Thursday, December 1, 2011
Day 30: I am thankful to be married; thankful to have a husband to walk through life with; thankful to have a best friend who supports me and helps me be a better person; thankful to have a beautiful, intimate relationship with the love of my life knowing he is for me. I am thankful the Lord chose Brad Johnson as my beloved. I am truly blessed.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Day 26: I'm thankful my husband leads our family in a godly direction. Life is hard and I'm thankful I can depend on my strong husband. Thank you, Lord.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Day 13: I'm so very, very thankful my husband makes coffee EVERY day without fail. Even in the worst of times he is faithful. There have been times I was sure he would only make coffee for himself or not make any at all and get his at Starbucks. I've been wrong every time. He always makes me coffee. Always. Thank you, Lord.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Christ's body broken, blood poured out, saves us, brings us together with Him, forever.
Scars, hurts, disappointments - hearts falling apart, cling to the Mender and get knit back together by grace, hope & love.
Sometimes something has to fall apart for something better to fall together.
Have you seen Ann's blog yet? Take a moment to check it out. You'll be blessed, for sure! A Holy Experience.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
When Brad and I were dating the second time around several friends, including my boss, told me not to get involved with him again. They said I would just end up hurt. I admit there were so many times I was unsure. My heart said yes, my head said no. I’m sure I heard the Lord say, “Yes”.
Crystal Ball by Pink from her Funhouse album reminds me of those confusing days. It also makes me think of how we struggle at times through marriage and (hopefully) learn from our mistakes.
Pennies in a well
A million dollars in the fountain of a hotel
Fortune-teller that says maybe you will go to hell
But I’m not scared at all
Of the cracks in the crystal, the cracks in the crystal ball
Sometimes you think everything
Is wrapped inside a diamond ring
Love just needs a witness
And a little forgiveness
And a halo of patience
And a less sporadic pace and
I’m learning to be brave in my beautiful mistakes
Oh, I’ve felt that fire and I’ve, I’ve been burned
But I wouldn’t trade the pain for what I’ve learned
I wouldn’t trade the pain for what I’ve learned
Irony, irony is hate and love, hate and love
What it does to me, what it’s done to me, what it’s done, done
I’m glad I didn’t listen to those naysayers.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
After such an great weekend it should be no surprise that this week each of us are experiencing, to some degree, the poisonous arrows of the enemy.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
Thankfully, we have intercepted with prayer and are getting re-focused. Isn't that what we're supposed to do? When you fall off your bike, get back on. When you fall, and get really hurt, call for help, then get back up again.
So, we're back up again!
If you're in the area and married, bring your spouse to the FWC married couples group. It happens every 2nd Friday of the month, 7-9pm at our house. Come struggle against the powers of this dark world and feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit as we walk together through marriage.
Monday, February 7, 2011
But this whole week I was really off my game. Why did I feel so lost? Why couldn't I get daily tasks done? Why was I so moody?
At first I chalked it up to hormones. The 5th day I realized what was wrong - or did the Holy Spirit whisper it in my ear? I was missing half of me! I was missing my other half, my beloved, my Sugar, my husband.
At this realization, my eyes misted with tears and I thought, "Oh, that's nice". That was a cool, new feeling for me.
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Genesis 2: 23-24
Monday, January 3, 2011
A portion of the entry follows but I encourage you to check out this incredible blog for yourself and follow this amazing woman.
...The Year of Here...
...Yes to here. This gift, this grace, this moment.
When I am present to the Presence of God meeting us in this moment, I am not worrying, I am not regretting, I am not chaffing, griping, fuming, fretting.
Be all here: and be holy.
Be all here: and be happy.
Because the Presence of I AM always fills the present moment.
Be all here and be at peace… content… awake —- Alive. When I am mindful of this moment, the mind fills with God and the heart fills with peace and joy-thanks fills the prayers and isn’t the only way God can come to us is through the door of this moment? Here.
Notice now: and you win joy. God is beautiful here.
I say yes to Him and the year of here...
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