Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessings

Wishing everyone a very blessed and happy Easter! Praise God He is Alive!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Eye Opening Journey

Well, here it is the day before Easter, the end of this season of lent.  During the past 40 days I have reflected on many things in my life.  Along with my devotion to study God's Word more each day and grow closer to Him, I have most certainly had storms and trials.  But each and every memory verse that God has lead me to focus on during this year has shown it's purpose in my life. 

God is in control of all our situations and He desires us to trust in Him, cast our cares on Him and toss our discouragement and fear aside.  It's not easy to do, but there is such a peace and comfort once you "scriptually" redirect your thoughts.  Instead of being afraid of your situation, pray 2 Timothy 1:7.  When feeling tempted to please other people, pray Romans 12:2.  God will give you the power to part your own Red Sea if you just trust in Him.

This journey is one in which I commit to continue.  When I first decided to give up Facebook for lent, many giggled and said good luck (in the back of my mind I thought the very same thing!).  I won't say it was easy because it was my routine to get up and log on to see what was happening with friends and family over coffee in the morning.  I won't lie and say that I haven't missed it.  But I've missed it for different reasons......prayer requests, good news being shared, photo's of my students.  That should limit my time to 20 minutes a day.  And it will.

Waking up and immediately getting into a good devotional has made my days so much more meaningful than browsing Facebook statuses.  And running home and getting into my Beth Moore study first thing has given me such hunger and thirst for His Word.  I just can't get enough!!

So even though we are at the end of this season of lent, that doesn't mean we have to run back to the things we decided to set aside and let go of in lieu of spending more time with God.  So I challenge each and every one of you to think of one thing that you can give up each day to spend just 15 minutes in God's Word.  After all, He sacrificed His only Son for us.  

Happy Easter!

An Invitation to Imagine

I am loving Beth's blog post for today! I simply cannot wait to dive into the scriptures she has referenced and read it once again.  We all need to remember each and every day the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us.  Not just on Easter or Christmas but each and every day. 

An Invitation to Imagine

Monday, March 25, 2013


It's been a week of self-reflection and steadfast prayer for me.  I have been all wrapped up in my Beth Moore study of David and I am loving every single second of it.  But I've also had to call on every scripture that I've memorized this year to help lift me up each day. 

In the midst of all the family issues we've faced these past few months, I have found myself feeling pretty empty.  There's no other adjective to describe it. I've thought about it.....tried to change it but it all comes back to feeling EMPTY.  It's amazing how such little things make you feel whole and you don't recognize them in full until they aren't there anymore.  That's how I feel at this present time.  The only person who can relate is my sister who is feeling some of the effects herself.  I know I shouldn't feel this way but I do.  Maybe it's the weather affecting my "depressive mood".  All I know is that I miss my best friend.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 6

So I'm a day early but I am so on fire for God right now that I just can't get enough! This week I picked a verse that isn't specifically about "renewing" to go along with my One Word theme, but one in which I can remind myself that I have nothing to fear with God.  So I chose 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.  Good luck Sisters!

He Sought Me as Well

Wow! I have to say that during my first week of Beth Moore's bible study Seeking A Heart Like His: A Heart Like David's I haven't been able to get enough I have become more intrigued with this study than any that I have participated in before.  It has already truly opened my eyes to so many things that have been buried deep within me and brought them forward for confirmation.  He is so amazing......and to think, He sought ME out to be His daughter!

I can't ever remember a time when I didn't desire God to be in my life.  As a child, I remember arguing with my parents because I wanted to go to church.  I would find my own ride, walk to local churches when I couldn't get to my home church and try to make sense of the KJV of the bible on my own in my room.  I didn't realize until today that God has had a permanent place in my life ON PURPOSE.  Even in moments of being unfaithful to Him (which I straight up admit I've had....come on, we all have because there has only been one sinless person to ever walk this earth) He was still the one I turned too first thing in the morning and the last one I spoke to at night.  Even in my rebellious days when I walked away from Him, He was still the one I unconsciously sought each and every day. 

I have always known that He was with me....that He has had a special call on my life.  But today, it just became more real.  I can't give a reason for why that is, but I know that God will reveal it in His time.  I also know that because I am on such a spiritual High that I will have to hold my head up high and stay rooted in His word.  I trust in Him and in Him alone.  The enemy cannot place fear within me because it has no claim on me.....I trust God.  After all, He has sought me out just as He did with David.  I may not take down a giant, but I believe that if God told me I could....I would! :o)

Blessings to all!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Matthew West - Hello, My Name Is Lyrics

I heard this song this morning on my way to work on KLOVE.  It is amazing! It speaks to every single person in my opinion.

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Own Breaking Dawn Celebration

My week-end started out in a wonderful way.  I had received my Breaking Dawn Part 2 pre-order in the mail Friday afternoon and just couldn't wait to watch the new Extended Version of Part 1! Nothing like spending your week-end with a few hot vampires.  :o)  My poor husband was lost Saturday.  Around 11 am I put Twilight on and he knew what was coming....that's right...a back-to-back marathon!!!

I sat and watched all 5 movies.  It's not the first time.  After all, I sat through many marathons waiting for midnight premieres.  It doesn't matter how many times I see them, I still get excited and feel like a young girl again. 

I have always been Team Bella (and of course, Edward).  I have so much in common with her and I could truly BE Bella! lol  I guess now that the movies are done I'll have to sit back and re-read the books once again.  Funny, no matter how many times I watch Breaking Dawn Pt. 2's ending I still cry enough tears to fill a river.....until forever.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 5

God has spoken to me through every single verse that I have memorized this year! I can honestly say that I am getting an adrenaline rush off of the memorization of scripture!! Then, he tied My One Word for the year in with my second memory verse of this year.  God is so good! 

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV