Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's not's me!

I love reading blogs on Blogger! I truly do. I also love doing things that are "post worthy" and trying to be witty. Unfortunately I'm finding myself not making time to post. So, I'm having a great Saturday at home, which is new, so I thought I'd post.

Now, don't get me wrong, I really don't have anything that is really interesting to post, just an update to feed my narcissism I guess! haha

I probably should be exercising, or like, doing laundry, but...oh well. Life is short and sometimes its nice to do something that makes you feel good. (Not at the expense of others, I do not condone that!)

Some things I recommend you check out:

Mark Driscoll, Preacher at Mars Hill Church in Seattle (great teacher, shoots from the hip, but always the hip of The Word!)

Sugar Pie Farmhouse (Oh my goodness...this blog makes me feel warm, fuzzy and feminine every time I read it!)

Life in Rehab (this gal cracks me up and is so creative)

Churches Helping Churches 

Please pray for the people of Japan that they would find comfort and that the individuals working on the reactor would be given wisdom and guidance.

That is all for now, thank you.
Much love,

Monday, February 14, 2011


Friday we had a chicken tragedy. :-( My dachshund somehow figured out how to dig out and pull the chicken wire open and we had 2 of our four chickens were terminally injured. Unfortunately he didn't finish the job, so my husband had to. We are pretty much city folk so this was a pretty hard for everyone. Especially my ten year old son who saw the state of the two birds, who were named 'Caramel' and 'Snowflake'.

I have to remind them that some dogs are instinctual hunters and they cannot help themselves. I think we're all doing a little better today, but it's still a pretty tender subject.

On a happier note, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Unfortunately for me, I have come down with a flu or something, my ears are plugged, my glands are swollen, my throat is raw. I'm a hot mess! There goes a romantic evening with my hubby. Instead I'm hoping to have a date with my doctor today.

I hope everyone has a lovely Valentines Day and is able to spend it with someone they love. Remember to tell people you love them EVERY DAY! You can never have too many 'I love you's' (grammar?)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lesson in humility

I am a firm believer that God's hand is at work in everything. EVERYTHING!

These past few weeks have been extremely challenging for me at work. I have been at this facility for 4 months and have submitted my resignation. This was a very tough decision to make because I have never in my professional life put so little time into a company, but this particular culture just wasn't right for me.

Things are hectic, one of my key staff members was let go without my involvement and another key staff member is like days away from giving birth to her second child. So, there's a lot to balance, which means stress. I'll spare you the mundane details, but I was trying to close the month of December this past week. Friday comes up and I have a report to audit and balance. I start at 5 I haven't balanced and I'm starting to get upset about it. I try different methods, I re-look and re-look at all the details I know to evaluate and I'm not getting it. I work in a financial aspect of business and balancing is pretty much the nuts and bolts of what I do. By 8pm I was tearing up a little bit. I found my mind reaching out for something...some worldly crutch. "I need a drink", "I need a cigarette" (I quit 1 year ago this week!) "I need some chocolate".

Then it hit me like a ton of bricks...I don't need any of those things. I need Jesus! At that moment I stopped everything and closed my eyes and prayed,  nothing beautiful or specific, just "Jesus help me, help me, help me". I began crying. I ended up having to close the month out of balance because it had to be closed by Friday night, no exceptions. I have never done this and left feeling like a complete failure.

I went home at 9pm I went and had a bloody mary with my husband and some guacamole and chips, which hit the spot. The next morning I woke up I felt completely relieved. God conveyed to my heart that it was my pride that was keeping me at work that many hours, my pride that was torturing me all week. Because, Jesus is my number one boss and sometimes I will be wrong and I do not know everything I think I may know and I am not perfect. But He loves me! No matter what, He loves me and embraces me, even when the world doesn't, even when I do wrong or fall short. I don't need to reach for anything other than Him for comfort.

I hope for everyone around me to feel this type of love down to their marrow. God is so good and He truly does make all things work together for my good.

Wishing you a great week!
Much love,

Nuggets of Joy