiddos #6!!!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Outside our Bedroom Window

362. Oh, Lord, how I LOVE the color that Spring brings!  Thank You for what's outside our bedroom window this morning:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

God's Sustaining Power

361. Thank You, Father, for your sustaining power.  With five sick kiddos and one recovering hubby, all I can say right now is... THANK YOU.  You have and are sustaining me... and you're sustaining my sick kiddos and my hubby too.  We've made it through diarrhea, terrible coughs, constant runny noses, a double hernia repair, and our basement getting a partial makeover.  Though none of these things are yet finished, I know You are God and that You are the One who sustains us and grants grace.  Yes, I'm trusting You to continue pouring out that power to sustain me as we walk through the healing and completion stages.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


360. I've never been a flower-kinda gal. But, every once in a while, I LOVE getting flowers! Yesterday was one of those days. My Pops surprised me with these:
How could I not enjoy these? How could I not enjoy a gift from the King and my prince? Thank You, Lord, for tulips and my husband.