Today

Makes me so happy.
Rejoice always!
This is how to celebrate Xmas! Yes!!!
Daily goals!!!
All it takes is one person. Will it be you?
A Thanksgiving funny.
Marvel the ordinary life.

Miscellan-y

A happy ocean pic to break up all the darkness of Fall/Winter.
Speaking of season related darkness… BWHA HA HA
My son was loading the dishwasher earlier today and when he was done he looked down at his shirt and said, “Mum, I think Pikachu had an accident!” LOL
Yes, that’s a hairball. And it is my daughter’s. She was cleaning out her brush the other day, wadded it up, & as just as she was about to throw the hairball away, I asked her if I could have it. You should have seen the look on her face. But I had a reason for wanting it. I was wanting to pull a joke on my Littles. My plan was to start coughing with this hairball hidden in my hand, and then at the climax of the coughing fit, I was going to toss the hairball on the table– making it look like I legit coughed up a hairball.
I waited until it was mealtime. It.was.classic.
They TOTALLY fell for it!!! And it was amazing.
Another GREEN pic amidst the gray outdoors.
PREACH
Not sure I could remember to do all this every-single-day. But it’s def a cool reminder to do self-care & what it could look like for you. SO important.
WORD
Thanksgiving is less than a week away!!!
Let’s give thanks DAILY tho for all the blessings God grants us!
Speak truth. Confess it. Pray it out loud over your life.
I think this may be the missing key to successful Christian living in many people’s lives. We believe the Scripture. We hope in it & pray about it & think about it & memorize it. But how many of us actually SPEAK it out loud with our mouths?
There’s so much power in the spoken word of Scripture!
A continued thought on SPEAKING truth over our lives… let us SPEAK LIFE!

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. ~Proverbs 18:21

One final green. 🙂

More Happy Things From Today

Faith requires trust.
Absolutely.
LOVE this local storefront Christmas window display!!!
So cool.
Burlington finds. I somehow have magically destroyed all my wine glasses with stems.
Gonna go with stemless from now on. 🙂
I couldn’t believe the box, but this one glass holds an entire bottle of wine.
NO I did not drink all this! LOL. #JustTesting
You know your men need a haircut when they can look like this!!! LOL
#PhotoEditingFunny

A few of my favorite things!

Flamingos!!! If there was such a thing as a “spirit animal”,
this would be mine.

My “Walk In Love” bracelet from the Discipleship Walk I just went on.
Plus, multi-(bright) colored silicone wedding bands!
A visual representation of where I am in my life right now.
So tired of doing what I “should” or “ought to” or what everyone expects me to.
So tired of doing what everyone else is doing.
So tired of going with the flow, blending in, trying not to stick out.
Afraid people won’t like or accept me if they knew the real me.
**Well I’m getting off this crazy train.**
I’m starting to live the life that God has designed for me!!!
Found this at the public library today! Can’t wait to delve in!!!
When your sweater tag brings you warm fuzzies cuz it’s absolutely perfect.
#Love+Joy
The cutest children’s books I just discovered.
Pikachu socks!!!

#WalkInLove #RejoiceAlways

This is How I Fight My Battles

“Surrounded (Fight My Battles)”
(“To The One” version)

There’s a table that You’ve prepared for me
In the presence of my enemies
It’s Your body and Your blood You shed for me
This is how I fight my battles

There’s a table that You’ve prepared for me
In the presence of my enemies
It’s Your body and Your blood You shed for me
This is how I fight my battles

I believe You’ve overcome
And I will lift my song of praise for what You’ve done

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

In the valley I know that you’re with me
Surely Your goodness and your mercy follows me
My weapons are praise and thanksgiving
This is how I fight my battles

I believe You’ve overcome
And I will lift my song of praise for what You’ve done

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how

It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

My weapons are praise and thanksgiving.”

Our weapons are also God’s Word, prayer, community with other believers, music…

Even the weakest Christian is stronger than Satan. We have the victory!

Scripture says Satan prowls about the earth like a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8). Get that: he’s not really a powerful, roaring lion– he’s LIKE a lion. De-fanged. De-clawed. On a leash. Defeated.

At the name of Jesus, Satan & his demons will flee. Even if you can’t think of anything to pray, just say the name “Jesus!”. It’s the most powerful one-word prayer ever!

Walk in Love today, my friends. And Rejoice Always.

Where would I be without God?

Love Love Love this song. Dancing to it this morning on this frosty fall day. After yesterday’s blog post about Following God, this song has become a follow-up anthem running through my mind.


“Me Without You”– TobyMac

Raindrops rollin’ off my brim
Streetlights got the pavement glistenin’
Touchdown, I fall into Your arms
Right where I belong
Your everlasting arms

And where would I be
Without You…

I’d be packin’ my bags when I need to stay
I’d be chasin’ every breeze that blows my way
I’d be building my kingdom just to watch it fade away
It’s true
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
Don’t know where I’d be without You
(Wooooah, without you)

Flashback, step into the scene
There’s You and there’s a very different me
Touchdown, You had me at believe
You had me at believe, You did

And where would I be
Without You, without You…

I’d be packin’ my bags when I need to stay
I’d be chasin’ every breeze that blows my way
I’d be building my kingdom just to watch it fade away
It’s true
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
Don’t know where I’d be without You

(Where would I be…)

[WHISPERING]
(I was so deep,
So incomplete
Til’ You rescued me
Yeah, You rescued me)

You rescued me
You are mine, I am Yours
You rescued me
And I am Yours forever
You saved me, remade me

And where would I be

I’d be packin’ my bags when I need to stay
I’d be chasin’ every breeze that blows my way
I’d be building my kingdom just to watch it fade away
It’s true
That I’d be packin’ my bags when I need to stay
I’d be chasin’ every breeze that blows my way
I’d be building my kingdom just to watch it fade away
So true
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou
Don’t know where I’d be without You

That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou
That’s me without You-ou-ou-ou
Don’t know where I’d be without You

#WalkInLove #RejoiceAlways