Monday, November 10, 2008

Just an update

I'm sorry to say that it has been weeks since my last blog. Life has been pretty insane since I last wrote. I spent three weeks in Italy and now life has finally settled down a bit. I just got a new job at a nanny agency which I'm overjoyed about. I look forward to working with a family soon, but for now I will be doing some temp work. However, I'm starting to wonder if the south or west coast is calling my name. Last night the temp dropped to 19 degrees!!! I'm definitely not ready for the winter weather. I don't have much time now to write more, but I will definitely make sure to write again soon!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Life has it's ups and downs......

...... sometimes it feels like it's just downs. I left for Annual Training with the Army National Guard in August and got back home the first week of September. I did some really amazing things while I was there. We were able to commit a lot of time to training and we also assisted at the Republican National Convention. Coming from such a high point back to normal civilian life didn't go so well with me. I went back to my apartment, back to my civilian job (starbucks), and back to the "same old same old". Over the past two weeks I've had this feeling that I'm not doing anything with my life and that I just had to run from the reality here because it seemed so boring....... Today I came to a different realization though. I finally prayed about my whole situation and God answered me very clearly. I have been so lazy with my personal time with the Lord I'm sad to say. I was able to understand that no matter what situation I'm in, God has made me in His image and I'm here to do His will that He already has planned for me. This life is not about what I want or what I do or do not think is fufilling...... Thru Him EVERYTHING is fufilling! What an amazing realization!!! God is good!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I gave in......

Well, this would be a first for me. I've been convinced that blogging is pretty awesome so I've decided to take it on! I'm going to do my best to post a couple times a week, but can't promise anything.......

We were put on this earth to do one specific thing only. To bring glory to God.To bring glory to God.Makes you think some I bet ..... This seems like it might be a simple task but it defnintely is not. I know I have days where I wake up and my thoughts automatically go to a negative side. for those of you who don't know I'm a barista at Starbucks, therefore I wake up at 4am to get to work on time. I seem to start to think it's gonna be a bad day cause of how early it is, how the customers will be, how looong my shift will turn out to be..... the list goes on. I know that this does not bring glory to God. Even though those days come, they also go by and I make it through them ...... and I always find myself thinking of Romans 8:28 which reads:"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."I believe that the Bible is a book of truth, which means I have to believe that this is true AND that God really does do everything for the best in my life and others. This is what keeps me going through life. Even though bringing glory to God can be a hard thing, it is something that is well worth it to accomplish. He deserves more than we can offer, but we can live our lives for Him and find love in Him as well. Makes life worth it right? I think so.