Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Today I am filled with joy that it is the last day of winter. I look forward to spring and seeing the world around me come alive with life again. Winter is my least favorite time of the year, and so I look forward to the day it leave and spring arrives. Spring revives my soul and makes me feel alive again. So today I say goodbye to winter and tomorrow I welcome spring with open arms.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
One word pretty much describes this weekend......relaxing! This weekend my husband and I went away to a cabin in the mountians for a few days of R &R. Here is a sneak peak of one of the sites we saw. More to come....
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The saying is true that "there is no place like home." After facing the possibility of having to reclocate to a different state, I find that I have a new appreciation for this beautiful place that I call home. There is no place I would rather be than to live amongst the beauty of the mountains. This is where I find my peace and rest. And this is where my heart is most content and happy. This is where I call home.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Part of being an adult is learning to make decisions on your own. You can no longer rely on your parents to make those hard decisions for you. You have to learn how to navigate through life on your own and sometimes that can lead to taking the wrong path. But part of being an adult is going down those roads that at the time you think are right and then find out that it was not the path you were meant to take.
The great thing about God and His mercy is that He can take those mistakes and turn them into something amazing. If we allow God to teach us we can learn from those hard lessons and then not make that same mistake again. When He sees us going down the wrong path He will speak to us to try and get us back on our intended path. If we are truly in tune with Him we will hear His gentle nudging to get back on track. And while at that moment we feel lost and confused because we have gone off track He will come and gently lead us back down the path He intends us to follow.
Sometimes these missteps can be small and sometimes they can be big. But the important thing is that while we are in the midst of the situation that we keep our eyes focused on Him and He will always guide us and show us which way to go. Sometimes that means we have to take a small detour to see where it is that God has called us to be and which road it is we are meant to travel on. And if it is wrong He will tell you. Part of growing up is discerning when something is right and when God is speaking to you and telling you that you need to change course.
But God in His infinite mercy will never leave us nor forsake us. God will restore and change circumstances into something amazing. All we have to do is have faith.
Friday, February 7, 2014
My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a new home. Throughout the process it has been a roller coaster ride. We have had our moments of pure excitement and moments of feeling stressed. One thing I have discovered is that buying a house is not for the faint of heart. While the whole process can be very fun and exciting, but at the same time it is very stressful. Buying a home is a HUGE decision and not one to be taken lightly. I will be so glad when we can finally close on the house and slap a sold sign out front. Buying a house it not as easy as it looks on HGTV.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
One of the best things about working at a school is that you get to stay home and enjoy days like this. The past couple of days have been nice staying at home and enjoying the beauty of winter. Too bad it is all gone now and I had to go back to work today. But I did enjoy it while it lasted.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Lately, I have been kind of absent well, because life has been kind of crazy. Work has been insanely busy getting ready for the new semester today start back. So most evenings I came home from work and literally crashed. But now that classes have started back and things are somewhat back to normal I am feeling a little bit more like myself.
Then this weekend I came down with the flu, and was pretty much useless most of the weekend. My best friends this weekend.....
Thank God I am finally feeling better! After a couple of weeks of craziness and sickness I am ready to get back the the blogging thing.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
So my New Years resolution for 2014 is......to not make any resolutions. I have always hated the pressure of trying to fulfill resolutions and then feeling horrible when two or three weeks later you quit. So this year have resolved to put that kind of pressure on myself. That way in two or three weeks time I will not be disappointed in myself and beat myself up about falling short of my goals. Instead of making unreachable goals I will work on those things that are easy to attain and not put pressure on myself to complete them by a certain time.
In my mind it is not worth it to stress and put pressure on yourself to reach a goal that we more than likely will quit. Rather we should strive to enjoy this life we have on earth. Enjoy each and every moment we have with our loved ones. We should hug our loved ones tightly and tell them we love them often. Life is too short to get caught up in our short comings.