Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
The red envelopes represent the innocent blood shed through abortion. Here's some of the details:
- Address the envelope: President Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20500
- Make sure to include your return address.
- Write on back of envelope: This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty becasue that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception.
Go here to find more information
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The whole group (sorry its kind of dark)
The girls side of the table (L-R: Alex(my neighbor and sweet friend), me, and Caroline(Lang's girlfriend)
And the boy's side (L-R: Jason, Lang (birthday boy), Patrick (my husband), and Clint (Alex's husband and good friend of ours))
Then on Saturday I headed down to my hometown for my nephew's 2nd birdthday party. Myles has grown up so fast in the last couple months. He's gone from barely saying one word to now saying full sentences in only a few months. HAPPY BIRHTDAY MYLES!
Myles got mad at all of us for singing "happy birthday". He put on his mad face and growled "stop singing!"
Friday, March 20, 2009
I was so excited that I went ahead and took off the old fabric on two of the chairs. Well I got bored after ripping off the fabric and took a break. A two week break. Then on a day off I decided to bite the bullet and get these chairs done. One thing...I don't have a sewing machine. So I hand sewed the seat and tried to hold, stretch and hammer down this fabric with my two hands wishing I had three extra. 4 sermons and 3 hours later, I was finished with my first chair.
It has now been two months and I haven't touched the other three. So I have two looking like this
one looking like this
and one like this
I've concluded I need to invest in a sewing machine, get a day off and ask a friend to hep.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
GoGirl "is a female urination device (sometimes called a FUD) that allows you to urinate while standing up. It’s neat. It’s discreet. It’s hygienic."
Go here to find out more about Go Girl.
** Ok I want to laugh histarically because I just posted that, but really I'm thinking about buying some.**
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I'm sitting outside listening to James Taylor's "Carolina in my mind." I love James Taylor. I think its because my Dad and Mom like him so much. Anyway its a beautiful day and I'm not really feeling like doing anything (like make dinner) except sit out here and soak up some good ole vitamin D.
I've been planning on my Mom coming up to visit this Friday because I have my half day but just found out today that my two sisters are coming up too!!! We are going to go to a cute little place for lunch and then head out and try to find some deals at some local stores. I'm excited for some family time!
It's beautiful here and has been all week. Thankfully Patrick and I have been able to get out and enjoy this great weather. Monday we went running around a nearby park and then went to the same park for a picnic last night. It's nice to do these things together. I'm thankful that we are able to spend so much time with each other during this season of our life and that we are surrounded by such great parks!!
I participated in an alliteration contest on MckMama's blog the other other day and although I did not win:( my comment was recognized... Go check it out! Her blog is insightful and slightly addicting.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
2. My Heart in His Hands by Sharon James (this is a great biography on Anne Judson, a missionary to Burma with her husband Adoniram)
3. My Antonia by Willa Cather
4. Sir Gibbie by George Macdonald
5. Mrs. C.H. Spurgeon by Ray Charles
6. Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow
7. War of Words by Paul David Tripp
I just finished "War of Words" yesterday. This was a great read and has really helped me to evaluate my speech in a biblical manner. Because I really struggle with confrontation, I appreciated this acrostic to show the elements of proper biblical confrontation:
- Examine your heart. When we start with our own confession, we are in a much better place to lead another to confess.
- Note your calling. Your goal is to help people see an accept God's view of them.
- Check your attitude. When you speak, are your words spoken in kindness, humility, gentleness, patrience, forgiveness, forbearance, compassion, and love?
- Own your own faults. As we admit our own need for the Lord's forgiveness, we are able to be patrient and forgiving with the one to whom God has called us to minister.
- Use words wisely. We need to ask God to help us use words that carry his mesage, not get in the way of it.
- Reflect on Scripture. We should enter moments of confrontation with a specific understanding of what Scripture says about the issues at hand.
- Always be prepared to listen. We need to listen for true confession and the commitment to specific acts of repentance.
- Grant time for a response. The Bible teachers us that change is usually a process. We need to model the same patience God has granted us.
- Encourage the person with the gospel. It is the awesome grace of God, his boundless lvoe, and his ever-present help that give us a reason to turn from our sin. The truths of the gospel-both its challenge and its comfort-must color our confrontation.
