Thursday, November 22, 2012

Leaving A Ripple

This week I have been focused on what faith is. Faith is a word that I have literally heard countless times in my life. On an average day I see, hear, and say the word hundreds of times. 
Faith is the belief in God, in His word, and in His character. 
Who is God? He is a triune God, one God in three persons (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit). He is the creator. He is omniscient (all knowing) , omnipotent (all powerful), and omnipresent (not bound by time and space). He is both just and loving. He is pure and Holy. 

What is His word? His word is the Bible and is also the promises and covenants He made with His people. Since the fall of man God promised a redeemer that would crush the head of the serpent. He also made a covenant to never flood the entire earth again. The Bible tells us that God sent His son, Jesus as a sacrifice to atone for our sins. Jesus is God that came to earth in human form. The Holy Spirit indwells us when  we accept Christ and repent from our sins. The Holy Spirit guides us and leads us, helping us through the sanctification process. 

What is His character? God's character is extremely complex and beautiful. He is authoritative. He is pure. He is love. He is a provider. He is a just judge. He is understanding. He is creative. He is beautiful. He is personal. He is God. 

Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."

How does faith help us? I think there are a couple parts to faith. The first one being what God has given to us. It is through Him opening our eyes to who we really are and to who God is in relation. The Holy Spirit softens our hearts and convicts us. The second part to faith would be the choice to believe even when it goes against our flesh and our world. An example of this would be shown in Mark 9:24. The father of a sick boy who said, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Faith is NOT the lack of concern, fear, or worry. It is choosing to give the concern, fear, and worry to God and believing that He is in control. Look back at what God has done to see what God will do when you can't see what He is doing now. When I am struggling with something and feel at loss of what to do, I look at God's character and what God has brought me through. I then can look forward to what God can and will do, which gives me hope for what is doing. A lot of times we have blinders on and cannot see outside of our circumstances. 
God reveals Himself through the Bible, through the Holy Spirit, through His creation, and through history. If we don't believe what God has revealed to us, how can we expect to have faith? 

How can I increase my faith? The first way is prayer, in asking God to help in our unbelief. The second way is in reading the Bible and learning about God's character. Finally, through obedience. By being faithful in what we are told to do and trusting God in little things. Our faith is like a muscle.. it can grow with use. 
I love this question. When we have faith it ripples and touches those around us. Abrahams faith is still touching those around us today. I long for this kind of faith. I am not sure what kind of ripples I am leaving, but I pray that I will grow in faith and become the person God longs for me to be. 

What Ripples of Faith are You Leaving? How has God been faithful to you when you stepped out in faith? 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Evangelizing

Today was a day of attack and victory. 

This morning even waking up seemed to be difficult. My body was physically worn down. My eyes felt like little weights sat upon my eye lids. My joints ached and made the sounds of an old wood floor, creaking and cracking with each small movement. My energy was on its last bit of battery. In general it was a difficult day to begin with. 

Abbie seemed to be under a bit of attack as well. She was extremely emotional and was crying throughout the day. She had an indecisiveness about everything and filled the air with grumbles and complaints. In general she was just unpleased with life. 

Elizabeth must have stolen the energy that I was missing because she, like the Energizer Bunny, kept going and going and going and going and going. She was getting into everything. A trail of mess followed her everywhere along with screeching sounds of annoyance. She must have called me hundreds of times when I was sitting right there with her in her room playing. "Mom... Mom... MOM... momma... Mom."In general she was needy and energetic. 

This was not a normal day in our household and the tension sat in the air like a thick fog. All communication lines seemed down and I felt claustrophobic in our home. 

When we are under spiritual attack my Achilles tendon would be my family. When they are under attack I do not do as well. I knew that today was a spiritual attack and I also knew that it was connected with last night and what was going to happen tonight. 

