Dec. 23, 2011

Not a Christmas post really


Lately, I have been overwhelmed by the amazing grace & unconditional love of God. When I say overwhelmed, I really mean that. Overwhelmed to the point of weeping anywhere at any time. I have been so aware of my need of Him. Seeing in myself what others (other than my unbelievably faithful husband) maybe never see. The side that is spiteful, angry, out of control, fearful, selfish, un-disciplined & very, very weak. I don't feel victorious most days. I don't feel like an overcomer either. But, the greatest, most incredible thing about the love of God is that our victory is NEVER based on our feeling. I am not an overcomer because I have done anything to overcome. He has done it all. He has made me worthy in his Son.
When I look around at all that He has given me, I can't believe it. I have a husband who loves me and leads me gently into the arms of Jesus. I have a son, a miracle who was such a precious gift that we thought we would never receive. When I look at my family, my friends, my home...all that I have is because I have a Father who loves me, in spite of me. I have done nothing and can never do anything to receive it. He has given freely the very best to lavish on us, who are so undeserving. He is extravagant, abundant, generous, abounding, & sufficient!
This Christmas, and always, I hope more than ever, that you know how much you are loved by God. Just as you are.
"For I am persuaded beyond doubt that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

Oct. 27, 2011

He carries me


There are many things that I believe to be true. I believe that God is strong. He is faithful. He keeps all His promises. He will never leave me or forsake me. He is Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides. He is my healer, my ever present Help in times of trouble.
I know these things to be true, but sometimes, I'm learning, that God takes us through the darkest of valleys where we face weakness, disease, lack & trouble, so that He can be who He says He is!
We are currently in the thick of a very, very hard time. Sometimes, it takes all my strength just to set my feet on the floor each morning. To keep my eyes on Him and not on His hand. He says that 'He will be faithful to complete the work He began in us.' I must believe this!

"Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory."- Romans 8:17

p.s. please pray for us.

Jan. 27, 2011

Determined


This year WILL be one for change. Every year I post all the things I "hope" to do. This year there will be no excuse. I will get healthy. I will get organized. I will be more efficient, faithful, disciplined & effective. That is all.



Step 1) Walking 2 times a week (starting at 30 min) & doing BL Bootcamp once a week (increasing to 3 walks @ 60 minutes & BL Bootcamp twice a week)


Step 2) PURGE!!! Get rid of unnecessary possessions (beauty products, art supplies, magazines, etc...)

Step 3) Get Step 1 & 2 into play before adding more steps!