Sep 16, 2014

On Time God

I know myself to have been the person who could be dying inside and no one would know unless I decided to let it be known. With my naturally happy disposition, I felt my ability to ignore my emotions was a sign of strength and wore it like a badge of honor. Unfortunately, it took a good portion of my life lived to realize that ignoring my emotions only caused anger and bitterness.
Lately I've found myself resorting back to this behavior and allowing myself to numb everything when bad news came from every direction. While cleaning up tonight, I found letters from years ago and at the bottom of the stack was a letter I'd mailed to myself.
A lot of it was dead on but one particular part encouraged me the most. I wrote:
"Give everything over to Him so all the things He cleared you of will stay cleared. Forgiving, loving, being open, and letting God deal with the trials of life is the most helpful. Don't forget that! Keep your heart softened like He made it to be (and restored to be this weekend)...Stay humble! Stay joyful! Stay rooted! And do NOT be afraid to ask for help when you know you're on the verge of breaking. You can't do it on your own. You weren't meant to so stop trying."
I wrote this letter in August 2012 but apparently sent it late so it arrived to me September 16, 2012.
This is me being transparent. Life can be rough, but it isn't over until it's over, so don't allow yourself to live as if the end has already come. Feel, enjoy the goodness of whats around you, encourage others to do the same.
Don't hold on to the burdens of this world (cast your cares upon the Lord) and allow your heart to full of whatever is true, noble, pure, lovely, and admirable.
In Christ,
Allie J.

Sep 8, 2014

I Did Good And That's Good Enough



Felt horrible all day today (not to mention all last week as well) but I found strength to push through all that was necessary. It wasn't a perfect day, but it was a good day.
And this doesnt really embody what that particular scripture meant, but it was a reminder to myself to not be so hard on me. Do my best, work hard, but don't discredit what was done because it fell short of perfection.
#Encouraged #DoWhatYouKnow #UntilYouKnowBetter #ThenDoBetter #HisStrength #HisLove #HisWill



Jul 13, 2014

Try

Colbie Caillat - Try: http://youtu.be/GXoZLPSw8U8

Jun 14, 2014

May 17, 2014

My sister is having a party to celebrate a number of things soon, so we're in the process if revamping the backyard. Today was got flowers, mulch, and stuff to keep the mosquitos at bay. Completely different than what I had in mind but it was chill and pretty relaxing. Guess I understand (a tiny bit) why people garden.