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Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy, Healthy...and Life Changing

Tonight I sit here listening to an awesome Perry Noble sermon!! You really should check out and New Spring Church. This is the first sermon I've ever listened to and its really great!!

Life is good again! Yesterday I was off work and went on a cleaning frenzy! Pulled a bunch of stuff out to get rid of and cleaned up a bunch of other stuff!! Still working on cleaning up the office and straightening up the kitchen cupboards/pantry! Too much junk!!

I met a good friend of mine yesterday for coffee (thanks Amanda M!) and just enjoyed some girl talk for an hour. It was great to just relax and enjoy each others company! Today I hung out with my other good friend -Amanda L :-)-, her baby Ladybug (a golden retriever), and her hubby, Joey. Amanda is teaching piano lessons on Monday and I hung out during her down time. Life without friends just isn't life! :)

Tomorrow is back to the work grind. I don't really mind because I love my job, but it's just the matter of getting back on routine. My weekends usually start at noon on Saturday's because I usually work Saturday AM (4 hours) and normally have Monday's off. Pretty cool to have a weekday off and be able to do "weekday" stuff (bank errands, etc).

I am really excited about 2009! I really believe that this is going to be an awesome year! God has been good to us even when we haven't been able to see it. He has blessed us financially and with good jobs---which in turns means that, as long as we are careful with our money, we can get debt paid down/off, keep our bills paid on time, buy groceries AND gas (haha), and actually put a little bit of money in savings!!

I'm also excited for 2009 because I am a part of Catalyst...which will be and is, the newest "church on the block"!!! This will not be your normal, average, traditional church! Life changing is what Catalyst will be!! Real, in-your-face, straight from the Bible teaching! Taking Jesus to the community instead of trying to bring the community to Jesus. This is going to be so awesome and I am just sooo excited!!! Want more information? Just ask!

Next weekend I should be getting my piano! It's not exactly what I was looking for but you know what? It plays and thats what matters!! There are so many nights where, instead of typing away on the computer (or wandering aimlessly through the internet), I have wanted to plink away on the piano! Now I will be able to!! No, I'm not a great pianist, but I enjoy trying!

This is a long blog, no plan to it, just rambling!

I just can't help feeling excited! No particular reason really!! "Something good is about to happen!"

I'm ready to get my physical house in order. To clean out the clutter so we're not consumed by it. To get rid of the junk that is just sitting around catching dust. To be organized again so I'm not scrounging when it's time to pay the bills, buy the groceries, run the errands, or have to leave town suddenly. I'm ready to get my t-shirt quilt started AND completed. I'm ready to finish out some scrapbooks and get them into albums. I'm ready to dig deeper into Christ--start reading my Bible more than just on Sunday--memorize Scripture this year!!! It has been many years since I've made it a point to memorize Scripture. Remember in Sunday School when whoever memorized the memory verse got a prize? Thats the urgency I want to have this year! My prize is Heaven--"I press on toward the goal..." I'm ready to get my house painted (inside). I'm ready to get as much debt paid off as possible this year! I'm ready to help my husband get started with the fishing tournaments he has signed up for this year! I'm ready to help him make it a success! I'm ready to get myself back in shape--to feel better about myself, to be healthier, to be content in my own skin. I'm ready to try new recipes, read new books, enjoy the glorious outdoors, take my dog for a run on the beach, relax with my hunny!

I don't want to be regretting things in 2009! I don't want to be saying "what if?". I dont want to look back and see so many opportunities that I missed. I don't want to miss opportunities to hang out with family, visit with friends, go see my Grandma (in GA), and cuddle with my dog and cat.

I'm so excited about life right now. I have at least 2 books that I want to write this year and I want to find a "real" publisher for all 3. PWYP is coming up in April and I cannot wait for that. That is my main vacation for this year and its up to a week in the woods of NC with 80+ men, women, children, and dogs learning new survival skills and trading survival tools.

As I end this note of excitement, I want to encourage each of you to dream big! Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you'll land among the stars! ~~God Bless~~