Isn’t it funny how sometimes life gets in the way of our true purpose.  How we can get so caught up with what going on around us (family, kids, job, cleaning, drama) that we lost sight of what’s important.

This past week was one of those weeks.  Ry ended up working 80 hours, on top of me getting ready for a Whimsy sale, on top of getting sick, on top of another month with no baby news, on top of Jule’s birthday coming around the corner.

Needless to say I was a bit of a wreck.  And I was a bit of a wreck on my own.  My hubby wasn’t here to witness my meltdowns as he was working, the kids were sleeping (good thing:) and there I was wallowing in self pity.  Throwing myself a dandy of a party actually.  I started thinking what am I doing??  Everything seems pointless.   I wanted to just be able to throw on my pjs and sit on the couch all day and all night and not think about anything.  But you know something?  You can’t.  Life keeps on going and we need to keep fighting.

It was on one of my pity party nights that I ended up reaching out to my Bible Study ladies (a true blessing!) and once again the family of Christ proved so powerful!  Prayers went up and I was able to persevere.  A meal came in that blessed us immensely and again I was humbled by how faithful our God is.  During the week we also had the movie event Unstoppable that I had bought tickets for 2 months prior.  I hadn’t realized then that it would fall 2 nights before Whimsy and a week that Ry was working 80 hours, but I felt that although there were so many strikes against us, Ry and I needed to go.

It was a live event by Kirk Cameron and before the movie even started Mandisa came on and sang her new song Overcomer.  Wow!  I think I went just for that.  You know how some songs just hit you?  Well this was the song for me.

The lyrics that spoke to me were, “Whatever it is you’re going through, I know He’s not going to let it get the best of you!” Hold tight, fix your eyes on the one that holds your life, there’s nothing He can’t do.  You might feel down for a moment, feeling that it’s hopeless, that’s when He reminds you that your’e an overcomer. ”

And the truth in that statement is that we are hopeless if we choose to not allow God to get us through our crud that we deal with.  He is the answer.  I’m pretty sure if He wasn’t in my life to carry me through, if I didn’t know the bigger picture, the fact that this is just a tiny fraction of our life, eternity waits, that I would stay on the couch.  That the jammies wouldn’t be coming off.  But the truth is, Jules’ is just waiting for us.  The truth is His plans are bigger than my own.  The truth is there is work to be done, people to love on, truth to spread, and a God that deserves our highest praise and service through it all.  We are an overcomer….but only becomes Jesus has come.  Come with hope!  Come with Life.  Eternal life.

Thank you Jesus.

I’m praying that today you can be an overcomer!




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8 thoughts on “LIFE…..”

  1. Thanks for sharing this Allie. I just want you to know, that I appreciate your words and your talent (I LOVE Whimsy!) We too struggle with fertility issues, have an angel baby, and sometimes get really discouraged. I found this song recently called “Be Still” by the Fray and it’s such a simple song, but a great reminder to just “Be still and know I AM.” Whatever it is that comes against us, He totally has it figured out. When I look around my house and see my Whimsy purchases, I’m reminded to lift your family up in prayer. Praying, praying, praying for a sweet little miracle and for peace in whatever God gives you. Keep shining on.

    1. Jessica, you are so sweet. Thank you so much for your words, especially on a hard day! I’m going to look up that song, it’s amazing how much power songs have to them.

  2. Thanks so much for this post! I so much needed to read this today & then reread it twice. God is using you in your incredible posts to make a difference to those around you. Thanks. Saw Mandisa in concert last fall in St. Cloud–she is short of amazing. Going to see Meredith Andrews in Alex tonight–cannot wait! Thanks & Praising God for people like you!

  3. Love that song too! It never ceases to amaze me when that song has come on the radio at exactly the moment i need reminding of the strength we can gain through trusting the one who will not let us walk through the pain alone! For that, Amen

  4. So true! I stumbled across your blog on Pinterest several months ago, and Girl, I have to say you’ve been an inspiration to me! I read back through your blog and cried and laughed and loved with you! Now you’ve hit the nail on the head again! We are waiting for a baby too… I was diagnosed with endometriosis and a septum in my uterus this past summer. Two surgeries later, we are finally okay-ed to start “trying” for our baby again, but it’s hard to have faith that now we will actually get what we want! Life takes so much trust in our great God who’s plan for our life is so often not clear from our view down here! I’m determined to continue to be an overcomer, also! Thanks for sharing your inspirations!
    P.S. I love your style of decorating, too! Your projects are so fun. Just wish I lived close enough to come to Whimsy Green- I am from Texas tho!

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