Archive | October, 2014

A Passion and A Pantry

7 Oct

It has been almost a month since I’ve blogged. I could very easily use the excuse that I’ve been busy and that life just gets in the way sometimes (which I have and it does), but that wouldn’t be the whole truth. The truth is that I have had so many thoughts bouncing around in my head that I really don’t know where to start. Ever have that feeling? It can be really overwhelming at times.

I’ve learned a lot about myself in the last month. You may think, “how much could you really learn about yourself in just one month?!” But, nevertheless (I love that word!) it has been a lot. Over the last month, I’ve learned that sometimes good intentions aren’t always received the way that they’re intended, I’ve learned that even if you don’t want to, letting go might just be the best option, and that when you love someone or something that love can grow when you least expect it.

There are several different directions my thoughts lead me on these subjects. However, my heart is lead to my love that has grown over the last month…well really, the last two weeks.

A few weekends ago my mom blessed me with a new CD. You see, music means more to me than what most people would probably consider “normal.” It has always been a passion of mine and something I’ve learned that I truly cannot live without. Yeah, it’s that powerful. Anyway, this CD I was gifted…it was “Majestic” by Kari Jobe. If you’ve never hear her lead worship or sing for that matter stop reading this immediately and go listen to one of her songs. I’m serious. Right now, go listen!!!

If you’re reading this that means that your ears have heard the beautiful voice that is Kari Jobe. So, back to what I was saying…at first, I was just pretty nonchalant (another cool word, woo!) about the CD. There was one song on there that I’d heard before at church, the others were all new to me. But over the next couple of weeks each song began to mean more and more to me, and each week I had a new favorite. It is a real treat when you find a CD like that and even more so when someone you love blesses you with it. So over the last couple of weeks if you’ve seen me driving and my hands are all up in the air don’t worry, nothing is wrong, I’m just having a praise and worship session in my car!

So recently I’ve been battling with myself internally about being involved in a ministry at church. It was one of those things where I knew that it was something I loved and had absolutely no legitimate reason as to why I should not be involved, however, I was still holding back. After praying and being encouraged I finally got over myself and joined. Since joining the worship team, I have discovered even more that I truly love to worship my Savior. It brings peace and joy to my heart and I could not be more thankful that God is allowing me…selfish, imperfect, broken me to help in leading people into His presence at church. I am honored and beyond undeserving. I could literally just cry because He knows my heart and STILL loves me and allows me to be involved in this ministry. I’m just speechless.

It’s funny how God can turn receiving a CD into something so magnificent.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” Ephesians 3:20

Here's the CD I'm referring to...go buy this...right now!

Here’s the CD I’m referring to…go buy this…right now!

And on to my second point…you know about loving someone and it growing when you least expect it? Yes, I know this blog is really long, but it’s worth the read, I promise! I have to take this time to say how I am just blessed with the most wonderful husband. This last Saturday the weather was perfect. LIke it was literally the perfect fall day!! I mean, if the season could be defined in just one day this would be it…okay you get the point! Anyway, if you know my husband at all you know that saying he loves to fish would be the biggest understatement ever. But on this beautiful day, instead of getting up early as the sun rises over the lake, he stayed home with me. He devoted his entire day off to building me a pantry; something that I’ve been wanting since we got married and moved in our house. Something that we both knew would take all day. We spent the entire Saturday together. I worked around the house and he built me a pantry. To some that may seem like no big deal, but to me it meant the world. And you see he does things like this all the time…not the pantry building, I promise I don’t have like 10 pantries in my house…but the whole being selfless thing! That is just who he is though; selfless, kind, loving, generous, and humble. Yes I am a little bit biased, but who cares, it’s the truth! I consider it a great honor to be married to such a wonderful man; and a privilege to be called his wife.

Truth! So blessed. :)

Truth! So blessed. 🙂

Okay, I’m sure you’re thinking, “enough with all this mushy stuff!” So I’ll stop here. You know, my life is far from perfect, but I am a firm believer that there is always, always, ALWAYS something to be thankful for. Cause no matter what, in the good times and the bad, God is always good, ALWAYS.

 

Our weekend in a nutshell. :)

Our weekend in a nutshell. 🙂

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