Tuesday, April 29, 2008

He always knows...

"It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone's life is in his power."
Job 12:10

I stumbled across this at the perfect moment this morning. Thank you God... you always know exactly what I need to hear.

I feel out of touch, out of synch, out of control. You know my struggles and you know the intentions and desires of my heart. Thank you for reminding me that you are in control. I love you lord, please show me where you want me and what you want me to do.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Yikes getting closer to 30!

I'm 29 today... thank you to everyone at crew for making be feel special last night... I think I'll have peanut M&M's for lunch today :)
Happy 10th to Iris and Lily too!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Psalm 36

An oracle is within my heart
concerning the sinfulness of the wicked.
There is no fear of God
before his eyes.
For in his own eyes he flatters himself
too much to detect or hate his sin.
The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful;
he has ceased to be wise and to do good.
Even on his bed he plots evil;
he commits himself to a sinful course
and does not reject what is wrong.

Your love O Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
O Lord, you preserve both man and beast.
Owo priceless is your unfailing love!
Both high and low among men
find refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.

Continue your love to those who know you,
your righteousness to the upright in heart.
May the foot of the proud not come against me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
See how evildoers lie fallen -
thrown down, not able to rise!

Sometimes I get trapped in a cycle of doing things MY way and forget to let God take charge! How encouraging to be remiinded that God is always there... he loves us unconditionally and as soon as we put things back in his hands he frees us from bondage, gives us peace, and gives us life! He's a lot closer that we can think or feel sometimes, he is ALWAYS right next to us!
If you're worried or stressed... give it to God!
If you've fallen... let him help you up!
He'll never leave you lying there... all you gotta do is ask!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Finally Home???

This past month has been ridiculous... after 3 trips and being gone 17 out of 27 days... I feel like a flight attendant again... except when I was a flight attendant I had a lot more time at home!
Now I am overwhelmed with all the catching up I have to do...

Jobs... Modle home starting tomorrow!
I sitll have to buy supplies and come up with sketches!
Samples Samples Samples!
Phone calls...
Yikes! I have put so much off for so long!
the Yard is a mess!
Attendance... I am way behind!
Pay Bills
Balance the check Book
Gorcery Shop
I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

God help me to be productive and organize my time, help me not to get too stressed. AMEN!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Crying Cat

I got home from the grocery store and emptied a bag of individually wrapped peppermint life-savers into the candy dish.
It kinda smelled strong because it was a fresh bag of strong mints... for whatever reason it attracted Iris. So I saw her hop up there... but didn't care because everything was wrapped anyways.
After I put all the groceries away, individually wrapped chicken breasts for the freezer, and made a phone call I went to check on her.
She was still standing next to the candy bowl smelling the mints! Crazy cat... then I saw a drop on the surface next to the bowl... when she looked up at me, her eyes were soaking and dripping... I don't know why I am sharing this... It made me laugh...
Anyways she was so curious about the mint smell... but I think it was so strong (Like an onion) it was making her cry but she didn't want to walk away.
Crazy Cat

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Prayers and Health Awareness...

I don't know about everyone else lately... but it seems as though lately almost everyday I am hearing about another person suffering... Pancreatic cancer, brain tumors, broken bones, lung cancer, ovarian sists (my 15 yr old cousin), surgeries, loss... it just seems like something else everyday... so as my prayer list keeps growing, please let me know if there is someone heavy on your heart that I can include.
On that same note... I thought I'd share some health related thoughts... about 7-8 years ago I became aware of the world of natural health... It's interesting really it's something that you really have to pursue yourself... it's not really a first resort for most (almost all doctors)... they like the kick-backs from the drug companies (imo).
One thing I really got to thinking about over this past week of so is how there seems to be so much bad news lately and wondering how much that realtes to the change in culture and diet over the past 60 years... here are some of my thoughts... I am not a doctor... so don't sue me....
Anyway... here goes... in the 50's or so... people did not expose themselves to nearly as many chemicals as they have progressively over the past 60 years or so...
nutra sweer, aspertame (diet coke), hair dye ( a correlation has been found with hair dye and ovarian cancer), cleaning solvents and fertilizers (correlations have been found with pancreatic cancer)... our grandma's used vinegar to wash their floors, fake hormones... I am very passionate about this one... in the 60's when birth control hit big everyone started taking it... notice a correlation with the women of that generation and breast cancer cases?.. research has been done on this one... this is not just my opinion...!, take a look at the next packaged snack you eat... red dye 40... found in doritos twizzlers etc. has been found to have a correlation with ADD... yikes!, some even say that when drinking bottled water you ingest small amounts of petroleum... not good!
I know that this stuff can make me sound a bit paranoyed... but I really do think we need to be more aware of the chemicals we expose ourselves to... anything that touches your skin goes into your bloodstream... and the food we eat is something to watch too! The sad thing is even most of our vgetables have been sprayed with some sort of pesticide.
I know it's tough because it's everywhere... but we need to be more aware... there are always alternative options... I feel like we need to get back to the basics! Maybe making healthier decisions and raising awareness will help us to hear a lot less bad news!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Weigh in... healty habit or unhealthy obsession?

