Skip to main content

Romans 8:28 (look it up)

Chris and I felt like we had a new born last night. We set Riley up in our room so we could keep a close eye on him. Chris woke me up at 2am to find Riley on his pillow without his party hat on. Somehow Riley took his hat off and jumped on the bed and took over his pillow. He is super cat. Then 5am came and there was Riley on the floor next to the bed without his hat on again, I put him in bed with us and he didn't get up until 10am. (Riley report:) He is doing better today. His little hands still hurt but he's getting better.
I had my small group girls over tonight and it was the biggest turn out yet, 6 of them came and totally took over the whole dining room table. It was an awesome night. We focused on "unanswered prayers". I know we have all prayed for something and in our eyes it wasn't answered. I have had a few experiences myself and wondered why God said "no" to my requests. I have learned that you never ask God "why" because He does have a plan through it all and one day we will understand. God knows our hearts. God can discern our real motives from our requests. He knows our motives before we even ask. God doesn't answer prayers that are prayed for the wrong reasons. "When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you many spend what you get on your pleasures."- James 4:3
I hope that encourages you and when you pray, remember who it is you are talking to. It is a privilege to pray.
"But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."- Romans 8:25

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Celebrating 10 years..

Chris and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on October 6th! We celebrated today by spending the entire afternoon and evening together, kid free.  I found a killer deal for couples massages on Groupon and learned that if a deal looks too good to be true, it is.  Things we've learned after 10 years of marriage; don't take yourself too seriously, laughter is the secret to a good time and chocolate makes everything ok. 

TwistShake Baby

Our sweet Sophie Mae is just starting to take a bottle like a pro. You know where I can finally run some errands kid free and not stress about her starving because she only likes the boob.  I've been giving her a bottle 3x a day, the main one being at bedtime to ensure she gets a belly full because sleep is a good thing!  We are in a good transition and I plan to stop nursing when she's around 9 months old.  I've collaborated with TwistShake Baby! They are a company out of Sweden and they make the most awesome Baby bottles. 
Check this out!  Their products are..
-BPA-free polypropylene plastic.
-Anti-colic nipple.
-The super-mixer that resolves any lumps in the formula, and is also perfect to have naturally infused fruit water.
-Container to store powder, fruit, crackers etc. These are also stackable. Perfect when you are on the go or just want to prepare for next meal!
-Very easy to clean and easy gripping with its exceptional design.
-Sparkling colors! With more than one bottle you…

10 years..

Friends. 
It's been 10 years since I created southernatheart. 
10 whole years. 
I remember sitting in our little cottage in Southern California logging in and creating this blog like it was yesterday. 
I've always had a passion to write.  I have piles of journals from my teen years and early 20s.  Writing has been and still is therapeutic for my soul.  Whether it's pen to paper in a journal, a blog post or like the most recent years a post on Instagram.  It's how I express myself and my thoughts best.  Documenting life through the good times and hard. 

These past three years I've simply ignored my blog because I lost the desire and all the extra time to sit and write. 
Something stirred inside me recently and that was to log back in and get this thing going again. 
I don't know what it's going to look like, nor can I tell you what to expect here but we'll figure that out as we go. 
Exciting things are happening I expect this blog along with Instagram to be part of t…