What’s Your Passion?

A friend of mine was reading Dangerous Surrender by Kay Warren a while back. In a book buying blitz of wanting some good, Christian literature, I purchased it along with 3 other books. I'm not much of a reader. I know, that sounds really weird as an English teacher. I just get so bogged down with reading essays, AP prompts, and the stuff we're … [Read more...]

Have I mentioned the repetition in my life?

I think I've let on that a few times lately God has used repetition in my life?Sometime about a year ago, I somehow ended up on this blog: http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com/. I think it was from Jen's blog. Anyway, I remember crying my eyes out at the story. I remember seeing the amazing gift of pictures that a photographer had come to the … [Read more...]

Wow

Okay - last time I posted here, I was in a bit of a dry spell. Since then, I've honestly had so much that I really don't know where to begin!Last week I had the opportunity to go to the Creative Church Conference - C3. This is really designed for pastors and church leadership, but a couple of friends were going, and I got a great discount as a … [Read more...]

Possessions

This week, already, has been a little emotional. I'm almost embarrassed to admit it, but it's over an inanimate object that has 4 wheels. On Sunday I welcomed my new-to-me car into my life. It's the same one that I blogged about earlier this month (see the two posts below this one. Start with the bottom, then move up if you need to catch up). I am … [Read more...]

Humility & Greed – re-post

God really knows how to do a number on me. I don't like to think of myself as greedy; let me explain & justify myself at the outset. I don't have to have designer handbags (or anything designer, actually). I don't have to drive a fancy car. I don't have to have a lot of things that I think of greedy people having (housekeepers, lawn boys, … [Read more...]

Humility Brings You Closer to God – re-post

Jeremy and I have decided to purchase the car. I find it no coincidence that what was asked for the car was almost exactly what what we had in savings and excess checking. Of course, our savings is a money market, so the funds aren't readily available. It will take probably until the end of the month for the funds to be available, and I figure this … [Read more...]

Not Perfect

One of the things I struggle with is the pressure to be perfect. I like to think I've overcome a lot of perfectionism in the last few years (somehow two kids, working full time, and having a husband who has a bit on his plate, too makes that happen - it was loosen up or go insane). I say all that to say, I also struggle with the need to be ultra … [Read more...]

Here goes…

Surrender:verb1 a: to yield to the power, control, or possession of another upon compulsion or demandb: to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another2 a: to give (oneself) up into the power of another especially as a prisonerb: to give (oneself) over to something (as an influence)intransitive verb: to give oneself up into … [Read more...]