Let us beg from Our Lady to make our hearts "meek and humble" like her Son's was. We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully. Do not let a chance pass you by. It is so easy to be proud, harsh, moody, and selfish, but we have been created for greater things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts? --Mother Teresa
Everyone puts up a barricade to defend themselves and before we take it down, we have to understand why or we could possibly be putting them in more danger because of our own selfish intentions.
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Trust in the Lord with all your heart Proverbs 3:5 Oh, the beauty of this verse! That’s why we had to surround it with flowers because we all know it’s not easy but when we actually put our trust in Him with all our hearts beautiful things grow in our lives.
exterior palate: To complement our all-brick facade we added tan trim (Valspar’s Lyndhurst Stone), some black paint on the shutters and door stoop (Glidden’s Dark Secret) and punched things up with a delish new red door (Valspar’s Fabulous Red):
In a world of facades, @Lysa TerKeurst’s transparency is a breath of fresh air. That’s why people are gravitating to her newest book, Unglued. There’s something empowering about accepting you can’t keep it all together, but realizing that God loves you too much to let you keep losing it. Our recent interview with Lysa had us feeling like we were catching up with an old friend… @Proverbs Thirtyone
Blitsy was proud to be part of the Shedd Aquarium's annual gala! See the beautiful backdrop we created with our Silhouette Cameo!
"Our journey as human beings is not about following a preordained path, but about creating that path. Life rarely makes any more sense when things are done 'in order'. Life makes sense when we are centered in our own hearts and we let go of resisting how our own unique journey needs to unfold on its own beautiful, unruly way." <3 ~ Unknown
Lord, Make Me Meek-Meekness is a virtue that moderates our feelings of impatience and revenge. Meekness is the virtue necessary to restrain our passions. It is a most amiable virtue in that it disarms our opponent’s anger and makes us a true disciple of Christ, “Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart.” Mt. 11:29 If we want to imitate our Savior, then we also have to imitate His meekness, otherwise we are not truly Christian. Meekness is also important to conquer the anger in ....
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Where ever we might be or maybe going through; let each circumstance rest well with our soul. Let this be a mantra for our hearts + peek of hope for our days. Let us accept things as the way they stand. Let it bring God glory and us peace. Let it be well with our soul.
For our wedding reception we had custom made slippers to spoil our guest especially the ladies...... They loved them
"What greater gift dost [God] bestow, what greater goodness can we know than Christlike friends, whose gentle ways strengthen our faith, enrich our days." May we, even while experiencing difficulty ourselves, pass the great test of life by being a Christlike friend and blessing to others!
There are so many things in life to love. We have no reason not to love your life because God created us and our life so love it!
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter, the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eye love, hope, fear, dread, sadness and betrayal. **I WAS ANGRY!** "God", I cried, "Why don't you DO something??" ...and God replied, "I DID. I CREATED YOU!" It is our responsibility to care for and love these animals - God's creatures. We owe them safety, security, a loving forever home and our Hearts! Please do what you can to
spiritualinspiration: “…It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV) So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted and overburdened by the pressures of life. They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts. If that’s you, now is the time to get your fire back! Let me encourage you to press past the things that would try to hold you back. God is saying, “It’s high time to wake up.” Notice that phrasing. Not just time but high time. That means it’s incredibly important because you are coming into a destiny moment! You are sitting on the launching pad. God is about to thrust you to a new level! Now is not the time to be passive, sloppy or undisciplined. Now more than ever, it’s time to get focused and start moving forward! Why is this so important? Just like the verse says, your salvation is nearer than it’s ever been. That means you are closer to seeing that dream come to pass than you’ve ever been. You are closer to meeting the right person, closer to that healing, closer to that breakthrough, promotion and provision. You may not be able to see it, but it can see you! Your victory is right around the corner. It’s high time to do what God is asking you to do so you can embrace the blessing He has for you!
Lemon-Poppy Seed Quick Bread Why mess with a classic? Our lemon-poppy seed bread recipe is just the luscious, lemony snack you were looking for. In case you want to mix things up, we created tangerine, cardamom, and green tea variations.
We can forget to do the little things that let our children know how we feel. Take our Love Your Child Challenge. It’s 12 small things moms can do each day.
When we've been hurt, sometimes we're able to extend forgiveness because we know God’s Word is true. We want to be obedient, but our hearts continue to bleed, and our souls continue to ache. What are we to do? Double click on the image to read the 5-minute devotion, "When We've Been Wronged."
What ever happened to humility? Once valued in our culture, humility just isn’t practiced at all. Instead, we have a self-centered, chest-thumping, braggadocios, pat yourself on the back generation with an exaggerated self-importance.
We cause ourselves so much stress and unhappiness by not accepting things for what they intrinsically are, and trying to change them into what they cannot possibly be.
3 things to consider before school begins - Who's in charge? What are our priorities? Do we need to let go or say no? www.calmhealthysexy.com
The best things in life are unseen. That’s why we close our eyes when we kiss, laugh and dream.