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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Weekend in Memphis - MP 2017

10 Things I learned this weekend at Mission Possible:


1. I am a great driver.

2. I always get the exact same snacks on road trips. Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino + Airhead Extremes (Rainbow kind) + Water

3. My pockets are full of puzzle pieces. I need to give these away.

4. The entire load is not on my shoulders.

5. Lo barato sale caro.

6. Jesus has always had a plan for my life. Even when I don't see it.

7. You've got to dig your own well.

8. It will get messy. 

9. I have some amazing people in my life.

10. Adelante, siempre adelante.










xoxo,





Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Little Letters: February's Fascination





Dear revival month at church,
You've been phenomenal! Honestly, so much going on, but the impact has been real! 24 baptized in Jesus name and 23 have received the Holy Ghost. Seriously, how amazing!

Dear Valentine's Day,
This years was pretty perfect. 





Dear NDBF,
Your little unexpected surprises make me do all sorts of giddy happy dances. I miss you!

Dear flu season,
You're seriously doing the most this year. No one is happy about it, so just go ahead and leave already. #nobueno

Dear perfect spring weather,
You'd better be staying, considering I have cleared out the coats and sweaters in my hurried  anticipation.





Dear Mayberry's peach ice cream,
Why am I so obsessed?? I seriously CANNOT get enough! It may be a problem...

Dear gym,
see above...I should really go see you.

Dear watercolor painting,
I am going to try and figure you out. The results aren't always impressive, but I'll be practicing. It's really nice to kick back and have time to do this now. Can we also discuss techniques? So many!




Dear chocoflan recipe,
Thanks for being relatively easy, yet making me look like a master chef. Yes guys, I did cook that all by myself.

Dear spring cleaning frenzy,
You're never that bad until all of my closet is on the floor, and I realize the motivation is leaving me quickly...However, my closet is super neat and organized now, thanks! All matching clothes hangers, and it is also color coordinated in each department: tops, skirts, dresses, coats...doing the most? K, I'm done now.

Dear California,
I'm coming for you soon. Is my life even real? *insert giddiness here*


xoxo,












Monday, February 27, 2017

5 Reasons to Trust God's Timing




EVERY TRIAL AND STAGE IN LIFE REQUIRES US TO HAVE A DEGREE OF PATIENCE.

How many times have we thought we could not bear the pain any longer, carry a load no further, or hold life together no more?
I’ve been there!  
But Jesus is an on-time God, whose timing is always right, never too early or too late. Some days it certainly may feel as if we’re not on His schedule or clock at all, but the Bible lets us know that He is always concerned with the desires of our hearts. At times the waiting will only make us realize that what we were waiting for wasn’t what we needed. Other times, waiting will make us appreciate what we get a hundred times more!
Read on for 5 reasons to trust God’s timing:

1. WHEN WE REMAIN HOPEFUL, IN SPITE OF OUR WAITING PERIOD, GOD REWARDS US WITH RENEWED STRENGTH.


Perhaps we witness His amazing work in another’s life and it renews our hope for what he can do in us. We can fly above the impatience and keep moving ahead of our worry, as long as we continue to wait on God to do His work in us.
BUT THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES; THEY SHALL RUN, AND NOT BE WEARY; AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.
{ISAIAH 40:31}

2. EVEN THE DISCIPLES HAD SO MANY QUESTIONS FOR JESUS!

While He did answer many of their questions, He also told them that there were some things they just didn’t need to know. Even for us, there are things we may question God about, that we may never receive an answer for. When we ultimately trust in God, no amount of knowledge can replace the faith we receive.
AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, IT IS NOT FOR YOU TO KNOW THE TIMES OR THE SEASONS, WHICH THE FATHER HATH PUT IN HIS OWN POWER.
{ACTS 1:7}

3. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN WE ARE QUICK TO WANT TO RUSH A SEASON OR A TIME IN LIFE WHERE THINGS ARE NOT GOING WELL OR ARE NOT PARTICULARLY EASY.

Difficult seasons are fun for no one, but sometimes the most important lessons we learn are taught to us by experiencing these very things. Jesus is never holding you to a certain season just to keep you waiting, he is keeping you there to develop your patience and prepare you for the upcoming seasons in life.
TO EVERY THING THERE IS A SEASON, AND A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER THE HEAVEN.
{ECCLESIASTES 3:1}

4. TRUSTING GODS TIMING CAN BE A SCARY THING FOR US TO DO COMPLETELY, BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT WE ARE NOT IN CONTROL.

It leaves us with a sense of insecurity if we are unsure of the what, where, when, and how of a situation. However, when we turn over the reins to God and allow Him to lead us, nothing can go wrong. The concept of staying on God’s time requires us to trust Him and simply follow.
BUT, BELOVED, BE NOT IGNORANT OF THIS ONE THING, THAT ONE DAY IS WITH THE LORD AS A THOUSAND YEARS, AND A THOUSAND YEARS AS ONE DAY.
{2 PETER 3:1}

5. THE FEELING OF LONGING THAT NEVER TRULY GOES AWAY IS THE EMPTY SPOT THAT ONLY JESUS CAN FILL.

This is our reminder that we are not yet home, and that this world is certainly not our home. Our souls yearn to be with our Creator. Throughout our lives journey we grow into who He has created us to be, seeking to follow His will, and therefore find our truest version of our self in Him. Oh what a day it will be, when my Jesus I shall see!

HE HATH MADE EVERY THING BEAUTIFUL IN HIS TIME: ALSO HE HATH SET THE WORLD IN THEIR HEART, SO THAT NO MAN CAN FIND OUT THE WORK THAT GOD MAKETH FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END.
{ECCLESIASTES 3:11}

xoxo,







* This blogpost first appeared on daintyjewellsblog.com *