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Macrame

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Ever see the back of an unfinished rug? It is messy. Kinda like life sometimes. Recently, I watched Pastor Robert Morris preach a sermon on how it parallels our journey. People and events come and go which weave an intricate pattern called life.

At first glance, you may look at it and think that doesn’t look very nice, but then you turn it over and see the final product. The beauty is astonishing.

God sees us and can take the messes of our lives and turn it into something beautiful like a Persian rug shown below. Wow!

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We may not get the answers to all of our questions here on Earth that we’d like, but my hope is when we look back on our journey, we will see how God put all the pieces together that created our unique story.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to Him,

and He will make your paths straight.

– Proverbs 3:5-7

Do you have a story you’d like to tell about how God wove a beautiful story in your life? I’d love to hear it.

Blessings, Rebecca

A New Year

Staircase at Manresa Beach, California

Staircase at Manresa Beach, California

It’s a New Year! May it be a happy one! It’s a time of reflection of 2015 and to plan for 2016.

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions; never have. Is that weird? Altough, this year, I’ve decided to give it a try. I am resolved to explore and play more with my family.

During our holiday break, we took the kids to visit some local attractions for which I’ve shared some photos today. For instance, the staircase at Manresa Beach (above) is only 30 minutes from our home, but I haven’t walked them since I was a little girl. It was fun to visit with my now thirteen-year-old son and eleven-year-old daughter, and share some of my childhood experiences with them.

Just a few miles down the road, the topography changes rocky cliffs to sandy dunes at Sunset Beach (below) where we walked one mile + to gather sand dollars and seashells. Simple pleasures!

Walkway at Sunset Beach, California

Walkway at Sunset Beach, California

The stairs are a visual reminder that life is like a path; sometimes steep, sometimes leading upwards and sometimes down. Although, we don’t always see where it may lead, our walk is filled with adventures along the way.

Through it all, the journey is worth every step when you get a glimpse of God’s gifts in your life such as the approaching sunset (below).

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I love the Bible verse in Isaiah 43:19 – See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

My hope is that our family’s exploration and yours this year will create lasting memories…

Blessings, Rebecca

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions you’d like to share with us? If so, I’d love to hear them! Feel free to comment below.