Do you ever want to escape reality and get lost in a good book? A book that makes you smile, makes you laugh, makes you cry and in the end makes you want to be a better version of you? Or a book that reminds you that you are special, you are doing great things and that you are making a difference? If you answered YES to all of these questions, I have the perfect book for you!
I am in love with the HGTV show Fixer Upper, and then I found out the hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, live their life rooted in their faith… so now I adore the show even more! If you haven’t watched Fixer Upper, run to your DVR and tape it! It is a show about a family living on a farm in Waco – Texas, who own a company that fixes up older homes with rustic farmhouse chic touches. The show is rooted around the “fixer upper” they are working on, but it also displays their love for one another and their strong family values. Seriously, they make me want to drop everything I am doing in Arizona, pack up my family and go live the Waco lifestyle. 🙂
Today is Day 1 • January 2016 has arrived!!! I am so excited to see what this new year has in store. My goals for the year are to: continue making magical memories with my girls, spend more quality time with my amazing hubby and work on making me … a better me … spiritually, physically, mentally & emotionally! What a blessing to wake up every morning with His mercy’s new.
My walk with the Lord is the most important thing to me, so why does it always take the backseat when life gets busy? I find myself making excuses, instead of letting God direct my day. I have noticed that when I’m not in the word, I am not the best wife, mom, friend, sister or daughter that God has created me to be. Knowing that about myself, I decided to make it a point to give God my quiet-time in the mornings, while the girls are sleeping. What I have noticed since doing so, is that life is so much better with God on the forefront of my mind. I am more patient with my girls, more eager to serve others and I seem to be more productive with my time. Through this journey I have found that the best way to dive into His word is with the assistance of a great devotional.