Friday, September 28, 2012

the last thing we want could be the first thing we need

four letters
two consonants
two vowels
one great big definition

i wake up most days prayerful of God's desires for my day. days like this give my soul a sense of peace, contentment, and deep joy. filling God's need instead of my own is a passion.

some days aren't like that though.
some days are a fight. some days stop you dead in your tracks.
lies are told first thing in the morning. some days i believe them.

today was a God morning and a good morning too. i woke up hopeful.
i visited a favorite blog Emily Freeman. This post on her blog was written by Jeff Goins, author of Wrecked the Book.

Just be still and read part of  this and then click on the link above to read the entire blog.  It is peacefully powerful and a little uncomfortable. Let the discomfort bring you comfort.

Life for us is too comfortable, too predictable. When things get easy, we get bored. So we chase addictions and comforts and stuff to revive our sullen hearts.
We search and strive for more and ultimately end up disappointed, because we’re searching in all the wrong places.
So how do we find the fullness of life and all it has to offer? How do we really live and not merely exist? We’ve got to get out of the bubble. We have to have our world turned upside-down.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Half the Sky

Hi friends.....
Lately, I have more time than ever to explore new opportunities in my life. From baby bottles to biographies to a possible new business venture....God surely has been good to me.
Today I started thinking about all the great women who have come in and out of my life and have helped shaped me into who I am today. Because of their strength I am a better wife and mother.
I did not think that my path would lead me to being a stay at home mom, but I can most definitely verify, home is where I belong right now!

Today as I was ketching up on my favorite blogs--- I found a new movement called halfthesky. It is about women's oppression. This is a serious issue, but mainly because women have either created it or bought into it due to horrible circumstances. We all carry around hurt. From the past and the present. Letting that go can be hard, but when you do the blessings are endless.

Take a moment to watch the halfthesky movement video and see what you think. I loved it!

Be Blessed with Grace Today and Tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


We receive advice every day. Some good and some bad.
Today I read a bit of advice from John Wesley.

He advises, "Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, and with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can.


Hard to follow through with (at least for the 30 year old girl)

Try this out today and see if you feel a bit better, inside and out.

Love and Grace,


Friday, September 7, 2012

Holly Gerth Blog

Who loves Ice Cream?

What flavor is your favorite?

Mine is Neopolitan ( I highlighted it in brown because chocolate will always be number one) 


I can have all three flavors at once or in three separate bites. Three is a great number anyway.

What about you? While you are dreaming about your favorite ice cream.... head on over to to read about her ice cream analogy.

Have a blessed weekend!

~Love and Grace~


Thursday, September 6, 2012

What did you notice today?

    One of my favorite books is The Noticer, by Andy Andrews.

   I love this book for many reasons, but mainly because it is a reminder to all that there is usually another perspective to any given situation. Many of us (including me, at times) walk around thinking we have things "figured-out."

    We make decisions for people, think we know how they feel, and like to give opinions based on what we think. Sometimes we are right. Sometimes we aren't. It is just what we do. But do we have to?
     Today I had an appointment. I had to drive through Charlotte traffic (which I am not used to in the morning) but hey, I made it!

    I walked slowly into the office (on purpose) in my attempts to slow down in this fast pace world. As I made my way closer to the door, I noticed the windows had freshly sprayed cleaner sliding down the glass. I saw the cleaning lady bent over grabbing a rag to wipe the window clean.

   I paused to wait on her and suddenly, a doctor (who was moving about a mile a minute) cut right in front of my and muttered, "you can go on in." I gently pointed to the cleaning lady and he sped on through the door. He turned back and said, "whoops, I just pushed on through and didn't even see her."

    When we slow down, we can notice. When we pause, we can show gratitude. When we breathe, we can be free.

What did you notice today?

Tonight I pray for the wisdom to continue to slow down and move through life more intentionally! Your day really will slow down if you do. Just try it and see.

~Grace and Love~