The Year and Month Passed

Last month, August, marked my fourth year at Heartily Handcrafted. Weeks prior to that had been filled with excitement and planning. Then finally August came, I was able to start the week with increasing excitement but was immediately replaced with all sorts of stress, constant decision-making, and relentless prayers.

Last year, my mother went home with the Lord, and honestly to face another challenge is not something I have accounted for. I would like to believe, which many others who are in a similar situation would share my sentiment, that I’m resigned from these. But God has a different plan and, of course…a different timeline.

Love in the Storm

Now, it’s September! As it is always is, the storm may be rough and long, but it will soon calm.

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13

Almost all of the plans I have for Heartily’s anniversary month got swept along with the tide. But, I believe what’s important is they never sunk. Heartily has been founded and, for four years, fueled by love. Not from what I have or if there’s any driving will left in me, but from Whom it never runs out. Yes, from Him who created and authored love himself, the God of the heavens and the earth.

Sail Farther

I wasn’t able to make much, not even a doodle, but that’s not the point. It is to continue to sail again, this time with a deeper meaning and wider perspective.

Jesus has been and will always be my anchor. My stronghold in many waves of life, keeping me intact and to never forget these waves shall pass.

“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
Colossians 1:17

I wouldn’t know what’s your situation right now, but if in any way my case is relatable to you, I hope you’ll be encouraged by what I’ve shared in this brief journal. We can never predict what will be the weather, let alone life itself, but for sure God knows and in his love and mercy we can sail farther and farther without being washed away.

Create for the Soul

I’ve recently started to do something artsy for my devotional journal. Quite happy and satisfied with how it came out ๐Ÿฅฐ Been thinking to do something like this for a long time now. I guess I was able to do it not really for craft’s sake, but because I actually needed it for my soul. Hope this inspires and encourages you too! โœจ

May you’ll have a blessed day! And always take care ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒป