I’m kind of obsessed with these sassafrasses (if that’s a word) 😘🌟💁 @kmorrison09 @kelseysloper @maciedeee @scarlettlace (Taken with Instagram at Pomona Valley Hospital)
“Through the intimacy of our relationship, you are being transformed from the inside out. As you keep your focus on Me, I form you into the one I desire you to be. Your part is to yield to My creative work in you, neither resisting it nor trying to speed it up. Enjoy the tempo of a God-breathed life by letting Me set the pace. Hold My hand in childlike trust, and the way before you will open up step by step.”
Hebrews 13:15; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Psalm 73:23-24
Such peace & confidence comes from this.
This Christmas season has been a different one for me. In fact, this whole fall & winter season has been quite interesting. Advent is a season of anticipation; a season of longing and yearning and waiting. Waiting that creates excitement and desire that is not comparable to any other feeling of anticipation. Now, if I was a saint I would be able to say that this all encompassing, overwhelming, uncontrollable anticipation was focused solely on the birth of Jesus & the entrance of our Messiah into a broken world; however, I am not and I have had lots & lots of other things to fill my waiting with. Something I have been learning over & over again through this advent season is that no matter what I find myself yearning for it can lead me back to the Christmas story. No matter what worry or joy is consuming my thoughts, Jesus can be at the center of it. Now, I don’t know about you but I have had my fair share of tears and laughter in the past weeks. I have experienced the blessing of friends to a new degree & been overwhelmed by the love of others. I have also experienced deep feelings of loss & brokenness that lead me to a place to receive mercy & acceptance from no one other than Emmanuel. This advent season has opened my eyes to see that I don’t have to be in the month of December to think about a baby being born in a manger to a virgin. The birth of Christ, along with his death & resurrection, is something that I can wait upon throughout the year. It provides me with a hope & future when the world fails me & all of my other waiting has gone awry. Jesus is worth waiting upon.
“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith- more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire- may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:6-7
Had to share this little cutie with you all. Plus, I wanted to show off the new olive green uggs Mitch got me for our anniversary :)))))