In the Morning, Give Me Jesus

One of my goals for 2018 is to spend more time in prayer and in spending time with Jesus. Last week I talked about what My Jesus Time looked like and this week I want to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Last week I decided to fast. Now I’m not talking about fasting from food.

God has laid on my heart that I need to be more intentional about prayer and spending time with Him this year. 

So for 40 days I will be fasting and praying. I gave up snapchat, Pinterest, and all music that isn’t Christian. As much as I love my country music and some pop I love Jesus more. I’m one week into it and I’ve already been seeing God work and speak to me. There are some big decisions that I need to make and some projects that I am looking for guidance and direction on. I’ve been using the time that I would usually spend on social media or listening to music now in prayer.

“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.” Psalms 143:8 (NLT) 

Another major change I made is a challenge I saw on Instagram by The Well Watered Woman blog called Word before World. The concept behind it is to spend time in the Bible before you check social media. It’s been interesting getting use to this.

In a world that thrives on social media because it is the first thing we tend to gravitate towards in the morning. We wake up, grab our phones and start looking through all those notifications when we should be spending time with Jesus. I am just as guilty as the next person when it comes to this. Checking my phone to see how many likes and comments I have on Instagram and Facebook that I need to respond to or worrying about how many followers I got overnight. These things are great but they distract me from spending time with Jesus.

My relationship with Jesus is something that I take very seriously. It’s something that means everything to me and I am willing to give up things to make sure it happens. 

Since I made this change, my mornings have been different. First thing I do when I grab my phone is read my devotionals on You Version app before I check my social media accounts. I will say that there were times when I accidentally opened Facebook or Instagram before I realized what I was doing. Making the You Version App the first thing I open and read in the morning has helped me get my day off to the right start.

One thing though that I have learned from this over the last week is that I am craving Him more. I crave my Jesus time! It’s something I don’t want to miss. It’s something that I need and want.

I encourage you to try it. I promise you that it will change your life. Putting Jesus first in the morning will help you go about your day feeling refreshed and filled with joy.

Blessings, Grace Mae ❤

My Jesus Time

If there is one thing that you have learned about me you know how much I love studying the Bible and spending time with Jesus. There’s nothing better then starting this new year off by making a commitment to spend time reading my Bible, studying Scripture, and opening time in prayer daily then now.

Today I would like to take some time to share with you what I call My Jesus Time. I’m going to be talking about what my daily quiet time looks like and hopefully some prompts to help you get started as well.

I would like to place this disclaimer that there is no right or wrong way. What I share with you is just what seems to work for me. It has taken me time to figure out what works and what doesn’t work for me. What works for me might not work for you. Figure out what works best and then stick to it.

My Jesus Time is usually in the evenings before bed. I have a chronic health issue that makes it hard for me to get up early in the mornings so I find doing my devotions at night works best for me. This doesn’t mean I don’t do something in the mornings, it just means that I do my in depth studying usually at night. In the mornings I do have a prayer time and read the verse of the day on You Version app as well as I’m reading the Bible through in a year chronologically using the She Works His Way 2018 reading plan.

The following is how I usually have my in depth quiet time in the evenings.


1. PRAY – Prayer is a very important part of my daily quiet time. I can’t stress this enough. Without prayer my life would be a complete mess. It’s one of the first things I do in my day. Usually I like to write out my prayers in a notebook or journal. However I realize that writing them out isn’t for everyone. It’s just something that helps me to focus on God and I love being able to go back later and read all my prayers.

Some prompts that might help you get started if you don’t know where to begin with your prayers.

  • Thank God for what you are thankful for
  • Ask Him to forgive you of anything you might need to confess
  • Pray on behalf of others requests
  • Ask Jesus to come meet you in your time in the Word
  • Ask Him to open your heart and eyes to what He wants to teach you
  • Pray for your day

After I spend some time in prayer I usually put on some worship music before digging into my Bible Study or devotional that I am going through at the time.


2. WORSHIP MUSIC – One thing that I love is listening to worship music while I am studying. Being in complete silence while I am reading the Bible or devotional is something I don’t like. In my experience I have found that I focus better with music on in the background.

My playlist consists of slower songs like…

  • Oceans
  • I Need You More
  • Revelation Song
  • Jesus, At the Center of It All
  • What a Beautiful Name
  • Overwhelm Me, etc.

