Friday, October 22, 2010

pumpkin pie that my husband loves

I made one.. then he was so happy he wanted more and more pie.

here's the link! (just copy & paste)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

good verses


    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) • More on Anxiety


    The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 (NASB)


    For God is not the author of confusion but of peace ...  1 Corinthians 14:33 (NKJV)


    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair ...  2 Corinthians 4:8 (NIV)


    And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 (NLT) • More on Disappointment


    I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 (NIV)


    The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. Proverbs 24:16 (NLT)


    For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) • More on Fear


    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 (NIV)


    Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 (NIV)


    Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14 (NIV) • More on Patience


    Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." Luke 18:27 (NIV) • More on Postive Thinking


    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)


Lacking Direction

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)  • More on Seeking Direction

Lacking Intelligence

    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 (NIV)

Lacking Wisdom

    It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30 (NIV) • More on Wisdom


    ... the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) • More on Loneliness


    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.  Matthew 5:4 (NIV)


    And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NKJV)


    No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39 (NIV)


    I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and give them joy for their sorrow. Jeremiah 31:13 (NASB)


    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV) • More on Temptation


    ... 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)


    So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 (NLT)
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NIV) • More on Unforgiveness


    See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! 1 John 3:1 (NLT)


    My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)


    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)


    Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) 

Monday, October 18, 2010

moving on and being grateful

When we moved I was okay at first, then reality hit... and hit hard.
I missed my comfort zone. I missed friends and family. I missed familiarity.
I missed having our own place.
But God brought us here for a reason, to teach us, to guide us into Humility and deeper faith in him.
It is difficult sometimes, because I like my comfort. I like not having to lean on anyone for support, but I have to do that right now. And that has to be okay.

And truthfully, we still have it very easy. We are taken care of! Fully. God has provided for our needs, not our wants.

He loves me, but he loves me enough not to give me everything I want. I wanted a house. I wanted one so badly i was willing to stress myself, my husband, and not knowingly, my little baby in the womb at the time. Wanting too much causes unneeded "stress," which I learned is actually anger because of unmet expectations.

I was expecting to get spoiled by God and get something that wasn't in God's plan and timing. It is sometimes hard to see that because I got so blinded by my foolish desire.

So now, I am learning to Breathe, to enjoy what is right in front of my face. Have I mastered it? NO. And I will still make mistakes and say things and do things I know I shouldn't. But i will learn from them. I will pray harder. I will Grow. God loves me too much to not cause me to Continue Growing.

I am grateful. I am grateful we have a nice place to live, thanks to God's grace. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but I know we will always be carried by him. Life is too short to worry.

Thanks to anyone reading this that has helped me grow along the way. I am grateful for those who God has placed in my life to encourage me, to challenge me, to help me.

We are making friends here finally, and that helps alot too. I am very reserved and it takes awhile for me.

Here are a few pics of my favorite things about life here so far:

we love the outdoors :) i guess i realize anywhere i go that's my favorite.