What I Want My Children to Know -A DIY Project

“I believe I am here for a special purpose and that God has given me all I need to carry out His plan for me.”

I can’t remember where I read these words. But they impacted me so much, I jotted them down on the back of a receipt and held them close.

To see the little DIY project I created with these words, visit me over at (in)courage.

P.S. I’m taking the rest of the weekend for family. See y’all on Monday!


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    AmberK says

    For Easter, I bought crosses for my three sons that said “You were worth it. Love, God” I totally want them to know how much He loves them. Seriously, those crosses, I just stare at them and cry every time. He’s so much more than we can comprehend.

    Your crosses are beautiful, too! Great, wonderful thing for them to see every day! Good job!!

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    I love these words!!! The moment I read it in your post, it suddenly made a big impact on me. Sometimes, I feel like I don’t know why I’m here; and this message jolted me from the inside. I am here because God has a special purpose for me. Thanks for sharing these beautiful words.:-)

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    I follow you on twitter…. you know that. :) I thank you for your words. I do not always comment here b/c we live in a very rural area and unless I am on my blackberry can not get it to load most of the time. I do read every time you post….

    YOU have blessed me more than you can ever imagine.

    We sponsor two…. Jamira from Uganda and Ucok from Indonesia. Our Ucok is a compassion child. I hope one day to be able to go to Indonesia like you did to Kenya.

    My oldest dd is going to Kenya in Sept. She is so excited. She will volunteer in an orphanage.

    May God richly bless you Kristen as you share with all of us.


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    Thank you for this post. It’s always nice when that mom you think must wear blue& red spandex with a big “SuperMom” on the chest under her capri pants & tee reveals that she is not, in fact, perfect. I’m glad to see that you’re living life as you.
    But, um… what do you recommend for a mom who is not at all sure that God gave her the exact qualities he exact kids need?

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