OH WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE { LIFE LATELY }

OH WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE { LIFE LATELY }

 (Psst! Click photo to see where you can buy these beautiful trivets for your home!)

(Psst! Click photo to see where you can buy these beautiful trivets for your home!)

Hey beautiful friends! 

How's it going? I know I've been MIA a lot lately. I had a setback/pause to life this past month (that I will talk about below) and it is taking some time to get back into regular programming. I go through times when the ideas and words spill out and I can't write them out fast enough and then times when the emotions and ideas are swirling around in my brain but aren't clear yet. I'm in the latter time right now. 

I am going to do my best to push through and share content that encourages and bring joy to your life! If you have anything you would like to see, please share! You can comment below or send me an email at:  thisoneblogelise@gmail.com  . 

Thank you so much for reading and supporting me. I hope and pray that my words bless you and always point you back to the One that loves you the most. I am grateful and blessed by you!

IMG_1421.JPG

Without further ado, here is life lately!


IMG_1035.JPG

So I hinted at this above. This setback that I experienced in October. 

One of the weaknesses of my body is having seizures. We have learned that when I am very tired, I am most susceptible to have a seizure. It also has to do with hormonal changes, genetics, and alignment. 

About early-mid October, I had another seizure. As you can imagine, it threw me off for a couple weeks. Physically it took about a week to feel better but I'm still not being 100% healthy. We are working with a few different doctors and have felt reassurance from God that we are on the right path. I am so thankful that I get to experience God's healing and that I have such a loving community that takes such good care of me. 

Even though my heart can get discouraged and disappointed when it happens yet again, I'm doing my best to choose God and remember His promises. Because no matter how many more seizures I have or don't have, I believe without a shadow of a doubt that HE IS GOOD and love me so much (Jeremiah 29:11). I know that He allows us to walk through seasons of pain always for a purpose, for His glory and our good. I know I can walk with confidence and lean against Him when I get tired, discouraged, or afraid. I am sure of His Presence with me continually and that He is holding my hand through it all. 

I know He's writing a good story.

IMG_2550.JPG

Something I have been enjoying lately is reading. Sitting in the quiet, cradled under a cozy blanket, hot drink in hand, taking all the words in. Words of encouragement or words of humor, these words are like rest for my tired heart at the end of the day (or beginning, depending on when I'm reading ;) ). 

The three nonfiction books I'm working my way through are:

DANCE, STAND, RUN: THE GOD INSPIRED MOVES OF A WOMAN ON HOLY GROUND BY JESS CONNOLLY

LOOKING FOR LOVELY BY ANNIE F. DOWNS

UNINVITED BY LYSA TERKEURST

I'm about a third of the way through each and they are so good, you guys. Please do yourself a favor and pick them up. I promised you will be blessed. 

The fiction book I just started is Karen Kingsbury's Leaving. I'm excited to continue reading this and the rest of the books in the series. 

What are you currently reading?

23172613_1456483401114906_4504712192471110515_n.jpg

On the twenty-fifth of October, I spoke/preached for the first time at my youth group! I shared about how Jesus is greater than our fear and anxiety and hope to post the video of the night this week. So keep your eyes open for that!

IMG_2479.JPG
A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.
— Carolyn Birmingham

One of my greatest blessings is having people around me who make me laugh. Laughter is one of my favorite things in all the world. 


That's life lately! Hope you enjoyed catching up and have a wonderful Monday!

 

{  I S A I A H  2 6 : 3  }

Blessings, Elise

FRI-YAY! { FRIDAY FAVORITES}

FRI-YAY! { FRIDAY FAVORITES}

BELOVED

BELOVED