Monday, January 25, 2010

I want... be warm
...more of YOU Jesus, more of YOUR face, more of YOUR glory in this place spend my life ministering to children and watching God's faithfulness
...a Peace that transcends All understanding see the Spirit move like it did on Sunday EVERY Sunday & for lives to continue to be changed learn be a better me be saturated in the Father's presence
...the weekends to be LONGER get started
...2010 to be a truly Wonderful year have a fireplace clip coupons
...chocolate chip pancakes be rid of headaches FOREVER be skinny
...spring to arrive bless want less sleep in

Father, You are so faithful and I am so undeserving. Thank you Father for your faithfulness, love, forgiveness, hope, strength, life, call, miracles, healing, Word, confidence, Peace, and for being the most incredible thing to ever happen to me. Thank you for rescuing me from the pit and that you are not through rescuing me yet. Thank you for all that is to come. I love you Heavenly Father and I am thankful to you and for you. I am in awe of you. I desire more of you and to be more like you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Favorite Things

My Wonderful Hubby.

Warm Socks.

My Audio Books.

My Snuggie.

My Incredible new Chocolaty Sheets.

Children's Ministry.

My Study Bible.



Dreamy...describes my bed!!!

Okay so I do not love our bed. I have missed my bed which now resides in the guest bedroom. It really is the best bed EVER (Thank You Neesie - I love it!).

I have had slight back problem ever since getting married and sleeping in my hubby's bed.

But...Last weekend my hubby and I bought a mattress pad and new sheets for our bed.

Now I have to admit I want to be in our comfy bed all the time now. I DO NOT want to get out of the bed in the mornings!!!

I told my hubby that we were going to have to get rid of the mattress pad and sheets cause I simply do not want to get up for work anymore.

So I now love my comfy DREAMY bed!!

Oh and the sheets are the color of pure mild chocolate and they feel Amazing!!

I love my Chocolaty DREAMY bed!!

It's so DREAMY!!!

Saturday, January 09, 2010



This week another piece of the puzzle that we call Life fell into place.

The news I received brought an incredible excitement with it. Not news I would have ever before been excited about. God brought about this excitement in me, as Only He could have in His timing.

Many have tried to build that excitement in me and steer me in a certain direction for many many years but I couldn't see it or accept it. No, it would be Only in the Father's timing that I would not only accept this new direction but embrace it Completely and feel this kind of excitement.

Excitement of knowing God has a plan and a purpose, and of getting to see a glimpse of the bigger picture and then to watch as the pieces fall one by one into place.

I don't mean to leave you in such great suspense. I am just not yet ready to reveal it all...not just now...not just yet. But soon.

I am however almost as excited about the next several months and years as I was about marrying Mr. Wonderful. I am excited that we together are about to embark on the journey, the Life...that is - God's plan.

God's plan IS for Mr. Wonderful and I to do this together, and I did not see that or understand that before, I couldn't for Only God knew. I only knew that I couldn't make myself go in the direction that many thought I should.

I wondered many times if my heart simply was not open enough, or if I was just too controlling to really allow God's plan. But I just never had peace when thinking about it like I do now.

Not that the peace came over night. No, like may other things it came piece by piece or rather Peace by Peace as God allowed and as He revealed.

I while single was so incredibly blessed to get to do many great things and never let being single stop me from doing anything God was calling me to do. I loved loved loved loved my time just God and me. I lived Life to the fullest.

However, there was always a desire to be married and to build a family and walk this journey with another...together. God knows the desires of our hearts and He knows the plans He has for us. And our Heavenly Father is patient and faithful. I am thankful for his patience and faithfulness.

I know that our Heavenly Father brought Mr. Wonderful and I together for such a time as this and for such times as Life brings to us.

I am excited and I cannot wait to walk this journey called Life...together.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Solution to Traffic Hatred

Ok so since getting a new job in June that I spend two hours of my day commuting to in HORRIBLE RIDICULOUS traffic, I have developed a very deep HATRED for traffic. ANY TRAFFIC!!!

**edit...when I say I spend two hours of my day commuting I don't mean at one time, that is the total. It's an hour there and an hour home. Just to clarify. **

However just before Christmas I came up with a plan to hopefully help with my traffic issues.

I asked for a book on CD to listen to while driving in said HORRIBLE TRAFFIC. My commute home was seriously stressing me out SO bad!!!

So I am happy to report that I now LOVE LOVE LOVE traffic. Why? Because it gives me time to listen to my book!! I am absolutely addicted!!! So addicted that I have almost finished my first book already.

I was completely panicking about this until I came home today and my WONDERFUL husband told me that he had already ordered me another book on CD that is the sequel to the one I am about to complete!!

I am so excited and my traffic hatred has been completely solved!!!

So if you have a traffic filled commute, I highly recommend books on CD, preferably by your favorite authors!! (Ladies, I recommend Karen Kingsbury or Kristen Billerbeck for Christian Chick Lit)

A big Thank You to my WONDERFUL hubby for getting me the first book on CD for Christmas and for being so wonderful and ordering me another already. I can't wait to continue the series!!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Top 9 from 2009

#1 - Getting laid off from my job of 9 years
#2 - Getting to work Kids Camp
#3 - Getting engaged to Mr. Wonderful
#4 - Getting to go Wedding Dress shopping with my Mom, my Neesie, & my two mother-in-laws
#5 - Getting to go to the beach with my family
#6 - Getting married to THE ONE God created just for me
#7 - Getting to go to Mexico for our Honeymoon
#8 - Getting to change my name
#9 - Getting to begin building a home & life with my Wonderful Husband

Yep most of my year revolved around the Wedding. I waited SO long for this year - 2009!! God faithfully waited with me!

I know my number one seems a bit odd, but it truly was one of the best things that happened in 2009!! It lead to a decision that I will talk more about in the coming months!

My life is changing and I feel like it's taking flight. Not that I haven't flown before because my life as a single woman was nothing short of incredible. But there are dreams that are being realized. I am excited and scared all at the same time.

I would label 2009 as The Year of God's Faithfulness. We saw God be faithful to us when we lost our jobs, when we were deciding where to go next, when we were planning our wedding, when sickness came into our lives, when we doubted, when we were scared, when it looked like things could not be worked out, when we didn't know where to turn, when we were let down, when things were good, & when things were not so good. Yes, 2009 was most definitely a year of Faithfulness!! We are beyond Thankful! Thankful to God and our families and friends. We could not have had the year we had without each and everyone of you!

I believe 2010 will be the year of Flight. I believe we are ready to fly with God as our Pilot. We are ready to fly to the places and things He has for us. We are ready to take flight in HIS will.