God can Heal a Broken Heart but He has to have all the Pieces.

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

June 30, 2011

Anything is Possible....Real Life Stories

This week has been an overwhelming and exciting whirlwind in an endeavor I have wanted to embark on for a long time.
Starting two weeks ago I emailed our Pastor and inquired about an idea I had that I felt the Holy Spirit was laying very heavily on my heart. I have been searching and asking for guidance and direction in my life as I felt there was more He wanted for me.
That is where "Real Life Stories" began. I will try to keep the story as short as possible but I am usually a person of many words (especially when I am writing.) My manager says she leaves my emails for last because they are always so detailed.
I put my ideas in a powerpoint, waited a couple of weeks in apprehension, finally emailed the Pastor and he wanted to meet right away. This was delayed a week due to him being at a conference. Last Tuesday we met, he loved the idea and was completely on board. We decided to continue to pray for the "next step" God wanted for it. Saturday morning I received a "mystery" package with all these wonderful things that had "Real Life Stories" on it. The pic is below, I have a sweet sweet friend who thought of me long before I met with the Pastor to get me motivated to go for it. I took it as my "next step" and emailed the Pastor. I now have a meeting next week with a woman who runs a non-profit for our church and is highly involved in all the non-profits in the area. She seemed excited. I have finaly started sharing this with many people as I was hesitant at first due to my insecurities. I have received a lot of reassurance that this is a much needed ministry. I put some of the slides below to show a little of what it is.
I'm trying to get a blog together for it so I don't have a link yet.
It is for those Who Lost Loved Ones too Soon; Sudden and Traumatic losses. Turns out there was a much higher need for this in our area than I had first realized. So many young lives taken and I live in an area that is on the Top 10 Best places to Live.

In short I pray God will continue providing me with the "next step" and this soon could turn into something more. My passion is intense for it and I hope that gives me enough drive to not give up.
This week I am literally "High on Life" and soooooo "Thankful."

Habakkuk 2:3 "But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. It seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day."
PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE I keep telling myself.
With Love,
Happy Weekend!

June 29, 2011

Women of Faith Daily Inspiration

I found this quote on the Women of Faith blog yesterday and just had to share.
During the battle the Lord isn’t watching us, cheering us on; He’s the One fighting. That’s enough hope to face any tomorrow. ―Karen Kingsbury

With Love,

June 27, 2011

Letting Go

Last night I heard a radio show host say he once heard, "life is a bunch of seasons filled with letting go."
"Letting go" if googled has a lot of meanings. Letting go of a broken relationship, letting go of a loved one, letting go of a job, letting go of your financial situation, letting go of love, and more and more things to let go.
I thought about the different situations that "letting go" may involve; like letting go of the cord to bunjee jump, letting go to deep sea dive, letting go into a cage to swim with the sharks.
I realized that all of these meanings or situations involved giving up of self. Trusting someone or something that could put you in a state of uncontrollable feelings. Whether pain, anger, resentment, fear, sorrow, or suffering.
But the true and most important part of life is giving up of self, selfish desires, and worldy ways in surrender to the Lord. Ultimate sacrifice and "letting go." Once we can fully trust in God and his plans the other "letting go"  stuff will not seem so hard because you have the most powerful tool at your side. So start "letting go," not for the secular world but for the non-secular reward given by God.
Release yourself and you will find that you are falling into his arms.

June 21, 2011

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June 20, 2011

Even if it is a Monday...


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Welcome back friends. This weeks edition of Monday Moo's is going to be a couple questions about Summer Time!
Do you take more breaks from blogging because I notice a huge difference in these months as far as commenting goes, posts, stats, etc. What keeps you busy throughout the summer besides the obvious {warm weather}?
To answer:
  • I don't "intentionally" take breaks from blogging but I need a sufficient amount of time to do it because I am such a freak that I revise, edit, and checking everything over and over before I actually post it. (I think that may be OCD)!
  • I've been a slacker!-no, actually pretty busy with both girls at home, not that we really go ANYWHERE because I am too tired during the day to even endure the thought of getting them ready to go somewhere. I have been working on something very dear to my heart. I don't want to say much more right now but I am meeting with my Pastor tomorrow morning so all I can ask is for your prayers that it is God's will for my life because I am extremelly passionate about!
Which is why my verse for the day is....
2 Corinthians 1:4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

Since I haven't done any blog hops recently I am going to join in this morning!

The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom

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Every Monday I'll add three questions, the first one will always be the same.
1. What did you do this week to take time for yourself? Nothing last week as I was under the weather however, this week my girls are going to stay at Grandma's!!! So I'm hoping for some time to myself this week.
2. What is your favorite outdoors activity? I have horrible allergies so not a big FAN of the outdoors unless I am in a swimming pool
3. What is your favorite breakfast? Publix bakery Cinnamon Rolls Hands Down!

June 15, 2011

It's Summertime!!

It has been 3 weeks since school got out for the Summer!

Oh how I wish Summer break meant the same as it did 12 years ago. Carefree, warm nights, hanging out with friends, being able to leave the house in a minutes time, laying out soaking up the rays, lake boats rides where you could actually fall asleep with the breeze blowing against your face, I could go on and on.
I miss those days. Now its been replaced with constant whines, fighting, trying to make toys do things they really can't do.
My head is pounding by 9 o'clock. I want to treasure this time in their lives so much but I feel like I'm battling a brick wall.
Now I look forward to the radio stations "90s" music weekends.
Thank you for the weekend rendezvous!!!

 Here's to Wishful Thinking!!!

With Love,