Sunday, February 21, 2010


I am having some big thoughts this afternoon, and thought I would jot them down here so I can read them later.

I have been fretting and worrying over things lately. Trying to get ahead, trying too hard to figure things out. Stressed when I can't see around the corner.

Why? Cause I am a silly human who can't see God's plans and I think it is all up to me. Sometimes I don't see that that is what I am doing, but it is nonetheless.

Today I am thinking about this. Praying about it. And I think I am getting somewhere with it.

God knows where I am. He knows everything I need. When I have a need, in any area of my life, including lack of faith, I need to talk to Him. Not beg like a four-year old who will fuss if they don't get what they want. Not fixated on the need that needs taken care of, but looking to Him to fully take care of ALL my needs.

And then, do my business. No fretting, dropping everything else til I figure out how I am going get my needs taken care of. God knows where I am at. He WILL take care of me. I just need to rest and trust in Him. That is not easy to do in the midst of my Need, whatever it is. But today as I am pondering this, I am seeing again that I must rest in the storm. I must continue on in my work that He has called me to while I wait for Him to take care of my needs.

My prayer is that I will really get this down deep inside of me. I want this to be such a part of the way I do things that my first thought is to trust God, not worry and fret.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Retracing Old Paths...

Have you ever had the experience of hearing a message, reading a book, etc, and having one of those life changing moments that you point back to that spot over the years and say, "That shaped me. I am here at this spot today because of that message, that book...."

Last night David and I re-listened to one of those messages. As I listened, my heart rejoiced. One of the hardest times of my life had been ahead of me as I had listened before, though I didn't know it. The Lord, in His mercy, provided me with what I needed to get through that time well ahead of time. I also heard things in that message that I don't remember hearing before. I have changed so much since then. I understood much more of what he was talking about this time around.

 If you would like to listen, click here.

If you listen, I would love to hear your thoughts.

"May the Lamb of God receive the reward of His suffering!"

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Cool Cards At Snapily!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Shh! Don't Tell David....

I feel pretty safe posting this here since David doesn't usually read my blog or facebook. I wouldn't risk it, only I thought y'all might like to know about the deal I got so you can jump in before Valentine's.

Cheryl & Co has a $10 off coupon, NO minimum order! You can get cookies, chocolate, whatever. Some items qualify for free shipping.

But it gets better.

Go through the website and you can get 5% back on your order. Plus, you get $5 credited to your account if you are a new member at ShopAtHome, just for signing up! (If you have never used before, just signing up will save you time and money. I am about to get a $20 check from purchases I have made through their site over the last few months. I didn't have to buy anything special, I just shopped at sites I would normally shop at, but just went through the site first to get a percent of my purchases back.)

Don't tell David, but I got him the Harry London Chocolate Collection. With the coupon, TENFORFREE, I got $10 off and free shipping, and 5% cash back at I also got to write a decent sized message to be included with the gift. (Space to write what you really want to say was a nice surprise...)

Check it out if you need a gift for your honey, or your best friend, or the blogger who told you about it...=D

Thanks to Money Saving Mom for letting me know about this!

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