Saturday, September 15, 2007

Country Come To Town!

Last weekend was my daughters 14th birthday! She wanted to go eat and shopping in the "Big City!" (our favorite thing to do!) My parents flew up to meet us! We had so much fun!
Anyway...we went to the real "Fancy Mall" (Babylon at its best!) (gosh and I love it...I admit it...so guilty!!!!) It really made me think...about excess...about image...and measuring up...Why do we love excess? Why do we always feel as if we have to measure up? Have any of you all seen "Measureless Love" Beth's new DVD? It is AWESOME!!! I love how she says, "All excess is rooted in emptiness"

Two questions she asks that I think are so good to think about...
Who do we keep trying to measure up to?
What empty places are we trying to fill? And what are we filling it with?

Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1 :10



12 comments:

jennyhope said...

yep just a quick trip to the big city! :) I am so glad you go to go~~Great word!

JMom said...

This pictures are adorable (dove shoot included) Precious!

JMom said...

Oops- This=these above.

Belle-ah said...

You have a gorgeous family! Happy Birthday to your dear daughter!

connorcolesmom said...

Emmy,
What a beautiful family!
YOu and your husband are like movie star good looking with amazingly beautiful children!
What a gift!!
I look forward to meeting you in San Antonio!
Much love,
Kim

Fran said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! What a cute and precious family you have! I can totally relate to your post too. Did you do her study on Daniel??? Boy, I tell ya what....it was AMAZING. Great word from you. I look forward to meeting you in SA as well. Have a great week.

Blessings...

Nancy said...

Coming over from BooMama's 'cause your comment was so sweet. I'll be back.

Preppy Napkin said...

Just found your blog. Looks like fun!

Preppy Napkin said...

Your family is so cute. It makes me want one more child!

Tip Junkie said...

Looks like you had fun! Love the sunglasses picture. ;)

wendymom said...

Hey girl,
What a precious time with your sweet family. Happy Birthday to a sweet and precious 14 year old. We love you guys,
Wendy

Natalie said...

I came across your blog from jennyhopes blog. I just want to tell you that you have a beautiful family. I have four children myself and i'm not even close to having it all together. As a matter of fact, it seems that it seems to be falling apart!! Either way, I love my family.