Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Joyful & Honored

So I must say this week has been great! I have felt great physically- after a week of pain from my neck, back, and hips - I have been filled with Joy! Aaaahhh, I really have felt just wonderful. I am so excited about my commitment to spend my mornings with my Heavenly Father. It has made ALL the difference in me. I am thankful for it all!!

I have decided to try to incorporate pictures into my blog, it is always much more fun to see pictures in a blog. We'll see how this goes. I am enjoying this seasong of American Idol! In watching it last night I realized I could never have the courage to do what those talented contestants have done. Wow! I love to sing, but I desire only to sing for the Lord not for the world. And thank goodness too, I seriously do not think I could do it, I dont think I have that kind of talent first and second it would be hard to get up and sing and then take that kind of criticism in front of so many people. Wow! But I enjoy watching the show none the less and just love David Archuletta, that 17 year old cutie just blows me away. He is sweet and humble and was born to sing. He is my favorite thus far!
But alas my life does certainly contain more than American Idol...

My morning times have become my favorite times of the day. I love my new routine! Who would have thought it. Not me, I have never been very good at getting up in the mornings - especially not on time and most especially not early enough to have a routine of more than rushing like mad to get ready for work and be less than 15 mins late.

Today's routine:(today I added exercise into my routine)
Wake @ 5:45am
Walk on treadmill for 15 mins (trying this new walk-off-the-fat program I found on MSN)
Bible/Quiet time (Journal, Read, Pray, Listen) - 6:30-7:00
Get ready for work
Leave for work by 7:30am

Aaaahhh, I love it. I look forward to it.
Not to mention...I love my journal it's fabulous:
I have almost filled my second one...and will soon be purchasing my third...Love It!

My week has included some seems to need to go back to the shop, but my mechanic has the flu, my mom is struggling alot, upstairs TV died, Dad has the flu too, poor thing - I hope he feels better soon!! My mechanic too!! There has been drama at work but I have handled it well and just stayed focued on God.

And some exciting moments...Neesie starting her new job-I am so proud of her & I know this is her calling & I know she is going to change so many lives-I am really so proud of her! The upstairs TV was revived(who knew unplugging would work), got to visit mom and Jacob on a sunny extended lunch and bless work load at work has been managable, and that is nice for a change, it will change again as busy season hits but for now I am enjoying it...It's only Wednesday morning and I am sure there are other exciting things in store.

I am excited about what God has in store tonight. I know He desires to rock our socks off again tonight like He did last week. Wow, talk about amazing. Last week youth was incredible. Kids were filled with the Holy Spirit, I got to pray with a young lady as God did some MAJOR healing and work in her, and then some of us tarried in the presence of the Lord, and God set a fire in the hearts of three amazing young ladies to pray for the youth group and interceed for them, they invited me to pray with them...and Sunday afternoon we spent some time together praying and battling for the youth group. Amazing. God is working. He is up to something big. And I am so honored to be a part of it. He is up to something in the youth and He is up to something in Children's Church. One Generation Boot camp has been amazing. The kids are reading their bibles and hiding God's Word in their hearts. Wow!! And God has been teaching us about our Weapons and how to use them and wow it is just amazing. Our kids are Amazing and wonderful and I am so very very honored to get to be a part of their lives and their journey. I love spending time with them every week and see the things God is doing in them. I am so honored to be called to such an incredible ministry! HONORED!

Friday, February 22, 2008

It's Friday!

Today I am thankful for:
The Holy Spirit
The Rain
My partially clean house

I came home last night and began cleaning...oh to have ample time to clean like I used to...I love to have a truly clean house...I have a long way to go to get it done...but I got a good start last night...and I am thankful.

Well it's Friday and the meetings begin...but at least its Friday and then I have two days without Summer Classics and it's ---ahheeemm---Challenges.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What did I expect...Jesus IS my life for the rest of my life!

Yep I get to be a blogger...
This is one website not blocked by my employer...
I am thankful...

Well this has been a tough week...but what did I expect really...let me explain...

I decided that finally I was going to get up early and have my devotion time in the this has been something I have wanted to do...but I am NOT a morning person at all...but I decided that didnt matter I wanted to get up and start my day with God...and I have been very faithful to that this week...and I fully believe that it ticked my enemy off...darts have been flying left and right...

I deciede to finally get my car in the shop because I did not feel safe driving kids in in with the craziness that was going on with the breaks and I got completely fed up with putting anti-freeze or water in it EVERY I took my sweet Mallie car to the car doctor...aka the best mechanic in the world Revis Auto - located in Wilsonville - yes that was a shameless plug - guys my mechanic is the best and if you do not have a mechanic you love and trust I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Ronnie Revis...he is great and know how to talk to a lady without acting like she is a dumb anyway back to the story...I got a phone call from Ronnie and it turns out it is going to cost over $1000.00 to get my Mallie back...OH MY GOODNESS...WOW...who has $1000.00 on any given day...well certainly not me...and I was desperately trying to get the car back by Saturday because it's Zone Fine Arts weekend and I was planning on being a driver for Boo and Carrie...well that's wow...we have issues here right...
Well to make a really long story short because this is shaping up to be a book now...
A box fell on me Sunday causing a reoccurance of serious neck, back, and hip pain...
Car diagnosis - grim
When I gave blood I received this GREAT t-shirt(now normally they only give XXL white ugly shirts but this time its a really cool shirt)...well she accidentally gave me a small :( and when I went to exchange it today the bus was pulling away...small but equally sad...sigh
And a few more things that thankfully I can not remember right now...yay

Well as I started this blog I realized...I made a commitment to God and it ticked the enemy of my soul off...well I have news for him...I got up this morning though I was completely exhausted from all the emotional pull of anxiety...and I will get up in the morning...and so on and so on...

The enemy will not win...hang it up...I am sold out...I belong to God and no matter what is slung my way I will love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, & with all my strength.

Jesus IS my life for the rest of my life!