Tuesday, September 28, 2010

That Hurt!

Yesterday morning at work, I received a phone call from someone who I considered to be a friend. She was upset that her check had been deposited in the bank. I told her that I was never told that she needed the check to be held for a few days. Her boyfriend, who I also considered a friend, insisted to her that he told me. I can remember the conversation "to a tea", and I am positive that he didn't tell me that. I was extremely hurt by the whole thing. As the day progressed, I found myself getting more and more angry at them both. And yet.....that voice that I know to be the Lord's kept saying "FORGIVE THEM!!" 

Matthew 6:14-15 says “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

It was a tough thing to get through, but with God's help, I have forgiven them, and I pray that God will give me the right words to say should I run into them in the near future.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Footprints in the Sand

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9

Last night I had a dream. I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonged to me, the other to the Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that at many times along the path of my life, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it. “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you, You’d walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of suffering, when you could see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Well, today I completed the study material for my licensing exam to become an insurance agent. I passed all the "pre exams" as well. I hope that I do as well on the REAL exam in a few weeks. The past month or two, I have been doing a lot of reading. I can't say truthfully that it is interesting. It's NOT!!! I found myself feeling very nervous. How can you retain information that you are bored with? I was worried about failing this test and letting everyone at work down.

I was reminded of Philippians 4:6 - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

So, that's what I intend to do in the days leading up to the actual exam. I will pray! I will not be worried about it and I am believing that I will pass this test on the first try! Amen!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

15 Years!

“I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.” Unknown Author

On this day, 15 years ago, I was preparing to walk down the aisle and marry my best friend! I am more in love with him now than ever and I am looking forward to the rest of our lives together! I love you Travis!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Homemade Breakfast Scramble

Ok, so any of you that know me also know that I am NOT the best cook in the world!!  Every now and then though I surprise myself and actually make something worth eating!! Last night, I told my husband that omlettes sounded really good for dinner. (He makes really good omlettes....I don't) He said "Oh, they do, but I won't be home to make them for you. Then he said as he walked out the door, "Be sure to save some dinner for me."  So, I decided that I would attempt a Skillet Scramble. I cut up some onions, green peppers, garlic, and mushrooms and sauteed them in butter, then added some hashbrowns and then mixed in some eggs and some bacon I fried up when the potatoes were cooked through. It looked and smelled SO good. I had to take a picture!

Travis did get to have some of this for lunch today, but we had to make more. There was about a half a cup left after we ate. I got an email from him today saying that it was awesome!!! That doesn't happen very often in my house, so I have to brag about it when it does!!