I’ll be writing another article on worship music and playlists options because music is such a big part of my life and I believe that God speaks through music. We all can relate to that one song that was playing on the radio just at the right moment. At least I know I can.


3. JOURNALING MY DEVOTIONS – The next thing that I do after praying and turning my worship music on is dig right into my Bible Study. I like to follow a scripture writing plan. Don’t know where to start? Be sure to check out my scripture writing plan. You can go download it for free here. (Scripture Writing Plan). If you are anything like me then you will understand my love for journaling and writing down what God is teaching me. You can use any journal or notebook you have lying around.

Here are a few question prompts to get you started:

  • What does this passage tell me about God?
  • How can I apply this to my daily life?
  • What is this passage telling me about myself?
  • Is there something I can use to share Jesus and God with others?

I love using my Tending your Faith Journal. The idea behind the journal came to be when I was struggling to understand how to apply God’s Word to my life. It is split up into 2 pages per day. There is a section for gratitude, writing out scripture, how to apply it to our lives, prayer, and something you wan tot remember throughout the day. If you want to check it out you can find it here. (Tending Your Faith Journals)


4. BIBLE STUDY HIGHLIGHTING – When it comes to highlighting Scripture again I believe that there is no right or wrong way. If I am completely honest with you I never use to color code when I highlighted. It was just easier to pick up a highlighter and color the verse any which way. It wasn’t until recently that I found color coding to be helpful to me. The method I use to color code isn’t my own. My friend Amy Hale came up with this method and I just loved it so much that I adopted it into my own routine. You can change up the colors for each categories to make it your own. I changed up the colors a little bit to suit my style and taste. I changed the categories a little bit to make it easier for myself and the way I like to study Scriptures. Just remember that I don’t use all the categories all the time just when it fits the Scriptures I am reading for the day. 

  • GREEN – Anything about God, His character, names, or anything about Him.
  • PINK – Commands that I want to obey or can apply to my life. 
  • BLUE – Conjunctions/Interjections: and, but, therefore, introductions to thoughts,
  • ORANGE – Anything that are statements about a group of people or the church. 
  • PURPLE – Things and verses that would make good prayers for myself or people 
  • YELLOW – Anything else that doesn’t fit in any of the categories above

If this seems overwhelming to you with all these different categories then I encourage you to narrow it down to just these three, GOD, COMMANDS, and PRAYER. There will be another post on highlighting at some point. I will say though that once you get in the habit of highlighting and finding what works for you it will start to come natural. There will be times when I forget which color is which. Never fear because even if you make a mistake that’s okay. Your Bible isn’t suppose to be perfect. It’s suppose to be messy as you lean into all the truths it has for you.

One more tip is if a verse has more then two or three categories within it may be overwhelming to change colors or even frustrate you. Just take a deep breath. Remember to highlight the important parts of the verse. If highlighting the connecting words are too much then leave that category out all together. Just highlight anything about God and anything you should apply to your life and leave the rest plain.


So that my friend is pretty much what My Jesus Time looks like. Sometimes I do like doing a little journaling art drawing or lettering verses on separate paper or journals and then of course end with prayer again. I hope this gives you inspiration to dig into the Word and figure out your own person Jesus Time. I promise you that once you get in the habit of being in the Bible everyday it will change your life. It has changed mine. If it wasn’t for my quiet time and meeting with Jesus everyday my life would be a complete mess.

I’d love to hear about how meeting with Jesus makes your life better. Feel free to comment, send me a message on social media or sending me an email. I always love hearing from my readers and interacting with you. Let’s encourage one another this year as we make it a habit to be consistent in the Word each day.

Blessings, Grace Mae ❤

Reflections, Goals, & Hello 2018

Wow! I can’t believe that 2017 is over and a new year has begun. Usually I start out by saying that the new year is going to be the best one yet, however it didn’t go as planned the last two years so instead I am going to say whatever 2018 brings is okay with me.

2017 was a rough year for me. Although I was getting over a time of depression and grief with the lost of my grandma in 2016 and just starting to find my way back into the craziness of life another life event happened that shaked my world. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2017. It was really hard for me dealing with all the doctors appointments and taking care of mom as well as taking care of my own chronic health issues. There were times when I felt that I was loosing myself but thank God I had a wonderful group of friends that prayed for me, supported me and encouraged me to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus.

