Friday, July 26, 2013

{ sweet goodness! }

Not a normal post for this blog... but...

I made cookies! A lot of cookies. Seriously. Like forty cookies. I don't think they will last long though, seeing as I think we have already eaten half of them!

And of course, some plain ones for daddy. 

It was quite a productive day! I made cookies, and managed to get quite a bit of school done! 

Have a great weekend everyone!

In Christian Love, 

{ be anxious for nothing }

Mostly everyone has a plan.
Whether that plan is for today, tomorrow, or ten years from now... it could change at any second.  I have been seeing that more and more as I grow both in age, and spiritually.I just have to say. I am so glad my plans aren't always God's plans for my life. At first it might seem disappointing, but then I just have to breathe in and thank God for having plans that are better than mine. Every once in a while I get anxious. Not necessarily anxious about the moment I'm in, but moments that are ahead. Being a naturally anxious person I have had to learn to trust God with every aspect of my life. But, sometimes trusting is hard. Sometimes we don't understand what is happening. We don't understand what is going to happen, and we are afraid of the future. As humans we all have fears, doubts, and wonderings about the future. 

Guess what! We can cast all those fears aside, and stop being so anxious! The Lord doesn't want us to be anxious, but rather He wants us to trust in Him, and bring all of our prayers and supplications, with thanksgiving to Him! Isn't it wonderful that He hears our pleas, and has our lives planned out for us?! We should thank Him for our trials, along with the happy moments in our lives.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. - Philippians 4:6 (NASB)

Also even though we might not understand what we are going through at the time, or why we are put into certain trials there is always a reason. Sometimes we just need to close our eyes for a moment and say: "Lord I know this is your plan, please help me to get through it, and honor you in everything that I do.". He knows what we are going through, and He has a reason for everything. Someday we'll understand. Maybe not now, but someday. 

Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” - John 13:7 (NKJV)

We can find such comfort in the fact that even though we don't understand now, someday we will! Through trials the Lord draws us closer to Himself, and strengthens our trust in Him. 

Remember: His plans are so much better than our own. 
I know that my future is a lot brighter in God's hands than in my own. 

In Christian love, 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

{ bountiful blessings }

I just realized how long it has been since I have posted on this blog. I suppose life has been a little bit busier! Also the fact that my computer doesn't cooperate most of the time makes it hard to post. So I decided to take the time tonight (while my computer is up and running) to write out a little update post for anyone who cares to read and catch up! 

We had our Vacation Bible School at church last week (July 8-12th), and I was in charge of the nursery. Well... the nursery consisted of Luca every day, except Thursday when I brought my darling little Adalynn along. I won't lie, it was a long hot, kind of crazy week. But, I am so glad I was there to help out. Also, on the plus side, Luca likes me now! He never really cared for me, but now he doesn't seem to mind me. It was a lot of fun, and by the end of the week I was just ready to have a nap! 

Within the last couple of weeks I went from having no jobs to having two jobs! They are just short-term for now, but that's okay with me. I am watching Adalynn once again on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. I love watching her, she's such a joy! 
Then on Tuesdays I am watching my cousin's two kids from 6:30AM until (around) 2:30PM. I did have to get up at 5:15AM this morning, which I haven't done in so long. But it was nice to kind of see the sun coming up for the first time in a long time. 
It will be good to make some money, especially because I will hopefully be paying some car insurance bills soon... 

I understand that "hopefully" made you all tilt your head to the side and wonder why I would want to pay car insurance bills. Well. I'll tell you why... 


All capital letters were completely necessary, and yes I was yelling... in a good way. I am currently working so hard to get my license. I have to give a huge huge huge thank-you to Suzy. I owe so much to her, because if it wasn't for her willingness I wouldn't be even close to where I am today when it comes to getting my license. She has been such an amazing help, she's so patient, and we have also had so much fun! 

Daddy is going back into the hospital on August 8th, which is a week later than we thought he would. But, it seems so close. I will be trying to get my license before August 8th, so I can be a help to my family whilst daddy is in the hospital and in isolation when he comes home. 
Thank you to those who have been praying for me as far as driving is concerned, and I ask for your continued prayers as I am trying to finish up! 

I am just so thankful for all of these blessings, and the way the Lord has been working in my life, and my family's life! 

I hope everyone's summer has gone well so far and it will continue too! 
Enjoy the hot weather! At least it's not snowing! ;)

In Christian love,