Saturday, March 23, 2013
How can we deny that?
I went to Lay Minister Training this weekend at one of my favorite places in Michigan, Wesley Woods Camp. If you ever get a chance to attend a Retreat here I highly recommend it! This place is just awesome and I can't imagine how awesome it is in the summer when it is full of young blood at their summer camps!
So, I almost wasn't going to go this weekend. One of my best friends from High School got married tonight (Dana, I'm SO sorry I missed your big day! But know that I was there in spirit!!) and I didn't want to go by myself and not know anyone! Even though I'm getting older now, I still don't like to be the weird girl that doesn't have any friends! But that's neither here nor there! LOL
But God was calling me to go. He was pushing me and erased any doubt that I had about going so I signed up. He had a plan for me that I couldn't see yet, but he knew that I needed to be there this weekend!
I took a class on Storytelling, even though I went into it thinking I am pretty boring and I don't have any stories to tell. I was wrong. I met the most fascinating people this weekend! The stories that were shared were unbelievable! The people that were in our class were so different yet so a like at the same time! I was just in awe the entire weekend!
I met a girl while there named Sarah. She is a high school senior who is getting ready to graduate and start college this fall and is considering Ministry. In the short time that I got to talk with her and hear her story I can already tell she is going to do great things in her life! She is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met!
Meeting her really got me thinking about what God is calling me to do in my life. I have always thought that I would work with children or youth. I've worked with youth before and loved it! However, lately I have been feeling the need to work with young adults. Yes, one could call me a young adult myself, but come on...I'm pushing 30 now! But back to my point. I have been feeling like I need to do more with my ministry than I am currently doing right now but I haven't really figured it out yet. Could Sarah be what I am looking for? Did God place us both at the same weekend Retreat in the same class on purpose? ABSOLUTELY HE DID!! God knew that we needed each other and he brought us together. And I'm not gonna lie, I am pretty darn excited about it!
I want to finish this post by asking you all to pray for me now. Pray that I can be a good mentor and role model to Sarah. Pray that our friendship will blossom and grow! Pray for her as she is ending a part of her life to begin a new and exciting part! Pray for the both of us as we are both growing in our faith and learning new things as we go and Pray that we will never forget that "Our battlefield as women is being faithful to fulfill the calling Jesus Christ has given us.".
Until Next Time....
Thursday, March 14, 2013
I'm a fan of reading the success stories on MyFitnessPal. (Hit me up Steph8084 :-) lol) Everytime I read a new one I always think to myself "I Wish that were me." I sometimes find myself a little jealous that they have been working out for a shorter period of time but lost more weight or they are the same weight as me but look smaller, etc. So even though I somewhat tortue myself with my thoughts I still really enjoy seeing other peoples progress and knowing it really can happen.
Today I woke up feeling all around icky. Headache, body ache, sinus crap, sore throat....and it got worse as the day went on. I remember falling asleep around 5 on the couch and waking up around 8....Im assuming hubby took care of the kids during that time....hopefully....haha Well, long story short even though I felt like I was gonna fall over and die I forced myself to walk on the treadmill for at least an mile or 30 mins. I finished my mile in 20 mins and called it good. I then sat down to record it in MFP and read some more success stories like normal. Only today I noticed something different about myself. I realized that instead of being jealous and wishing that were me I was thinking "I cant wait until I have a success story to post!" I really think that when I pushed myself to jump on that treadmill even thought every ounce of energy I had was screaming no I actually showed myself that I WILL be a success story! I will do it and I can do it!
I had a breakthrough tonight and you better believe you will be seeing my success story in the future!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Our son Nathan is 2 1/2. He is not an easy boy. He is not whatever society thinks is a 'normal' child. He is Nathan, Nate, Monkey, Bub, Brother and my heart and brain and research are telling me that he is also Autistic. Only he has not yet been formally diagnosed. We are working on an Educational and a Medical Diagnosis right now but I'm to the point where I just want them to tell me yes, He has Autism so that I can move on with our lives, get him the help and resources he needs and just start our lives again. What kind of mother WANTs their child to be labeled autistic?? I just need a simple yes or no...Right now I feel like we are on hold....like stuck in the middle of "Is he? or Isn't he?".