An amazing story of a little girl who took two years to plan for her special day to be baptized for Jesus.

Our church cheered as 17 more people were baptized this past weekend, but I might have cheered a little louder than usual.  Not just because I had personal friends who were going public with their faith in God, even though I was certainly celebrating with them.  I cheered a little louder because one person’s story grabbed my attention.

When I saw 7-year-old Isabella Christie climb into the baptistry, I couldn’t resist a smile.  You would, too.

Isabella donned a pair of goggles.

Now, I’ve seen people hold their nose when they are dunked for Jesus, but I’ve never seen goggles.  I might have even chuckled a little at how precious the scene was.  Honestly, there was something so innocent…so endearing about the image of this little girl – whose head was barely visible over the side of the baptistry – who had prepared herself for what was to come and didn’t care what…

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Build your husband UP!

All of us women notice the little things our husbands do and we wonder why he couldn’t have just done it “right”. For example, my husband will leave a kitchen cabinet door open or the coat closet is never shut all the way. I mean, is it really that hard after all?

Anyway, in my younger days I would have been upset and said something like, “Can’t you just shut the cabinet door or the closet door all the way?” Now, in my 40’s, I have learned that there are something’s that are not worth getting upset about. So I just laugh or smile and shut the kitchen cabinet door.  Or when walking by the coat closet and I see it not closed all the way and just think.  “That is my John!” and I just shut it.

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” ~Proverbs 14:1

As wives, we need to build our husbands up not tear them down.  We are all imperfect and simply we can not expect our husbands to be perfect.

Something that I did for my husband that put a huge smile on his face. He arrived home last week to this sidewalk chalk driveway note.

Love & Blessings,