Dedication to my Grandfather

My brother Michael sent me a beautiful video that was put together by him of our Grandaddy. He passed away back in September of 2015, that is when I really cut back on my writing also.

This video shows just a fragment of the service he did for the Lord. Giving Bibles to churches and all over Bulgaria. Risking his life while working for the Lord so others could know about Jesus. We need to have that dedication, that motivation to drop everything and put Him first!

Thank you again Michael for the beautiful video!

This is Us

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Change


Recently I have been troubled by our country’s leaders actions.  We need God back in our country!  Without God we are nothing, He is the foundation that our founding fathers founded this country upon.

When did freedom of speech become freedom of acts-like over zealous rioting (put nicely).  Yes we have the freedom to voice our opinion but to act on aggression and hatred should not be tolerated.

We are civil adults… Not children!  Show initiative and leadership, be an example.  Our children are watching our every move and hearing our every word.  Always remember there is always a better way to handle a situation that doesn’t involve vulgarity and violence!

Pray for our country daily!!  ❤️

Broken Country

My heart breaks for all those lives that lost so much due to the horrendous flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Praying for all of you!  This event has really caused my heart to ache just by hearing of this terrible catastrophe.  I was also saddened to know our own President is taking a vacation while many suffer because of the flooding.

America needs to step up and become the nation she used to be!  We need compassion, leadership, and God back in our country.  She is a dying country without God!  It saddens me so to watch America to deteriorate before my eyes.  We have forgotten what it means to be an American!  We should be proud and unashamed!  We should stand up and make a stand on our values and morals!  

We have lost the foundation to which our forefathers founded this land upon.  Justice and the Law have become Luke warm to most.  I see so much injustice and unlawful acts daily that most don’t react to but if someone helps out to do some good they are bashed for it.  It just makes me so sad! 😔

August 12th 2016

Today I have achieved so much!  It makes me so happy that I was able to be more productive.  Due to all the stress my motivation has been terrible but now that it has been lifted off my shoulders I feel so much more alive.  Stress is aterrible villain that sneaks up on you and consumes you till you have nothing left. Managing stress has never been my strong suite to say the least but I feel like I am growing.  Through many prayers and patience God got me through the tough patches and in result made me stronger in my faith.  If we don’t go through the tough stuff we will never grow and learn.  Today I am spending some much time with my kiddos and enjoying the little moments.  That’s what life is all about. 

Walking by Faith

Walking by faith has been super hard for me lately.  I want to fix the problems my self, I think with most that holds true for most.  As silly as it sounds I feel like the bumps and trials I have face this Summer and year have made me stronger.  I now understand the reasoning of walking by Faith.
There is beauty behind it, just as children depend on their parents and put their full trust in them we should do the same with God.  He is always there and has a plan for each and every person.  Waiting for the Lord can be a very difficult task for the simplistic mind of people.  We tend to jump the gun and try to manage everything ourselves.

I stressed over things I had no control over this summer which made me partially miserable. The stress could have easily been avoided if I would have trusted the Lord instead of trying to take matters in my own hands.  Trust the Lord, He knows what He is doing! 😊

August 8th 2016

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Yep…been a while since I truly gave an update of what has been going on.  Well it seems like a lot lol!  Summer has been truly keeping me on my toes and is going full fledged out crazy.  Hopefully when school starts the chaos will die down a bit, at least from the unplanned crazy standpoint that is.  We are currently in the middle of buying a house which I have to say definitely is exciting but SUPER stressful!

I am hoping in about a day or two we will be able to finish everything up and finally move forward with the house :).  That is the goal though, depends on the underwriter and their mood.  Starting this new chapter is definitely exciting and welcome due to all the rough patches this year has brought me.

This year has really brought a lot of pain, but through it all I have grown stronger.  Through everything I have faced this year I have learned that nothing is Greater than God.  No problem I have faced, dealt with, or will deal with is bigger than God.  That is what has kept me pushing through the pain and the rough patches.  🙂

Always remember that no matter what you are going through God is always there.  He is always there to pick you up when you fall, wipe away the tears when you cry, and lift you up when you are down.  For so long I pushed God away because I got lost in everything around me that I forgot how dependent I truly was in need of HIM.  We forget as humans that we are so small and that GOD is so BIG.  Always remember no matter what you are facing God is always there waiting for you!

I just thought I should share this because in a way I feel like many can relate even if they don’t admit to it.

Overdue 

These last few weeks have been a challenge for me and as a result my blogging got put on the back burner for a bit.  Life surely has its twists and turns, most you don’t even expect or see until you are faced with the dilemma.  

I have learned though with all the stress, pain, and endurance we feel there will always beat sense of self worth and achievement that follows.  I recently had to learn the hard way that stressing is not the answer to any problem, all it did was make me very sick.

As change enters my family again I try to remind myself that no matter how difficult or stressful a situation may seem there is always a way to make the transition more enjoyable. 

Ways to Cope with Stress…

  1. Take a Break: walk away from the problem or project.  Give yourself a break to re-evaluate your game plan.
  2. Eat and Drink lots of Water!  Make sure you are taking care of YOU!  That always helps when faced with a stressful dilemma.
  3. Take a Warm Bath or Shower 😌
  4. Take notes or jot down what your goals are!  This is a great way to see where your head is at.
  5. Prayer is a top priority when stress is involved, there is Ning too great for God!

I hope these coping mechanisms help you all that do deal with stress on a day to day basis.

God is so Great!


Patience is a hard trait to follow through on, especially when you are eager!  Recently I have been struggling with the ability to be patient.  As my health declines and the grief from my beloved grandfather takes a toll on me my ability to be patient has been tested.  

I am trying to rebuild myself one piece at a time.  Sometimes that’s all you can do!  As God tries us we tend to shut down and sulk.  But God is in control no matter what circumstance you may be facing!  Thank goodness!! God is my rock and foundation and without him I would fall to pieces!!!  God is so Great!!!!! 😊

Moving Forward!

 

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Recently I have been trying to take a step back and re-evaluate the plan God has in store for me.  Ever since I lost my grandfather I have been faced with many hurdles that has changed my perspective of many things.  Sometimes we get too comfortable and once our world is shaken or even broken by a catastrophic event in your life it can be nearly impossible to pick up all the pieces.  I lost myself in grief and ever since then my life has been tumbling into a spiral vortex until today.  Today I realized why my Grandfather sang  “Blessed Assurance” and the true meaning of this hymn.  My life is not my own, I forgot the meaning of being a servant unto the Lord.  I have been selfish and have pushed God away because I was hurt, in pain, and yes even angry.  I didn’t know how to cope and I built up a resistance while trying to fix myself.  Today I realized as I listened to that song on Pandora that I am wrong and that there is no way for me to fix myself but to lean on the Lord and His Grace.  God is with you no matter how bad the storm is in your life!   All you have to do is reach out to Him.

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