Thursday, March 13, 2014

What I Know..


I know I have been blessed beyond measure.
I know that I am the daughter of the King.
I know that all my sins have been washed away.
I know that nothing can touch me without God’s approval.
I know that even when I fall, He will catch me.
I know I was created in God’s own image.
I know He knows the number of hairs on my head.

But I Don’t Know…

I don’t know how I can feel so alone in a room full of people who I know love me.
I don’t know why I feel like a failure so often.
I don’t know why I can’t communicate may needs and want with other people.
I don’t know how to not feel rejected.
I don’t know how to survive without God.

Friday, March 7, 2014

My Action Plan Verses

Not only are these 2 of my favorite verses, but they are 2 of my life verses

Why I Blog

I love to write.  When I was in 4th grade, I got a set of Judy Blume books.  I loved her writing, thought it might be something I could do too, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Writing is a part of me; I truly think it is part of my ministry. 
   Lately, I’ve been really thinking about trying to grow my blog.  My dream is to be a professional writer one day.  But more than that I truly want to write for God.  I read these different blogs and part of me envy them.  I’m trying to participate in different blog hops and link ups.  I’ve created a blog planner and begin to do research.

     Yesterday, I tried to write a post, just to get one my blog.  The words just wouldn’t come.  Last night, I got to thinking about my writing and I remembered why I didn’t study journalism in college; I didn’t want have a career where I stood the chance of losing my passion.  I don’t want to write just to write.  I want to write to share my faith and try to make the world a better place.  If God wants my blog to grow and go somewhere, then it will.  I’d rather have a few readers who actually read and like my stuff (or not), than have a bunch of reader and have to write and put posts on my blog that don’t have my heart fully in them.  I pray that Gods leads (and that I willing follow) me down the path that He sees fits for my writing.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Loving My Husband

Gen 3:16 “Her desire shall be for her husband and he shall rule over her.”

I love my husband so much.  There are seasons in our life where his is crazy busy, and we are currently in one of those seasons.  Every year I struggle with the winter months.  It’s cold and I don’t get out a lot. The kids are busy with school, basketball and girl scouts.  Barrett’s doing so many ball games and life just gets hectic during this time.  I don’t know if I gets more selfish or what, but it’s during this time that I want to be with him the most.  I even threw out last night – out of nowhere may I say – that we take a trip away somewhere just the two of us.  I couldn’t have mentioned at a worst time.  Not that he doesn’t want to spend time with me, he just barely has time to breathe, let alone worry about satisfying my selfishness.  This is the time of year when I need to step up and take care of him.  I need to pray more for him and do those little for him that makes his life easier and less stressful.  I need to ask God to show me what he needs from me.  Last night, I started reading The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick.  Based off the movie, Fireproof, it’s like a 40 day devotional of things you can do to strengthen your relationship with your spouse.  Now, I must admit I have stare to read this book several times before and I haven’t completed it.  But, by the help of God I will persevere and will become a better wife and learn how to love and care for my husband better. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rambling Mondays & March Goals


Its rambling Monday and Tennessee FINALLY got snow.  Not much, but enough to build a small snowman.  The scarf was made by Bobbye Sue and the monocle is Dalton's.  They are enjoying time off school and I hear we're have a Star Wars marathon.  I can't wait.  

So, I've been reading up on setting goals, following through and getting stuff done.  I did set some goals in January.  I have done pretty well at doing my daily devotions.  I've being blogging more and been doing several blog hops a week. I still need to work on a couple of things.

Here of my March goals:
~ Drink more water
~ Eat better
~ Start walking
~ Blog at least 3 times a week
~ Read and do The Love Dare for Barrett
~Clean out my bedroom closets
~Start working on Vacation Bible School
~Keep working on keeping my house in order
~Continually with my devotional reading