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September 18, 2009

My mind right now...

*I am giving my testimony/giving a lesson on Individuality at our church's Youth Girls Slumber Party...I am extremely nervous. I can't figure out why. I mean, I am giving MY testimony on things that happened to ME, so it's not like I have to come up with something. I think it's because this is really the first time that I have ever given my testimony in front of people I don't know. I want my testimony to make a difference. I don't want it to just be something else these girls here and then forget. I'm hoping that God gives me to words to make an impact. We are dividing into groups and decorating cakes, then I get to give my testimony and tie it into how everyone is different, but we all share one common bond: Christ. I planned a neat little activity, so we will see how it goes.

*God is so good!! I was upset last week because Josh was working ALL the time, but God has been so good to us this week. Josh was supposed to work Monday-Thursday with the Coast Guard this week, then work 12 hour shifts today and tomorrow at the hospital. He ended up getting off work at 2:00 on Monday, and got off early Tuesday because he was getting sick, stayed home Wednesday, and worked yesterday and today, but is off tomorrow. I miss him when he's gone. And I know that Noah does too. It's not easy having him gone so much. But I have so much respect for him as a wife for taking the steps needed to take care of us and get us out of this financial rut that we are in.

* Speaking of Finances, we started Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University" Wednesday night at church and I. LOVE. IT. It's common sense, real world advice tied together with God's word and his hilarious true sense of humor. Our first "baby step" is to put $1000.00 in Emergency Funding. Josh's second job is really going to help us out with our saving. We don't have a lot of debt. My car and very minimal student loans. We don't have a pile of credit cards, so we don't have that to deal with. Our biggest thing is managing our money and cutting out crap that we don't need. I'm excited to start saving and get over the sense of "impending doom" I feel sometimes because we don't have ANY savings. We just haven't been able to afford it. Not anymore. This is hardcore. And we have an accountability group to help us out, so it's really exciting.

* Noah is almost ONE YEAR OLD!!! I can't believe it. Seriously. Can't believe it. Where has this past year gone??? We are having a party here for him, and then going home and having one in Alabama so our family can come. It's going to be fun. Don't worry. You will get to see photos. I gaurantee it.

* There is a townhouse identical to ours for rent across the street from us. My new friend Amie came over the other day and fell in love with the layout of our house. She's wanting to persuade her husband, Sheldon [who is the Youth Minister] at our church, to move over there. I am already brainstorming how awesome it would be to have a friend living across the street from me :) They are looking to move anyway, and I'm hoping that things are going to work out so that we can be neighbors.

* I feel bad for falling back on my blog. I am up to 36 followers and I feel like I have let you guys down lately. I'm going to try to sit down on Sunday nights and schedule some posts throughout the week so that you guys have some stuff to read. I just haven't taken the time lately to do it. Sorry :(

That's about all that I can think of right now. I've got to finish gathering what little stuff I am taking to the slumber party tonight. I do have to get the stuff together for my little activity. Wish me luck everyone! I'll let you know how it goes. So excited!

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4 Comments:

At September 18, 2009 at 7:25 PM , Blogger Kelli said...

You have some great things going on. I know you'll do well with your testimony. Anything to bring God the glory will go well. How fun would it be to have a friend so close. Good luck with the persuading.

 
At September 19, 2009 at 1:49 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

We have missed you but, remember you have to take care of you first and then your family. Us, out here, are always here for you when you need us.

You will do great with your testimony. After you get the first few sentences out you will see how relaxed you are and won't remember ever being nervous.

Good luck!

 
At September 19, 2009 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Tina said...

Good luck at the slumber party, although I'm sure you will not need it. I know God will use you in the way he sees fit, as long as you are honest and just share with the girls your story. Someone will be touched, even if it is in a small way.
Did I know your family was in Alabama? Can't remember! I am an Alabama girl too! The upcoming birthday should be fun!!!

 
At September 19, 2009 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Amie Christine said...

You did an amazing job! Hope you know that! :) I HOPE WE CAN MOVE THERE TOO!!! YAY! :)

 

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