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Friday, February 20, 2015


WINTER BLAHS...... yes, I have them..

It seems as if this winter is lasting forever.. we have had some crazy winter weather lately, with a mixture of a little snow, a pinch of sleet, and a good bit of ice for our area. When this happens, our area really goes bizzerk.. we don't know how to make it.. I know the yankees laugh at us, because it is really nothing to them, but alot to us. I am ready for warmer weather.. We have a lot of fun things planned, and some home improvements too all ready to do when warmer weather comes!!!!!!!! Bring it, SPRING!!!!

I had to spend the night at my work on monday night.. that was very interesting to say the least. we had a pretty fun time though.. after I got to sleep finally, it really was not too bad. But I must say , after Tuesday was over with, I was ready to be HOME, TOGETHER with my hubby.  Last week was my birthday. Hubby told me to get ready, he had a special place reserved for our supper. We traveled to Charlotte for the evening. We had a delicious meal at Ruth's Chris steakhouse. It was very good, and the sweet potato casserole was awesome too.. We were both off for Valentine's Day, and had made plans a while back to attend a play. It was a very fun and moving play. The Gospel was presented in a great and unique way. We finished it up with a yummy bbq supper at one of hubby's favorite places, and did a little shopping... We had so much fun just being together..

Family time is important, and being with your friends too is important. We love to get together to celebrate birthdays, or just to hang out to catch up on what's been going on!! I look forward to doing that tonight!!!! We have a youth activity planned saturday.. it is going to be really fun, looking forward to that.
Next week, my sis has another chemo treatment.. Please continue to pray as she goes through with it. I just hope she does not get sick.. The last treatment was so good, it was almost as if she never had one!!! Praise the Lord!! We are so ready for all of them to be over.. We are ready to get away for some TOGETHER time as a FAMILY.!!!    Have fun being TOGETHER with your loved ones, and *LIVE EVERY SECOND*.

Monday, February 2, 2015

press on

january is already gone!!! can you believe it?? it was a fun month but also a busy one too. getting over the holidays, putting up the holiday decor.. it seems like it is a time to get organized more... i have found a few new things that i am experimenting with.. i am loving them and have learned that making changes for the better is not always bad... and i do not adapt with change well at all..
some things are already behind us this year!! and boy, am i glad!!! i have learned so much over the past few months and i am thrilled with results that i am seeing!!i think my family as a whole is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel..!!!!!! only a few more treatments for my sis, and we hope all of this chemo stuff is gone bye bye!! she had such a good week last week. we were able to do a little shopping, eat a good meal, ( and let me say she cleaned her plate).. and get pedicures together!!!!!!!!! just whatever makes her feel good and special.. that works for me.. she is pressing on!!
Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
sometimes, we seek God as to where He is when things arise. one thing I have to remind myself of is.. HE IS NOT IN HIDING.. He is there ALL the time.. just wanting us and waiting for us. that's why it is important to seek Him in ALL things!!sometimes, when certain things happen, it is so easy to question God.. Why?? how?? where now?? what if?? And we also wonder why He does things in such a way that we do not understand.. then I am reminded..''His ways.. not MY ways.'' I think this can be an opportunity for GROWTH and MATURITY!!!!!!! He can use things that we do not understand, to teach us and show us to PRESS ON for Him.This is our high calling for Him. In the long run, it can be that the Lord puts on display for Him.. for the Lord to show EVERYONE His goodness and mercy..
Over the past few months, I have learned a lot. I have had to do what the Bible says about ''forgetting those things'' I have learned that sometimes God says no.. but teaches us to PRESS ON.. I have learned that it can be hard to see a future view of things..only God knows the future and what it holds.. we just have to PRESS ON for Him.. We can find the strength to press on through Him.. by prayer, reading, and depending on the promise of HIM NEVER FAILING US, when it seems like there is no one else to really understand our true feelings!!
Things and THOUGHTS can posess us IF WE LET THEM.. Sometimes, this can lead to bitter thoughts... be honest with yourself.. you know you have been there!! Bitterness can and WILL destroy you IF you let it!!! I really feel we will be judged for things we let posess us.. and this is NOT ALWAYS material things!! just sayin!!If I dwell on WHY certain things happen, it can  control my actions.. actions I may have towards other people, places , or things !!!! lol.. you get it??!!i am PRESSING ON!! When these things happen, when we deal with those things, it can and will make us more in harmony with Him, and let us PRESS ON and depend on Him like never before!!
My heart is pressing on today!!

***If you only walk on sunny days, you will NEVER reach your destination.***