Monthly Archives: March 2013

13 years post transplant

Saturday marked the 13th anniversary since my kidney transplant! God has blessed me so…

– a new kidney
– intelligent and caring nephrologists
– giant strides in post care and medication
– an incredibly selfless donor, Bruce
– a family that supported, loved and cuddled me
– a God who placed hope in my eyes and trust in my heart
– a ‘normal’ creatnine 13 years later…

Thank you, Lord, for this priceless gift.

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday!! The Lord is my savior and my help comes from Him!! What a beautiful (weather, family, activities, love) weekend we have ahead!!

From my God Calling this morning:

Be calm, be true, be quiet. I watch over you.

Rest in My Love. Joy in the very Beauty of Holiness. You are Mine. Deliverance is here for you, but Thankfulness and Joy open the gates.

Try in all things to be very glad, very happy, very thankful. It is not to quiet resignation I give My blessings, but to joyful acceptance and anticipation.

Laughter is the outward expression of joy. That is why I urge upon you Love and Laughter.

great coworkers

The evenings I spend with Josh are often my favorite to look forward to, but increasingly each day I look more forward to seeing my coworkers. Sheila, Amy, Sheena and Scott make my days full of laughter and fun! Thank you, God for surrounding me with Christian people that work hard and make me smile!!

schnuggly babies

Seeing pregnant bellies and little babies just blow…my…mind. God creates life through life. Incredibly beautiful and perfect. How do people not believe  in God when they see gifts like this?? Last night I had the privilege of snuggling Christy’s little bundle Hudson (only 3 weeks old!) We also had a wonderful dinner with Katie and Chresten. I am so blessed with great friends that ignite an evening with laughter, friendship and a warmth that only comes from close friends. Thank you, Lord God, for supplying those little examples of your love and perfection through so many avenues in my life…

Dave Ramsey’s book

today I am thankful for Dave Ramsey’s book. I couldn’t put it down last night and looking forward to budgeting, busting debt, and living FREELY as God wants us to!!!

supernatural rest via Mommy’s Me Time

Wow. just read this on Mommy’s Me Time blog…

Supernatural rest. Lord, grant me rest in any way you need. I will listen. Thank you for guiding me.

“I praise the Lord that He is using my restless nights to give my spiritual body the supernatural rest it needs. When my spirit is full, my perspective is able to stay positive instead of full of self-pity. I love how God always knows what we need so much better than we do, and how he provides for us what we need take make it through each day.”

Steady persistence

Interesting…. love this thought about why we must act dutifully. God gave us guidelines. Love your neighbor as your own.

Daily, steady persistence. Like the wearing away of a stone by steady drops of water, so will your daily persistence wear away all the difficulties and gain success for you, and secure your help for others.

closer relationship with the Lord

Over the past month or so, I have felt an undeniable pull toward a closer, more intimate and involved, relationship with God. I pray, I give thanks, I sing, I thank him for the gifts, I ask for guidance, I ask for his communication and listening ears, I ask for open eyes to see what he is doing, I ask for a clearer mind to follow him, I thank him for God, I pray for Josh and my relationship, I pray for our communication to improve, get sweeter and more robust, I pray. I thank. I pray. I am so blessed. God, I can feel you working and pulling and pushing and loving me. In this Easter Season, i feel so “where I need to be”….. Thank you for all of these blessings…….

Josh
our relationship and the growth we’ve seen and felt
my health. 13 years this Saturday.
my job. the creativity, people, variety are so up my alley.
my raise. thank you, Lord God, please help me spend save it the way you see fit.
my safe home.
my incredible parents.
the faith my parents brought me up with.
my grandparents.
creativity.
my healthy skin.
my muscles.
my car.
my confidence.
my friends.
The Bible series.
positivity.
balanced chemicals.
Carm and her babies…

easy as a smile…

spread love. spread God.

“I thought of you, a bud opened, you converted that into a cheer for one you love or a smile. That cheer meant increased health. Increased health means work for Me, and that means souls for Me.”

learning

It hit me yesterday and hit me hard. I am so blessed to have the ability to spend time learning, expanding my thoughts, gathering knowledge ETC at work. I work in a creative environment, am at a computer and am blessed with a little breathing room this wk. I am thirsty for knowledge and made the conscious decision to take this time to read and learn (instead of so many blogs and recipes). It is fascinating and lovely. Thank you, Lord God, for an open mind to think, evaluate, learn, and grow!!