Saturday, June 25, 2016

the little things

it's the little things.

like the little girls that want to be your friends, or the heart shaped strawberries.

it's not the heartbreaks...the forgotten birthdays...the dishes...or the storms.

it's the icecream and the sprinkles and the water balloon fights and the friends that you haven't talked to in years and they still remember you.

it's definitely the little things in life, that make us realize we're really, truly blessed and loved.

it's when you find your identity, and when you get that unexpected gift of forgiveness...when you start to appreciate the little things.

i love you guys. <3

sincerely,
allie d.

Friday, June 24, 2016

in my grasp

lord,

help me to give up things that are not in my grasp.  

remind me that these things are temporary, and that they won't be in my grasp forever.

continue to encourage me to think of things that i can treasure. things of yours that can forever be in my grasp.

carry me along the way to teach me to be thankful for the people and things that are in my grasp.

help me to give up temporary things, encouraging me along the way, with treasures from your word, and helping me to be thankful for these....that are in my grasp.

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"therefore i tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. are you not much more valuable than they?"
matthew 6:25-26

"that is why, for christ's sake, i delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. for when i am weak, then i am strong."
2 corinthians 12:10

sincerely,
allie d.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

stuck in life

what do you do when your stuck?

have you ever been "stuck"?

stuck in faith, stuck in life, stuck in people, stuck in relationships, stuck in jobs, stuck in finances, stuck in everything.

these days i am feeling stuck.  in faith and in relationships with others.

god is still working, but it's hard for me to keep moving, and move on.

maybe god isn't ready for me to move on. idk. i'm just stuck.

lord,
give me the strength to move on if it's your will. if it's not, help me to move slowly to the next step of life. give me the strength and love i need to get through these days without fear. because there is no fear in love. there is no fear in faith.

help me to know that you love me with an everlasting love, that life is not measured by the number of breaths that i take but the moments that take my breath away. and the god-moments that take my breath away.

help me to jump into the unknown, to take the next step in my future, knowing that you are all-powerful, knowing that you're my ever-present help. that you can get me through this and help me to move on and move to what's next for me in my life.

thank you for the love that you've given me.

amen.

sincerely,
allie d.