Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thankfulness 10.28.14

87. Handwritten letters in the mail! In an age of the internet and typed words I treasure my friends who take the time to write with pen and paper all the more

88. heavy duty cough syrup 

89. the community and encouragement found in #fireworkpeople

89. fall leaves all around

90. pumpkin patches and apple picking with the cutest nephew ever

91. unseasonably warm October Mondays

92. sweater weather and giving away the ones I never really wore anyways

93. the clarity that only comes with prayer, journaling, and the word

94. finding the perfect print for a friend

95. knowing the no matter what happens, God is still faithful

96. coconut creamer that you can only find in the large sizes

97. fleeces and flannels 

98. painting the porch and the uninterrupted time it gives me to think 

99. coffee in the morning and tea in the evening

100. hugs from little people who you just met

101. joy that is always found in the middle of frustration and disappointment

102. unexpected messages full of words that hit my heart in just the right place

103. knowing that I have an amazing group of supporters behind me every step of the way

Come back next week for a special November thankfulness link up and giveaway!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Two Hands

"Just marvel at the good two hands can bring the world." -Hannah Brencher

Two hands. We all (well the vast majority of us) have two hands. Just two hands. I don't know how many times two hand have seemed so ineffective for the task at hands. Moms want more hands to do chores and care for their children. Teachers want more than two hands to grade papers and write lessons plans. Students want more than two hands to do homework and take notes. Yet, no matter what you do, you are still left with just two hands.

That leads to the question of what you are going to do with those two hands. How are YOU going to choose to use them?

We are limited by our two hands. We can only carry in so many groceries from the car (even though I'll always try to carry more!) We can usually only do one task, be it writing or cooking, at the same time. And on top of that we only have on dominate hand, making it more difficult to so many tasks (fingernail paining I'm looking at you!)

It's so easy to be focused on the limitations that are placed on us. The limitations that make life harder or more inconvenient.

But what can you do with just two hands?

You can hold an orphaned child and rock them to sleep
You can make a pot of soup for the mother who struggles to feed her children
You can write a letter of encouragement to a friend
You can share your story with the world
You can cook dinner for your family
You can study the Bible
You can paint a homeless shelter or help build a habitat house
You can read to your little brother or sister
You can hug your mother or father
You can plant flowers to make others smile

With just two hands you can make a difference.

Yes, two hands are a limitation, but they are a beautiful limitation, because they allow us to focus on the task at hand.

Two by Two two hands can change the world

How will you use your two hands? Let me know in the comments!

#fireworkpeople is a beautiful community of people who are using their two hands to change the world! we would LOVE to have you join us!

Monday, October 13, 2014

I need Jesus

Everyday I need this reminder
I don't need to understand
I don't need to have more followers, more friends
I don't need more success
I don't need my own house
I don't need relationships
I don't need to be perfect

All I ever need is JESUS

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