Saturday, November 22, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
So...I have pulled this page up numerous times, wanting to share an update, what I have found funny, what I'm learning in my Bible study and quiet time, and all that jazz, but nothing comes to me when I try to write. NOTHING.
Writing comes very naturally for me. It is my preferred method of communication. It's where I am uninhibited, free, transparent, and it's the only way that I can keep up with my rapid moving thoughts. I don't necessarily write for anyone to read this...in fact, if you read this, we don't have to talk about it. I just know that I have read some amazing blogs, and perhaps someone, somewhere can pick one or two things from my blog, and you know....contribute to world peace!
But anywho, the other day, I read something, and it resonated with me completely. You can read the article here: http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/why-i-quit-depending-on-my-own-plans/
A holy pause. Which surprisingly, sounds a lot better than waiting.....ha!
I feel like I can do 1000 things, but don't have the 'release' to do any of them. I feel like the Holy Spirit has shut down every bright idea that I have tried to come up with. Things that I know God gave me to do originally, but in this season....I have to be still. And that friends is hard for me. I like to get things done, contribute, tirelessly serve, but in this season, all I can do is work...but the most important thing I can do during this time, what I've been called to do if you will is get in the word.
And enjoy this holy pause.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Happy October 1st!! It's been forever since I've last posted, and I'm back with a fun personal challenge!
Today I started my 90 Day Biggest Loser Challenge by replacing one meal a day with our yummy ProFit protein shake, and eating clean and mean for lunch and dinner (minus the tablespoon of Nutella....transparency right?!?). I needed extra energy today, so I had two servings of greens!
Body pump rocked my socks off today, and I'm feeling great! Tonight for dinner I made PF Changs Lettuce Wraps!
I'll be back tomorrow with more updates, and things like that! It's not too late to join us....we'd love to lose with you!
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Have you ever felt like something was coming? Heart racing....eye twitching....kind of anxious...like prom night..butterflies in your tummy...seeing your favorite person on the planet walk through the door something was coming?
I have had this feeling all week, and I can't shake it. I have no rhyme or reason to feel this way. My quiet time is still riddled with unanswered prayers, but this time it just feels different. Something.is.coming!
And I hope it's good.
I read the final sessions of my James bible study this week.....I started January 1st, but when I cracked open that book for the first time, I knew that I would take my time. I would really meditate on the lessons, and if I knew I wasn't in a place to really inhale and ingest the lessons, I wouldn't force the issue. You can do that when you are studying alone. I loved every bit of it. Every in your face, uncomfortable, love for the poor, love for the weak, love for the sinner, examine your heart, examine your motives minute of it.
However, about the last couple of lessons in James, I could feel God asking me what I would do next. Which lesson I would embark upon....what I would slough off of myself for the next ...6 months....ha!
I started feeling like getting my house in order...cleaning out closets, drawers, organizing, really taking a good look at my finances, and cutting off the fat, saving more (seriously, who am I), and just getting free.....
So I set out to find the perfect bible study for me. But more importantly, I asked God to show me what He wanted me to do. And in true Saviour fashion...He did not disappoint.
I've never really had a scripture that I lived by, read all of the time, have everywhere in my home, but in late 2013, God started showing me that everything that I thought I had lost, He would give it back to me. It was in my dreams, thoughts, the theme of most scriptures I read...it was a real word that I needed, and still need.
The Year of the Lord’s Favor
So, I'm starting this new journey, with an expectant heart, knowing that something is around the corner. Whatever it is.....I know it will display His splendor.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Sometimes I forget that God really cares about the things I care about. Today, He went out of His way to speak to this ole heart of mine.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I love pictures....I love seeing what people deem necessary to freeze in time with the click of button....
Here's what has been my life lately!
So...what have you been up to?
Monday, March 31, 2014
I remember as a child, watching everyone go to the altar at the end of the church service. I wish I could say that it moved me to tears, and that I 'got it' from the very beginning, but that's not the truth.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Pink Defying Gravity, Inc.'s next conference is themed BRAVE....and I want to know from a woman's perspective....what makes YOU BRAVE?
