I'm linking up with Lisa at Stop and Smell the Chocolates
. Every Saturday Lisa shares some of her blessings from the week. I love this link up because it reminds me that amidst all the craziness and "things that don't seem to go right," God is ever-so-present, blessing me. Every. Single. Day.
It's super easy to join this link up. You can follow the template below or you can write your own blessings. Then don't forget to "link up" with Lisa so she and her readers can also Savor in your blessings and you in theirs. The link up is at the bottom of her entry. Simple as that!
During my counseling session this week, I was encouraged to write a letter to my parents, in love, about forgiveness
. I didn't know how to do it because writing to my parents doesn't come naturally. And my attitude usually isn't the best. Can I just hide now? Ugh. However difficult it was, it was so FREEING to be able to convey the things that they, as Christians need to know. My heart breaks for their hurt and the evil that is residing within them (the grudges, the unforgiveness, the bitterness, etc.).
My verse this week is:
"If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6: 14-15
That's the part that gets me and is helping me to put everything into perspective. "..if you refuse to forgive others, your Father WILL NOT forgive your sins." Wow...that is HUGE! So I just lift up my parents and my my family today. I pray that God will intervene in a big way.
I don't remember ordering this book from the library, but it came in yesterday and it was such a blessing. It's called, I Love You to God and Back -- A Mother and Child Can Find Faith and Love Through Bedtime Prayers by Amanda Lamb
. I'm going to include the Prologue because this book is blowing my mind! God sent it tome at just the right time. I've been scheduling so many things to keep myself busy to avoid my real issues and my stresses have been taken out on my little Bean. After I do that, I find myself just holding her and apologizing for my craziness. The best thing is that she forgives me and tells me she loves me back. I end up squeezing her harder and she has to tell me to loosen up a bit. I love that little girl so much.
You can find the Prologue here.
Oy! We had/have a full schedule this week! I'm combining the 3 because this week it just seems appropriate. Bean turned 4 this week and we're still celebrating. She has been such a blessing to me. She shows me that I'm so not perfect, but regardless of that fact, she still loves me. I'm blessed to be her Mama.
Then there was Halloween. I decided this year I would make the kids' costumes. I sewed till the morning and got it all done. Yes, I was a big-time procrastinator. But nevertheless, it got done! They had a great time, came home with lots of candy, and didn't want to sleep. That about sums up that night.
The next day we went to small group and hung out with some church friends we really haven't connected with in quite a long time. It was nice to do that. Our other small group had to dissolve because everyone except us moved out of the area. It was definitely a blessing to connect again.
Yesterday we participated in a fundraiser for St. Paul's church and school by taking antiquity photos. Now you can call me crazy. We attempted photos at 6:45 PM, which didn't happen till about 7:15PM, but we ended up getting some great photos and I can't wait to see all the proofs. Plus, we were able to support a wonderful local church.
And today, we're wrapping up Jada's birthday festivities. She had 2 parties the day of her birthday and a big party with friends and family at our local pizzeria.
I'm so blessed.
Well as I'm trying to get this cranked out I'm enjoying a nice, warm cup of coffee. I don't even want to get into the sweet this week because I've had more than I need.
But the cool thing about the sweets is that a friend who is a consultant with Lindt RSVP signed me up for $1. That's it! $1 for chocolate!!! I couldn't say no. You can now purchase your Lindt chocolate bars, truffles, and gifts through me on my website. And if you're close to me, you can host chocolate tasting party! Please check it out and pass it around.http://www.mylindtchocolatersvp.com/KATEHEADLEY/
Thanks for sharing in my blessings this week!