Last night was an amazing night. I spoke to a dear friend of mine about God. The Holy Spirit was speaking to her heart and I was so blessed to be witnessing it. She like, so many others-- myself and my husband included, didn't understand the difference between knowing about God and knowing God. Knowing about a savior and being saved. I could feel the Holy Spirit pulling on my heart to ask her questions that I, to be quite honest, was a little scared to ask because I didn't want to hurt our friendship. I remember the times that I thought I was a Christian and I am not sure how I would have handled it if someone had tried to point out that I wasn't. I asked them and I was amazed at how God worked. Once I was willing to open up my mouth and just be obedient to God, He took over. I don't know why I had any fear, the fact is that the Holy Spirit already knew the status of her heart and He is always in control. Last night we talked about the prayer of salvation and I answered any questions she had. The most difficult part was that last night the Holy Spirit was not leading me to lead her in the prayer. I wanted so bad to "close the deal" as some would say. She was right there and ready, but it is not in my timing. 

So today was filled with attacks. One thing that helped was remembering that often the devil doesn't attack noneffective Christians. I knew that I was in a war and I already know who has won. 

So tonight my dear hubby said that I can decorate for the Holidays early to help me feel better after the long bad day. I messaged my friend and invited her over because it seems like something she would like to do. When she responded back I was brought to tears. God is so good! She said that she would like  come over and then she said that she wanted to be saved. I called Alvin and he prayed with me for her. She has been on my heart for months. 

She came over and we had a wonderful time hanging out. We talked and ate food. Then tonight one of my closest loving friends became my sister. I am so thankful to God for her and for His love for her. I am so excited to see God move in her life. Victory!!! God claimed another victory!!! It makes all that junk that happened today melt into nothingness. 

Romans 10:9 If you declarEe with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 

Ephesians 6:10-12 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it has the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Liebster Award


Liebster Award... what the heck is that? I received a nomination from Shanita and one from Angela recently. So I decided to kind of look into it. It stands for Liebster is German for Favorite, so it is an award for favorite blogs. It is for bloggers that have less than 200 readers. It is like a getting to know you blog. 
The steps are as follows: 
1. State 11 random facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated you posted. 
3. Make 11 question for other to answer.
4. Tag 11 bloggers that have less than 200 readers and notify them that you have chosen them. 
5. No tag backs....

I appreciate the honor of being nominated so I will play along. 
Random facts about Faith:
1. When my mom was pregnant with me she had a dream where God came to her and told her that if she has a girl she needs to name the baby Faith. She said she would if my father agreed. My dad was sure he was going to have a third son, so he agreed. When my mom had me he tried to take it back and make Faith my middle name but my mom reminded him of his promise. So basically, God named me Faith. My name is a constant reminder to me to have faith. 

2. I have always loved brussels sprouts, asparagus, artichoke, and broccoli, but for some strange my mom would always make peas or lima beans... both of which I hate. 

3. I have never broken any bones. 

4. The second time I saw my now hubby I knew I was going to marry him, even though we both hated each other. 

5. I am afraid of riding on escalators and of things touching my neck. 

6. I spent a few months living in a residential facility my senior year of high school. 

7. I used to have a crush on Robin Williams and on Bill Cosby. 

8. I wrote a couple books when I was a teen but then burned them when I was depressed. Now, my hubby keeps copies of all my writings. 

9. I love dancing in the rain. I feel like I can breathe in water. 

10. I laugh when I am nervous, anxious, and in pain. I think it is part to having big brothers. Can't let them see you crying. 

11. I have blocked out major parts of my memory. I will have people from certain years come up and talk to me and I have no idea who they are. 