When have you ever been brave?
What does bravery mean to you?
Can anyone be brave?
Thank you for helping me with my research for the opening session...
You can either comment below this post, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your answers!
Oh, and if you're local (or not so local), and would like to present a session, and bring some girls, you can visit our website for more information.
Friday, March 21, 2014
I'm linking up with A Blonde Ambition today and participating in her Confessional Friday blog link up.
So...here goes nothing!
1. I have a nagging bad habit of counting things....especially in sets of 3....it drives me nuts, but I can't help myself!
2. I've become a little obsessed with YouTube lately. There is a video for EVERYTHING...wanna know how to apply masacara, YouTube it...I mean everything under the sun. I think I'm in the very beginning stages of having my own YouTube channel one day. You'll be able to say you knew me when...lol!
3. I am obsessed with my dog. I love her. I'm not a huge fan of other dogs though...just mine!
And that's that folks!
Have a great weekend~
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Well hello blognation! How the heck are you guys doing?!?
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I commit to write more! I have so much to say, and Jesus and I have such sweet moments, but sadly, the majority of them are tucked away in my journal…
This SB is super low key. I'll be traveling to Killeen/Cove tomorrow for a One Team One Mission which is a presentation my amazing company puts on. I am so excited about that. Network marketing has changed my life. If you have not truly done any research on legitimate network marketing companies, and if you desire to create wealth for generations to come…..may I suggest a couple of books for you to check out. These are in no particular order, but amazing books of the field.
This made me so happy because around the end of October, beginning of November 2013, God kept giving me the word RESTORATION…(read: Psalm 90:15, Isaiah 61), so I was excited to learn more about the story of Nehemiah, and his work on the wall, and just the faith that he showed during that time when he was doubted publicly.
At first, I was like well what are you 'restoring' Lord? Well, it turns out, plenty…a lot….more than I imagined…ha!
There are so many things I'd like to share, but it won't make sense, and some things aren't write aboutable…lol yet, so I'm sorry if I sound cryptic. But, our entire church family is undergoing a 40 day fast. It's not a total water fast (hallelujah), but it is pretty hefty by my Chuy's and sweet tea measuring stick. But y'all, I am so excited about it. I have very specific spiritual goals. I am so ready to see what God will do during this time. How my faith will grow, how prayers I have prayed for months, even years will be answered. It just makes my heart leap.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Please take a look at Jenna's product review of the skinny wrap!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Earlier that day, I was in Waco, and went to lunch at my FAVORITE place of all time....Amelia's. which is now Sironia Cafe'. Sooooo good, and I could drink the poppyseed dressing....sooo good!
A couple of weekends before that, my company had our annual conference, Freedom Conference! Here I am with my team member Crystal, and our Ambassador Diamond leader Ashley Sinclair. #8 money earner in our company.
Here we are with our Double Diamond leader, and my friend who introduced me to the biz, Beth, along with my team members Cyrstal and Vanessa!
Because I've been jet setting (ha...not really), I hadn't seen Chunks in a while, so we met Sunday! I missed him so! He missed me too...lol!
My sweet baby boy!!! Love him so! He is such a joy!!!
Well! That's my past couple of weeks! Life is crazy, fun, and has days where I'm asking God a million questions, but as long as I keep my eyes on Him, it's all GOOD! Later gators! <><
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Hey, hey, hey!!! In my last post, I mentioned that I had started two posts, but didn't finish them. I wondered why that was (to myself of course), and then I realized that it was OK. I have given up cable during this season, so Jesus and I have had some amazing time together. And I think from that time, came a quietness in my spirit, because He is moving.
I am not in a place to 100% share what has been going on for the past two week...NOTHING is official, and I definitely don't want to speak out of turn. But, I can't wait to share the back story with you. It really is neat, and it is only something that God could have done.
