For the last few days I’ve been keeping up with the news surrounding Hurricane Patricia. As the strongest land falling pacific hurricane on record, the attention surrounding its movement has been of both awe and wonder, as well as apprehension and fear. As I prayed for safety and protection of the people predicted to be in its path, I was struck with another thought. This hurricane, which also happens to be my namesake, has been described as ‘powerful’, ‘unstoppable’, and ‘a force to be reckoned with’. It stopped me in my tracks as I asked myself if I could be described as such a mighty force for Jesus.
For this week’s Small Shop Spotlight I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite shops, Trendy Cactus!! Elizabeth is the owner, and she creates adorable and unique shirts and onesies for boys and girls. I had the opportunity to ask her some questions, and I’m sure you’ll love getting to know her as much as you’ll love her fantastic apparel! 😄
I’ve recently had some amazing fellowship with some very good friends. I shared my heart with them, and they shared their heart with me. It blesses me because I understand the value of spending quality time with people I admire, love and respect, and in order to maintain such companionship, I choose to invest my time and energy to maintain a strong connection.
I know you’ve been struggling lately. Struggling with feelings of inadequacy and feeling invisible. I know that sometimes you feel like you’re just passing through this life and blending in with the crowd; unnoticed and perhaps unloved. There are moments when you feel like your hurts, wants, needs and desires are trivial and unimportant. You think no one cares. You feel like you don’t matter. Oh sweet daughter, this couldn’t be further from the truth! My heart breaks for your sadness and I weep at the thought of you ever feeling forgotten and alone. Please, my precious child, don’t believe the lies.