Overflowing Motherhood

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Dry. During some seasons of life, I feel so dry. You might know what I’m talking about, mamas. We are pulled in lots of directions with little time for ourselves. Then the dryness comes.

I’ve been told that staying in God’s Word is a remedy for dryness. And it most definitely is. We don’t need to splurge on a spa day or demand time to ourselves in order to be full, or even overflowing. The LORD will fill us up just as we are and just where we are. He is merciful and mighty. He is kind and just. He is everything.

But sometimes I don’t feel better just by reading God’s Word. Perhaps I’m distracted during my reading time. And more often than I care to admit, I don’t put what I’m reading into practice.

While it isn’t rocket science, sometimes I forget that the LORD actually wants for me to act upon the Words I’ve just read. He desires for me to walk in obedience.

When I begin to walk in obedience, my cup is filled. This has been a game changer in my life. Walking in obedience often looks radical to the rest of the world. It even looks radical to cultural Christianity.

This week I am in a not-so-comfortable situation where I will need to hold my tongue. A lot. The LORD was so good to lead me to verses about peacefulness and quietness over the last few days. I knew in my heart that He wanted me to live these verses out. To walk in them. Biting my tongue is not my strong suit when it comes to things of the LORD. It is something I struggle with.

And yet, by the grace of God alone I have kept silent and smiled when being told, ” I never thought you would do this, be that, etc.” It is definitely hard when family members don’t understand your faith. But the LORD is good and will see me through. And tonight, I’m full. Overflowing even!

The same holds true with motherhood, mamas. When we actually walk out the Scriptures the LORD is so good to fill us to overflowing. We weren’t made to feel dry. We were meant to thrive by His grace!

There is a beautiful Mary & Martha piece that is deeply discounted today (5/28/18) only. It reads, “The Joy of the Lord will fill you to Overflowing.” What a beautiful reminder of our walk with the LORD, and our walk as a mother. And at only $12, this pitcher is a wonderful bargain.

I pray that you will soon be overflowing, ladies. Blessings!

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Teen Room Decorating and Storage Ideas

*Hello friends!  My daughter recently posted about how she and her sister have decorated their rooms on her own blog, and I wanted to share their ideas here as well.  They are so creative, and have made their rooms into lovely and peaceful spaces.  I hope you enjoy!*

Hey guys! With a recent move, my sisters (and mom!) have had a lot of fun decorating our new rooms. I love to decorate, and with us downsizing a little, we’ve found some new ways to store our things. I share a room with my 11 year old sister, and I really love how we’ve been able to organize our sides of the room. She’s definitely not as much of a neat freak as I can be, but with less space, it’s easier to keep it clean anyway. That’s one perk of moving into a smaller room!

One of my other sisters, Maddy, is just down the hall from us and I took a few pictures of her room first.

Upon moving, my mom bought that storage shelf to store the little girls’ clothes in. I’m pretty sure it came from Walmart, and I *love* the color it is. Super pretty!

I bought the rejoice plaque at a craft fair, and the other two pictures came from Hobby Lobby.

My dad made several shelves when we moved, and this one is also in her room! Most of her decor came from Hobby Lobby, except I made the mug and the candle was a gift.

And, of course, bookshelves are very important. : D Maddy also has some of her rose photography framed.

Now onto my room! I bought this gold holder thing at a Bealls outlet back in Georgia, and it is SO useful. It’s right next to the door, so when I get home I’ll always put my purse on one of the hooks and stick whatever book I’m reading up there. When it gets a little colder, I’ll probably also use it for a jacket. Now hopefully I’ll be better with losing stuff.

The beautiful shelves that my dad made! These are the ones over my bed, and my roommate/sister has identical ones over her bed. The Calm & Bright Mug is available here.

Maddy and I both bought chicken wire frames at a craft fair, and I’m looking forward to putting pictures on it!

My bookshelf and TV. I also store some of my books in the closet.

I guess that’s it for today! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

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