Friday, March 27, 2009

Caffeinated Randomness -- New Car?

I always thought I was the random one in our family. I have had some crazy ideas in the past 5 years of things I wanted to do or accomplish. Here are just a few:

  • Try out for a professional football cheerleading team
  • Train for a marathon
  • Make my own Christmas tree skirt
  • Make a quilt for our bed ( I don't know how or where to start with quilting)
  • Mill my own grain
  • Raise chickens
  • Try out for the Amazing Race
  • Go to Egypt
  • Go on an Archeological dig for Sodom and Gomorrah
  • Be a wedding planner
  • Build a barn
Unfortunately, my big dreams and crazy plans never fully developed even though I got close to most of these, and there are a few I'm still working on. But 2 days ago, my sweet husband chimed up with a statement that would have been normally random for me, but for him was just shockingly random: "Let's go see about buying a new truck Friday." So, today, we are going on a random car shopping trip. I'll be sure to keep you posted on how it turns out.

What randomness do you have going on today? Check out Andrea @ Under Grace & Over Coffee for more Caffeinated Randomness.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

BBB -- Week One


Kristen and Andrea have officially kicked off their virtual book club, Books Blogs and Brownies, and I couldn't be more excited. Not only to participate with these amazing ladies, but the book we are reading, The Passion of Mary-Margaret, has been powerful from the very first paragraph.

Let me just give you a taste, and see if you are not hooked on the beautiful, powerful words like I am:
My sisters, if I began the tale at the end, you would know my heart is full of love even though nothing were as planned. I could tell you God's ways are not ours, but you probably know that already. And I could tell you that his mercy takes shape in forms we cannot begin to imagine, but unless you walking in my shoes for the past seventy years, you could not feel the mercy I have been given. The mercy God gives us is our own to receive, and while sometimes it overlaps with others' like the gentle waves of the bay on the banks of which I now sit, for the most part, the sum and substance of it, the combination of graces, is as unique as we are.
I just LOVED that first paragraph!!

As part of our online book discussion, the girls posted the following questions for us to consider this week while reading.
  • In what ways might the conception and birth of Mary-Margaret, in all of its violence and pain, be something the Lord is going to use for His glory? Is it possible for someone to come from such traumatic beginnings and live a life that shines for Him?
  • On page 9, Mary-Margaret describes the scene of her Mother's death, writing "The blood she gave for me. Yes, I'm painfully aware of the symbolism." In what ways could this statement foreshadow events to come? Do you see a story of redemption on the horizon?
As I have learned, God uses everything for His glory. But, I feel that He uses pain and sorrow, especially for His glory. I agree with Andrea, that it is during times of tragedy that I cling to God more. Although I do wish that I could do this all times, I feel God not only uses tragedy in our lives to help us to grow closer to Him, but also to develop our character even more. I'm really excited to read and learn more about Mary-Margaret and the woman she was, but I feel had she not come from tragedy her life would not be as glorifying as I am predicting it will be.

I feel because Mary-Margaret did point out the symbolism of her mother giving up her life for Mary-Margaret, this will be a theme for the book. The way I see her talking, in my head, gives me a sense that Mary-Margaret is a woman that did make sacrifices for others, and often times more than she realized. I am not a mother, but lately I have been reading and watching TV shows that have been focusing on mothers dying during childbirth. For me, this is a scary thought, but it also shows the sacrifices that mothers are willing to make, and further illustrates the sacrifice Jesus made. It leads me to wonder, would I be willing to make this sacrifice not only for an unborn child of mine someday, but for others as well? And to take that even further, would I be willing to make that sacrifice for God? I don't know, but I think Mary-Margaret could be a great example through her story of redemption.

I'm so excited to see Mary-Margaret's character develop, and I'm really curious about this Jude she keeps referencing. And why can't we know what happened in Aruba....curiosity is sure killing this cat!! =o)

If you would like to join us, check out Andrea @ Under Grace & Over Coffee or Kristen @ Dancing in the Margins.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday - The Pursuit

This is one of my husbands favorite verses along with a photo I took of a beautiful building while we were in San Diego. How amazing to know what we are to pursue!!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What's on Your Nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand
Last month, I had so much fun linking up to What's On Your Nightstand, that I thought I would participate again this month. (I can't believe a month has gone by already). I would love to say that I got through most of my books on my nightstand, but somewhere between last month and this month I got sucked into the drama known as the Twilight series. 

