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FILLING MY SOUL

Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was really good. I rested, created and enjoyed time with my family. Now I'm ready for the week. I pray that you have a great week. Today I'm sharing what has been filling my soul lately. I would love to hear what makes you feel alive, so please share in the comment section below!


READING

I am so thankful that I made reading one of my goals for the year because it has motivated me to start doing something I love again. I just love to sit (usually with coffee!) and read any kind of book. Christian living, fiction, memoir, mystery, I love it. On my library's website, you can make a list of books and movies to get later and so I have been adding books to that whenever I hear of a good read. 

Right now I have Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley, Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist and All's Fair In Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant in my room to read. I love to have a nonfiction and fiction book always on hand, that way I have both to choose from throughout the day. I have only started reading Grace Not Perfection and All's Fair In Love and Cupcakes but hopefully, will start Bittersweet soon! So far the books are great. Highly recommend. 

STUDYING THE WORD

Last year, I started reading the Bible from cover to cover. I didn't have a specific time I wanted to finish or a certain amount that I would read every day, I thought I would just read a little daily and that it would take probably a year. As time went on and I got a few books in, I was struggling to stay interested and focused where I was so I took a break and started reading other books. A couple weeks ago, I realized that I wasn't having very fruitful quiet time because I was skipping around and I knew I needed the structure of a reading plan. In my head, I wanted to start off reading in order where I left off but thought that I should wait for the new year so that I can perfectly read the Bible in a year. As I was thinking that, God reminded me that it doesn't have to be perfect and that it wasn't about getting it done in a certain time. With God's help, I let go the expectation for perfection and have started digging back into where I left off and it has been so fun! I have been looking up different Bible versions and commentaries so I can understand it better, using different colored highlighters and stickers. These things have made the Word come alive and helped me to dive deep into it and stand firmly in His truth throughout my day. 

I wanted to share that with you to remind you that it doesn't have to be perfect. Use what you have (time and resources), remember it's about hiding it in your heart and putting it into practice not about getting it done. When we remember that we get to spend time with our Wonderful God and Creator and that it's a relationship, it gets rich and good.

COOKING

For the past few months, I have enjoyed being in the kitchen immensely. Chopping, stirring, making food that is delicious and good for you, using my creativity. It has filled my soul so much. 

THUNDERSTORMS

Last Monday, we had a big thunderstorm in the evening and I just sat in my bed (that is in front of the window) and watched it. I just sat there in the room, dimly lit by the light that was coming through the window. It was so quiet, peaceful, calm. I love moments like that. Where your soul can take a breath, talking to Jesus and sitting in His presence surrounded by His glory. Rest is so good. 


I hope you enjoyed reading about what has been filling my soul lately and don't forget to share your things below. Have the most wonderful day! 

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Love, Elise

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THANK YOU

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