One big MESSage...

Spoiler Alert:  We are one of those families who doesn't have it all together.

The laundry is seemingly never done;

the dishes are perfectlly piled high in the sink;

toys and such are stubbornly strewn across the floor,

and a spill is oh but a moment away.

But, despite the mess that surrounds us, we've learned to keep our eyes on the Master - the One, the ONLY ONE who can turn our MESS INTO A MESSAGE.  For the goal isn't to avoid messes, but to PUT ON LOVE and CHOOSE JOY during the messes.

As the apostle Paul so beautifully put it, "I have learned to be content in whatever state I am … For it is Christ who empowers me … Who infuses inner strength to me … and I am self-sufficient IN HIS sufficiency." Phillipians 4 [AMP]

That's the prize.  That's the promise.  That's the MESSage.




Living with a THANKFUL heart...

We've been updating our home with pieces that inspire us - this one inspires us to stop, and remember to give thanks in all things - something we've been working on together as a family.  

It's easy to give thanks in the good times; but we are called to give thanks at ALL times...

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

for thankfulness is the only was to go from EMPTY TO FULL...

to appreciate the life that's right in front of you...

waiting to be lived to the fullest.

So, let the day bring what it may, 'cause no matter what it holds...