The year is coming to an end and I have to ask, have you or will you reach all of your 2018 goals? If so, congratulations!! 🙂 If not, you are not alone! When I looked at my 2018 goals list a few weeks ago, I realized I'd accomplished 8 of 11. I also noticed … Continue reading Conquering Goals in 2019
Overall, 2018 has been a really great year! I am so thankful for every part of it. I made a lot of great memories, tried new things and grew in wisdom. I've decided to highlight 5 things that I learned in 2018: Face Fears Head-On. The things we're afraid of seem so gigantic and powerful. … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned in 2018
"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25 NIV One thing I love about the holiday season is giving. Although there are opportunities to give throughout the year, there's something extra special about giving during Christmas time. I always look forward to sponsoring a child through Giving Hope at my … Continue reading A Generous Heart
When the little fourth grade girl inside of me felt the sudden urge to watch Princess Diaries 1 & 2, I quickly obliged. It had been so long since I’d seen either movie, I barely recalled some of the things that happened. But what I found most intriguing were the underlying messages hidden behind humor … Continue reading 4 Things I Learned from Princes Diaries [Free Gift Included!!]
Sometimes we don't recognize people as "toxic" because we've already labeled them as "trusted." Those you spend time with affect your character. Don't compromise your purpose or your faith due to comfort or familiarity. Instead, be mindful of who you're attaching yourself to and if it will be worth it in the long run. Remember, “convenience" comes with a cost.
Peter denied the one he was so eager to protect. And Jesus was rejected by someone He was about to suffer and die for. Someone He loved. It reminds me of the times Jesus has had to watch me make poor decisions after He has already warned me. But even when we waver, God's love for us does not.
Multiple times this year, I've found myself in moments and situations when something I'd planned and worked so hard for, just didn't quite work out. It seemed like no matter how hard I prayed or prepared, God allowed doors to remain closed. I embraced the simple truth that no matter how hard you knock, God will not open a door you are not supposed to walk through.
I can't believe it's already August! This year has flown by so fast... with the exception of January, which felt like 3 months. And it feels like summer only lasted 20 minutes. However, I'm excited about what the month of August holds, including my blog tour! Yes, I'm on tour.
Don't worry, I'm not here to share 24 things I've learned in the past year 🙂 However, I am appreciative of God's blessings and this year I wanted to celebrate in a different way.
How amazing is it that before you were created, before you ever knew who you were, God made a blueprint for your life? He had ideas and plans to carry out and He knew you would be the perfect fit. It is such a relief to know that you aren't here by accident. There is a reason for your existence.