Wednesday, September 28, 2011


We have started a new small group at my church for the fall. We are going to be studying the book Radical by David Platt.

This book is about having a love so strong in Christ, that every other love in your life fails in comparison.

WOW, that hit me hard. I think it would hit all Mommy's hard. To love Someone more than the sweet miracle you gave birth to. But that's what He calls us to do.

In the small group we were asked a question, and to tell you the truth I didn't like my answer to the question. If I'm truly being transparent with you I didn't even like the form of panic rising in my throat when I thought about the question.

"If Jesus was to ask you to drop everything, to leave your life to go serve others somewhere on the other side of the world for and unknown amount of time would you go?"

Could you leave your husband, your kids, your work, your house, friends? To be obedient to the One who calls you to serve? Would you hesitate? Would you try to bargain your way out of it?

For me not only, I'm being honest here, would I have a hard time going but just the thought of that being asked puts a lump in my throat.

Below are two videos for the book. I can't wait to jump in and see what kind of changes I need to make of my life to have a radical love for Jesus.

And soon, when Jesus calls me to do something radical, there will be no lump...just total surrender.

So what about you? Do you feel like you at this exact moment in your life feel like you could drop everything and go?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Great Girl With A BIG Mouth!

Let me introduce you to my bff. ( Thant has to be pronounced "biff"). Her name is Jennifer and well she is just the greatest! Jen and I have been close friends for going on five years now, and as I'm setting here typing this I am wishing I had some videos of her so that you guys could enjoy her zest for life like I get to do everyday. We have had some amazing times together, we have laughed til we cried together, and also just cried together. We have beed there together through nursing school for each other and she has beed right by my side through some pretty dark times. We have also discovered our love for Christ together over a summer that I will never forget. This girls heart is amazing, and I am just so glad that I get to see the great things God has planned for her, I also hope that I get to be a part of it. :)
Jen has always had this natural talent for making things beautiful. She can sew like nobodies business! The things she can do with a T-shirt, well, that deserves it's own post. She can also do makeup that's flawless, and do nails that makes you wonder why in the world she went through the trouble of nursing school with such a gift :)She's just a talented person (she's also left handed I have a theory that has something to do with it). Today this post is about a new blog she has started with all her beauty secrets on it. Here is just a sample of some of her work...

I need to add here that all of these she done BY HAND! No airbrushing! There has been so so much more but these were the only ones that I could nab from her Facebook page. I think I have maybe talked her into doing some videos, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. So, go check her out I promise you'll love her as much as I do.

(Well not AS MUCH you know cause she's MY BFF)