Friday, January 2, 2015

January Pin-Spired and a Prayer For You Today:)

I hope this wonderful New Year finds you well!

We packed away our decorations yesterday and although things look bare, I am happy to be back to a simple state of life. Isn't it funny how we sometimes forget how we had things arranged before Christmas? I had to think a minute as to where to place things as they were before. But even in that, I like to change things up a bit.

It's link up time with Sheaffer and Mel for:

And also The Pleated Poppy blog with Lindsey.

Here's a few inspirations pics - the first two are from Old Navy.




My Pin-Spired re-creations:)

Pin-Spired Pics

The quality of these i-phone pics aren't very clear, but you can get the general idea.

Top left - jacket Kohls, Kimberly necklace from Stella and Dot
All others - Old Navy

I pray the richest blessings upon this year for all of you reading. This past year held some unexpected and hard things. Our 9 year old had two ear surgeries this year that we were not anticipating at all.  He will have a third surgery later this year. He is doing well and we are hopeful that he will retain hearing in his left ear.

One very good thing this past year was that we took our very first trip to the magical place of New York City for our 25th anniversary. Do you know how sometimes things don't live up to our expectations? This trip not only lived up to but exceeded all my dreams! We are hoping to go back this year in celebration of our daughter's high school graduation. She has also always dreamed of going there. I would love to walk the streets of New York with her!

I pray that your year is full of God's blessing on your life. Sometimes life doesn't go as we had hoped. But God's faithfulness can see you through. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. He has you engraved upon the palm of His hand. You are not invisible to Him. You aren't just another face in the crowd.

You are precious. Even if you feel you have never been precious to anyone in this life, you are infinitely precious to Him. He knit you together in your mother's womb and He has a destiny for you.

You are valuable.You are not worthless.

You are worthwhile to know. He knows your thoughts afar off. He has seen you and studied you and loves you.

You matter to Him.

His thoughts are about you. Psalms 139:17 says, "How precious are your thoughts about me." You are on His mind.

If you have felt that God is mad at you or indifferent towards you, would you try something this month? Ask Him to show you, in a very real way, how He feels about you. Be open with your heart and look and listen. I believe He will show you very clearly. It may even be in your dreams at night that He shows you His heart towards you.

The Bible says that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. If you have ever even told one lie, you have sinned. We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But He has made a way to bring you back to Him. You matter to Him. No matter where you are or what you have done.

You are infinitely valuable and loved beyond any love that you may have known before.

I will pray, too, that you will know this love.

I bless you today and send you a hug. No matter what you are facing, He is there.

Much love!

Linking up to:


  1. Love your looks!! I have that buffalo plaid shirt too!! I look forward to recreating your looks with it!! Blessings to you and your family this year and prayers for your little guy!!! Great post!

    1. Thank you so much Katie! I pray you have the best year ever

  2. Hiiiiii! Great re-creations, of course:) Hey also I wanted to invite you to my ‘new’ link up for fridays, Fashion Caché Friday, hope to see you there each week!

    ~Be Sweet
    Christina at

    1. Hi Christina, I will keep that in mind- thanks!

  3. I went to NYC for the first time this past summer with my husband and we just had a ball! I really want to go back someday, too! So sorry to hear about your childs ear surgeries :( Hope that this year is better! I really love your outfits, I have that red plaid shirt and a green military jacket...I would love some more puffer vests, tho. Thanks for linking up with What Wives Wear and let me know if you ever want to co-host!

  4. Thank you so much, Carrie! I'm glad you and your husband had such a good time, too.
    I appreciate the invitation and thank you so much for stopping by!


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