Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer fun

Summer has been so busy and going by so fast! we have been spending lots of time playing in water, climbing trees,eating Popsicles, and all that fun summer stuff you do! It's so fun to watch my two little guys playing together and getting bigger by the second, so I'm soaking in every moment as well as the last bit of Summer! I'm also working on getting my Etsy shop back open,making lots of fun new items and getting really excited about being a part of the handmade community again! More updates on that later, but for now I'm going to enjoy the quietness of my boys nap time!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Learning to love

Reality post here,
The Lord has been tugging on my heart,revealing some deep issues ,and showing me how to work through them.

He has been showing me that my self confidence is not so great, Ouch! 
when I was younger I was teased and told that my thighs were to big, my hair was abnormally thick and my rear end was to large, I tried to ignore the comments,put on a tough face and made others believe that I fully accepted and embraced everything about my body, I tried to make myself believe it too. Truth is those words stung and left me feeling "less than" other women and caught in a trap of comparing myself to others. If I really take time to look at myself in the mirror I can tear myself apart within minuets, my hips are to large,my stomach is not flat enough, my hair is unmanageable ,big and too thick etc... The problem is, I have been looking in the mirror through imperfect  eyes, eyes that have compared for to long,eyes that have been lied to by social media about what "beautiful" is.

The only opinion that should matter to me is God's, so why hasn't it? Is it because I want to be accepted and like everyone else? If God has created me to be unique and one of a kind why not embrace it and stop trying to be like everyone else? I think it all comes back to fear, fear of man fear of not being accepted and fear of being different because it takes courage to go against the crowd and be who God has called you to be and be confident in it! I think the key is knowing who you are IN Christ, knowing what His word says about you and what He thinks about you and then really believing it. You are completely accepted In Christ, so, next time you look in the mirror choose to see yourself through His eyes.   

Friday, November 23, 2012

Always thankful, attitude of gratitude

It's the day after Thanksgiving and I'm feeling full, and not just full of turkey!  I'm sitting here holding my 6 month old sleeping baby and listening to my two year old and hubby play together in the other room, My life is so blessed, and its only because of God. He has given us so much and not just material things but spiritual things! I'm so thankful for salvation,His love, mercy and for my relationship with Him. I seriously could not and would not want to live life without Jesus. He is my hope.

No life is not perfect and yes we have bills to pay and issues to work on but our blessings far outweigh the troubles in our life. Look at everything you do have instead of focusing on what you don't.

I hope your Thanksgiving was amazing! Here are some pictures from ours.