I love that I can wake him up in the morning looking like this and he doesn’t even flinch or ask questions. 😂❄️⛄️
I also love that he still thought I was pretty even though by the end of the day I looked more like a combination of David Bowie and George Washington than Elsa.
🎉✨I turned 41 today!✨🎉
I celebrated by eating 2 plates of sweet potato fries, wearing a dress with huge puffy sleeves, and delighting in the glittery gift wrap that my mom used to wrap a present. I may or may not have rubbed it all over my lap and face and thought it was the best thing ever. 🤩
So thankful for another year of trusting God and loving on His people! ✨🎉✨
✨The Best Thing I Did in 2023✨
For years I have struggled with consistent Bible reading. I would go through spurts of trying to get back on track, only to fizzle out after a short period of time because maybe I didn’t understand what I was reading or I was paralyzed trying to even know where to begin or what tools to use and how to make it work with a crazy schedule. I wanted to love God’s Word - it is truly the best food we can eat each day (we need to be nourished by it!) - but I needed accountability and help.
Then last year, @jeanniecunnion shared about an incredible resource called @thebiblerecap and I knew I had to try it. 365 days of reading through the whole Bible, daily readings that aren’t overwhelming, and a daily corresponding podcast/video that “recaps” what you read that day.
I would listen to the readings on the Bible app and the podcasts while making lunches in the morning, driving to/from school, or running on the treadmill.
Two words >> 🔥 GAME CHANGER 🔥
We finished today and I can officially say that this is the best thing I have done this year and I can’t wait to do it again next year, adding some more study tools and disciplines. I would love to invite you to join me!
All you need is the Bible app! Search “plans” for The Bible Recap with @taraleighcobble and start tomorrow! She is even linking the video recaps within the readings each day so it’s all in once place!
Let me know if you join the journey to discovering that “He is where the joy is!” 🙌🏻
🎶🔔Ding Dong! Merrily on high
In heav’n the bells are ringing
Ding, dong! Verily the sky
Is riv’n with angels singing
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis🔔🎶
Today was fun! Family is my favorite. Happy squeals, lit up faces, joyful hearts.
And that moment when Zion went to blow out Jesus’ birthday candles and he spit all over the cake. 😂😜🙈
Merry Christmas, everyone! Jesus came for you! ❤️💚🎄💚❤️
As a grown up, I’ve learned that all of the Christmas ✨magic✨ I felt as a kid (and even still 🥲) was/is because of my angel mother. ❤️💚🎄💚❤️
@lbwforte - you create the best Christmases. Thank you for all that you do to make this season full of fun and memories. You are my hero and you make this world brighter and better every day! ❤️🎁❤️
✨Tonight’s Christmas Eve service was magical!✨
My favorite part of the worship was when Joy to the World switched into the chorus of Joyful, Joyful… 🎶
Lord, we adore Thee
God of glory
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above
If we would open our hearts to Him like a flower yearning for the nourishment of the sun! Opening up with all of our frustrations, our burdens, our hurts, our sickness, our anxieties, our longings, our pains… and yielding to the light He so longs to bless us with - what joy! What satisfaction! What hope and peace! Right there in the middle of the mess!
Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift! 🎁
When we wake up, it will be Christmas… 🎄❤️💚🎄❤️💚🎄
✨Fairies at work today!✨
Fixing this yummy fruit trifle perfect for Christmas morning! 🙌🏻
🍓🍍Christmas Fruit Trifle🍍🍓
seedless green grapes
seedless red grapes
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
8 ounces crushed pineapple
3.25 ounces instant vanilla OR banana cream pudding mix dry
Layer fruit in a trifle bowl.
For the topping, whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Spread over the top of the trifle.
Arrange any extra fruit on top for a pretty presentation!
Watch as the fairies help! ✨🍒🍇
#christmasrecipe #fruittrifle #yummy #fairymagic
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
Do you know anyone sick right now? 🤒
Bring some cheer to their door with a bag of wellness and comfort items! ❤️🩹
💚Chips and salsa
Drop this happy bag full of goodies Ding Dong Ditch style. Leave on their doorstep, ring the bell, and race away! Don’t forget to keep your car running so you don’t get caught while restarting the engine. 🙈😂
#kindnessantennae #joyserve #actsofkindness #sick #takethemameal #wellness #comfort #traderjoes