10 Books in 10 Days

This year, I set a goal to read 12 books. One book per month.

Here we are, December 16th, and I have only finished 2 whole books this year.

I decided that I do not want to finish this year, without working towards this goals.

Tomorrow, I have a half-day at work. Then, I’m off for two weeks.

So, I’m going to spend my break reading 10 books.

I’m not so certain I can do this; however, if I don’t try, then I definitely won’t.

Remember- it’s never too late to pick a goal back up!

I work better under pressure, anyways- haha!

21 Days of Christmas: Days 2-10

This last week has been a lot more wonky than I had thought it would be. All I could focus on was the “right-here-and-now”.

Sometimes, during those moments. . . The best way to show and spread kindness is in how you show up in your immediate circles.

I know that there have been times this week where I haven’t been my best self. I’ve let people down.

In my experience, the best way to show up in those times, is how you mend the mess ups.

So, if y’all you did this week is come back to those in your circle to make amends. Then, you showed up right. You still spread kindness. You were still the hands and feet of Jesus.

Now, give yourself grace- because you need it, too!

21 Days of Christmas: Day 1

The idea of 21 Days of Christmas is to spread love and hope during a season when others may be feeling less than festive.

Spreading the love and being the hands-and-feet of Jesus, could very well bring joy to someone’s life.

Today, as you begin preparing for the Holiday season, do something kind.

Open the door for a stranger. Give someone walking by a smile. Tell someone at work how they have impacted you.

Just a little reminder. . .

We all have that someone we look up to. When we think of that person, we think “ahhh! They are living the dream!”

Today, is your reminder that even if it looks like their daily life is rainbows and kittens. It’s not.

Everyone has hard days. And that is ok.

So, if you’re having a day when you feel like you’re the only one. You’re not. We are all out here just trying to figure life out, sometimes, one day at a time.

So. Take a deep breath. Get yourself centered. And keep going.

Waiting

Waiting 

Have you ever been waiting? Waiting on a promise of God? You can see right behind you, the old is gone, yet, in the same breadth, the new is just out of reach. Your fingertips are touching it, but you can’t quite grasp it, yet. Oh, that place is such a hard place to be. 

In Isaiah 43, the Bible says: “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. see! I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams In the wasteland.” ( v 18-19). 

(V 25-26) 

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.”

We hold onto the past, and still hold onto hope for the future. But..we can’t have both. We must come to God with open hands and say: Father, I lay down who I was. I have sinned. I repent, and I choose to walk with you. I choose your ways over my ways, Lord. 

Challenge: 

This week, thank God for who He is. Thank Him that He blots out your transgressions. Thank Him that He remembers your sin no more. 

Repent to Him. Repent for the ways you have sinned, known and unknown. Lay it all down at his feet, with open hands. Don’t pick it back up. He’s already forgiven you. And if you do pick it back up…because we’re human. Repent again, and put it right back down. 

Now, look up. Look for the new things He is doing. When you see it, jot it down in your journal. Or save it on your phone to jot it down later. 

Talk with Him about it: God, give me wisdom. What is my role in your plan? 

Thank Him, again. 

Thank you God that your promises are true. Thank you, God that you are faithful.

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