Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One Day...

I've always loved this quote! Seriously, this pretty much sums it up! Sounds like a pretty good guy to me!! *sigh* One day........{in God's perfect timing}. :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Life...such a beautiful adventure!

It seems like there is so much going on in life right now. Life is an adventure isn't it? You never know what it might bring you from day to day...but...that's just the beauty of it! Someone at church gave me a word from the Lord over New Years and it's been such a comfort to me. I'm holding onto that and knowing that everything is gonna be alright! God's awesome like that!

If you've read any of my earlier posts you know that my office will be closing. I'm not gonna lie, at first it was nerve-wracking knowing that I have to start interviewing again. It's been 10 years since I've had to look for a job. But you know, I've given this to God and trusting Him that He will provide and give me something even better. I've had such a peace and really feel like everything is going to be okay. I went for an interview today and really wasn't nervous at all.

But it's not just searching for a job. It's deeper than that. Obviously I'm not going to completely spill my entire life on the internet (lol) but I really feel like there are going to be many good things happen this year and that God is going to open many doors for me this year. I've been given that promise. I'm holding onto that. Now I just have to walk through those open doors. :)

I've decided that this year might be {full} of change. Now, I'm not one to always adapt well to change but I'm trying my best to {embrace} it. After all, God does have it all under control right?

I'm honestly so excited about Twenty-Twelve! Makes me wonder what all God has in store for this year?! As I was praying today, I just had such peace come over me. I'm so excited to see how this year will unfold!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Turquoise + Red

Never would I have thought that Turquoise and Red would be one of my favorite colors together when decorating! But...I LOVE IT!!

I was feeling crafty I painted this framed chalkboard, grabbed the hammer and up it went! :) Nothing a little paint, chalk, and a hammer won't fix right? haha! I absolutely LOVE this verse. It's such a great reminder that if we only "Be Still" that God's got it ALL under control!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Goals

Every year around this time, people always make New Years Resolutions.

I've never liked that term.

I'd rather make Goals.

Goals just seem to be more appropriate. Easier to reach. Something to strive towards. Resolutions-not so much. I have a lot of goals on my list for this upcoming year. Some life changing goals. Some spiritual goals. Some personal goals.

Most of all I just what to live life to its fullest. Dream big. Stay positive. Stay thankful. Listen more. And a big one for me this year is to welcome change.

I love the start of a new year. There is just something that makes it feel like you can start fresh. A brand new beginning. Writing another chapter in this thing called Life. :)

There is a frame in my room that I like to put quotes, etc. on. I change it from time to time. But the one I've chosen to start out the year with is this:

I love it. It's a great reminder!

I'm trusting God for many great things this year. Holding onto the Word that has been spoken into my life and trusting Him in ways I never thought.

I pray that each one of you has a very blessed year! May many great things come your way this year!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years

Today was such a fabulous day! There really aren't any other words to describe it. What a way to start out the New Year, but with going to church and worshiping the one true God! Church was fab.u.lous today! Worship was powerful. Communion was incredible. The sermon today was ah-mazing! All I can say is, Wow! I'm so thankful for the
Word that was spoken today! I'm so thankful for the words that were spoken into me and the prayers that were prayed over me today. TLC, you are amazing! Thank you for always being sensitive to the presence of God!

It seems as though everything that was brought forth today was exactly what I needed to hear. His presence was so strong I couldn't help but weep. His love is overwhelming. At the end of service we had foot washing. But not your typical foot washing. *if you know my foot fettish you will understand what I was feeling when Pastor announced that LOL* But it was not your typical. We knelt down with each other and began to pray. It was one of the most powerful things. His presence was overwhelming and amazing!

I know I've said how much I was looking forward to putting 2011 BEHIND me. And I am definitely thankful for yet another year. But you know. No matter what happened in 2011...all the good, bad, and ugly. All the happiness, all the pain, all the tears, the mountain tops, the valleys; if it hadn't of been for each of those seasons-we wouldn't have learned anything. Things happen for a reason. God knows exactly what He is doing. And if we hadn't of gone through what we went through, good or bad, we wouldn't be a better person today. We grow from our seasons. This goes along with what Ken Cantrell said today...and it convicted me. So yes, thankful that 2011 is behind us, but we are still BLESSED!!!

After church, we had to have another last minute photo op before everyone left town again! Never mind the red eyes and puffy cheeks. :)

Venita, Jonathan, and I
With my sister, Ginny
Gin and Ken
Venita with Gin and Ken
Awe, Venita and Reegan
Love my girls, Reegan and Venita!

With all that being said, I hope you all had a wonderful beginning to a New Year! It's time to refresh and start anew! :) Happy New Year, everyone!!!

New Years Eve Celebration

I had SOOO much fun tonight!!! Kansas City. Saint Louis. Honduras. Africa. We were finally all together again!!!! My friends came home for a visit from Honduras and Africa. Friends that are Family. It's as simple as that. It felt just like old times and I don't even have enough words to describe how amazing it felt that we were finally all together again!!!

These are the cookies I made for our little "party". :)
Since we are hardly together at the same time, we had to take advantage of this photo op! :) I so LOVE all of these pictures!!

Along with me is Jen, Venita, and Ragen. :)
Reegan and I
Awe, Jonathan and I
Me with Jen and Venita
Jen and I
Love love this picture of all of us! We decided to take a short walk around the block even though it was raining a little bit. haha Cold, but so much fun! Reegan and Byron, Jen and Zack, Justin, Jonathan, D'Andre, and I.
hahaha Ken! Love this expression! lol
Jon and I again
My sister Ginny!! Awww! I've so enjoyed spending time with her this week while she's home from Africa! :) Love you Sis!

Here are some pictures of us playing games. Ok, I'm not a big game person, but they did MAKE me play Maffia. haha Between Catch Phrase and was Out.Of.Control. LOL

We decided to ring in the new year with some prayer and worship! There was such a sweet presence of God that swept into that room. Praying the old year out and the new year in. It was such a sweet moment that I will never forget. Priceless.

Here is a short video clip of us singing. *don't forget to pause the music at the bottom of this page first*