I asked God to show me the beauty in my greatest fears yesterday, and I cannot wait for Him to reveal that to me....do you understand what I'm asking? I want Him to show me Himself in my fears. Because it is only when that happens, that I will be able to get over them and myself, and have true freedom. And freedom is where I want to live!
Pray with me for that please. And also that I do not grow weary in waiting for the promises He so graciously promised. Have a great weekend friends! I hope I can share this little secret soon!
Monday, January 27, 2014
It has been a while since I have posted, and it's not because I fell off the face of the earth. I have started two separate blog posts, and haven't published them. I don't know why....just wasn't feeling it, they didn't feel finished....heck, I don't know!
I started reading The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson a while back, and WOW! It is just that. I highly recommend it. It's nothing like you would think...somewhat of an easy read, and totally interesting.
One of the things that rings in my mind all of the time since I began reading the book may seem trivial and like duh to you. But, I can easily fall into the trap of telling myself lies, and allowing myself to believe them. I'm not an outwardly negative person, but when it comes to me, my life, and my view of how I'm living it, I can be super critical of myself. In fact, if you're ever in my presence, and are wondering what I'm thinking about you....chances are not a darn thing...because of the inner conversation I'm having with myself about myself.
I've come to realize that this tactic is from the enemy, and quite frankly, it gets me every.single.time. So today, I took out a legal pad, and wrote down every lie that the enemy was leading me to believe about myself, prayers I had prayed, and things I desired. I'm telling you, when I looked down and saw these things on paper, they were laughable. I dare you to do it. Especially if your struggle is the mind.
Now, I'm sure I seem absolutely mad, or like a nutcase, but oh well...those who understand understand, and those who don't struggle with this struggle with something else that makes you look foolish...HA!
I am so glad that God shed a little light on this for me, and allowed me to get over myself, and to stop this destructive behavior. This is a win folks....believing lies can set a sistah back! Can I get an Amen?!
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Well guys….we made it! 2014 is here, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to have a fresh start, to turn the page, and start anew.
2012 and 2013 were valley years. I learned a lot,
enjoyed kicked and screamed through months of pruning, and prayed several prayers that I felt never made it past my ceiling fan. But around September 2012, God laid a word on my heart, wrote it on anything that would stay still long enough for the ink to dry , and even had a dream about it over Thanksgiving…..RESTORATION!!! Isn't that an awesome word!
While I haven't seen much restoration yet, I am faithful. My faith is strong. I know what it's like to pray and worry, and I choose to never venture that way again. As I said goodbye to 2013, and hello to 2014 last night at church, Pastor J spoke on REBUILDING from the book of Nehemiah, which is where our first sermon series will come from. What joy my little heart felt to know that what was on my heart was also on God's. (As if He didn't give me the word to begin with).
I have spent so many years trying to juggle what I know God was calling me to do, and pleasing others, wondering if they approved of my actions. But it doesn't matter to me anymore. The only thing that matters to me is that I have a heart and life that pleases God. That my steps are ordered by Him. That souls come to know Him because I was obedient, and not playing it safe. Even as I type these words, I know that there will be some things that happen, and people will judge me; sadly those that are the closest to me, but I have trusted that the Lord will perfect that which concerns me, and that is more than enough for me.
Jesus is real folks. His love for us is real, and His commission for us is of great importance.
I love quiet times, and I love a good bible study to accompany my quiet times. It's no secret that James is my favorite book in the Bible, and Beth Moore has a study on James! So, guess what I'm starting 2014 off with…..yep! JAMES!!!! So excited! Oh, and not to mention that it was time for a new journal….fresh starts all the way around! I love it!!! I have a little nook in my bedroom that I have made special just for my quiet times…I'm so proud of it. I'll post more pictures when it's just right! I can't wait to plaster the walls with scriptures….yes yes YES!!!
I posted in Instagram last night a little short video of highlights of 2013. I cannot WAIT to see what 2014 holds for me. I know that it will be exceedingly, abundantly, more than I can ask or think, and that makes me SO HAPPY!!!
Happy New Year Friends! May His perfect will be completed in all of us this year!