Yes, it's true, I finally jumped on the Twilight bandwagon and haven't been able to get off since I started it three weeks ago. I am about to finish the 3rd book and can't believe the number of pages I have read in the last 24 days. I don't think I have done this much reading....well...ever. And to tell you the truth, I LOVE IT!!! I don't know what it is, but those vampires can sure suck you in.

I promise to have a picture of my millions of books on my nightstand, but until then, here is the list (the ever growing list) of books on my nightstand:

These are books that will be on my nightstand all year as I go through them daily/weekly:

Yes, I know that's A LOT of books. Now that I am almost done with the Twilight trance, hopefully I can get to some of my other books. 

If you want to check out other lists, visit 5 minutes for books. And, HAPPY READING!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

I Am Thankful for My Husband

Gathering At the Well

This week At the Well, the discussion revolves around our husbands and why we are thankful for them. There are many ways I am thankful for Jeremy, but here are just a few:

  • His love for the Lord
  • He is patient with the most impatient woman 
  • He is willing to try, even when it's hard
  • He is eager to learn
  • He is always seeking to grow and learn what it means to be a husband and a man of God
  • He will sit and watch a chick flick with me even when Transformers is new in the theatre
  • He opens all doors for me, even the car door
  • He loves me, even when I am hard to love
Lord, I thank you so much for Jeremy and the man you have made him. From the moment you brought him into my life, I have seen who I can be in You and for You. He is not only my lover, but my best friend and for that I can thank no one but You who brought him to me.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Last week was a crazy week and I didn't have any sort of plan or menu, and poor Jeremy kept checking to see when the week's plan was going up and it just never did. But, this is what we're having this week:

Monday - Grilled Salmon and Chicken, potatoes and veggie

Tuesday - Dinner at the Porter's

Wednesday - Hamburger Pie (I'll try and post the recipe)

Saturday - BINGO night

Sunday - leftovers 

For more menu ideas visit OrgJunkie

Kneeling to Pray


Friday, March 20, 2009

Caffeinated Randomness ~ The Annoying Thing

Just a little randomness about myself -- I am OBSESSED with March Madness!!! I am in 3 pools and am checking hourly to see what male booty I am kicking. Yes, I'm a bit competitive. Okay, now that I have that off my chest...

Last week, I posted my favorite video of all time. If you missed it, check it out here.  (I dare you not to giggle!)

This week, I have another video. He's not as adorably cute, but this dude cracks me up and has me saying " a ding ding ding ding ding" all day long!


For more randomness, check out Under Grace & Over Coffee.

Mary Margaret

I got my copy, did you??

To see just what I'm talking about visit Kristen or Andrea.

Spring Reading Thing

Happy 1st day of Spring!!! I know I am so excited for the weather to get warmer, the flowers to start blooming and....I'm excited to do some reading!! Reading?? Yes, you read that right, READING!!!

I ran across the Spring Reading Thing 2009 and couldn't wait for March 20 to come around so I could join. So, the gist of what we do is create a list of books and/or a goal for reading this Spring. Then, come the first of summer (June 20) and share about our goal and reading experience. For me, what I want to read changes monthly, no....weekly, no....daily, yup daily. So, I will be updating you every once in awhile as to the changes or additions or completions in my list. I think this would be so much easier for me and my randomness.  

So, my goals for this Spring Reading Thing (as of this week) is:

  • Finish the Twilight Series - I still have book 3 and 4 to go
  • Participate in Books Blogs Brownies 
  • Finish Reading What's on my Nightstand
  • Read and do a review for Rachel's Tears
  • Get caught up on daily Bible readings 
  • Finish 1 more book with Jeremy
  • Read 2 classics (part of my 101 challenge) For this, I'm thinking Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Read 2 banned books (part of my 101 challenge) For this, I'm thinking Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Read my past National Geographic and Time
I think that's a pretty good start for a list for now, I don't want to overwhelm myself. Check back with me weekly (for now, I think it might be on Monday's) to see how I'm doing. If you want to join Katrina and her Spring Reading Thing 2009 check out Callapidder Days ( I love that blog name!!)

