Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Sea of Yes

There are many days that I bite off more than I can chew. Do you ever have those days? I'm going to pretend you all said yes because I'll feel better that way. Okay? Okay! 

Today I ran around trying to get everything done by a certain time and it was a little cray cray in my house. I showed up to church with frizzy hair, no makeup, a fresh shirt (the one I had on was stained with the progress from the day). I was whelmed.  

I know the freedom of saying no. Too often I don't do it because I like to think that I can do it all. I hope the way "doing it all" looked and felt today will remind me not to do it again. Hopefully, I remember the comfort that comes with saying yes to the best and no to the rest. It's easy and prideful to think that I can do it all. I don't want to be prideful. 

Tonight, I sat at the kitchen sink finishing the rest of the dishes of the day. Reflecting on the day and feeling the business that today held. As I thought to myself, "What could make this day better?" A verse popped into my mind -- don't you just love when that happens? "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 18:28 As soon as I thought it I felt His peace wash over me. Yes, that is exactly what was missing from my day. More of Him and less of me!

Friends, I hope you are having a blessed week!

In His Love, 


I have been on the hunt for cute bookends for a while now. After parusing Pinterest for a while. I found that people were using wood corbels from home repair stores as bookends. I bought some, spray painted them the color I wanted, and put them to work! :) Made me happy. Now my books that I need are lined up neatly instead of left in stacks everywhere. Fun! Works for me!

What works for you lately?

Hope you're having a great week! 

In His Love, 

*This post is part of Works For Me Wednesday*

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Root of It

As a culture, we have done a really magnificent job at giving everyone labels. Labels that are supposed to define them. For instance, if you don't eat meat you are a "vegetarian". People that homeschool, people that go to church or don't, people that don't have money or have a good deal of money, people in politics, people on a pulpit, people that work hard labor, etc. The list could and would go on and on.

Except that there really is only one "label" that matters. That label is sinner. You see we are all sinners. There is not one of us that could be labeled as "good". Romans 3:23 tells us, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". All of us. The only solution to our sin is Jesus. 

Labels though,  can't tell you what someone is like. Really, they're just adjectives. They describe a part of you but they don't define who you are. If you want to be defined-- you can find your identity in Christ. That is what defines you. Not words and not labels. 

"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." Romans 8:14-17

Don't be defined by anything but your identity in Christ. Go and read Romans 8.  Remember who you are in Him. He loves you and died for you so that you could spend an eternity with Him.

In His Love,