10 Things about me that you might want to know…or I’m going to tell you anyway

1. I don’t remember anything. Well most things anyway. This works out well  for you if you have ever hurt my feelings or said something stupid. It’s not so helpful when I’m trying to remember your name. I’m so sorry if I have asked you it 4 times. I’m really working on that. When you see me staring intently at your face I’m really thinking “Sally-brown hair, big smile, dentist. Sally, brown hair, big smile, dentist”

2. My love language is acts of service and encouraging words. There is nothing sexier (oops, can I say that Winking smile ) than coming home and seeing that my guy cleaned the kitchen.

3. I am terrified of submarines. Or any device that might submerge me in water. Just thinking about it gives me the heebie jeebies. It’s random, because I have never been on one or near one.

4. I’m not a planner. School planner- yes. Life, day to day- not so much. I hate setting up a schedule, filling in a calendar, committing to do something far in the future (see number 10 for an explanation) It’s usually because I am easy going, just tell me when and where and I will work it out. Oh, and remind me, because I probably won’t remember.

5. I’m not the gal I used to be. Or even the one I was yesterday. My past is my past, it’s what made me who I am today. Although I’m not proud of every deed done or word spoken I choose to live in the present, thanking God everyday that I am indeed a new creation and trusting that His grace covers all sins.

6. I used to be in the military. It was another lifetime ago it seems. Even I laugh at the image of me holding a M-16 now. Crazy.

7. I truly believe that I am living my dream, sure there are things that I would like to have or do one day, but if my life never changed from the present I would feel like the luckiest girl ever.

8. I am more sensitive than most people think. My feelings get hurt often, but I have learned to take those feelings to Jesus and move on.

9. I am a get it done kind of gal. A whatever it takes kind of gal. A suck it up and do it kind of gal. I will admit, that those who are not… kind of annoy me. {sorry}

10. I am loyal and dependable. I would rather jump off a cliff than say I’m going to do something and then back out. –If I have ever backed out on you, you can take comfort in that I am probably still drowning in guilt. And I hate to be late. Oh, how I hate to be late. My husband often reminds me that it’s not the end of the world to be late to a social gathering. Oh, but it is. It really is. 



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Standing in a storm

I love the story in the Bible of Jesus walking on water.  I especially love the part where  Peter asks to walk on water too. He has the faith to believe that when Jesus called to him he could step out on that boat and walk right on top of the water. It’s only when the water got a little choppy and the wind started to blow that Peter decides he doesn’t have so much faith after all, so therefore he starts to sink. Then Jesus asks Peter a question, he says “Peter, why did you doubt?” 

I so often wondered why Peter doubted as well. He saw Jesus walking. He knew the power that Jesus had available to him. He had seen him perform many miracles. Why couldn’t he trust him in that moment?

The answer is, He took his eyes of Jesus.

We are in the midst of our own storm. Life has been harder than it has ever been for us. We have faced more challenges this past 6 months than we ever have in our married lives. I would even say for a short while we lost faith in our God. We talked the talk but I believe neither of us believed the encouraging words we would pass between each other. We had taken our eyes off Jesus. For a brief moment we had forgotten his faithfullness to us in the past, we chose not to remember his provision and his obvious works in our lives. Both of us were losing sleep, instead of the hope we have in Jesus, we felt dispair.

There is one thing that being in a storm such as ours will do for you, it will bring you to your knees before the Lord. Not being able to sleep allowed me to get up super early and start my day with God. I meditated on Psalm 34 especially the part that said (my paraphrase) he will take care of the poor man’s troubles. I must have read that entire Psalm three or four times a day for two weeks. After a while of continually going before our Lord, Peace began to enter our lives again. We are still in the midst of our storm, but I am reminded that God doesn’t promise to calm the storm, he promises to calm his child. I understand why Peter doubted, In the midst of the chaos it’s easy to lose sight.