Love & Other Things

20 August 2013

Hey Lovelies. Today I am guest posting at Taste of August. My buddy Jovana is celebrating her first blog anniversary and has asked me to come share on why I started blogging. I would really love your support so if you get a chance please swing by.

Also Jovana is giving away a pretty neat baking tool on her blog so be sure to visit her blog and enter the giveaway too.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Haha.

My love and I in 2007, touring museums.
At the beginning of this month I linked up my marriage goals with Kalyn and Amberly. I shared with you all that I was seeking to be more patient, a better listener, and kinder. 

I am happy to report that this week I was covered in a whole lot of grace! God has really been covering for me in all my slip ups, mess ups, and give ups. You see I am not a perfect wife and in 8 years of marriage I have always known that I could be snippy, impatient, and downright rude. Now those things are not a part of my daily character but it's amazing how the people that are closest to us can sometimes see the worst in us. 

This week I have been under a tremendous amount of pressure. My family is going through a lot and even though I am far away from them it weighs heavy on my mind. It's totally not an excuse for being snippy, impatient or rude with my husband but in those moments that I forget I am so glad for God's grace. I am glad that grace lives in our marriage and that God is our anchor - I am also glad to married to an awesome forgiver.

On Friday I talked about a song called this is the stuff and even though I posted to share with the rest of you the song really ministered to my heart. Honestly it's always the little stuff that drives me batty because I am an over thinking. One of my friends Caroline posted several days ago about letting go and letting God so that's exactly what I decided to do. Even where these marriage goals are concerned I have decided to give it to God. In all my effort I cannot make myself a better person or wife only God truly has the power to change my heart and to help me control my tongue. So I am moving forward in His strength instead of my own.

Even though I was really far away from my goals this week I am thrilled for the kisses God has been sending me. He has shown me that even though I messed up He still loves me and so does my husband. He has also shown me that in setting goals you may tumble but getting back up is the only way you can succeed. 

In my own eyes I see last week as a big fat fail but I know that I learned so much and that I am still making progress with my goals. I declare that this week I will be patient, kind, and a better listener to my lover and best friend. I declare that even if I stumble grace will pick me back up and dust me off. This week I will succeed.

Do you have any goals for your marriage these week? Share them with me in the comments below or link me to your own post.

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  1. Love this post! It's so true, sometimes we don't do the greatest job with our goals, but it's ok! Thanks for linking up again! :)

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  3. Thanks girl for guest posting on my blog!! :) Had fun reading your post, as i'm sure everyone else did too!

  4. You are quite the guest poster ;) Can't wait to go check it out!!! I think it's a beautiful image - letting go, in all aspects of life - laying everything at the foot of the cross. And, we need to do this daily too! So glad God is giving you so much grace! He is good. Thankful for you sweet girl!

  5. Isn't it such a blessing that we are covered by grace??? God is so good!

  6. Yes yes yes! Such a wonderful post and testament to the Lord's faithfulness. It is such a blessing to see that we can still strive for our goals because of mercy and grace!

  7. Grace is so powerful; How many times in life have we been treated poorly and wanted to do the same to someone else? I'm so thankful that our Father isn't like that! You're goals are amazing!


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