Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What a man....

Two months from today, I'll be walking down an aisle, wearing white, giving thanks to God for His many blessings, and marrying my best friend.

Don't listen to me if I complain about wedding planning - I am blessed beyond belief and my complaints are nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt at saying I am discontent in what God has given me. Shame on me. "Godliness with contentment is great gain." I want to be content, and why shouldn't I be?

I have been blessed to be given a man who is strong, sensitive, loving, funny and above all, seeks and pursues Jesus, more than he pursues me. As long as he has his priorities in that order, we'll be just fine :) He is - aside from my salvation - the greatest blessing of my life.

So, while I have SO much to be thankful for today, I just wanted to take this opportunity to boast in what my God has done - he has given me life, and he is giving it to me abundantly.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Friday with Fuzzy-Face

Ben loves sticks, much to Adrian's chagrin. Friday was a great example of both Ben's love of sticks and his stubborn determination, which we wish he would use for good and not evil :) Anyways, watch and see how his wood-loving tendencies met with his determination as Benny conquered the stick/rope swing at the river. Enjoy watching mi perro loco!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I sewed my veil this weekend. It still needs to be cut and shaped, and there's a chance I'll scrap it altogether and start over, but I was excited by how easy it was start looking bridal with my veil!

Also. My dress should be in this week. I. AM. SO EXCITED.

Once I get those things done, I can figure out jewelry, hair and shoes, and who doesn't love to accessorize? As a friend once told me - Accessories are best, because no matter how much weight you gain, they still fit....

Not that I really have to worry about gaining weight and not fitting into my dress - it's not like you'll be able to tell inside the big, poufy, multiple-layered concoction that is my dress ;)

Kidding. Maybe. Yay for looking bridal!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Spiritual warfare and battling

Last night at church, Chad finished up his series on the book of Daniel. We didn't get through the whole book - there's a TON in there - but he finished it by talking about spiritual warfare and the battles that take place in the heavenly realms which we know nothing of.

As I went to bed angry last night and woke up frustrated this morning, Chad's message has been playing back in bits and pieces to me and I have been challenged to think that my battles are not with people or myself, but against the forces of darkness. I am so quick to judge others and get angry with them - especially fellow believers - that I forget that our real battles are against Satan and his demons. Instead of fighting against one another, we need to pray and join in the battle that is raging far beyond this world.

Please help to remind me of this over the next several months: that I ought not be fighting against my brothers and sisters in Christ, but instead against the spiritual forces of darkness and the attacks of the devil. I feel like the attacks are coming so often lately. I guess that means he's feeling threatened? I hope that is it, and I hope I fight in a manner worthy of the Lord.