Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Life's demands

So my car is broken....again! It's not that it absolutely won't crank, it's just that it doesn't want to, AND when I try to accelerate, it acts like it doesn't want to go.....like it feels like there's a skip in the gas or something wierd. So in the meantime, Michael's work looked at it and did the little diagnosis test thing and like 3 things are wrong with it. For them to fix it, it would cost like 7 or 800 dollars! Michael has a friend who has a friend (ha ha, but seroiusly) who fixes cars, and this friend can get the parts at cost or whatever. So what I'm hoping is that when he takes my car to the friend of a friend (confusing, huh?) that he will be able to fix it for much MUCH cheaper....like $700 cheaper!! (yeah right) So then I'm thinking about the fact that this is the 3rd time in less than 8 months that my car has been in the shop, and my parents forked out close to a grand 8 months ago, and Michael forked out about a hundred in May.....so my question is.....if we spend the $700 now or whatever it's going to cost....are we going to be in the same boat again in a few months?????
Uuuuuuggggghhhhhhhh...........why can't life be so perfect?!?!
On another note, Carnival STILL hasn't refunded our money from our cruise that we never went on, and that we canceled the beginning of MAY! Hopefully that money will be coming in soon, and what was planned to be used on purchasing a new mattress and putting the rest in savings will more than likely be used to fix my piece of crap car or put a down payment on a new one.
Sorry if I sound like I'm complaining....I guess I am sorta, so I'll get on to another subject. Something more positive....spiritual....what I usually write about anyways.

A good friend from Mt. Vernon gave me the book "The power of a praying wife" before we got married and told me to read it about a month or two into our marriage, once we got settled down. So I started reading it this week along with another book Michael had here at the house called "The pursuit of holiness" and let me tell you that I have felt the voice of the Lord speak to me and seen the schemes of Satan try to pull me down all in the same moment. I've learned AGAIN that Satan hates to see children of God get on fire and determined to make a difference in their life. As I've been praying that God will be the center of my life, Michael's life and our marriage, he has thrown so many darts at me to make me ill or whatever. Life is wonderful.....as far as the marraige is going so don't start thinking that just because I'm in prayer over something that there is a problem. That's my point....don't you think we should pray about it BEFORE it becomes a problem? I'm determined to have a marraige glorifying to God and honoring to him everyday. I want to be that wife who is still so goo-goo-eyed over her man 15, 20, even 50 years from now! I love Michael with all that I am, and I want to life him up in prayer everyday (hence the book).
I just realize that the Lord test you and Satan tries to bring you down. It's only by the grace of God that I am even where I am today. I'm so blessed, so thankful. As I think back to the earlier part of my post, I realize that my little car problem is so stupid. I mean, there are people out there who don't even have a car....or who don't have a home either! I think I can handle having to take Michael to work and pick him up (while he so graciously lets me drive his car everywhere) until we get something figured out! (oh how selfish I can be sometimes!)

Well, I guess I've rambled enough....off to pick up prince charming!

Friday, June 26, 2009

God runs

"...He got right up and went home to his father. When he was still a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him." Luke 15:20

When God ran by Phillips, Craig and Dean...see/hear it here

Almighty God, the great I am
Immovable rock, omnipotent, powerful, awesome Lord
Victorious warrior, commanding King of Kings
Mighty conqueror, and the only time
the only time I ever saw Him run

Was when He ran to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice He said,
“Son do you know I still love you?”
He caught me by surprise when God ran

The day I left home I knew I’d broken His heart
And I wondered then if things could ever be the same
Then one night I remembered His love for me
And down that dusty road ahead I could see
It was the only time – it was the only time I ever saw Him run

And then He ran to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice He said,
“Son do you know I still love you?”
He caught me by surprise as He brought me to my knees
When God ran – I saw Him run to me

I was so ashamed, all alone and so far away
But now I know He’s been waiting for this day

I saw Him run to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice I felt His love for me again

He ran to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice He said, “Son”, He called me Son
He said, “Son do you know I still love you?”
He ran to me and then I ran to Him
When God ran

