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Good Friday!

I will apologize now for taking sooo long to post a blog.  I will be honest I have had some life changes and uninspired to write anything. With that said. I have had some inspiration since it is Good Friday. 

The basis of Good Friday is that today our savior died on the cross for our sins. He is a perfect man that died to save us. Today is such a huge day in the Christian faith.   Today is the day that we are forgiven. We are totally forgiven if we ask Jesus into our hearts. How rock star is that! I am unsure if I could bear such a burden for humanity. But that is the awesome part….We don’t have to

Now why would Christians want to celebrate such a brutal day? A day full of suffering and loss. I know that for me, I celebrate because He gave me a new life. I am inspired to be just like him, I fail everyday but I know that I am forgiven because of this day. I can one day hang with Jesus because he did this for me.

I feel so thankful for such a gift that Jesus gave to me. I feel joy and peace that I have Jesus and he has my back!  I hope that today we all take the time to thank our Savior for this gift and think about the true meaning of Good Friday!

 

Be Blessed!

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Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day and all, I decided to wait till the day after to write about why I love my husband. There are thousands of reasons why but I edited it down to just ten reasons.

 

  1. He makes me laugh every day.
  2. He gave me two beautiful boys.
  3. He is sexiest man I know.
  4. He likes to organize and does so well. (I hate to do this so I appreciate the fact that he likes to do it and is good at it.)
  5. He puts up with me on a daily basis.
  6.  When I get too stressed out he calms me down.
  7.   He is easy to talk to.
  8.   He listens to me (well most of the time)
  9.   He has always stayed faithful to me.
  10.   Because I know that he loves me more than anything!

 

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control freak!

Lately it seems that people have called me a control freak. I have never thought of myself in that way….ever. I like order I have to say. But I don’t have to have things my way, I just want things done. I am willing to get things done if nobody else wants to. I try to be the best me I can be in whatever I do.

But it surprises me when people say that I am a control freak! I must have somewhat of control of my life for the simple fact that I have two children one with autism. I have things that have to be remembered and things that just have to get done. So, in that aspect of my life I do need to control how things are done, to get them done.

 

So, it seems that in light of how I must present myself to other people I seem to be a control freak. I would never have seen that in myself. That got me thinking about how what I think I am and what I am are two totally different people. I know that to some degree we are all like that. There are qualities that we don’t care for in ourselves.

I know that for me I don’t like that I can be quick to anger and that I get hurt feelings very easily. These are two qualities that I have that if people pointed them out I would whole heartily agree with. Control freak is just not one quality in me that I think that I have. But I have had it said enough times in the last couple of weeks that now it has me thinking.

It also got me thinking. If I am a control freak then how in the world do I let God take control of my life since obviously I think I can do a better job. I think that I don’t to one degree because I am scared that things will get too out of control in my life. There is nothing wrong with a little order but not maybe to the degree that I do it. I also feel anxiety when things don’t get done or things are left for the last-minute. I like to plan a head so that I am ready. So what do I do about this? Where do I go to control freak anonymous? Maybe it’s about giving up my controlling tendencies to let God take control of my life. Maybe I should trust the person that made me to have my back when I feel out of control instead of trying to take control on my own.  

I am living you with this. “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Colossians 1:15-17

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I have written this blog for a little while but not put much about me. I have put things I believe in and so on and so forth. Here are twelve things to know about me.

  1. I love salad. I can eat salad everyday and a lot of days I have it for at least one meal.
  2. I hate onions more than anything. Yet I love salsa…I am unsure why
  3. I curse like a sailor. No my parents didn’t raise me to curse but I do. I try to tone it down at church.   
  4. I smoke. I will eventually quit this very bad habit. (Yes I am a nurse and know better)
  5. I say what is on my mind. Not very graceful at times and I don’t tell people what they want to   hear.  (Yes I have been told many times that I need to learn to keep my mouth shut!)

  6. I hate exercising more than I hate onions but I do it anyway.
  7. I don’t trust many people it takes a lot to gain my trust.
  8. I would do anything for people who I call my friends. (Which aren’t many people)
  9. I dislike driving in snow so much that I try to as little as possible. (Yes I live in the Midwest which makes no sense at all)
  10. I love to cook and love to see people enjoying what I make.
  11. I am almost done reading the entire bible (I also have fallen asleep at times reading it)
  12. I know that God has something awesome planned for my life if I could just figure out what it is!

 

I just wanted to give you some insight on me!

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I thought that this was a good video to watch, After seeing a lot of people on Facebook posting it. I decided to check it out and found that I agreed with most of it. It goes back to really serving god or ourselves. Just food for thought. Please check it out!

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Small Steps…

Well, it’s been too long since the last time that I wrote on this Blog. Sorry for the absence it has been a heck holiday season. My Grandfather has been ill with cancer and infection took over his body for about a week. It is better now but all of this happened the week of Christmas. I have lost track on how long it has been since I have written. But here I am. Today is New Year’s Day. The day that we all have promised that something will change. I know I have goals in mind this year. I want to get to my goal weight, a better relationship with my husband and kids, to go on a medical missions trip…..

 

I know that every year I fall short on at least one of these goals. I have a variety of excuses why I didn’t make the goal I have sent for myself. But what it really comes down to is I just didn’t do it. My excuses make me feel better on why I didn’t do it. But I still don’t get it done. That is the problem with New Year’s resolutions we set our self up for failures.  We go too hard to fast instead of easing our self’s into it.

So this year I am trying something different. I am going to take small steps. If I fall I will get back up and try harder.  I will keep doing this and maybe I can at least be half way to my goal by the end of 2012. I may even have to have the same goals for 2013 and that is o.kay.

 

I wish you all a Happy New year and may all the goals you set get done as well!

 

 

 

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Trials

We all face trials in our lives.  It seems that sometimes others don’t because they don’t ever mention that they are. But we all do. These last couple of weeks my husband and I have faced some serious trials. I try not to think of the trials now as punishment from God. But I have to admit at times it feels that way. I know that I have really screwed some things up in my life.  I know that in my heart that all of humanity has. But now it seems that God is kind of picking on me.  I know that God does not “pick on people” but now it sure feels that way.

 

There are times that some people face more trials than others. My question is that because some people make more wrong decisions than others? Or is it that some people don’t get the message the first time that God tries to send it? I think that sometimes I must be denser than others to not get the message loud and clear the first time.  Than here is the tricky part….I start to question God. Like “Why me?”Or “What did I do to piss you off some bad?”  I know I shouldn’t but the thoughts start to trickle in my head for some reason. I am sure that is what Satan wants me to do that. He uses these times that I struggle to steer me away from God.  Satan wants to use my fears and doubts against me to ultimately use it against God. Isn’t that what Satan’s goal is in the end, to steer us away from God.  I just know that I am sure for whatever reason (and now it is hard to see the “why”) that God is using this to make me stronger.

If God is using the same thing over and over, then it’s time to start getting the message that he is trying to send. I know that now I let money control the way that I think. But not in the sense that I want more and more. At times my husband and I have not been able to make ends meet. A lot of that is from poor planning and some of it is from circumstances. For my oldest son we have paid out some money for therapies which by the way are not cheap. So I get so worried about not paying bills  and  that is what I focus on. I should focus on the fact that God has always helped us make it through and trust in that.

So I am going to urge all of you (and hopefully me in the end) that God uses these times to make is stronger in Him. That in these times it shows us that we can’t no matter what we think we can do this thing called life without him.  I feel like God wants my attention and I need to really look and see what He wants me to see. I am leaving you with James 1:12

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

God Bless,

Dawn

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