My husband Lance and I drove to Lubbock to spend time with his family, which is about 5 hours from us, we also brought one of the MC students with us his name is Sully. On Thanksgiving we had about 40 people eat with us! I know what your thinking WOW my words exactly, but it was neat that everyone wanted to bring someone, we were sure blessed with great food and the love truly was all around! And for the first time I got to try a piece of turkey that was fried and it was delicious! And of course Lance made his famous deviled eggs, which were consumed in minutes!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Mondays are my Saturdays to a lot of people, it's my day off. Like some people I like to have a balanced day off... what does that mean? Well I like to sleep in, relax, but yet get some kind of work done whether its cleaning or running errands.. all at my own pace. Now don't get me wrong there have been some days where I am completely lazy and just stay in my pjs and don't get ready til 3 in the afternoon and watch movies all morning... I love those days just the same!
I like Mondays it's a day to reflect on the past week and get ready for the next. Something I know all too well and yet still run in to time to time is "worrying" or "stressing" that was last week for me and my husband quickly reminded me that it does no good.
Matthew 6:27 "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life."
Sometimes I feel if I think and stress too much about something that a solution will pop out of nowhere...lol that's a stupid idea. What I need to do is realize "Ok God you have always taken care of me, you have always provided I have never gone without, you always given me guidance, and you always give me your strength when I need it." So simple yet I forget it and have to be reminded.
So this week I'm a free bird, worry free, stress free, living for the now and focusing on God. I encourage those that whatever your thinking too much about to set it free so you can live free. Have a blessed week!
Psalms 55:22 "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall."
Monday, November 1, 2010
"THE SMALLEST CROWD YOU WILL EVER LEAD IS YOURSELF....
BUT IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE" -John Maxwell
When God speaks to me it's usually pretty simple, sometimes loud and clear and sometimes in a whisper. I feel like it might be that way for a lot of people. Most of the time it's me hearing God in my own thoughts saying something like this..."OLIVIA YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO DUH" lol well it's different everytime but somehow God always gets His Way and His Will through to me.
I just wanted to share what God has been teaching me and like I said it's pretty simple but to just "lead yourself" no one else can do it for you, other than God you know yourself best. Sometimes we feel like we can't grow or be challenged until someone else paves the way but what God has been telling me is "Olivia lead yourself by following me I am the way" Is God going to put leaders and accountability in your life of course but we have the choice to make ourselves grow. My prayer is to strive to be a great leader not of a crowd but of myself. Thank you God for always teaching me and loving me.
"FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH I CALL TO YOU, I CALL AS MY HEART GROWS FAINT, LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I." Psalms 61:2