Saturday, January 16, 2010


So my week of almost no technology was great! I had a ton of time to think, pray, work out and just clean up my life. I'm hoping I can keep this good vibe up. I'll use my computer and watch some TV, but I don't want it to consume me like it has in the past. It felt very good to have so much time to think and recenter myself.

During this time American Idol started. That was so hard to not watch the whole thing! We fastforwarded thorugh most of it, but I think I saw the highlights. I had several wonderful ladies over to scrap Friday night and that was a blast! Carmen came and we helped her kick off the scrapping habit. I think she is hooked! I still haven't picked up all my stuff so I think I may get back to it in a bit. Overall it was a great week and I look forward to a great year!

I will continue to pray for all those around me and I hope you all will continue to pray for me. We need to remember the true reason we are all here. Letting the wordly things come between us and God is not the way to be. I hope you all have a great week and God bless!

Luke 9:23-24
Then he said to them all: " If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Going off the grid

Wow what an evening at church we had. Thanks Robby for such an inspiring message! I'll get to that in a minute though. If you can keep up with what I am saying awesome! If you have questions or want to know more let me know. Here I go:

Since the beginning of the year I have been all about me. I want to lose weight, get healthy and get organized. It's all I have been talking about. What about God though? Do I not care enough about him to change that area of my life? Sure I go to church, I volunteer my time, and I read my bible. But could I be doing more? Think about this:

James 4:4-10 "You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Submit yourselves, the, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up."

How can I give up the friendship of this world? What has become my idol? Wow....I didn't have to think about it for very long. I just spent all afternoon on the couch watching TV. While I was watching TV I spent time on Facebook. How much of that time could I have spent in the Word of God learning and preparing for the week ahead of me? Almost every day I spent multiple hours watching TV and checking my Facebook profile. At night I spend maybe 5 or 10 minutes on God. That seems wrong to me and I got a huge slap on the face tonight. God spoke to me and said get up off your rear end and learn about me. Memorize scripture, get to know me. Spend time with your family.

So, in thinking about this here is what I came up with. I will no longer be checking my Facebook, I will be watching little to no TV and I will be taking up my time thinking about God and how much he can change me. These worldly things aren't needed to entertain me when I have the most wonderful book ever written at my fingertips. So I hope this starts you thinking what you can change as well. Don't hesitate to comment and we can start a discussion. I love you all and may you be blessed!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Well Happy New Year to you all! I can't believe it is 2010 already. It seems that 2009 went so fast and was mostly uneventful which was great. Beau and I are hoping that this new year will bring many happy memories and lots of great things. We are going to be traveling to Australia, Beau will be possibly moving jobs, I'll be switching buildings and we are starting to begin planning for a family. Two days ago we bought a larger car so hopefully we can save up lots of money to pay that off as well! I'm not one for resolutions, but I do have some hopes and ambitions. I would love to become healthier, more organized, and not stress out so much. So here's to a new year and a new look on our lives! Happy New Year!