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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Revelations & Rambles

These past few months have been crazy for my little family; I feel like I just got off a roller coaster. Things are finally feeling settled and I got a bug to start blogging again. Especially since I can not wait to share all of Garrett's upcoming b-day party pics, it's gonna be a blow out :)

God has been revealing many things to me through my daily prayer life, church & my MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group. God has been answering my prayers quickly as of late it seems. Which for an impatient person like me is fantastic. Some answers are no, some are yes, and some are filled with being content.
Contentment, hmm what's that? Anyone who knows me, knows I am rarely content for long. Praise God, I am now (at least for the time being)! I have been praying more thoughtfully and specifically over the last few months & boy was that the key. God is always teaching us, and for me, He has been teaching me what is really important for me & my family and His will for us. I am coming to realize (this is hard for me) that it is not fair to me, to compare myself to others; I just get hurt. I need to want what God wants for me & not what he wants for others. Not to mention the fact that most people aren't trying to live a Christ like life, so why would I want that, right?!!!

So, back to more & exciting revelations. I was just praying last night that God would reveal to me what the next phase in my life would be, whether I go back for my Masters, get a job, or ??? So, this morning I had a steering team meeting with my MOPS group. (let me backtrack)I joined the group for the 2nd half of the year 2 years ago. At the end of that year I was asked to be a Discussion Group Leader and lead a table for the following year (this year-we coincide w/ the school year). I was very flatter and excited, I had only been there a few months and wasn't super involved because Garrett was so young.
Well, at the meeting this morning I was asked to be the Creative Director & Social Coordinator. They usually give these positions to 2 different people, but thought I would be great for both & would give me a team to delegate to. Of course I said yes & am super excited! God answered my prayer in less than 24 hours on this one :) This will keep me busy throughout the summer and for the upcoming year. I feel so blessed to have these women in my life. For the first time in my life I feel truly accepted, loved, not judged, and understood by these women. It is a wonderful feeling and something I have been praying for for nearly 25 years.
Praise God, He is good!


  1. I am glad to see you are using your blog again. It is a wonderful practice to put your thoughts and wishes out into the universe - I strongly believe that it is therapeutic (sp?) in a sense, and when you put yourself out there, some great things can come back to you.
    I really appreciate what you said about not comparing yourself to others. God makes us all unique, and beautiful, and gives us special gifts, but it's up to use to recognize those things within ourselves. I've always hoped that people will like me for me, but if they don't, I have realized that it is their issue, not mine. I am glad you see that too. It's freeing in a sense.
    And as far as you realizing that God wants for you different than he wants for someone else - I guess we all have a little struggle with that from time to time. I know we sure did a couple years ago, with Solon's job, the miscarriage, deaths of family members all at the same time - it seemed that everything we wanted was so far out of reach, and then one day, when God was ready to provide, things just started to fall into place.
    I am really glad you have found a connection with your MOPS group. I know that is something you have been searching for, and you will be great as the Creative Director and Social Coordinator. Those women are lucky to have you! I can't wait to hear about your experiences in this new role!

  2. Girlfriend, what an awesome opportunity! You are a perfect fit for Social & Creative Director. I'm so happy for you. I, too, am blessed by your coming into God's will for yourself. There is something so wonderful about watching God's faithfulness in the ones you love.

    Also, I'm glad you're blogging again. I like reading your thoughts.