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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Finally figuring this blogging thing out!

FINALLY posting a few pics from Colorado!

Loujo and I decided to take the scenic route so we could see chimney rock! It added about 3 hours onto our trip but it was totally worth it! The history there is so fascinating to me! Just to imagine all of the pioneers who climbed up there and signed their names....*sigh* I would love to see those signatures close up!
After 9 hours of driving through dry corn fields...COLORADO!
Aint he cute?! He was really excited about the mountains if you can't tell!
"Babe lets take a picture!" Babe is clearly more interested in watching the road...I should probably mention that we were driving on a VERY narrow mountain road when this was taken. He had our best interest in mind! lol
We were drawn to this little dog statue. I named him Frankie.

I promise we didn't wear the same clothes everyday! The only pictures we got together were during this day. :)
And of course we had to get some photography in!

There you have it!


Lead Foot

I'm just going to cut right to the chase. I got pulled over yesterday. For speeding. OH JOY! *cough*sarcasm*cough cough* This is the 3rd time i've been pulled over this year! Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. The crazy thing is that I was on the phone when I got pulled over AND I didn't have my license with me! The cop ONLY gave me a speeding ticket for going 60 in a 45.
 I was so upset. Like yelling, crying, mad at the world upset. I feel horrible for writing this but I feel like being real is important. My sister and I prayed and believed together that I would get off with a warning. But I didn't. My spoiled little self wanted to break the law and get away with a warning. Typical.
I didnt realize how foolish I was being until about an hour later. I realized how getting that speeding ticket could have been a blessing in disguise. Whose to say that being 15 mins late to pick my hubby up from work kept us from being in an accident?.Whose to say that if it wasnt me getting pulled over it was a single mom who was struggling to make ends meet and only had 5 dollars to her name.
So now, I'm thankful it was me. So thankful.

Romans 8:2828 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

I've learned my lesson. No more speeding for me. I'm so thankful everyday for God's mercy!


Friday, August 24, 2012

To be shy.

So, I always sometimes think too much. It's something that i've always hated about myself because it has stopped me from doing the things I want to do and need to do.
I had every intention of starting this blog and writing every day-but that hasn't happened. Obviously. Do you know why? It's because i'm thinking too much.
What will everyone think about me? I can't let people see me with my guard down.
What if my grammar isn't perfect and my blog posts don't make sense?
I don't know about you but I'm tired of the devil's lies. I'm tired of letting him get away with everything. He's trying to stop me from doing the things God wants me to do. From being a light. That's not okay. My whole life he has tricked me into thinking that my opinion doesn't matter to anyone. That I don't matter.
Shyness has always been something I've battled for as long as I can remember. I've always tried to get to the root of it. Just a month ago I thought I came up with the answer, "It's because I was a chunky kid, I just know it!" I told my hubby. A year ago it was because, "I have 3 older sisters who never cared about the things I had to say." Excuses. That's all they were. I know these things could have contributed to my problem. But I haven't really been digging the problem out by the roots. The devil. That's it. Case closed.
He doesn't want me writing this blog because through it I'm going to give God glory. He doesn't want me talking to random people because it's going to give God glory. He doesn't want me to street witness because-HELLO! It's going to give God the glory. Do you see a pattern here? My being silent is not giving God the glory. It has to stop. Now.
Because if we're not giving God the glory in our everyday lives then what are we here for?  That's what he placed us here for! To give him Glory. And by giving Him glory we are bringing others to him. That's how it should be. That's how it's going to be.

Reminds me of my favorite Sunday school song. :)
Lift Jesus higher
Lift Jesus higher
Lift Him up for the world to see
He said if I be lifted up from the earth
I will draw all men
I will draw all men
I will draw all men unto me

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Our House

Is at a standstill. This is the last thing I was thinking would happen. We had everything ready to go.
New bedding bought-check!
New living room set picked out-check!
New bedroom set-check!

Planning, imagining, dreaming about our life in that house. I can see us pulling in the driveway with our newborn baby in the back seat. I can see thanksgiving dinner with our whole family-with finally enough room to fit everyone! Our glory house. That's what we've called it since the day we saw it. A house given to us from God. Perfectly made for us.

Long story short-we were turned down for a home loan. We applied at another bank yesterday so now we just have a waiting game. Although I'm not concerned. I was, but I'm not anymore.
The first thing I thought when I heard we weren't approved, "what will everyone on facebook say?" We had already posted a picture of us standing in front of the house with the "SOLD" sign. "Congratulations"!! and "That's awesome!!"'s ensued. 40 likes. Yeah we're popular.
No one has heard the latest news, except my immediate family. We would prefer not to tell anyone because we know God is going to make a way for us!

I'm trying to focus on rejoicing through this because I know that through this trial Loujo and I are doing the right thing!
James 1:2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
There's a reason we are supposed to be getting this house. This house is going to be a testament to God's miraculous power! God's getting the glory for this house!

So I guess the main reason why I am telling you all this(if anyone is actually reading this) is because I would like you to pray! Please pray that Louis and I have favor with the underwriter who sees our information. Please believe and agree with us that we are getting this house.

Matthew 18:19 Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

God is going to do something BIG. Get ready!