Questions for my nominees:
1.  Fav hair product
It would have to be a tie for Head and Shoulders--- their new scents are so much better--- and rubber bands.
2.  Most embarrassing moment
Probably accidentally pooping on myself at my mother in laws. To read more on my most embarrassing moment click here and my second most embarrassing is here
3.  Fav Christmas tradition
Every Thanksgiving my mom gives us our first Christmas gift. It is always holiday socks. She says it is stupid to give the holiday decorated things on that day because they only get worn for one day.. this way we have an entire month to wear our socks that are decorated with penguins with little Santa hats. 
4.  Go to breakfast meal
I am so bad a remembering to eat breakfast. My normal go to breakfast item is a slim fast bar. 
5.  Inspiring quotation
Many people know Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. " It is a truly great scripture and is uplifting... but one of my favorites would have to be just a couple verses prior.  Romans 8:26-27 "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God." Sometimes I hurt so bad that no words uttered can captures the full extent of what I feel. I love that it says the Spirit intercedes through wordless groans. He groans for me.
6.  Something unexpected that you have discovered about blogging
It has been a huge key in processing feelings and thoughts. It has actually helped my relationship with God because I am able to process what I am learning, I am able to look back and see what God has done, I am able to ask for prayers, and I am able to sing His praises.
7.  Something you just realized or learned that you probably should have known
How to pray with boldness... I am actually still learning it. 
8.  Comfort food
Popcorn and Rocky Road Ice Cream 
9.  Book recommendations
Christian Heroes: George Muller.. this was the book I was reading for my daughters homeschooling and it inspired, convicted, and taught me about prayer and faith. I wrote a guest post about it here
10.  Greatest compliment that you have ever received
The greatest compliment I have ever received would have to be when God puts women in my path to talk to and share what God has done for me. I say it is a compliment because He is trusting me to follow His will and to have the honor to help others. God does all the work and I just get to be His vessel. I get to see God moving in the other persons life and it think it is the coolest thing to see. 
11.  Morning Person or night Owl?


Questions for my nominees: 
1. What is a band that you secretly like? 
2. How many times do you think is acceptable to wear jeans before washing and why? 
3. Who was your role model growing up? 
4. What moment most shaped you as the person you are today?
5. If you could change how people perceive you, what would you change? 
6. Who is or was your celebrity crush?
7. Would you rather have money, power, popularity, or one true love? 
8. If you had one word to describe yourself what would it be? Why?
9. What one chore do you despise most?
10. Would you consider yourself successful in life? Why/why not?
11. What is your quiet place? Share a picture. 

I nominate:

The Parable of the Personal Trainer

I woke up early, placed my tennis shoes on my feet, grabbed a healthy breakfast, and drove out to the gym to meet my p.t. (personal trainer). He was the owners son and it was very obvious that not only did he know what a person needed to do to get muscles and live a healthy life, he himself was the perfect example. He talked about his strict diet, his love of reaching and showing others the best way to live, his daily commitment to maintain what he set his goal as, and he definitely practiced what he preached. I did my research and chose him carefully. Having a p.t. came with a bit of a cost and I would have to have someone I could trust.

So there I was talking with him and I asked him to make me stronger. I told him that I wanted to not be bound by things like junk food. I told him that I wanted to be like him. He looked at me and said, "Ok, if you want to be strong like me, then you need to start by jogging two miles."

"I don't want to jog," I replied.
He looked shocked and said, "Faith, I thought you said you trust me. You need to jog two miles. I am right here with you and if you get tired I will even help you."
I was becoming frustrated with his persistence. "NO, didn't you hear me? I don't want to jog two miles." I stormed out, went home, and sat on the couch eating the remainder of the ice cream.

After a couple weeks past, I became frustrated at my lack of discipline and lack of control over my lifestyle. I decided to make a new appointment with the p.t. for the next day. I felt ashamed of my actions and decided that I should apologize to him. The next day at the appointment I told my p.t. how sorry I was for not listening and for leaving. He said, "It's ok, I forgive you. Ok lets get back to what we wanted to do. Do you still want to be stronger?"

I thought for a moment and agreed. "Ok, lets start with some of the weights." He picked up the weights and began to do lunges, first the right leg then the left. "Now just do what I am doing," he said as he handed me the weights. At first things seemed to be going better, but then I could feel the burning sensation in my legs becoming stronger. I began to complain, "I can't do this. It burns too much. I just can't do it. I am not as strong as you."
"Faith," he tried to comfort me, "you can do it. I am right here with you and trust me I wouldn't give you something I knew you couldn't do. Just keep trying."
Again I became frustrated and felt defeated. So I set the weights down and quit. 

So often we pray that God will give us things such as strength, patience, perseverance, and faith. We might think we want them but when we see what it takes we want to give up. 

