Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Finding Comfort

I don't know about you but I am one of those people that when I am down or upset I turn to certain things for comfort.
I have comfort food-Ben & Jerry's, Hawaiian pizza, and of course diet coke.
Comfort tv- Golden Girls makes me feel comfortable. (yes I realize this is strange but I have been watching it since I was in high school)
Comfortable place- my sister's, mom, or dad's house
Just hearing my mama and daddy's voices makes me feel better.
I even have a special blanket. (it is actually a fitted bed sheet...long story that needs its own post)
Over the past few days I have been in the need for comfort, and the regular stuff just isn't working it.
I was so graciously reminded that God is a God of comfort.
Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
During these days of struggle I have not been able to eat good or sleep good. My mind has been racing, thinking of a million things at once. So at this moment I need rest. I have spent time in prayer, in the word, and just being still. I have even asked trusted friends to pray for me and with me. And in the midst of all the worry I have found rest. I have a peace that transcends all understanding. (Philippians 4:7)
So if you need comfort don't struggle alone. Let Jesus carry you through your troubles. Let me be your prayer partner. If you are reading this you are prayed for already. I love you and God loves you.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Desires of the Heart

I find it interesting how much I get asked about my relationship status.
I am a 29 year old single woman on the verge of turning 30. 
I have not been on a date in 3 years. 
I have been asked out on a few,  but knew that I didn't need to go.
Am I crazy?
Maybe a little, but not because I am single. :)
I am single because it is the season of life I am in. 
After a series of unhealthy relationships,
 I needed time to rest and heal in the presence of God. 
Do I want to date?
I don't want to be alone forever. 
In all actuality, there were times over the past 3 years where I begged for someone. 
But I don't just want anyone.
I want a special someone.
I want someone that God has planned for me. 
I want someone that seeks God in every area of his life. 
I want someone that loves Jesus. 
I want someone that being with him brings me closer to God.
I want someone that is so close to God that his love for me is a reflection of God's love.
I trust God. I know the person he has planned for me will amaze me. 

"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Psalm 37:4

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Balancing Act

Over the years I have learned a lot about myself.
I have come to know and accept my flaws, insecurity, and weaknesses. 
I have learned to accept them yet strive to be better. 
One of the things I constantly work on is being hard on myself. 
I have such high expectations for myself. 
I set the bar high where in all reality I will never be able to reach it...
constantly setting myself up for failure. 
I am also an all or nothing kind of girl. 
I am either all in or completely out. 
The combination of these two little conflicts 
has cause many hopeless moments over the last 29 years. 
I set high standards, go all in, get completely wiped out & emotional drained,
get frustrated, quit everything, and feel like a failure. 
I take some time off to prioritize and regain focus.
Then I start the cycle all over again. 
I desperately need balance in my life. 
Practicing the balancing act of life has been a common theme for the last year.
And it looks like the theme will continue. 
So for my pray warriors out there, I would appreciate a little shout out.
For those of you who have a better grasp on things I am open to ANY suggestions!!!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

The Hunger Games

I finally took a chance on the latest craze.
I don't know what my hesitation was. 
I bought the book at least 6 months ago, but was so resistant to read it.
Oh but I am so glad that I did. 
I loved it.
It was so different than anything I ever read.
It really gave me a chance to exercise my imagination. 
And of course I loved the love story in it. 
It was sweet but innocent. 
I am 1/2 through Catching Fire and I love it too. 
I can't wait for the movie!!!
Have you read it?
What did you think?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Woman in Black

Last weekend I saw The Woman in Black. 
I love movies like this, but don't get to watch them often.
I can never find anyone to go with me. 
Since Daniel Radcliffe was in it my bestie decided to go. 

The movie did not disappoint. 
It was scary, but not gruesome. 
I liked the story.
And believe it or not, 
I did not think of Harry Potter the entire movie.
I give it 2 thumbs up. 
I still want to read the book.
I feel like the some of the back story will be good to know. 
I may have to read it only in daylight though.

Have you scene the movie? 
Or are you too scared? :)

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