Welcome to another beautiful week that we have been graciously granted the grace to see.
How was your weekend? Mine was beautiful! I got to spend time with my family and got to attend a couple of blogger events. I've never attended many things for bloggers and there isn't much in Minnesota, so this weekend was a great change of pace!
1. MN Blogger Conference - I volunteered at the MN Blog Conference. If you went, I was the gal at the Free Business Headshots booth! :) It was awesome being able to connect and network with other bloggers and just to support the blogging community! I met some really cool people and got to meet a few bloggers that I interact with. That is so awesome :)
2. People Style Watch Party with Silver Jeans at Macy's - I got invited to come out and support Silver Jeans and also try on their new "Joga" jean. Let me tell you guys this jean is amazing. It's NOT a jegging. It's NOT a jogger pant. It's NOT a legging. It is truly a pair of jeans with jogging pant material on the inside. You will look like you have on a beautiful pair of jeans and you will feel like you are wearing nothing. Pure Genius. Cannot wait to do the full review and style these on my blog.
3. Baby Grace - This is what our days together look like. Right now she is beginning to be super attached to me. Like when I walk in the room she wants me, and even at times when she is with her daddy or grandma. It literally makes my heart melt. But I also know what I am going to be in store for. I love the bond between mother and daughter. We get each other and its beautiful.
4. Spoonful of Faith - Got to work on a few orders, and work on a few additional pieces for the shop. Can't wait to share the finished result with you all, and these new pieces into the shop! I also got my first prints back for the shop. I am overwhelmed with how beautiful they look. I can see great things ahead with this! :)
There was something else that I wanted to touch on today. Something that I ran into this weekend, or rather it ran into me. I wanted to open my heart and share with you something about myself, and this blog space of mine.
I want you all to understand a few things about what I write here. First and foremost, I love Jesus. If you haven't figured that out by now, you haven't been reading ;) But secondly, I want you all to know that I am ALWAYS preaching to my own heart. When I write heartfelt, uplifting posts to encourage everyone. I am writing to encourage myself. When I give tips and tricks to staying in the right frame of mind, these things are truly being spoken through me and TO me. I am to be Christ's light in this dark world, but it all starts at home first.
I am always striving to be better, there is so much more I can learn, and I have surely not arrived. I come back and read things that I have written and they encourage me in times. I don't ever want anyone to think I am saying anything at only them or others. I am ALWAYS speaking to Jena. Because Jena needs this just as much as anyone else. In fact, Jena needs it more.
Jena struggles, Jena gets attitudes, Jena has bad days.
She is just like you and we all together can learn to be better in this life. We can grow together with Christ's teachings and become better you's and better me's. It all starts at home and I just wanted to let you all know that things are not always cheery and full of sunshine in Jena's world. Things don't always look great, but I choose to see the sunshine in the rain and I choose to speak the good when the bad is taking place. I hope this encourages someone today to understand a bit more about me and what I stand for. I hope it helps you to see that I am always working on me, first.
Have a beautiful day!!
To any of you that desire prayer for this week:
I pray that you have a beautiful day today. That you allow Christ's light to shine in your life. I pray that you get an opportunity to show His love to others, and to take a second out of your world and do something good for someone else. I pray that he uses you to show his glory. I pray for your peace this week. That you are still and wait on Him for instruction in everything you do. I pray that you allow Him to guide you in all things, in as small as what you eat to as large as what you will say or do in a tough situation. In Jesus name, Amen.