Sunday, August 29, 2010

::LOVE this poem:::

I carry your heart with me. I carry it in my heart. I am never without it. Anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling. I fear no fate for you are my fate, my sweet. I want no world for beautiful you are my world, my true. And it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you. I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart. - E.E. Cummings

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just Calling On His Name ..
"When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."
I'm whispering "I was lost,
Now I'm found and forgiven."
...
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say. "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
Who received God's good grace, somehow."
~ ♥ Maya Angelou

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Your Grace Is Enough by Chris Tomlin

Indescribable by Chris Tomlin

Closure.

I've been so busy lately!

I didn't forget about this blog, but I've needed some "me time." You know, time to get my thoughts together.

I'm pleased to announce that I finally have answers.

Yes, answers. In regards to infertility!

Basically, my body is doing the opposite of what it should be doing.

I'll spare you all the scientific details.

I'm so GLAD to have discovered that none of this is my fault. ((It sometimes felt that way.))

Basically, I'm on several medications right now to get things right.

I could have immediately gone on provera + clomid, but I declined.

I'd like to try this option, "option B" for a while.

The doctor feels that if these medications work for me and things get situated, there is no reason why we won't be able to conceive NATURALLY!!!

I'm SO excited and feeling VERY blessed.

Soooooo as of right now, I have until December 1st on these medications.

I'll be going back for bloodwork probably in November to see where I'm at.
I'm REALLY looking forward to the future now.

So far, there are no real major side effects with the medications (some hot flashes, though) - which is nice!

God is good.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Know any TEENS?

The beauty of my online graduate course right now is that I'm able to choose from a variety of selections offered to us as to what we read for each component of the course.

I am yet again blessed to have discovered an amazing book.

It is called, "Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations" and is written by Alex and Brett Harris with a Foreword by Chuck Norris.

It is a book written by Christian teens but is not just for Christians and not just for teens. It's a wonderful book (non-fiction) and there is a website to the book.

Please feel free to check it out! :)

http://www.therebelution.com

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Prayers of Thanksgiving!

God is so good!

He has blessed a dear friend of mine tremendously. Her husband has landed a new job/contract and it's just what they needed. I'm so thankful for their happiness! I've been worried about her a lot lately and I'm just so glad to see things are looking up for her.

It's nice to have this good news. Things have been rocky on some fronts, but I trust God and know He will continue to speak to my heart and lead me/us in the right direction. I have so many things going on (not all Internet worthy of being posted) but I am finding myself thankful for the release of writing into my leatherbound journal.

Thank you, God, for blessing me, my friends, and my family.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A thought....


This probably sounds completely ridiculous.... but I'm really appreciating what God has done for us. Us meaning me, you, all of us! The thought of Christ on the cross to save US is a powerful thought, there's no denying that. BUT... ever since I fractured my ribs I feel more connected ((if that makes sense)) to God's plan.
I'm completely aware of how odd this post may be.
My ribs hurt. They hurt BAD. I have a high tolerance for pain and I'm really not wimpy when it comes to pain.
Last night was a rough night sleeping. Instead of getting all sorts of angry about not being able to find a comfortable sleeping position, I focused on how much Christ went through for me, for you, for us. Two fractured ribs is nothing compared to the pain of the Crucifix. God is good. Even when ribs are bad.