Through The Eyes Of A Child

“I know children are supposed to learn from me, but through the years, as I’ve watched them closely, I am aware of how much MORE they have taught me!

And although they are oblivious to how much of an impact they’ve had,

I would be a fool not to follow their lead on how to live this one life!”

FAITH | LOVE | SOUL

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Paulo Coelho has said that . . .

“A child can teach an adult three things:

 to be happy for no reason,

 to always be busy with something,

and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

Being an adult is a constant reminder of our responsibilities, all the while forgetting how to LIVE LIFE FULLY.  We remember to be an active participant of the “rat race” while forgetting what it’s like to “slow down and smell the roses.”

As adults, I believe we can learn much when we view the world through the eyes of a child.

Here are 5 beautiful ways in which children live and the valuable lessons they teach us!

#1 THEY LIVE IN THE MOMENT

Children don’t dwell on the past and certainly do not worry about the future.  They fully enjoy the HERE AND NOW! For them, the…

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Waiting is Not Wasted Time

“FRIENDS, THERE ARE REASONS FOR YOUR SEASON OF WAITING!

Don’t get discouraged!

Sometimes WHAT WE LEARN AND WHO WE BECOME in the process of waiting is even more important than what we’re waiting for!”

FAITH | LOVE | SOUL

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Often though, it seems to be!

If you’re like me, then you probably dislike waiting. Whether we’re waiting for trivial things such as our phone to charge, or more serious things such as a big life decision, waiting can be difficult for us all.  While we’re waiting we often become tense and anxious, wondering how long will this take?

But what if we’re thinking about waiting in all the wrong ways?

What if our waiting was valuable time, instead of wasted time in our lives?

I would like to suggest five ways in which you can GROW while you’re waiting.

GROW IN WISDOM  

Waiting can provide much needed clarity and knowledge.  It buys us the time we need for reflection to occur. During our reflection time, our mind becomes clearer with knowledge, allowing for perspective and wisdom.

GROW IN TRUTH 

Waiting has a way to bring out the best…

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You Will Not Crumble

“You will not crumble.

Instead you will stand tall on the knowledge that God has this, and He has you. No one or no thing can stand against Him.

Go enjoy life. Go enjoy this crazy messy time we have here. God has your back.”

For Love & Grace

You will not crumble. 

You will not break.

You will make it through this.

I know the weight of the world and all of your incomprehensible emotions are sitting right atop your tiny, shivering shoulders but I can promise you that you will emerge stronger for it.

When that was me, when I was sitting at my lowest point waiting to fall apart a sweet friend told me that no matter how bad I felt, I would not crumble. I would not break because the Lord of all creation and ruler of the world Himself was on my side.

« Though the mountains be shaken
    and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
    nor my covenant of peace be removed.” »

Isaiah 54:10

Though the mountains may crumble, you will not.

Life has the ability to convince us that we are not doing it all…

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Please Stop Comparing Yourself to Them

“Instead of comparing and trying to find the small flaws in each other let’s spend more time building each other up.

Let’s say a prayer for our friends and for the strangers we come in contact with so that we can all have the peace of knowing that we are so much more than a number of social media “likes” or a salary.

By following Jesus and living for His glory, you’re already doing a great job. No matter what that looks like compared to everyone else.”

For Love & Grace

Let me share a little secret with you guys: I am SO guilty of comparison.

I am so guilty of sitting up at night comparing my failures and shortcomings to everyone around me’s amazing successes.

Isn’t it crazy that every time we start to feel less about ourselves or we fall short in one way or another it seems like everyone else is experiencing nothing other than grand successes?

Mind blowing to me, really.

Don’t get me wrong, nothing makes me happier than seeing my friends living up to their amazing potential. It makes my heart skip a beat watching my friends recognized for the amazing humans I know they are…but sometimes it is so hard not to see this life as a competition.

As guilty as I am of this, it breaks my heart seeing my friends, family or even acquaintances struggling with this same issue.

The internet, and…

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My Plans Will Never Be Enough

“Keep the faith, loved one.

Step back, take a deep breath and soak up all of the joy that comes from knowing that the all powerful, creator of the universe not only has the knowledge of what is best for you, but will help you find it and make it your reality.

Without Him, our plans will never be enough. With Him, we will prosper in ways only He can imagine.”

For Love & Grace

I am so thankful that my plans will never be enough.

I have always been the girl with a plan.

The girl who knew the exact path her life was going to take and the exact decisions I would make to ensure I got the most out of this beautiful, crazy existence.

I would sit up at night stressing and dwelling on what the next month, the next year, or the next chapter would entail.

The problem with my thinking was that I foolishly put my ability to know what was best for me ahead of God’s all-knowingness.

I ignored the obvious signs and hints from Him that maybe I was not making the best decisions.

I ignored His voice in my head whispering:

“Hey beloved, you’re worth more than this, the plans I have for you are so much more vast than you could even imagine.”

I woke up…

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The Monster in the Closet

“And when it comes to fear, your Heavenly Father will lead you to that closet and open the door. With one hand firmly holding yours, He will turn on the light to reveal what is lurking inside: Nothing. There is nothing to fear when His hand is in yours.”

Training for Eternity

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My first known fear surfaced when I was about four years old. I believed there was something evil lurking in my closet and if I took my eyes off of it to go to sleep, it was going to get me.  I’d lie awake and stare at the door knob, just waiting to see it slowly turn and this “thing” jump out at me.  Eventually I’d fall asleep only to have nightmares of twisted faces, contorted and monstrous looking.  I’d scream and wake everyone in the house.

Then I grew up.

Satan would love it if you and I live in fear; if we’re so fixed on that fear that we don’t look anywhere else. Or if we give in to that fear and give up, stop trying, believe something is just too hard, too big for us to accomplish.  The enemy wants us to fail.  Do you really understand that?  Satan…

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Four Things You Can’t Recover!

So, I’ve learned to make the MOST of my time. Forget what others might think. They are not living YOUR journey!

Moving forward, my HOPE for you is that your regrets become FEWER and that your happiness GROWS exponentially!

LIFE IS TOO SHORT to spend doing anything other than what fills your soul with PEACE, LOVE, and MUCH JOY!

Remember that our days are LONG.

BUT our years are SHORT!

FAITH | LOVE | SOUL

 

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 The stone . . . after the throw.

 The word . . . after it’s said.

 The occasion . . . after it’s missed.

 The time . . . after it’s gone.

Regret! We’ve all toiled with this word.  Whether it’s over a period of months, years, OR whether it’s immediate.  We’ve all felt regret at one point or another.

THE STONE

I recently read an article of a man that lived across the street from a junkyard and painted on the wall facing the street it said “Take the stones they throw at you and use them to build your castle.”

Let’s begin to FOCUS not on what’s been broken, but rather what we can make anew.  And although it is a fact that we cannot take that stone back.  It is never too late to apologize to someone or to forgive ourselves for…

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