The Pregnancy

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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! That’s a baby in there! A BABY! That little bubble there, that’s a baby, ya’ll! Baby! Ahhh!

Okay, enough squealing. I’ll pause my extreme excitement long enough to get some thoughts written out to you.
Pregnancy is fun, ya’ll. It’s hard and exhausting and a little bit gross sometimes–whoever named is morning sickness probably didn’t understand the definition of the word “morning”–but oh so much fun. I’m having a blast thinking about names and planning room themes. A thousand questions are running through my mind every time I pause to think about it all! So much to think about and decide!

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Psalm 127
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.

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Kids Aren’t Expensive, But That Other Thing Sure Is

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My husband and I have always wanted a lot of kids. (Of course, “a lot” is a relative term, depending what your social circles look like, but for the purpose of this post, we’re going to call “a lot” more than 3. Ha.) Over the last 6 years, when we’ve made our feelings known, we’ve often been met with one particular phrase: Kids are so expensive!!

Well, on the one hand, I suppose they are. Depending on your particular situation – medical bills, dental care, school tuition, etc. all definitely add up. So I’m not trying to be flippant with what I’m about to say, but I do think it’s an important distinction to be made when one is saying how “expensive” children are.

Kids aren’t expensive. Greed is.

Kids don’t “need” designer clothes, Etsy outfits, brand new everything, more shoes than they can wear before they grow out of…

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Joy – Fruit of the Spirit

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Hello friends! Welcome back to Weekly Challenge! We’re talking about Fruits of the Spirit right now and today’s topic is joy. I can’t help but sing “I’ve got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain in my sooOOooul in my soooooooooul” It’s a shame you can’t hear me singing through the text. I’m really fantastic. Truly. Joy is one of my favorite things to talk about because I remember when I finally realized the difference between joy and happiness. Joy flows from within and can only come from Jesus. It doesn’t ebb and flow with the changing seasons of life. It is steady. Like a fountain. Happiness on the other hand impacts you from the outside, like wind. It can blow so hard you’re knocked over flat on the ground giggling and the next moment be so still you’re not sure it ever existed. Happiness…

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