Happy Reading!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

My Husband is my Friend

Gathering At the Well

Over At the Well, Amy is talking about the importance of our husband as our friend, and I couldn't agree more. Now, for those of you who don't know, I am new to this whole husband and wife thing. My husband and I just got married less than 10 months ago, but in these short 10 months A LOT has been revealed to me. Outside of communication and prayer, the greatest of what I have learned is the importance of being friends with Jeremy.

For me, it's great to hear that we should be friends, but as a friend, what should we do?? That's why I just love Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.  If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.  Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone?  A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
In marriage, being a friend is essential. We help each other succeed, we help each other when we're in trouble, we sharpen each others countenance. And, when we bring God in, our triple braided cord is a match to be reckoned with. 

As a newlywed, I am still learning what it means to always be there for one another when we need help or are alone. We have found that communication is essential in building up this relationship, along with prayer. It's really hard to run to help someone when you feel they are being selfish, but then again, what does that make you? Likewise, why would Jeremy want to be around me to help me when I am grouchy and moody and anything he does just isn't suiting me? I find it hard, sometimes, to put his needs above mine, but, I have also found the more I do it, the easier it is. 

There have been a few resources we have found helpful in helping us understand each other, relate to one another and build a more holy marriage and a deeper friendship. 
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman really allowed us to see what each others love language is. So, instead of working hard and doing acts of service to show Jeremy I love him, he really needs words of affirmation. Text messages, or notes left to him, as well as affirming him daily on the great husband and friend he is, is essential. 
  • Creating an Intimate Marriage by Jim Burns has really been our go to book. Although Jim and Cathy talk a great deal in the book about being a youth minister (which my dear Jeremy is) and the struggles that entails while being married, I find these principles can be applied to anyone and everyone. 
  • Lastly, Tommy Nelson does an amazing series on the Song of Solomon where he breaks down and dissects the book and gives great advice on being a better friend and lover.
Marriage is hard, I have learned. And being a friend to a man who leaves the toilet seat up, clothes on the floor next to the hamper and loves to sit and play NBA Live for hours can be exhausting, but we have a great teacher in Jesus. If we work and use Him as an example, how amazing could our marriage with our BFF be?

101 in 1001 Update

Hey gang!!! It's Monday, and you know what that means....a 101 in 1001 update. For this weeks update, I decided to post my whole list with any updates so you could see the WHOLE process. Just as a reminder, strike through is a completed task and italics is a task in progress. How do you think I'm doing??

Bettering Myself
1. Lose 20 pounds (4/20)
2. Learn American Sign Language
3. Learn to play the guitar
4. Read 101 new books (4/101)
5. Make a complete and utter fool of myself
6. Write a letter to my idol teacher
7. Read a Shakespeare play and find somewhere to see it
8. Do 25 push-ups and 50 sit-ups every day (1/1001)
9. Complete a Sudoku book
10. Own a little black dress
11. Complete the couch to 5k run plan
12. Run in a 5k
13. Read 10 books from the banned book list (0/10)
14. Learn to tie a tie
15. Read at least 3 classic novels (0/3)
16. Swim 30,000 yards (0/30,000)
17. Don’t watch TV for at least one day each week (1/143)
18. Stay off the Computer for at least one day each week (6/143)

Being Crafty
19. Finish my latch hook
20. Paint the house (2/9 rooms)
21. Start scrapbooking again
22. Take a picture a day and post on blog weekly (0/143)
23. Give only homemade gifts for one Christmas
24. Take a quilting class
25. Make a gingerbread house from scratch

Exploring and Experiencing the World
26. Visit 5 new states (0/5)
27. Go on another cruise
28. See the pyramids in Egypt
29. Climb at least one 14er
30. Go to Washington DC and immerse myself in American History
31. Go to the Reagan library in California
32. Road trip to the Grand Canyon
33. Road trip to Mt. Rushmore
34. Spend a weekend in Niagara Falls
35. Travel first class
36. Go to the North Pole

Being Money Smart
37. Pay off our debt
38. Create a budget with Jeremy
39. Stick to the budget each month once we create it
40. Save $2,000 using coupons ($79.40/$2,000)

Being Green
41. Plant a tree
42. Plant an herb garden
43. Plant a vegetable garden

