the one with the cupcake || today

today was awesome. 
today i woke up heavy hearted for the broken hearted. 
i just had this overwhelming yet sweet aching in my heart to love on everyone. 
we all need encouraged and we all definitely need Jesus. 
so here are a few thoughts i jotted down this morning : 

t h i n k i n g • you know, no matter where we are in life, whether we're married or single, young or old, happy or sad, self employed or working for the man, jobless, homeless, rich or poor, we can have Joy. God is good. that doesn't mean all our walks of life are easy or light, but it means we can praise the One who gave us life! and we know the end of the story! Victory in Jesus! He is alive and we are set free! That, is good news. so take your burdens to the Cross, lay them there and thank Him. enjoy your breath today and be merry.


i'm very guilty of getting lost in worldly things. 
i'm so not proud of it.

i get quick tempered and lash out. 
in fact, i snapped at my husband today at the gas station because i'm jerk. i was wrapped up in my selfishness and anxiety about getting to my photo shoot on time. 
i'm blessed with a job, a wonderful job and i am snapping at my wonderfully sweet and patient husband as he selflessly puts gas in my car. like he's the jerk.
 not worth it. 

it's so easy to start out the day with an aching heart and then turn on my husband. 
or the cashier at the store. 
like in an instant. a selfish moment and i react with a bad heart.
but that one selfish moment can hurt a relationship or my witness for the Kingdom. 

someone else always has it worse off than me, and i mean i have it really great. 
remaining thankful and knowing that i deserve Hell but am given forgiveness, grace, mercy and the whole Eternal Life thing. i have nothing to complain or worry about. 
i only have every reason to have the best day ever. everyday. 

our church is awesome. 
the church needs a new roof. 
it was announced that we needed TONS of help. 
and TONS showed! 
starting at about 5am, so many guys and gals helped tear up,
 throw down, clean up and re-roof our church building! 
we found out that we still have so many more amazing people to meet. 
we're really excited that this town is about to be our town. 
being a part of this community is so exciting for us! 
ethan could only go for about 2 hours, while i was at my shoot because he had to work. 
but um, i just also wanna say how handsome ethan is roofing. 
oh, my heart.
the.dreamiest. 
he didn't want me to take his photo. probably just as well, you couldn't handle the hot. 



and then, just to keep with my randomness. which is just normalness to me. 
i had a red velvet cupcake today. 
that's right. i treated myself. 
all $1.50 of this cupcake gone in 3 seconds. 
so yummy. the perfect red velvet cupcake really. 
is it just me or is the cupcake all about the icing? 
good job, bakery folks. you know how to icing. 

i have every reason to rejoice. 
i am loved by The King. and it makes my heart want to sing.