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Our God is awesome God. :)

Lately, I have had one line stuck in my head.

“I am the Lord, YOUR God.”

A few weeks ago in church, the pastor spoke of the importance in that statement. I had never focused on that much but just the thought of it now brings my heart so much joy. That is how personal God is with each and everyone of us. He isn’t just a king that sits on a throne overseeing all the people. We are on a personal journey with Him. He is OUR God. He is YOUR God and he is MY God.

God cares about me and knows me personally. That is such an amazing thought. Who else is better equipped to help you in life?

It has been awhile since I posted. My camera is out of batteries but last Friday I had such a great time thrift shopping. I found some great treasures. I had one special project and I love the results. Hopefully, I will be able to feature it in my next post with pictures!

Last week was a bit rough. My heart felt heavy for some reason. I sometimes get bad anxiety and just generally feel uneasy or anxious. Today I am feeling much better and light-hearted. I try to direct my thoughts toward God and unload my burdens on him. It helps but sometimes I have a hard time shaking the feelings.

Today I embarked upon a new challenge! Rh and I worked up a verbal contract on a weight loss challenge. Sounds horrible I know – haha, but he knows I haven’t been happy about the few pounds I put on. I received a gift card to Cato for my birthday but didn’t want to buy any clothes since I have gained some weight so I am saving that as part of my reward.

The challenge:

I have 2 months from yesterday (Deadline: May 2) to lose 15 pounds. It is going to be tough but we were striving for  a real challenge and who doesn’t love a little competition?

The stakes:

If I lose the 15 lbs by the agreed deadline, RH is going to take me on a shopping spree! I get to spend a certain amount on new clothes (plus my saved gift card!!).

Blogland, you must hold me accountable. I will be updating you each Monday morning with my weight loss for the week. I will weight myself on Sundays when I have access to a scale.

I am excited about this challenge. I want to lose the weight I put on since meeting RH. It will make me feel so much better. When I eat healthy, I have so much more energy!

This morning I woke up at 4:30 (I have to be out the door at 6:15 to have time to drop off Jacob and make it to work at 7:00.) I spent about 20 minutes doing a work out video. I then read the bible for a bit and then got ready for work. I had leisurely time to get ready without rushing too much and it made my morning so much nicer. The day was off to such a great start. This is another goal I am making for myself. By working out in the mornings, I get my day off on a good note and it is easier to stick to my healthy-eating plan.

Let me know if you are on a similar weight-loss kick. I would love to hear your tips. Can’t wait to post some pictures of my decorating triumphs with you all! I am getting my new curtains today. They should be in the mail!

Everyone have a great day and God bless!

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Tuesday

I hope everyone had an awesome Valentine’s Day. I know RH and I had a fabulous night. He even surprised me with MORE roses – a big red bouquet. It was beautiful and made sure he knew how much it meant to me. I love fresh flowers and the fact that they went out of his way to make me happy meant so much. I am trying so hard to return the favor.

I made lasagna, a nice salad and cheesy toast.  I decorated the table with a pink table cloth, heart confetti and some of my roses. I placed a picture of us as the centerpiece and lit a candle. I placed my chair so RH could still see the TV (like always at dinner time) and while I was getting our plates together, he moved my chair across from his and left the TV off. That means so much. I will always remember that. He loves watching TV to relax and it is always on at dinner time (even though I prefer it off… he works hard and he likes to unwind with the TV sometimes).  We finished off with cheesecake for desert. Simply delish! I had cheesecake for breakfast this morning… is that wrong?

My birthday is coming up this weekend. I will be 23 on Saturday. We are planning on spending Friday in Houston. There are some fantastic flea markets in H-town and I am hoping to stop by some thrift store also. We don’t have much room in our budget for a ton of spending on my birthday but I hope to snag some unique treasures I can use for decorating.

We missed church on Sunday. We took our other son out for his birthday. He wanted to go ice skating also and they have a special on Sunday at noon. Two birthday weekends in a row is tough on the pocket book but everyone had a great time. It is a fantastic workout for sure.

The boys are growing up so fast. I am longing for a baby but this isn’t the right time in our lives. I can’t wait until we can add a little girl to the bunch. Our family would be complete! I can’t wait until the day we are ready to add to our family. I will have to introduce my ovaries to patience until then… *sigh*

I don’t like missing church. When we go to church it just starts the week off on a positive note. I know that God is always there for me, not just at church on Sundays. I have been spending time reading the Bible and I love what I have been learning.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good self-taught Bible study? I would love to know.

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Scene 1: The intro

I mostly made this blog for myself. Who am I kidding? I want feedback.

This have been seriously messed up since last year. I mean, two years ago… no wait, three years ago? I don’t know where it all fell apart.

This a log of my journey. I want to see how far I can come. I want to see how much I can grow. I want you to see it, too.

I have never had a close relationship with Jesus. I felt a void. I felt that something was missing. I felt like my life was a roller-coaster ride and I couldn’t get it to stop or slow down. I was slowly losing control.

Everyone knows that a recipe of young love, false promises and a non-existent relationship with the Lord can end up disastrous. That’s what happened to me. Although, he was an alcoholic, I liked to pretend I was perfect and had no fault in our downfall. Why didn’t he love me enough to stop drinking? Why didn’t he love our newborn son enough to stop his foolishness? I realize now that he had a serious problem: a disease. It festered in our new marriage and our young love, poisoning it all. I will never regret the choice to love him. I received the best gift of all: our beautiful, baby boy. I also hope that he learned something from our time together. I know I learned too many lessons a little too late.

Fast forward a few years, I met a wonderful man. I will refer to him as RH. He is wonderful. He is a hard worker. He is the father my son no longer has. He helps people. He strives for excellence. He wants something better for his children and better for me.

Sadly, as it often does, both of our past relationships left us with lots of emotional baggage to sort through. This is our life now. We are a blended family and although it is wonderful, it is so very difficult at times. The past year has brought us many challenges. We have nearly called it quits a few times even though we both desperately wanted to make things work.

We began going to church about six months ago. We both loved the message and the time of worship. I longed for a relationship with God. I asked him into my heart. I asked him to heal this relationship. I asked him to cleanse me of my sins.

There were so many things I didn’t know about our Lord. I am striving to learn the ways he has set up for us. I am embarrassed to admit that I haven’t spent much time studying the bible. That is changing. I grew up going to church but I never enjoyed it. I never felt like I was getting anything out of it. That has changed. I asked  God to take me in and teach me and I feel that he has touched my heart.

It has been a few weeks since I have started living differently. I have submitted to God and am learning to submit to my husband as well. Things have radically changed. We are so much happier. We talk more. We laugh more. Sure, there are speed bumps along the way. We are still have some of our old habits. I have apologized twice in the last two days and I’m sure RH can tell you that I’m not known to do that!

This is my journey that my God has sent me on.

I can’t wait to see where he takes me next.

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