Praying for Peace

March 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm (Everyday)

Last week I had some health issues and went to the doctor Friday.  Well actually I’ve had stomach problems for a while but they come and go so I haven’t ever done anything about them.  Well Friday they did some bloodwork and came back with nothing.  I’m having stomach issues and said it’s either my gallbladder or some stomach issues such as ulcers which could be caused by my diabetes. 

I go in Wednesday at 6:30 am to have a procedure called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), which is an examination of my esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.  The procedure is performed using an instrument called an endoscope which is a narrow, flexible tube.  It is passed through the mouth and back of the throat into the upper digestive tract.  They will be feeding me medication via IV to keep me out of pain.  I’m very nervous about this procedure.  The doctor said he would have some preliminary results that morning.

Friday at 8:30 I go in for an ultrasound for my gallbladder.  I don’t want this to be caused by my diabetes but I also don’t want to have to have anything removed from my body. 

I know God has a reason for all of this.  Please pray that I have peace about everything and that I just put it completely in His hands.

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Sooo Embarrassed!

March 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm (Everyday)

David and I recently started going to a new lifegroup together. It’s mostly a couples group. There was an awkward silence at group this last week and someone called it a pregnant pause.  We continued on with group.  Well, the house the group is at has a cat and I am allergic to them.  David and I were sitting in front of the piano for group which is where the cat’s food is at.  So we’re sitting there and the cat hops up on the piano to eat.  He was kind of getting close to me so David moved him.  One of the ladies in the group asked if David was alright.  He said yeah I’m ok with cats but she’s pregnant and points to me.  WAIT…I’m not pregnant- I’m allergic.  I was so embarrassed!  I haven’t laughed so hard in a really long time.  What made it even funnier was that we had just gotten done telling this lady how we met and that we were just dating.  The look on her face was priceless.

How about you?  What’s your most embarrassing moment?

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Ring Shopping

March 10, 2009 at 6:18 pm (Everyday)

This weekend David and I went to the mall to do some shopping.  We were eating lunch at Chick-fil-a and were sitting outside a jewelry store.  The entire time we were eating I kept thinking I’d love to go in there and look…so I could show him what kind of ring I like.  But I didn’t have the guts to bring it up.  We finished up eating and were cleaning our trash off the table and he said, “You want to go in there and look at rings?  Not to buy but to get an idea of what you like?”  Was I staring into the store that much that he picked up on it?  Heck yeah I do!

We go in there and start looking.  An employee there asked if we needed help.  David told her we were just looking for engagement rings so she pointed us to them.  I kind of pointed to a couple I like and the lady opens the cabinet and starts handing them to me to try on.  Oh my gosh I was so nervous!  It was so much fun though.  It made my heart pitter patter.  And it made my day!

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Sesame Street Live!

March 10, 2009 at 5:49 pm (Everyday)

Friday night my Mom and I took Hailee to see Sesame Street Live.  We had such a great time!  I think I might have been more excited about going than Hailee was though.  Here are a few pictures from the night.

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20 Years Ago Today…

March 4, 2009 at 9:05 pm (Everyday)

…I sat on my bed at home with my Dad and prayed to ask Jesus into my heart.  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  Our church was doing a campaign called March Forth on March 4th.  We spent most of the day at the church.  While there, God began to speak to me.  I had ‘walked the aisle’ when I was about 5 but felt like I had just followed a friend down there.  That night while my Dad was tucking me in bed I told him I didn’t think I was saved and that I wanted to be for sure.  So that night I prayed and asked Jesus into my heart.   Thank you God for your salvation!  I will never be the same again!

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What does it mean to be submissive?

March 4, 2009 at 8:57 pm (Inspiration)

At church we’ve been going through a series called The Vow.  It has been an amazing series.  I have learned so much.  One thing I’ve always been big on is being submissive.  The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:1 “Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives.”  But this series questioned whether I really know what the true meaning of being submissive is so I decided to do some research. 

Webster’s dictionary says submissive means “inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; submissive servants; a submissive reply; replacing troublemakers with more submissive people.” 

Here is what I think Biblical submission is:  the divine calling of a wife to honor and affirm her husband’s leadership and help carry it through according to her gifts. It’s the disposition to follow a husband’s authority and an inclination to yield to his leadership.   I LOVE this definition.  It’s such a beautiful act when done in the will of the Father.

One thing I’ve learned recently about submission is that it is so much easier to be submissive when you have the faith and trust that your partner is where he is supposed to be Spiritually.  David and I broke up for about 2 months.  Our first relationship was not centered around God at all.  This time, our relationship is ONLY centered around God.  Knowing this, it is so much easier to be trusting and submissive in his decisions…because I know he’s actively pursuing the will of God.  I don’t question his decisions like I did before.

What are your thoughts on submission?  Do you think it’s easy or hard to be submissive?

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