Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lots of Love for this Little Girl

So for many weeks now our hearts have been heavy, but in all things we have been turning to God in prayer because He knows our hearts deepest desires. A couple of weeks ago, our sweet friends, Kyle and Kacee had a precious baby girl - Landry Kate.  To say the least, life thus far has not been easy for this lil punkin' but she is a fighter, and she is needing lots of prayers on her road to healing and recovering in the NICU.  Reagan and I ask that you pray with us for Kyle, Kacee, and Landry Kate so that they can feel God's presence more than ever right now. We have learned in many things that the power of prayer is an amazing thing and the peace it brings is unexplainable.  Kyle and Kacee have started a blog so that friends and family can know how best to pray for their sweet girl.  Their blog is so beautifully written, and the love they have for Jesus and the strength they have experienced through it all is such a beautiful thing.  More times than none, we are amazed by the strength of our friends and so grateful to have them in our lives... we are better because of them.  We thank you all for praying for our sweet friends and their precious girl - prayer is what is carrying them through.

To read more about sweet Landry Kate you can follow their blog - www.thedahlbergdaily.blogspot.com

Philippians 4:6 - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." 

FaVoRiTe ThInGs!

10 things I Love:

10) Working out- it's a love/ hate relationship

9) Laying out- my burn eventually turns a nice shade of tan :)

8) Laundry - or I used to.... it seems to be consuming too much of my time lately

7) Walks with the pup

6) Blaring music in the car - yes I am that girl!

5) Cooking.  I just love good food!

4) Sleeping in late - oh summer how I LOVE you

3) Yogurt dates/cooking dates with friends

2) Dinners with family

1) Date nights with the hubby - movies and dinners are always the best :)

Happy Thursday friends!  Friday is almost here!!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Have you ever...

Have you ever...

Just been so tired that you are too tired to fall asleep??  That is where I am at today... so tired and needing sleep but my body just can't seem to relax and wind-down! I tried taking a nap after work and it just didn't work. By bedtime tonight I know I will have the best sleep I have had in a while!

Got in your car, rolled the windows down, and blasted the music so loud that you are pretty sure other people could hear you sing along to your tunes at the top of your lungs?! That was me... TODAY.  After school the weather was perfect and it was just the right time for a jam fest all the way home!

Wanted to sit and watch movies all day and eat a small pint of your favorite ice cream?!  I am planning on doing that one day this summer- my sweet friends a girls movie night with lots of junk food sounds so wonderful right about.... NOW!

Wondered what your life will be like in the next 5, 10, 15 years... I do all the time! I just can't wait for the things God has in-store!

Truly stopped - not paused for a brief second, but genuinely stopped whatever you were doing in your day, and gave full focus and attention to God and THANKED Him for the blessings you had been given in that day?  Today my quiet time really caused me to stop. reflect. and just be immensely grateful for all God has done.  I know I take for granted all the wonderful blessings one too many times- so today I committed myself to making time each day to just 100% whole heartedly STOPPING whatever in the world I am doing that is so not important and Thank God... because too many times I come with prayers which God loves oh so much, but I forget to be thankful in the midst of everyday life.

Just random thoughts for the day friends! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek as to what goes through my mind and happens in my life on a NoRmAl DaY!

Love y'all,

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Livin' the good life

My sweet friends.... summer is almost here!!!! Can you hear the excitement in my voice!!!!!  Just 2 more days of sweet little children and I am DONE! WOW! Time has flown.  I cannot believe another school year is coming to an end.  I will be DONE.  It almost doesn't seem real.  Especially since this chapter of my life is over... for now.  Not sure what my next endeavor will be, but as of right now I will not be working for the school district next year.  Scary. I know in my heart it is time for me to branch out in my career, but if you have ever met me or know me - I like my routine and schedules are my best friend.  I like being comfortable.  Going out on a limb is not my slice of pie.  Though, I feel like God is pushing me.  Pushing me out of my comfort zone.  Stretching my faith.  It is scary friends.  Being in the middle of the road and not knowing what next step I am taking.  I am scared, petrified, Anxious and Vulnerable.  It is hard to put yourself out there and keep applying to jobs when you have heard back from NO ONE.  Many days I have doubted my decision of taking a step away from the school district and furthering my career.  Though, the gentle reminders come from sweet words from the hubby, verses sent by friends and prayers spoken over me that I know I am right where God needs me to be right now.  Even though this is really scary and testing in so many ways, I know I need to be obedient because I am finding that in the times of discomfort God is growing me in ways that could not have happened in my comfort zone. Some days my faith in this whole process is so strong and other days I feel like I cannot take another step, but in the end I am relying on God to know just what I need for this next season of life.  So here is to the next step... whatever that may be!  Though, for now I am livin' the good life.  I have had an incredible year with my students, I have a husband who loves me beyond measure, a family who is spurring me on, and friends who are lifting me up in prayer... what more do I need?!  So for now I am going to finish strong and then enjoy a little break... by the pool! :) I hope everyone has had a great start to their summer.  Here is to new adventures!

Much love,