Friday, March 29, 2013

Out Of Site..

...out of mind.

It's completely true that if you don't see something you often put it out of your mind, at least it is in my case. Of course my son and husband are a different story, but I'm not talking about them. So I'm sure you're wondering what I'm talking about? Let me tell you :P

I'm talking about Spiritual things. God. I'm sure I'm not the only person who has this problem, but I often feel like I am.
(By the way this is not the problem I was having from my previous post.)

God you can't see Him and you can't see Heaven. So I find that sometimes I forget that it all really does exist.

You go through life and you have a routine. Sure we see all the things that God created, but it's all so normal. We see trees, the sky, flowers, people, etc everyday so it's easy to forget who created them. If someone was to ask me "Who created everything?" without ever even thinking I would say God. It's not like I don't know who created it I just don't go past every sinlge person, tree, flower, etc and say (or think) God created that! I probably should just to keep myself reminded...

So how do you, with your busy lives and hectic schedules, remind yourself daily about God, Heaven, eternity, etc.? Good question.

Really the answer is simple. We are supposed to pray without ceasing (still trying to understand how that is possible), read our Bible (daily bread), and fast. Now two of those are supposed to be daily (praying and reading our Bible, for those of you who may not know) To my knowledge there isn't anywhere in the Bible that says how often you're supposed to fast, but I know that it should be more than most people do. (I mean seriously who likes to fast?) If we were to do all these things like we are supposed to then we would remember God.

So there is your (and my) simple solution.

Get to reading and praying :P

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Church Is A Hospital

We've heard it a lot recently, the church is a hospital. The church was not intended for the perfect it was created for the broken. Though we've heard this and though at some level we know it is true I think most of us just can't get in our head that it is true.

People go to church and altar call comes and they feel judged and like the whole church is looking at them if they go up. But why? Seriously, it's not like anyone in that building is perfect. Does it really matter if they are looking at you? Compared to eternity, no.

I guess what I'm trying to say is if you broke your leg or you had been shot would you refuse to go to the hospital? No. Then why when you're broken spiritually would you not go to the altar, your spiritual hospital?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How Do You Change How You Feel About Things?

How do you change the way you feel about something? 

I have certain things in life that I have tried and tried to change how I feel about them. I have prayed for God to change how I feel. I've tried explaining to myself why how I feel is wrong. Nothing so far has worked. 

Now I know that I prayed and God may change my mind about it in time and that he has perfect timing, but for right now I feel awful because I know how I should feel, but I have been unable to get past the way that I currently feel. 

I know I'm being vague and that it's so much easier to help someone when you know the situation, but for the sake of myself and others I think it's best if I don't give any type of real hint. I'll tell you this much one is about a person and the other is spiritual. 

Now before anyone who really knows me says anything about the spiritual thing I'll explain something. No, I have not changed my views. No, I am not dropping out of church. It's not about an uncertainty in what I believe or what the Bible says. I think that gives enough explanation to make people not freak out. 

If you have advice then fabulous! Please feel free to leave me a comment. After all I know I'm not the only person who struggles with this so maybe someone else will read this one day and see your comment and it will help them too. If you don't have any advice, but have still read this than just take this as me 'getting something out of my system'

Thank you all for reading, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great day! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

6 months!

Tomorrow Seth will be 6 months old! I can't believe how fast time has gone by!

For those of you who don't know Seth can crawl ( a beginner crawl ) and he has 2 teeth!

 He's such a good boy. I love to watch him. He stands well. Sits well.

He's 17.9 lbs. 27 1/4 in long. Well according to his last Dr. appointment anyways, which wasn't that long ago.

He eats #2 Baby food. Can have those baby puff things. Is being introduced to a sippy cup.

Still no first word(s) and he still cries like a newborn.

I can't wait to see what all he can do in the next 6 months.

Oh he also gives kisses!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Poor Pregnant Women

I feel so sorry for all the women I know that are pregnant. Don't get me wrong, I do not regret having Seth, but I don't want to be pregnant again.

