Monday, August 30, 2010

God is so Good!

Look who has some hair to work with now!!

Have you ever had a day where the words God is so good just ring in your heart and come right out of your mouth? This is how I have felt the past week. I have been full of joy not only for myself but for others as well. I started feeling like this when I decided to grow in my walk with the lord and it has continued from there. I have been doing pretty well with my quiet time, trying to spread the love of Jesus,and  not talking negatively about others or myself. I know that I have not posted about what I have done so far but I started a new job and things have been super crazy for me. The new job is awesome and I know that this is where God wants for me to be right now. Carter is adjusting well to spending the morning time with Ryan since I have to leave before him now and he is in charge of getting Carter to daycare. The drive is not much fun but I do get in a lot of quiet time during the morning drive.

Our house is STILL on the market and we continue to pray that the the lord will send someone to buy our house so we can start to focus on the new house we are building. Lets all pray hard about the house selling and moving in on schedule to the new house. This will make more time for Mommy and Carter.

Football season is here and that means Ryan is back at work all the time. We miss him but we know how much he loves his job so we will just hope December gets here quickly and they play well and win lots of games so he is in a good mood! :)

Enjoy your Monday! I am off to try and find some new recipes for our house. If you have any good ones or know of a good website let me know.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Kick off Day!

Kick off day is tomorrow! I am excited to start this journey but nervous about starting back to work and keeping up with everything. I think making time to do all the things on the must do everyday list is going to be the hardest for me. The fasting from certain things will be easier for me. However, not speaking negatively about things, people or myself will be a challenge. I am also going to try and redirect negative conversations so we will have to see people around me act towards that.

Today was a great day! Carter and I went to the water park with my mom and brother Tyler and my best friend Tiffany and her two boys. We had a blast! Carter loves the water park and going in the kid pool and lazy river. We both are sure going to miss being able to go all the time since I have to start my new job on Monday! After the water park Tiffany and I and the kids went to look for a daycare for her younger son that is closer to our new school. We had NO luck! She is really wanting a great pre-school type setting and just has not found the right one yet. I am really trying to be encouraging for her since she is getting very discouraged now that school is about to start.

To end the great day we all went and picked up Ryan from the house and we went to eat at one of our favorite restaurants Freebirds! It was great and Carter loved the beans which was a new food for him. We drove around for an hour looking for a coldstone creamery that has not closed down so I could have my last sweet for the next 60 days. It was yummy!

Hope everyone had a great Friday!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Fasting for me!

I decided to go on a spiritual fast to grow in my relationship with the Lord! I know that this might not be for everyone but this is what I think I need to do for me and since this is my blog I decided it was OK for me to blog about my experiences along the way. I am not going by any certain plan. I did read about some on the Internet but after reading about different ones I came to the conclusion that really it is about fasting from certain things, praying, and journal about your time fasting.
So I am giving up the following things...
1. Alcohol
2. Negative speaking- about others and about myself mainly because it causes no good outcomes and I feel bad after doing it

Here are some things that I decided to do everyday...........
1. Spend quiet time with God for at least 30 min
2. Make a positive comment about or to at least 3 people a day
3. Spread the word and love of God at least once a day
4. One Random act of Kindness a day

Everyday I am going to blog about how it went that day and if I was able to meet all the fasting requirements for that day. I am going to try my very hardest but I have never fasted before so I don't really know what I am in for. I do know that God and I are on this journey together and I am hoping that at the end of the 60 days I will have grown in my love of the Lord and he in his love for me. I am hoping you will want to join my on this adventure!

All my love,

Sunday, August 01, 2010

In need of a few things..............

1. A new look for my blog!
2. A new church home........... somewhere around Allen if you know any places to look let us know :)
3. someone to buy our home so we can continue our move to Allen
4. some new clothes......... bad!!!!! Mainly because all mine are big YEAH!!!!!!
5. some new things for my 6th grade classroom since I have taught 5th for the past 3 years
6. some mirrors to go in our bathrooms at the new house
7. RACHEL on big brother to go away