Monday, February 25, 2013

life lately + the awesomeness of faith


ruby proud to share her daddy with her cousins

hot tub nora

busy creating

pwincess hair, naturally

the spent the first few minutes in ruby's bed just giggling with delight to be together. 


speaking of delight...nora, you rock my world, girl.

somebody sat up in the cart at the grocery store for the first time this month! milestone! 

some things never change
ruby 2010 - ruby 2013

oh my gosh i love her. she is purposely making an "in the zone" game face like "this workout is killer, man" face.
and she's wearing my sports bra.
hahahahahahahahaha.


we've been doing lots of living room yoga poses because it's just down right fun. it's a challenge to see IF you can get into the pose and then how LONG you can hold it. we do not like or affiliate with the weird, unrighteousness of the yoga world, but for the exercise part, i rather enjoy it.

go daddy!

over at our friends. i try to make people do yoga any chance i get because, like i said, it's so fun!
nora perfects the plank pose

another day, another craft
nora reveals the secret to getting a body like hers.

my sweet girl, my library lover.

i love when i walk to nora's side of the car to get her and see this.

my mil gives me these wonderful old navy coupons and then also gave me $20 to get something. janet- you're awesome. not because of that, but that also helps.

i have the cutest personal  trainer ever.

hello, my name is nora truth. i make people smile for a living and i have a 100% success rate.

showed up to ecclessia and this happened. WHAT?!
rejoice, rejoice. and again i say rejoice.

we love valentines day. did a "heart attack" this year and wrote things we love about each other and read them aloud as we posted them all around the house.


cousins! love living by family.
ruby, nora, thompson, serenity, and naftalie

a turtleneck is no match for nora's cheeks.

Life has been amazing lately.
Kevin got a promotion and a raise! His responsibilities have greatly increased and he is humbly stoked. He LOVES his job. It's weird to call it a job, because he would do everything he's doing for free. That's when you know you're doing what you're called to do and meant to do.
His raise means that I no longer have to work Fridays! Just Tuesdays. Such a blessing. The ultimate goal is that one day I won't have to work at all and he will be the sole income. And I know we are getting there.
For now, working isn't the worst thing in the world (although it is often a great struggle for me. Trying to be all things to all people, all inside of this home) but I can imagine once I start homeschooling, spreading myself too much just won't work. So one day a week? I'll take it! THANK YOU YAHWEH!!!

We wouldn't be where we are today had we not have decided to step out and live in a great deal of faith. That's our life's anthem. We live in and thrive in FAITH. Trusting God to do what He says He can and will do and taking our hands off of it.
In August 2011 Kevin was working two jobs and I was working as well. Because WE could control the fact that we were making enough to feel safe. We were mental and physical DO-ERS. We didn't know what it looked like or felt like to be BE-ERS, just dwelling and abiding in Yahweh. Kevin was miserable. He haaaaated UPS because it had absolutely nothing to do with his purpose. I believe there is a time in life where you are qualifying yourself for more, that you have to do the hard things, and you have to put in the work. But we had to be very keen to when the spirit wanted us to shift from that servant/learning time into the son/blessing mode.
Yahweh released us to leave UPS and just work part time ministry, with very much part time pay and no heath insurance. You better believe that was a step of faith. But we had peace like you wouldn't believe about it. We didn't want to be in control anymore. We just wanted to do what we were being called to do. To trust Yahweh and follow the path He was leading us on.

And that decision has led to so many amazing, amazing things. We have learned the faith walk of not holding on to anything, not being scared of anything, KNOWING Yahweh will provide in every area for every need. We went from getting $50 and of course tithing on it and giving an offering from it, but what was left over with it, we held onto with white knuckles because WE worked hard for it, and WE had to budget everything just SO perfectly because we were in control and we humans can only do so much. Our income has changed only slightly, but now, since choosing the Yahweh's in control, life in faith, we get $50 and we gladly tithe, give a good chunk for offering and then honestly, it doesn't mean much to us after that. If Yahweh says give it all away, we're like "sweet! ok!" if He says put it all towards ______, then we do. The point is, we aren't a bit worried about whatever that $50 is used for because we know it's God's to begin with, and as we mature and get to the place where money doesn't mean anything to us, He ironically gives us more, because He knows we can be trusted with it! It's amazing. We are getting to do our dream jobs, remain completely family-centric, and we are making leaps and bounds in the Kingdom by what He is teaching us.
Life is so amazing when we give it ENTIRELY over to Him! It's a total adventure!!

