Blessings from Scripture

In the last few months, I have found and been using a great resource for my daily quiet time.  If you haven’t seen the website Sweet Blessings, you should hop over and take a look!  Shannon is the lady behind Sweet Blessings and she sounds like someone I would like to meet in real life.  She is a wife, mother and a cancer survivor and through everything she says she is truly blessed by Jesus!  I love this attitude!

sweet blessings

Shannon posts monthly scripture writing lists and this is what initially drew me to her site.  There is a post for each month that may be topic based or based around a holiday such as Christmas.  Here is the link for the most recent one and the one that is topic based is here.  I am using the topic based one for this month and it is on grace.  Basically, the idea is to write a scripture down every day to help you take the time in God’s word.  She also provides a free worksheet for you to use for writing the scripture.

But before you think that is all there is on this site, stop!  Shannon writes posts that she feels help her and others in the moment.  The one that has stuck with me is on forgiveness.  It is difficult to forgive others but also ourselves.  I loved reading her post on this and was like a salve on a wound on my heart.

Shannon also had some other printables on her website such as chalkboard verses.  I plan on printing those out and putting them around to help me focus on God’s word.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful resource and it helps you get closer to the Lord!

God Bless,

Lee Ann

 

Post never published: Motherhood

I found this post draft and decided to post it because it was written when she was around 8 weeks old.  We did get her the The Jesus Storybook Bible for Christmas last year and we have also gotten a board book style Bible that will stand up to her active little hands right now.  I love watching her daddy read to her out of it.  She still wants to play with it but one day she will understand.

There are so many things that can be said about being a new mother and most of them I have heard from different people at different times.  The one that I have heard the most is that your life will never be the same.  I used to think, well duh!  We will have a baby, of course it will be different.
Well, it is not just the normal order of the day changes, EVERYTHING changes.  Some good, some bad, and some great!  For the most part, it’s great.  I truly can not imagine my life without our little princess.  I will admit, the fussiness at 3 am because of gas is not great, and trying to figure out why there is gas is not great.  Even in those moments though, I look at her and smile and thank the Lord for her.
She is the best gift the Lord has ever given me, besides one other one.  The best gift is salvation through His Son Jesus.  I want to teach her this and feel it’s one of the most important tasks I have as a mother.  She may only be a few weeks old, but I am burdened (in a good way) with this task already.  I am looking forward to getting her The Jesus Storybook Bible and creating an Advent calendar to explore with her.
Motherhood is amazing, and there are no words that can describe it.  Those moments when I feel as if I will explode just looking at her because I love her so much.  The moments of panic when I actually have time to get in the shower and wonder, is she still breathing?  Then I hear her little chuckle she does in her sleep.
There is nothing in my life that compares to being her mother.  I am very happy being just that (as well as a wife to my wonderful husband!).