Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sorry there are no updates.

Sorry there are no updates. Chaotic few days. Need some time and space. Get back to u when I can...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It's Thursday!!!

Time for Thursday Five! Sorry it's late, but better than never! What better time to not only reflect on the week, but also the day! I love this and am so grateful for Mrs. Gambizzle for sharing this, not to mention she has amazing jewelry!!!! Write your own (5 things that made you feel these words), click on the button, & link up on her blog!

  • Main Entry: hap·pi·ness 
Pronunciation: \ˈha-pē-nəs\
Function: noun
Date: 15th century
1: a pleasurable or satisfying experience

  • Main Entry: glee 
Pronunciation: \ˈglē\
Function: noun
Date: before 12th century
1 : exultant high-spirited joy

  • Main Entry: ex·u·ber·ant
Function: adjective
1: joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic

  • Main Entry: proud
Pronunciation: prau̇d
Function: adjective
Date: before 12th century
1: vigorous, spirited 

  • Main Entry:  gid·dy
Pronunciation: gi-dē\
Date: 14th century 
1: lightheartedly silly
 1~I'm so proud of my sailor! He's my Hero, my knight. Not only does he save lives, but he literally saved mine! That's why he's also my angel. He's a stubborn ass, but on the inside he's all mushy. Patrick is my sweetheart, my cuppie cake! And I'm his princess. 
2~Tomorrow I meet with my "ex" to sign and file papers. Finally! That makes me a little giddy inside! I'll soon to be a "single" woman again. 
3~Also tomorrow, my wittle sister is getting married! So excited for her!
4~I've had a rough, lonely, week. But I'm stronger than I realized. I made it yet another week! It seems my weeks go from Thursday to Wednesday all of a sudden. I look forward to my Thursday Fives! It's like Friday is the start of another week, even though it's the ending of one. So you could say I'm happy about Thursdays!
5~Ice cream fills me with so much glee it makes my tummy hurt! I don't get it often, but when I do I can't stop myself! I love it! I got my ice cream fix and my girlie time fix all in one! It was a gleeful day!!!

Grafted in...

Tonight's sermon was on Romans 11. Being grafted in. Paul is telling the Jews that through Jesus the gentiles have been "grafted in", enabled to receive salvation. As far as I know, I'm not Jewish by blood. So thank Jesus I have received salvation! Forgive me for not being so detailed tonight. Not feeling well, but it's not stopping me from being grateful! Which leads me to:

5 Things I'm Grateful for Today:

1-Jesus, Yeshua, our Messiah! We have been "grafted in" and allowed to receive salvation by His blood! No more sacrifices (literal) or 613 laws/commandments that we have to abide by! Although, we still have the 10 commandments.
2-My best friends. My girl and I are finally back together! It's so hard to talk to a DUDE about your issues, especially female issues. We hung out at Dairy Queen and it seemed like nothing ever happened, except that we are more comfortable with "each other". WOOT! Love you besties!
3-Hindsight is 20/20. We may want to know what's in the future but God says not to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow isn't promised. We would just worry and overwhelm ourselves for what's to come. I believe this is why He holds "secrets" from us. God reveals information and blessings to us in His timing. When we are ready. Or when those around us who are to be involved are ready. It's not always about us either. Whoever is part of God's plan for our lives and blessings have to be "prepared" as well.
4-My brothers and sisters. I mean physically not spiritually. I got to spend the day with my oldest brother, whom we call Boogie. It was much needed one on one time. We are the closest out of all 5 of us. We both got out, cleared our heads, and got lots accomplished! Love my brudder! And then my sister and I were able to have a little one on one time as well tonight! Great day with the fam!
5-My sailor sweetie! This is a tough time for both of us, but we will get through. A journey we are on, of re-discovering ourselves, and stronger we will be. Soon we are to become one, but until then, the paths we take are separate, yet lead straight to our heavenly Father...where we will meet again whole, complete, and free.

Night all! Later I will be catching you up on my B90 Journey "Through the Bible in 90 Days" & don't forget it's now Thankful Thursday Five!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Five things I'm grateful for

Five things I'm grateful over the past few days.

1-God's Holy Word. I slacked a few days but am catching up! Today I have been able to lay around and read all day! I love it! Receiving confirmation & learning some new things!

2-Pepto Bismol. Not really. But it does help to push that icky feeling along so you can get it over with.