You see, Christ is our P.T. and is our example for how we are to live our lives. We choose Him because we knew that He was true and that he was perfect. He lived the disciplines that he asks us to. Luke 14:27 "And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple." He has left us with the Holy Spirit to help us, lead us, and comfort us. When God gives us or allows us to go through trials we should rejoice and lean into our source of strength, God. Philippians 4:13 "  I can do all this through him who gives me strength." God wants to help us grow to be stronger Christians. When God gives you a challenge don't feel defeated and quit, but instead see it as a chance to become more like Him. 


I know that it sounds easier than it is... I truly do. I myself struggle with it, but God has been teaching me to stick it out and fight. Now only if I could do it in my physical health too... ;)

James 1:2-4 
Trials and Temptations
 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

1 Peter 6-9 "In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

Psalm 71:20 
"Though you have made me see troubles,
    many and bitter,
    you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
    you will again bring me up."

How has God helped you to build strength? Was it difficult? 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Letters

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Dear God, 
I know that I usually end my letters with a note to you, but today I wanted to start with your letter because it is all I can think about. You are just so cool. I am always in awe of just how great and loving you are. Thank you. Thank you for blessing me with an amazing husband. Thank you for blessing me with two beautiful loving daughters. Thank you for this beautiful day. Thank you for answering my prayers little and big. Thank you for always comforting me and not letting me stay lost in my little world of stress and self-pity. Thank you for opening my eyes to all that you have done, are doing, and are about to do. Thank you for giving me an avenue that I can communicate my thoughts and feelings. Thank you for all the provisions you have made for me. Mostly, thank you for not giving up on me. There were so many times that I give up on myself and yet you were always right beside me. 

Dear Elizabeth, 
I think it is adorable that you are so loving towards other babies. You are only one and yet you treat them like they are delicate. For example, today in the store you saw another one year old and you were talking to her. You gave her a hug and you accidentally made her fall. You were so concerned about her and tried to make her feel better. You are a very sweet baby girl. 
Playing with paint in the tub


Dear Abigaile,
Where are you hearing all these songs from? When your father was going through a music list with all new songs that he had never heard you sang the lyrics to each song.. They are pop songs and all I let you listen to is worship music. We don't have cable and you are home schooled. So for the life of me I can not figure our how you know all of the songs. None of them were inappropriate, but still... I think I know the perfect word for my feeling.. I was baffled.
Abbie got more paint on her sister than on the tub or herself

Dear Hubby,
I love you. You are so great. Thank you for being my other half. 

Dear New Work Shoes,
Please don't hurt my feet tomorrow. You seemed comfortable when I bought you but the true test will be tomorrow after work. 

Dear Self, 
Please remember to bring the Imodium and the Tums to tomorrow nights Chili Night... really don't want a repeat of last year. 


Dear Readers,
You have no idea how much it means to me that you take the time to read what I have written. It is so amazing and I am so thankful. I have the most supportive friends and readers. I love you all so very much. 

Dear November Friday,
This was awesome. I can't believe that in the midwest there is a high of 70 degrees. This is perfect for getting much needed stuff done before the cold hits. I already cleaned out the car and took the girls to the park. 
The view from my front door... Sun is bright and warm :)



Thursday, November 8, 2012

How NOT to Impress a Crush (Most Embarrassing Moment Part 2)

I recently did a post on my most embarrassing moment inspired by Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. After writing it I had comments asking me to share the other embarrassing moment that I had mentioned in the other post. So here it goes... It was pretty bad. 
Mama’s Losin’ It
During my sophomore year of high school there was a guy in my home room that I had a crush on. He was handsome, was in a band, and was funny. We shared the same group of friends. One night his parents were out of town and he was having a pool party at his house after his band preformed. It was going to be the coolest event. When we got there he showed all of the girls where we could go to change into our swim suits. I had the chance to change and joined everyone at the pool. It was the most fun time. Time went so quickly and soon I had to run before I missed my curfew. I threw my clothes on over my swimsuit, jumped in my car, and got home. I had a strange feeling that I had forgotten something but quickly dismissed it.  

