Rooted in God’s love

Sometimes in life we have those seasons that seem to weigh heavy on our hearts. 

We wage war with an enemy who is very cleaver at his demises and we, in our lack of faith and trust, forget how much bigger our God is, and how much love he has for us. Life isn’t easy, it’s messy. Weather we make the wrong choices and have to suffer or own consequences or are on the receiving end of another’s bad choices sometimes life feels scary, sad, angry, impatient and defeated.

 Maybe it’s a phone call you never expected, an illness, a strong willed child, a wrecked relationship. 

I don’t know what your facing that has you isolated from God, from yourself, and from others, but I just wanted to give you hope and remind you that.. in the midst of our greatest to even the tiniest fears you have to face the God you know and have faith he is going to keep you from going under!

 I painted this picture to remind myself that no matter how fierce the storm is raging my tree of life (my true identity) is rooted in my Father’s love and it’s enough to sustain me from hail, 80 m/p/h winds, and torrential down pours. His love saves me and his love saves you! 

Lyrics from Casting Crowns- Oh My Soul ❤️

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Lion of Judah Black light painting 

I’m pretty obsessed with painting under a black light. I Just wanted to share some of my latest glow art paintings. I made this one for my Son. I have shared this scripture with him since he was teeny tiny.


This one is for my daughter that loves the song Beloved by Jordan Feliz. 


This one is my latest and is going to one of my daughters as well. She is a teenager and as we all know the teen years are hard. I hope she always remembers Who to run to in her time of need.

I am using neon colored acrylic paint that I purchased at Michaels. These are all painted on canvas. 
If you like what you see, I post my creative side on my Instagram @absorbing_grace. ❤️
Leigh Leigh 

I’m still Alive

Seems interesting enough how I am sitting her re-reading old blog post wondering where that piece of me has been hiding. I don’t know maybe she just took a vacation! ??

Maybe she is ready to come back soon? I don’t know, I’m going to have to certainly pray about it, but either way I’m still alive, still pursueing Christ, still pursueing life as a Wife, a Mom, a Preschool Teacher, and a Friend. 

I just wanted to drop a few lines to say hello! 

Let it Go!

  
Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.

 Ecclesiastes 7:9
You know it’s going to be a challenging day when you are wronged within the first hour of being a wake on a rainy Monday morning. #roadrage in the preschool car drop off line seems ridiculous until your the victim of an offense. A cut off offense. This same car has repeated this offense several times before in the past to other parents dropping off. I have witnessed this reckless act several times. 

I wish I could tell you after being cut off and almost cut out of the merging line I used this opportunity as a teaching moment to show my littles how we can practice grace in the ordinary moments of life, but I fell short and did the complete opposite. I felt the anger bubbling up. I was livid.

That cut off was just a blunt reminder of all the wrongs that have kept me silent in my life. If only I could just react back ugly the way these selfish people do. But for what? Why do I get so angry and want to replace vengeance with grace? When I let my anger control my feelings my actions that follow are always regretted once the anger fog clears. 

Lord help me to always be quick to stop and pray for peace the moment anger attacks my heart. I so do not want to let my anger cause me to look like a fool! Help me to remember that I am not perfect and there are times I may have cut people off unconsciously and caused them anger. I ask for forgiveness of the wrongs I have done to others. 

What helps you to flip your anger to grace? 

Leigh Leigh

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What the Blank?

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Fill in the BLANK.

I AM ________!

I like to keep my nose in a book, partly because I am a book nerd at heart, and partly because I am always searching for answers.

Steven Furtick’s UNQUALIFIED has really opened my eyes to the truth that what I think about myself should be a reflection of what God thinks of me. My thoughts should be aligned with His. Unfortunately most days they are not. I was created in God’s image, and I was fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderfully not horribly!

Blogging seems to keep me grounded. I may have a gift to encourage others, but frankly I am the one who needs some encouragement. My post about beauty, self acceptance, discipline, self control, these are all areas I struggle with myself.

Do you struggle with trying to find yourself, your identity, your balance, your real self?

I am 30 and there are times in my life I still feel like I am 14 searching for self acceptance, but lately I have been encouraged not to focus on all the things I lack.

You know the I AM NOTS!

I AM not skinny enough…

I AM not pretty enough…

I AM not good enough…

I AM not positive enough…

The comparisons

I AM NOT….LIKE HER…

She has gorgeous hair, can rock a bikini after 3 kids, perfect eye brows, perfect manicured nails, has the spotless house, has it ALL together, ALL the patience in the world, the perfect husband, the perfect life..

I want to focus on just being ME and what that really means.

I AM ______!

ME. I don’t want to be like YOU!

If you struggle in this areas of self acceptance will you join me in just taking some time today to really stop the negative talk, the hurtful chatter, listening to the lies of Satan, bombarding us both day in and day out, and just really focus on being YOU?

TODAY I AM GOOFY! How about you?

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Leigh Leigh

We can’t see the good if we are only seeking the imperfections we don’t like.

 

My Monday, My Choice

 monday, blues, attitude, choices 
Countless “Go Away Monday” meme’s can be spied on social media! 

This morning a reminder came spewing out of my this morning to my two younger children as I was dropping them off in the car line at school.

“It’s Monday and that’s okay, Monday’s can be happy! Happy is a choice, a good attitude is a choice. So just choose to be happy and keep a good attitude no matter what comes your way today!”

I should have known that was going to be an indication of what was to come for me as well! I have been awake since 5:45am and I can promise you I have already encountered 3 happy attitude snipers!!!! 

Be intentionally about having a good attitude knowing full well there is a possibility of a happy attitude sniper on the Horizon. 

God is good! He loves me, and I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams! 

And so are you!

😁😊 

Let’s keep our Good Attitudes towards Monday a rolling forward! 

Leigh Leigh 

Monday Motivation 

  
Monday’s bring newness, opportunities to be intentional, opportunities to start over, and start fresh!
Hebrews 13:16 presents each and everyone of us with a challenge to share with those in need! 
Maybe it is something as huge as your pocket, but maybe it’s just your time, your smile, your hug, your extended grace, your forgiveness, your love, an ear, your encouragement, your support, your help; whatever it may be I challenge you to go out and be a blessing on this beautiful MLKJ Monday! 
Xoxo

Leigh 

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