Monday, November 9, 2015
So heres a little meat for my blog post today: The Pastor has been preaching on a series through the book of Joshua and the one I watched today was when Joshua had led the Israelite's across the Jordan river and they were about to make camp in Gilgal on the East Border of Jericho. God had told Joshua to make a memorial there with 12 stones from the dry ground God provided to them to pass through the Jordan river. This memorial was to be a reminder to them and their children and generations on of when the Israelites passed over Jordan on dry ground. Gilgal was used as the camp the Israelites used to always come back to refresh and renew from their battles or journeys. It symbolizes in today's Christian life as the point in our life of our salvation, when God delivers us! The place in our life where God called you to be his child. The place where you look back on your life and seen how it was before God and a reminder of Gods faithfulness.
Where was my Gilgal? When I lived in Georgia it was my church home. It was a constant reminder of the place where God came to me both when I got saved the first time and also when I rededicated my life to him. I would drive past this church daily, I attended church there, my children when to preschool there, I helped with Awanas there, I mean this place was LITERALLY a huge part of my life so it was a constant reminder of the blessing of Gods salvation to me. Though it is still my church home in my heart, I no longer live near there. I don't have that constant reminder of Gods grace... 2 years later my walk.... well.... lets just say I haven't been walking much, and if I have walked it has been on the opposite direction of God.
How do I get back to my Gilgal? Well physically I can't! But why should I?? God is EVERYWHERE! He is with us ALWAYS and he is with us anywhere we are. What does it take to get back? Well folks, there is one direction you need to look and that is up. STOP! Stop what you are doing, get un-busy, get away from all of your distractions. Take time alone with God to have him speak to your heart. To remind you of the great things he has done for you. As if sacrificing his only son wasn't enough. The flesh desires an elaborate display of grace God has given us doesn't it?? To get in that quite place, back to basics, back to the core! What do I need to do?? It is different for everyone! Pray, worship, read the Bible, be alone and just be still. Discover that place in your heart where God built that memorial of the time he delivered you from your sins and ultimately to the promised land!
I have recently found a quaint little church to attend. It is the complete OPPOSITE of my home church. But come to think of it, my home church was once a quaint little church... I am striving to get more involved and get over my judgemental attitude and giving this new one the chance it deserves. Lord knows I didn't and don't deserve chances but he gives them doesn't he! God is so good!!!My blogs may not make sense to you (I tend to be scatterbrained), and you may not understand but I write them in hopes that you may understand and that God blesses you through it somehow.
Friday, August 14, 2015
So last night I woke up at 3am and didn't get back to sleep till 7am. Needless to say I am one exhausted mommy. So today called for a sit around in your PJ'S all day. I known definitely don't get anything I need to get done finished but it does give me some time tonchillax. Especially since life has been crazy. Out of town guests and football and cheerleading. Gymnastics/tumbling starts Monday for my youngest. I am excited. She's taking a tumbling class with a hip hop/jazz dance class after it. =) If you know my youngest you will know she is going to love it. So other than that going on tying up homeschool loose ends. Preparing for a couples/group bible study coming up. Mad props to my mom for hooking us up with the curriculum!!! So right now that's all that's going on in my crazy busy life right now. Hope yall have an awesomely blessed day!!!! =)
Monday, August 10, 2015
Well.. it's been a while since I have written a blog post. Probably will be a while before I write another post but I figured I owed everyone an update. Once again I have struggled with my spiritual walk and it has come to my attention that my prayer life was practically non existant.. It's time for me to step up. Each morning I have a designated quiet time for Bible reading and prayer time. And I have to admit it's been a great thing. I have had prayers answered for those on my prayer list. PRAISE GOD!! I will continue to pray for them but it's amazing that God hears the smallest of pleas. Never underestimate the power of prayer. My oldest turned 10 yesterday. I can't get over how quickly time is going by. It's quite depressing. Even more my baby is gonna be 6 this year!!! Football and cheer season are upon us. So this season I gm have a cheerleader, a football player and a gymnast. Super excited to watch them grow through this stage in their life. My family is starting a weekly Bible study next week and I am honestly extremely excited about it. We've also started attending church regularly.. it's been difficult to find one we like. We were constantly comparing it to our church back home. Now, we just asked God to put us where he wants us. Right now I feel led to the church we are attending now. So far it's been good. =) so for right now all good right now. Thanks everyone for keeping up. Until next time!!!
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
So I have started a new book in light of the release of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. I purchased a book from Dannah Gresh. Its a viewpoint from two Christian women on the book Fifty Shades of Grey. She had a great deal on the book. It was half off and she sent an extra copy for a friend. So I have two. One that I am reading and one I am hoping to share with a friend who is in need of a book to show her what love and intimacy is supposed to be as intended by God. I have NOT and will NOT read the book Fifty Shades of Grey nor will I be seeing the movie. I just can not bring myself to do it and pay money for something so masochistic. Dannah also included in the back of the book a Study of sorts for the book and a printable version on her website. Like I said I am halfway through and thus far its great. Answered many questions as far as intimacy that Christian women struggle with, like what is acceptable and what is not. A lot of times its an off limit topic due to the fact that well.. it is intimate. So here in the next couple of days I will be trying to finish off that book.
In other news I got my birthday present from my in laws early!! I have to admit I am super stoked about it. They bought me a ticket to see Celtic Women. I have been wanting to see them in person for so long. Its unexplainable what I love so much about their music. Its just so moving and sweet and passionate. I can NOT wait to see them! And even better my sister in law is coming with me!!!! YAY!! Nothing like taking your red headed sister in law to see some Irish women sing and play instruments!
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Honestly, I do not want to even think about ten years from now. I am considering boycotting my birthday this year! Even though I have already gotten a phenomenal gift from my in-laws, the though of turning 30 just creeps me out. So hypothetically if this planet as we know it is still around in 10 years ( I am a firm believer that Christ may be coming back before then) I will be... *cough* 40 and my babies wont be babies anymore. I will have an almost 20 year old daughter, a 17 year old son and my baby will be 16!! OMG!!! That is only in 10 years!!! GASP! Where has time gone. I look back at my life 10 years ago and I never would have thought I would be where I am now. Crazy to think how life changes so much! I still see me continuing to homeschool my children and watch as they excel and grow into the most amazing little people ever. I still see me and my husband very happy and in love with each other. I am looking forward to the adventures! All I can say is I am looking forward to the next 10 years of my life!!!