Monthly Archives: March 2012

Blossoming

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Ah, Spring is just around the corner! Lovely melodies from the birds, trees sprouting out their branches, butterflies coming out of their cocoons & fresh rain to quench the thirst of the growing crops and flowers. Coming out of a long and cold winter this sounds heavenly! To me seasons are so symbolic to our lives. Summer is a season of relaxation, vacations, sun & fun! Fall  is a time to reap the harvest & enjoy fellowship with family during the holidays! Winter is a time of planning out your year and setting goals on what you want to see happen in the new year. Although the “New Year” never seems like a fresh start…something about Spring does to me. I feel like Spring is where you implement your planning. Just like it’s the time when you sew your seeds after you have strategically planned out your garden during the Winter months.

One of my favorite songs, Desert Song by Brook Fraiser, talks about in every season God remains the same. Even though our agendas, goals, friends & jobs may change God is always that steady beat in our lives. I know each morning I wake up I can count on Him to help me through my day. No matter what circumstances we are facing God will remain the same, faithful & true. 

“All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again
seed I’ve received I will sow”

Last year I attended a women’s conference and the last night was titled the “Dream Service”. We each had paper that was made of seed that would grow into flowers! We all wrote our dreams, goals & plans on the paper and kept one copy in our bible and planted the other copy. I prayed over my Dreams each day. One of them was to become a mother to a beautiful & healthy child. Two months later I became pregnant and now I’m a mother to a beautiful & healthy son. Not all of our dreams will happen that quickly..some of mine on the sheet still have not came to past but I know in God’s timing if it’s His will they will come true. 

My challenge is for you to write down your dreams and pray over them daily. Give your plans and agendas to Christ and allow Him to water and tend to them as you pray over them everyday…wait, watch & see what God does in the Harvest season. 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11

xoxo,

Jess

“I’ll Always be Your Belle”

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Once upon a time ago there was a blonde, curly hair, blue-eyed little girl who had the most amazing man in the whole wide world in her life. The man was like no other she had ever met. He had blue eyes, dark hair, extremely sweet & charming. This man always knew how to put a smile on her face. One evening the little girl ran to her room to get dressed up in a beautiful gown. Once she was ready her prince awaited her in the living room magical ballroom ready for a dance. The little girl happily took the man’s hand and he began to twirl her around & around while she stood on his feet. They danced the evening away to “Beauty & the Beast”. As time went on the relationship changed between the little girl and the man-but for the better. They grew closer & closer together. This man believed her. He told her she could do anything she set her mind to & always encouraged her to let God direct her path. This little girl knew she was loved & that she could always talk to this man. He took her on dates frequently…shopping, dinner, movies… One summer he took her on a beach trip like she had never been on before. They stayed in an immaculate beach house mansion that had a winding staircase. He had planned such a perfect trip for his little princess. He had days full of fun & sun planned, while the evenings were full of surprising events. One evening he took the girl on a shopping trip like one she had never been on before. He bought her many new outfits a whole new wardrobe. After the spree he took her to a classy restaurant for a candlelit steak dinner. At first they shared laughs and giggles of their days events but he took a change of tone in the conversation. He told the little girl she was so valuable and a princess that deserved the very best. He told her any man that she ended up with better treat her the way he did or better (don’t know how it could be better) but nothing less. He said any man would be blessed to have this little girl and that he prays one day she would meet someone who valued her the way he did & would love her the way he loved her.

One day the girl was finishing getting ready for her senior prom and was so excited about her date. She was sure this was a man who would love her the way her prince always had. As they danced the night away she realised so many characteristics in him that were familiar to her. He was dark-haired, polite, handsome & very charming. He respected, surprised & spoiled her. The girl began to explain to “the man” how she felt sure he was the one for her. She said he respected her and treated her like a princess.

One day this boy went to the man and asked for the girl’s hand in marriage. Of course the man was protective of this little girl but knew they were meant to be. Not long after that you could hear wedding bells ringing. This couple with much love, support & prayers decided to get married. A true love bound together by God.They had the most perfect dream wedding-it was everything the little girl ever dreamed of. After they said “I-do” & made their commitments to each other they had a romantic reception. The venue was beautiful-dim lights, white table cloths, fresh flowers, lovely music & of course a dance floor.

As everyone directed their attention to the dance floor a song you usually wouldn’t hear at a wedding reception came on…

  ♫Tale as old as time

True as it can be

Barely even friends

Then somebody bends

Unexpectedly

 Just a little change
 
 Small to say the least
 
Both a little scared
 
Neither one prepared
 
Beauty & the Beast ♫
 
 

As the man & little girl twirled around holding each other close they closed their eyes & flashed back to earlier days to a little blonde hair, blue-eyed girl dancing on the feet of her prince in their magical ballroom. That little girl was me & the prince was my Daddy.

Daddy, I love you and appreciate you always believing in me for who I was & am today. You have always been there for me. I love how close we are and how much closer we are growing together. I always look forward to our phone date every morning and to our daddy/daughter adventures. I wouldn’t be the confident young woman I am today if you had not always shared your love. I love you and I’ll always be your “Belle” 🙂

xoxo,

Jess