iPhone Dump: Just Another Manic Monday

I’m curious how many of you are singing the next lines to the song posted above, “wish it was Sunday…”. Makes me laugh!

Truth be told, Sunday is easily one of my favorite days of the week, and Monday one of the hardest. I have the great honor and privilege of getting to sing on our worship team at church, and since we added an evening service a few months ago, that means that the weeks I’m serving, I’m liable to be at church all day. Listen, this isn’t me complaining in the least, I am so delighted and happy to do it, and consider it a great honor, but it certainly zaps me of some energy come Monday morning.

Hence the manic Monday. I’ve been known to leave my house on a Monday morning headed to work only to realize I left my computer sitting on my coffee table. And well, that’s kind of a necessity. I may or may not have done that this morning. Sigh.

Anyway, as I often do, I was scrolling through my phone last night deleting the masses of unnecessary pictures I have stored on there, when I decided an iPhone dump for this Monday was in order.

For the record, our sweet Siesta Mama has a very full plate right now, you wouldn’t waste a prayer on her at all, so I’ll do the best I can to hold down the fort while she works to serve you all in a different capacity. So, I do apologize in advance if you get tired of hearing from me! But rest assured, she will hop on when she can.

Without further do, a little Monday randomness for you.

Every other Thursday night I’m taking a small group of girls through “Believing God”. I’m so proud of them for coming because that study is hard! Especially as a high school girl. But what makes me happiest is when they say their five statement pledge of faith at the beginning of each week. I wanted to capture this so I’d remember it! Oh, if they just got those five truths at that age. Such liberating truth!

Remember that time I confessed to y’all that I unintentionally rub my feet together when I’m really tired? And then I confessed I remind myself of a cricket. Well, KMac, my beloved coworker found this pillow at a little shop right after that. You guessed it. This pillow now sits on my bed. I love it.

We’ve had our fair share of interesting visitors here at LPM, but most recently, we’ve welcomed a crane. It’s slightly bizarre, but we are all very intrigued. I’m not quite sure what he thinks about us, though.

My friend recently texted me this picture. For the sake of all embarrassment, yes, this is my hysterical, typical laugh. I’d label myself an unattractive laugher. But seriously, life is good when you’re laughing this hard!

My Β sweet mom and I at a wedding recently. This was the photo booth! How fun is that? I’d just like to give a shout out and say that moms are the best nurses. Remember how I told y’all recently I needed to have my wisdom teeth removed? Well, I did it a little over a week ago and I survived! Praise the Lord! This was all largely because she took such good care of me afterwards. I’m thankful.

Speaking of wisdom teeth, you know you’ve arrived when you get snail mail from a four-year old. My favorite get well card of all time.

One of my favorite things about my church is all the young families. I love getting to spend time with them and their precious kiddos. Truly, not much brings me as much joy as getting to do just that. Anyway, this was my placemat for dinner one night. It made me so unbelievably happy!

I recently had to make a little drive to the country. Apparently, that’s where road signs don’t matter. “No Motor Vehicles”. Funny.

One fun thing about roommates is that it means you can take random midnight trips to the grocery store. This particular evening was one for the books. Oh, and in case you were curious, I’m kind of obsessed with apples. Hence the delight in this picture. My roommates just go along with it.

LPM is in it to end it! For more information on what that means click here.

Since I don’t have babies of my own to brag about, I choose to brag about my BFF’s baby. For my recent trip to Austin for a wedding, Ellie was my car buddy. Tell me, is this not the best three hour view? She’s scrumptious.

That wedding I keep referring to was a for a dear friend I’ve known since birth. It was a beautiful wedding! And one of the most unique weddings I’ve attended for sure. Everything was so Brittany. Anyway, ten years ago this year the brides daddy passed away. The most bittersweet thing was watching her older brother give her away at her wedding. Not a dry eye!

Oh, and speaking of Ellie, I had her all to myself Friday night while her parents had a date night. She makes me so deliriously happy. We played and played before bed time. This is us. She was more interested in eating my phone. But what nine month old isn’t? This is pre-bed time.

After an hour of off and on giggling, talking and fussing in bed, she decided play time was more fun. So played we did. Needless to say, contrary to “Goodnight Gorilla” that girl was not ready for goodnight. Not that I minded. Party time with Aunt Lou! We were both happy.

Houston has had amazing, yet unique weather for the month of May. I keep imagining I live in California, because that’s what our weather has been like. Perfection, if you ask me. Because of the weather, I’ve gone on as many walks as possible at a trail near me. Normally, I might go for a run, but seriously, who would ruin this weather with a run! I convinced my roommate to go with me one Friday evening. Clearly, we both enjoyed it.