I remember watching TV series where a woman would be pregnant and I'd always complain and say, "You know she's going to have her baby before me!" It was so unfair. Sure I know typically the actress isn't really pregnant, but it was just awful being pregnant before a character and her having her baby first!

The morning sickness was awful! Some women are lucky and don't have to deal with it, but for those of us who do, being pregnant is miserable.

I must admit that there was an upside to being pregnant. I was able to eat as much of pretty much whatever I wanted with no fear of gaining weight. I didn't gain a lot of weight during pregnancy like some women so I was able to eat and eat and still not be over the recommended weight.

The reward after the pregnancy is awesome, but I have all the reward (in this case) that I'll ever need. Seth is perfect! I don't want to "share" my love with another child. Sure maybe (BIG maybe) I'll change my mind in a couple of years when my baby is no longer a baby. We'll just have to wait and see.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I Complain To Much

I complain to much! It's true.

I'm blessed! I know I am.

But like all humans I will always want more or better things. And that gets in the way.

So shall I name some of the ways that I am blessed?
I shall.

1. I have a home of my own
2. I have a great husband
3. I have a wonderful son
4. I have a working, dependable vehicle
5. I have a job.. technically I have 2! Lol.
6. I have an amazing Mom who is always there for me (Should I get an I <3 haha="" just="" kidding="" mom="" p="" tattoo="">7. I have food in the cabinets and the fridge
8. I have a great church
9. God woke me up this morning
10. God gave me air to breathe

And of course there's more, but I'm a little distracted at the moment with eating and feeding Seth.
I hope you all feel blessed. I also hope you all have a great day! 

One Step Forward Two Steps Back

Since basically everyone knows now and we've kind of gotten over it I'll tell you about my husband and that new job that he'd gotten. 

We were so excited Miles had gotten a new job, it was in town, in a few short months he'd be making more money, plus saving money on gas due to less travel, and the best bonus of all he loved the work, it was easy! (You know my last post on to good to be true? Yeah,...)

So my husband had been working there for 4 blissful days and on the 5th day he went into work, in their afternoon meeting (which was the beginning of his shift) he learned that all the temps were being let go.... He was a temp. 

It was devastating. To him, to me, to everyone, The workers there loved him and how hard of a worker he was. One of the women even broke down and cried while telling him how sorry she was that this happened.

Miles a bit dazed calls my mom in a panic. I was next to her and thought he'd gotten in a car accident or something, I never imagined it would be him saying he didn't have a job.

After my mom got off the phone she told me what had happened and being in a state of shock I took it quite well. I did cry when I was telling my mom about the note that I'd given to Miles the night before that I now knew was so fitting and had a purpose. In my note I'd said that no matter if we lost weight together or gained weight together or if we were rich or just getting by that I knew together we could make it through it all. Now the fat or skinny thing was just for laughs, but I was still being just as serious about that as I was with the money. 

A few short minutes after she told me and we weren't even done talking about it completely my husband walks in. He breaks down crying and says that he failed me and Seth. That wasn't the case at all. This company failed us. My husband wasn't a bad worker that got fired, this company just lied and let people believe they had intentions of hiring people, but they really didn't. 

My mom with all her wisdom told him to call his old job that he'd just quit and try to get back on there. So he called. She also told him to leave right then and go to Manpower and Spartan and put his name in their systems for a job and to also fill out an application at this place that we knew was hiring. So he did. 

Well, to make this story much shorter than it really is my husband is back at his old job, but working as a temp... he was full-time, with insurance, and a Lead Op and now he's a temp. He makes less money, no insurance, and he has less seniority than the people he trained. 

