Thursday, February 25, 2010


So this month at youth group we are doing a video series by David Nasser (you should check him out hes awesome) called Why Jesus?! and last night i learned something so totally cool and new to me..
Did you know that Jesus fulfilled over 330 prophecies?! The chances of that happening is even less likely then if you lined up quarters knee deep across the state of Texas and put a mark on just one coin. Then blindfolded someone and told them to pick out the one with the mark on it. That's so awesome! There is no disputing that Jesus is the Messiah!

Then it got me thinking... how cool it is to have a God that proves himself to us even though he doesn't have to. To serve a God that knows we are a people who like facts and answers. I can't wait to watch as he continues to fulfill what is yet to come... and to know that heaven will be all that he said and more!

Monday, February 22, 2010

i guess i am crazy!

If its crazy to get married at the age of 19.....
If its crazy to buy a house at the age of 19.....

If its crazy to work with teens....

If its crazy to have a baby at 21

If its crazy to still be nursing at six months....

If its crazy to be a stay at home mom....
Then i guess i am CRAZY and loving every minute of it!!!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Day

I am one of those people that think valentines day is great. Not that i need another reason to spoil carlos and tell him how much i love him but, i just love the funness of a day just dedicated to loving on spouse. Usually i go all out with candy and all kinds of fun treats sometimes concert tickets and fun stuff like that. However, this year was different. My mom and i recently came across one of the greatest books i have ever read. Created to be his help meet by Debi Pearl. Though i think most would consider it a little over the top it was like God was so clearly speaking to me like i had never felt before. The words in that book spoke to my heart and shook me to the core. I realized something... I am not only selfish but i have not been doing what the lord has asked of me.
So for Valentines Day I am giving Carlos the gift i know far out weighs any other gift i could give him. Here are the words of the lord that i am going to be now making my life goal...

... then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home to be kind and to be suject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:4-5

I am sad to say i have not made the first 2.5 years of marriage very easy for my man and I certianly haven't obeyed the word but now with the help of God that is all about to change!

The very heart of reverence is extreme appreciation and profound thankfulness that this man, just as his is, has chosen to love me, just as i am! Elisabeth Elliot

Monday, February 8, 2010

Are you humble?

While reading James yesterday morning, my mind stuck on this verse. Humble yoursevles before the lord and he will lift you up! James 4:10. I asked the lord do i really know what it means to be humble and am i really humble? Some of the definitions i found were meekness and modesty, Someone who does not boast, someone who is not self seeking. That last definition really hit me hard.... I am unfortunatly a little too self seeking. How often do i try to find ways to get ahead, find ways to relax instead of taking time with the lord and with the ministry the lord gave me. I am so quick to put myself first. Thus seeking myself first. I am sooo not humble... and i was suprised to find this out i never thought of myself as an unhumble person... So ask the lord...
Am I humble?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Know God Know Peace

... so very true... as i sit here contemplateing all theese many things i have on my mind i realize my anxiety is slowly creeping up on me and reminding me how overwhelmed i am feeling. Then God lightly taps me on the shoulder and reminds me, Child if you would just spend but a little time with me i would show you peace you can not fathom.

Now as i sat here thinking of an excuse i could use to get out of shoveling the drive way (because poor carlos had to be at work at 4 am to plow) i heard a sound that sounded like a shovel scraping the drive way i thought it must be the neighbors or my imagination... nope how lovely my most amazing father had driven over here to shovel our drive way... wow good thing i am not spoiled. lol!