For 2015, I want to shine His light through my life even more and being able to do it as family. Which is not always easy with two little kids, who some days want to do their own thing, and hey I can understand that, I am just as guilty of being selfish. But I truly believe you train them up in the way they will go, they will not depart, also it is biblical Proverbs 22:6. I don't know what God has in store, but I do know it will be wonderful, because it is always good with God. He has placed a few things on my heart, one of them I am not sure yet what it will entail, and the other is to be more intentional of my time with my family and friends!!! Keep my heart and mind focused on things above (not become distracted or too OCD), to trust God even in the midst of chaos, so that I am at peace in ALL things (and honestly some-days I like to run away to Target or something...yes I miss shopping at Target, for those that do not live here the closest one is over an hour away.) To be bold in my faith and have confidence which solely comes from God. This is the quote to which I want to live by:
God tells us to love ALL people, so that will be a big undertaking, but if you start within the walls of your own home and work out, I believe it can be done, especially when you let God lead!!
In the end, it really comes to knowing Jesus. Jesus + Nothing = Everything
Here are some snapshots of this week. We started the week enjoying a lovely Christmas worship. Put together a gingerbread house, and hey it actually turned out cute, but never like the box picture! We had a couple friends over for a little Happy Birthday Jesus cupcake party! Enjoyed more Christmas movies, light seeing, and watching the kids unwrap Christmas with finishing our advent count-down and opening of presents.
Encouraging reads from this week:
Mary taught us that the ordinary, as well as the extraordinary, are to be embraced as "unto the Lord" and as "from the Lord." This should teach us to say, with Mary, "Yes, Lord. Anything. Everything. Whatever you think is best for me." http://joyfilleddays.com/marys-secret-for-peace/
Homeschool mama’s this is awesome http://simplehomeschool.net/saint-nick/
I got to enjoy the ins and outs and ups and downs of their everyday lives. My husband and I nourished them, nurtured them, and watched them grow. We didn’t have to send them off so that someone else got to enjoy them—or worse, not enjoy them. Forget about academics and socialization and all that stuff. http://simplehomeschool.net/enjoying-them/