Friday, October 26, 2012

A meaningful day spent..well:)

A few days ago i was having a low(bad) kind of day. The kind were i questioned much of about this season of my life. I had all these doubts assaulting me and i knew that deep down for me it starts with a lie. Somehow either i heard it said myself even the LIE crept in and goes unnoticed and then i start to make a agreement with it and so it goes.. I had to pray and read the truths i know that are written in my heart and begin anew. Then she woke up...

Her nap only lasted a hour that day but it gave me enough time to myself to regroup and when she woke up i was reminded of Gods promise and his awesome wonder

Even though i had planned on being totally done having kids! God knew better:)

Thank God he did! Because years later our hearts and season of life made way to this bundle of JOY that we started praying for.

He knew we had a missing part to our family even before we would except or want her.

Which reminded me that God knows what our family needs even before we do and that i need only trust him and his favor.  "I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Then you will call to me. You will come and pray  to me and I will answer you. Seek me and you'll find me when you seek me with all your heart.
  yep that's what i needed to hear and i heard ya loud and clear!:)
Seeking my heavenly father for his wisdom keep my eyes on you.

Are you in a season of waiting?
Feeling the wait of hope deferred?
Don't loose heart!!! Hold on to the promises God
has made to you in the light of day:) We all have our season of waiting don't loose
your JOY in the waiting!

Many blessings to you& hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A not so wordy Wednesday:)

*Funny thing about this picture. 1. Corn is gone! it looks completely different around our house i feel
exposed now.. 2. My son made me laugh so explains me covering my smile, i have a nasty habit of covering my smile
when i laugh ;0)

I have nothing worthy of  a long post to share for this usual wordy Wednesday except to say i have taken a word and made it mine. Have you ever done that??
 well i never use too until i learned the meaning of claiming victories and meditating on the what you would like to give up and change for the better. In my life my faith my God is who i rely on to change me. I walk through this world on a steadier foundation of who i am and who i was created to be because i have faith. So the word is
I have been pushing myself to be "intentional" with my time, money, words, you name
it! It all has to have a purpose and intention behind it otherwise its just blowing in the wind not meaning 
or amounting to a thing. 
That's it! Its all i have to share with you on this oh so warm and rainy afternoon:)

Are you being "Intentional" with your life? What does it mean to you?

Happy Wednesday& many blessings to you!

P.S...Tomorrow's post will be a Beauty Files update!!:)..and its a good one too!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Intentional JOY:)

I think real JOY is being happy and content with the now...easier to say and much harder 
to embrace. When we all have the temptation to jump ahead to next best thing we either want or think we need to feel HAPPY. 
Violets first year of pumpkin carving a real joy:) 

I have seen that the happiest people i know have been through the "fire" they have been through tremendous trials or learned something that stretched their reality of reaching true JOY. And its not about what they have or what they don't have yet..Its about the NOW. They have such thankful hearts.

They reach beyond the unseen and really rely on God and whats to come is written on their hearts and  their faith to show them where true JOY lies and how to tap into that. 

Right now i take note of my surroundings my children, my husband, family, dear friends & the country i live in and I'm reminded of how rich and blessed i truly am. My hope is that i never loose site of it and when i start to waver from the truth of it my prayer is that he sets my straight again.
I'm going to follow this heaven sent bundle of JOY and run and feel the leaves beneath my feet
Autumn has done it again and never disappoints in bringing all kinds of JOY!

Are you enjoying your Fall season? Grab some JOY in your favorite craft store make something pretty..heck 
just buy one if you don't have the time!! 

Many blessings to you! xoxo-aligna