Monday, March 23, 2015

encouragement for the week….

my prayer is that whatever circumstances i may face, i can fix my eyes on Jesus 
and proclaim "it is well" knowing that He is faithful. 

"Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well
Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can't see
And this mountain that's in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well it is well with my soul

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You Lord
Through it all, through it all
It is well with me."

song and lyrics: 
Bethel Music & Kristene DiMarco
"It Is Well"
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"God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam. 
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!"
Psalm 46:1-3

Monday, March 2, 2015

encouragement for the week….


Our Great God


"Look at the skies, I see your majesty
Your glory shines for all the world to see
Look at the cross, I see salvation rise
Your voice like thunder calls the dead to life. 



Our great God, a mighty warrior
Our great God, You go before us
Our great God is on our side 



Through every storm and in the rising seas
We will not fear, You stand in victory
Here in the light we cast aside our shame
We are free to glorify Your name 



Our great God, a mighty warrior
Our great God, You go before us
Our great God is on our side 



Our great God, a mighty warrior
Our great God, You go before us
Our great God is on our side 



If it wasn't for Jesus, we'd still be all alone
If it wasn't for mercy, we'd still be on our own. 



If it wasn't for Jesus, we'd still be all alone
If it wasn't for mercy, we'd still be on our own. 



If it wasn't for Jesus, we'd still be all alone
If it wasn't for mercy, we'd still be on our own.



If it wasn't for Jesus, we'd still be all alone
If it wasn't for mercy, we'd still be on our own. 



Our great God, a mighty warrior
Our great God, You go before us
Our great God is on our side 



Our great God, a mighty warrior
Our great God, You go before us
Our great God is on our side"


song and lyrics by: Newspring Worship

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"You are all around me, behind me and in front of me. You hold me safe in your hand."
Psalm 139:5

Friday, February 27, 2015

five on friday…. by the numbers

it's been a doozy of a week for the tippins fam. between "snow" days and sickness we've been homebound quite a bit. so for a quick catch up, here's our five on friday by the numbers….

FIVE.
the number of bottles of tamiflu we currently have at our house. the bottles states that it is "tutti frutti" flavored. i beg to differ.  it's more like just straight toot. gag.

FOUR.
the number of people taking those doses of tamiflu. might i add that some of us are better at taking it than others. but i'm not naming any names (cough, cough…LIBBI!) libbi and liza both had/have the flu, but laney and i are taking one for the team and downing our preventative tamiflu on the daily. here's to hoping it works! 

THREE. 
the number of times a day i've been giving out medications. ha! i feel like the resident nurse calling everyone to the clinic for their meds. liza also has a lovely double ear infection so she gets a cocktail of amoxicillin and tamiflu. laney and i take our tamiflu, then libbi takes hers plus tylenol/ibuprofen for her fever as needed. we're our own little pharmacy….or something. ;)

TWO.
the number of snow days we had this week. which actually means zero days of snow and two days off of school. ;-) but it worked out in our favor….because if there is ever a time to be sick with the flu - snow days, when there isn't any snow but it's too yucky to go outside, and school is cancelled so you're not counted absent are the days to do it! 

ONE.
the number of days this tired momma wishes her children would sleep in. haha! just kidding….kind of. 
seriously, it's hard when everyone is sick and irritable, but there is really only ONE place i'd want to be - and that's with my girls, sick or not. i'm thankful that a week sick at home means a week at home together. 

hope y'all had a great week and here's to a (restful) and HEALTHY weekend!

Monday, February 23, 2015

encouragement for the week….


"Lord, I Need You"


Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus, You're my hope and stay

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

You're my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

by matt maher
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Psalm 142:5
"Lord, I cry out to you. I say, 
'You are my place of safety.
You are everything I need in this life.'"