Love {and a freebie}

"Be gentle and ready to forgive. 
Never hold grudges.
Remember, the Lord forgave you so you must forgive others.
Most of all, 
let love guide your life..."
COL 3:12-14

What day more fitting to talk about love? Maybe this post isn't the most traditional of Valentine's day posts, but it's on my heart so I guess that means it matters here. 

This time of year in my faith is a time of reflection. In effort to find more peace, balance, and positivity in my life - strengthening my faith life is pretty key. It's not something I talk about on here a lot because it often makes me uncomfortable so I can only imagine how others may feel... but, alas, here we are. Talking Jesus. 

So often I am my own worst enemy. There are not many mistakes that I have made, no matter how long ago, that I don't still beat myself up about. I am sensitive and take things hard. I get bogged down in self-doubt and uncertainty. I have a hard time giving up control

So that bible verse above? It's getting to me. It's resonating in so many different ways, and I cannot get it out of my head. 

"Let love guide your life"

Let love for who you are and what you do guide you through the day. Let love for your spouse and your children guide you through the hard times. Let love for God ease your mind and and soften your heart. 

let love guide your life. 

These words are going to be my theme for now. I'm hoping to come out the other end of this season of Lent a stronger, more fulfilled me. 

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Oh, and I also gave up Twitter and Instagram for 40 days. Yes, I must be batshit crazy. I am already having withdrawals... I plan to fully take advantage of the Sunday cheat rule (all the good Catholics do it!). I'm hoping that its difficulty will force me into prayer and the elimination of the distraction will help me to be a more present wife and mother! Wish me luck! 

Happy Valentine's Day!
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alice linn said...

I am not catholic, but I do love the practice of lent (and other random practices or holidays from various religions) and I am giving up my beloved barista made coffee. (Hadley and I usually hit a favorite local shop several times a week. One of our favorite social spots!) I decided to make delicious coffee at home, and spend mornings concentrating on Hadley's pre-preschool activities and my blogging!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

I'm a new follower! Found you on From Mrs To Mama. :)

I still need to decide what I'm going to give up for lent! I always like it to be a great challenge for me... Definitely admire you for giving up social media! I pray that you would grow closer to our awesome God through that! :)


Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

What a great quote! I am a new follower from Mrs. to Mama and I am so happy I am, I love your blog!

Sparkles and Shoes

Mandi @ Messy Wife, Blessed Life said...

I didn't realize you were Catholic! You set out a great challenge ahead of you, but I'm sure the spare time will be fruitful for you!