I know there's nothing I can do. I'm very mad at the way that company lied and I've found out that they do this often. If given the chance Miles would gladly go back to work there because he really did love the job. Maybe one day he'll be given that chance. But then again maybe God has a better place in mind. Either way we would love for you to keep us in your prayers. Pray that Miles will find a job that's in town, that pays well, that he'll like, that has good insurance, and that isn't going to lay him off or fire him. Also pray for us as a family financially.

We took one great step forward and got shoved two steps backward....

Friday, March 15, 2013

To Good To Be True

We've all heard the saying, "It sounds to good to be true." And people say if it sounds to good to be true than it is to good to be true. But is that really always the case? Really?

Look at God, He created us, He's perfect, He forgives us, He never fails us, we have new mercy every day through Him, etc. So if God created us and everything else, isn't it safe to say that not ALL things that sound to good to be true are to good to be true? 

Surely a perfect God wouldn't allow that because then we would all look at Him and think that He's to good to be true as well. If we all looked at it that way then we wouldn't serve Him. Or is the whole point that He is the only thing/person that truly sounds to good to be true, but is true. Mind puzzler, huh? 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fight The Frump

Sheila over at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum has been doing a Blog Series on Fight the Frump. She's been giving ideas on ways to Fight The Frump . So far she's talked about Accessorize, Choosing Lingerie That Makes You Feel Confident,  Finding Clothes That Fit and Flatter , and Get Dressed. I think every woman should read these, it may give you ideas on ways to make you feel better about yourself on a daily basis.

So I thought I would tell you some of the things that help me Fight The Frump.

Yes, I know it's so simple and it's a given that taking a shower makes you feel better, but lets be honest we're busy we don't always have time for a daily shower especially if you're a mommy who has to take care of a little one 24/7. So just throwing that one out there. 

As Sheila said the right clothes can always make you feel better. If you stay in your pj's all day you'll look and therefor feel like a bum. So get dressed. Wear clothes that fit (not to big and not to small. Know your size it's important.) And wear clothes that make you feel good about yourself. 

It's funny how something that no one else sees can make you feel better or worse about yourself. If you're wearing Lingerie that makes you feel beautiful and is comfortable that's one great way to Fight The Frump. 

Along with that fabulous outfit that you pick out make sure to pick out a great matching belt, watch, headband, purse, etc. Accessories are what really makes an outfit pop and can give you that positive attention that we all secretly desire. No one really wants to be invisible or just a regular Jane. You're clothing and accessories are like art, it's a great way to show your creativity and who you are. 

Some people might list hair as an accessory like Sheila did (maybe just to save time?), but I see hair as it's own thing. Especially if you have as much hair as I do. Most hairstyles that we do are fast and just to get our hair out of our way, but it doesn't make us feel good. So to Fight The Frump take the extra time to do your hair. A nice bun, ponytail, curl it, straighten it, or whatever. See I do this 'poof' and it's basically a pin curl, my husband think it looks like a fin and a lot of people may not like it, but I do and guess what since I like it and I like the way it looks I feel better about myself. So what some people may not like it, but if I'm not true to me who will be? No one. So be you, do what you like to make you feel good. 

Yes, most of those were already mentioned on To Love, Honor, and Vacuum, but I wanted to put my own words to it. So put on your deodorant, perfume, lotion up, and do whatever else makes you feel like a Million Bucks, you'll feel better and people will notice. 

Don't forget to go check out To Love, Honor, and Vacuum. The link is posted above so just click right on over. Check out Sheila's things other than the Fight The Frump as well, I'm sure you'll find many useful tips in many areas of your life. Have a great day!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

To Crawl Or Not To Crawl

We're almost to the crawling stage. Seth can pull his legs up under him, get on all fours. His problem is  when he tries to actually move he falls flat on his face. I expect him to be crawling by 6 months.

He'll be 6 months on the 27th. He'll be a year old in no time! It goes by so quickly. Part of me is sad knowing that he's growing up so fast, but as I've said MANY times before part of me just can't wait to see who he's going to become (and how he's going to get there)

Have a great night. And don't forget Day Light Savings Time.