August 30, 2011


I'm not really sure how it got to be 1:33am so fast. I've had something on my mind to accomplish but I did about 10 other things in stead and fooled around on facebook. 
I've been a bit obsessed with blogs lately. Not just updating my own but reading others. 
. . .  Just a few of the many that I follow daily. 

I find so much laughter and entertainment in them. I love seeing others photography. So much creativity. But most of all lately I'm loving God's word. God's beauty. I've found an awesome group of people who show me more and more each day how we're not alone. We're taken care of. We're blessed. And now a weekly blog on being encouraged (Call me Blessed). 
So my challenge. . . what to say, what to share. . . to encourage someone. Anyone. But most of all right now, myself. Because by reaching out for someone else I am always blessed and encouraged myself. 

Some things I know but dont always think about:
I am a beautiful child of God. 
A good mom. 
Made for a purpose. 

That last one is on my mind. I know it's true. I believe it's true. But I don't really live like it is. I'm stuck in a rut and waking up every day tired and drained, lazy and stressed. I need to step back and take in who I am in God's eyes and live it out. There's too much time spent just walking in a slight daze and not a purposeful, "I'm a wife, a mom, a friend who can do this and this and this. . " 
I guess I'm trying to encourage myself here. I want to walk taller, be happier, do something productive, because every second counts. 

Lord go with me, love on me, reveal your beauty in such amounts that I'm in awe of you daily. Show me who I am in Your eyes again. 

Dont forget God's promises. 


Sarah Fontenot said...

Great post. Hopping in from Call Me Blessed. Have a great day!

Kathryn said...

what a sweet and powerful post! so happy to discover you and your precious blog. i can't get over that header pic. darling, darling, darling!

Stephanie said...

So glad you shared your thoughts today..such a wonderful post and reminder that every second counts and we should live with purpose.

Laurie J said...

'don't forget God's promises!' LOVE

hannah singer said...

amen. great encouragment to maximize his grace as we seek to live like we know him! xo

Megan said...

Thanks for sharing, I feel the same way most days. Visiting via call me blessed. I love the baby pic in your header, adorable!

Kelly said...

i totally love the realness of this post. we are made for a pupose, and stand firm on his promise.

angie on maui said...

This post really spoke to me...and right now, I am loving my recent discovery of so many beautiful blogs like yours, filled with God's word. I am finding myself so encouraged by others who share similar thoughts/feelings...especially this:

I'm stuck in a rut and waking up every day tired and drained, lazy and stressed...I want to walk taller, be happier, do something productive, because every second counts.

I want these things...for you and for me. And I love that He created a space for us to dwell - to uplift and encourage one another in our individual journies.

Visiting and now following you from Jami's blog. :) Have a blessed week!


Jami said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I was feeling the same way a couple months ago. The Lord put my health and the Word on my heart. I ended up doing a detox and committing to reading the Bible in 1 year. I feel so much better! Much more productive and at peace all at the same time. Thanks for linking up!

Dawn Duddy said...

Really wonderful post Dars! I love it! Your posts get better and better and better!!!! Thank you for the encouragement this morning. :) Love you!

Darcie said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comments, that is the part that I love about encouraging others, I get so much back!
<3 Dars