I have never bought a scale, never intended to. But, I have to admit... when go to someone elses house and there's a scale in the bathroom, I usually hop on. I mean it's right there staring you in the face when you're sitting on the toilet. I always try to be quiet though... Since I never had one, I didn't know if there was some kind of scale etiquette where you're not supposed to use other people's scales? So I try not to make any noise. Pretty silly I guess
Anyways... since I've been here at my mom's, the bathroom I have been showering in happens to be the one with the scale... so I have been guilt free weighing myself everyday.... The direct result is no guilt free cookies and chocolate. Which is probably a good thing!
My intention before coming was... eat healthy and work out every day! Well, the day I came I went to this GREAT store called Sprouts... probably my FAVORITE grocery store! And bought a TON of produce! Maybe a little less than 2000lbs, but you get the picture... and a small container of "brownie bites" I couldn't help myself! And we have been eating very healthy.. I get up and do the work out on the ball and do a swim in the afternoon.
Every time I hop on that scale it says the same thing... so I start making excuses... well, my clothes have got to weigh 7-8 pounds... really more like 1.5-2 or if I don't have clothes on it's like "well i've had like 2 cups of coffee... that's GOTTA weigh like 6 pounds".
Okay.. so I see how having a scale could be a good tool to keeping you in line... but I can also see how it can become an unhealthy obsession... what do you think?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Not much here... What's new?

Not too much has been going on around here with me. Still in Arizona, I go home on Saturday. We've just been establishing a routine... since we've been down here we've had 2 outings. Church on Sunday, it was very nice.. also easy. No steps, really no ramps.. pretty much straight in. Saturday and Monday we hung around... it's been sunny up to today, the cooler weather feels nice for a change. Yesterday morning I organized new Kustom Kate pics so we (Mike) can update my website, then we did our second outing, lunch, and did a dry run to see where the doc's office is. This morning I did some yard work... that's pretty much it. It's nice to have a slower pace for a week. I miss Mike... hopefully I'll have some work to come home to too!
I really haven't watched much news, I may need to do that this afternoon, I am dying to know what's going on in the world. Anything interesting in oh say the last 6 days or so??

Saturday, April 5, 2008


It's been a common theme lately... With Easter having recently passed, maybe that was the start of it all. I find it exciting to see time and time again in scripture how God makes himself known by the fulfillment of prophesy. So many of the events in Jesus' life were foretold exactly (from his birth to his death and resurrection)... not just a couple months ahead of time.. but hundreds and even a couple thousand years in advance. Wow.. Amazing!
Then the other day on my flight to Denver, I started reading kind-of in the middle of Revelation (I don't know why...) Anyway I got to thinking again about Prophesy... and how God keeps his promises. And I thought... maybe a lot more information about world events have been alluded to or prophesied in scripure than we even know. Infact, I trust that everything important that we need to know about past present and future has been provided for us by God. Wow, he loves us so much that he wants us to know what is going on so that we won't miss out on what he has prepared for us!
Well last night when we got to Arizona, my mom and I were watching a video that she has. It was very informative, it also pointed out that no other god of any other world religion has prepared or fulfilled any prophesy but the God and father of Jesus Christ. (The God of the Holy Bible) Think about it, it's true!

After reading a bit in Revelation on that plane ride, I went to the beginning...

"Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophesy and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it because the time is near." Rev 1:3

Maybe a bit harsh, just some thoughts. I'm just saying God doesn't lie, God doesn't break promises. Everyone is invited to be part of the promise, do you accept his promise?