Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Keeping my eyes on Him.

As a christian we know that we should keep our eyes on God when times get hard. Well I don't know if it's just me, but I find that difficult to do... I just get so wrapped up in my own thoughts and expectations that I don't keep my eyes on Him. I am struggling big time with trusting God and His plan, normally I feel like I'm pretty good at trusting Him. For what ever reason right now this is what my heart and mind are struggling with. As I was reading my morning devotional (from this line really stuck out to me:

Christ is the sole means of our salvation. Our hope is truly built on nothing less than Jesus.

My prayer for today is that I can keep my eyes on the Lord even in the middle of this stormy season of life and know wholeheartedly that my hope is built on Jesus and that He will fulfill what He sees fit for our life right now.

And I will praise you in this storm 
And I will lift my hands 
For you are who you are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise you in the storm. 

~Praise You In The Storm by Casting Crowns

Just wanted to share some quick thoughts with you guys today! Praying that these words my touch your heart and help you in whatever you are facing today! Life is tough but our God is Tougher, He will give you the strength you need to carry on! Love to you my friends on this Wednesday morning!


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Desire for More...

Photo Credit to She Reads Truth
Do you ever have those days where you wake up and think "is this it, this is all life is about... wake up, go to work (and not get paid enough money for how hard you work), come home go to sleep and get up to do all over again the next day. I have been struggling a lot lately with my call in life, the move to MN has been a very difficult one for me. I don't know why I thought we would get here and everything would be perfect, it has been very hard, money is super tight because both JC and I weren't working for 2.5 weeks, we are paying a lot just in gas money to get to work (we both have about a 45 minute commute to duluth) getting things switched over to MN (like our WIC & SNAP stuff) have been stressful only to find out we don't qualify for any assistance. We do qualify for state health insurance, which is great! 
With all that being said guess what? God had provided exactly what we needed when we needed it. We have a roof over our heads and have been able to pay rent even with lack of funds, sure we have very little in our checking account until JC gets paid on Friday but we didn't overdraft our account! We have food to feed the kids and clothes on our backs, beds to sleep in. Life is hard right now, but God is meeting us right where we are, he is listening to our cries and our stresses. JC has not been enjoying his job at Volkswagen (he is sitting behind a desk, working in the parts department and not working with his hands) so God opened up a new job possibility right 
here in town for him... he turned in his application yesterday! So we are praying that if its in God's plan for that job to work out for him! My new Walgreens store has been an adjustment and I've been struggling with different things when it comes to my job.

I have this craving to do more with my life and my time, what that looks like I'm not sure... but my God knows how he is going to use me and I need to just put my trust in Him and His plan. But boy is that easier said than done, I have a desire to be a resource for women, to be an encourager, to be a sister in the tough times because I have been there. So I will just continue to pray about Him using me until he makes it evident on what he wants me to do. 
I have learned lately that life is both dark and light at once... life will always have its hard and really dark times but we need to focus on the light in the darkness (so much harder to do at times than other) God is our light (or star) in the dark night sky... all we have to do is look UP! 
So I guess what I'm saying friends is that life is hard and we may be doubting what we are here on this earth for, but God has our back and HE knows the plan so we need to TRUST in Him! This is something I am constantly working on myself especially as of lately! 
Blessings on your week! 


We celebrated my Birthday yesterday! 

This Girl! 

They are so goofy!

Blue eyed baby girl!

"mama pick me up!"

They give my life reason

Grandpa Airplane came to visit!! 

Life would be so much harder without this man by my side! 

Goofy pajama pic!