44. Get reusable bags for shopping trips
45. Use only reusable bags for shopping trips

Being a Good Wife
46. Attend a lock in with Jeremy
47. Complete the husband challenge
48. Go on a picnic date at least 3 times (0/3)
49. Kiss Jeremy under mistletoe
50. Go skinny dipping with Jeremy
51. Write why my husband rocks every Friday (2/143)
52. Complete the Song of Solomon Series three times (0/3)
53. Read 6 Books with Jeremy (1/6)
54. Read the whole Bible with Jeremy

All About Food
55. Bake a real cheesecake
56. Attend a wine tasting
57. Find my favorite red and white wine

Being a Good Citizen
58. Pay it forward at Starbucks
59. Spend under $10 for a meal and give a $10 tip
60. Donate blood
61. Do a charity walk/run
62. Go Christmas caroling

Being a Good Friend and Family Member
63. Reconnect with old friends
64. Get to know our neighbors
65. Host a holiday cookie exchange
66. Host a New Year’s party
67. Send a thank you note from every gift received
68. Have a girl’s night
69. Write and mail at least one handwritten letter per month (2/33)

Bloggy World
70. Blog my progress
71. Post this list online
72. Write 101 comments on other peoples blogs (31/101)

Life Decisions
73. Become a Mom
74. Get a job teaching
75. Get a puppy
76. Have Jimmy build us a house
77. Start the graduate program

Being more Christ-like
78. Learn to love my enemies
79. Read every book of the bible (1/66 books or 53/1189 chapters)
80. Serve food at a homeless shelter when it’s not the busy/holiday time
81. Do a thorough study of Proverbs 31

For Fun
82. Use my new snowboard that has been sitting in the closet
83. Stay in bed all day when I’m not sick
84. Send a message in a bottle
85. Fly a kite
86. Watch the complete series of “West Wing” from beginning to end (0/7 seasons)
87. Have a garage sale
88. Complete a puzzle a year (0/3)
89. Watch AFI’s best 100 movies (0/100)
90. Play in the rain
91. Build a snowman
92. Build a sand castle
93. Upload a video to YouTube
94. Make a snow angel
95. Attend a Murder Mystery Dinner
96. Milk a cow
97. Go to a Jazz club
98. Buy something from Williams & Sonoma for our house
99. Ride the Rail Runner
100. Donate $5 for each item not completed
101. Save $1 for each item completed and spend it on myself

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

What I Wouldn't Give for One of These Right Now!!

You Are a Frappuccino

At your best, you are: fun loving, sweet, and modern

At your worst, you are: childish and too indulgent

You drink coffee when: you're craving something sweet

Your caffeine addiction level: low

We Are No Longer Rotten Bananas

I truly love banana nut bread. From the time I was little, I always remember my Mom fixing a batch of banana nut bread, and, when I got older, it was one of my favorite things to bake. I think because it is so easy....and it's yummy!! What I find amazing about banana nut bread, however, is what you make it out of. It's not like we take fresh bananas that we just bought at the store specifically for the purpose of baking bread. Instead, we take the ones that have been sitting on the counter for way too long, because no one wanted to eat them anymore and they turned black and appeared ruined. 

This reminds me so much of what our Heavenly Father does. He takes us who are bruised and broken, who are weak and weary, who are ungodly and sinful, and He doesn't throw us out with next weeks garbage. Not even close. Rather, because we are in Him, we are made new.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!    2 Corinthians 5:17
How amazing is that??

Just a thought for this great Saturday, until next time....

Friday, March 13, 2009

I Love This Kid

Yay, for Friday!!! I love Fridays for many reasons: it's the end of the week and the begining of relaxation. Also, Friday is Jeremy's Saturday, meaning since he works on Sundays (duh, he's a youth minister) he has Friday off. Since I am currently just a housewife (well, not just, but you get it) we get to have Friday's off together.

Andrea over at Under Grace and Over Coffee hosts a great Friday Meme entitled Caffeinated Randomness. I love this for my Friday on so many levels. First, I love, love, love my cup o' Joe. Second, since Jeremy and I have Friday off, we head over to our local coffee shop, Satellite, and hang out for the day. We read, do our bible study homework and just chill out as we sip our caffeinated goodness. So, for me, this Friday Caffeinated Randomness is just perfect.

