Sunday, Sept 4: What are you up to currently?

SUNDAYS. The day of rest, rejuvenation and catching up on last minute things before the new week begins. Working in the medical field we do not get holidays off which I am learning to be okay with, although I certainly wouldn't complain if I had Monday off work. ;) 

Currently it is 7:55 pm. My puppy is laying down right beside me, the Notre Dame vs. Texas game is on (go Irish!) and I am copying my favorite recipes into my new "Family Recipes" binder that I am loving. It has been an absolutely beautiful day and I am reminded of just how blessed I am in this current season of life. Sometimes I become discontent or focus more on the future when in reality, making the most of the present and being content in this very moment is what is most important.

Also, I loved the message in church today studying the story of Nehemiah. My mom and aunt came to the service with me which was so nice!

Nehemiah 1:1-4 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. They said to me, "Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire." When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of Heaven.

The reason I want to share this is because I think the purpose behind Nehemiah's story is one that we can all relate to. As Christ followers and people of God we are given so many opportunities to serve others and to live out the purpose and calling that God has created for each of us, to live the best of what God has for us. To live a full life found in Christ. That may be different for everyone but one thing that is a common denominator is He breaks our heart for something that causes us to move our very own hands and feet, to not be idle and to boldly act on it.

Lord, break our heart for what breaks yours.

Game update: We are tied 7-7. Hoping ND pulls this one through!!

Hope you all have had a wonderful day and Happy Labor Day weekend!

P.S. What are some of your favorite family recipes?? I would love to add some more deliciousness to this binder of mine.


  1. Thanks for sharing about the message you heard in church. It's such a good reminder to have a heart like God's and care about the things he cares about! It's so easy to become desensitized in this world but that's not what we are called to.

    1. Amen Juliann, it's so true! I have caught myself many times having to step back and sort of do a reality or spirituality check.

  2. I agree with Juliann's comment above! Have you read Counter Culture by David Platt? He did his Secret Church message for 2015 based on the book. He talked about the fact that if as Christians our hearts didn't break for any of the topics he was covering, we needed to check our hearts and make sure we didn't have a heart problem. by the way, I have a recipe binder too! I love printing out recipes to place in my binder--it's fun to me!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    1. Thank you so much for sharing the book! I just looked it up and it looks like it would be an amazing read! How true though - it can be so easy to forget that sometimes He breaks our heart for such a deeper more meaningful purpose.

      Also, love that you have a recipe binder as well. It seems to be so much more handy/organized! Hopefully within the next week I can gather much more family recipes to add. :)

  3. I also have a recipe binder! I love it. It's so nice to be able to pull out and quickly find something to make. Yay for organization! :)

    1. Awesome! It's so nice having sectioned off categories!