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Called to greatness... at an inconvenient time.

Have you ever been called by God to do something at in inconvenient time? I have... and I think it's time I admit a few things to you...

It's been laid on my heart lately to help others, in any way possible. The problem with that is, I make excuses to not answer these calls from God. Maybe one of my furry friends needs to go to the vet that Saturday and that means I am going to miss volunteering, or maybe I have a ton of housework to do at home, or maybe I just want to veg out and binge watch a favorite on netflix... do you feel me?

Can I just, for one minute, be completely transparent with you? When God calls me to do things, at an inconvenient time, sometimes I get annoyed and completely miss that God is calling me to do His work. In life, its easy to miss your calling when it means... stopping your work to pray for someone, or helping a friend out, after work, when you've already showered, put on your pj's, and just sat down to eat dinner. Or maybe it's even doi…
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Shedding Old Skin

I had just finished my lunch break and was walking back inside as I passed a tree... a few actually... bare, brittle, no leaves, no color, just lifeless. And a thought occurred to me (as they always do)... Maybe it is necessary to shed old skin to become new continuously, just  like nature does. 
I'm the first to admit that I have many new leaves I could embrace. There are things I could do to:  - be a better wife - be a better friend - be a better daughter - be a better follower of Christ - be a healthier and happier me
But why is it so easy and convenient to put these efforts on hold? Is it so hard to shed old skin to become new?
I've been doing a challenge where I'm reading my Bible everyday. It has been challenging. Some books aren't as interesting to me, but they are important to me. Those books are my history and it's important to know where you came from to know where you are going. And this is where I turn over a new leaf... In the Bible, there are many times that …

Fashionably Late and He's Right on Time

A flushed sensation ran through my body... my soul alive with fire (the good kind of fire). A fire that ignites you. A fire that exclaims to you "I don't want to be quiet, I don't want to stand still, and I want to scream from the top of a mountain!" I felt the hair on my arm rise, my body baking in this fever of some sort. My mind didn't even have to think, the words just poured from my lips. Things that I know to be true, but I wasn't speaking them. And then... I submitted to this overwhelming sensation to cry because I knew it finally happened... I wanted to cry because I wanted so desperately to get the words back that He uttered through my lips. I wanted Him to talk to me like He was able to talk to my friend. I wanted God's words cascading into my ears. As I was speaking, I couldn't even believe the things that were coming out of my mouth and how easy they just seeped through my lips. The words were so light and so encouraging... Encouragement I…

Inner Beauty is it's Own Kind of Beauty

I have a confession to make - I haven't felt like myself lately. I tallied it up to saying that I was just exhausted because of my job in retail, but I'm starting to think that is just an excuse. I decided to look to see where I'm spending most of my time and I think I've found the problem. My time feels so limited when I'm not at work, but what is really true is that I don't spend my time doing anything worthwhile. I spend time on facebook, instagram, shopping for clothes, or things for the house, decorating the house or just being lazy. The time I've been spending with God has not been sufficient in my life. I wonder why I don't feel like myself, but I don't even know who I am at the moment. How can I know who I am... how can I possibly know who I am if I'm missing the biggest piece of my life?

When I think about the things that have consumed me such as gossip, anger, impatience, hostility, I start to cringe, because that's not anything of …

Big Girls Don't Cry... But Sometimes They Do.

A few of my close friends and I have started a Bible study and it was much needed. We started it last year when we all agreed that we were missing something in life. We ended up taking a break over the summer, but just recently we picked it back up and started doing a study called "one thousand gifts" by Ann Voskamp. (I would definitely recommend it as a study!) So tonight was our designated meeting time for our study and it really opened my eyes to a situation that happened just last night and I thought I would share with you.

So over the last few days, I've been working some long hours at work. We have an event slowly approaching and I've been doing my best to plan accordingly, make fliers, and still do my every day job. On top of that, Justin and I have been working really hard to make our house a home, keep it clean, and do normal house chores. But on top of that, I've been coming home from these long hours at work and cooking meals for us to eat the next day…

List of Love (1 year of experience)

Over the last few days I can’t help but realize that Justin and I are approaching our one year wedding anniversary! I can’t believe that we have been married for one whole year. I feel like it just happened yesterday. But I can’t help but think about all the things I have learned in this year of marriage and I thought I would share…
Marriage is not easy – it takes a lot of work. Justin and I dated for almost six years before we got married, so we knew each other, but we had never lived with each other. I like organization, coming home to a clean house, and if it’s not clean, it has to be clean before I can relax. Justin, however, has an organized mess way of thinking. He likes to lay everything out so he can see it and know where it is. Which leads me to the next thing I learned…
Compromise. My mother always told me to pick my fights, because you can’t fight about everything or you will never be happy. It’s true. So maybe I don’t like the mess, but I also don’t like to fight. It’s serio…

What's the plan?

I'm such a control freak in my life and I LOVE To have a plan (ask any of my friends). I love to have a  plan for anything and everything that's going on in my life. I love to have notes from past plans, and I love to have notes for future plans. It's what keeps my life organized and efficient. With that being said... life doesn't work that way (Wahhh).

Sometimes life throws things at you that you aren't ready for. Sometimes things happen to us that are beyond our control. They are things that no matter what we do, it's not going to change the situation. These things can be negative, they can be heartbreaking, they can be serious, or even petty minor things. But at the end of the day - it affects you.

There's a Bible verse, and I'll post it below, but it talks about the struggles we go through, and how our struggles only make us stronger. This is important for us to remember because God DOES NOT put us through things, so he can watch us suffer. He put…