I feel like I have been around in the world in 80 days! I have gotten to see my favorite people in the span of about 3 weeks. My body is tired from running all over but my heart is extremely full. People are my favorite thing and I have been blessed with some of the best ones out there.
“Don’t keep hoarding for yourselves earthly treasures that can be stolen by thieves. Material wealth eventually rusts, decays, and loses its value. Instead, stockpile heavenly treasures for yourselves that cannot be stolen and will never rust, decay, or lose their value. For your heart will always pursue what you value as your treasure,” (Matthew 6:19-21 TPT).
My greatest treasure is my family. Both Jon-Michael and I have been blessed with incredible families. We also have friends who have become family to us and we consider our church part of our family too.
Whether or not you were born into a healthy family, I believe that God can bring you the people you need. He more than makes up for any familial deficits that you may have.
“Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—
this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
God places the lonely in families;
he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy,” (Psalm 68:5-6 NLT).
“God places the lonely in families.” Amen. Our world needs strong, healthy, vibrant families. Because we have been so crazy and all over the place, I thought I would just show you what I have been up to for the past few weeks with my precious family.
My bestie called me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I could join her on a last minute trip to Gulf Shores. I hopped on a plane to meet her in Dallas, we drove a whole day to the beach, spent one day on there, and drove a whole day back to Dallas. It was a whirl wind trip but we had been trying to plan a beach trip for 6 YEARS and couldn’t make it happen. She gave me three days notice and somehow that was doable?!treasure. Hope that you are able to spend time with the people you treasure too.