Monday, January 24, 2011

Sweet anticipation

I bought a bunch of goodies today for our youth sleepover on Friday. I'm about to make a couple of things, and tomorrow and extra special something as well. I can't say in case someone peeks ;).
I get such joy out of showing my girlies that they are so special. I don't think we let teens know how valuable they are enough of the time.
I think I am more excited than they are because I get to prepare for their special night. I'm also excited for what God has given to me to share with them.
I thank God for giving me the opportunity and grace to serve these teens and to grow with them these past two years. It has been such a joy and blessing!
What types of things do you get excited about? What lights you up? What do you anticipate?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A New Beginning

I know, I know, I've said it before "I'm going to be better about blogging".
But, this time I feel it's all about discipline, bringing glory to God and encouraging the family of God.
I had been thinking along the lines of the later, but then my pastor encouraged it on Sunday, and then to top it off my husband gave me a shove in the right direction.
Ladies, marry a man who encourages the best in you, especially the things you may not think are your best.
When I was a kid I used to want to be an author. I thought I might have a bit of a knack for writing, but never pursued it.
My husband told me last night that I should do this. He then told me that my writing was one thing that attracted him to me. Go figure.
God has also been giving me grace in the area of disciplines of late.
He's been helping me to wake up earlier to spend time with Him before I begin my day at work.
He now giving me grace in working on my eating habits and exercise.
And now it's time to get back to blogging.

I used to be consist, back when it was the thing to use Xanga.
I know I can do it, despite business. It's all about priorities. Using my time wisely and in a way that will bring glory to Himself.

So here is the start of something new.
I hope to encourage with insights from the Lord through things He's showing me and teaching me.
I'm sure I'll mention my jewelery, coffee and other things that I obsess over :).
My prayer is that I may be a blessing, encouragement, and that God may get the glory through His workings in our lives.

"Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:17