I want to say that 2017 taught me to go deeper. Every hardship, every tear, every broken part of me made me trust God and seek Him more. It made me stronger and got me through all the nights of crying and asking why.

As I reflect and prayed about what God wants me to do for 2018 I’d like to share a few of my goals and visions.


1. Be Consistent in the Word Every Day & Read the Bible in a Year 

One of my goals is to be more consistent about spending time with God every day. There’s nothing better then studying Scriptures and digging to apply every single truth to your life that God teaches us in His Word.

I’ve always wanted to read the Bible in a year but never have. This year I thought it would be the right time to do it since I want to get consistent and intentional about having a daily Jesus Time. Last year I bought the Every Day with Jesus Bible but never used it so that is the reading plan that I will be following this year for my morning devotions.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

❤ 2 Timothy 3:16-17


2. Write and Blog More 

My intention this year is to continue to write and blog and focus on my ministry here at One Girl One Life One God. You will see me posting more on my Instagram and Facebook for sure as well as here on the blog.

Writing is something I am going to take seriously this year. I’ve been going back to old school where journaling with a pen and paper is my only tools. Don’t worry I still use my laptop and phone for notes at times but nothing beats a piece of paper that you can write down your thoughts, dreams, prayers, etc and hold in your hand. I don’t want to miss anything that God is teaching or telling me. So I am going to be writing it down.

As the plan right now is to post weekly please keep in mind that quality is my priority so if I feel like I’m rushing or pushing to post that’s not my best then I won’t. You are important to me. I want to make sure the content of this blog is excellent and quality over quantity. My whole passion is to share what God is teaching me and encouraging others to grow in their faith.

“Therefore write what you have seen, what is, and what will take place after this.” 

❤ Revelation 1:19


3. Mentorship 

Mentoring has been something that God has laid on my heart the last couple years but I wasn’t in the right place or ready for that until now. In 2018 I want to mentor someone. The thought of encouraging, supporting, praying for someone to live the life God intended just makes my heart so happy. There’s no greater joy to me then seeing someone else be on fire and passionate about learning and growing closer to God.

Another thing is I’ve been praying for someone to mentor me as well. I long to have a relationship with someone that I can call or meet up with for coffee and talk about anything. I want a deep friendship that will last for a lifetime.

This is something I am praying really hard about and ask that you join me in praying too.

“Be diligent to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.” 

❤ 2 Timothy 2:15


4. Build a Ministry Team 

Building a ministry team is something that I have been praying about for the last several years now. I want to join together with other women that are likeminded and passionate just like I am so we can expand our content and equip you with more resources and tools to help you live life with purpose and intention.

I’m praying that the right people will come at the right time. Eventually I want to be able to introduce the One Girl One Life One God team consisting of prayer partners, encouragers/mentors, creative partners, and writers.

The vision for ministry is expanding and I am looking forward to what God has in store in His timing. My prayer is for a team that will help me share the love of Jesus with everyone that will listen and encourage them to live life for God.

“Therefore, since we have this ministry because we were shown mercy we do not give up. Instead we have renounced secret and shameful things, not acting deceitfully or distorting the word of God, but commending ourselves before God to everyone’s conscience by an open display of the truth. But if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’s sake. For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.”

❤ 2 Corinthians 4:1-6


5. Intentional Prayer Life 

Last but most importantly I want to work on my intentional prayer life. Prayer is a powerful weapon and it’s one that I want to have. There’s nothing I love more then praying for friends and family when they ask me too. I want to make sure that my prayer life is strong and that satan will be afraid of it. Writing down my prayers is something I want to intentionally do this year.

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.” 

❤ James 5:16


So what are your plans and goals as we start a brand new year? I would love to hear about them. Let me know in the comments or feel free to reach out to me by email or any social media accounts.

Blessings and Happy New Year, Grace Mae ❤

January Write the Word

January Scripture Writing PlanWriting out God’s Word is a great way for us to really memorize and learn all God is wanting to teach us.

I’m happy to announce that I will be posting monthly Scripture writing plans here on the blog and social media for us to go through together.

January we will be focusing on the New year as the theme for the Scriptures each day.

This is how it’s going to work each month. Monday through Saturday there will be a Scripture to write out and then on Sunday there will be a reflect and rest day.