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

boredom survey

8 Things I am looking forward to:

1. The weekend (as usual)....but this one I get to help the girls paint!
2. One day (in a few years) having children!!!
3. my first REAL paycheck.....I've had a couple, but they haven't been the full amount due to being off for the wedding
4. Baby Claira Elisabeth to get here!! (Valerie & Jason's little girl....due in nov)
5. One day buying a house and actually having room to USE all our wedding gifts that are now in a closet!
6. Getting my own clients at work, and not having to shadow everybody.....that will happen in a few weeks once training is done!
7. getting my hair all chopped off SOON!
8. Growing old with Michael

8 Things I did yesterday:

1. studied for the social work license test
2. took back some wedding gifts
3. ate lunch with mom and dad
4. cooked supper
5. bought groceries
6. fell asleep in my husbands arms
7. bought some thank you gifts
8. folded some clothes

8 TV shows I watch:

Well, each of these are watched VERY rarely, considering Michael and I don't have TV....but at least they are shows that I like.

1. Grey's anatomy
2. Extreme Home Makeover
3. Jon & Kate (at least back in the day when they actually loved each other!)
4. Ghost Hunters (only bc Michael LOVES it)
5. Surviverman (once again, Michael watches it)
6. I love Lucy
7. The Golden girls
8. all time favorite.....Boy Meets World

8 People I tag:
Don't think you really tag ppl on blogger......oh well.....

Monday, June 22, 2009

just a thought

I've learned today that no matter what life is throwing your way, there is always someone out there going through something worse. You may be asking yourself what it is that I am going through...well that's the thing, I am blessed beyond measure, and I absoulutely could not be happier in life right now! I look at where I am right now, and I realize how much I really take things for granted. I know of 2 men who left yesterday and today to go to Iraq and Baghdad. One I know personally from years ago (Josh Converse) and the other is my preacher's son. Both left their families and each had a wife they left behind as well.
I mention that because I have been thinking/praying for both of those guys today and thinking about their wives. I am so thankful that my husband is here with me. I don't know if I could survive an entire year without him period, much less with the worries of him fighting a war. I am so thankful that there are people in America who are willing to do that, and yet so humbled by the fact that they go. They leave their comfort and their families so I can stay here in comfort with mine. wow....
Another thing I've been thinking about is all the sickness and pain people go through. I am thankful and blessed that I have not experienced any hardships on that end of the spectrum. I've known several people within the last year or so be diagnosed and even a few lose their lives to cancer and other terminal diseases. One of my dearest friends from my early high school days was recently diagnosed with Lyphoma. She told me that the cancer treatment place is depressing because everybody there talks about all the things wrong with them and their type of cancer. She then said that this one lady she was talking to has a type that comes back about every 6 months, no matter what kind of treatment they give her. My friend then responded with one of my favorite things I've heard.....she said that she just feels like she's gonna have the flu for about 6 months and then she's gonna be over it! That right there is determination and what the power of our God can do!
I'm pretty sure that I'm sounding like I'm rambling now, but I guess the point that I am trying to make is to be thankful. Pray for, support, think about those who are going through worse things than you are. Know that our God is Mighty to Save. He gives strength to the weary, and supplies all your needs. I'm thankful for my husband who loves me and adores me more than anything else on this earth. I'm thankful he tells me that, and shows me that in so many different ways! I'm thankful for parents who support me and who have been there for me nonstop throughout my 22 years of life! I'm thankful for a God who is always right beside me, showing me my next step, even when I can't see.....

Sorry about the randomness, just had to get if off my chest..........

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dreams came true!

Well, it's Wednesday evening....the wedding and honeymoon is over and we're back to reality! I cannot think of one single thing that could have went better about the wedding. The weather was perfect, I didn't cry (too much) and there were so many people there. Of course the most important thing is that Michael and I are FINALLY married! After 2 years of dating, and falling in love more and more....wishing we were married, we finally are! I have never been happier in my entire life! We both went back to work on Monday, which was pretty crappy....but I think we were both ready to go back, its just the whole getting up early and getting home late thing that kills us!
Well, I'm off to finish up supper.....it's some kind of cheesy chicken stuff that you put on pumpernickel bread! thanks to the crock pot and the crockpot cook book that my aunt and cousins got me, that's called an easy supper! YAY!!