God’s Grace is always sufficient!!

It has been a couple of weeks since my last entry. I have been a busy little bee since the beginning of Nov. and it is only the middle of the month! God has been giving me so much grace with all the different things that are on my plate right now. In the past two weekends, I have helped put together an awesome Mad Hatter Tea Party bridal shower for my friend Erin and yesterday, I put together a Chili Cook-off for our church which was so much fun! Although, I would not have been able to do any of this without God’s help! At times I have felt the stress and anxiety try to creep up in me but I would give it to God and almost immediately an overwhelming sense of peace would come over me. God never leaves us or forsakes us!

As the holiday season is approaching quickly, I realize how much I need Jesus in my life and how in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life, He just wants us to stop and spend time with Him. When we give our concerns to Jesus, He always works it out!

Earlier this week, I was meditating on the scripture from Luke 10:40-42 about Mary and Martha:

Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

As I was reading this scripture, Jesus had pricked my heart when it mentioned that Martha was distracted by all the preparations and was overwhelmed with “work.” I had to check my attitude and my heart because that was what I was feeling. I realize that God has given me giftings to plan and administrate but I can not lose sight of what is important and that is to partner with Jesus and allow Him to take care of all the details and instead spend time with Jesus rather than be worried with things that I can not control!


The Call

A fire was ignited on Saturday at The Call. It is the fire of God’s Spirit and the cry of Christians pleading for mercy for our nation and repentance from our evil ways. My heart broke as thousands of Christians gather to pray for the sanctity of marriage to be preserved, for lives of the unborn children to be saved, and for our nation to turn back to God! I was encouraged, humbled and challenged to go deeper with God. God had been challenging me these few months with my time and affections. Life can easily take over if you don’t stop and make a conscious effort to go to God. We can make all the excuses….busyness, tiredness, illness, tv, etc. At one point that day, there was a pastor who shared about addictions and addictions doesn’t necessarily have to be alcohol, pornography but it can be anything that can take your affections away from God. God wants all of our affections and the pastor had challenged us to look at our lives and to seek God on the areas that we have not given Him our affection. For me, it was tv. I know it may seem silly but it is true. When I come home from a long day of work, my escape was to turn on the tv. It started with a few shows and with DVR, the list of shows began to grow and grow to where I would find myself spending evening after evening in front of the tv filling my soul with junk and many times staying up late to watch a show. That day, I determined in my heart to not continue this and told God that once I got home that I would delete the shows that did not glorify Him, which was the majority of them. That night I did and I felt so liberated! I want to be filled with hope, joy, faith and love and that only comes from God and His word! I want to have my will be His will in my life. I want to DO as it says in Mark 12:30

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

As the election is tomorrow, I am praying for God’s hand of mercy to fall on our city, state and nation! My faith is in a HOLY and RIGHTEOUS GOD and I know that He will never leave nor forsake His children!! America will always be “ONE NATION UNDER GOD!”

Ty Bones

It is almost like tradition now that I get to see Ty in his costume on Halloween. Unfortunately, Taylor was too tired to partake in all the festivities. Ty was so cute in his bones costume. It was quite fitting for him since his nickname is Ty Bones. It came from when he was in the NICU for the first few months of his life. Above his crib, he had a dog with his name on a bone around his neck and it just stuck. Lisa, his mom tried to get him in several costumes with no avail. I was surprised that she was able to paint his face, she told him it was sunscreen…it worked!!! He had a godzilla costume which was so cute but he would not step within 5 feet of that costume. He is definitely growing up before my eyes and I can’t believe that it has been almost 2 years since I started watching him. Time has sure flown by!!

Ty as a football player last year…at 14 months

Ty as a bag of bones this year at 2 years old.

Me with the kiddos…Taylor (2 1/2 months) and Ty