Do you have the faith of a four year old?

Coming home from a birthday party my daughter was playing with a glow stick in the back seat that was included in a treat bag.
My husband and I were talking about our plans for the rest of the day and weekend when all of a sudden I hear from behind me,

"Mom! I bit it and it's leaking!"

Instant panic came over me.
I told my husband to slow down so he wouldn't miss the interstate in case this turned out bad..

I started frantically searching for the package of that glow stick praying that it said,


Moving stuff around in the car, trying to remember where I lazily threw the empty package...I was freaking...silently...but freaking!

All the while; my daughter is screaming,

"MOM, Pray for me!"

I wasn't listening to her,
I didn't have time
I'm still searching for a package

She continued:

"MOM, Pray for me!
Just pray for me...Please
Pray for me!"

Then God stopped me right in my panic...
WHY is my four year old telling ME to stop and pray?

Shouldn't I be showing her how to stop and pray in a situation that you have no control over?

I remembered John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it

What was I thinking?
Where had my faith gone.. in a regular, real life moment?

The first thing I thought to do was frantically search for a package..
The first thing my daughter thought to do was pray

She was never worried about the package..She was only worried about why mom wasn't praying for her immeadiately.

So I ask you:
Do you have the faith of a 4 year old?
Do you go to prayer first?
Do you solely depend on God, not just for big prayers you pray .. but for regular, real  life moments?

I humbly say...I didn't have the faith of a four year old that day..
but now I thank God for putting my daughter in my life to teach me the simple dependence on prayer that sometimes I guess an adult forgets about.

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:2-4 ESV)

**This is a post that I had written and had on the schedule but never got around to publishing it.. Going back through my blog thinking that I really would love to start regularly scheduling blog posts..and found this.. and had to hit the publish button...


Sunday's Song Week 1


I see a crimson stream of blood,
It flows from Calvary,
Its waves which reach the throne of God,
Are sweeping over me.

Today no condemnation
Abides to turn away
My soul from His salvation,
He’s in my heart to stay.


One Little Word 2014

Hey everyone!
Long time ..no see  blog

Just wanted to pop in and share my One Little Word for 2014
Hope everyone had a wonderful start to a new year!!

Strong: able to perform a specified action well and powerfully.
I want to be a stronger....
I'm ready for the challenge that 2014 holds!
I kind of sort of maybe stole the wonderful simple black and white idea for the word from The Nester.


I wish..

I wish Dr Pepper had more of a water content...
I wish Doritos were nutritious ....
I wish skinny was easy.....
I wish bills were optional .....
I wish I trusted more.....
I wish for no heart breaks for my daughter.....
I wish true friends were easy to find....


Who am I?

Today the class from Kristen (Find Your Voice) and the blog challenge from Becky (52 weeks of purposefully blogging) goes hand in hand..

Week Two of Find Your Voice is titled.............Who Are You?
and in the 52 weeks blog challenge the theme is.......Who I am!

Great huh?
I posted a post similar to these themes back in December HERE...so that was a good start and I will just add on to it!

Please know that you are not to late to start either of these .. jump in where you are or start at week 1 and go at your own pace!!

I love a quote that Kristen inserted in to our Lesson Two Worksheets:

"Who are we if not the stories we pass down? What happens when there's no one left to tell those stories? To hear them? Who will ever know that I existed? What if we are the only ones left...who will know our stories then? Who will remember those?"
-Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Nikki.....named by my father (I think) ...also heard I was named after a Soap Opera star...either way..I own it and love it!
Faye is my middle name.. it was also my Dad's mom name.. She passed away when he was around three years old...I am proud to carry on her name.. which I also gave to my daughter

Nik to friends....Sis to my brother.... Mom to my daughter ......and Babe to my husband

a child of God. Redeemed. Forgiven. Bought with a serious price tag.

28 ..soon to be 29 in July...July 24th to be exact..almost three decades old! I have survived an ice storm with no electricity for a month and many tornado warnings in almost 30 years. My years of life have been fulfilling and exciting..I'm looking forward to many more!

and always will be a resident of the Mid-Land Valley at heart! It is just called Midland now..but us natives like to call it the Mid-Land Valley because we are in a valley.. a true valley.. in between two mountains.

a lover of pink. I admit it...relunctantly...but every since that pretty pink blanket was handed to me in August of 2008 that made me a momma.... I have loved pink ever since.

an ice cream eater. Mainly vanilla..throw in some cookie dough or some chocolate chips and that will be just fine

a reader. I love to read. I go through moods of reading. I used to love reading Law/Mystery books.. now I am more into Inspirational/NonFiction/Self Help books.

a scrapper. Scrapbooking that is. Which means there is paper everywhere, scissors, pens, glue, stickers, etc...all unorganized.. all crazy...and I love it!

a picture taker. I am NOT a photographer because I know nothing about light or shutter speed.. I just know how to capture memories.. so I am an avid picture taker

not a traveler..in a car. I am a flyer...not a rider!

a teacher. I love to see kids learning in any way possible.

a storyteller. The author of my life story. No one can tell my story to my children like I can.

Don't be afraid to tell your story..Don't be afraid to be YOU

YOU ...in reality
YOU..the author of your story

Something you have gone through ..someone else is going through now and may need to hear your imperfect story.
Every single story is worth telling.