Falling in Love with Life

Ah – this fall has been fast and furious! I can’t get over how life has changed so much this past year. I haven’t done an update in a while, so here you go!

First off, the hubby and I spent so much of our summer back and forth between my Great Aunt’s convent and home. This picture is from her birthday! Darin made all of the sisters his famous stew and they LOVED IT!!! UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_649.jpg

I ended the summer with speaking at an amazing conference for Give That Girl a Mic ministries. I spoke on Abigail and it was such a moving conference on ALL levels! UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_40c.jpgUNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_40b.jpg

I had some amazing support there. I’m truly thankful for the women in my life!

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Friends who worship together, stay together! #thankful

The fall was pretty darn amazing and filled with so much family, fun and LOVE! We also welcomed a new puppy into our little family! Bloggin’ world, meet Mistletoe Ferdinand Addis! He has fit right in and has brought so much love into our home!

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As you can see, Holly LOVES her brother!

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Family time is ALWAYS a great time! I love that our whole family will come together to show support for the littles in our lives! We enjoyed cheering on sweet Kenley for band!

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I have a pretty awesome family!

Sister Celine came into town for a visit! I love her so much – I cannot even explain to you how important my Great Aunt is to me. She is my best friend and my hero!

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Right before Thanksgiving, we were able to celebrate the holidays in such a beautiful way!!! We attended the Harvest Gala that the Sisters of Saint Francis put on to raise money for their convent. We had SO much fun!

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It was nice to dress up a little and enjoy fall/winter festivities with our best friends!

Thanksgiving was super chill for us. We ended up just staying home with the pups and eating an amazing meal from the Honey Glazed Ham place! It was SO nice and relaxing. We hadn’t been able to just relax and enjoy family time (just us two) in a while!

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How was your fall? What do you have planned for the Christmas holidays? I can’t wait to hear all about it y’all! Enjoy the season and enjoy family, life and LOVE!! God is good!

You can grab those cute snake skin boots from Shoe Dazzle! They are ADORABLE and so comfortable! And that cute sweater I wore on Thanksgiving at SHEIN! SO SOFT and perfect for snuggles and relaxing.

 

Diving Deeper – Genesis 3

I haven’t dove deeper into the Word  in  a while. I woke up a little earlier than normal today (my sleeping pattern has been SO crazy lately). So, I thought I would dive deeper, in addition to my daily reading. I decided to spend that extra time with God and in His beautiful Word! I’m so glad I did!

Genesis 3 is a story of the beginning of sin. It is a popular story that most Christians and non-Christians alike have heard since we were little kids. That’s why going deeper into it was a must for me. I wanted to see more than just Eve eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Which, I did. When I dug deeper, it really helped me to understand the importance of obedience. It reminded me that the devil is lurking, ready to devour us like the evil beast he is.

We open up with Genesis 3:1, “Now the snake was the most clever of all the wild animals the Lord God had made.” I want to highlight, “most and wild animals,” in “the snake was the most clever of all the wild animals.” The snake, the cleverest of all the wild animals, is the one that tempted Eve and talked her into eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This is significant to me, because it took my mind to Deuteronomy 28:26 when the Bible discusses the curses for disobeying. Deuteronomy says, “Your dead bodies will be food for all the birds and wild animals, and there will be no one to scare them away.” Furthermore, Romans 1:21 then talks to us about fools who refuse to obey Him. Romans 1:21 tells us, “Because they did these things, God left them and let them go to their sinful way, wanting only to do evil.” This correlates back to Deuteronomy 28:26, which talks about disobedience leading our dead bodies to be food for the birds and the wild animals and how there will be no one to scare them away, God releases us to the wild animals because of disobedience. Which leads back to the snake being the cleverest of the wild animals. He wants us y’all! He wants to take you and I out. He wants nothing more than to take us away from our precious Father. He is out to devour us completely! The only way he knows how to do that, is to get us as far away from God as he possibly can. And what does that? Sin and disobedience to God.

As I read scripture today, disobedience keeps circling back to….. the enemy. The snake, who tempted Eve.  The snake, who was the cleverest of all the wild animals.  We must understand the difference between obeying and disobeying God. We also must understand that disobedience opens our hearts and life up to the enemy. He is out to steal, kill and destroy us! He is clever in his schemes, and he knows what will tempt us. We have to be aware of his games and put on the armor of God every single day!

Here are some ways to help you in obedience:

  1. Accept Christ as your Savior, and know that He LOVES you SO much!
  2. Stay in the Word as much as possible. Know scripture, dive into the Word as much as possible. That is your armor!
  3. Pray for discernment and be mindful of it. Pray to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and follow that lead.
  4. Trust Him daily, and know that Jesus died on the cross for YOU!
  5. Understand that repentance is seeking forgiveness and then TURNING AWAY from sin, don’t keep indulging in that sin. You are forgiven, but not so that you can keep diving into that sin. You are forgiven so that you can live a pure life and walk a narrow path!

Being obedient is so important to our walk! It is VITAL guys! I pray you are sensitive to the Holy Spirit, and that you will walk in obedience for Him!