Bakeries, Birthdays, and Belgium! :) || a random post for y’all

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20

Do y’all have those random thoughts that continually go through your mind? I do all the time! :) This week’s thought? I have been reminded all the more lately how each second of the day we depend 100% on God’s mercy. “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” PS 54:4. He sustains us, gives us breath to breathe[Is 42:5], causes our heart to continue to beat, He graciously provides us with food to eat[Ps 37:25], and >>above all<< He has given Himself as a ransom for our sins[Rom 4:25]! What a great salvation! I ran across Ps 16:2, “O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee“. ←Truth! Praise God for that. :)  Each day is such a tremendous gift from the Lord so let’s live it for His glory[Eph 1:11-12]!!
Oh my! It’s time to get caught up on posting my random photos!! :) Can’t tell y’all how many times I have sat down to write this random blog post in the last 3 weeks. Each time I sit down and start a post I find I lack inspiration or I am called away to do something[usually it’s sleep! ;] or my computer decides to move at a snail’s pace[it’s time to clean off my laptop]. But here I am!!!!! And SO thankful for a bit of time to say “hello” to y’all. Lord willing, I will officially hit “publish” on this post! :) The last few weeks have been busy & very routine but so blessed as we keep up with work, tax prep, and house work! In between the routine there has been family trips to bakeries, :] baking with sisters, Birthday celebrations, Saturday walks with the little people, and for the little girls sewing & a Tea party with mom[and yes, barbies were invited! ;] Plus, I was blessed by a surprise parcel from Belgium. Completely made our day! And a sweet letter from a friend was so appreciated. What  treats! Thank you. :)  Days, though they have  their far share of little trials and struggles,  have been filled to overflowing with God’s goodness. Truly, He is good and even those disappointments and struggles that find their way into our days have joy when we remember ALL THINGS work together for the good[Rom 8:28]! Until next time, keep warm… spring is coming. ;) May you all bask in the goodness of our God! He truly is faithful!

For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
Is 50:7

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 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men”
Colossians 3:23


About Rachel

"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

14 thoughts on “Bakeries, Birthdays, and Belgium! :) || a random post for y’all

  1. Hi there! I’m not quite sure how I got to your page, hehe but I’m so glad I did. Your posts are very encouraging and the photos inspiring :) Biblical femininity is quite rare these days and your family captures it so beautifully. I like the post about your mum too! :) Blessings!

    1. I am so glad the Lord allowed you to stumble upon my little spot on the web and so thankful your are encouraged by the post. That is a blessing to hear! :) Thank you for taking time to comment. They truly make my day! Blessings to you!

  2. Thank you for this encouraging and happy post! Just a few comments for the cheery photos:Ruth’s flowers are lovely! That tea party is precious! Emmi’s little bed is darling! Lydia’s cupcakes are so pretty! Y’all are so stylish and feminine in your Sunday garb. :) Have a blessed week!

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