So I dropped Adam off at the church Monday morning at 5 am to go on the 8th grade field trip to Washington, DC. He’s only gone till Thursday, but that is too long for me! This is really our first time apart for this long and I didn’t know how hard this was going to be. I guess this really shows you how much you really love someone when they’re gone (man, I sure do love Adam a ton)! And I’m a little scardy cat…this is my first time staying in our apartment alone, and I don’t want to get used to it! Anyway, I am glad Adam got this opportunity because he is really enjoying it. But, Thursday could not get here fast enough.

Before Adam left, we carved our first pumpkin together, Al. I’ll have to admit he looks pretty pitiful, but it was tons of fun carving it! Hopefully we’ll get better and better each year. Well, keep me in your prayers tonight and tomorrow night cause it will be me, myself, and I!


Go Big or Go Home

Yes, tonight at 7:30, I will be getting all my hair chopped off! (Hence the title…”go big or go home”). I’ve had enough of just going to get trims and then wishing I had gotten it shorter after I left; so tonight is the night I go all out! I am still trying to raise my confidence level a little, but there’s no turning back! I’ve had long hair most of my life, so going short is a big step for me. I guess we’ll see how it goes! Wish me luck!

Put Everything on the Table!

So, this past Sunday’s message from Pastor Furtick was absolutely amazing! I don’t have time to get into the details now (you can go to elevationchurch.org to listen to it), but it was great! He basically talked about how God is such a merciful God and we should be grateful for that. He also said that giving back to Him is an offering of worship, which is very true. Basically, everything you have and everything you are belongs to God. He is the owner and you are the manager. Pastor Steven gave this example of putting everything you have on the table and offering it up to God as His. So, when Adam and I got home from church, I felt very convicted to put everything we had on the table and surrendering everything to Him. Now, I am a visual person, so what did I do? I started putting everything we had on our dinning room table! No, I didn’t put the tv on it or furniture; for the big stuff I just got the paperwork out for them and put the paper on the table. But all the little stuff went on the table (money, clothes, possessions, etc.) Adam thought I was nuts while he was watching me do this, but when I was done, Adam and I sat at the table and Adam prayed offering everything up to the Lord (ourselves included). You might think I’m a little crazy for doing this, but now I have a true sense that everything we have belongs to Him…

Sneezing Panda

A Great Night

Tonight has definitely taken the cake for the best night of the week! Adam and I were able to spend some quality time together, just the 2 of us. It was so good for us to finally get some 1 on 1 time together without involving the phrases, “What’s for dinner?”, “I’m ready for the weekend!”, or “we need to clean this house”. First, we went to Old Navy to look around, then we headed over to The Q Shaq which is a BBQ restaurant and ate dinner, then we went to blockbuster and rented a movie. It was definitely a great night to share each other’s company.

Our small group leaders keep a blog and one of their entries was about their date nights and how we should also have date nights with our Lord. I read it and it is so true! You almost always have that everyday conversation with the Lord, but you should have regular date nights with Him to learn more about Him and to ultimately further your relationship with Him. I can honestly say that I am guilty of not having those “date nights” with the Lord and when I don’t, it is totally apparent in my life! Praise the Lord that our Father is a God of many chances and one who shows His mercy on us. Thank you Lord.

Crazy Times

So, the past couple of days have been crazy for me. It all just seems like everything in my life is kind of jumbled up right now (except for Adam and my family). I have been going through a hard time at work and it kind of seems like I’ve been pushed to the back burner there. I’m a little bit frustrated in a way and angry and just want to quit! But I can’t do that, so I really don’t know what to do…I guess just grin and bear it. Anyway, on a happier note, Adam has definitely been there for me when I just want to talk about things or when I just want to cry. I am so thankful that the Lord put him in my life. He’s my man! I just want to ask that the 5 or 6 people who read this pray for me…that God would show me clarity in my life and that I would learn to put all my faith in Him no matter what I go through. Today’s a new day!

A Great Weekend

There’s nothing like going to work on a Monday after a great weekend! Adam and I had the privilege of going to the beach with his family for the weekend. The 2 days we were down there couldn’t have been better! The weather was absolutely perfect! Adam and I really needed this “mini vacation”. There’s not too much time where we can just sit around and be lazy with each other. We really took advantage of each other’s company and it really made us closer as a couple! So, it’s Monday and it’s time to go back to work…blah. We really hate we missed church yesterday; we heard it was something you wouldn’t want to miss. I think we’re going to watch it online tonight though. Ok, well it’s off to work for me.