Encouraging our kids

(In)spired Deals

U-Neek with my Uneek Baby girl Baylee It’s a brand-spanking I mean, school-wise and again a new school for our kids.

This treat couldn’t have come at a better time. Our kids have started a new school, in a new town, in a new state… and that’s just about too much “new” for them. However, finding these little “U-Neeks” with the coolest little tags of identification on them were just enough to forget the worries for a bit and smile.

These little UNIQUE/U-NEEK creatures could not have shown up at a better time for us. Our family’s unique situation in that our kids have moved away from their home, while their parents (my hubby and I) have moved home… and no less to be a pastor of his home church. Crazy I say! However, unique is God’s middle name, I think!!!

(In)spired Deals has a great line of school supplies and encouraging toys and cards to help the kids in your life make a statement about their faith or to encourage them along the way. From notepads and folders to toys and cards Dayspring will help your child share their faith and make a statement about who they are.

I love the cards especially since they are so full of encouragement to others. We sent a couple to our friends from our old town and I also gave one to my kids. They are from a new series of items at Dayspring called U-NEEKS. They are great cards for the kids to give out but I love them too!

They also have corresponding plush toys in several characters and they are really adorable. I love how each character has a list of likes and a bible verse. My kids are really loving them all the while learning that it is great to be U-NEEK and Fearfully and Wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)

I pray that my children will become comfortable in their new school and continue to grow in their faith as they trust God on this new adventure in our family life.

Disclosure: DaySpring provided me with U-NEEK plush toys and cards in exchange for sharing my story and giving my opinion. My opinions are always my own!


But I just want to understand…

BUT I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND…So I’m reading in “Jesus Calling” when enlightenment happens…that’s like twice this month already!!! Amazing, when something gets through this thick hair and skull.
And there it is… “Understanding will never bring you peace”. WHAT? But, I thought? I just knew… NOPE. It finally dawned on me, those time I have figured out the why to problems, concerns and difficult situations, it didn’t really help. But that’s who I am, I like to know what makes something tick.
Jesus instructed us to trust in Him, not in your understanding. (oh, yeah, I think I remember that, duh, my favorite verse. Proverbs 3:5,6)
However, I realized I wanted to know something so I could master it. As soon as I master something, something else pops up. So usually I am in this vicious cycle of searching for understanding (mastery) instead of seeking the Master.
From Jesus Calling “The wisest of all men, Solomon, could never think his way through to Peace. HIs vast understanding resulted in feelings of futility, rather than in fulfillment. Finally he lost his way and succumbed to the will of his wives by worshiping idols.”
So unlike Solomon, I don’t want to live in futility. I like the peace God gives when I seek Him so much better.