5 comments:

Leslie said...

Yeah!!!! A new post!! I love all our pictures. They make me swoon. And they totally tell your life in pictures. My faves- Lol'ed at Nora and the EAT sign and DID RUBY DRAW THAT TURTLE?!! Seriously. I'm not just saying this, but that is like artist genius. I'm serious.

jessica kiehn said...

No, haha, I drew the orange turtle:) hers are on there in light blue. The people she draws are the coolest. And her trees. She's just plain cool.

{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

YOU are amazing! Absolutely amazing! I love all of these pictures. Especially the crazy Yoga pose ones! GO GIRL! I really love seeing you and Kevin live out FAITH. You too are such an inspiration! Love you girl!

Haley Galloway said...

I LOVE this post!! Been thinking of you a lot lately! I've been really into yoga too lately. Well-the past month or two I haven't done it as much but I discovered Holy Yoga. It was founded by a woman named Brooke Boone -seriously life-changing Christian-approach to yoga without all the weirdness. Check out holyyoga.net ! I even thought about becoming an instructor (but that is on the back burner for now). It's totally about connecting to the Father through full-body worship REALLY awesome!

Love your outlook! We can attest to it too. When your faithful and chill about your money and giving-God rewards you many times over because he can trust you with it. Brice and I have gone from very very little, to being on the road to being "comfortable", and I know it's because we listened and responded to God's call.

Love you guys! Congrats on the promotion!!

Caitlyn said...

Love your love for the father, J. proud and ecstatic I get to call you sister. Thanks for being a great leader.

Monday, February 25, 2013

life lately + the awesomeness of faith


ruby proud to share her daddy with her cousins

hot tub nora

busy creating

pwincess hair, naturally

the spent the first few minutes in ruby's bed just giggling with delight to be together. 


speaking of delight...nora, you rock my world, girl.

somebody sat up in the cart at the grocery store for the first time this month! milestone! 

some things never change
ruby 2010 - ruby 2013

oh my gosh i love her. she is purposely making an "in the zone" game face like "this workout is killer, man" face.
and she's wearing my sports bra.
hahahahahahahahaha.


we've been doing lots of living room yoga poses because it's just down right fun. it's a challenge to see IF you can get into the pose and then how LONG you can hold it. we do not like or affiliate with the weird, unrighteousness of the yoga world, but for the exercise part, i rather enjoy it.

go daddy!

over at our friends. i try to make people do yoga any chance i get because, like i said, it's so fun!
nora perfects the plank pose

another day, another craft
nora reveals the secret to getting a body like hers.

my sweet girl, my library lover.

i love when i walk to nora's side of the car to get her and see this.

my mil gives me these wonderful old navy coupons and then also gave me $20 to get something. janet- you're awesome. not because of that, but that also helps.

i have the cutest personal  trainer ever.

hello, my name is nora truth. i make people smile for a living and i have a 100% success rate.

showed up to ecclessia and this happened. WHAT?!
rejoice, rejoice. and again i say rejoice.

we love valentines day. did a "heart attack" this year and wrote things we love about each other and read them aloud as we posted them all around the house.


cousins! love living by family.
ruby, nora, thompson, serenity, and naftalie

a turtleneck is no match for nora's cheeks.

