Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. Give her everything she deserves! Proverbs 31:30

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

GREAT News!!!!!!

So it's been a while since I wrote on here and I thought I would update you on some AMAZING news. No- I don't have a new job but this is BETTER!!!!!

Last Thursday (7-16) at our Generation service, everything in my life clicked and a spiritual light bulb came on. David Jett came and preached and he talked about how we should have complete surrender to God and forget about religion. Well I have known something has been wrong in my life and that I was miserable but I thought I was ok and that I was where I needed to be spiritually. WRONG!!!! I was as lost as lost could be.

I have grown up in church and thought I was ok just because of that. I said the prayer before but it was just because everyone else did it. I had head knowledge of God but He was not in my heart. I had raised going through the motions to an art form.

Well, Last Thursday that changed....I GOT SAVED!!!!! Praise God for His patience with me and His grace. I feel like this huge weight is gone! I do want to apologize to everyone for being a hypocrite for so long though!

The story doesn't end there. I have waited 7 years to tell my mom about my past and I told her everything last Friday. I was scared I couldn't do it in person ---that I would chicken out. So I wrote her an email laying it all out there. I told her I had been lying to her about what all happened after I was raped, about my relationships and how far they went, and how deep I got in my addiction. I told her that I hadn't wanted to tell her because I didn't want her to look at me any different. Well my mom emailed me back and told me NOTHING would cause her not to love me and that she had known that all this was going on but she was waiting on me to tell her! CRAZY! I love it! I have been flipping out over this and my mom knew and loved me anyway. That's like God, He knows we are screw-ups and He loves us ANYWAY!!! So awesome!!!

I am so excited and can't wait to see what the future holds.

July 16th 2009 is the day that changed my life FOREVER!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Be A Dreamer

So, I have been reading this amazing book lately

This book is absolutely what I needed. And everything I have been reading in it has been confirmed in my Bible Fellowship class and in my Discipleship reading. It is about following the dreams that God has given us. The main thing is that our dreams don't come to reality overnight-they fit into a process. During this process God shapes us and tests us to see if we are ready to see our dream become a reality. You have to WAIT on your dream (THIS IS HARD). I'm telling you so many things in this book have hit me like a ton of bricks and I am SUPER excited to see how God is going to bring to reality the dream He gave me so long ago.

One thing I did realize while I was reading this book is that my childhood dream is my destiny that God has for me. The author says you will know it is your destiny when you would do it for free and not be upset about it. So, I am going to share my dream with you.....

My God-given dream is to start a catering/event planning business. I LOVE cooking and planning parties and wish I had more time to do this. One thing I know I want to do when God lets me do this is to have some kind of Scripture of Christian quote to go along with the theme of the event and to tie it into the party favors. I did this at my graduation party and I loved it. So, besides being a wife and a mother (DESPERATELY WANT THIS TOO) that is my dream.

So...What is your dream?????