"Our family will base our success on one thing...our impact for the Kingdom of Christ." -Rick Burgess

Friday, February 3, 2012


 Linking up with Lisa-Jo over at The Gypsy Mama for 5 Minute Friday!

Today's word?


Here I go....

I love real.

I love the “realness” of people’s lives.

I love it because the real is what God sees.

So why not let everyone else see it.

When we get to see the real of other people’s lives it sort of let’s us off the hook.

You know that hook don’t you?

The hook of perfection.

No one’s life is perfect. And when people let us catch a glimpse of their real, we don’t feel such an overwhelming need to live flawlessly.

I had a really real moment this morning.

Want to see my real? I mean my really real…my toilet bowl scrubbing, snotty nose wiping, laundry washing real!

Here ya go!

I spared you the pic of the deceased-two-day-peanut-butter-snatching-mouse.

You can thank me later.

And as a bonus, I’ll take it a step further and share this….

The really real, straight-out-of-the-bed-hair-in-a-clip-no-make-up-late-for-school-ME! And the "real" about the pic...it took three vain tries to get the one I was happy with, and it was filtered with Sutro on Instagram. ;)

Okay, I don't think I can get any more real than that today. It's taken all the energy I had.  Let me go sit on the couch and recharge while I watch Little Bill with KP#3.

Have a great day, REALLY!

Keepin' it real,
Lovin' Jesus,



  1. LOVE it! Thanks so much for following my blog!

  2. I think we'd have a REALly good time hanging out over coffee (or tea) and swapping stories. I'm with you slogging it out in the not-pretty mouse-trappy reality!

  3. I heart you! Great post! I battle mice too!!! That's what I get for living in the middle of corn fields, I guess!