Seeing beauty

I am a glass half-full kind of girl and truly believe that we should be observant of the blessings we have in our everyday life. This does not mean that we don’t have goals in life but we acknowledge the little things that make life truly worthwhile.

I am grateful today for: husband, health, Skype, phone, home, and coffee. Plenty!

Watch Your Thoughts

Battles begin in the mind. First, it’s just a passing thought then it develops into something more and before we know it, we have sinned either in flesh or in thoughts. Therefore we must watch our thoughts and capture them and bring them to submission in front of God. Our life MOVES in the direction of our thoughts. If you are looking to find a church, try life.church.

Wonders of His Works

surise colors

I am not a morning person. Waking up early to do workouts or to do anything early is not something I look forward but do nonetheless because hey we all have to do things we don’t want to do. So this one morning I woke up to find out we had run out of almond milk for coffee, so I went to Safeway – it was 7ish am and the sun was about to pop up and brighten up everything. And as the orange-red in the sky magnified I took a deep breath and thought of how great God is and His creation is. It’s not every day that I wake up early in the morning to see the sun come up. It was mesmerizing and something I embedded in memory Chest as my “favorite moments”.

What moments around you remind of God’s Wonders?

Hello October!

October has brought yellow leaves and colder winds with varying degrees of snowfall. Fall skipped this year when we woke up to a white Thanksgiving morning. Our basement renovation is done 3/4 of the way and it’s a big relief that we will be moving our offices in the basement just shy of a month.

As Thanksgiving is a time of pausing and counting our blessings; I want to express my gratitude to my better half who not only supports me when I need him but is not hesitant to gently guide me when I stray away from following Christ.

I hope you have a fantastic fall and as we get closer to Christmas and end of the year; let’s cherish the good we have in our life and this world. I will leave you here with some pictures I took on our trip to muttart.

Ornamental Peppers
purple orchid in sunshine
Purple Orchids

The Joy of Being Rooted

Caspedia produces round flowers that can reach the size of a tennis ball. The flowers bloom almost all year in warm climates.

Being fully present these days is hard! There are many things seeking our attention. From what to eat, what to wear, and what to do to there is not enough time for XYZ. Nature, however reminds us that BEING ROOTED is the key to THRIVE. If you have seen a lone plant thriving amongst the dead ones, you know what I am talking about.

Throughout my journey of raising and then accidentally killing plants; a lot of them have actually thrived because I paused, observed and then adjusted either (a) their environment or (b) sunlight or (c) water or all.

If we are rooted in Christ and we still listen to the mindless chatter: negative self-talk & not believing in our capabilities then we are actually leaning away from light. However, if we adjust our thoughts, align them with our purpose of serving each other – we would truly thrive!