Lord moves me, the work he’s doing in my life makes me emotional...I am so fired up...he’s never let me down… He will never abandon me… And he is constantly showing me how loved I am… Today’s worship continues to inspire me to pursue everything the Lord has laid out for me!
Sundays...are HARD. In the spirit of “taking off our masks” as @khirschy challenged our church to do this morning, Sundays for me, are HARD. I LOVE Sundays & church is one of my favorite places- has been since I was a kid. But getting these two energetic toddlers ready & presentable while reffing fights, making breakfast, enforcing the sharing rule, wiping tears, combing hair of a two year old after asking 13 times, time-outs, finding shoes & of course the PERFECT socks for my 3.5 year old, is tough. Not to mention making myself look decent & loading grumpy, lethargic, refusing boys while getting to church on time is rough!! Today, I lost it & almost had a breakdown from the constant disobedience & whining. Once we pulled into church (13 min early 🙌🏼), I needed some major forgiveness & renewal before worshiping & being open before the Lord. I know there are so many single parents & those who go it alone everyday...we can all agree some days are just flat out terrible! However, during church, God overwhelmed my feelings of guilt, with songs about his grace & goodness & love even when we are at our worst & especially when we feel the most alone. Lots of apologies, grace & deep breaths going on over here. 😳😓So grateful my God doesn’t give up on me, through the learning & growing. “This too shall pass.” Lord, increase my patience & grace so I may demonstrate those qualities to my boys. Also thanks if you’re still reading this, for letting me share my heart & take off the mask. 🙏🏻🖤 #parentsunite#letsgetreal#mommingishard#boymom#momofboys#grace#patience#forgiveness#takeoffthemask#sundays#parentsofinstagram#momsofinstagram#Heisstronger
Grace- Theological Definition
-freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.
-the influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them.
This winter @rosaliegwenpaperie, Cara, coordinated a silent auction to help a young IG friend who were having health issues and her husband had lost his job. Different artists donated their talents and wonderful creations to help a fellow IG friend. I love the support and help we give one another through words and actions on this platform. I was able to get this beautiful watercolor from Wendy @paints_to_posies. If you’ve never checked out Cara and Wendy’s accounts please do. They create wonderful art on a regular basis. They share grace on a regular basis. Grace is one of my favorite words. God gives it to us freely. We in turn can share our grace with family, friend or stranger. I think if we all shared more grace with one another this world would be in a better place. Grace filled blessings heading your way! For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. Elie Wiesel
I never wanted to be like anyone else. I always wanted to be the best version of me. A few may think I haven’t changed but in truth, this is my journey and the glass you are looking in is a reflection of your perception.
They say you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose. Here’s me proving them wrong with this #painting I made of my boyfriend. You can swipe to see the version of this painting that fully captures the #beauty and #grace that is @_the_fins without my seventh grade sense of humor