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The Battle Between Truth & Feelings

"The worst battle I've ever fought is between what I knew and what I felt." How true is this?  Emotions and feelings can feel so like truth.  They can be so blinding, leading us on a goose chase to get what we think (feel) we need.  They become the thing we live for and strive after.  They can lead you away from good friendships, from the truth you grew up learning, running from good and clear counsel.  It's so dangerous to chase after your feelings, believe them to be truth over everything else- over true wisdom, truth, honesty, true love and friendship, and blind you to follow after the worlds version of truth or what your heart wants.  How scary is that.  What we know is truth... We know as believers that God's word is the only source of truth.  It is our anchor, our truth, what we live by.  When the world feeds us lies and these half-truths fueled to feed our sinful desires, we can always turn to God's word to lead us and guide us in our lives. 

We are Healed

Well 2017 is gone, forever.  In one sense I'm sad life is flying by and I keep finding myself upset or disappointed in that fact.  Questions like am I in a good spot, do I have what I want, what will the future be like if I keep doing what I'm doing.  But this is so just me, me, and me.  I'm looking for things around me to give me happiness.  I turned 20 this year...and at first I wasn't happy about that.  I feel like a kid still.  I feel like I'm not good enough or I'm not where I should be, because I'm not really where I thought I would be or where most peope my age are currently at.  But I'm looking at the world to be my example, I'm comparing myself to others.  My identity is not in Christ, when I do this to myself and put this pressure on myself and others.  

After a week of no work or school and just finding myself being lazy, I came out of the Holiday's a little upset and overwhelmed.  But Monday I found a verse that gave me more hope then anything this world could offer; 

"With His wounds we are Healed." Isaiah 53:5

Living with that gives me the desire to live each day for Him, but also to be thankful that I am healed, I don't have to fit in...because I don't and I never will.  I don't have to worry about what people think of me, or where I am going to be this next year, but I can find hope that I am healed.  That with His strength I can get through this year, no matter what happens.

All pictures are from the month of December.  From decorating for Christmas to family traditions.  Evelyn and Owen had their first Uke recital, which was too fun and way cool.  We had a dear friend staying with us for most of the month, which for all of us was super exciting, but also trying at some times.  But the memories will last a lifetime.  From making a list of movies to watch (and having yet to watch them) to baking cookies and sharing our hearts with each other.  I was very thankful for the time spent with her staying with us.

We got to spend time with dear friends who had recently moved away, but came back to visit for a couple of weeks.  Kept up the tradition of caroling, but this time with younger kids and they kept things exciting for us all.
We spent time with just family; hiking, eating, SUP boarding, messing around with my silly sister and keeping up with family tradition by going to Coronado Island.


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