It's that time of year again when anything's possible...
So naturally I decided to break my six month blogging fast. Six months!! My fingers are itching to click and clatter out all my cobwebs. It's been too long, friends. Life got heavy and a bit too cumbersome...have you all had seasons like that? I had prayers pressing hard on me and more than anything else and most importantly instead of anything else--I needed to seek God. I wish I could say that's how I spent all the time I could have been blogging...but...there's always instagram :) There will always be distractions. Always something to steal the best and replace it with the mediocre. Always a temporal joy to curb my appetite for the eternal. But God is not so easily distracted (thankfully!) and He's been focusing those immensely loving and intensely merciful eyes of His on the attitudes of my heart.
He's stirring things up inside me. Placing his fingers on what's got to go, and breathing new life into old dreams.
I've struggled with joy. And I've found it's all wrapped up in hope.
When I can't see past the mountains I'm facing, when I feel like I'm stuck on a dead end road and the realist in me keeps telling the dreamer to take a back seat--joy pretty much flies out the window.
But hope is a thing that has to be resurrected. And I have a Savior who knows a thing or two about that.
He's doing more than I could ever ask or imagine...
He's giving me hope. He's given me himself.
>>---> I'm loving my new blog design by the beautiful and talented Danielle Burkleo!! It's just the sort of inspiration I needed to jump right back into blogging. Love that girl!
>>---> I can't wait to share our advent calendar and our favorite Christmas traditions this week and the next!