Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's all in your Perspective

Well hello there :)
It's been a while since I posted...sad day :(

Because of that, I have several random pictures I wanted to post that may not necessarily all go together completely. They are all things have either been a part of my world lately or something God has been teaching me. Take a look!

New Discoveries:

Ok, so one of the best things about being in a new city for me is that I don't know every street or beautiful place to visit. I love taking different roads home each day from work and just getting lost in a different part of the city that I've never seen before. I stumbled upon this lake that way. Just driving around one day. It was absolutely the most peaceful place to just stumble upon. I love being around a different kind of landscape and just seeing a different kind of beauty that God created with just as much detail as what I grew up around but SO different. These other pictures are of a nature preserve that I am now in love with. So much green!

New Memories:

I am thankful for new friendships and memories. I miss all of my close friendships in AZ so much. And I can get quite sad about it if I think about it too much. The other day though, I was thinking about how much I missed everyone and then God gently reminded me how He has blessed me with some pretty awesome friendships here too. So I'm blessed twice as much! Amazing, life-long friendships at home in Phoenix and now new friendships here in Dallas. What an amazing perspective! 

Oh, I shouldn't have!
Ok, this may not be super exciting to all of you, but i was so excited about this find. I actually bought this bow necklace for a friend but then decided I needed one too :) 
Completely smile worthy!!

And lastly,

I couldn't say this better myself. God has been working on me lately with my attitude. It's funny because many times, I know I have an icky attitude about something going on but no one else really can tell because I just seem quiet. But God still knows my attitude regardless of whether others notice. This little graphic is on my iPad to remind me that its ALWAYS a good day to have a good day :) We are all blessed and highly favored so let's act like it. The amazingly wise Courtney Rose always says she doesn't have the luxury of having a bad day. She's just too blessed. Such an essential perspective.

Well, that what has been going on in my world lately. Hope you all have a fabulously blessed weekend!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Wednesday

Why Wednesday you ask?

Because it's Tuesday...and I thought it was Wednesday and decided to just role with it.'s that kind of a day.

So let's get to it.

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This week, God has me thinking about Exodus 33. There is just so much in these verses.

" Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’     13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” 14 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” 17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” 18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” 19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” 21 Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

Let's start with verse 12...Moses knows what God says about him.

Up next verse 13...He doesn't just know what God says, but He is acting in that. Saying, "God, if what you have said of me is true, then let me walk in that...further that blessing and promise." He wasn't afraid to ask something of God...wasn't afraid to ask for more of God, more of His favor.

Third...He asked for the right learn. To be taught the ways of God...and beyond that, with motive of knowing God.

Fourth: verse 14...God's answer is His presence. When Moses asked for God to teach him, and give him favor...God's answer was simple...His presence. After all, how do we expect to learn from God, of God if we are not with God?

This week, I want to be more aware of God's presence...I want to recognize Him in every moment so that I may that I may walk in favor. There is so much more in these verses...too much to write in one post. But I hope you keep reading, and I hope you keep thinking deeply, allowing God to move you, to teach you.

Happy Wednesday Tuesday everyone!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013


"Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; 
 for He is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care"
Psalm 95:6-7 

In our Bible study we have been studying the book of John. This week we discussed Jesus, our shepherd.
We couldn't help but go to Psalm 23 where David so beautifully describes the loving care of a shepherd. Such care and protection.  I love how the verse above compliments Psalm 23...we are His people, the people of His pasture, under His care. Doesn't that make you want to worship Him?

This past week some friends and I got together to have a night of worship and prayer.
Beautiful, beautiful worship.

I can give no more glory to God than I cangive more light to the sun...but I can recognize, honor, and praise. I can use my gifts, my hands, my lips to show His glory.
To declare Him worthy of all glory.
Wednesday, we did just that. We gave Him "room to move" as we invited Him into our night.
We held our hands high, bowed our heads low and declared Him worthy.
It was such a beautiful night in God's presence, moving as the body of Christ in and out of song.


Here are a few shots I snagged during the night.