Monday, September 17, 2012

Step into my brokeness...

I feel blessed by my Jesus.
I feel blessed by those he has put in my path.
I feel blessed to call them friends.
Ecclesiastes 4 – For if they fall, the one will life up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falls, and hath not another to life him up.
As we walk down this path of adoption to grow our family, I have felt very lonely.  
I was reminded of this specifically this past weekend. I met a new sister in Christ as I volunteered at our Women’s Bibles Study table between services.  She asked if I had kids. I replied with my canned response, “Not yet, were working on that. But we have Puppies”.  You see that response protects me. It’s the positive spin that leaves me an out to talk about the 4 legged furry creatures in my life, instead of admitting the hurt and failure that I feel to a stranger.
A few minutes went by, we talked to other ladies and then she leaned over again and asked… “Can I ask you a personal question”.  In most circumstances I would have been a little apprehensive about this question, but I thought and replied, “Sure why not!” In the next few moments I found myself profoundly thankful that I had agreed to volunteer .  Her question was personal both from her story and mine. “Are you having a hard time conceiving?” As time went by I learned that she had adopted, and was an advocate for adopting. She was open, sweet, and warm and more than willing to share with me. She shared hope, and a since of sisterhood. I once again realized that I wasn’t alone, not only because I belong to a God who loves me, but because he has a very unique way of aligning me with those who have walked the path before me.

Psalm 71:14 –But I will hope continually, and will praise thee yet more and more.
I am thankful today. Thankful for the new friend I get to add to my circle. Thankful for her wiliness to step into my brokenness and share her hope. Thankful for a Lord who understands my heart like no other.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

This week I'm joining in for What I'm Loving Wednesday

What I’m Loving Wednesday

I’m Loving: Crescent Dogs.we tried this for dinner tonightit was supper Yummy!

I’m Loving: Silly Puppies who beg for cheese. (I don’t know how they know the sound of the cheese drawerbut they come a running!


I’m Loving: that my Tuesday Evening Women’s Bible Study is back up and running for the fall!
Boy oh boy have I missed these Ladies! They are such a blessing, we are studying Jonah for the fall and its super exciting!

 I’m Loving: My Recent Pinterest Ponderings

This seems so true, especially as I look back a year from today!

This should be my life motto these days

This is just a powerfully sexy Truth. I wish more women understood this!

This has happened so many times in the past couple months...I've lived in the minds of quite a few
emotional experiences, and realized more than one person was watching me...

A fabulous Reminder!!
  I’m Loving: My new Bath and Body Works Fall Candles in Leaves, Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut, and Marshmallow Fireside. Note the cute pumpkin candle holder.So stinking cute!!

I’m also Loving: My new Bath and Body Works Fall Hand Soap in Warm Apple Cider, Black Cherry Merlot, and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.

What are you Loving?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Movie Ramblings - The Birds

1963's The Birds

Things we learned

1. Always match your lipstick to your nail polish

2. Send the Man upstairs

3. Never smoke a cigar by a gas station

4. Everyone should own a percolator coffee maker

5. Always have enough wood in the house to burn for at least 10 hours

And the most important thing we learned... When in doubt take the truck and take the garage door out with it.