monday meet up: linky party!


It's time for another Monday Meet Up! 
This week I have a lovely lady to share with you all.
Her message is wonderful today. Read on.
You don't want to miss out.
And when you're all done, send up some
prayers for my little family? We check into
the hotel tomorrow...and officially enter
"the homeless" stage. Ah! It's going to be
a crazy, wonderful, exciting month ahead.

 Hello everyone! I'm Niamh (it's Irish and you say it "NEEV"),
and I blog over at Finding the JOYS in my JOURNEY.

The name pretty much states the purpose - I blog about the little things that give me joy, firstly to help me live with more gratitude, and secondly in the hope that I can spread that joy around. You can read about everything from style to food to my love for my Savior, and then some! Feel free to drop by some time!

Today I wanted to post about something that's been on my mind a lot lately - the power that we have to change.


I had this dumb thought once - "I like change - just as long as it doesn't put me out of my comfort zone."
Um, hello? Going out of your comfort zone is pretty much the definition of change.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm stubborn. I know that God has a plan for me, and that if I just go His way He will make me into the amazing woman He knows I can become.
That requires me to go out of my comfort zone.

As much as I'd like to be the best me possible, sometimes I like those little sins that I hold on to even more. Pride, selfishness, vanity, ungratefulness ... they're hard to let go of! But two things that happened recently changed my perspective on this.
I wrote about the first here. Basically, I chose to be grateful and happy regardless of the circumstances - and it worked! I was able to forsake my ingratitude for at least one day, and it felt amazing.
The second, which I wrote about here, is an on-going process that I'm probably never going to become perfect in. It started when I had the opportunity to be with some people who practically lit up the room with the light of Christ that they carried with them, which inspired me to change. Since then, I've been able to see myself be less quick to judge or get annoyed, and it's easier to remember my Savior in my day-to-day life.

What changes have you been putting off? I promise that if you get God behind you, they will happen! And whatever effort it takes will be worth it - being able to see yourself change for the better has got to be one of the best feelings in the world!

Have a wonderful week - remember who you are and don't be afraid to live up to it!


Thank you so much for being with us today Niamh!
This is so timely and needed at this point in my life.
God's plan for us is so great, and so often includes
great change....we need only trust him and accept.

Covered in Grace

Alright Lovely Ladies {and Gents}...
It's your turn. 
Link up your favorite posts-all week long! 
Woo us to you blog. Let us get to know you! 
Meet other amazing bloggers and extend your blogging community!

Party Rules

1. Link up your posts, link up your's up to you!
2. Grab a button to put on your blog post and/or include a link back to this post so your readers can come see what the fun is all about! You can find the code for the button just above or on the "buttons" page.
3. Make sure you visit (and comment) on other posts linked up-- what fun is a party if no one talks to each other? Make some new friends!
4. You must be a follower of Covered in Grace to link up. And pretty please follow our lovely guest poster as well.
Are you interested in guesting for the Monday Meet Up? Click HERE.

Linking up HERE!

Brooke is a native-Texan who's been transplanted all over the world. As a veteran-military-wife, creative writer, young mother, & spiritual thinker, she hopes to inspire & relate to the hearts & minds of her blogging communities via her writing & experience. This post has quite possibly been linked into {One Of These} linky parties!

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6 Comments on monday meet up: linky party!

  1. With A Blast
    October 8, 2012 at 7:10 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for hosting, Brooke!

  2. Anni
    October 8, 2012 at 7:15 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for hosting again 🙂
    Love this linkup – I found some pretty great blogs so far!


  3. noire
    October 8, 2012 at 10:38 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for posting another Monday Meet up! Have a great day xx

  4. Ugochi
    October 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks for another party Brooke, I pray this transition period brings you a better change.
    Have a super blessed day!

  5. Elle Sees
    October 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm (5 years ago)

    This is so awesome! Glad to have found your blog and hers!

  6. No(dot dot)el
    October 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Praying your move goes well. As painless as possible, even more fun than frustration, that’s what I’m hoping and praying for you and your family.