Sometimes you go for a walk and you stumble upon a treasure.

You have to cherish every minute of these Houston weather days. Also, I’m apparently into bridges. Awesome.

Yesterday I had a different viewpoint at church than I typically do. I took this shot during our last worship song. Honestly, words can’t describe how grateful I am for my church. I’m glad the Lord has planted me there for such a time as this. It blesses my soul.

Y’all have a happy Monday!


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  1. 1
    Sarah Marion says:

    Thanks for sharing Lindsee! I hope your mouth has recovered from your procedure and you can laugh again.

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    Your crane is actually a Cattle egret.

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    Brittany says:

    I agree – no need to spoil a gorgeous day with a run πŸ˜‰ I’m loving going on walks lately. Although, it makes me miss living in the ‘burbs with a neighborhood and parks nearby. Walking around in a city doesn’t really have that relaxing quality.

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    Lisa says:

    What a precious baby. You are not the only one known to leave her computer at home on a Monday. πŸ™‚

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    Sandy Bowers says:

    Yes Lindsee, you are truly blessed! Thanks for sharing your fun/crazy/blessed life with us! Hope to meet you in January and hug your neck! You brighten many a day.

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    sue ellis savannah says:

    Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.

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    Ola says:

    So glad that young girls are studying “Believing God”! especially high school girls. Have 3 young girls 9, 6, and 2 and I pray that they will be doing a study like this in their high school years. What a blessing! It so good to have the correct view of God at an early age (save a lot of heart ache!)

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    sara says:

    i am so happy you survived the wisdom teeth pulling! love you. BLESSINGS!

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    Colette says:

    Lindsee I just LOVE all your pics!! What a spirit lifter this post was for me!! And I just said that we are having San Diego weather here! We are enjoying this beautiful weather too because we will have to endure a long hot summer very soon! (Arizona!)
    Thank you for sharing your fun life with us! πŸ™‚

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    I’m just thinking…if you’ve got such straight, white, filling-free teeth, you really should be laughing like that! πŸ™‚

    • 10.1
      Lindsee says:

      Laura, that is hilarious! That thought hadn’t even crossed my mind. You’re fun.

      • Dawn Edgell says:

        That’s exactly what I thought but didn’t write. I would definitely be belting out laughter with those chompers!

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    Kathy says:

    Just sending out a blessing and an appreciation for all you do and share with us. An “old” Girl Siesta

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    Dawn Ramirez says:

    They say that the first 5 days after the weekend are always the hardest, lol! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Prayers are constantly going up for all ofthe “siestas” and thanks for LP and all who serve there.

    • 12.1
      Lindsee says:

      Dawn, I’ve never heard that, but that’s a pretty funny way to put the weekdays. I might have to start saying that. Grin!

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    Lisa from Philadelphia says:

    It’s impressive that you are doing “Believing God” with high school girls, especially considering the homework involved. That’s great! And it looks like they are responding! That’s awesome!

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    Reba says:

    Thanks for a fun post! Wish there was a “LIKE” button!

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    Marie says:

    Thanks for posting, Lindsee. The randomness plus the many beautiful smiles have given ME something to smile about tonight:) Also, the pics of the girls at Bible study and the worship service at church have made me want to snuggle up with my Bible & finish this evening in the company of my Savior. Thanks for sharing your heart & your life with people you don’t know.

    I’m praying for you, little sister:) Be strong & be courageous! He is WITH you & OBVIOUSLY ON you:)

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    Heather says:

    Laughter is the best! That picture is super fun!!!

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    Kathie says:

    Dearest Lindsee,

    No way I would tire of your posts. From light-hearted to serious, they are such a treat! I love pics so it is a bonus when you include them. My first thought when I saw the pic of you laughing, is what beautiful teeth you have.:-) Your love for and desire to reach young teenage women is such a special gift! I know a couple young ladies making wrong choices, wish they were with you! You and your Mom are lovely. Thanks again for caring for us and sharing life with your siestas.
    You are easy to love.

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    Joelle says:

    Great fun post Lindsee!! (cept for the word Dump which is icky) Sweet gals, super sweet babies, and sorry for the wisdom teeth yank! Ouch! Keep rockin those Mondays girl!!
    many blessings to you and yall ;)Thankful for you!

