Saturday, September 28, 2013

Baby shower and a birthday party

Today was a very busy day! I had a Baby Shower at 11am and then I had Seth's Birthday Party at 4pm. 

The shower was great. They did Autumn decorations instead of a baby theme and I must say it was refreshing. She is having a baby girl, which we all know girls are much easier to buy for and she got a ton of clothes! Including a dress we had bought I case we were having a girl... I had a hard time getting rid of that, but it will be so nice to see a little one in it.  She also got some pretty awesome things like a spoon that has an attached container that you put the food in and you squeeze it and the food comes onto the spoon and also a spa bath for baby! Food was great. And even though they didn't do games we all had a great time. Very, very refreshing! 

As for Seth's Birthday party I had to do all the major setup today. I had pre-made the runners for the table and had finished those last night, but all the tables had to be moved outside, the happy birthday sign put up, the food made, cakes baked (yes, I made our cakes), chairs put out, etc. it was a lot of work and we had a lot of family coming over, but it all went really well and Seth got some great gifts. Clean up is going to be a monster, but it was worth it for such a successful first birthday party. 
Seth had a great time digging into his cake, he ended up eating so much that he puked... Didn't help that he was running around. He really enjoyed playing with his nephew and nieces and with his new toys. 

Now I'm relaxing in my recliner so ready to go to bed, but sadly Seth is not... How normal lol. 

I hope you all have a great night and a blessed Sunday! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

One Year Old!

My Seth turns 1 today! Its a miracle we've made it to 1. I'm so excited and I can't wait to see what this up and coming year has for us.

I'd be lying if I said that this year had been easy. There have been times I thought I was going to lose it, times I wanted to pull my hair out or maybe even pull Seth's hair out lol. But I can also tell you for every time I've been upset I've been happy. For every time I've cried out of frustration I've cried thinking about Seth growing up and moving out. 

There were many times I thought we wouldn't make it to his first birthday because I'd lose it before we got there. No one can really tell you how much your life changes once you've had a kid, they may try but no one can fully explain it. 

I have a walking, running, crawling, cat chasing, tail pulling, car loving,... 1 year old! 

One year ago today I was laying in a hospital bed terrified, feeling so sick, having some of the worst pain I've ever felt in my life and wondering can I really do this? And here we are, I did it ad I can do this. 

He was and still is the most perfect and beautiful baby I've ever seen. I've never known of a baby that was so well behaved. 

I'm so glad I went against all my better judgment and decided to have a baby. 

So happy birthday to the most perfect baby ever! Happy birthday, Seth! 

Success! :D

Yesterday was another successful day of staying off of Facebook! I'm hoping to make it until Sunday. I'm upset because I'll "miss out" on seeing what people are doing and hearing about their day and funny stories, but I know I'm doing the right thing. 

I found a new app to get on. Don't worry this is a productive app. It's called duolingo and you can learn quite a few languages on it. I chose Spanish since I should know at least a little Spanish since our community has so many Mexicans and some don't know English. I don't agree with them not knowing English since they're in America and that's what we speak, but I've wanted to learn Spanish anyways. 

Well off to what I hope to be another productive, successful day. Have a great day everyone! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Facebook Fast

I've seen so many people do Facebook fasts some for a few days, some a week, and some even longer. I've never really done a Facebook fast, but I believe that it is a very good idea. 

I decided yesterday ( after having already been on Facebook) that I wanted to do my own Facebook fast. So most of yesterday and so far all of today I've stayed off Facebook. If it says I'm online it's because I have Facebook messenger and it seems to leave me on there. 

I knew it would be difficult to do a Facebook fast, but I didn't realize just how difficult. I've caught myself going to open the app on my phone when I was bored and of course stopped myself. I must get on Facebook a lot because I know I'm bored a lot and it's my go to. 

Today I found myself bored and though I wanted to get on Facebook I decided to read this book I've been reading called The Prayers of Jabez (the for teens version) by Bruce Wilkinson. It's 104pgs plus a study chapter and it's a really good read, I totally would suggest this book. I finished that and I have other books that I haven't finished that are by Ted Dekker, a Christian author, so I'll be using my fasting time to read those. I'm excited! 

I haven't really finished a book since I had Seth. So I was very excited to finish even a teens book. Hey you've gotta start somewhere. 

Between reading, blogging, taking care of Seth, and being on our 24 hour prayer chain I should be able to keep myself busy enough to refrain from getting on Facebook. 