3-Support. People who understand what I'm going through.

4-My bestie. Who's amazing. I wouldn't be able to get through this time without you.

5-My mommy. She makes all things better when I'm not feeling so good.

What are you grateful for? I challenge you to write down 5 things you are grateful for at the end of each day. It's a life changing experience.

Pajama pants: $10.
Pink fuzzy slippers: $2.
Finding a way to cope with SO separation: priceless.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Catch up time

So this weekend has been interesting. Went to Sea World Saturday with my lovely nieces! They are so cuuute! And apparently it was opposite day for them. The youngest, Aubrey, who's almost 1, is usually a screamer. Hannah, who's almost 4, is usually the happy one. NOT TODAY! Aubrey was the fun one and Hannah was the boo boo baby. But I got some cute pics! All that matters is that I got to spend the day with my babies! Aaaaaand today I am sick. Both allergies & too much sun. Even got blisters on the shoulders. Guess I missed them with the sunscreen. Not to mention I got side tracked from my journey through the Bible in 90 days. Oops. Anywho, just wanted to give a lil update while I had a minute. I'm sure I'll be posting more later tonight.

Keep your head up & stay in the game! We miss our SO's and they miss us too. They'll be home soon. =)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Five

It's that time again! Thursday! If you don't know what I'm talking about I'll explain. I got this wittle meme from Mrs. Gambizzle. All you have to do is think about everything that made you feel any of the five words below. It's a wonderful way to reflect on the week, in a positive light (given the good, the bad, & the ugly. Write your own, grab her button, and link up on her blog! Let's get more positivity rolling around this blogosphere! 
Main Entry: 1ec·stat·ic 
Pronunciation: \ek-ˈsta-tik, ik-ˈsta-\
Function: adjective
Date: 1590
: of, relating to, or 
marked by ecstasy

Main Entry: 1gay 
Pronunciation: \ˈgā\
Function: adjective
Date: 14th century
1 a : happily excited : merry

Main Entry: 1gid·dy 
Pronunciation: \ˈgi-dē\
Function: adjective
2 a : lightheartedly silly

Entry Word: happy
Function: adjective
Meaning: experiencing pleasure, 
satisfaction, or delight

Entry Word: content
Function: adjective
Meaning: feeling that oneʼs needs 
or desires have been met

1~Losing a best friend is never a happy experience. But I'm content with it because I'm moving on from the past. My God is helping me to burn those bridges to the things that hold me back. 
2~Lord I have gained a wonderful support system! I wish I had this during the first deployment! It would've gone much easier! This new found friendship is amazing! God knows when we're hurting and lonely. His timing is perfect, even though to us sometimes it doesn't seem that way. 
3~We've had a LOT of rain lately. But that's what keeps the earth growing. And it has helped me to sleep at night.
4~Both my cat & mom's pooch have decided to cuddle with me again. lol Not the fur I wanna cuddle up to, but they make me feel loved and appreciated!
5~I'm thankful for music. Without it I think I would die. It always seems to know my mood. Nuff said.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Carpe Diem

I've been slacking on my daily grateful rants. I didn't even get to yesterday's journey through the Bible in 90 days. I've been on a lil roller coaster. And I don't do roller coasters. I've been real lonely and weak, and I don't mean physical. My weakest part of the day is the morning. For some reason. It's because I've gotten so used to waking up to someone, everyday. The first underway/deployment I was here, with family, but I slept on the couch...with my nieces usually. I was never alone. But this time that I'm here, I have my own room. My sister and her husband, with the kiddies, moved out. The only one who sleeps with me now is my cat &/or my moms dog. They are cute and cuddly, but not the fur I REALLY wanna cuddle up with! In the words of Johnny Bravo,
"Hey babeh...Check out my fur!"
So today I am seizing the day! Taking my weakness and trading it for strength! WooHoo! This is me catching up. 