With that said, for today's Friday Randomness, I am sharing with you the cutest little dude that makes me laugh SO HARD every time I watch his video. Check it out!  

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Books, Blogs and Brownies

Oh, my!! I just read over at Exemplify Online that Kristen and Andrea are starting a virtual book club that I can't wait to be a part of. The first book they have chosen to read is The Passion of Mary Margaret by Lisa Samson. I haven't read any of her books, but I hear she is great. Here is a synopsis of the book from Amazon:

Mary-Margaret yearned to dedicate her life to the Lord. Jesus had another idea.

When Mary-Margaret Fischer met Jude Keller, the lighthouse keeper's son, she was studying at a convent school on a small island off Chesapeake Bay. Destined for a life as a religious sister, she nevertheless felt a pull toward Jude--gorgeous, rebellious, promiscuous Jude. But Jude, driven by demons no one really understood, disappeared into Baltimore's seamy red-light district. Mary-Margaret moved on with her life, preparing to serve God with her sisters as a teacher and artist.

Then Jude comes home--but now he's bitter, dissolute, and diseased. And Mary-Margaret receives a divine call that shakes her to the core, a call to give up her dreams for the troubled man who befriended her so long ago. For Jesus' sake, can she forsake the only life she ever wanted for a love that could literally cost her life?

Each week, these wonderful ladies will host a book club that we can all participate in. So, check them out, and join. I know I can't wait...not to mention, I LOVE the name: Blooks, Blogs and Brownies, my three favorite B's!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday Ramblings

Today I totally went back to my childhood. I decided to see if I could find the recipe for Friendship Bread starter. Friendship bread is a sweet cinnamon type bread that is almost like cake instead of bread. I don't know what got me thinking about it, but I have searched all morning and found a recipe for the starter. It's kind of like sourdough bread, in that you create a starter that you feed and keep alive which can then be used to pass along to others, or, freeze to create your own bread in the future. I'll post the recipe soon, as well as the recipe for the bread I decide to make. 

I also went back to my childhood with lunch. I decided to fix beans and wieners. I don't know about you, but there are just some meals that say CHILDHOOD on them, and for me, this is one of them. This is a different kind of beans and wieners, I think, because it isn't made with hot dogs. Instead, we use Vienna Sausages. You know, that squatty little blue can of...well whatever they are, that's what we use. It's really quite simple:

Beans and Wieners
1 can pork and beans ( I drain the juice so it's not so runny)
1 can vienna sausages, sliced
Brown sugar to taste

I mix all together in a sauce pan over medium heat until warm. 

It's amazing how this simple high protein meal can take me back to the days of riding my bike around our old neighborhood.

Those are just my few ramblings for this Wednesday. Oh, yeah, one more...I'm so hooked on the Twilight books, so don't count on seeing much of me.

Word Filled Wednesday - Psalm 119:105

I recently stumbled across this verse in my studies and I fell in love with it. I think it's so great that as we struggle, in what we feel like is the dark, we can use God's magnificent word to light our path. For a girl who is terrified of the dark, I find much needed hope in this verse.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

A Plate of Cookies - At The Well

Gathering At the Well

When I was growing up, my mom could always calm me down with a plate of chocolate chip cookies. If I was having a bad day, if my life was a mess, if my latest boyfriend decided I was boring, chocolate chip cookies could always calm my stormy life. As I have grown, I have discovered it takes a little more than a plate of chocolate chip cookies to calm chaos...or does it?

It seems like my first 9 months or marriage have been nothing less than chaotic. Everything from a ER visit until 2 AM the night before our honeymoon, to a less than stellar student teaching experience, to in-law problems, to a struggle with forgiveness and grace, our marriage has been a bit chaotic. Add all of that to the "normal" first year experiences of adjusting to being husband and wife has left us both a bit frazzled. But, the chaos seems to get worse when we are both crazy busy -- running here and there with teaching and ministry.

