Operation: FINISH! <3

I’m so great at starting things. Really, I am.

Starting to make these super cute scarves. Starting to clean my kitchen. Starting to make a grocery list. And half the time, if I’m being totally honest – I’m not always the best with the follow through. I have to keep reminding myself to stay focused. And I usually lose the post-it notes that are supposed to keep me on track. #thestruggleisreal

But there is one thing I have let really, REALLY slide to the back burner. My Book.

my book

God put the dream in my heart to write it. He allowed me to attend a completely mind blowing writer and speaker’s conference over the summer and I was able to meet with some publishers and hand over my baby { A.K.A. My Book Proposal ā¤ }. I was super stoked and ready to rock and roll. And then I came back home, got busy, moved and have let it sit for months in our home office.

So here sits this dream, lying dormant on the shelf. Because I’m afraid to finish it. Why, you ask? Because no one is knocking down my door begging to publish this thing.

God really dealt with me on this subject the other day. He took me back to when we desperately needed a second vehicle. We had moved 700+ miles to the sunny state of Florida, sold our car because we thought Gary had landed a 3rd shift job and we would be fine with just our van. And then life happened and things changed.

There we were in need. Again. But this time, God stirred something in my heart. Thank me in advance. I felt His voice reassuring me. And thus began my morning shower routine of thanking God for a second vehicle we didn’t have.

My prayer went something like this each morning: Thank you so much, God, for providing a vehicle! I thank you so much for knowing our needs and meeting them! God, is it too much to ask that you soften someone’s heart to GIVE us a car? Just something to get Gary to work.. I thank you for providing..

After a few weeks, a couple from church approached my husband and told them they wanted to…..GIVE….. us a car. Yes. Give us a car. My jaw dropped when I got the phone call and the waterworks instantly wet my face.

This was such a mega leap forward in my faith! Yet, a year and a half later, I’ve somehow forgotten God’s provision.

So here I sit, typing away. Pouring my heart out page after page. Pulling out favorite quotes from each devotion and putting them with pictures I’ve taken over the years. In faith.

One of the images I've been working on..
One of the images I’ve been working on..

Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The substance of things hoped for. The evidence of things not yet seen. Sometimes you have to walk in faith until your flesh catches up. And that’s exactly why I’m lacing up my tennis shoes. It’s time to do this thing.

Will you join me in praying over this project? I know this will bless other moms who are struggling to see beauty in the chaos and I want to do everything I can to get this in their hands.

We do not walk alone! We are all in this together! The sooner we realize that, the sooner we will see breakthroughs from this false reality that no one else could have a clue what we’re going through. Show up unannounced at 4pm and honey you will see that most moms have 1) very little sleep, 2) sticky, messy kitchens, 3) loud kids, 4) and smudgy hand prints all over ever glass surface in the entire house. And that’s just the short list.

And another.. It only took about 8x to get this one <3 lol
And another.. It only took about 8x to get this one

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I love you guys to the moon and back!

Live Life Unscripted,

ā¤ Brittany

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