Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Our Family
Hubby, M, Annette, L

ordinary [ˈɔːdənrɪ]
1. of common or established type or occurrence
2. familiar, everyday, or unexceptional
3. uninteresting or commonplace

If you look at my first post, you'll see how this blog came into being. As I was setting it up, I had to come up with a name and took it from The Message, Romans 12:1-2 as you can see at the top of this blog. So today, I'm trying to make the bridge from my original blog and make the switch to only writing here. To do so, I looked up the definition of ordinary.

We have many ordinary days - although I wouldn't call them unexceptional or uninteresting! That's just not a possibility with children or with the adventure of following God!

Our sincere prayer is that we do place our everyday experiences before God, that we don't fit into our culture, and that as we look to Him - He brings out our best. All for His glory.

(If you would like to read older posts about our family, please visit Butterfly Wings at The family posts begin in December 2009 and the information before that is from my Children's Lit. class.)


  1. I love the look and feel of your new blog. The purpose is very simple and neat. I am sure God will work in many ways through your blog.

  2. love your new blog design! very pretty! I have you bookmarked! :)

  3. Such a beautiful family!


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