Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010


During this time of the year I like to remember the things that I am truly thankful for. So here is a short list (that doesn't do justice to the blessings I have received) of my thanks....

-My salvation. The Lord, my Beloved, has loved and forgiven a sinner like me. He died on my behalf so that I could spend eternity with Him. Oh for the day when I get to go home!!!!

-My family. I have a father who has shown me what a true man after God's own heart looks like, a mother who is a Proverbs 31 woman and would do anything for anybody, and two beautiful sisters who have become great friends of mine over the past few years. Plus I now get to add ...a wonderful bro-in-law who is awesome!!

-My friends. These girls have been such a blessing to my life. Every single one of them have impacted me and my walk with my Beloved, have encouraged me, challenged me and spurred me on. Without them I wouldn't be the woman I am today.

- My job. I am so incredibly blessed to be working in the school district and in the school that I do. I have an overwhelming amount of support and encouragement from teacher, parents and admin alike. I am given opportunities to better myself which will lead to the betterment of my teaching.

- My house/roommate. I live in a beautiful apartment. I just like to sit and look at it sometimes because it is so fun. I also have the opportunity to live with a great girl who is passionately pursuing the Lord and challenges me often. Her desire for God and AFRICA has helped our friendship flourish and I am so blessed for such a wonderful roomie!

There is obviously so much more but this is just some of the many things I am blessed with! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I see you. Standing there. You are so confident... sure. It isn't cocky. It isn't annoying. It's attractive. It draws me in. I want to know more. I yearn to be around you. You seem to feel the same way--but sometimes you don't.

Do you? Do you desire to know me? Have I caught YOUR eye? Does your heart flutter when I walk in the room? Do you hope that I come and talk to you? When I smile--does it melt your heart? When our eyes meet--do you get nervous? Am I like all the other girls in your life or do you think of me a bit more? When a text is received do you get a little more excited when you see it's from me? Do you wonder if I would accept or reject you? When you see me worship the Lord does it captivate your heart?? Do you pray about me? Pray for me? And anticipate a time that maybe we will be able to pray together? Does your self-doubt and fear make you think I am too good and would never give you a chance?

because that's how I feel....