Tuesday, August 26, 2014
What a week it was in Portland! I don't think we ever say still but I enjoyed every minute of it! I had so much fun touring the city, shopping and eating a some incredible places. My week was filled with great company by so many different people. I feel so blessed to have made new friendships! Zack would probably say last week was exhausting while I dragged him just about everywhere but he never complained and acted excited to do whatever! Even a 3 hour drive with friends to Seattle! He is the most giving man I know! I am not always so patient but thankful The Lord puts me in my place and reminds me how precious this man is! I am getting very anxious to see my sweet girl!! It has been a week now and I still have to wait until Friday. So thankful that my parents were willing to drive the long stretch to Fort Wayne to get her to us! Last week Hadley stayed with Joanne and from what I hear had a amazing time! It makes me so happy for her to be able to have this time with her grandparents and enjoy it so much! I will leave you will this transparent thought today. I have been on such a roller coaster ride of excitement these last few weeks for many different reasons so many exciting things happening. You can often get caught up in life's excitement and forget the one allowing you to have the success your having. Just remember The Lord can take it as quickly as he can give it. I pray everyday that I can be humbled and filled with the HIS joy and peace through out this Journey we call
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Good morning! So sorry I am late posting this week things have been busy. It has been a fantastic week of being home and seeing family and friends! The first day I was home just so happened to be "Raise the Praise" at our home church. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to stand and worship and praise God for all he has done this past year. It was such a release for me to enter in to HIS presence
It had been 7 weeks since I was able to attend church and it was so worth the wait. I continued my week visiting my family and attending a few gatherings to see friends. Sunday we attended church and it was powerful day. PK peached an incredible message to live out our faith. I was so moved to think of the platform God has given us next year. My prayer is exactly that. Lord use me! We followed up a powerful service with our SS class. Oh how we have missed all of them! My sweet friend Kristy spoke on the Circle Maker. If you haven't read it go get it! She spoke on how you can have Joy in your relationship with The Lord, and how our relationship with HIM can be filled with so much peace and fulfillment! Let me be the first to tell you that I use to sit comfortably in church wondering why a didn't ever have this joy and fulfilling relationship with The Lord. It's because I wasn't truly seeking HIM and spending time with HIM. There is so much more to your walk with The Lord than you could ever imagine. You can have Joy and live a incredible spirit filled life! I have been waiting to share this for sometime now. This road we have lived has not been easy and I have not always lived this so called spirit filled life. But after years of living without a relationship with Christ and excepting HIM and my savior I desired HIM in a way I never knew existed! This year has been nothing short than the result of prayer from others and my relationship with The Lord. My challenge to you is that is you do not have a strong desire to be near God and truly thirst for HIM and wonder how you can have this, this is how!! Thank you Lord for allowing me the opportunity to share my story!
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
different feeling watching today. Thank you God for your many blessings! I am one day closer to being home and seeing my family and friends! I cannot wait! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at Zack's party and celebrating! Thank you again to everyone for all of your love and support!!