I kinda of figured there would be some controversy with Payne's Short hair and I just feel I owe it to him to say...
His curls were cute but that's not what defined him.
He is the sweetest, brightest, and loving boy.
We're kind of a short hair kind of family when it comes to boys (Scott, my daddy, my brother, and WP)... just how we roll in the country. :)
Before and after~
Same beautiful face, gorgeous eyes, sweet smile, and the curls are still up there... still cute... just not sticking up 3 inches LOL.
And speaking of sweet...
Amelia sent us a photo just before leaving for her Phi dance, Rosie's 'rose's for Val (Hayden), and Savannah & Josh's view in Cancun!~
Gorgeous and Sweet!
Then there is the Fabulous Five playing this morning~
So that's the Short and Sweet of my life right now as we know it.
THEN when I opened my devotional today, God gave me a hug... I am living to please Him and Him only. I hope this blesses you as much as it has me this morning~
God's Acceptance Is All You Need
by Rick Warren
by Rick Warren
"The LORD is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one. The LORD protects me from all danger; I will never be afraid." (Psalm 27:1 TEV)
But, second, we develop the false idea that our need to be loved is solely dependent upon one person or a group of people. When you expect someone else to meet 100 percent of your need for love, you're asking for trouble. You're setting yourself up for hurt and opening the door for the fear of rejection. When you look to any other person besides God to meet all your love needs, he or she can't. There is no human being alive that can love you as completely and as fully as you need to be loved, and there never will be. Only God can do that.
So, the first step in overcoming the fear of rejection is to put God in first place, because he's the only one who can ultimately meet all your needs.
Does God ever love us through other people? Of course. Does God want us to love others? Yes. Does he want to use us as channels of love? Absolutely.
But, you will never have all your needs met by any person or group of people. God never meant it to be that way. They just don't have enough love. Human love is limited. God's love is unlimited and unconditional. No matter how deep your need is, he can fill it.
The first step in overcoming the fear of rejection is realizing the Lord, not anyone else, is your light and salvation: “The LORD is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one. The LORD protects me from all danger; I will never be afraid” (Psalm 27:1 TEV). This means I look to the Lord to brighten my day, so I am not dependent on others to make or break my day. I look to the Lord to save my life, so I am not dependent on others to accept or reject me.
And this means I need no longer be afraid.
The key to assertiveness is not to psych yourself up, not to be aggressive and live in a selfish way, but to understand how deeply God loves you. When that really sinks in, you’ll be able to say, “God loves me, and if you don't like me, that's your problem!”
The secret of simplifying life is saying, "I'm going to do what pleases God. If I do that, it sure simplifies life. And, if I please God, it's always the right thing to do. It doesn't matter what anybody else thinks."
God is SO good!!!