I had intentions of writing a post for everyday this week to talk about what I'm thankful for
I had intentions of cleaning my house today
I had intentions of finishing up my presentation and paper
I had intentions of starting a new devotional
I had intentions of so many things..
But I have not done one of them!
I love this time of year! The family, the celebration, the food, the laughter!
I'm thankful for my family!
We are a loud bunch and there are always awkward things being said. We laugh at each other and poke fun at each other!
It is great!
I love everyone of them!
Here are a couple of pics of the crazies...
I started following Jennifer at Unveiled Wife early this year.
I love her desire and passion to help marriages. When I got married I was fortunate enough to have some what of a realistic view of marriage. I knew it would be work, but honestly I never imagined the struggles, arguments, crisis we would face in our marriage.
I truly believe that the enemy tries to isolate us and make us feel we struggle alone. He has tried so in my grief.
Any one who knows J and I know that we have a special love, we are each others help mates. When God created each of us, when we were in our mother's wombs, we were meant for each other.
I do not think that our society promotes happy marriages, it does not promote the marriage that God wants us to have.
I love journaling and devotions... obviously.
Jennifer wrote a devotional called "Wife After God". I wrote Jennifer and told her I would love to do a book review for her devotional. I was so excited when I got the email with my copy…
I think I've asked myself this question many many times.
My sister is expecting again. She will be having my nephew Mason in April. I have not met her fiance but she seems to be happy, and I'm happy for her. I know that God has a plan for each of us...
But honestly this broke my heart. And maybe I should not write about this but it is how I feel. I know my sister would understand if she read this. She has lost a baby, my nephew Ashton. She lost him in 2008 and it was heartbreaking. She was about 4/5 months when Ashton passed. Thankfully she has been able to carry JJ and Cayden ,not without difficulties, but they are healthy.
Now, I say all that to say I cannot say I was not heart broken when I found out initially she was pregnant. Honestly I was angry at God.
However, in the last few weeks I have worked on processing all of this and talking it out with God. I have to keep reminding myself what God has shown me.
1. I do not know what God's plan is for my sister, her fiance,…
We all make plans, goals, dream about the future...
In reality, we do not know what is going to happen tomorrow or in the next moment.
When the enemy drags us down and keep us in the dark places of bitterness, anger, discontent, depression, grief, negativity... we miss out.
We miss out on laughs and good times because we are so consumed with our junk. Do we really want to live like that?
I do not.
But have you ever noticed how easy it is to get to that place and stay there? How it is so hard to get back that happiness? Ever sat down and thought about that?
Maybe I am a different breed (smile) but I think a lot. I'm super aware of my decisions and emotions. Most of the time that is not a bad thing, but when I allow myself to get in those previous mentioned dark places it is certainly NOT a good thing.
There has been so many words of wisdom I've heard over the weekend. Through other women and through the Holy Spirit speaking to …