And so I left it all behind. All the working for His favor. All the seeking for answers. All the desiring of the acceptance of people. Because He already has what I need. And He always has.
In that moment, I felt myself truly let go of “all else.” I felt myself running to his arms. Accepting his love, his peace, his forgiveness, and his grace.
When I really grasped it, that big weight that I had been carrying around (guilt, shame, expectations, fears) just slipped off my back.
Along with preparing to move to North Carolina in the space of 10 days, I was also trying to squeeze in last minute coffee dates, playdates, and appointments so I could spend some time with people who have become really important to me over the last 3 1/2 years. I wasn’t able to see everyone, … [Read more…]
Have I mentioned yet that this has been a great Christmas? This sounds vaguely familiar… Each day that passes that brings me closer to Christmas leaves me feeling more and more blessed. My husband is HOME this year. Home…for good. We got to celebrate Christmas with his family last weekend. And we will get to … [Read more…]
Celebrating the birth of Christ this year has been not only a natural response, but the ONLY response I possibly could have to God after all He’s done for me this year.
Overall, I feel like I’m succeeding in my determination to choose joy this Christmas season. For some reason, the wonder of the birth of Christ is really overwhelming me in a new way and I’m seeing light and hope and joy everywhere I look. Now that my blog archive project is over, I’m throwing myself … [Read more…]
It seems like I just did one of these posts. I figured that this series would run once a month…or so… but as I refuse to set any sort of official blog schedule for myself, then I can do it whenever I want. Even if it’s been less than two weeks since the last post. … [Read more…]
Note: If you have not read my post from earlier this week, Embracing Grace: My PWOC Story, please do so before reading this post. It really gives some more insight and background into what PWOC is and what it has come to mean to me. I think I have finally been able to process the multitude … [Read more…]
Today’s post is much more about blessings than struggles. But, I will give a quick update on some of my health issues. I saw an ear, nose, and throat specialist yesterday. Other than having a “very crooked nose” (aka deviated septum, something I already knew), they said I was 100% normal, and they didn’t see … [Read more…]
I’m sitting in front of my computer almost on the verge of tears…tears of joy, tears of awe at both the goodness of God and the miraculous power of His timing of events in my life. I could probably (and most likely will) fill multiple blog posts about all that God did for me during … [Read more…]
I’m onto day five of wearing my lovely heart monitor. It’s three wires attached to my chest that run to a small cell-phone-lookin thingy attached to a black lanyard that hangs around my neck. I also carry around another cell-phone-lookin thingy that goes with it that transmits all of my data to the-people-out-there-watching-the-screens-to-make-sure-I-don’t-die. In case … [Read more…]
Ezra isn’t the only one who stayed busy this summer. And even though our lives intersect so much that the lines of reality blur (like yesterday, when I went to the store, and almost put the cart back because the child safety belt was messed up…only to realize I was shopping alone and the strap … [Read more…]