Life has been amazing lately.
Kevin got a promotion and a raise! His responsibilities have greatly increased and he is humbly stoked. He LOVES his job. It's weird to call it a job, because he would do everything he's doing for free. That's when you know you're doing what you're called to do and meant to do.
His raise means that I no longer have to work Fridays! Just Tuesdays. Such a blessing. The ultimate goal is that one day I won't have to work at all and he will be the sole income. And I know we are getting there.
For now, working isn't the worst thing in the world (although it is often a great struggle for me. Trying to be all things to all people, all inside of this home) but I can imagine once I start homeschooling, spreading myself too much just won't work. So one day a week? I'll take it! THANK YOU YAHWEH!!!

We wouldn't be where we are today had we not have decided to step out and live in a great deal of faith. That's our life's anthem. We live in and thrive in FAITH. Trusting God to do what He says He can and will do and taking our hands off of it.
In August 2011 Kevin was working two jobs and I was working as well. Because WE could control the fact that we were making enough to feel safe. We were mental and physical DO-ERS. We didn't know what it looked like or felt like to be BE-ERS, just dwelling and abiding in Yahweh. Kevin was miserable. He haaaaated UPS because it had absolutely nothing to do with his purpose. I believe there is a time in life where you are qualifying yourself for more, that you have to do the hard things, and you have to put in the work. But we had to be very keen to when the spirit wanted us to shift from that servant/learning time into the son/blessing mode.
Yahweh released us to leave UPS and just work part time ministry, with very much part time pay and no heath insurance. You better believe that was a step of faith. But we had peace like you wouldn't believe about it. We didn't want to be in control anymore. We just wanted to do what we were being called to do. To trust Yahweh and follow the path He was leading us on.

And that decision has led to so many amazing, amazing things. We have learned the faith walk of not holding on to anything, not being scared of anything, KNOWING Yahweh will provide in every area for every need. We went from getting $50 and of course tithing on it and giving an offering from it, but what was left over with it, we held onto with white knuckles because WE worked hard for it, and WE had to budget everything just SO perfectly because we were in control and we humans can only do so much. Our income has changed only slightly, but now, since choosing the Yahweh's in control, life in faith, we get $50 and we gladly tithe, give a good chunk for offering and then honestly, it doesn't mean much to us after that. If Yahweh says give it all away, we're like "sweet! ok!" if He says put it all towards ______, then we do. The point is, we aren't a bit worried about whatever that $50 is used for because we know it's God's to begin with, and as we mature and get to the place where money doesn't mean anything to us, He ironically gives us more, because He knows we can be trusted with it! It's amazing. We are getting to do our dream jobs, remain completely family-centric, and we are making leaps and bounds in the Kingdom by what He is teaching us.
Life is so amazing when we give it ENTIRELY over to Him! It's a total adventure!!

5 comments:

Leslie said...

Yeah!!!! A new post!! I love all our pictures. They make me swoon. And they totally tell your life in pictures. My faves- Lol'ed at Nora and the EAT sign and DID RUBY DRAW THAT TURTLE?!! Seriously. I'm not just saying this, but that is like artist genius. I'm serious.

jessica kiehn said...

No, haha, I drew the orange turtle:) hers are on there in light blue. The people she draws are the coolest. And her trees. She's just plain cool.

{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

YOU are amazing! Absolutely amazing! I love all of these pictures. Especially the crazy Yoga pose ones! GO GIRL! I really love seeing you and Kevin live out FAITH. You too are such an inspiration! Love you girl!

Haley Galloway said...

I LOVE this post!! Been thinking of you a lot lately! I've been really into yoga too lately. Well-the past month or two I haven't done it as much but I discovered Holy Yoga. It was founded by a woman named Brooke Boone -seriously life-changing Christian-approach to yoga without all the weirdness. Check out holyyoga.net ! I even thought about becoming an instructor (but that is on the back burner for now). It's totally about connecting to the Father through full-body worship REALLY awesome!

Love your outlook! We can attest to it too. When your faithful and chill about your money and giving-God rewards you many times over because he can trust you with it. Brice and I have gone from very very little, to being on the road to being "comfortable", and I know it's because we listened and responded to God's call.

Love you guys! Congrats on the promotion!!

Caitlyn said...

Love your love for the father, J. proud and ecstatic I get to call you sister. Thanks for being a great leader.