Monday, September 22, 2008


On Sunday our pastor preached a message titled,
"You Can't Handle It All."
The message was about having so much to do and so many priorities that we don't take time for God. We think we can handle life on our own and take too many things on our plate. That is not the way God intended us to live. God actually calls us to live a life filled with rest.
Our pastor gave us an analogy that has stuck with me and I wanted to share.
There was a guy walking down the side of the road with a sack of potatoes over his shoulder. A man driving a truck stopped to offer him a ride. The man thanked him and climbed in the back of the truck with his sack of potatoes. A few moments later the driver of the truck noticed that the man riding in the back was still holding the potatoes over his shoulder. The driver told him that he could set the potatoes down so he did not have to bear the weight of the potatoes. The man said no thanks and continued to hold on to his potatoes.
So you think what is the point? The point is that we often treat God the same way. We often tell God that we want to take a ride with him yet we don't let him carry everything. We continue to bare the weight of our burdens. We take a ride, but hold onto everything we don't want God to have control over-whatever it may be in your own life.
I know that the story is silly, but it really struck me and made me think. It has been on my mind since and I have really been praying that God has my all. I think that it is perfect and to the point. We only give God what we want to instead of having faith and trusting Him with EVERYTHING! Change me.
I hope you take time to think about it. Have you really given Him everything?
God is good all the time and all the time God is good.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Obsession

They are my life. They tell my story. They explain who I am. They show life and love. They are my constant reminders of my rich blessings. That is why I share them so frequently: not to show off or brag, but to remind myself of where I have been and where I am going, who I am and who I love, and why I do what I do.

So here are a few you probably haven't seen before.

These are a few from my wedding dress fitting, bachelorette party, rehearsal diner, etc.
My wedding dress
Dressed up at my party :)
My mother-in-law and two of my sister-in-laws!
All of the girls in our wedding party!
Sorry all of these pictures of just girls but they are fun so I thought I would share!
Have a blessed evening!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

In My Prayers

I'm writing today to ask you to pray for a friend. A young girl (a friend of my sister) became pregnant at a young age. She went in for a ultra sound a few weeks before the baby was due and the doctor said he saw something he had never seen before. It was a tumor. Not long before her lymph nodes has become swollen on her chest. They believed that it was just fluid from the pregnancy causing this to occur. The mother was induced and the baby was taken early for the safety of the baby. Now as a young single mother she will be leaving her baby of only four days to enter the hospital for treatment of Lymphoma. She will be there approximately ten days as he grandparents take care of her newborn and her parents are at her side. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. It is hard being a young single mother, but imagine raising a baby and dealing with cancer. WOW. I can only count my blessings when I hear stories like this and remember not to take anything for granted.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Food For My Soul

"We love Him because He first loved us."
1 John 4:9-10
"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."
If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.
-Mark Twain
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless
- Mother Teresa
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
-Thomas Jefferson
Kindness is a language herd by deaf men and felt by blind men.
-Mark Twain
Just some good reminders for myself!
God Bless!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Volleyball Star #11

My baby sister is an amazing volleyball player! I just wanted to take a minute to brag on her because she desrves it! Here are a few pictures from a game I got to watch! Hopefully I will make it to another one soon! I love watching her play.
This game was against Stillwater, but they ended up losing it in the last match :( They played so incredibly hard though!

I'm so proud of her!!