5 Things I'm grateful for (since Thursday):
1-God is truly remarkable! He has been revealing soo many things to me! And evoked the fear of God back in me when He spoke through a close friend. We get so caught up in complaining & asking for His blessing, that we forget that He wants to hear us PRAISE him as well. How do you go to your Father? With griping & nagging, or with a thankful & joyful heart?
2-God hears our prayers & knows our future. All we have to do is be patient. If I had seen this coming I would have denied it! When He closes one door, he opens another, better, one. I may have lost a best friend, but I have gained so much more! You're know who you are!
3-Social Networking. I have a support system. I'm proud to say that. You have no idea. The first one was really hard for me because I didn't have this. All my ladies are amazing! Thank you!
4-My momma. She is finally in the loop on things with me and let me tell you, it's so relieving! We are extremely tight. Like besties. We're cute. lol
5-I have to say that I fell a little. I ate some junk & had a Dr. Pepper yesterday. I, of course, regret it later. But it was soooo good! Helped me to be a little more grateful of the little things I guess.

What are you grateful for? I challenge you to jot down five things at the end of each day that you are thankful/grateful for that day. It's a life-changing experience.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

It's just MALARKY!!!

   Sorry in advance if I offend someone who may read this. Maybe you won't and the apology really isn't needed. But this is my place to vent. I'm torn and need to get it out. 

   So two weeks ago something happened. My girl and her ex have been feuding. And they managed to put me in the middle of their relationship and fight. He said she said bull. I had had enough, pretty much had a breakdown, said I was done. And the other night confirmed it. It's stupid. Childish. Just plain malarky, I tell ya! I am a friend. A shoulder to cry on or vent to. If you ask for my advice, I'm gonna give it. It's your choice to take it or not. I'm honored if you do. I don't give senseless advice. I trust GOD for the right words. I don't appreciate when things are said, that I did NOT say. Or twisting what I DO say. Is a friendship, a sisterhood, really worth losing over lies??? To me it is not. You really choose to believe this malarky of a claim??? Well that's your prerogative.
   These past few months have been some of the hardest in my life. A very vulnerable time for me. Thanks for not being here for me when I've needed you the most, even though I'm ALWAYS here for YOU. No matter what. You know that you've been the ONLY one that I could turn to, 'cause I've had no one else. Yet you choose to live in your lies and pretty much forget about me. MALARKY!!!

    I forgive you and will not forget. Maybe this is God burning another bridge to the past. Time for me to move on.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Journey day 5

Just finished today’s journey.
Day 5.
Pages 49-61.
Exodus 1 - 15.
   Moses led the people out of Egypt and through the Red Sea. They are now free from the Egyptians! WOOT! God is amazing, isn’t he?! When he says, promises, that he’s gonna do something & be specific about it, he does it baby! There’s a passage sticking out to me today. Chapter 13 verses 1-16 is about consecrating the firstborn. Verse 16 says, “It will be like a sign on your hand and a symbol on your forehead that the Lord brought us out of Egypt with His mighty hand.” This is so a picture of the Messiah! We have to have a blood atonement for our sins. Jesus was that lamb. Jesus is the Word and He died so we can have that Word permeated into our hearts and minds. We have to reach out , make that sacrifice of ourselves, and bring His love, mercy, and forgiveness to our lips, our minds, so that we can be “delivered” from the grip of the enemy.
   All day today has been about being healed by the Hand of God. Whether it be in my prayers, worship, or studying His Word. I’ve been feeling real weak the past two days. I don’t mean physically. I’m talking spiritually, emotionally, & mentally. I’ve never had a best friend that has stuck through everything. When something happens, I find out who my true friends are. At a point when I need someone the most, I lose another. The only one I had. Don’t get me wrong. I have lots of “friends”. But none that I know, without a shadow of a doubt, I can call anytime and vent or whatever about anything no matter what it may be. One who I am absolutely comfortable with doing that. Trust enough to whole-heartedly confide in. Earlier today I was crying about how I don’t get out. That I have no friends to hang out with anymore because they’ve all deserted me. How can you do that to someone who’s in a vulnerable state?! Anywho, even though I didn’t exactly want to, I picked up my Bible and began reading. Thank God I did! I tend to listen to worship, or any Christian music, while I study…or do anything really! I just so happened to have the TV on Daystar, as well. Every song & sermon that came on hit me like a ton of bricks! Thank you Lord…for humbling me! He spoke to me today in every way that He is here with me. His presence is calming and comforting. Like a little girl who runs to her daddy when she’s scared. I ran to my daddy. The only daddy I’ve ever known, and will ever know. He’s my ultimate best friend who will never let me down. I may not have the fellowship of friends, outside of social networking, but the fellowship I have with Christ is far beyond what we could imagine here on earth!
   If you’re like me, and you’re feeling down and out, hold your head up. Get on your knees. Grab your Bible and your worship music. Praise the God of heaven and earth! He is here! He has us in the palm of His hand. He will never leave, nor forsake us!  He has a calling on us and will open that door to who HE has planned for us to be. It may seem every door is being slammed in our face, but don’t fret, for He has complete control. Remember that LOVE & perseverance conquers all!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The B90

