Hi! Have a seat, kick your feet up…stay awhile!
It’s been a couple of crazy years! You too?
First of all…
I’m clearing out the clutter, anxiety, panic attacks, fatigue and stress from my mind, heart, home and life to open up space and opportunity for what is truly meaningful and a whole lot more FUN!
An Old Perspective…
I’ve been striving for years to find truth, simplicity, belonging and falling short. Something was always missing. I bought into the idea that if I accumulated more, was positive enough and worked hard enough…all that I dreamed would become a reality. It didn’t.
A New Perspective…
I had plans for the future. My plans for Ladybug Junction Farm were massive; requiring a lot of capital, dedication and manpower to bring it about. But one day, I was on Youtube watching an interview of Chip and Joanna Gaines of the HGTV show Fixer Upper. While listening to their story of how God led them to the show and Magnolia, out of the blue this thought came to me, “…the farm was never meant to be without Me.” Meaning…the farm was never meant to be without God…His plans…His will. I realized in that moment, it was all about what I wanted, what I needed to “manifest” the farm of my dreams. My heart was broken. I was tired of the striving and the obstacles and I knew, I just knew the reason I had struggled in my quest to make the farm a reality was because I had left God out of my plans.
God had a different plan.
Proverbs 16:9 says…”We can make our plans but the Lord determines our steps,” and that day, I turned the farm over to Him. I stopped everything I was doing for the farm and asked God to share His plan with me and if the farm is not in our future, take away my desire for it.” As of this writing, Ladybug Junction Farm has been put aside. Although I still yearn for a country property and barn…and maybe a few critters running around, the massive enterprise I was trying to build…I have no desire for anymore. God always answers. Sometimes it’s yes, sometimes it’s no, sometimes it’s wait. No matter what the answer, His will is always the best thing for me. I trust Him.
So, I started a NEW personal blog/journal.
That’s when Miss Mia, Amelia, Mandi and Sophie came to life!
Now each doodle character has a central theme they will share with you.
I hope you enjoy the memes and journal entries. May each of them uplift your heart and point you to “the God that sees you”.
God cares for you and He loves you with an everlasting love.
I created Miss Mia for my daughter…
…to help her get a visual of the challenges she and numerous others face every day; struggling with social interaction due to Autism/Aspergers and other diagnoses.
Sharing Miss Mia’s thoughts and perspectives with you; the ups, downs, successes and failures, will all be a part of our story.
At times it will be challenging or heartbreaking.
At other times, there will be “heart-warming nuggets with gleeful laughter till you snort moments”.
My wish for you is to find inspiration, encouragement, laughter and joy in each of the doodle character’s journal entries as they and I visit random thoughts on faith, home, relationships and life.
See you next time…