Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
I lay here next to her, completely overwhelmed with emotions. I guess I assumed my heart would reach capacity one day. But every day it grows more to hold the ever growing love for this (not so) tiny human. My very best friend. She rarely sits still. But tonight, she knew her mama needed some quiet snuggle time. She knows my heart. She was watching Elmo as I was staring at her. Moments of our future flashing before my eyes. I literally had to fight the tears. Will she ever fully understand how much she has changed me? Will she ever comprehend how much I love her?
I assume this is how God feels daily...probably questioning if we will ever fully grasp His never ending love for us... His promise for our future.
Just like quiet snuggles are needed... so is my need for the quiet and stillness of God's peace through His word.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” —John 16:33.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Looking back on 2016, I could be the girl who talks about how crazy of a year it has been. How terrible our world seems right now. How scared I am to raise a human in our time. How drugs and violence seem to be really out of control. I could talk about my own trials and tribulations... but instead, I want to CHOOSE JOY.
I choose to love my family more each day.
I choose to create.
I choose to forgive.
I choose to forget.
I choose to play more in 2017.
I choose to worry less.
I choose to be more faithful to God.
I choose to listen to His commands.
I choose to be patient... or I'll atleast choose to try.
I choose laughter over tears.
I choose to fight for my dreams.
I choose exercise.
I choose wine.
I choose my friends.
I choose my husband.
I choose my daughter.
I CHOOSE Joy for 2017.
What do you choose?
And He said, "I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion."
"How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple."