I have been more on my knees praying. Praying for wisdom, patience, kindness, love, and guidance. I have prayed over the years for contentment. Contentment with being a stay at home mom. Contentment with our home and to remove the want of a larger home. Contentment with the season in my marriage.
Lots of contentment.
I had to praise God so much this weekend when I realized that all of the contentment I have prayed for seemed so at peace this weekend.
Even in the midst of chaos with our winter storm in North Texas he reminded me of how lovely my home is. He showed me I haven’t prayed for that contentment in a long time. I was happy. Not that the prayers have slowed for that area, but because he showed me I have grown in my faith.
As I tucked in my little girl tonight we prayed to keep everyone safe in the morning heading back to work and school. We thanked him for keeping us warm this weekend with out power and thanked him for all the friends he has blessed us with. I was taken back by everyone who emailed, called, or text opening their home to my family. People that I know that have never met my husband or we have only gotten to know each recently. I am in awe of the love that is still in this world. In our community.
God has reminded me so much how he loves me. I fall short daily. I need him daily. hourly. Every minute. He has reminded me through my husband how amazing he is. Through my children how awesome he is. Through my friends how caring he is. Through strangers how genuine he is. He reminds me of his grace and how I need to extend grace even more. Extending grace to the person who cut us off on the freeway. Extending grace to our children. Extending grace to my husband. My friends. Extending grace to the person who is angry in the line behind me at Target. Extending grace to everyone. In all situations. It’s hard to do I know but we should. Why? To show them the hope that we have as a believer. To show them the grace that God extends to us even when we don’t deserve it.
I am praying for a specific area in my life that I hope to share soon.
I am wanting to have my blonde hair again!! I know so random but it’s there.
I am more quiet and staying to myself. I am very busy but God also has me in a place where he is working. Working on showing me he is enough. To build me up to glorify him. I may not understand the moment yet, but I will walk in faith with him by my side.
I am enjoying listening to my kiddos learn to read. It’s amazing and seeing their eyes light up makes this mommy thing the best ever.
Here’s a special treat! My favorite dessert to make at Christmas! Peppermint White Chocolate Cake Balls/Pops
View the recipe here.
Go ahead and make them. You won’t regret it.