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Friday, May 20, 2011

quick update

hey all! i haven't dropped off of the face of the earth, but here's a quick update:

i got sick after that last post. i've been on the mend since... :)

we had maddie's 5th birthday at the beach (i am uploading pics later today if i can get them all edited by then :)

ryan has been working 12 hour night shifts, so sleeping for him has been the priority here as of late.

i have begun a few things... one group of my friends calls it the "weightloss wagon", i call it operation weightloss, and another group of my friends calls it "mission slimpossible" i love all three names, so needless to say, i am working on some really healthy options and perhaps i will shed some pounds and make my gerd/asthma better.

i also have been invited to go try zumba tonight. i am going to let you in on a secret, i am not really very pumped about it. i am worried because of my asthma, but that's ok, by going i can find out if i will like it as well as meet with someone about getting a membership at the y. i really hope we can do this as i would love to be able to take the kids to the y while ryan sleeps over the summer, then on the days he is off, we can all go as a family. also, kenzie wants to get involved in the soccer program there :)

other than that not a whole lot going on there

Saturday, May 7, 2011

One of my favorite songs

In between challenges, while my layouts are drying, I thought I would play around here...

One of my favorite bands is Jesus Culture! Totally my music. Anyway, this is one of my favorite songs!!!

You won't relent until you have it all
My heart is yours

I'll set You as a seal upon my heart
As a seal upon my arm
For there is love that is as strong as death
Jealousy demanding as the grave
Many waters cannot quench this love

Come be the fire inside of me
Come be the flame upon my heart
Come be the fire inside of me
Until You and I are one

Come be the fire inside of me
Come be the flame upon my heart
Come be the fire inside of me
Until You and I are one

What do I love about this song? The happy dance my heart does when it's on! It uplifts me even when I am depressed! I can praise this song at any moment in my day and it will do miracles in my soul! It is on my playlist at the bottom of my blog if you want to listen to it!!

Quick Quotes

I stumbled across this company blog not long ago and wanted to take the chance to let you all know the details. Quick Quotes has released a blog effective today. As a Scrapbooker, I am always looking for new and fresh quotes to use for some of my layouts. This blog will provide me with some new inspiration for my layouts. I hope you will jump over there and check it out. Also, if you choose to, they are having a give away! For the details, go here

Have a great National Scrapbooking Day!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

just a few notes of how our week has been...

*ryan started his new job on sunday

*the girls have been status quo

* our tomatoes and sunflowers are doing great

*yesterday i woke up sicker than a dog.

*tomorrow is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY so ryan is taking kenzie to his mom's house (maddie is already there) and i am going to attempt to participate in the events that are being held on

* mothers day so far has been great. ryan gave me some scrappy supplies and kenzie made me a really cute pen that has flowers coming out of the top of it. it is stored on my desk in a little flowerpot she brought it home from school in. totally cute. she also wrote a story about me... i'll get it out of the car tomorrow and post it. I do have to say that her handwriting is improving so very much! she is reading up a storm and now we just have to focus on her mathmatics ability. i loved math, but ryan hated it from what i understand... kenzie doesn't mind it she just struggles with it...

and that is all i have the energy for tonight... must go watch gray's anatomy on the netflix and then to bed :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Today's Sermon Notes

The Law of Priority

Matthew 6:33

But seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all things will be given to you as well.

The word first means:
-first in priority
-order of importance

What are the priorities when it comes to families?

1. The LORD is always first
**Spending time with the Lord is vital**
-it keeps you in the spirit
-it changes your heart
-it gives you wisdom
-it keeps you in humility
-it keeps your speech and thinking in line
-it helps you follow the word of God

2. The family is second
-you are married to your spouse and not to your parents or other family members
-you are married to your spouse and not to your grandchildren
-even though the Lord is #1 in your life you are still married to your spouse

3. work is third

2 Thessalonians 3:10-15

For even when we were with you, we gave this rule: "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat." We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat. And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good. Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.

-personal responibility and not entitlement
-we must all understand that marriage is not for everyone.

1 Corinthians 7: 7-8

I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do.

-Paul was single and it was a gift
-some singles have the desire to get married

2 things about this:

1. Remain Pure
2. Wait
-you do not look. you wait.
-no dating. just waiting.
"wait" is an action word wich speaks of serving

How can you tell who the right person is?
-it is a calling from the Lord
"call" an invitation that must be responded to

the definition of marriage is a MAN and a WOMAN coming to be one.
-give all relationships the test of time
-once married you are married.

There is a difference between joy and happiness

Psalm 144:15

Blessed is the people of whom this is true;
blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created

-happiness is based on circumstances, situations, feelings, pleasures, and events
-joy is a fruit of the spirit that grows as the believer grows and is not based on events, pleasures, or situations.

3 statements on this:

1. no one can make you happy except JESUS CHRIST
2. things will not bring you happiness
3. do not use the enemies language

This was today's sermon at my church and because I believe that this is a very important message to families, I decided I would start sharing the notes from our pastor on sundays. This is the first part of the series he has just started. If you ever want to tune in, please feel free to go to to watch our services live on Sunday mornings or Thursday evenings.