My Heart, His Words

Let the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your site, O Lord.


5 Comments

A Year of Believing

One year ago, today, I created this writing space and ventured into the unknown, sharing my heart and God’s Word.

A lot has happened in the past year and I would like to recap on a few key moments.

  • I started the year by setting three New Years Resolutions and am still working through the first one, been off and on with the second one, and with God’s provision, successfully achieved the third one! While it’s not 100% success, it’s still growth and for that I am excited!
  • I acknowledged the word God laid on my heart for 2014 as BELIEVE, as well as the phrase for my family as This is Only the Beginning.
  • I named two of my dreams: 1) Having a baby and 2) Writing, and continue to trust God’s timing for both while embracing the unnamed, yet now active dream of business ownership/self-employment.
  • God opened the door for me to co-lead an (in)courage small group for Step Mama’s. My obedience yielded personal growth, friendships, encouragement and support on my journey as a Step Mama.
  • I read through Bonnie Gray’s book Finding Spiritual Whitespace and started my personal Journey to Rest which has proven to be an area God is perfecting in my life!
  • Through my blog, God taught me many different lessons this year, but here are a few of my favorites:
    • The place where I am most vulnerable, the place where I am the purest, is a place where the tears flow freely and my heart-message can be heard. When Tears Fall
    • “Trust me. Trust my timing. I’m never early, I’m never late. My ways aren’t your ways; they are better. Trust me.” {God} What’s Next?
    • To LOVE is to be at War with the enemy Guest post for Holley Gerth
    • The journey of waiting doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. So I Wait
    • “I will always provide” {God} You’re in Better Hands
    • “How do I do it all? I miss out on life-that’s how I do it all. I miss out on what truly matters; and what I miss, I can’t get back.” Hands Free Mama
    • Believing God isn’t about seeing the results today! Believing God is about seeing His direction today and trusting His promises for tomorrow! Choosing to Believe

2014 was a year of actively living my belief in God’s provision, and day after day God remains faithful to his promise!

I stand in awe of His goodness, provision, strength and protection over me and my family.

As I face 2015, I can’t help but wonder what God has in store.  Whether it be rain or shine, sickness or health, prosperity or loss, “My God shall supply all my needs according to His Riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

With only two days until the start of a new year, I am still unclear as to what my word of the year will be, or what phrase God has for my family. However, Philippians 1:6 is a verse I am clinging to as I step into the new year!philippians 1 vs6Thank you for an amazing year! I pray God’s richest blessings be yours in 2015!

love satin 2015


3 Comments

Making Room for Christ in Christmas

matthew 25.40

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, yet with the increasing commercialism, I find it difficult to see Christ in Christmas at all…

…Unless I make room for Him.

Long ago, no one made room for Jesus in the inn, and instead He was born in a lowly manger among the “least of these”.

Somehow we often get fixated on making Christmas perfect with the tree, decorations, and baking cookies yet, that isn’t what Christmas is all about.  While those things are festive and fun, the real truth behind Christmas is about making room for Christ every single day.

  • Praying for, supporting and encouraging our spouse.
  • Teaching our child(ren) the true meaning of Christmas and how to walk with Jesus.
  • Spending time with our parents, helping them and enjoying their company.
  • Writing an email, sending a text, or mailing a card to a friend in need.
  • Showing love and compassion to a perfect stranger.

When our focus becomes less about the commercialized Christmas season and more about Christ, we are able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

By making room for Christ:
We open our eyes to a world in need of a Savior,
and willingly become His hands & feet extended in love.

By making room for Christ: 
It becomes less about tradition, and more about inclusion,
as we insure that those around us feel loved every day of the year.

By making room for Christ:
We open our arms wide, laying aside our differences,
and see each other as children of God, making us the family of God.

As we enjoy the Christmas festivities and time with family and friends, may we focus on making room for Christ, turning this season into a joyous time of LOVE.  After all, it was LOVE that was born in that manger long ago and it is LOVE that lives within us!

Let LOVE live among us!

I would really enjoy hearing how you plan to make room for Christ this Christmas Season!  Won’t you share?