I set this up like this for a couple different reason. One is I know how busy life is and that is why I left Sunday to be a rest and reflect catch up day. I encourage you to really have fun writing out these scriptures. You can make it as simple or elaborate as you want.  It can be just writing out the verse or verses to doodling and making it into a pretty word art picture.

Whatever you decide to do I pray God will reveal truths that you can apply to your life. If you would like a direct printable pdf of the scripture writing plan just click the link and you can download and print it out.  January Scripture Writing Plan

Feel free to post your scriptures on social media using the hashtag #writetheword #onegirlonelifeonegod so we can all see and encourage each other.

Blessings, Grace Mae ❤

Word of the Year

As we are closing out the year it’s come to the time where I reflect on my word of the year and choose my new word. This year was my first to do it and I have to admit that throughout this year my word became more and more relevant.

This year I chose the word Deeper! I wanted to go deeper in my relationship with Jesus and grow deeper in my faith. All of that came true. Meredith Andrews has a song called “Deeper”. These are my favorite lyrics in the whole song.

Every valley made me lift my eyes up
Every burden only made me stronger
Every sorrow only made Your joy go
Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper

Over the last year I have had more then my share of being broken and spent some time in the valleys. Even though I had trials and heartache it definitely made me go deeper and deeper.

Thrown down but not defeated
I’m worn out but not giving up
I’ve hit ground but even at rock bottom
I’m just getting started, yea, I’m just getting started

This song was pretty much my theme for this year. Even though I have been thrown down and hit rock bottom I’m not giving up. I’m just getting started. There is so much more I want to do. Which brings me to my word for 2018.

As I have been praying a lot about what I wanted 2018 to be God revealed to me that I was made for more then to just survive. I was made to thrive. “Thrive” is my word for the new year. My prayer for the new year is to make a difference and share what God has taught me and continues to teach me with others. This year I have been doing a lot of just surviving, keeping my head just above water so I don’t down. The new year I want to thrive. I know that I was made for so much more and that anything is possible with God on my side.

We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It’s time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Thrive by Casting Crowns will be my new theme song. It has such a great message and really sums up what I see for the future.

Have you chosen a word for the new year yet? If not it’s not too late to join in. I want to leave you with a little encouragement as you choose a word. Remember when choosing to think about all the areas in your life. Think about what you want to work on, your weaknesses and strengths. Pray asking God for guidance, ask Him to open your eyes, ears, and heart to what He is leading you toward.

I would love to hear what word you have chosen and why. Leave it in the comments below or feel free to reach out to me on all social media platforms.

Blessings, Grace Mae ❤

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!! 

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I pray you all had a very blessed day filled with family, friends and much love as we all celebrated the birth of the Messiah Jesus Christ. This season is my favorite for many reasons but I’d like to share with you what’s been on my heart throughout advent and Christmas this year.

Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends and exchange gifts. Traditions are always fun and nice but the real reason for Christmas is Jesus. One song that I have been listening to a lot this season was Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground) by Chris Tomlin. The song sums up my feeling for why I celebrate Christmas.

A baby came and changed the world. God left heaven to come to this broken world in human form as a baby. He was born in a manger to Mary and Joseph. He didn’t stay a baby forever. That baby grew up and become a man. The man died on the cross for our sins.

One of my favorite quotes that I don’t know who said it was this:
“Without a manger there would be no cross.”
How true is that? If Jesus wouldn’t have been born in the manger He never would have grown up to die on the cross for our sins. Think about that! Jesus is the best gift of all time. This Christmas season let’s not get so caught up in the traditions and fun that we forget Jesus.
Take a few minutes to listen to this song. I pray you all had a very Merry Christmas!
Blessings, Grace Mae ❤

The Heart of Christmas

Every year since the movie came out it has been a tradition to watch The Heart Of Christmas movie. I cannot recommend it enough. If you have never seen it I encourage you to watch it. Right now it is currently streaming on Netflix. It’s one of the best heartfelt ones I have ever seen and every time I watch it I’m usually crying by the time it’s over.

As I watch the movie the whole message is about cherishing the ones you love before it’s too late. Tell them you love them. Don’t live in the past or the future but live in the present and enjoy every moment.

What a beautiful reminder for us as Christmas is approaching? The heart of Christmas is something we don’t want to miss. Holidays are the times when we see family and friends the most. There’s the big gatherings and gift exchanges. It’s a time for love and memories being made.

