Monday, March 26, 2007

Monday Mornings

Monday mornings always seem to be dragging for a lot of people. This morning, I for one had a hard time getting out of bed. I even felt weak. Getting out of bed seemed to be next to impossible. However, I had a four year old jumping on me with demands. So I managed to climb out of bed.

After i came downstairs and finally made my coffee, I was very happy to find Ariel had found my favorite Bible (I have others, but I always seem to be lost without this one). Strangely, she had found my little Bible tote bag in her room. How it got there was anyone's guess. Anyway, I digress. Well, I sat down and started meditating on the wonderful, powerful, womens' meeting we had last night at church. There were many powerful pieces of His Word read. One of these verses really respoke to me this morning. I wanted to share it here:

"They that wait upon the Lord,
Shall renew their strength.
They shall mount up wtih wings like eagles.
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint."

- Isaiah 40:31

If we wait upon him, our strength will be renewed, and we can do some amazing things. I'm so glad God gives us nuggets to chew on in His Word to carry us through each and every day. He is so gracious, and I pray that each decision I make will glorify Him. Be blessed!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

What a week!

Sometimes I think to myself, how can I slow down? Life is driving really fast down this road, and I'm having a hard time looking at the hillside. Luckily, we all have to stop for gas sometime. Last week was wild WILD for me. I did 30 facials in 30 days (you are supposed to do that in a month), and I had over $1400 in sales. How exciting is that! Then we had career conference, which was inspiring. I think I can do this Mary Kay thing. I pray that God leads me and I give Him all the glory and the honor.

Anyway, while doing that I was also babysitting. I have two kids so far that i babysit regularly, and up to four extras from time to time. I am going to have to slowly fade that part of my life out because I'm too busy now. Besides, we are packing (looking to buy for the first time - yeah).

Yes, you heard right, we are going to buy a house. That's a big committment for Ruben and my relationship. There's no backing out of this marriage now. Once this house is bought, we are both in it for the long haul. Wow. That is serious stuff. Of course, being married for over nine years tells me that we should be ready to commit to a house. Just where we buy it is another issue. I want Portage or Valpo. He doesn't care. So we will see. What we have to do is stop resting at the gas station and get back into the car and see which city we land in.

Why giving it a try?

Each day in life there are many things we want to try and a lot of times never do if we do not think we can make it or succeed at it. Well, I'm tired of not fulfilling all my dreams and aspirations because of fear of trying. Therefore, my title is giving it a try. If I succeed, Praise the Lord. If I don't, well Praise the Lord again - because He is molding my character.

The first step I am taking in this giving it a try mode is this blog. I never thought I'd really jump on the blogging bandwagon, but I think it is good. It allows me to breathe, and figure out what really is going on inside my head. Writing is good that way. You just start typing or writing, and you realize that you have words to say and something really going on inside your head.

Th second step I am taking in this "Giving it a try" mode is my Mary Kay business. I am going to travel down this road and see where it will take me. Please keep me in prayer as I get started. I want God's perfect will for my life.

Now, let's grab some coffee and see what the Word is for today (anyone see where I last left my Bible?)