Philippians 4:4-7 NIV "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
One of the reasons I did the giveaway this year was to capture a Mom & who she is outside of being a Mom. Meet my sweet friend, Katy.
Katy is SO talented in a billion different ways, not to mention she is gorgeous! She is a chef, crafter, painter, she practices yoga and her humor is my favorite thing about her. She is also a comforting encourager.
The more I think about Katy, you can't separate her hobbies from her being a Mother. Her roles in life are woven together in all the right ways.
Just to name a few:
•Katy cooks strategically to take care of her family's health & she has perfected those delicious recipes.
•Katy also likes to place a canvas in her yard & allow her children to have fun & layer the canvas with paint then Katy uses the canvas to create art for her home. She is artistically brilliant! You should see her painting in her kitchen!
Moms, as important as it is to take time for ourselves, to nurture who we are outside of being a Mom, it is so important to collide the roles. Our children are constantly learning from us.
What if your God given talent to paint was never about you? What if your interest in painting was given to you so you could fuel a future famous artist when they were little?
What if your love of cooking was because one day you might have a child who has a food allergy & they will need your cooking ability to keep them alive?! Katy said this week "Who better to learn how to cook gluten free biscuits & gravy?". ( #amen) What she meant was, this is a hard task but I have been cooking, learning & growing for years & I am fully confident I can do this and it will be yummy!
God is very personal in the characteristics he has given us. Pay attention to them & pursue them, they are intended to be used for his glory not our own.
~ "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. - Psalm 139:14
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We visited a therapeutic farm for veterans yesterday and they have a hugging cat!! He wraps his arms around your neck and puts his cheek against your cheek. You can’t help but smile. Isn’t hugging wonderful? I asked if the cat was trained to do that and they said no!!! God just created him to bring joy and comfort to people. What an amazing gift!😍 #cats#catsofinstagram#therapyanimal#sosweet#joy#godscreation#itsthelittlethings
Magic is in your breath
Magic is in sounds of laughter
Magic is your thoughts
Magic is love
Magic is in the seasons changing
Magic is in the energy exchange
Magic is found in the small moments of each and every day!
Be in awe of the magic that surrounds you.
John 6:35-37 KJV
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.  But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
What’s your favorite flower?🌺🌹🌷💐🌼🌻🌻🌻mine is the cherry blossom🌸
🌿Creation reminds us of the Creator🌿
May God grant you the intelligence of His truth, so that you may raise yourself from visible things to the invisible Being, and that the grandeur and beauty of creatures may give you a just idea of the Creator. For the visible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, and His power and divinity are eternal. Thus earth, air, sky, water, day, night, all visible things, remind us of who is our Benefactor.
~Reflections From Saint Basil
In remembering our creator, surely we would want to protect what we have been given. Every day is a new chance to make changes toward the direction of healing our planet.