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Weekly Favorite Links ( Feb 5-11, 2015)

(Photo Via Urbnite)

It dawned on me yesterday that I’ve been really behind on blogging this past week. Whoops. I just haven’t been able to squeeze in the time to sit down and articulate in writing everything that I want to talk about. However, I’ve been baking and cooking a lot and I can’t wait to share with y’all what I’ve been working on in my kitchen!

Regardless of whether you’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day this coming weekend, take the time to appreciate your loved ones around you. For me, I’m thankful for my family and friends who have walked through life with me thus far. I’m grateful for how they point me to Christ and for showing me so much grace when I screw up. Most importantly, I love that I’m surrounded by people who have more faith in God than I do, and that they sharpen me in my own walk. Thank you guys so much for demonstrating Christ-like love in my life. Love y’all! HEARTS.

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Weekly Favorite Links (Jan 29-Feb 4, 2015)

(Photo Via Kristen Merie & A Cup of Tea)

Before I share all my favorite links this week, I want to talk about my life for a bit. Last week was a stressful week. While I thought I had planned a week full of down time with only a handful of things to do, my schedule filled up fairly quickly with spontaneous activities and meetings. While all the spontaneity was good for my soul in the long run, I still wrestled with anxiety. This led to a lot of sleepless nights because I couldn’t turn my brain off. And if you know me, I love my sleep so not sleeping well was extra hard.

In addition, the sore throat that I mentioned about last week gave me a lot of anxiety because I really didn’t want to get sick. By God’s grace, it didn’t turn into a full-blown cold. At the start of this week, I thought it did, but I was only experiencing my first-ever symptoms of allergies. Still, there are lessons to be learned. God is teaching me to rest in Him in my anxiousness. Every time I become worried about things outside of my control, the Spirit reveals to me my lack of trust in my Savior. It’s only when my body begins to break down, physically and/or emotionally, that I’m forced to recognize my own limitations and how I CANNOT do it all.

It may seem like a silly lesson to learn repeatedly, but I don’t think I’m truly repentant about it. I may be repentant about it in the moment, but time always reveals where our hearts stand. I can’t meet up with every person, I can’t pray and serve all those that I feel strongly convicted to care for, I can’t bake a bazillion things that I want to learn, and I can’t perfectly balance work and family and friends and leadership responsibilities….. the list goes on. On top of all the anxiety, last week unexpectedly brought about some unwanted emotional pain, anger, and bitterness from the past. At what seemed like the worst timing ever, God sovereignly chose that moment in time to test my faith. And when I was in the midst of dealing with a myriad of flooding emotions, Psalm 46:10 came to mind. Be still, Endora. Abide in Me. Find rest in Me.

Humbling, much-needed reminders. It’s a constant struggle, but I’m thankful that it’s not a lonely battle.

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Weekly Favorite Links

For all those active in the workforce, Wednesdays are probably one of our favorite days of the week. I know it’s definitely mine. It reminds me that the weekend is almost here, which usually means more sleep (my favorite) + personal/church/family/friends time (also my favorite).

One of the best aspects of getting back into blogging is having a space to share all my favorite online reads. For my friends, this probably means less spam on their Facebook walls and email inboxes. No promises guaranteed though. Let the linking begin!

Mac and Cheese Party – This is such a great and fun party idea! I might host one in the near future. Maybe throw in dessert options too!

How to make homemade cough drops. This came in handy because I woke up with a sore throat today. Due to a shortage of time, I don’t see myself making this anytime soon, but I’ll be keeping this recipe in my archives for the future!

But God – This was such a crucial and poignant reminder for me and it came at a great time. I constantly take God – his love, grace, mercy – for granted.  Continue reading