Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What I am Loving Wednesday

So yes today is Wednesday which means my sporadic WILW post
What I am Loving Wednesday

Thankfully, there is a lot I am loving today!

My sister Beth, brother Chris, nephew Jace and niece Sammy
My brother's little girl and mother are up this week and spending a couple days in Enumclaw
It is Sammy's (2 1/2 years old) first time meeting Jace and first time up here
They have been having non stop fun going to the zoo and aquairium 
I have been at work and unable to go but been going down in the evenings for dinner 

Loving my results with AdvoCare products
and starting another 24 Day Challenge after Labor Day!
I love helping people!

Tina's first day helping me get organized- the right is my inspiration wall :)

Just when I think God couldnt be more amazing
He surprises me with answering a request I didnt even bring to Him.
 I was getting a little overwhelmed with some duties at work and wanting to hire a student to help me I decided to hold off on an email one morning until after I met with one of my student workers, Tina.
Not knowing why she wanted to meet up, she told me later into our conversation that she is very interested in working athletics and asked if she could job shadow me.
 Job shadow!? Are you kidding me, I want you to work for me!

This is exactly why I have a passion to help childen
Lord, give me a platform to serve and help Your children.
Give me direction and discernment on what doors You are opening
Give me Hope and contenment with Your ways and plan

Loving this quote
Wherever You lead me- sigh

Enough said
And I am starting my first ever Fantasty Football league tonight!

Lastly, I am LOVING the excitement for fall
My absolute favorite season for many reasons
Thankful to live in a city with four seasons

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I Like Myself- Say it with me

No Matter how often I fail, I will not give up,
because God is with me to strengthen
and sustain me. He has promised
to never leave me or forsake me.
Hebews 13:5

I like myself.
I dont like everything I do, and I want to change
But I refuse to reject myself
I am right with God through Jesus Christ
God has a good plan for my life.
I am going to fulfill my destiny
and be all I can be for His glory
I have god-given gifts and talents,
and I intended to use them to help others

I am nothing, and yet I am everything
I myself I am nothing, and yet in Jesus Christ
 I am eveything I need to be

I can do all things I need to do,
everything God calls me to do,
through His son jesus Christ
Philippians 4:13

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Friday, August 23, 2013

When Life Seems Too Much

Do you ever have one of those days weeks where the world
seems to be crashing down on you? 
Almost crushing

I have had my fair share of those
Especially this week
Something that seemed comfortable and stable wasn't anymore 
What I thought I could handle on my own
What I thought I was strong enough
I ended up being bulled over
I am so weak

But you know what is so amazing?
God isnt weak
God doesnt want us to be weak either

God showed up in a moment of complete weakness last night
I was folding laundry in my room, listening to the radio
 A usual weeknight for me...come join the fun:)
My mind racing
What was going on in my comfortable, stable life?
I was drowning in anxiety and loneliness
Then a song came over the radio with the lyrics  
"God is enough for me. He is everything I need." 
It only took an instant for me to realize that
this was God comforting me
I fell to my knees and cried
Tears of exhaustion
Tears of thankfulness
In the midst of my weakness God found me, comforted me and gave me peace 
Many times I think we try too hard to rescue ourselves
"I can do this on my own. I don't need help."
We internalize our pain and think we are strong to overcome it
We try to hard to be strong because that is what the world tells us
When really it is quite simple
We are human = we are weak
He is God= He is strong
He is our strength 

He is enough
...His grace, His love, His mercy and forgiveness

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Asking an all-loving God, who asks nothing from us,
wants to be our strength, wants to give us peace, is a lot less stressful
 than looking to a world that will only drain us of our strength 

Anxiety comes when we obsess about
what may or may not happen to us.
Peace comes when we obsess about
WHO God is making us to be!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Something About the Ocean

The dream in your heart might be WAY bigger than the current environment you're living in
Let your heart & mind dream BIGGER. Believe.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Life lately

Life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately

I was able to take some vacation time and get away for a bit
First stop: Camping reunion 2013
Winthorp, WA

I was spoiled with an amazing childhood
I have so many great memories of many camping trips
There were five families with children all around the same age
We went all over the northwest 
beach, lakes, mountains

The children have grown up, married and now children of their own
We thought it was time for a reunion
Finally, we made it happen!

Throwback Sunday!
Megan Cleveland and myself 
Thanks mom for the wonderful girlie haircut 

Second stop: NBC Camp

It has been three years since I have coached at NBC Camp
This place has made one of the most impacts on my life thus far
So when I found out my sister and some other friends of mine were coming back to coach, 
I knew I had to come out of retirement!

This place feels like home away from home
Being able to play the game I love and share my faith = One of the best weeks of my life
...more on this later 

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