Thoughtful Thursday | Little Life Updates

Thoughtful Thursday | Little Life Updates

Hey guys! I hope that you’re all doing well. ❤ Man, it has been quite a week for me and my family so far! I doubt our lives will be able to fully return to our normal until this baby is born.

Today, I am sharing with you an update-style post. So, if you’re interested in reading about what’s been going on with us, let’s settle in for a life chat! ❤ Let me know in the comments below what you’ve been up to. 🙂 xx Now, let’s get into this.


First of all, for any new readers: my mom is pregnant with my last little sibling. I’m the eldest of four kids currently, soon to be five! My mom is due on February 1st, although it is truly looking like she’ll have my second little sister sooner than that. As I write this post (it’s nearly 9 AM where I am), my mom and dad are at the hospital because my mom wasn’t feeling well all night. She had a massive headache along with painful contractions on and off. While she has not gone into labor yet, these are definite potential signs of pre-labor, so I’m praying for her and hoping everything goes well. I’ll do a quick update post to let you know when/if she comes home, or if the baby’s born! ❤ ❤

Something else that’s been going on recently is that beginning Monday afternoon, I began feeling slightly ill. I guessed early on that I’d gotten the mild cold my brother had over the weekend. While I never like being sick, what he had was barely causing him any discomfort at all, so I wasn’t really worried about it. On Tuesday, I woke up with a slightly scratchy throat and stuffy nose, and then on Wednesday (yesterday), I felt tired throughout the day. I’m very thankful it wasn’t worse! While I’m still feeling a bit off today, I’m just praying that I’ll be well enough to hold my baby sister once she’s born and not have to stay back because I’m sneezing, haha! ❤

I know that the Lord is caring for us, even when it feels like situations are out of control. That’s true sometimes – there will always be things I can’t do anything about, but He certainly can, and has! I’ve found over the years that it’s harder for me to watch one of my family members go through something hard than it is for me to personally go through the same thing. Knowing they’re hurting and I can’t do much to help has been something I’ve had to trust the Lord with, so I will pray that I’ll be able to have greater trust in Him concerning the health of my family.

On Tuesday, I was very sad to not be able to post something on my blog, haha, because for the first three weeks of this year, I was able to share a post every day! While I enjoyed doing that, I’m not wanting to write something just to keep a streak going, even though I do love a good streak. lol I’m still aiming to post consistently, but daily isn’t possible sometimes, so I’ll write and share when I have something, but not just so I can post. It is tempting some days, though.

One of the highlights of this week so far is my new mini obsession with online shopping. I’ve had fun looking at Etsy, especially, because my parents got me a gift card for Christmas and I have yet to spend it, haha! At first, I was looking at different room decor, because I’d love to update the art and posters I have on my wall, but I couldn’t find anything. (Except for printables, which I’d rather not do since I don’t have quality paper to print them on!) When I found that there’s a side to Etsy with endless ideas for desk decor and organization, I instantly knew that’s what I’d be using the gift card for, haha! Once I decide on what color scheme to go with, I’ll be making some purchases. There may be a desk tour coming up soon, so be on the lookout for that!


Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today! ❤ Those are all the little life updates I have for you right now, but I’ll be sure to let you know what’s going on with my mom. I may do a short post later, or at some point tomorrow, depending on what’s going on. For now, please keep her, the baby, and the rest of our family in your prayers. We can’t wait to meet this baby girl! 🙂

— Maggie

Willing To Listen

Willing To Listen

Hey there, guys! Happy Sunday to all of you 🙂 ❤ I was inspired to write this post because I would like to further share what has been on my heart lately. Just like I wrote about here (and here, too!), I have been having a good many thoughts on what my future holds, which includes where the Lord will lead me in the coming years of my life.

I used to see my future as being something that’s in my control. That is, I thought my future depended on how much I put into it.

Because I love being productive and knowing for certain I’m getting things done, it has bothered me for the longest time that that which lies ahead in my life is completely unknown to me, concealed in a dense fog.

I would think that to be within His will, I needed to have a good idea of what lay ahead.