The B90 Days 1-4

So I got my new Bible in! "Through the Bible in 90 Days" Cover to cover in just 12 pages a day. I've never been very fond of the NIV, but I'm liking this! I have my New American Standard along with it. And my KJV. And my references. I seem to be like my mom's mom. When she'd sit down to study her Word, she'd have several different versions as well study guides, all around her. So when I study I feel like she's there with me.
I started on Tuesday, August 3rd. Today's the fifth & I know the headline says days 1-4. I couldn't stop so I went two days ahead! But I've gained a lot of insight and even confirmation to a few prayers! And I've only gotten through the first book! 65 more to go! I will try to update each day, but no promises.

Thursday Five

Hey everyone it's Thursday! Time for our Thursday fives...courtesy of Mrs. Gambizzle! Write your own, head on over to her blog, and link up! This is a perfect way to reflect on the week, whether it was good, bad, or just plain ugly.

Entry Word: happy-go-lucky
Function: adjective
1 having or showing a lack of concern or seriousness

Main Entry: de·light 
Pronunciation: \di-ˈlīt, dē-\
Function: noun
2 : something that gives great pleasure

Main Entry: ec·stat·ic 
Pronunciation: \ek-ˈsta-tik, ik-ˈsta-\
Function: adjective
: of, relating to, or marked by ecstasy

Main Entry: gig·gly
Pronunciation: \ˈgi-gəl\
Function: verb
: to laugh with repeated short catches of the breath

Main Entry: joy 
Pronunciation: \ˈji\
Function: noun
2 : a state of happiness or felicity : bliss

1-Saturday my lovely sailor called! AHHHH!!!! It was all I could do NOT to scream into the phone! I did have a little shriek in my voice though. 
2-Sunday I drove to Jax to see him! I was so excited I didn't sleep, but an hour Saturday night...well Sunday morning. Even though it was a 3 hour drive I managed to stay awake. Especially when he called me! I almost couldn't drive. Those 12 hours with him were absolutely worth it! 
3-I got my "Through the Bible in 90 days" Bible! I'm now on day 5! I can now say that I've read all the way through Genesis..every word! Pretty soon I will have read through the entire Bible! A feat I have yet to accomplish, but will have soon tackled it! Woot! 
4-Church. It's important to fellowship with other "like-minded" people. Surround yourself with those who build you up. And the worship is a million times worth it! We are doing a study through Romans..chapter by chapter. Amazing the things that are being revealed to me.
5-Social networking! I've met new and interesting people through Facebook and blogging. I am not alone in this struggle.

Stay strong

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Beautiful Tragedy...

OK. Where to begin. It's been a wacky few days. First of all, please keep my neighbors/new wittle sis' family, in your thoughts and prayers. You've seen me mention Anna. Her mother just passed away Saturday. I don't want to go into detail. She was only 38 years old. Goes to prove that tomorrow is not promised. If you haven't done so, consider getting your heart right with God.

Well, I got to see my lovely sailor! For 12 wonderful hours! The last time for a few months. Not cool. But I'm strong. I will get through.

To catch up on things I'm grateful for (combination of the past few days):

1- God is amazing! This re-discovering myself process is so very hard, but so worth it!

2- My bestie. You keep me in check. You've torn these walls down, so that I can be built back up. I know you'll always be here for me no matter what.

3- My sweetheart, my world. My sailor, my knight. My hero. Seeing him, hearing his voice, being in his arms makes me forget about the rest of the universe. Time spent together is so much better than time spent apart. But no matter how our time is spent, we're still in each others hearts!

4- Music. Like I said before, it always knows my mood. There's not much more I can say.

5- My new Bible! I'm starting this journey: "Through the Bible in 90 Days"! I'm making a whole page dedicated to it. So keep checking in!

What are you grateful for? I challenge you to write down at the end of each day at least 5 things you're grateful for that day. It's a life-changing experience!

"Walls" ~Manic Drive 

My 1st $2 bill y'all!!!

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