"May all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in You."
Spent the early morning arctic hours with some of my favorite Indiana friends this past Saturday! We all got dressed up like fancy ladies and had a homemade brunch spread and peppermint coffee and present opening and lots of laughing. Love them!
Christmas/ Nashville house. Cannot wait to be home! Freezing coldness with my puppy and my family, and cinnamon rolls hot out of the oven, and present wrapping, and old movies, and christmas eve wonderfulness and snow! It’s all I want! At this time last year my Grandpa was a few days shy of having a heart attack and spent Christmas in the hospital recovering from super scary open heart surgery. So grateful that this Christmas he will be laughing with us around the table! Agh!! What a gift!
Some sweet friends of mine are in the process of adopting a beautiful little girl (6 months old) from Eastern Europe. Just a year ago they were in Uganda adopting their son! Such golden hearts. Love what the Lord is doing! Baby girl is in urgent need of heart surgery so they are quite anxious to get her home! I told Bridgette today she had an angel face, and she really does! Would you be in prayer for this amazing family as they prepare for their second adoption journey? Also, if any of you feel inclined to gift this family financially to bring this little love home, please visit the link below! You can see her pretty face and read more about their story.
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"This sounds very simple and maybe even trite, but very few people know that they are loved without condition or limits."
Thoughts that make me happy:
- A home in the country someday. Wood burning fireplace and a big barn and two horses and some goats and lots of puppies. Last Sunday I visited a friend’s church for the first time and it was just the sweetest little country church at the top of the prettiest hill with the loveliest of people. I passed so many beautiful pastures and horse farms and pretty rivers. We sang old church tunes and hymns that I remember singing as a little girl and the people just loved on you like you were a long lost daughter. It was such a gift and comfort from the Lord to be with them and so timely.
- Autumn. so golden and wonderful. More blankets at night. Paving the way for christmastime (best time in all of time!) My mom surprise gifted me a tin of salted caramel hot chocolate + a balsam & cedar candle in the mail the other day and they are both heavenly! Moms are so magical.
- Working with kids is seriously the most joyful job I’ve ever known!
p.s. plate of cookies to whoever can guess what record is playing in my room during the morning hours these days!
"The followers of Christ have been called to peace… . And they must not only have peace but also make it. And to that end they renounce all violence and tumult. In the cause of Christ nothing is to be gained by such methods… . His disciples keep the peace by choosing to endure suffering themselves rather than inflict it on others. They maintain fellowship where others would break it off. They renounce hatred and wrong. In so doing they over-come evil with good, and establish the peace of God in the midst of a world of war and hate."
The Cost of Discipleship
"Whatever our frame or feeling, the heart of Jesus is full of love - love which was not caused by our good behavior and is not diminished by our follies - love which is as sure in the night of darkness, as in the brightness of the day of joy."