Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Monday, January 28, 2013

Grace & Unconditional Love

God's grace.  It has been on my mind for days. His Grace and His love..  leave me speechless. He cares that much and wants me to draw nearer to Him more and more each day so that my faith can grow even more in Him, and so that I can grasp a better understanding of the undeniable truth of my Father's love. Without a doubt, I serve a mighty God.  A God who loves me through the good and bad times. He is always there for me.  When I have no words, He knows my heart.  When I fall, He picks me up.  When I am weak, He is strong.  My God is all I ever need.  Yet, I find myself failing and trying to find fulfillment in things of this world... but it is all fleeting and will never fill my heart like Him and His word does... so why do I search?! Why do any of us search??  There is nothing in this world that can fulfill me like He does, so why do I continually look to earthly things to fill me up?!  I then have to remind myself that God knew my nature would be to search, and to fall and to make the wrong choices.  But even through all of that, He still loves me when I fall on my face before His thrown and cry out to Him.  So I must wait.  I must give my undivided attention to my heavenly father, so that in the weak moments I can feel His amazing presence carrying me through the storm, and in the strong moments I can know without a shadow of doubt that He is there walking step for step with me. Through every season of life, my God loves me the same and is always waiting for me with open arms.  Seriously, that gives me the chills.  So tonight, my heart is filled with love and praise for my God.  I feel grateful to be able to serve Him so freely and to be able to come to Him with even the littlest of things.  God's grace is something I may never fully understand, but I am so grateful that He pours it out to me daily and that His love is never ending.. what a gracious and loving God I serve... and for that my heart can only be happy and sing praises to my sweet Lord who is coming back one day.  So for now, I will shout praises to my heavenly Father and patiently wait here for Him.

Oh and this amazing song has been on my heart for days... absolutely love it. Just press the link and listen... it is just what I have needed for days on end! Just sit and let the words wash over you... absolutely beautiful and brings me to tears each time. 
Ephesians 2:8-9 --"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Little Things

We love...

our little pup and all the cuddles she gives.
being able to make breakfast together while singing slightly off- key.
getting to worship God together as a body of Christ.
cuddling with one another... the trips seem to be happening more and more... this is what happens with new jobs... I must remind myself- this is just for a season.
good books.
movies that make you think.
good laughs.
good food.
wonderful friendships.
a place to call our own.
serving a God who loves us thru all the imperfections.

TOday I am just happy to be alive and apart of God's story.  Life really is a beautiful thing.

I sure do miss all of you and promise to be back soon to document all the happenings in the Farish household!

Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend -- filled with rest, laughter and lots of friends.

Love to all,

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

Another year is here.  Wow... where has the time gone?!  2012 seemed like such a blur it went by so fast!  For us, 2012 was a year filled with: struggles, triumphs, tears, laughter, accomplishments, love and lots of family and friends. Looking back over the year I am grateful for all that has happened and all that we have learned.  Though, I am looking forward to 2013 and all that God has in store for us!

Here is a little recap of our year:

I completed my first year working for a school district.

Reagan's spark and passion for his job in the oil field doing sales continues to grow more each day.  It is so great to see my man so happy and loving the people he is working with!

I was accepted into a practicum program at Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital working with sick children and learning about child life therapy.  Definitely a summer that changed my perspective and brought to focus my true passions.

Reagan and I bought a house.  We love our home and all the memories that have already been made in our sweet space!

Reagan and I got our sweet pup... Lyla girl.  Our family would not be the same without her.

We met two wonderful couples who are becoming some of our very best friends... Love all the laughter they have brought us!

We spent a lot of time learning how to love each other this year.  With all our family being back in San Antonio, we are learning how to not only spend one on one time with each other but how to also give our love to all our family that is now close by.

As I read back over my post, I know this is not all that happened in 2012, but just some sweet highlights of this last year that stick out to me when I think back over the year! I am very blessed with all that God has given us this past year but I cannot wait to see what God has in store for 2013 and all the memories that will be made.

I hope every one has had a wonderful start to their New Year! Cheers to 2013 and all that is to come!!