Wow! I can't believe that the last time I posted was on Memorial Day. This summer is flying by. I really hadn't intended to take this long of a break. I just wanted you to know that I hadn't forgotten about you. Truth is life has been crazy and rough. I know, you are probably thinking "here we go again". Yes, I admit that it has been my go-to phrase lately, but I'm not looking for attention or wanting you to feel sorry for me. If I am honest, sharing this part of my journey and story with you makes me feel very vulnerable. It’s scary sharing personal parts of yourself with others. Truth is God has been working and speaking into my life and I just had to share it with you. Many of you know that I struggle with chronic health issues. It’s a part of my life that I share about from time to time. Living with these health issues has taught me a lot. There are so many stages that I’ve gone through. There are so many questions that I have asked God over and over again. I’ve been sad, depressed, hurt, and angry. Questions I’ve demanded an answer that never came left me even more confused.
As we celebrate Memorial Day I wanted to take some time to reflect. ⠀ ⠀ It’s an emotional day as we remember all those who serve or have served in the military. We remember the brave men and women who gave their lives so we can be free. ⠀ ⠀ I just want to thank everyone that serves and fights for my freedom. To them and their families, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service. ⠀ ⠀ Just like we thank our armed forces we also need to thank Jesus as well. He was willing to die for us. Without His sacrifice, we’d all be lost. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice and for that, I am so thankful. Blessings, Grace Mae ❤
Today I have the honor of reviewing the CSB Women's Study Bible on the blog. Can I just get real with you? I'm just over the moon on cloud nine to be able to bring you this review. Bibles have to be one of my favorite things. I don't like to admit it but I'm pretty addicted to new Bibles. I always love stalking the Bible section at Lifeway everytime I go in so when I was given this opportunity I jumped at the chance. Please note that this is not sponsored in any way. This review is my honest opinion. I would never recommend or review anything that I didn't personally read or try out. I received this Bible free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review of it.
2018 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER! This past Thursday was the day to observed with others a time to pray. Even though it's a recognized day that doesn't mean we shouldn't be praying every day. • I believe that prayer is an important part of life. • I believe that we should pray no matter what. • I believe that no prayers are too much for God. • I believe God wants to hear from you. As I reflected and thought about National Day of Prayer this year, it means more to me than before. From the beginning of the year, I’ve said that I want to have a more intentional prayer life. It's important to me to have meaningful and deep conversations with God.
Can I just take a moment and get personal and honest with you? Right now I’m in a weird season of my life. Struggling with all sort of things. Chronic health issues Comparison Lonely Feeling worn out Emotionally drained Mentally drained It’s so hard watching others lives keep moving on when I feel like I’m stuck in a rut. Countless time after time I see friends graduating high school, college, dating, marriage, kiddos, mission trips, working that great job, etc… It starts to depress me because it makes me realize just how I'm nowhere near close to any of this.