Thanksgiving for December {& the year}

  
December allowed me to end this year on a sweet note. πŸ™‚

πŸŽ„ Christmas has always been special, because it’s the time we purpose in our hearts to remember what God did for us. But this year was even more memorable as we celebrated the Christmas miracle with our very own miraculous gift – baby Ellie. πŸ‘§πŸ» It was an indescribable feeling, bringing her for her first service in church, and singing worship songs while having God’s gift nuzzling right into my arms. 

Reflecting on 2015, it has been nothing short of a faith adventure. My one word for the year was Rest, and God brought me through the old weary land, to the Promised Land of deep rest in His finished work on the cross. Every time I got anxious about something, I’d be reminded that Jesus has done it all. Every time I got fearful or worried, I’d be reminded that God is with me. Resting in Him is an act of faith, and as I continued to grow in reliance on Him, instead of on my own strengths and abilities, I discovered an easier rhythm to the things God has called me to. There’s really so much more freedom and peace when we place our lives into God’s sovereign care. 

A glance at my 2015… πŸƒ

 
What is your one word for 2016? I’m still praying about mine. πŸ™‚

To end off, here are a few of my top posts for 2015:

πŸ’œ Loved, just as I am 

πŸ’— Carrying the beautiful 

πŸ’™ I’m back!

πŸ’š Honest Bee

πŸ’› Whispers for your weekend

I pray it blesses you! Let’s welcome 2016 with a heart of thanksgiving. 

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2 months!

  

 

She teaches me to take delight in the simple. To go with the flow, and not an agenda nor a schedule. She tells me {loudly} when she doesn’t like something, and curls right into my arms when she wants me to hold her. 

She is growing up so fast, sometimes I feel time literally slipping away. But then I take a look at her, and give thanks that I’m able to witness her growth through the days. Her struggles, her frustrations, her hunger pangs, her cries, her smiles, her adorable babbling and cooing, her tense expressions when bathing, the sweetness when she finally falls asleep. 

Caring for her prunes my heart to find joy not in any of my external circumstances, but in Christ alone. 

I don’t want to miss anything. 

Everything is really, a gift. πŸ™‚ 

Blessed Christmas!

  
May your Christmas weekend be filled with His holy presence, and His overriding peace that surpasses understanding to guard your heart and mind.

May all petty distractions fade away in the overwhelming love of Jesus, miraculously birthed for us…just so we can be reconciled to God through the price that Jesus paid on the cross for our sins. 

May our souls always bless the Lord, the very reason for this season of celebration. πŸŽ„

Enjoy your Christmas, dear friends! πŸ’–

Our first Christmas together πŸŽ„

  
It is surreal how God fulfills what He promises. 

Not that it’s hard for me to believe in Him, but when you’ve been praying about something for such a long time and suddenly, it’s fulfilled – all flesh and blood, a real {adorable} human being right in your arms…it’s really not that difficult to be in awe of His faithfulness. Some days, I have to pinch myself and be reminded that it’s all real. This dream placed in my heart and fulfilled in His time and way. 

Our first Christmas together will be incredibly simple, because honestly, what can you do with a baby less than 2 months old? Not that much. 

But I know it’ll be memorable. πŸ™‚

whispers for your weekend

  
May it be filled with many beautiful moments and the wonderful people you cherish. May His Light shine through as a filter through which you go through your weekend, knowing that He deeply cares about every single detail that concerns you.

I love my weekends. πŸ™‚ Even more so when my heart is intentionally postured to receive first from Him. 

Enjoy…

+a shopping site to check out: SimplyLife πŸ’– love how soft their baby clothes are! 

whispers for your weekendΒ 

  
May your weekend be filled with His presence and deep, intimate care…where your soul is snug-filled with warmth of His everlasting love and surpassing peace. 

In every problem or challenge that you face, may your soul be reminded that, for this – you have Jesus. 😘 Because, indeed we really have. 

+ a video that has been on my heart this entire week: see HERE. Mothers will definitely resonate with it. πŸ™‚ 

Enjoy your weekend! ✌🏻️