Guys! It’s been a minute since I last wrote a blog, but there are some exciting things I thought I’d tell you guys about!
First, this entire public speaking thing is becoming a norm I suppose. This introvert is actually enjoying it too! That in itself is a miracle since speaking or teaching publicly was never a desire of mine. It does require lots of time to study and pray, because, well, it’s the teacher in me. Also, I take opportunities to teach seriously and I’d rather be over prepared than under. So, recently Ive taught at Mom's group, Women's group, Leader's meetings, Wednesday nights, Sunday morning and the most fun yet...co-teaching with my favorite guy :)
Next, I wrote a children’s book! Now the illustration part is happening and I cannot wait to share it with everyone. It's my heart in a book. It's my love for writing, creating, sharing Jesus, and inspiring others all within a book. It’s a story of how the Lord redeems all that is lost. It’s inspired by and in honor of my sweet Eden. It’s called “Beauty for Ashes”.
And then there’s the Coffee Waves rebuild. I’ve been working on the remodel and new design of the Port Aransas shop that got hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. Also, I got to come up with a new design for our vending trailer which we opened for business weeks ago right in front of the shop! I happen to think it’s super cute. We are hoping to reopen Coffee Waves Port Aransas by the first week of December! Jesus!!
More exciting news!!!
We are gearing up for our big five year anniversary at Rock City Church December 10th! We’re working on some fun things to make that Sunday a super special time! I'm basically already accepting the fact that I'll be crying so much that morning. God is just so good. We have a huge announcement to make regarding the church that day! I cannot tell you how badly I want to just spill the beans, but, no, I will contain myself..
It's no coincidence that the number 5 symbolizes God's grace, goodness and favor towards us. I know grace as empowerment so deeply these days, especially throughout our loss of Eden. Now, I continue to know grace in so many other areas of my life.
The grace to do, be, become, and enjoy the journey. This journey is messy, kinda crazy, yet so beautiful because I see His hand in it all. Theres such a peace in my heart and mind...His grace will do that if you let it.
Also, my two littles are getting so big! They keep me busy, but gosh they seem to just get more and more fun these days. My baby girl turns 5 years old in less than a month!! How in the world is this even possible? As much as I love a good Pinterest themed party at the house, she has requested to have her party at a bouncy place. I’ll take it! No clean up and less work :)
AND It’s also almost Advent time and I'm so ready! It's my favorite time of year! I'm using my fav wooden ornaments to tell the Christmas story and this year I'm adding the Kids Reads Truth Advent cards too. Can’t wait!
Well, I could go on, but I think that's enough random updates for now. I’d love to hear from you guys! What are you up to these days? What are you excited about? What are some fun things you do with your kiddos for Advent? I look forward to hearing from you. Until then, I pray you have the most peace-filled holiday season :)