If the Lord would only let me get a peek inside, I’d basically think to myself, then I’d know how to prepare, be ready, and enjoy it when it gets here.

It was hard for me to accept that His timing was not my own, because waiting on Him to work things out in my life seemed like a waste of time. Why would it be His will for me to sit and do nothing for days, weeks, even years while He worked behind the scenes?

These thoughts (and the solution He has given me) are what inspired the title of this post.

“He knows when we are willing to hear His answers.” – Dr. Charles Stanley

This quote absolutely blew me away.

He knows exactly when the moment has come to reveal to me the plans He has for me – not a moment sooner, nor a moment later.

I understand that waiting is hardly, if ever, easy. I have wanted countless things before it was my time to have them … however, with each and every situation where I felt impatient was helping me to learn that there is so much more to faith than simply waiting to make our move until God speaks.

Faith is about trusting Him while the clock is ticking away.

Faith is proof of the fact that we know His timing is completely perfect.

Faith shows that we know He has a great plan that is not hindered by calendar days.

Faith grows in these hard conditions, watered by His grace.

True faith is utterly convinced that He knows us so much better than we do.

When we trust in Him, He is absolutely faithful to manifest the plans He has for us in our lives. He will not forget about us … and He knows just when we are ready to hear about the things He has for us.

“However, as it is written, what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived – the things God has prepared for those who love Him-” – 1 Corinthians 2:9

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 27:14

— Maggie

Bullet Point My Day – January 2018

Bullet Point My Day – January 2018

Hey guys, and happy Saturday to you! ❤ I hope that your weekend is going well. 🙂 Shortly after I had breakfast this morning, I had a fun idea for today’s blog post, which is why I am here sharing it now!

Over the course of the whole day, I kept track of everything I did on the bullet list shared below. This means that from the point I woke up, all the way down to when I went to bed (which I will do right after publishing this!), you get a peek into what my life is like on relaxing weekends at home! I had a lot of fun keeping track of today, and I’m looking forward to doing it again at some point.

While there will definitely be days in my future with more going on than there was today, it was nice to capture what relaxed days are like at this time in my life. Getting a few things done and hanging out with my family was the eventual focus of today, and I absolutely loved it. It was quite relaxed, and we were all happy.

I often find myself wishing that my life was more full, providing me and my family with more activities to do and places to go … but man – I wouldn’t trade beautiful days such as this for the world. ❤

Being thankful for the present is something I desire to be mindful of, every single moment.

While it’s nice to have places to go and things to see, weekends like this are a huge blessing, too. (:

Introduction aside, I’ll be turning in for the night here shortly. Whatever time of day it is where you are, I pray that you’re doing well, and that you enjoy this post! ❤ Happy reading!


Bullet Point My Day –
January 20th, 2018

  • Woke up
  • Checked notifications on my phone
  • Made my coffee and breakfast
  • Read a blog post and a few chapters in a book
  • Ate breakfast
  • Read more of the book
  • Cleaned and vacuumed my room
  • Read the Bible and drank my coffee
  • Played dress-up with Samuel
  • Got ready for the day
  • Commented on a few blog posts
  • Cleaned up around the house
  • Listened to music and organized photos
  • Made my lunch
  • Checked the mail
  • Ate my lunch
  • Had a brownie
  • Gave Elizabeth her lunch
  • Browsed phone a bit
  • Read more chapters in my book
  • Laid Elizabeth down for her nap
  • Drank some water
  • Tidied room and did stretches
  • Power-walked 2 miles
  • Played Wii game with Samuel
  • Greeted my dad when he got home from work
  • Ate snack
  • Watched pet rescue videos with Joshua and Samuel
  • Read some blog posts and the Bible
  • Watched more pet rescue videos
  • Had dinner with my family
  • Watched a documentary
  • Browsed my phone
  • Worked on this post
  • Got ready for bed
  • Watched a relaxing video
  • Went to bed

Thank you so much for reading!

May you have a beautiful evening or rest of your day. ❤
God bless!

— Maggie