Christmas for me is always hard. This year will be the second one without my grandma here. Celebrating the holidays are different when you loose a loved one. There will always be a piece of you missing. The pain never goes aways but with time it does get easier. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the emotions and little things. The first year was super hard for me. Traditions of things my Grandma and I would do each year didn’t happen. There would be no more making cookies together or listening to Christmas music and singing together. Nothing I wouldn’t give to tell my grandma one more time just how much I loved her. I would give her a great big hug and share her just how much she meant to me.

This Christmas I encourage you to stop what you are doing. Take a minute out of the busyness of the season and make time for those that you love. Tell them you love them. Cherish each moment you have with them. Focus on today, not yesterday and not tomorrow.

Don’t miss this moment! The heart of Christmas is about Jesus. Take a few minutes and listen to this song by Matthew West. Let’s not miss the opportunity the heart of Christmas.

Blessings, Grace Mae ❤

 

Christmas Interruptions

When we think about Christmas we think paint this picture of everything perfect like out of a movie. The fire in the fireplace burning bright, the house decorated and cozy, snow outside and spending time with family and friends. We tend to think that everyone is happy and act like there’s not a care in the world. We build this picture of peace and tranquility during the holidays.

That isn’t life though, something interrupts us that brings us back to reality. Someone comes yelling and slamming doors placing blame on one another for something. We get a phone call that something bad has happened.

Maybe our heart gets broken.

A relationship or friendship ended.

A loved one has passed away.

Someone betrayed us that hurt.

Our perfect Christmas dreams we pictured and painted always has something that will interrupts and change our plans. Sometimes we wish that we could just stay in our little world a little longer but that isn’t reality. Something always comes up to cramp our style. I know just how you feel. There are more times then I can count that I wish life could be picture perfect. I don’t like change and lately have had more then my share of interruptions and bad things happen.

What I am here to tell you is this. Nothing surprises God. All these interruptions aren’t surprises to him. Nothing takes God by surprise and we tend to mistake the bad things as Him loosing control. But this is not true. However we wish that things like this would never happen but truth is that they will.

Jesus said that we’d have trouble but also promised us that He will be there in the midst of it all.

John 16:33 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

No matter where we are in life whether it is on the path we want or the path we don’t want be encouraged right now. God is with us. He will always be by our side. The brokenness we feel can be made into something beautiful by God.

I love the verse in Romans that tells us God works everything for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose.

The Message version of Romans 8:28 says “That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” This version explains this excellently. Every little detail in our lives of love for God is working into something good. His ways are always better then we can imagine.

So right now take heart and listen to what I am saying. Press through and trust God. He is the only one who will never let you down. He loves you so much! That is what Christmas is about. This season instead of worrying or stressing out over the broken pieces just remember the reason we celebrate Christmas. It’s because of Jesus. He loves us so much and He will never leave our side.

Blessings, Grace Mae ❤

4 Tips on Bible Study During Busy Seasons

If you are anything like me being busy on a regular basis can be overwhelming and stressful at times. I know for a fact that I struggle from time to time with finding time to get in the Word and have Bible study or quiet time. It’s extra hard this time of the year since there are all the parties, outreach, and Christmas festivities on top of our daily work, school and life schedules. It’s hard to find that extra time to dig into the Word.

Never fear, I am here to the recuse.

Today I am going to be talking about 4 practical easy ways to stay in the Word during the busy holiday season.

1. You Version App – Yes, I am going to be talking about an app. After all we are in 2017 with all this modern technology. One thing that everyone takes with them and spends time on is their phones. C’mon admit it with me. We spend more time on our phones then we do interacting with people. I know I do but one thing I love is my You Version app. It helps me The simplicity and user friendly options really help me to take the time to spend a few minutes in the Word.

2. Pray- Yes you should be praying all the time but this is one thing that I have found I can do even during the craziness of the holidays with being gone. Just spend time talking to God. You can do this while you are in the car driving (please remember not to close your eyes while driving) This is always a great way to listen too. Pray to God but stop and be quiet and listen to what He is speaking to you.

