Friday, August 28, 2009

God is Mighty!

I rarely put another person's writing on my blog, but as I read this today I think this is so powerful that I had to share. Such a simple truth, yet so hard to really take hold of in my life. I am so thankful that God has unlimited patience to deal with my struggle to have more of Him in my life. May your day be filled with all that He is!

Exerpt takem from "Journey to Beauty":

All the classes in all the world, all the hours of therapy and all the therapists, all the Pastors in the world cannot do for you what God can.

God changes people.Instead of thirsting after ideas, we need to thirst after God. It's like the difference between being in love...and being in love with the idea of love.

When you thirst after God, that is when real change happens. When you are so desperate to feel God, to know Him, that's when you'll see a breakthrough. I went to Kairos and came out changed because I met God there. All the testimonies, classes, and worship would have been for naught if God had not been in the midst of it.

James 4:8Come near to God and he will come near to you.Luke 11:10For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.Jeremiah 29:13You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.Go and seek Him today. Go somewhere alone. Thirst for Him. Find Him. He is the only one who can free us, who can heal us, who can love us. He is the Love of your life and mine.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Simple Pleasures

I am a big nerd when it comes to some things. I know some might be quick to agree, but alas it is true. Something exciting happened around our house and I am thrilled to tell all on my blog. I hope it doesn't spark any jealousy or coveting. But just today I am now not only the proud owners of blinds for the garage, but proud owners of blinds that are INSTALLED in the garage! I know it may not seem like much, but oh the agony of seeing our messy garage through the exposed windows was sometimes more than this poor gals heart could take . . .including the boxes of blinds leaning up against one. I know there are starving children in Africa, so this may reveal my more shallow side . . . but bear with me! So, my Saturday was made by my thoughtful husband when he so lovingly beautified our view from the street.

I am also working on one of my first real projects for the house that I can remember. The last one I remember working on was recovering a seat for my sewing maching when I got it from my grandma . . . like 9 years ago or so and all it involved was a staple gun and a scrap piece of fabric. Any way, I have organized a picture arrangement on my wall similar to my sister-n-laws house (she gave me my inpiration . . . Thanks, Abbey!) and used all the frames I had in my house practically. I use to have wood all over my other house, so wood was a natural choice for frame decor. However in my new home I am completely free to choose what I want because I like it. I had so much fun (surprisingly) sanding and spray painting all my frames black. As soon as I get my new pictures in them I will post a near finished project.
So today will be chalked up in the record books as a one that was productive. There are a few more things up my sleeve that I can't wait to share. I have a vision and a purpose to help finish up some things around the house . . . I will be sharing them soon, so look for pictures that will be coming.