One year ago today was Avra’s due date! So, the first thing that comes to mind when I read this question is that I would tell myself to get comfortable… because the baby is not coming for eight more days!
When Jesus came, it was messy. He didn’t come to this earth in a seamless, spotless regal procession. He came as a baby, born in dirty, smelly surroundings, during a time long before modern medicine existed.
This is a timely reminder to me that Philippians 1:6 is truly in progress in my life. Sometimes I think we can become so focused on our shortcomings and flaws that we forget about this promise.
There are a lot of times when I question and doubt whether or not I have heard from God. But then there are also times when I feel certain. Every once in a while, God speaks to my heart in just such a way that I can’t deny the divine nature of the message.
This is life. Life is full of seasons. Life is constantly changing. And when you can embrace that, you are able to see the inevitable changes coming and experience fluidity rather than abrupt and unexpected interruptions in life.
Wait a minute… what? Day 1 of “100 Days to Brave”? Didn’t we have this post already? The simple answer is, yes. A few weeks ago I posted about Day 1 of my “100 Days to Brave” journey. But here’s what happened. In that post I had invited anyone interested in participating to join me … Continue reading 100 Days to Brave: Day 1 (…again!)
Today, a friend and I are starting a journey through a book called 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs. Every day we will read an excerpt that is designed to help us unlock our “most courageous selves.” I’m excited! And I’m hopeful. But I am also a little bit nervous! Choosing to be … Continue reading 100 Days to Brave: Day 1
Today’s reading posed the question, “How different could your life be if you put your full trust in God and strove to seek Him daily?”
My initial response to this question was, “well, I think I’m really trying to do that.”
But when I dig a little deeper and really think about it, I realize that I’m no where close to putting my full trust in God...
It’s been a tough week. Suddenly, out of no where, on Tuesday Avra just decided she was absolutely disinterested in napping. Not only that, but she also decided that it was going to be unacceptable for her to be in any other position than in mommy’s arms. All day. Constantly hungry and overly fussy, I … Continue reading Refusing to Refuse
Today is my due date! And while I’d really rather be in the hospital giving birth at this moment, I am perfectly content with where things are at. I have come a long way over the past nine months, and today I can honestly say that I am at peace. I trust God’s timing. I … Continue reading Ready.