One great lesson we learned early on in our marriage to calm the chaos is to slow down. For us, that meant a few things. First, we limited the nights we were out and set boundaries. The life of a youth ministers wife can be stressful. Bible study here, lock-in there, kids texting at 11 PM with their own struggles and the never ending drama of high school life. I felt we were never at home. We weren't able to share our days happenings around the dinner table. Instead we were constantly checking our schedules to see what day it was and where we were supposed to be. Now, we are only gone 3 nights a week and are able to share with each other around the dinner table the rest of the nights. On top of that, we have boundaries. Unless there is an emergency, Jeremy is great about talking to kids the next day, rather than at 11 PM.

Second, we made it a point to have a weekly marriage "meeting" where we discussed our schedules and issues. Although this didn't quite work out as we had hoped, it made us realize the importance of talking on a continuing basis about our marriage, our needs and our dreams. It was through this we started to feel less chaotic, especially with regards to talking and planning out our weekly schedules together. We now knew just what each other was doing, and there weren't as many surprises.

Lastly, and what I think has really calmed the chaos in our home and marriage, is praying together. It's amazing to me how many Christian couples don't do this. For the first few months of our marriage we didn't. We had our own prayer life and we thought that was good enough for us. Once we started to pray together, a new found security and respect was revealed. Not to mention, a less chaotic life. 

In order to ease the sense of chaos in our home, I don't constantly bake cookies and have them sitting out for us. Instead, our plate of cookies is different than that of my childhood. My plate is now full of communication, boundaries and prayer. I find we still struggle with many unexpected bouts of chaos, but we have a better since of control over it, we have our "plate of cookies" to get us through chaotic times.  What does your plate of cookies consist of??

Join the ladies over At The Well as they talk of storms in life and how to overcome the chaos these storms bring.

101 in 1001 Update

What a great week last week was. I feel like I accomplished a few of my goals, better some than none, right??

Here is how my goals are going so far, if you want to check out my complete list you can go here:

4. Read 101 new books (2/101) - I started the Stephanie Meyer Twilight series and completed the first book. I'm halfway through book two and can't wait to get to book 3. They are addicting.

18. Stay off the computer for at least one day each week (6/143) I'm still playing catch up here, but I took the whole weekend off from the internet. It's amazing how freeing that makes me feel!

83. Stay in bed all day when I'm not sick - I completed this on Saturday with Jeremy. We decided we needed a break, so we were in bed all day. It was wonderful!! We watched movies, TV and read. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed. I was so rested Sunday!!

I'm still working on many other goals. You can go here to check out what I'm still in progress of doing. I have a feeling there will be a lot of completed goals soon.

Menu Plan Monday

It's Monday, and that means my second chance at menu planning for the week. Last week, I didn't quite stick to the plan, we had a lot of unexpected plans. However, we didn't run to the usual fast food restaurant when our plans were changed, so for that I am happy for the meal planning.

Here is our meal plans for this week:

Monday - Buffalo Wild Wings - usual Monday bible study choice of restaurant

Tuesday - Dinner with my parents

Wednesday - Baked Chicken (rolled over from last week)

Thursday - Hamburger Helper and Salad ( I have a lot of these to use up from when we stocked up when we first got married)

Friday - Roast, potatoes and carrots (rolled over from last week)

Saturday - Italian Crescent 

Sunday - Left overs

It is my hope to have a few recipes up this week, especially from our yummy Taco Melt we had last week!!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I'm a Housewife Nerd

Wanna know what I look forward to most on Wednesdays?? No, that's not it. Not that either. Give up?? Okay, I'll tell ya. It's going to the mailbox and finding the weekly Supermarket ads. I don't know what it is, but seeing what great specials there are out there for me to grab...just gets me every time. I know, I'm a nerd!

Word Filled Wednesday

I stumbled across Word Filled Wednesday over at The 160 Acre Woods last week. I was really excited for two reasons. 1. Often times when I'm in the Word, I'm not really "in the word". With Word Filled Wednesday, I am encouraged to really look into what I'm reading to better share with you. 2. I have a passion for photography. I'm excited to use this photography to glorify God and His Word.


I was somewhat reluctant to share this verse, it seems so gloomy. But, I have been learning a LOT lately about debt, and how God feels about this. I find this verse VERY fitting during this time in our nation. We are going though some shaky times right now, especially when it comes to debt, so I find it IMPORTANT for us to really look at and remember what God tells us about debt.

For more Word Filled Wednesday visit Amydeanne at The 160 Acre Woods.