Tonight's sunset looks like the colors from my #valleysunsetquilt
. 😍 But minus the greens because it's winter and everything is dormant. You can get the pattern from @the_scrappy_stitcher
and make your own! It's jellyroll friendly!
So yesterday, I came home from picking up our Clicklist order, and the bottle of apple cider vinegar I had bought dropped to the ground and broke in its bag the instant I had opened my truck door. The apple cider vinegar that I had bought to use as a hair rinse, a bottle that would have lasted me for months. Cost only a few dollars, but given our nascent finances after our year of famine, a few dollars isn't exactly something we can afford to spare.
I stared at the broken bottle that lay at my feet, and I realized that I had two choices laying there with it. Give in to familiar feelings of hopelessness and cry about my loss, or laugh at this beautiful mess that reminded me that God has always provided a way through the mess before, and He would make it ok now. So I laughed, looked over at my neighbor who saw the whole thing and shrugged, picked up the bag and lightheartedly dropped it in the dumpster. Then I went on my merry way, carrying the food for which God had provided a way for us to buy.
God is a God of the hills and the valleys, and He will provide a way for you ❤❤❤
I Am Because God Says I Am
You are your own identity and God has created you to be you and never steer away from that there’s nothing to find there’s just so much to create 💜✨
You know how we experience seasons? Like sometimes things are going super freaking great, and other times they just aren’t. I’m in one of those not so exciting seasons - where it’s hard to remain joyful and trust that in just a blink of an eye God will do something miraculous. Guiding your heart and mind to biblical truth can be a difficult thing to battle (because trust me, your negative thoughts and Satan’s schemes are best buds), but focusing your thoughts on what is good and from above is what will shine a light in the darkness. Keep grateful, my friends.
Ok last one but I really loved these shots!!
I first heard about essential oils from a hypnotist colleague of mine from a prior job. And all I knew at that time was that it smelled good. I dove deeper into self care, holistic alternatives, and into my journey for my passion since then. Whenever I smell this oil,I feel joyful and grateful for that moment where I started to live differently. What smells bring you back to a certain memory?
Tomorrow I’m starting the “Love Dare Challenge”⠀
If you haven’t seen the movie Fire Proof, I highly recommend it. Whether you’re married, single, engaged, or over it all, it’s a great movie and one of the ways I was introduced to The Love Dare.⠀
It’s 40 days long and it will take me right through Valentine’s Day, which I thought was perfect and all the way till the end of February.⠀
Each day starts off with a statement. A statement of what love is, what love is not, and what love does. The book dives in to that days concept, leaving you space for reflection. There are questions to ask yourself and your partner, and then it ends with a dare.⠀
I don’t know where you are in your relationship, if you’re up on cloud 9, you’re ready to call it quits or you’re somewhere in between. But I do know that this little book, can change your heart. It can teach you how to lead your heart in love and deepen your relationships.⠀
So today, I’m going to dare you! I dare you to start this challenge with me! Take a leap of faith! I’ll be sharing how it goes on my side, and we’ll check in with CJ at the end of the challenge too!⠀
Has anyone ever done this challenge before!? Did you love it!?⠀
Understand it’s scary but there is nothing ever wrong with change 😊💜
Another painted canyon shot.
Fun in the. Desert
I know it's already like the 37th day of January. 😂 But I still felt like I had to post the best of 2018. What a year it has been. I had the opportunity to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Brazil, got engaged, bought a house and got married to the man of my dreams! And through all of this I cannot help but give thanks and glory to God my father. 💛 He is so good to me every day, and in the words of Tauren Wells:
On the mountains, I will bow my life
To the One who set me there
In the valley, I will lift my eyes to the One who sees me there
When I'm standing on the mountain aft, didn't get there on my own
When I'm walking through the valley end, no I am not alone
You're God of the hills and valleys
Hills and Valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone
I bow my life to You! 🕇
#bestof2018 #Godisgood #hillsandvalleys
This young woman has touched my heart in more ways than she will ever know. I knew she was something special when I met her for the first time. Seeing her accept Jesus Christ was such a beautiful moment in my life, and watching her grow as a person has been such a blessing. @alaysia_vong
you are loved, you are oh so special, and God has gifted you with an amazing voice and set of talents that He is going to use for His kingdom. Keep being amazing sweet girl! We love you so much and thank you for playing music for the @_rebelhearts122 #rebelhearts #youthgroup #blessedwiththebest #hillsandvalleys #yousay #acousticguitar #beautiful
I’ve been trying to ride the waves lately, to stay on top. Thinking positive through the dips and swells. I honestly thought I was doing pretty great. But I didn’t see the massive one coming at me. It knocked me straight off my feet. Flat on my back. I could almost hear the enemy laughing. If it hadn’t been for the guilt that spoke even louder, I proudly could have.
You know Satan plays twisted little games. He tells you everything is to much, and then tells you a little sin is alright. That it’s good, it’ll make you feel better. But then when you’re lying there, breathless , stunned at how fast your body hit the ground, he whips right around. He starts accusing, condemning, destroying and stealing.
Today was one of those days. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the army of warriors around me, I’m not sure some days where I would be. I thank God for them. Even in my lowest, He is still so good. .
I just also want to say, I don’t share this for pity. I’m just an incredibly open person who believes the power of vulnerability can bless someone else. It’s not easy, I often wonder what people will think of me. But time and time again God convicts me to be real.
With all that being said, one of my triggers is technology. So again I’m going to take a little step back to regain my footing. To look up to my light, my Saviour. Thank you to those who are here for the journey. The highs & lows. 💕
#themennonitewife #mentalhealth #mentalillness #depressions #lookup #jesus #saviour #faith #faithwritings #depressionthoughts #healing #supportgroup #love #positivity #blog #blogger #hillsandvalleys
GOD Of the Hills and Valleys 📣
GOD during Ups and Downs📣
He is always there,
Decided to Share one of my favorite worship songs.
It shows that we are never alone.
I am still in a worship mode and forever will be because he has done so much for me and everyone around me.
So Grateful 📣📣📣📣
If you are at the Top of the mountain praise him,
If you are in the valley praise him.