Fear & Faith, Orders and Kindness Advent

Can you tell I have all kinds of randomness on the brain today?  It’s true.  This is my brain, all the time.  A slew of a million different thoughts all fighting for my attention and then I bounce between them all.

God has really been pinning me down on my fear and lack of faith.  Why do I doubt His plans…He’s the creator of the universe…THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE…He went to the cross for me…He gives me breath and can take it away in an instant…He owes me no explanations and I am here for His glory…why do I doubt His ways?  And I’m beginning to think when we fear something in life, that’s a sure sign we need to run head on into it with Jesus…trusting His faithfulness…giving Him all we’ve got.  Yes, every day He’s meeting me and sticking this idea of being fearless and brimming with faith in Him…believing He will do what He says He will do and acting on His promises.  It’s consuming my heart and mind.

**My Bible is the ESV journaling Bible…bought it on Amazon…several different options**

  I’m still working on orders and I’m moving as quickly as I can.  I’m shooting for fast turnarounds.  I also bought a bunch of new fabric the other day and am working on several key fob sets.  I’ll let you know when they are ready for purchase.  If you’d like to place an order for Christmas or want to pre-order a set of key fobs shoot me a message HERE.

And Christmas is so upon on us.  Josh Kelley mentions every day putting up all our Christmas stuff.  And it isn’t officially Christmas until Amon breaks an ornament and yesterday in Target…well, that poor deer ornament didn’t have a chance.  Bring on Christmas.  Thanksgiving is around the corner which means the end of November is closing in, so last night we got to thinking and brainstorming about our Kindness Advent for this year.  We even threw in some new things…my favorite being Josh Kelley’s recommendation to surprise someone with one of those large Christmas inflatables in their yard or on their door step…just think this over…can you imagine how fun that will be?!?!?!?  I’ve already been in hot pursuit of the apparently oh so coveted 5 foot inflatable Olaf that every store in the surrounding area is sold out of.  No luck yet.  Anyways, he will be mine and then we shall gift him on someone’s front lawn all in the name of spreading kindness and Jesus 🙂  For real, it just doesn’t get much more fun than that.

And I’ll leave you with this…Amon looking all emo and hip to the jive enjoying his lunch in our kitchen floor.  Those eyes and hair…killing it.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Amon looks so hip and fashionable.

  2. Dee Griffith says:

    I soooo needed this today! Stressing about several hospital bills and was speaking to a representative after I read the first part of your post – saying wow – and thank you God for reminding me you are here for me! – and then low and behold the rep told me I could receive a 75% disc if paid in 30 days! Can I get an AMEN!!! God is so good and he will take care of us in times of stress if only we will let go and give it up…Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and I love your bible!

  3. You should add to that list! #send Aunt Jo a card! ; )
    Please, cut the grape. A 3 year old girl near my town died at her day care. A grape is the perfect size to lodge in a throat. Marshmallows, too. And, the heimlich maneuver just will not dislodge them. Not to be bossy or mean, just my heart breaks for any family or caregiver who loses a child due to choking.
    Tell me the name of your Bible. The last time you listed it, the link didn’t work.
    Love, Love, Love you! ~ Jo

  4. I love your kindness list! I need to start writing ours too! I enjoyed reading about your kindness adventures last year and hope you blog about it again this year. 🙂

  5. I love seeing this list each year! If you need any more ideas, these are rad, customizable posters from Kal Barteski/You Are Awesome Co- good for teachers & other loved ones. Their motto is “when you see your name in print – YOU BELIEVE THE WORDS”.

    Ooh and also these fun vinyl decals- good for mirrors! Just got one to liven up our guest bathroom.

  6. Someone surprised us with a 7 foot Christmas inflatable in our front yard two Christmases ago. It was a wonderful surprise and I still smile when I think about it. Good idea, Josh! Just make sure you pick someone that you know has an outdoor outlet and bring an extension cord. Have fun!

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