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Don’t Mess With Me

This is a shot my husband got of me this past weekend.  He has been working on close up photography and editing so I get practiced on a lot 🙂

Value sadly is in short supply.  Too often people don’t see their value, or the value in others…..or they have one and not the other.  Self-esteem, self-respect, caring, and compassion come from a healthy understanding of value.  Simple minimalist living has got to start in the soul and value is so important.

In November I read a book called Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families by Michelle Anthony.  It was a great book on helping kids grow in a relationship with God instead of just worrying about their behavior.  What really jumped at me from the book was this quote I wanted to share with you.

She wrote it with her name, I have inserted my name, you can change it to your name…. you get the drill. This is based on Ephesians 1

“My name is Lorilee Lippincott.  I am the chosen and adopted daughter of the Most High King.  I’m the heir to an eternal inheritance waiting for me in heaven.  I have been bought and completely paid for by the perfect sacrifice of Christ’s own blood and am sealed throughout all eternity by God’s Holy Spirit.  Don’t mess with me!” Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony

Isn’t this awesome! It has punch and power to it.  It screams value.  I need to post it on the mirror, repeat it to the kids, and live like I believe it.

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Have a wonderful day today!


  1. What a beautiful portrait! It looks so natural and you look very happy.

    • Thanks!

  2. Danielle Danielle

    I will check it out, sounds good. I just read “Raising Unselfish Children in A Self Absorbed World” for the second time. Love, love love it!!! Ps great pic, your so pretty!

    • that one sounds good too. I will have to check the library for it 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Lori Lori

    Wow. I like the inserting your name. I have a 10 year old in public school and we are always talking about things he sees or picks up on at school which as you can imagine can be good or bad. I just read that to him. I am always thinking that I want my childs behavior to come from within him because he wants to please Jesus–not mommy. Thanks for sharing.

    I also wanted to thank you for your recent post on being “busy”. That really hit home with me also. I do enjoy your blog so much and look forward to reading it each day.

    • yay! so glad you liked it! You would probably like the book a bunch too. She has older kids and lots of what she talked about would be better for older kids than my little babies 🙂

  4. Kari Kari

    Gorgeous picture! And great post too!

    • thanks so much!

  5. Cam Cam

    I like the hat. Did you get that on your road trip last summer? 😉

    • I did 🙂

  6. “Value sadly is in short supply. Too often people don’t see their value, or the value in others…..or they have one and not the other. Self-esteem, self-respect, caring, and compassion come from a healthy understanding of value.” – I’m borrowing this. Way too often people use either money or something else to find value when the value they seek should already be there.

    • Glad you liked it 🙂

  7. Jen Jen

    Small world … I just found your blog after new years and I started following you. Well I live in ca and went to church with Michelle Anthony for many years. It is awesome to hear someone comment on her book. 🙂

    • wow, small world! She sounds like such a great mom.

  8. You look incredibly happy there, Lorilee!

    I loved the passage you quoted from Michelle Anthony! It such a great way from turning your negative moods around. I think we can all use with a bit more self belief 🙂

    • yes, thanks for your comment. So glad you liked it!

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