Sometimes I feel as if I go through life trying to get this done and that done. Doing more photo sessions, facebook, blogging…the list never ends most of the time. And often, I do stop and think about what really matters in life. I know that this life is but a breath. It’s here today and gone tomorrow. God only gives us a certain amount of time, and He alone is the holder of that time. I just feel always so torn. Not knowing if what I am doing is all for the glory of the Lord, but desperately wanting it to be. There have been so many songs on the radio lately that have really hit home. There’s an older one from Steven Curtis Chapman that really isn’t a favorite, but the words ring so true. I’m sure many of you moms out there can relate. It says,

“…do everything you do to the glory of the one who made you,
Cause He made you. To do every little thing that you do
To bring a smile to His face
Tell the story of grace
With every move that you make
And every little thing you do”

And then so many times, I feel like I do stuff to get the credit! Ahhhhh…seriously? I hate that about myself. I know that the Bible says that “Every good and perfect gift comes from above.” So that means that anything good and perfect that could ever come from me is from the Lord anyways! Goodness, if I could just always remember that!

And while I’m on the song kick (really? i’m not even a music person!), one of my favorites, once again for it’s lyrics, is the song Whom Shall I Fear by Chris Tomlin. Every time I hear it, it never fails to remind me of how much faith we need to have in our Lord, and how little I have. I feel like life right now if pretty good and easy, however, what if there comes a day when that faith is tested? Like Job, God allowed his faith to be tested far beyond what I could ever handle. I just hope that in those times, I would be able to remember songs like this…

“Whom shall I fear?
I know who goes before me
I know who stand behind
The God of angel armies is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies is always by my side
And nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I’m holding on to Your promises
You are faithful
You are faithful”

Isn’t that amazing!!!  The God of angel armies is always by my side!  Wow!  If we only truly believed that, I feel our lives would be so much different!

Now going back to the whole reason for this post…”little things that matter the most”, it was something that happened with my little guy, Ivan, in Kindergarten yesterday.  Most of you may not know that we have him in a Christian school.  I know that most of the population (wether Christian or not)  doesn’t see the value in a Christian school and they tend to wonder why we pay the money for it.  Well, in my opinion, it is one of the most worthwhile and valuable things we have ever done.  If my child is going to be away from me for 7 hours a day, what better place for him to be than in the loving arms of a school and a teacher who believes that Jesus is everything.  Anyhow, my sweet Ivan tends to get little panic attacks.  It’s usually when he is closed in and there are a lot of people around.  He had one yesterday at lunch time, and his teacher told him, “Ivan, you’re having a panic attack.  Pray that Jesus will help you.”  Now that may seem like such a little thing to most, but to me, it matters more than I can say.  To have a teacher that will sit with my child and pray him through a panic attack is something that I would pay endless amounts of tuition for!  Thank you, Lord, for giving us Liberty Christian School to teach and guide our children!

And a post is horribly boring without pictures…so here are a few first day favorites!

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