The next day at school we were all talking about how much fun we had at the party. My crush then mentioned that he had found something. He found a pair of underwear... Not just any underwear my underwear... not just my underwear but my granny panties... and it gets worse I had decided to wear the type that were spanx and sucked in my gut an my butt. Later he pulled me aside to ask if they were mine. Of course I denied but he continued to ask and I am sure that while my mouth would say no, my bright read face was saying yes. For the remainder of high school he would mention it from time to time. It was extremely embarrassing.

Monday, November 5, 2012

God is in Control... Even on Election Day

Tomorrow is election day and this comes with great stress and great relief. I don't know who will be placed in authority over what. I don't know who our next president will be, I don't know what laws will be passed, and I don't know which local people will be representing who. The things I do know is that tomorrow there will be a lot of conflict. There will be a lot of fighting and quarreling. Tomorrow will be a day of great stress and concern for many. Tomorrow night will also be a time of great divide in our country when one person will be elected and another will not. One thing I do know for certain is that God knows. Tomorrow nights results will come as no shock to God. 

I do have a set of political beliefs but I do not openly discuss them, not out of fear of what some may say, but because I believe that my focus should be on unity with my brothers and sisters. I know strong Christians on both sides of the spectrum. I believe that this is their personal choice and their right. I don't think that I could show love, agape love, if I judged or bashed someone based on their political beliefs. The church is already very divided over denominations. I don't see any reason that it should also be divided over politics. 

Now let me say, I am very vocal in the fact that if a person does not vote and does not educate themselves on the issues, then I do not believe that person has a right to complain when things don't go as they wish. 


I also find it extremely sad that they way political campaigns are run is more focused on slander than on stating what they stand for. I understand that they are just "playing the game" but it really turns me off to politics. I also hate the constant phone calls from different political parties. 

That all being said, I am proud to live in a country in which I do have a right to vote. I have a right to state my beliefs. I have the right to write a blog about what God has done for me. I just wanted to encourage you all that no matter how tomorrows elections turn out, God is in control. I pray that as Christians we can find unity so that we might not be divided and silenced. I also want to encourage you my brother and sisters to pray and seek out what God would want you to do. There is a way to express our unhappiness without slandering the authorities and with showing them respect. 

Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

On a final note my friends, I know that a time like this causes anger and frustration between people.. especially those with strong opinions. Please, remember that as Christians we are to not only love our friends but our enemy as well. I understand that right now some might be saying things that are directly against your core beliefs.. which feels like it is directly against you, but still seek God and His wisdom on how to still show them love. How to have peace with them.

Matthew 5:43-48 "“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

Often it looks like we are fighting against another person or that another person is fighting against us, but they might really be fighting against God. 

Romans 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."

David said, "Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge." - Psalm 51:4 

I Could Have Just Died (Most Embarrassing Moment)

I haven't done a writing prompt from Mama Kat's Workshop, so when I saw that one of the prompts was to tell an embarrassing story I thought I just had to share. Hopefully, this will lift your day as it usually seems to get a good chuckle out of my friends and family.

Mama’s Losin’ It

I don't usually embarrass easily, I contribute it to the fact that I am silly and usually like to do weird things. I have also stated that I like to be completely honest with people. There is a kind of freedom that comes with transparency.

The day seemed like any other. We had gone to my mother in laws house to pick up Abbie, she was only a couple years old at the time. Any trip to my mother in laws house is not a quick one, and usually I don't mind it. I went and sat on her front porch to "catch some fresh air", which was my code for smoking a cigarette. (I am so glad that I am finally free from that addiction.) As I sat there I noticed how beautiful it was outside. The sun was shining but not too brightly that it would blind me, the light breeze swept through the trees, and even the birds seemed to be chirping a little louder. It was a perfect day. Suddenly I felt the sharp pain of a gas bubble in my stomach. Since I was outside all alone I was free to fart. So I leaned slightly to the right to relieve my discomfort. Suddenly, I realized that it was not just a regular fart. I quickly clinched my cheeks in hope to prevent a disaster. I hopped up and wobbled quickly into my mother in laws bathroom. As I slammed the bathroom door, I heard my mother in law begin to say, "What's going on? Are you ok Faith? Alvin go check on your wife." I was mortified. My husband came to the bathroom door and asked what happened. I couldn't tell him because I knew that he would start cracking up and would end up blowing my cover. "Get Abbie in the car, Now! We have to go," I shouted from inside the bathroom.  "Faith, what happened? What's wrong?", Alvin replied. "Get her in the car NOW! We have to go!", I replied back becoming more frustrated than embarrassed.
Alvin got her in the car and let me know that we could leave. I asked him to tell me when the coast was clear but with all the action, his mother and his brothers stood in the hallway curious. I walked straight out of the bathroom and into the car without a single word to them.  Alvin began to ask what was happening but I could feel more trouble on its way, so I told him to slam on the gas and go. After we made it home I told Alvin and he cracked up. He thought it was hilarious that I had pooped on myself at his moms house. It took years for me to trust my farts and even to today I still can not fart in anywhere near my mother in law.

