Tuesday, September 28, 2010

God is really really good.

For as terrible as a weekend I've had, I'm feeling so blessed and encouraged this morning.  :)
My sister basically disowned me and is in a severely emotionally abusive relationship with her boyfriend.  Apparently, they are engaged, which I found out from a friend because Anna blocked me from her facebook page.  I'm 13 hours away from home and feel hopeless in the situation.   When I went to call my mom to get clarification about this new piece of information, I found out that my phone has been shut off because the guy my sister is apparently engaged to racked our phone bill up to $1000!(Yes, he's on our plan. Why? because my sister threatened to kill herself if she didn't have a way to talk to him.) And I'm waiting to hear back from interviews about potential jobs.  Now, they have no way to get a hold of me and I have no way to get a hold of anyone at home because we don't have a land line anymore and my sister blocked me from her facebook and doesn't check her e-mail.  It's just a mess. On top of all of this, I've been extremely emotional lately, so my poor roommates have to deal with me crying pretty much all the time, lol. AND I developed a cold pretty much over night, so I'm all stuffed up and have a sore throat.
Even though this is a mess of a situation and I've felt completely hopeless, I will not let the enemy defeat me. I know that the Lord has this situation in His hands and He knows what He is doing.  I'm so thankful for the people in my life who are helping me to be strong in this situation. I had a wonderful time with the Lord this morning reading about His promises to keep me and strengthen me in His love.  And all of the blogs that I'm subscribed to posted encouraging words and scriptures about the same thing. :) God really knows what He's doing.  I'm so thankful to have Him to lean on through the trials.  I pray that Anna will eventually realize the same thing and that he eyes will be open to what real love is. 
Now I have to write a paper for my class tonight... It's extremely hard to be motivated when you only have the class one night a week.  I still need to get in the swing of things with this whole grad school situation. It's a good thing and I'm so happy to be where I am. 

Monday, September 20, 2010


I recently stumbled upon this beautiful post. (twirl)
First of all, I love when I find Christian bloggers, especially those that post beautiful tutorials as well as beautiful  things the Lord is doing in their lives.
You must go read this post, it is absolutely beautiful(I know I've used that word a lot this post. Lol.)  Maybe I just really needed to hear it tonight, but it's really good.
When I was finished reading and had wiped the few tears away that had escaped, I suddenly felt inspired to pray for my future children.  I've always focused on praying for my future husband and even have a journal dedicated to him. But I hadn't ever thought to pray for my children (how terrible).  I ran back to my room to get my "Someday book"  It's a book that I made to paste pictures of wedding ideas and ideas that I'd like for my  home someday. :)

So, I decided to make a page for my future children and the things that I want for them.  I wrote the verse that this woman uses, Zeph 3:17.  I'm going to print out the post and paste it in the book next to what I already have written. 
As I was looking through other things in my book, I had this revelation:  I spend all this time planning out my future, from big ideas to the tiniest details.  The Lord knows my heart and my desires and while I have all of these plans for what I want my house to be like or what flowers I want at my wedding, He knows what I need and has my whole little world in His hands. :)  I left the front page open when I started the book and I think I'm going to write a prayer dedicating the book, my hopes and dreams,and all of my somedays to the Lord. He's the one that's holding them all anyways :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sleeping in.

It's saturday and I slept in til NOON. ( Maybe it's because I didn't go to bed until 4 AM.)  I don't know about you, but I hate sleeping in..  I just don't like sleeping the day away.  And we had a long list of things to do.
We are still working on getting our apartment finished up, which means more trips to wal mart and the fabric store:)  I'm not complaining, I love that place!  Photos to come of our sweet buys and our finished products.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

feeling crafty.

It's late and I'm not feeling very creative, but I really want to start blogging ever day.  Even if it's boring. Lol.
I had a forty5 set this after noon(the forty5 is 45 hours of continuous prayer and worship that my church does one weekend a month.  I love just being in the presence of the Lord, singing and playing for His glory. I had a good time with Him:)
I've really been reflecting on His love for me.  What an amazing love it is!
After my set I went running around Springfield trying to find a backing for my Duvet cover that I'm making. I found this duvet cover at urban outfitters and fell IN LOVE
Due to the price and some bad reviews on the quality of this piece, I decided against it.  I just couldn't get this vision out of my mind and tried to brainstorm on how in the world I could accomplish this look.
I found this fantastic store called H&M fabrics. Oh my word.  I about passed out when I walked in there.  It was like I was in the stores they go to on HGTV or Project runway.  There are bins upon bins of bolts of fabric  and everything is under $8 a yard! I was in heaven!  I found this amazing fabric and although it's not quite as ruffly as the urban outfitters duvet, it still has the ruffly girly feel and is totally me. :) (and was definitely more affordable)
 Here is the finished product....
(I'll have to post better pictures later.) 
I have some of the fabric left over to make a couple pillow cases.  I can't wait to post pictures of my room once it's finally complete! :)  It's starting to come together and I'm pleasantly pleased with the outcome so far.  I'm going for a vintage look, we'll see if I can accomplish it.
Well, it's 3AM and my brand new bed spread is calling my name :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's been awhile...

Wow... It has been a long time since I've posted on here.  I definitely miss it and I'm always thinking about what my next blog post will be about, I just never take the time to make it happen.  Last Friday was my last day to work at the bookstore.  It was just a temporary job, but I miss it... I like seeing everyone and having visitors come in while they are on break from class.  It's alright though, I know the Lord has something else for me... I've just got to find it.  I don't even know where to start looking for a job.  It's definitely a process. 
This weekend, as much as I wanted to make the thirteen hour drive home to the Canfield fair, I decided against it and went on a camping trip with Lauren and Amy, my roommates, and some families from Lauren's church.  Oh my, are there some stories to share.....
You should check out our blog that we just started   http://positivelyphototactic.blogspot.com/
We will be posting the funny things that happen in the apartment some projects that we are working on, and other random things that we find interesting :)  It's going to be a good time.  We will definitely be posting about our camping experience.  You should totally follow us:)
Well, both of the roommates are at work and our apartment looks like a mess from all of our camping stuff, so I better get up and movin...

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