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    Well that’s one of the most uplifting Monday posts I’ve read anywhere in quite awhile, thanks! And you’re right, life must be good if you’re laughing that hard. πŸ˜‰

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    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Your pictures make me smile soo big!:) I love the “Miss Lindsee” placemat. Those are some good times type pics, and little Ellie is precious:) I love baby happy faces, their whole face shows the happiness they feel:)

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    Patti says:

    Thanks, Lindsee. I love Sundays. I love pictures. And I love serving, especially by babysitting my grandchildren so their parents’ can have date nights. Such a God-thing that He connects sisters who have never met personally – and may not ever on this side of eternity – with so much in common. I’m praying for you as you serve, and of course, LPM is always in my heart and in my prayers.
    Much Love to all of you,
    Patti Hayes

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    Hannah says:

    Hey, Lindsee. Thanks for the random post. πŸ™‚ I’m interested in what song is on the screen in your service pic. I serve in my church’s worship ministry, too, and am always interested in what others are singing with their church families.

    • 22.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Hannah, you’re like me, always interested as well. We were singing “We Glorify Your Name” off of the Passion: Let the Future Begin CD. It’s one of those songs with such simple words, but extremely worshipful. I hope that helps!

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    Amy says:

    The phone dumps are a great break to my day – love them!

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    This is a fun post. I like bridges, too. My favorite pic from your iPhone dump was “sometimes you go for a walk and you find a treasure.”

    I love those moments when you feel like God set that up just for you. You are precious and I love the pics with baby Ellie. They remind me of my daughter, Brittany, who is 23 and living in OKC doing an internship at Church of the Harvest. I miss her to pieces, but I love to hear stories about what God is doing in her life through the internship. Anyway, I think I’m rambling. Thanks for sharing your life with us.


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    Lynn says:

    Have you ever left your wallet behind? I was due for a phone upgrade, so I went to the Verizon store. Just as I pulled into the parking lot, I realized that my wallet was at home! No wallet + no money = no new phone!

    • 25.1
      Lindsee says:

      Lynn, unfortunately, one time I went through a drive through, only to realize I didn’t have my wallet. Can you say awkward? I pulled out of the line gracefully and laughed my head off.

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    Diana A. says:

    Happy Tuesday!

    Missed the manic Monday, didn’t recieve notice of post… but enjoyed the pics…bridges are special!

    What a great Auntie! and Cute doesn’t begin to describe a little sweet face like that! She has your smile πŸ™‚

    Praying for Beth, and hugs to you girl!

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    Kay says:

    Oh Lindsee !!! What a blessed life you have indeed !!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Sometimes i wonder if i will ever find the family God as for me but you made me feel part of one today!! Thanks again and i’ll be praying for all the Siestas !!!

    • 27.1
      Lindsee says:

      Kay! I’m so glad you feel part of a family here today. Those words blessed me. You ARE welcome here and we love you! Many blessings on you, Sister.

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    Jennifer T says:

    Lindsee –
    Love it all! I sang “wish it was Sunday” right away.
    Blessed to receive great teaching from my home church, but have been doubly blessed cuz now I’m listening to BCF podcasts! Your pastor can PREACH! :).
    FYI- raining (too much for my taste) in Northern Virginia/ Washington DC suburbs. Would love a sunny walk sometime soon.

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    Jaycie says:

    Precious Lindsey,

    Thank you so much for sharing your sweetness
    with us. So thrilled to hear about your church and how
    God is so richly blessing you. God’s
    love beams through the heart of your writing.
    Thank you again for all the priceless treasures you so dearingly
    share with us. It is beautiful evidence of God’s wondrous grace
    and how much He loves you. The sweet body HE has entrusted you to,
    HE has blessed you with. What an amazing God we have! Am
    so happy for you and your church.
    Praying for Ms. Beth, & that you have an awesome week.

    In Christ alone

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    Deborah Mott says:

    So ENJOYED your writing and blog. What a RICH LIFE of faith you have. I pray you are as happy as it appears in this blog! What great photos also! Good for you! Wow what a treasured life IN CHRIST you have! Reading your words was encouraging and brought a sense of joy and encouragement to me. I smiled in my heart. I also found it amazing that there is someone out there who rubs feet together. I have done this since my earliest memory. I find myself doing this without even knowing when falling asleep, resting or waking up. My husband has lovingly teased me for years about it. I think he has actually accepted it as part of me and treasures it as a quirk I have. I am in my 50’s so I have done this for years. Don’t really know why. I find it relaxes me. I have never thought of it as a cricket tho. O well. Thanks for listening and for your sharing that brought JOY! His Best to you, HIS PRESENCE!, Deb

