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.
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!
Everytime we go to a greenhouse to get a “specific plant” it’s never just one plant! I never had a green thumb – for years I killed indoor plants by either forgetting to water and then watering too much hoping that I’d redeem myself of the mistake. The following is our new haul of flowers – let’s hope I can keep them flowering by end of the season 🙂
“Would You Live Your Life Differently? If I had died for you today.”
This was the question that I heard at the night of July 12th 2018. I have been a believer all my life but never a “fully devoted follower of Christ”. The question looped all night while I slept and then in the morning as I poured coffee in my cup; I shared the question with my husband. He is a wise follower of Christ who encourages me in all my pursuits.
Would I live my life differently if I had seen Jesus Christ tortured and then died for MY sins? Had I seen him suffer for ME and seen his wounds – Would I live my life differently? There were variations of the same question and I always came to the same answer.
I would spent time every day to SEEK HIS FACE! Immersing in His Word should never be a todo! It just is – a time to look forward to meet my saviour.
And that’s why we become a new creation. His Sacrifice and His Love soooooo great that we cannot remain the same.