Tuesday, January 27, 2015

She Reads Truth.

As this new year started I was looking for a devotional that would really get me into the word and challenge my faith and they way I see God. I was suggested this website about a year a go but never really looked into it until now. I bought their study on the book of John and have really enjoyed studying the word. Nice thing about this devo is that you don't need to purchase anything you can just go straight to their website and study along with them! Just wanted to share a bit of my dev from yesterday with you;

"I have seen the lord lead me through this darkness before. I know I am filled with His spirit and His presence. He will never leave me. His spirit stirs my heart to continue into the beautiful unknown. I notice His fingers still intertwined with mine as I take one small step forward."
                                                                   ~ She Reads Truth

The women who write on the shereadstruth.com website have such a beautiful way of painting pictures with their words and relating it to the scriptures. I hope you'll check them out and be inspired like I am! Blessings on this very snowy New England day!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

{TRUTH} 2015

Looking back on 2014, I had chosen the word "JOY" to be my word of the year... thinking I finally have a baby to hold in my arms this year is going to be full of Joy! Little did I know that God's plan for last year were quite different than the way I had pictured it.

I started out the new year (exactly one month after Kylie was born) checking my self into the hospital for sever postpartum depression and would stay there for five very eye opening days.God met me there in ways I have trouble explaining, but He was there with me in that all white hospital room as I sat on my bed reading my Bible and praying that God would heal my mind and correct my thinking. By the grace of God (and good depression medicine) I began to come out of my depression fog. 

Words can not describe to you the love and appreciation I have for my husband as he took care of our newborn daughter for five days by himself and never once judged me for deciding to check myself into the hospital. He was always full of encouraging words and loved me through some of my absolute worst days. This depression that took hold of me not only consumed my mind, but my body (made me feel physically sick) and challenge my faith in God more than ever before. Knowing that depression had been the ultimate thing that consumed my Mom and made her take her own life, I knew I had to be proactive and truthful with myself and how sick I really was. 

As you know our year went on and shortly after feeling better, JC was let of his job and our next move was moving in with his dad in NH. Having been married and on our own for about 3.5 years, it was and still is an adjustment to not have our own place. However we know that God placed us here at this time for a specific reason.

As JC and I fumbled our way through our first year as parents and living with a parent, I found running to be an unbelievable stress reliever and enjoyed doing it so much while pushing Kylie in her stroller. (I'm excited to get back into running after baby boy arrives!) Any way I took on new physical challenges and struggled with my faith and felt a little lost this summer wondering what God had in store for us... little did I know that we would be blessed with another baby!

As we head into 2015 I have chosen another word for this year, it's one that I know will challenge me all year. TRUTH... knowing in my heart of hearts that God is with me always and being truthful with myself and where I am in life. I just want this year to be about being true to myself, in what I believe in and in challenging myself to live healthier and push myself to becoming a better version of myself. 

Wow that sounds a little overwhelming now looking back at it, but life is really about taking each day one at a time, counting your blessings & thanking God that His mercies are new every single morning! I think I'm done rambling for the night... but just wanted to share where I am at and how excited I am about this new year ahead of us! I pray that you may find your one word to live by this year and that it may challenge you and show you new things each day! Blessings to you my friends!


New devotional journal I've started though SheReadsTruth.com
Loving it so far! 

Incase you were wondering about little man, he is doing great, growing
right on track & last ultrasound they saw no bright bowel.
We are so very thankful for this healthy little boy and CAN NOT
wait for him to join our family! 

Our Kylie Joy is getting more personality everyday, making us laugh
and we think she will be walking very soon! (oh boy!)