Why Blog?

I have always admired those who take time to offer thoughts and advice through blogging. And I have learned so much through their words and have often been encouraged. With three girls, working on the family dairy farm, a passion for youth ministry, I find it difficult to find something just for me. I have had a journal for all of my adult life, and find writing very therapeutic, so why not. I don't know if my words will have an impact on anyone, or teach anyone anything. But I will be satisfied knowing that I am taking some time out for me. This is my great escape.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

To be a princess....

Around the same time last year, every Sunday morning on our way to church Savannah would ask if we were going to the "Castle". Joel and I would often look at each other, shrug our shoulders and say, "No we are going to church". It wasn't until the summer, after multiple trips to the church in a week to help my cousin prepare for her wedding did I realize what Savannah was talking about. We pulled in, like I said after spending LOTS of time there, and Savannah got very upset and said, "Oh Mommy I don't wanna go to the castle again!" Well after not having a clue what she was talking about before, I started to laugh. (Which only made her more upset) She got over it, and endured yet another trip. Now when she asks if we are going to the "Castle" I say yes. I can't tell you why she thinks that is what it is called, or where she got the idea from, but I can tell you that I love it!

Can you imagine, if on Sunday mornings, as you were getting ready for church that you were preparing to go to a Castle? Do you think your attitude would be different? Would you be more excited? Would you be less tempted to miss a week? Would you tell more people about it?

Can you imagine being royal yourself? To be a princess? Well, you're in luck! 1 Peter 2:9-10 says "For you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 'Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God's people. Once ou recieved no mercy; now you have received God's Mercy.'"

This week, are you gonna go to the "Castle"? After all, that is the place we go to meet our King!

Princess Savannah


  1. What a beautiful thought today Amy. And Princess Savannah is beautiful - she has her mama's eyes :-)

  2. You are gifted by God to write and share your thougts. They are both beautiful and meaningful. I am blessed to have you as my cousin and so very, very proud. I love you and your family.


  3. Thanks Pam :)

    Heidi......MUAH! That was a big ol' kiss for ya!

  4. Princess Savannah thank you for inspiring your Mommy with this wonderful thought. I will try to think of church as a castle every Sunday just for you!!!!!
    Much Love

  5. I LOVE this post my dear! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  6. well said! i read this after getting a tweet from SuzieK with the link to this post, and liked what i read so much i'm now following you :-)

    this post made me think of psalm 84:10: "better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere!" king and castle indeed! :-)