Celebrating My 27th.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The first cool breeze filled our home this weekend signaling the coming of many things. Without fail, the winds shift and the atmosphere of our everyday changes in the first week of October. The first cool mornings of Fall mean my birthday is on the horizon. For me, life truly starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall. 
Today, I celebrate my 27th birthday. 

In the last 365 days, I have stepped back, taken note and truly assessed how I want my life story to read. By intentionally creating margin in my schedule (and some weeks a lack of margin), I'm coasting into a beautiful new season in my story. 
I set out to take intentional leaps out of my comfort zone this year, and that's just what I've done. Bit by bit. Day by day. Leap after leap. I sat down yesterday with a full heart as I look to the potential this year holds.

In the same way, let your line shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
— Matthew 5:16
My husband knocked it out of the park with my birthday gift. Lara Casey's Make It Happen print. Gracious, I'm thankful for that woman's heart. The simple encouragement to make it happen has been what I needed this year. That "it" will be different for each of us. In fact, for each of us "it" may even change from season to season. What remains constant, though, is God and His grace.
God is moving in my life. He's presenting blessing after blessing - the kind that send you to your knees. He's showing up, even in my failures and mess, and He's spurring me to live boldly and humbly in Him.

At the end of the day, my goal is Jesus.  
More Him, less me. 
That's what I want as I celebrate my 27th.