Thursday, May 6, 2021

One of my favorite things is reading\studying\researching food.....always has been.
I know... boring i am!

I had a friend way back when... that lived for fake diet food.  She lived so far apart from that part of herself for many years until it mattered
It might of mattered to her so much because she lived so far from that part of herself for so many years, eating fake diet food was all she knew.   
She was so ashamed of her weight that she never let herself into the tactile, sense oriented world of food as a punishment and because she didn't trust herself. 

She thought that if she let herself cook and touch and smell good food, she would start eating it and wouldn't be able to stop.  

So she always ate imitation food, like fat free cheese, fat free everything you could think of- and never let herself eat the kinds of foods that you not only taste, but feel and smell and hear, like fresh soft mozzarella, fried shrimp, dusted in cornmeal, crackling and popping. 

Feeding the people I love is a  hands on way of loving them.  When you nourish and sustain someone, essentially, you're saying that you want them to thrive, to be happy AND HEALTHY AND ABLE TO LIVE WELL. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

random april and life is going way to fast for me

 serious amount of oil free hashbrowns..get in my belly!

I love when the boys have friends over and they treat our littles like their little brothers too...big win for this momma💓💓💓

Liv's little doodles that i love

family workouts are the best 👍

I've lived enough broken and loved enough friends through their own cracks to know that redeemed is not the same as fixed and that holes can still ache even when we're whole again.  

Death, divorce, loss, heartbreak-admitting them doesn't make them immune.  

Or cancel the loss. 
Or restore the missing.

Sometimes saying it out loud is an invitation to the God who already knows to lay himself down in our rips and tears and hold us together - often through the arms of our friends.

the people who hear us whisper I'm not fine.
Jesus is in the business of making all things new!

(thankful for Liv's friends that braid my hair)

Thursday, April 15, 2021

a lot of us wait to be is stepping on the lord.  
risky, gutsy,
faith requires a backbone

faith puts u in scary situations
(which I kind of like😉)

our flesh wants comfort

your flesh will always go to the comfort zone and god can't do anything there.

faith is a total assurance who god is

that pit in my stomach keeps me humble

keeps me praying
keeps me in community
keeps me hungry

take a step

move on a maybe
you have to be comfortable on a maybe
you say it until u believe it 
then you say it until u believe it
you are choosing a promise from god over a problem

long emotional week here for this momma💓

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    friendship is acting out God's love for people in tangible ways.  
We were made to represent the love of God in  each others lives, so that each person we walk through life with has a more profound sense of God's love for them.

 Friendship is an opportunity to act on God's behalf in the lives of the people we are close to, reminding each other who God is.  

When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship, we bring a little more of the divine into daily life.  We get to remind one another about the bigger, more beautiful picture that we can't always see from where we are.  
J&M thank you so much for these cookies...they came at just the right time.
It was a great blessing..

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Happy 15th Birthday Olivia
 1 month late!!!
Geez I surely get a gold star this month!
Lots going on here at the Funk household😒

Olivia, you were colorful from the start
you are such a free spirit just like your mama.
never had a care about what anyone else thought until recently!!

you have a heart for loving on others.
you love pancakes, celery and pb balls.
your a nail biter, a light spreader,
 you 💗 volleyball with all of your heart, reading, painting, drawing, baking, 
dancing to everything still...we play loud music here all the time and love it!

you are on fire for the Lord
and oh so creative
 we love you so much💥

you had the chubbiest cheeks ever

love this picture of you 3 

a secret ninja from the start

it took you forever to grow hair...

Oh my golly I miss those days!

we love popcorn in this house

when you were little you would pick marvel heroes over dolls and dresses any day.  
thank goodness I'm not girly! 

catching frogs

Love all this smooshiness

crazy weird child...weird is a side effect of being awesome I always tell the kiddos.

loves to seriously wrestle just as much as she loves lip gloss

we love wigs in this house

Legos in the rain

can you feel the excitement of having another brother

we love Darth Maul

and another brother that she waited almost 7 years for

Believe it or not..that is my old shirt.  I should've kept more of my clothes for her




Talking it all out...

Thank you Rachel for always doing her hair!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes, cards gifts and love 💓
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