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IMG_4059My company put on ‘Elf in the Courtyard’ Friday night. It was windy and chilly and fun.

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IMG_6028J and I made peppermint candy this weekend. I have to say I underestimate the great fun that is melting chocolate, especially Ghirardelli. It’s easy, delicious, and results in fun treats.

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Animals, Sabbath, and Prayer

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What a weekend!

We had friends come stay Friday night with us. We ate pizza and caught up on life and it was marvelous. We also indulged in delicious homemade cookies made by another friend of ours. (We’re spoiled, we know.)

Saturday J and I spent the day at the zoo! I probably haven’t visited one since I was in elementary school, and even as an adult it was fun. (Part of me thinks it was because I was with my husband, not just because I wanted to see the lions.)

We had some fun adventures on Saturday, and it was much-needed quality time for us. (Thank you to my sister-in-law for gifting us with the tickets.)

Sunday was full of good conversation, family, food, and rest. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of a Sabbath day.

I went for a run down a familiar road, stopped multiple times outside my parent’s house to smell the flowers, and finished a book sitting next to the fire.

Everyone has heard of the attacks on Paris by now, and I couldn’t help but stay glued to my Bible the morning I heard. Reading about the peace God gives, His Sovereignty. Asking His help to trust that He is in control, that He isn’t surprised about the day’s happenings, that He knows each and every heart. Asking Him to help me not live fearful, to intentionally pray for the people affected, the families who lost loved ones, and the government itself.

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I read a quote recently,

“What gives moments meaning is not the moments themselves but the presence of Christ with us in the midst of them.” Emily P. Freeman

I looked down this morning overcome with gratitude over a simple thing like socks and boots. Thankful for a home to welcome people into, for family to laugh and eat with, for a husband to talk and pray with, for the mercy in a new day, and for a loving Father who is never far.

The presence of Christ. With us always. That truth changes everything.

I ask Him to continue to root truth deep inside me, so I am not shaken, so I do not doubt or fear, so I freely extend love and compassion.

— How was your weekend?

My Weekend According To My iPhone

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Amelia Island Adventure | heartnaturedMy best friend is getting married next Spring. My best girl since 2nd grade. The one who has been with me through every awkward, fabulous, difficult, sweet season. The only one I made a secret handshake with. The one who stood beside me as I got married. She’s the best.

She’s getting married where she spent many a summer, many a weekend — Amelia Island. This weekend we ate delicious food, shopped, laughed and learned, and made a couple wedding decisions.

It’s going to be a beautiful day, a beautiful life for the two of them together. I love being her MOH.

A weekend away can be so energizing.  I even got to stop in Statesboro and see some of my favorite friends-turned-family. (And a day off from work doesn’t hurt.)

Thank you, God, for fun weekends.

How was your weekend?

My Weekend According To My iPhone

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A weekend at the beach is always good for the soul. Combine that with family, delicious food, a couple good books, great conversation, and walks with my man? I come back to work today thankful and content.

We treated ourselves to ice cream, we ate seafood, we played in the ocean, we dug in the sand. J and I took walks on the beach, sat in chairs, and played in the ocean, talking about whatever came to mind.

I’m thankful for the good relationship I have with my new family. It was great to catch up with my new siblings, to love on their kids, to talk about what life currently looks like.

I’m thankful for a love that laughs and plays. For a love that listens and cares.

And I’m thankful to a God for the grace of a restful, fun, memorable weekend.

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P.S. a book about friendship and why I try to keep our house clean.

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