Monday, January 9

Miscellany Monday

1. We hooked my laptop up to our big tv and put the tv back in the living room after starring at a pic of the mountains for a couple days I copied a fb friends pic of the beach. This is now what I see when I turn the tv on... so much better!
2. We had a great pastor visit the youth group we help out with last night. Great sermon, amazing words spoken over all of us! While my hubby and I don't think this church is a permanent home I am glad God has us there for now!

3. I finally got an invite to pinterest, I'm not sure I want to know how much time I've spent on there already. It's addicting! It's also really giving me a desire to redecorate our apt. I'm also praying in the near future we'll have a house to decorate.

4. I really want a house, I've been praying about it. I don't feel like we should buy yet but renting one would be nice. Hard wood floors, a fire place and a dishwasher and NO MOLD would be nice.

5. I grew up in the pacific northwest, I really really enjoy the beauty we have here but the constant dampness = mold in old apartments that don't have good seals on windows and aren't properly insulated. I'm considering buying stock in bleach!

6. I've been really good about taking my iron supplements and my energy level is finally back to normal! I can go and go and go, it's great! I'm still believing in God that one day soon I'll be able to stop taking them! I'm thankful I no longer want to sleep for 15 hours a day.

7. Thankful for the large bowl of fruit sitting on our dinning table and our determination to eat better. I'll still eat chocolate and chips but the desire to eat them is a lot less! Praise Jesus because I need His help lightening up on the carbs!

8. Excited for this Friday, working part time from home then the rest of the day off followed by an over-nighter with the junior and seniors at our church getting serious with God and what He's doing! Then lunch/dinner with friends and back home for Sunday service! Busy but oh so much fun! Oh and Monday off, Thank you Mr. King or whatever legislature member suggested it be a national holiday!

Wednesday, January 4

A Great Song

I want to share this song with all those who happen to read my blog. This version is not the version I heard. I still like the version Jimmy Needham did, quicker tempo but the tempo isn't what hit me it was the lyrics. So here is another version on YouTube that has the words and a heavy statement at the end. Take 8 minutes, listen and let me know how it impacts you!

Next Steps

Tonight I read through Matthew 14 and it jumped out at me...

"Peter said to Him, 'Lord if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.' And He said, 'Come!' And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened and beginning to sink..."

Since June of 2007 the year I graduated college and decided to not go on to law school I've been to a certain extent lost. The goal of attorney had been changed in my heart. I'm still not certain when, but I knew it was right. Looking back, I know it was God. Tonight as I was asking what are the next steps He brought that verse to my mind. When you're in a storm, uncertain of your next step don't look at the great gusts of wind, the down pour of rain, the waves trying to over take you. Instead focus all your might on Jesus. Do you think Peter was looking at the storm or watching his feet when he began to walk out on the water? No, because if he had he wouldn't of made it one step yet when he began to sink he was within the reach of Jesus. He had walked out father than one step because Peter was focused on Jesus, not on his own feet. It wasn't until Peter noticed what he was doing and took his eyes off of Jesus that he began to fall. Isn't that when we all begin to fall, when we become more enticed, more distracted by what is around us then the one person, one being we should be focused on, JESUS. That's what happened to me tonight. My incredibly patient husband had to verbally knock some sense into me. I became to focused on the "hard" stuff I have to do and the little "me time" I may get every night instead of focusing on what Jesus is trying to do in me. The calling He is trying to tell me about that He has for my life. That "hard" stuff when said out loud once the tears have departed and time has been spent in The Word sound so little, so dumb, so easy. Things like frustration at work, being away from home for 10 hours a day, overtime, burn out... Petty compared to what so many others go through, Petty compared to what Jesus went through.

As I take the next step, with the storm brewing around me I focus once again on Jesus. So thankful I am always within His reach and He always is reaching out to me in case I begin to sink. I pray that if your sinking, you'll feel the tender, strong hand of Jesus entwined in your fingers not letting you go. So thankful tonight for Matthew 14: 28 - 31

Monday, January 2

The First Monday

I'm going to try this, not sure how well I'll do or if I'll hit every Monday but out of all the things people post and the way people post Miscellaneous Monday has felt the most like me. Random, rambling and covering various topics all at one time.

1. I have quite a lot to do but wanted to start so here I am. I'm a master at procrastination.

2. My weekend started with unscheduled time and as things went we ended up spending new years with friends, shared a few special moments and like normal, us girls passed out multiple times before midnight.

3. Spent several hours watching our friends two adorable little girls. It was fun to babysit, letting the almost 4 year old "do" my hair...I said no to the pink boa though...still can't stand flaming pink.

4. So grateful that piano music relaxes me, so enjoy having it on in the background right now! Piano music and my new Sarah Hart Pearsons cd. Something about having it on in the background even if I'm not actively listening to it puts me at peace! She is definitely one anointed person!

5. Am so thankful and blessed that I have a girlfriend in my life again. One that I can share stuff with, one that shares stuff with me. That we compliment each other so well. So grateful of how God has orchestrated our friendship! So nice that I can spend 5 hours in a coffee shop gabbing with her long after the coffee cups are empty and multiple sets of people have come and go around us. Yes 5 hours, so glad I have someone that I can spend 5 hours with and it seems like 30 minutes.

Okay have to get back to the many other things before bed calls me to sleep.

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