Thursday, November 21, 2013

:: being thankful

Do you ever struggle with being thankful for all the things in your life?

Do you complain about your life, wish you had more?

Ever wish for less?

Since our recent move I have really been struggling with just being thankful for all the good gifts I have in my life. Does it really matter that my house isn't as large as it was before, that my bedroom doesn't have the fireplace it once did. There are so many things I miss about my previous home, yet I wasn't always happy with it either. I am apparently the most ungrateful person alive. I have everything a person could possibly want or need, but somehow the vision of my life in my mind isn't being met.... my Life isn't Perfect.


I know there truly isn't such a thing here on this earth, yet it's what I continually seem to strive for. My minds image of perfection anyway.  It's a characteristic I really want to end...I just want to find happiness in what I have now...not what I could have, or did have before.

I wish I were more cup half full rather than cup half empty.

I need prayers to change my thinking.

I love the lyrics from Sheryl Crow's 

"Soak up the Sun"

It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got

{ words to live by }

How do you stay thankful?

{peace, love & hugs}

Friday, November 4, 2011

:: the fruit of the spirit

Isn't this just beautiful. I love it. A good reminder of all of the things I constantly need to work on to glorify God in my spirit.

This is a journal entry from Liyin the Designer in Pajamas, from her flickr photostream found via Pinterest. The creativity of some people just amazes me....If only I had a smidgeon of this girls creativity I would be so happy. She's absolutely amazing. Don't you think?

Things aren't quite going as I would like right now, I can feel the wheels coming off....which means it's time to get on my knees and pray.  I can always tell when I'm getting too far away from God, just by how crazy and unhinged my life begins to feel. Not sure why I can't just get things right and constantly start my days off with Christ as my center....but I don't....even though I know that it's the only thing that keeps me on track. So please if you will, pray for me that I will practice what I know to be the only way. Now please excuse me while I go pray.

{peace, love & hugs}

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

:: 180 degrees of change

I just watched this video today, and never have I heard or seen a more compelling arguement against abortion.This is something I feel so strongly about. I have had so many reasons and arguments for why it is wrong, but somehow people will still hold onto their own distorted views on the subject. 
Well, this video will change all of that...there is just no arguing against this logic. Definitely a must see, and if you are like me and believe in the right to life please share this video, and spread the word.

{peace, love & hugs}

Friday, August 5, 2011

:: do not worry

This is my absolute favorite bible verse,
and it looks like I'm not alone...this artwork is by Cory Say 
Now I have to find out how to get this in print.

From my very first experience doing a bible study, and really reading the bible for that matter, this verse has always been near & dear to my heart. I even wrote it in calligraphy on a little piece of paper and kept it as a bookmark in my bible. I was so lucky to have someone with a strong spiritual life to introduce me to Christ and his teachings...that was about 16 years ago, and that person was my now Sister in Law.
She is the most beautiful person inside and out, and has always had a faith that I've admired.

If only we could always remember to live like this, our lives would be full of so much more peace. I guess that's what I love so much about it, it gives me peace. I've always been such a worrier, but the Lord has definitely worked on my in this area because I'm no where near where I used to be.

So.....Let Go.....Let God.

* peace, love & hugs *

Monday, August 1, 2011

:: giving thanks

Hello, and welcome to my new blog 

where I praise & glorify the Lord.

Thank you Lord for this day,

and the many blessings you give.

Thank you for a beautiful mass,

and a homily that touched me

and brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you Lord for filling me 

with the Holy Spirit.

Mostly Lord,

Thank you for giving up your life for me.

I love you above all things,

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