Thursday, April 28, 2011

Grace on a Thursday: in Casey's words


 You guys know casey right??? I knew it.
She blogs at from the heart of casey about that lil' Wiegand family of hers.
She is so many things! Talented artist. Passionate believer. Inspiring art teacher. Supportive wife. And seriously devoted mama to the blessed boy and girl below.
Just look at them. They are the cutest little blondies.

Casey's passionate heart shines throughout all she does, and all she is. I love it. She is so inspiring.
Bask in her heartfelt words today, and show her some love!

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Sweet Leslie has been such a breath of fresh air in my life. Whenever I post something that is troubling me, I am wrestling with...her advice is ALWAYS so freeing. 

I recently posted about being a bit overwhelmed. I am a stay at home mama trying to run an art studio out of our home, paint (my "job"), answer emails, phone calls....all the while putting my husband and kids first.

I am a people pleaser. And I am failing badly.

I have so many untouched emails.
Countless un-returned phone calls.

So I guess what is overwhelming me is the inability to keep everyone happy. My dream come true is to be a wife and a mama. My kids really are my world...probably a little bit too much at some points, but they are. And so staring at my phone all day to keep up with emails or ignoring them while I return a list of voicemails is not working for me.

So balance. How do we do it?

I am learning. Perfection doesn't happen. 

My relationships with Jesus and my family come first....and as long as I keep my eyes upward then I should be fine. My sweet friend Jessi also said i should think about this.

"What should your hands be diligently working on, and then ask Him to help you accomplish it to His glory."

Perfectly said.

Thankful for grace. I need it. And I need to remember to be quick to give it as well :).

"When you decide to live out what you believe. When you decide you want peace in your possession, then you will find out what that looks and feels like. You begin to pray for God to give you peace. You incorporate peace in your relationships. You decide to respond differently. You speak in love. Act in tenderness. You imitate what you know about peace until it becomes a reality for your character and your life."

7 comments:

  1. Amen girl! Keep your beautiful eyes upward!
    XO,
    Sarah

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  2. Love it. I struggle with that, too. What a lovely quote in the end. Love you Casey!

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  3. I loved this part:

    "I am a people pleaser. And I am failing badly.

    I have so many untouched emails.
    Countless un-returned phone calls."

    Amen sista. :)

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  4. perfectly said, all of it. Love you Casey and Leslie!!

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  5. so pretty. casey has a beautiful way with words.

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  6. I love this. It's so easy to feel overwhelmed and a failure when we try to do everything...but God never called us to do EVERYTHING. We just think we need to. It's so freeing to know we only need to do the things He wants us to do. Thanks for posting this :)

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