Hi everyone! As we kick off our ten day refresh series, I'm sharing with you the devotional for day 1 in hopes that you will want to follow along with us for the rest of the series! You can sign up on the tab at the top of this page to receive devotions just like this one in your inbox for the next 9 weekdays before Easter. To start, we are discussing refreshment for our attitudes. Putting our minds and hearts in just the right place as we prepare our lives to welcome the power of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Hope you Enjoy!
As part of our work at our church, one of our sweet pastors challenged us to take a growth inventory. He suggested we rate ourselves on a scale of one to ten in each of the following categories: Faith Life (Jesus time), Marriage, Family, Office, Digital , Ministry, Financial, Social, Attitudinal , Creative, Travel, and Physical.
As Ben and I drove down the road, we took stock of how we were doing in these areas. As we talked along, I was feeling pretty satisfied with my ratings. Until....we got to “attitude.” I felt that immediate, pit of the stomach feeling of conviction. I knew immediately that this was an area where I had allowed worldly behavior and exhaustion and sometimes complaining to chip away at my joyful attitude until the honest rating here, was a four. Well I knew it was time to breathe in some new life. And often, when it comes to mindset, new life looks like gratitude to me. When busyness feels suffocating, that’s just the time to remember what an honor it is to be so involved. When family or friend relationships seem challenging, it’s time to consider the blessing our people are in our lives. And when our relationship with Jesus feels tired, we all need to call on Jesus to re-introduce us to the living water we have within us, the kind that never dries up and never leaves us wanting.
Joy is always accessible to us, we only need ask.
How would you rate your attitude lately? Where do you need to pour living water over dry places? Invite Holy Spirit to speak truth and bring new life to your mindset.
Dear Jesus, this is a season of celebrating your victory over death. I want to ready myself like never before by inviting Holy Spirit to breathe fresh air into the dead or dying places of my heart. I pray today for revelation about where you would like to see fresh starts in my life. Adjust my attitude. Make me anxious to seek after you and to find you. Show me how to submerge myself in your living waters, body, mind, and spirit. Amen.
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to tell you that I am pushing out a new email devotional series starting on April 8th. This series is called “10 Days of Refresh,” and will drop in your inbox during the last ten weekday mornings before Easter. Each day will name one way we tend to get hung up, bogged down, or stuck in a rut as we move through our busy lives and we’ll spend that day setting intentions about how we would like to see new life breathed into areas of our lives that have become stagnant. You know I’m a practical girl, so every day you’ll receive a reading, bit of scripture, a prayer, and a practical challenge that applies to your actual life. The email will be able to be read in its entirety in just five minutes. The goal of these ten days will be to wake up and start fresh as we die to self and prepare to celebrate our risen Lord on Easter Sunday. I hope you’ll come along with us for 10 Days of Refresh!
If you would like to subscribe, you can do so below, or by clicking on the tab at the top of the page. If you enjoyed 30 Days of Intention in December, please share this with your people. I’m so excited to walk down this road of fresh starts together. Thanks so much for coming along!
Hi everybody! Today we are talking about SKIN CARE! Not make-up, because I know very little about that….but I am just a little obsessive about caring for my skin. I have been in about a year long journey or trying to find the perfect products for my face, and I think I’ve finally accepted that the perfect products might just not exist. BUT! I think the perfect routine does exist, and at least for this season, I think I’ve found the perfect one for me (plus some pretty close to perfect products to boot). This routine is only for night time, but maybe we can cover daytime skin care soon. Let’s jump in!
Step 1: Cleanse
Step 2: Tone
Step 3: Serums
5. Eye Cream
I will be a focused warrior against under eye puffiness and fine lines probably forever. Eye cream is CRITICAL. This is the one step that I will never ever miss no matter what. The skin under your eyes is very delicate, so apply this with soft taps with your ring finger and head off to bed knowing you’re about to wake up with fresh and nurtured skin.
I hope this guide helps. For me, it’s all about early intervention, with high quality and affordable products to make your very own skin as gorgeous as it can be.
Welcome back to our FINAL week dedicated to fresh starts in 2019. Today we are covering next steps. Often, the new year is a fresh opportunity to reevaluate the things we have not been doing and set some intentions. The stereotypes here look like diet plans and gym memberships and whatnot, but I would encourage you to let your fresh starts reflect the ways your very own life needs to experience growth. Sometimes the thing that can get the next big hurdle to shift is just doing the next right thing.
For example, if you want to start grad school this year but it just seems too daunting, do the next right thing of narrowing your selection pool down to five universities based on your budget or specific programming needs. If you want to completely declutter your house, zero in on the spot that is really getting under your skin and make a goal to completely organize that space by the end of February. If you want to make your relationship with your mom right, do the next right thing of committing to sending a Monday morning text with some encouragement and a prayer for her week. Just doing the next right thing can be the change maker. We are never too busy, old, young, or frustration prone for good change to happen.
Welcome! I'm a wife, third year music teacher, Jesus follower, and am chronically curious about just about everything. Join me as I kick off this adult life.
"I am the Vine, you are the Branches. If you abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."