This would have had to be the most embarrassing thing that happened to me... Even more embarrassing than going to a crushes pool party and accidentally leaving my underwear, granny panties none-the-less, there.

I hope you all enjoyed this little break from the stresses of today. I am so glad that I am finally at a point that I can look back and laugh.

God Bless,
Faith

Comment on an embarrassing moment that you might have had... I love it when you all comment and reply. 

Expanding Horizons

I have never participated in a blog hop before. For those of you who are not deeply involved in the world of blogging, a blog hop is a way to get to know other bloggers and to expand your reading audience. I saw the information about the blog hop listed on one of my blogging friends page. That same friend is going to let me do a guest blog, which I have never done before either. I am really excited because I want to become really involved with my blog. I love being able to process my feelings and thoughts. 
I posted this video because I thought that I should give a little info about myself and the blog for all those who might be new to it. Every time I think about introducing myself, I think about Julie Andrews singing, "Getting to know you."

A little about me... I am a mother of two beautiful daughters seven years old and one year old. They are amazing. This year I started to homeschool my older daughter, which I am finding what a blessing it really is. I have been married for eight years to an amazing man. I am a Christian and very happy to share all that God has taught me and is teaching me. Finally, I love writing.
MNB Blog Hop
So I guess what I am trying to say is hello and welcome to my blog. Please feel free to comment and ask any questions. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Letters

Dear Friday,
Where did you come from? I guess it must have been Halloween that threw me off. Although it doesn't feel like a weekend... I am sure glad that you are here.

Dear Manager Who is Interviewing Me At Noon,
You make me nervous. I get that anxious and inadequate feeling when thinking about how the interview will go. I don't know why I am nervous. I am more than qualified and if I don't get the job I would honestly be ok with that. So, today I have decided to not allow you to scare me. The God in me is bigger than the job there, I will have to trust Him to provide.

Dear Girls,
I will miss you this weekend. I don't know how long it has been since I have been child free for a whole weekend... Anyway, I love you both and will be missing you.  BTW... I really don't mind if you get sugar highs at Grandma's house, so feel free to take all your candy with you... better her than me, better her than me.


Dear Ibuprofen,
Please work.

Dear Kitchen,
Today is going to be a really crazy day for me, so if you would like, please clean yourself today. Seriously, if were to become a magic self cleaning kitchen today is the best day.

Dear Halloween Candy,
Stop Calling My Name!!! I have been trying so hard to be healthier and you just sit there mocking me. You suck.

Dear Hubby,
I am so excited about the marriage retreat this weekend. I love you so much. I am hoping that it doesn't start any fights and that we can just relax and bask in the love we have for each other. BTW... this is a perfect opportunity to earn those extra much needed brownie points... so, this is the time to act like one of those guys on chick flicks and say all the cheesy lines to me.

Dear God,
You are so awesome. Thank you so much for all you have done for us. Thank you for opening the doors that need to be opened and for helping us walk through them. Thank you for being bigger than the things that scare us. Thank you for loving me. Please help me learn to be a better wife this weekend and please keep the girls safe.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Facebook Page

Hey Everyone.. I made a facebook page for the blog. I hope you all come by and "like it" so that you can get all the updates, check out insider stuff that wont be available on here. I put a link onto the right side.