Well, life has been chaotic to say the least. There has been a lot of change in my life recently, or what seems like a lot. My parents informed us a few weeks ago that they would be moving to Florida. This will be the first time that my family will be hundreds of miles apart. The Church that my husband and I were a part of launching 19 months ago is growing so rapidly that every week there are new faces and new procedures. It's so wonderful to see God at work in our city, but very difficult for a weathered Christian to find connections with all of the constant change. I was having trouble hearing God's voice. I had to take a step back this past week and really evaluate where I was spending my time. In fact, I decided to leave Facebook. I was wasting so much time there (and a bit too much on pinterest as well). God was really pushing me to let go. The truth is, I was using Facebook as a place for acceptance and advice. A lot of times it made me feel worse because I would post things expecting someone to be there for me with something smart to say that would comfort me, but it just wouldn't happen. I'd walk away feeling worse than when I started because a blank face, behind a computer monitor somewhere didn't comfort me. How silly is that? Why do we, why did I, expect false hope from a computer? Walking away this week has made me realize that nothing can replace face-to-face conversations and the development of real life relationships. Sure, I have to be more intentional, but the reward is so much richer. Don't get me wrong, I think Facebook has its place for some people, but for me, at this point in my life, I've kicked it to the curb. A nice side effect is I can now focus on bringing my blog back to what it used to be when I started, and that's a place for me to share my faith, my parenting adventures and a bit of the things I love. God is really molding me (again) through this season of change. I don't know where He's steering the boat, but I'm trying really hard to keep my eyes focused on the horizon line.
This post ended up nowhere near where I intended it to go, but sometimes God just pulls me in a different direction. That said, the reason I had popped on here today was to share a few of the Christmas projects that didn't get picked up for the last Paper Crafts call. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of the Christmas stuff...and especially in April! I wasn't feeling it, and I guess the magazine agreed because none of my cards got picked up this time. Since I did think a few of them were uber cute, why not share them here? Enjoy looking and have a great Tuesday!