I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for more holiday time and I can’t wait for Christmas! 🎄This week we’re focusing on kindness for #themarriagechallenge. “Love is kind.” I always thought that kindness was just “being nice,” but it’s deeper than that! Being kind is “having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature.” Do you put others before yourself? Are you kind when others aren’t kind to you? Ephesians 4:32 says “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” When we are kind to others even when they don’t deserve it, we help them to see Jesus! Here’s to a new week, a fresh start, and being kind to others!
Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!! I’m stepping off social media the next couple of days to spend time with family so I decided to post a day early. I’m ready for all the turkey, stuffing, and board games I can get 😜 I can’t believe that it’s already the end of November and Christmas is just over a month away! This year seems like it’s flown by which is even more of a reminder to savor every moment ❤️ Time is fleeting and it’s so easy to get caught up in the “busyness” of life that you miss the little moments that matter. Here’s to more intentionality with our time, loved ones, and celebrating life! #happythanksgiving
Thank you for your feedback and encouragement about the Marriage Challenge! I’m thrilled to hear that so many of you are following along and if you missed my first post about it, we are breaking down the qualities of love from 1 Corinthians and challenging ourselves to grow each week. This week is patience and I’ve learned that I struggle most with patience when I ask Justin to do something and he doesn’t do it the way *I think* it should be done. Putting the microwave dish back in the microwave after using it, squeegeeing the hard water after showering, etc. It’s the little things that add up, but being impatient is never going to make it better! According to Merriam-Webster, patience is; “bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint, able or willing to bear, not hasty or impetuous…” Patience is focusing on the good, remaining calm, optimistic, encouraging and not complaining when things don’t go your way. I don’t think I realized how much patience encompasses! This week, let’s keep those snarky comments to ourself, encourage our spouses, be quick to forgive, remember what’s important (your relationship!) and choose to not disagree. Fake it until you make it! If you’re not patient, try it out, it’s not going to be easy, but the results will be invaluable. What are the little moments that you find yourself being impatient? #themarriagechallenge
This session reminds me of something out of a Wes Anderson movie! When Mary and Patrick showed up with their Tandem bicycle they are learning to ride together, I was pretty excited! Mary and Patrick are both into the 50’s vibe and together they enjoy drive-ins, old movies, ice cream, antiques and tandem biking and I think this session fits them perfectly! - Mary and Patrick first met when they were juniors in high school. Mary had just transferred to Temple High and was the shy new kid. That particular day she was feeling bold and wanted to make a new friend so she complimented the boy sitting behind her in German class that was wearing a Star Trek shirt. That boy was Patrick! He was surprised by her compliment and after class they walked together and chatting about Star Trek which led to them becoming instant friends! - Mary and Patrick are on the blog, this sunny morning and I hope you’ll take a peek and give them some love! 💛 They are two peas in a pod and I’m so happy they’ve found one another! I can’t wait for their wedding next June at @caliberoakweddings in Temple! #linkinbio