"And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Deuteronomy 30:6

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Branching Out in My Blog

I feel as though I am branching out in my blog. I have been thinking for a while whether to start a new one for our every day family stuff or watch this one mold into that. Janie Beth is still a part of our every day life, but I didn't want to take away from her story. But, we are really continuing her story by continuing to live. I thought about my title "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" and I wondered if it would still fit for every day life. Well, I want it to! I want to lean on God's arms everyday regardless of what it brings. He is the One who gets me through whether I acknowledge that or not.

I also want the world to know my other kids stories. Their lives are just as important. Who knows what their impact on this world will be!?! They are each special. It is time to stop cheating them out of blog time. :)

I am not sure how all this will shape up. I would love to figure out how to do a 3 column blog, but I am just not that tech smart. :) This blog will hopefully become a way to show others how you continue going in life after a tradegy. We suffered a tradegy and it is still hard, but we are smiling and laughing. We make it through each day. We are learning to praise God through the storm. And He always sends rainbows as we walk the path through the storm.

I have a few family posts I am hoping to do over the next couple days. I want to write about each of my kiddos, and one of them has big news for a 6 year old. :) I also need to write about the awesome man that is in my life. He enhances me! I will also share my struggles, and what God is teaching me, as well as continue sharing about Janie Beth. How could I not!?! She is my child too.

Maybe this will make me upload pictures onto my computer quicker. LOL I look forward to sharing a little more of our lives and all that God is doing in them! He is so good to us!!!!


  1. I can't wait to read the new blogs. It's so cool to watch God heal your heart before our very eyes. Your life continues to testify to His grace and mercy! Love you Michelle!

  2. I think you could do it either way. I chose to have a separate 'family' blog but I know people who do everything on just one.

  3. Thank you for your openness and honesty! I love you!!

  4. I look forward to hearing about your other children!!! Trusting in God's healing as I see Him healing you:)

  5. Oh, Michelle! I'm so proud of you! Like Julie said, it's like we can all see God healing you right before our eyes! I think making this your family blog while continuing to share Janie Beth is a great idea!! Very excited to see what's next! Thank you for continuing to share your life with us, for allowing us to see your heart, your hurts, and your struggles, for being so open and honest, for sharing Janie Beth with us, and now for opening up even more of yourself and your family!

    Love you!

  6. I am so excited to to here about the rest of your family... and continue to hear about how Janie Beth, of course. I absolutely adore your family picture. There is so much love there. Many prayers for you, my sister in Christ. May you continue to encourage and bless others through your words... as you have done for me.


  7. Your choice... :-)
    i wanted to let you know that if you want a 3-column blog, my friend Nana (test2nana.blogspot.com is her design blog) is WONDERFUL at designing, especially HTML... she did my blog for me (bit.ly/prov31) You can contact her @ hkingpeter "at" yahoo "dot" com. ;-)
    I read most of your story just now... how sad. Janie Beth is a sweet little girl... she is absolutely beautiful. And cute :-)
    Big hugs!