3. Music- Music is a big part of my life and anyone that knows me will tell you that I know a song for every situation that might come up. If you find that you are always on the go or move this is a great option. You can listen to worship music in the car or on your phone. I love the Spotify app. It’s really my most used app. I love that I can stream music while working around the house, driving in the car, waiting in lines etc.. Give it a try I promise you that it will help you keep your focus on Jesus during this holiday season.

4. Tending your Faith journal- yes I know that it’s a promotion but in all seriousness I designed it with the craziness of life in mind. It’s an easy way to spend 10 minutes at the least in the Word. There’s a place to write scripture, journal what God is speaking to you, write out a prayer, and what you are thankful for. Even in the busiest times we can all spare 10 minutes to spend it with Jesus.

I pray these 4 tips are helpful to you this holiday season. If you try one or more of these out I’d love to hear about it or if there is something you do that I didn’t mention please share. We all love hearing what works for others.

Blessings and Shalom,

Grace Mae ❤

It’s a Time to Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

As I sat in church last night for our traditional Thanksgiving Eve service and communion I have so much to grateful this year. It’s been a really rough year emotionally but I am so thankful that Jesus never left me once. He has always been faithful and help me get through all my brokenness and I have so much to be thankful for.

Our lives should be overflowing with gratitude because of what God has done. God gave His son who gave the ultimate sacrifice by being willing to die on the cross for my sins so that I can live with Him for all eternity. This just blows my mind away because I am not worthy of this gift nor do I deserve it but I am extremely grateful. Because I asked Him to forgive me of my sins and come live in my heart I will get to see all my loved ones who have gone before me again someday in Heaven. I am truly thankful and grateful for that promise.

We read Colossians 2:6-7 and I love The Message version which says: “My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live Him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.” 

Today I want to leave you with four points to remember about gratitude.

  1. People who overflow with gratitude are positive. 
  2. People who overflow with gratitude are peacemakers. 
  3. People who overflow with gratitude are generous. 
  4. People who overflow with gratitude are affirming. 

We are abundantly blessed. When you live with everything loose in your hands it’s easier to let it go when God tells you to give it away. When you see a need meet it. Be the hands and feet of Jesus.

One thing that our Pastor talked about was having an attitude of gratitude. I’m sure there is someone in your life that has invested their time in your life and without them you wouldn’t be who you are today. He encouraged us to take time to write that person a thank you note. It may just make their day. I challenge you today to do just that. Take ten minutes or so to write a note to the person you are most thankful and grateful for. I know I am going to do that. If it’s more then one or two people that’s okay too. My list is fairly long so tonight I’ll be writing several notes.

Even though I will be writing notes later I just want to give a shoutout to a few people that have impacted my life and I couldn’t imagine doing life without them.

I’m thankful for my parents. They love me and help guide me through life. The give me a place to live, clothes to wear, food to eat, and everything that I need to survive. They have never given up one even when I have. Most of all they support me and believe in me. No matter what I know that I can go to them for advice and they will listen to me. They have been there from day one and without them in my life guiding me I wouldn’t be who I am today. I am forever grateful that God allowed and choose them to be my parents. 

I’m thankful for my sisters Amber and Summer. Over the last couple years we have grown closer. When I was going through a tough time you never left my side. You are Godly young women who always know how to encourage me and pray for me. I love how you make me laugh, smile, and I can be completely myself with them. I am comfortable to share my heart. I know if I have a problem I can always count on them. When I need to talk I know you are always a phone call or text away and I love that we are always there for each other no matter what. So thankful for the fact that you keep me focused and grounded in the Word. One thing for sure is that we all love God and continue to grow in our faith together. Yes you have surpassed being my best friends. You are family and I couldn’t live my life without you. I can’t wait to see what is ahead of us and how God will use us to bring more people to know Him. 

I am extremely grateful and thankful for my bestie Elyse! She is the absolute best. I love that God allowed us to be friends. She is extremely awesome and fun to be around. Though we are separated in miles and don’t get to see each other often I love how we make time for our weekly phone calls. You’re sense of humor is something I adore whether it is a text, snap, or tagging me in an insanely weird meme. You get me and know me better than myself. You share my love of music and I can talk to you about anything and you never judge. Our conversations brighten my day so much. Thank you for the endless conversations of laughter and love. You are pretty awesome and I couldn’t imagine my life without you. I am thankful for you!!! 

My prayer for you today is that you have a very blessed Thanksgiving that is overflowing with gratitude.

Blessings,
Grace Mae ❤