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INSTAFriday #6 & Admission

Hey everyone! It's that time again, INSTAFriday!! My Instagram account as been pretty slow as of late. Seems like there's way too much happening even to take a few moments to take photos. Here are the 4 I managed to take this week. 

We've been teaching about the end of Jesus' worldly ministry and last week we taught on the cross. We really want the children to understand exactly what the Lord did and sacrificed for them so we try to teach about the suffering of the Cross while keeping it kid friendly. I found this cute little craft and we made them for Sunday School. Plaćeno, means Paid For! Praise the Lord if you have accepted His wonderful Son Jesus then your sins are also paid for!!

 For my birthday my husband bought me several things but as usual he couldn't wait to give them to me so I got my gifts a week early so for my actual birthday he went out and bought me a slew of Bible pens for my new Bible. These are my favorite! They are the Pilot Frixion Point  and they are awesome! They're very fine tipped, they don't bleed and best of all, they're erasable!! I'm serious! The erase with friction and none of that nasty eraser stuff. Anyhow, these are some of my favorite things lately!

Okay so this is just silliness. How many of you play QuizUp? I'm am completely addicted to the Bible subject. When I actually saw the rankings and realized I could be number #1 in Croatia I couldn't help myself. Okay I have to admit, the fact that I'm probably the old native English speaker takes a little wind out of my sail but still it's cool!! Look me up if you play, I'm Tori L. or johnnysgirltori. 

For most people these verses mean a world of hope. Even though I have read them hundreds of times this time they really spoke to my heart. I'm so thankful for the promises we find in the Word of God. What a loving God we serve that cares enough about our hearts to reassure us that He's got it all in control.

Okay now it's time for my admission which won't be a huge shocker to most of my readers.

As many of you know, our lives are about to change drastically. Our last child, our daughter Hannah is about to graduate and leave Croatia to start her life in the States. With her leaving and our upcoming furlough life has thrown us a basket full of stuff to get accomplished in the next 24 days. Along with my list below that hangs in my kitchen and keeps me from having a moment of rest there's also the fact that next week we have a guest preacher from Oklahoma coming to stay with us for a week and preach our mission conference that starts next week.
That may not seem like a lot but for those of you who don't know, I'm a perfectionist. There, I said it. I admit it and I know that having house guests means a whole bookoo of prep and then serious upkeep all week. It is what it is and it shouldn't be that way but there it is.

So I rambled on and said all that to say this...I am gonna have to take another blog break. Not so much a break but my posting and reading will be sporadic at best. There's so much to be done and there's about 10 things I just remembered that I need to write on the board.
Anyhow my friends, thanks for understanding and sticking with me. I value all my blog friends and hopefully life will slow down sometime soon and I can get back to blogging on a regular basis.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter weekend! Praise the Lord, He didn't stay in the tomb but He is risen!!


  1. Happy Easter to your family Tori! All my children will be here for an Easter Dinner on Saturday. It is fun to have them all here as that does not happen very often now that they are grown. Will be praying for you as you complete all your tasks for furlough.

  2. That is a neat craft. I love pens for the Bible that don't bleed through.

    I had not heard of QuizUp but it sounds interesting! I'll check it out.

    I tend to be a perfectionist, too. I'm not as bad as I used to be but still want things at a certain level when company comes - plus to finish all the household projects I've been thinking about. :-) At one point I made a master cleaning list for when company came, and I might not get everything done that's on it, but it helps me prioritize what absolutely has to get done and what can be put off or given short shrift if necessary.

  3. I will be praying for you, Tori! Hope you and your church family will have a truly blessed Easter.

  4. Not sure if my comment went through. I hate goodbyes! I will be praying for you all as you work and make this transition.

  5. My husband always says Resurrection Sunday and never Easter, so I couldn't help but smile when I saw your ending thing. :) Wow. Your daughter is leaving. I know that has to be hard! Another thing a missionary family faces. I am also a perfectionist. I know EXACTLY what you are going through right now with the guests!!! Lol

  6. I understand the whole perfectionist thing, especially when company is coming! But sometimes I find you just have to let some tasks go and focus on the most important things or you'll wear yourself out and not enjoy the moments as much as you could.
    LOVE the sweet smiles in your first photo and thanks for sharing the great Bible verses! God bless you and yours this Easter weekend!
    Blessings, Aimee

  7. Sending prayers as you go through this busy time! I will check out QuizUp. Good going with your high score:) happy Easter!

  8. Wow, that is a lot on your plate and I don't blame you for focusing on that list and your family. Hope all goes well, Tori!

  9. Don't forget to breathe! and pray...alot! And you can't change yourself instantly but you can work on letting go of the things that in the grand scheme of things don't matter. It's ok to let that Okie preacher know you are human and actually LIVE in your home so it might not be spic and span or spit polished in every nook and cranny but just show the love of Christ and that is what's important!


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