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Category Archives: Family Living
Letters to Jesus
This year what if instead of writing letters to Santa, we wrote prayers to Jesus. Maybe let’s try writing a Christmas prayer to Jesus. Let’s pour our heart and our belief into it. Let’s have the expectation that His desire is to grant us the petitions of our heart. We could even ask our families to join us. Let’s start a new tradition.
Christmas is All About _______
While we are for the fan fare of Santa, the elf scenes and shenanigans, Hallmark Christmas movies, Olaf Paint n Sips with the kids, building gingerbread houses and decorating gingerbread people, we have to remember that this thing is all about Jesus. These things are all just mini celebrations leading up to the biggest birthday party of the year. Celebrate Jesus all month.
Today is a day when you will see ads and tweets about donating to worth charities, giving toys to tots, donating to coat drives and even pleas to give to food banks. All worth while and great places to donate but lately I have been thinking a lot about all the children that go intoContinue reading “Giving Tuesday”
God just makes everything beautiful. God’s time is every second of every day. There is beauty in everything and all the moments. We are not waiting for God to make it beautiful. Even in the struggles and challenges, even in this space and season.
When I stopped, I fully owned that I was drained from the year but I also realized the beauty in my exhaustion and the blessings of this year. I am drained because I went beyond myself this year. I went beyond my selfish nature to bless others, to give outside of myself, and to change lives.
The is no love walk that I have ever taken that reminds me daily in a humbling way of Christ’s love for me than as a foster to adopt parent.
Up for Air
Whether bringing home a 4-day old newborn, or welcoming a 14-year old teenager, that adjustment time is still there. The time is needed to nurture, love, bond, attach and figure it out. I am learning her unsaid needs, what startles her, how she likes to sleep and even her expressions.
Purpose Not Preference
Lately I have been reading a lot about purpose. My heart’s desire is to live each day fulfilling my creator’s purpose for my life — living the life I was specifically designed for. We all have this life we plan to live and if you are a planner like I am, you mapped it outContinue reading “Purpose Not Preference”
Let Your Writing Be Your Healing
Grief counselors are awesome. Don’t get me wrong — but why in the midst of grief doesn’t anyone suggest the simplest, easiest most available form of therapy — the pen. As I laid on the hospital bed hours before the inevitable loss of my unborn little girls, nurses attempted to prepare me for my lossContinue reading “Let Your Writing Be Your Healing”