I'd encourage everyone to read this book. It does a great job of showing us the power of our words and God's plan to use them for His glory.
I'm on my next book now: "A Life that Says Welcome" By Karen Ehman
Monday, March 16, 2009
I did not find a bagillion tiny ants in my bathroom this week, and therefore did not place the best ant killer thing-a-ma-bob right in their tracks. After I did not set this trap, I definitely didn't sit on the toilet for at least five minutes watching it do its magic...luring these little
I most certainly did not bake this yummy chocolate pecan pie!!
Oh and I also didn't forget to put up pictures from my multiple showers two weekends ago. So here they finally are
Sorry about the spacing... these were being annoying.
First three are of my sis-in-laws shower at my mom's
Last two are from my friend Amanda's shower
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Maybe after we have kids and I need a fast do. What do you think?
***Photo from CelebSalon.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
~ My friend Amanda called me yesterday and told me her Dad had a heart attack and is going to need surgery. Please pray that the Lord would keep him safe during surgery and draw him and his family to repentance and grant them all salvation.
~Also my good friends Abigail and Amanda lost their Dad today. I'm not sure how or what he died from. I know he was older, but Amanda is about to have her first child in a week. SO please pray for peace and comfort for their family. Pray that the Lord would be glorified and all involved would trust more in Christ than anything else.
Job 1:21 "The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
Thursday, March 5, 2009
- God's grace and mercy in my life. That, knowing who I am to the deepest level, He chose to call, justify, sanctify, and glorify me. I have a great hope to keep me going through all things.
- I have the best husband ever! I'm so thankful that two years ago next month we started dating and a year a go next month he asked me to spend the rest of my life with him! He really makes me so happy. I love to sit by him and just stare at his beautiful face.
- My family. The Lord has really blessed me with a great family. He has continued to add on to us through marriage and healthy babies.
- The Lord's providence. People always warn about getting married at a young age. They kindly tell you that things will probably be tougher if you are both young. Well the Lord has continued to provide for Patrick and I. Thankfully we both have good jobs and have not lacked anything we need. We know that this is all the Lord's doing and that it is to him we should be grateful.
- Friends. I moved to Louisville with Patrick, leaving behind all that was normal and comfortable to me. Thankfully the Lord has placed friends all around us. Some live on the same street even. This has really helped me adjust to a new city and new life.
- This life is not the end. There is more... A place where children wont be diagnosed with cancer. A place where tears will be wiped away and God will be glorified as we are completely satifisied in him. Thankful that we experience things that make us long for that place and not get too comfy here.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Hope you're enjoying this wonderful WEDNESDAY!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
First off, I am not the clumsiest person I have ever known. And most certainly did not run straight into the ottoman in our living room and then fall flat on my face. This did not leave a nasty bruise and cause me to cry right before I walked out the door. Patrick did not start laughing before he came over to see if I was ok:) (I really don't blame him- I would have been rolling) and I did not say with the most pittiful voice ever, "Why am I so clumsy?". Does my knee still hurt? Nope not at all.
I was not cheered on by a swarm of 7-13 year olds while break dancing to soulja boy. I would never do that, I much more mature than that.
Oh and while at the birthday party with all those girls I did not dress up in a blue sparkly dress and pose for this picture :)
That was not a great time with the Housley and Murray girls!
What did you not do this week?
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Today my Dad is 51. It's funny to me how the older I get the younger other people get...let me clarify. When I was ten I thought thirty was so old- you could be married and have 5 kids(like my parents) by that age. Now that I'm twenty I think 30 is nothing and 50 or 51 isn't bad at all. I'm guessing this is my tactic to try and keep everyone around me as young as possible. I don't like to think that others are getting old because that means that I am too.
Anyway, I love my Dad! I'm the youngest of five kids and have always been a 'daddy's girl'. All my life I've strived to impress my Dad by doing good in sports and school. I never wanted to disappoint him. I'm thankful that doing good wasn't a prerequisite for my Dad's love. He loved me (and all my siblings) unconditionally. What a great representation of our Heavenly Father! The God of all creation who loved me even when I was dead in my trespasses and granted me the greatest gift of all. Faith.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2: 8-10
Happy 51st Birthday Dad!
oh and I promise I wont use too many more wedding pictures for my posts... they are just the easiest to find:)