|our sweet niece, Blakely Ann,|
entertaining us as we wait for our turn to bowl.
Saturday rolled around, lending itself to relaxation, cleaning, and putting away Christmas decor. Our house looks a little plain now...the magic of twinkle lights has now been put into storage until November. My favorite Christmas mugs, however, remain among daily rotation bringing me Christmas cheer all year round. ♥
As we prepare for the week ahead, cinnamon rolls are in the oven and coffee is a brewin' as we get ready for a little Sunday breakfast together. And of course, more relaxation is scheduled for today as well as football and hang out time with family. I have a semi-stressful week of work ahead of me, so I am attempting to fill my relaxation bank this weekend!
I leave you with a devotion on encouragement (http://www.proverbs31.org/devotions/god-waiting-2013-01/) I read this morning. It was written by Wendy Blight, a speaker for the Proverbs 31 Ministry. It encourages us to not get discouraged when we fall short of what we know God would like from us. But we serve a God of grace, not a God of condemnation. Take a second to read it, it will leave your heart full and encouraged.
"Dear Lord, help me not to neglect time Your Word. Create in me a hunger to carve out time to be with You. When I meet with You, through the power of Your Holy Spirit, open the eyes of my heart to understand the wonderful treasures tucked away in Your Word. Thank You that You are waiting for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen."
Have a great week everyone!!! ♥