Thursday, April 19, 2012

Today is the day...

Well, today is the day we fly out to Ilulissat. We are really excited to be able to fellowship with another Christian family,and to try be an encouragement to them. The first thing Elijah said to me today was, "Today is the day!!"

I will be back on here when we get back with lots of pictures and a tale of our adventures!
So until then my friends! :)

Monday, April 16, 2012


I recently saw this picture on Face Book and instantly liked it! It is so very true in so many ways. 

Not being able to speak to the people that live around us can be frustrating at times, for us and them! Sometimes, through those times, I have to remind my face to SMILE! Then an odd thing happens, it affects my heart, then my attitude, then it spreads to those around me.  A smile is a wonderful thing!

Proverbs 17:22a, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:"  

Just try to remember that The Lord may use your smile to help someone else through their day.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Psalm 121

This is my favorite chapter of the Bible. It has an awesome reminder where our help comes from, not ourselves,  not others, but The Lord. Our town, like many others here in Greenland, are surrounded by mountains. They help remind me not to trust in myself but in the One who made them and me. I hope it is as much of a blessing to you as it is to me.

Psalm 121

1.  I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 

4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

6. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

7. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

8. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Friday, April 13, 2012

My Little Heroes.

They usually always have smiles to share!
They love church
I would like to introduce you to three of my little heroes. As you have probably already guessed they are my kids. They are a blessing to Marty and I and it has been a joy to be called mamma by my kids for 7 years! 

At times it can be challenging raising kids, mainly because they are too much like their mamma and daddy. :) I try to remember that they are just kids! There is really never a dull moment in our house.    So here are my little heroes in action.  

Psalm 127:3a "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord:"

They have been a great source of encouragement for me. Whenever I need  smile our a hug they are always willing to share. They are some of the toughest people I know, they traveled most of their lives on deputation, then left their friends and family with not a complaint in the world! They love their Arctic home. They do get homesick every once in a while, but who wouldn't!

He likes Buzz Lightyear, like his Daddy!
Elijah,7 is a goofy little boy, with a really big heart! 
Please remember to pray for your missionaries kids, they go through the same homesickness that the adults do, they miss things that are familiar to them. Just a little card from home makes their day! I'm not just saying this just for our family, look at your missionaries at your church and take time to pray for the kids by name, it can make all the difference in the world!  
Maryanna,6, is our Princess. She is a diva, but has an awesome personality!  

She loves to play, and she's our "little Mamma"

Eryn,4 1/2, is our artist, she loves to draw.

She might be only 3 feet tall but she has a personality 10 feet high!
She might be small but she can hold her own!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Looking Back...

We have been in Greenland almost a year now! The time has flown by. I thought I would share some of pictures from our last days in America and a few from when we first arrived here. Hope you enjoy.

Our last services at Victory Baptist Church
Saying "see you later" to my parents
Loving on Memaw, Marty's mom. 

Our last Easter in the States
Loading our container!
Looking out a giant window at our hotel in Denmark.
We were so wore out, we drove from Mississippi to Boston,  then we had an overnight flight to Denmark.  
Air Greenland took us to our home here in Sisimiut
The kids were troopers through all the traveling and then they slept on pallets for 2 months while we waited on our container to arrive. 

Friday, April 6, 2012


I am so very excited, in less than two weeks we will be in Ilulissat visiting the other missionaries for almost two weeks. I have missed being able to fellowship with another Christian lady. On April 28 we will have been in Greenland for a year. It has been a long year in some ways, but it has flown by in other ways.  I feel like we are just getting started. We have a lot of work left to do on the languages,making friends,learning the culture,and lots more!

One of the reasons for our visit to Ilulissat is to see about working with the other missionaries, the Shulls. We would be working in the children's ministry along with other things as well. This year alone here has really let me see why the Lord sent them out two by two.

We are looking forward to being encouraged and hopefully being an encouragement! Please pray as we strive to make the right decisions in our work here in Greenland. Thank you.    

Monday, April 2, 2012

It's the little things...

The other day Marty brought me home some of the prettiest buttercups. Being in the Arctic we have flowers, in the summertime, but not buttercups. They made my day and also reminded me of home. They smell wonderful and are beautiful on the kitchen table. Whenever I walk by them I’m reminded how much I’m loved. It also got me to thinking, you know, it’s not the big things that matter most of the time, it’s the little things.
It’s the little things that can make or break your day. A friendly smile, a little note of encouragement, a little gift to brighten someone’s day, the list could go on.
My beautiful buttercups.

As the wife and mother of the home, my attitude affects my homes mood. The old saying, “if momma’s not happy, then no bodies happy”, has a lot of truth to it. We as women are the mood setters for our home. If I’m in a bad mood, good chances are everyone else will be also. Good moods are the same way. We can make or break the sweet spirit in our homes, and it’s the little things that can do it. A little love note to your husband can lift his spirits. You need to spend time with your children. Sometimes you just need to sit down and get to know their hearts and let them do some talking. I know we can get so wrapped up in the big things that we sometimes forget about those who live under the same roof as we do. So let’s remember that it’s the little things that matter!