Saturday, October 24, 2015

day 23 [a matter of perspective]

Sunny Side-Up Morris

It's interesting how two people can go through the exact same experience together and walk away with completely different perspectives.

This afternoon, I took one of my kids to an appointment. Which, for all intents and purposes, I felt well. Until we got in the car and I found out my child felt differently.

I'm always thankful when I feel God impress upon my heart to take a step back and just listen...to continue reading this post, please visit my new website by clicking here.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Keep looking for the lessons each day brings and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

With peace & grace,

Friday, October 23, 2015

day 22 [prayer makes a difference]

Sunset Clouds

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Then you will experience God’s peace,
which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts
and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
 
Yesterday, I shared honestly about my frustration (and anger) about a situation I've been witnessing for the last month. I also wrote about how I am desperately trying to pour out my emotions regarding it directly to God...rather than lash out at the ones I feel are in the wrong.
 
A lot of emotions are being provoked...to continue reading this post, please visit me at my new website by clicking here.

I pray your day is full of grace, peace, and JOY today! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Keep pressing into prayer and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

With faith & love,

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

day 21 [love]

Diamonds & Flowers

Let all that you do be done in love."
1 Corinthians 16:14 (ESV)

This Scripture verse is probably the best advice ever. So many of life's problems could be avoided if love were our focus, our intention, our motivation.

I mess up a lot. Usually Always on a daily basis. And always when I fail to allow love to be my focus.

It's easy to hurt others...to continue reading this post, please visit me at my new website by clicking here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to stay connected with you on my new site.

Keep pressing into love and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

With humility & grace,

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

day 20 [the big "J" word (judgement)]

August Flowers

I've been processing the big J-word lately. Judgment. It seems to be a recurring theme in my life. Or at least in the lives of those I care for greatly. I've been on the listening end of others sharing their broken hearts, confusion, and pain over being judged (unfairly) by others. And, as a result, I've been trying to pay close attention to my own thoughts and actions in regard to judging others.

(*Note: This was a post I started writing on October 1st and ended up not sharing. As I sat down to write tonight, the words I originally wrote rose to the surface. So, although it's 19 days later, the words still ring true for me today.)

Just today*...to continue reading this post, please visit my new website by clicking here.

I'm so glad you stopped by!

Keep pressing into love and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

With hope & grace,

Monday, October 19, 2015

day 19 [the gift of pain]

Stripes O'Blue

When you slam your bare foot toes into a solid, metal cart...it hurts. Bad. Especially if it's your second similar injury in less than a week. (Ouch.)

This afternoon...

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I'm so thankful that even especially in our pain, God is with us. 

Keep pressing into His love and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

With a grateful heart,

day 18 [sunday reflections on parenting]

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As I've mentioned before, this is my last full year with Chelsea at home before she heads off to college. (Sniffle.) Time is going by way too fast for both of us. I'm sure we'll both feel more prepared when the time comes. But, for now, we are counting every moment precious.

Today, my sweet girl said, "Mom, can we just hang out on the couch and have some time together this afternoon?"

My immediate reply? "Um, yeah!" (Grin.) To continue reading this blog post, please visit my new website by clicking here.

I pray your day is beautiful.

Keep pressing into LOVE and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

Thankful,

Sunday, October 18, 2015

day 17 [saturday: work, play, & fav music]

Ritner Creek Bridge 2

It's Saturday at the Ivey house. It's been a great day—the perfect balance between working and relaxing. Started my morning off by making myself a BrevĂ© Cappuccino. Pulled out my art supplies and started teaching myself how to Bible journal (link to my Instagram.) Was a little too nervous to actually paint in my Bible...baby steps! I have to say, it really does help Scripture take root for me. Loving it!

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I pray you are having a wonderfully blessed weekend!

Keep pressing into LIFE and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

With joy & peace,