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    Deborah Mott says:

    Forgot to mention your great LAUGH!!!! Loved that picture too!!! Proverbs 17:22: A cheerful heart is good medicine; a joyful heart is good medicine. Proverbs 15:13: A happy (joyful, merry) heart makes the face cheerful or another version: A glad heart makes a happy face. Even just reading and seeing by photo, your laughter made my heart glad and was good medicine! Also seeing pic of BELIEVING GOD teen group was a sensational blessing! Thank you for sharing HIS TRUTH with the next generation! Keep passing the baton of HOPE AND GRACE AND TRUTH: CHRIST JESUS to the world, one person at a time, or more! His Glorious Blessings, Deb

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    Jaycie says:

    It’s been a rather long trying day, but God’s
    grace is all sufficient. However, in the heat of
    it I misspelled your name. Please forgive me;
    just had to clarify mybad b4 going to bed.
    Thank you again for the beauty that you share.

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    Dawn Edgell says:

    Dear “Aunt Lou”, I love, love, love your iPhone dumps! I love pictures, mine, yours, anybody’s. life is so interesting and to see it from different perspectives is great! You have a gifted way of saying things and it looks as if you have a great sense of humor. So…Post away…anytime you can!

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    Betty says:

    Betty, Loma Linda

    Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. Isa 58:14 KJV

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    Maryann says:

    Dear Lindsee
    I have to say, I randomly open the post this morning. I woke up early at 3am, full of my head swimming with things I need to do and panic that I can’t get it all done. Your post and your pictures made me remember that God wants me to relax, enjoy the days, and laugh more.
    Your pictures were precious! Thanks for making me smile!
    Do you really dump those pictures? I never know what to do with all mine!!

    God Bless YOU!

    • 35.1
      Lindsee says:

      Maryann, you’re so sweet. As far as the pictures are concerned, I “dump” or rather delete some unnecessary pictures. But I keep my favorites, for sure. Actually, to be very honest, I struggle with deleting any pictures because I’m afraid I’ll lose them for good. But my phone can’t handle all that are on there! Way too many! Grin.

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    Abraham's Daughter says:

    Manic Monday! I am so totally stealing that phrase–an apt description of my life!

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    Sylvie Moisoff says:

    Hi, I am thinking ahead to summer which is just around the corner. Will there be a Siesta Bible study this summer? If so, what study will we use? Thanks.

    • 37.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Sylvie, since we are in SSMT season, there will not be an official summer study, but we are thinking of ways to encourage y’all to be in the Word and in a study this summer. Hope that helps!

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    Steph says:

    Lindsee, I just ADORE that photo of you laughing! It is so wonderful! And so are you! πŸ™‚

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    Jamie McCarthy says:

    I have to tell you Lindsee, I may have to find a pillow like your cricket! My husband does the same thing, the rubbing of his feet and the more tired he gets the more profusely he rubs. It just about drove me crazy when we were first married, lol! I’m a lot more used to it now, but still on the right day can drive one mad, ha ha ha!
    I absolutely LOVED <3 the pic of you laughing, as I myself have a full on hyena laugh. I have been known to embarrass people (my husband ;)) in movie theaters when I am laughing out loud, and not so quiet, when the rest of the theater isn't. Keep laughing for "the joy of the Lord is our strength!"

    • 39.1
      Lindsee says:

      Jamie, the more tired I get the more intense I rub them together as well. Since it’s so unintentional, I don’t realize I’m doing it until someone points it out! Funny. I pray my future husband won’t disown me over it. Ha ha!

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    Shelly Elston says:


    I love your pictures and getting a small glimpse into your life. You are adorable! Thank you for being such an encourager on the blog. You are a gift to this community.

    xo, Shelly

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    DeeAnn Horner says:

    Enjoyed your post and your pictures! I’m curious…where do you attend church and help lead worship? Do they have quite a few young people?

    • 41.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi DeeAnn! I attend Bayou City Fellowship. We have a great mixture of all ages of folks! You’d be so welcome to visit!

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    connie kempf says:

    Connie says: “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘ I am tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.” NKJV James 1:13

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    Kathy, Missouri City, TX says:

    Psalm 37:4 NIV
    Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
    Kathy, Missouri City, TX

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    Lorraine Volk says:

    from Lorraine, Corpus Christi, “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:14

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    Go4th says:

    The Lord will circumsize your hearts and the hearts of your descendents so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul and live. Deuteronomy 30:7NIV

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