Monday, December 28, 2015

Guess What???

We're expecting!!! Yes, the Kelly's are in the family way and preparing for baby #2. We are super excited and I wanted to share the awesome news with you all! We found out while in Miami for Thanksgiving. My husband and I had been trying for nine months to conceive and we finally got the answer to our prayer. God is soooo amazing! 

On December 22nd, we were blessed to see our little "jellybean" for the first time and see that beautiful little heart beating at 148 beats per minute. 

After 9 months of "negatives", my heart goes out to women who want children but have difficulty conceiving or carrying a child full-term. As a woman, you just expect that you will get pregnant without any problems but that is not always the case. If you're reading this post and you're having challenges conceiving or you've experienced multiple miscarriages, my prayers are with you! Maybe you don't have a problem with infertility but you are getting older and still believing God for a spouse so that you can start a family, I am believing with you! Whatever you do, don't lose your hope!

I'll keep you all posted on my pregnancy journey. Boy, August 6th seems so far away but it will be here before we know it. Please keep our growing family in your prayers :)

Ghia ♥

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year! May the Lord's love overshadow you and his grace overwhelm you! The best is yet to come!

Isaiah 9:6-7 "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this."



Thursday, December 17, 2015

Keep Calm & Trust God!

So, am I the only one who has a hard time trusting God? Why does it seem easier to worry than to put our hope in God? Tonight as I worried about "statistics", I heard the Lord say to me, "Do you trust me or do you trust numbers?" He then said, "I am known for defying numbers." When he said that, I immediately began to think of people like Sarah who gave have birth in her old age and Lazarus who was resurrected after being dead for 3 days. And I'm sitting around worrying about "statistics"? I felt so bad for not trusting a God who proves to be faithful over and over again.

Why is trusting God so hard though? Why is it not the default? Well, because building trust (even in God) is a process and our flesh has to be trained to trust someone other than itself. The more you practice, the easier it becomes. I realized tonight that I needed to build my trust in God. Yep, the Elder struggles too! The truth is, our lack of trust is directly connected to our lack of faith (ouch!). I hate to admit it, but I was in fact guilty of being a believer who didn't believe.

As I write this post, I am encouraging both you and I to put our faith to work! Tonight, I had to immediately change my confession because I believe that what we speak becomes what we believe. We often judge the disciple Thomas for doubting Jesus when in fact we all have doubted at one time or another. The important thing is to not get stuck in unbelief. At a certain point in your walk with God, your lack of trust is insulting to God. Why would you doubt someone who always comes through? Selah.

My Prayer: Lord, help my unbelief! Forgive me for not trusting in you. Build my faith, O God! Help me to trust you even when you're quiet. Help me to be patient as I trust you. I know that all things will work out for my good. I also know that worrying won't change anything. So, I make a decision today to trust you. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

-Ghia ♥

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Live Your Life in Color!

While out of town for work, I picked up dinner at a cute little burrito place and saw this beautiful flower on the counter. I have seen these multicolored roses before, but this one caught my eye (hence the picture). As I stared at the picture, I was reminded of the need to live in color! Along this journey called life, we often tone down the true essence of who we are. We do this for various reasons...fear of standing out, fear of making others uncomfortable, fear of being who we were created to be. As we embark upon a new year, it is important that we LIVE IN COLOR! That means we live boldly, fearlessly, and intentionally. Don't be afraid to shine! Dare to be different! To dim the color of your life is to rob others of the opportunity of experiencing your true beauty. Like this flower, show the various dimensions of who you are! Don't allow others to lock you into only one way of level of greatness. Embrace the fullness of who you were created to be. Live vividly, live beautifully! LIVE IN COLOR!

Ghia ♥