Tuesday, December 23, 2008
TWO day until Christmas...
FOURTY-THREE days until I go to Uganda...
ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOUR days until I get married!!!!
Things are so busy....Fun, but busy...
I was reminded this morning of the importance of taking time, even if its just a few spare minutes, to sit at my precious Jesus' feet.
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
A verse that I spotted on the Girl Talk blog is Proverbs 3:6: “In all your ways acknowledge him.” Here's a quote from Charles Bridges’ pertaining to this scripture also found on the Girl Talk blog.
"Take one step at a time, every step under Divine warrant and direction. Ever plan for yourself in simple dependence on God. It is nothing less than self-idolatry to conceive that we can carry on even the ordinary matters of the day without his counsel. He loves to be consulted...Consider no circumstances too clear to need his direction. In all thy ways, small as well as great; in all thy concerns, personal or relative, temporal or eternal, let him be supreme. Who of us has not found the unspeakable 'peace' of bringing to God matters too minute or individual to be entrusted to the most confidential ear?"
I pray that my heart is most importantly focused on Christ during this busy season! What could be more important that sitting at Jesus' feet? May my gaze be captivated by Jesus, more of Jesus!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Happy Birthday sweet boy! I am so thankful that the Lord has brought us together!! You are such a gift to me!
I am soooo thankful for you! I am most thankful for the constant way you love the Savior and seek to grow to become more like Him! You continually seek to know my heart and what the Lord is doing in my life...even when I talk your poor ear off! Thank you for being one of my very best friends since I moved here! You bring so much happiness and joy to my life everyday! Thank you for making me laugh so hard that my eyes water and my stomach hurts, for caring for me after hard days at work, for all the thoughtful surprises and super fun dates, for making silly memories, for belting out our favorite songs in that car, for helping with my budget (haha), and for constantly loving me through it all. You are my strong man and there is no one else in the world I would rather be with! I am excited to continue growing together in this season :) I know that Lord has such good things for you in this coming year!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
That's MY boy :)
I GOT A STRIKE!! (everybody broke 100, but I was trailing behind with 70 baby!)
I love being with him :)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This sweet boy, Keeghan Barry, has inspired my life so much and I was only with him for one week at Camp Fantastic. His mom has a very honest blog about his story. He passed away one week after Camp was over...but what a joy to spend that last week watching him live!
Last week was a hard week at work. We had two very special patients pass away. Tommy was one of them. He was the smartest kid I have ever taken care of! He was hilarious too...always had something to remind you about :) His story will bring tears to your eyes...his family is going through so much heart ache at this time. I know his parents would appreciate your prayers.
Happy news! Two of my favorite kids in the world... full of personality and FUN!
Sky and Jacob are both in remission from very serious cancer...yeah!!
Thank you, friends, for all your prayers and listening ears as I share my stories!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
But the time has come to jump in with both feet!! Because it is difficult for me to keep in touch with my friends and family in different parts of the country I decided what better way to keep everyone updated on my life!
Another reason for recent desire to blog is...I feel like everday has a wonderful story and for those of you that know me, know I love to tell stories (even though sometimes I exagerate to make them a little funnier). My days are filled with wonderful stories because my life is filled with such amazing people...from the adorable little kids I work with to my silly family to my wonderful best friends...life makes me smile and I hope that the stories of my daily life make you smile too! :)
So may we choose to smile and embrace all the wonderful surprises God has for us each day!