Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wow God Moments!

Do you ever have those days when you are just walking around, breathing normal and then all the sudden out of no where you have a “Wow God!” moment. Maybe its when you just wake up in the morning, maybe it’s right before you go to bed even?!?! Maybe when you meet someone at the store or see someone you've been thinking about a lot and haven't seen in a while ...

Well I woke up in a little bit of a disappointment this morning. It all comes down to my lack of patience and my endless worrying about everything! “Oh well,” I’m thinking to myself, “this is a great start to my day. Here goes nothing.”

THEN, I sat down to do my Bible Study and todays verse literally SPOKE to me.

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
It absolutely put me back in my place. It’s not my place to worry or be anxious – why should I worry when I have the King of the UNIVERSE taking care of my every step? Another verse that I love which I should live by more often:

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Incredible, right? (Sigh of relief). It’s beautiful outside. My friends and family are safe and healthy. God is in control. Wow God!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March is the New Monday

“I’ll start exercising on Monday.” Have you heard that phrase? How many times have you said that to yourself? WELL, I say it all the time and this time I wanted to change it up a little bit. March is officially my new Monday!

Starting today, its crunch time to Katie’s wedding so I have to get my butt in shape for that beautiful dress.

So, I have my training program for the half-marathon, I’m not doing carbs AND I’m limiting my alcohol (this will be the hardest one). Lots to do and so little time! One of my good friends Molly is an incredible personal trainer and she has given me so much information on how to eat and what to/not to eat - I'll be utilizing a lot of that information as well. COME ON SUMMER BODY!!

Another thing that March is going to mean to me is VOLUNTEERING. I have been wanting to volunteer SOMEWHERE for a long time. I’ve looked on websites and considered places I’ve been in the past as well as new affiliations … I can’t figure out what I’m going to do. Any thoughts? I can’t do the Humane Society – I’m too much of a sucker for those puppy eyes

and it makes me so sad to see them in the cages and not have homes. Depressing. But they need people so, I still need to consider it. Let me know what you do and/or want to do!

Another reason I like March … MY BIRTHDAY! I turn 25 this month and I’m really excited about being able to rent a car without having the extra charges when I'm traveling. Jason is excited that my insurance will be going down. What else will 25 bring?!?! I can’t wait to see!

Instead of a quote I wanted to post a link to the song "Hosanna" sang by Hillsong. While thinking about volunteering and letting my emotions get the best of me this song came to mind. One line in this beautiful song says "heal my heart and make it clean. open up my eyes to the things unseen. show me how to love like you have loved me. break my heart for what breaks yours." Think of all the things that go on in this world that absolutely break God's heart - seeing us go through pain and suffering ... I need to put myself out there to feel that at times in order to help other people (and/or animals). Obviously there is a lot more that the song represents but that's what I got this morning!
(I can't figure out how to make the video post so just copy and paste the link!)

We are singing this song Sunday during the Contemporary Worship Service at 9am, Ocean View Baptist Church - PLEASE let me know if you want to come!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Well, so much for keeping up with my posts for 2011 ... From here out, I'm trying again! My new start this time??? I'm going to train for a half-marathon, 13.1 here I come! I downloaded a training schedule and started today. Hopefully I can keep with it and lose some weight in the process. Jason is training for a mini-triathalon so I should at least be able to do this ... right?? The most I have ever done is a 10k (a little over 6 miles) and that was in 2004. I'll keep you posted (I'll try at least!).

What else is new? One of my best friends, Katie (Bob!),
is getting married in 33 days - woo hoo!! She had her first shower last weekend, has another one this coming weekend AND THEN my Mom and I are throwing her a tea party the weekend after that - it's all so exciting. It definitely takes me back to my wedding in 2008, all the fun festivities with friends and family.

ALSO, I have taken on knitting again. My first project? Baby booties ... I have the never-ending scarf I've been working on forever but the newest venture is the booties. It's a little harder than I thought it would be but I would really like to start knitting more and more! Hopefully I get really good and I can sell some to future mommies : )

I've saved the BIGGEST NEWS for last. This past weekend my husband, Jason, decided to join our Church by committing his life to Jesus Christ. He'll be getting baptised some time soon and I could not be more excited! I cannot even begin to explain what a huge blessing this is for our marriage. So happy for you Jason!! We have so many incredible times ahead.

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
-Galatians 2:20

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year. New ME!

Time and time again I have tried to start a blog - one of my friends, Jessica, is a professional blogger. She is committed, a great writer and sooo interesting! Hopefully this New Year has brought me a little bit of her incredible talent : ) If not, I'm still going to try!

Many people take the time at the beginning of the year to develop resolutions while other people think doing so simply sets you up for failure - I am one of those people that makes the resolutions!! What are my goals this year?

1. Bible Study
2. Devotional with Jason
3. Save Money
4. Stay in touch with family and friends!
5. Workout and Lose Weight
6. Less Alcohol and Fast Food
7. Spend more time Volunteering

I wrote them down on a piece of paper and fully intend on working on each of my goals! What do you want to do in 2011? I challenge you to set some goals, write them down and post them in a place where you can see them. MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! Don't just talk about it or think about it.

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. - Anon

Spend time finding out who you really are and who you want to be - Make it happen in 2011!