Blocked

October was a great month for my life...which means it was a great month for ministry, since I pray that my life is my ministry.  The Lord blessed me to speak on several occasions, and I was truly humbled for the opportunity to share.

Then something happened.  I got tired. I got busy. My coffee with Christ time at 5:30 am ceased to exist.  I felt, and have been feeling, distanced from God. Every morning for the past 2 weeks, I've been waking up at 4am, a full hour before my alarm goes off. I know this is God prompting me to spend time with Him, but I feel blocked. I lay there and waste away the hours. 6am - time for the hustle and bustle of getting out the house to begin. Another opportunity to spend intimate time with my Lord passed.

So I'm sitting here today because obviously I know better. The more days that go by, the more distant I feel. The more difficult it is for me to pick up my prayer journal and pour my heart out to the One who has always remained the same. Waiting there for me.

I feel blocked and I need it to break. I realize all that is needed for it to break is for me to say "Lord I come".

God has patiently sat there and deposited in my spirit that building a relationship with Him takes work just like building a relationship with anyone else. It requires my commitment, my time, my devotion. It requires communication. It requires sacrifice. The reason I am feeling so blocked is because the longer I wait to break the void, the more distance grows between us. (sounds eerily familiar to my marriage).  A relationship requires two people showing up, and I haven't been showing up.

Ok I'm ready to do the work. Lord, I come.




A Fall Entry Table

I get excited about everything in life. Like a friend sending me a random text saying "you're awesome", my son telling me he loves me bigger than the sky. I love the little moments in life. Last week I was dropping off a Scentsy order to a dear friend, and I spotted her awesome entry table, complete with the Scentsy Pumpkin warmer and I had to share!

Isn't it adorbs?

Manicuring Monday - or Sunday

I posted my ManiCure Monday a day early because I had a big event today - and I wanted a fresh nail job before all the hustle and bustle of the week began.

Here is a peek at what I wore:



Leopard Clutch: Rae by Grace Adele, Ring: Amulet by Grace Adele, Charm Bracelet: Juicy Couture, Belt: From College


  


I worked the Junior League of Albuquerque's Holiday Ole with my awesome team member Kathryn.  We had a total blast.  I just know you'll love some of the awesome items from our Grace Adele line - so visit my site and check out all of our wonderful handbags and accessories.



Pinteresting - Scarf

Sunday, Munchkin and I stayed home for the day. I caught up on laundry, just spending qt with him, and actually pinning some fun pins. I haven't been on pinterest in quite some time.

I ran across this post about a cute way to tie a scarf. So I decided to give it a try.


I am in love with this new knot.  You loop it around your neck, pull one side through. Twist the loop and then pull the other side through.  Add a broach if you like.

Fashion fades. Only style remains the same. Coco Chanel


Here's a quick peek at my new glasses. I'm in love with them.

Manicure Monday

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel

A lesson on tying shoes

  

For the past few weeks we have been having tantrums, complete breakdowns, throwing of shoes, and stomping off.  All because Munchkin wants to tie his own shoes....and believe he already knows everything.

For the past few weeks I would hold a shoe in my lap while he puts a shoe on.  Very slowly we would go over the steps:

1. Cross
2. Through the loop
3. Bunny rabbit ear
4. Wrap it
5. Through the look
6. Gently pull it
7. Done

He had steps 1-3 mastered, but something would get loss on step 4 and that's where the breakdown would happen.  Then I would get upset because of his impatience to keep practicing and because there were now shoes flying at my head (ok not really, but when your child is having a meltdown you need to add dramatics).  Then one day last week I decided I was just going to stay calm. I was just going to keep suggesting we keep practicing. After the tantrum, I'd still be here, ready to practice.

You know what happened?  Munchkin is now tying his shoes.  Is he tying his shoes the way I taught him to. Absolutely not!  In fact, I can't even figure out how he manages to get the strings tied.  He figured out his own method that day and we're all super happy.  I was trying to teach him steps 1-7. He had to figure out how to do it his way - however many steps that takes.

So Munchkin lesson #5,997,380: Keep calm. Be patient. Give me space to figure out what works for me. 

Ok Munchkin. Lesson learned. Thanks for being my teacher.

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