Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mighty to Save

Mighty to save has been running through my mind and heart for the past week or so. I think I need to be reminding myself this lately. I am so blessed and relieved that I serve God, who is mighty to save and has never left me alone. Church was awesome today. Camille and I went to church together today. The message was great. This is part 2 of a series on the Doctrine of God. Today's message was on What is God like? The pastor used the first part of Matthew in the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man to tell of some basic fundamental characteristics we should know about God. First of all, Jesus told the man that his sins were forgiven. The man, nor those who brought him, even spoke at all during this passage. He was lowered down in front of Jesus and was told by Jesus, "Your sins are forgiven." Jesus did not address the physical nature of the man's problems. Jesus is more concerned with the health of your/my spiritual life than our physical circumstances. God can rearrange our situation, finances, physical health, and relationships all we want him to, but if our spirit and heart are not right with Him, nothing will ever be right in our life. Our spiritual life is the most important aspect of our life. God loves to forgive us and He desires to forgive us, but we must come to Him and ask for that forgiveness. He is strong and mighty to save. We have to believe and trust Him, not just believe IN Him.
I was touched this morning and I hope more than anything that Camille will take how she was touched and move forward.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Out of the Funk

Ok.I am out of my funk but am in the middle of some other stuff. School is going great. Trae and I are wonderful and just found out that he will probably have to go back to California until early February. Yuck!!! That does not make me happy, it actually makes me really sad. You know there are just times that you need the Almighty to help you, this is one of those times. I am desperate for his help and grace and outpouring of love.

Monday, July 13, 2009

In a Funk

I'm definitely in a funk. Or at least I was earlier today and have been since Friday. I have been short with my family and even Trae (which is horrible). I will be so excited to talk to him on the phone and I will want to call him just to hear his voice, but when I actually get on the phone, I lost interest and was anxious to get off the phone. Not because of what he was saying, but because I was in a funk. So I talked to Trae about it. Then I talked to my mom about it. Then I looked to really the place I should have looked first. I flipped open my Bible and started reading.
Psalm 119:35:
Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.
Psalm 119:50:
Your promise revive me, it comforts me in all my troubles.
How awesome it that I can open the Bible and immediately be encouraged and uplifted by His words and promise!
So be encouraged, EVERYONE!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back to Healthy

So, I have started it again. Trying to eat healthier with less sweets and smaller portions. I think I have been doing pretty good with the healthier food. My big problem is portion size and craving those sweet little nibbles after dinner. If I am eating a meal that tastes good, I will keep on eating because it tastes good, not necessarily because I am still hungry. I got on a pretty big Sonoma Diet kick last year and I really liked it. The biggest thing it helped me with was portion size. I will probably break out that book today after school and start going through and getting ingredients together for that. The only bad thing about the Sonoma Diet, it really focuses on cutting out sugar for like the first 2 weeks. I have gone a while without sweets and it does become easier to just say no after a while. But I just like them too much. I don't want to give them up. But its ok, I will just have to find alternatives to my 4-layer delights, ice cream sandwiches, and chocolate cake. I can do it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


This past week was midterms and I am glad they are over. Nothing I didn't expect yet still. I am glad I don't feel tremendously stressed or overwhelmed yet. Trae is in North Carolina getting the house ready to be put on the market. I will be so excited when that house is sold so that he can come here and we can live like a normal family. I have been going to the lake a lot, which is such a joy of mine and an escape from school.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ahhhhh... (Sigh of Contentment)

I have survived the waiting. I have been absent from the blog world to try to soak up and suck every bit of time with the hubby I can while he is still here. He leaves tomorrow to head to NC to get our house sold. Thanks for all the good wishes. It has been a wonderful week of being with him. We had a blast this week and have regained our normal energy, strength, and happiness levels being with each other. Bella has also been a joy to have around again. I really miss her a lot. She has been going to the lake everyday and is slap wore out! She is taking the day off and resting. She passed out on the dock yesterday in the middle of lots of new people and activity. I knew she was tired, she has never just taken a nap in the middle of so many people before. But she did get in a little kayak ride while at the lake this week. It was so funny. Trae also had to use his excellent nursing/suture skills to sew up a friend of ours at the lake. He got hooked by a large bass hook. I have been loving having Trae here. It is perfect. Now we just need to sell the house in NC and he can come here, take a permanent job while I am in school and we can be like a normal couple! That will be nice!