Now to clean up a little while Seth naps :)

The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson

I just finished reading the book The Prayer of Jabez for Teens by Bruce Wilkinson. You may be asking this question. You're 23 years old, why are you reading the teen version? Well I'll answer. Because that's the version that my husband had before we got married. We don't own the adult version I'm sure it says just about the same thing, but with different examples so I'm not worried about it. Plus my burden is the Youth so why not read something that I may be able to use later in life for the Youth? 

It's a very good book. I believe every Christian should read it. This version is fairly short at only 104 pages and the book itself isn't tall or wide so that's why there are more pages. 

Bruce writes 6 chapters:
Little Man, Big Prayer
So Why Not Ask?
Born For More
The Power Source
Gladiator Lessons
  and last, but not least
Making Jabez Yours

There's also a Study Guide with Jabez Conversations, which from viewing is mainly for someone wishing to use this book for teaching a Sunday School class.  Which I believe would make a brilliant Sunday School lesson. Well it would actually make about 6 Sunday School lessons. 

Bruce talks about a few things that I'd never heard before, one being S.P.A.M., which stands for Spritual Preparation And Meditation. It says that the SPAM challenge is a week to 2 month challenge where you fast from secular books, tv, magazines, movies, and music. This fast like others is to grow closer to God, to take your relationship with God to the next level. 

In this book Bruce talks about using this prayer everyday and making it our own. He believes that sometimes God doesn't bless us even when He has a blessing He'd like to give us because we didn't ask Him too bless us. He also tells us to be aware that when you ask for the things from the prayer if Jabez that once you get them you might feel overwhelmed. 

You should really take the time to read it! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Revival Out Loud

Josh Herring
Acts 5 
Revival Out Loud 

Last night at Christian Life Church (CLC) Bro. Josh Herring came and preached. He told us story after story, none of them were hard to believe although I'm sure some did find it hard. Stories involved spirits, Death, witches, dreams, testimonies. 

He didn't speak long before going into a what I'd assume was more like an old fashion Apostolic Pentecostal altar call.

God was in that place. Every person that had the Holy Ghost was speaking in tongues, people were filled with the Holy Ghost, baptized, released from addictions, and I'm sure there was some healings that I just haven't heard the testimonies from yet. 

I prayed to see people dance, praying facedown in the floor, healed of addictions, receiving the Holy Ghost, being baptized, and all the saints being renewed I'm the Holy Ghost, along with several other things... And guess what they all happened! 

If you missed this service you missed out on a great blessing, a great refreshing, a great renewing, and just an awesome move of God. Which makes me feel sorry for you. 

I'm expecting more services just like that one and even greater! I cannot wait to see what God has in store!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Aww They're So.... Annoying

Isn't it amazing how when a woman is pregnant everyone wants to hear posts about the pregnancy, see maternity pictures, hear about doctor visits, etc. and of course once the baby is born we all want to know the date of birth, time, weight, height, see pictures, etc. but have you noticed that after a few weeks or maybe a month we get annoyed at seeing all the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,... photos and statuses that they post about their baby? 

I know when I had Seth I was trying to be  very conscience of the fact that other people were excited for me, but they weren't as excited as me and that their excitement would fade very quickly. So I've tried to not post a lot of pictures of him ( or even myself.. Whole other blog post) because I know I don't want to see a ton of pictures of someone else's baby a month or so after they're born so why would they want to see mine?

I know of plenty of people who refuse to think about others. It's not like we can magically make your pictures go away that we don't want to see but keep the others. 

Point being try to remember that yes, we are excited for you, but not as excited as you and that our excitement will fade. 

Every baby does cute things and its always so much cuter when it's your baby, to you, but the person next to you is thinking "it was cuter when my baby did it".... True story. 

What Do You Mean You Can't Say?!

Have you ever noticed that there are some things in life that there is no tasteful or Christian way to talk about or blog about? 

Day after day I'll think of subjects that I would really like to be able to blog about, but there is no proper way to do so. It's so frustrating. 

These are just normal everyday things that range from being born to dying. Things we all do, but its just not something to discuss, no matter how important the subject. 

Example:Let's say I was sick and someone was to ask what my symptoms were and one of my symptoms was diarrhea. Would I tell that person that was one of my symptoms? No way, not unless it was a doctor or a very close family member. It's just not something you talk about. Most of us would answer stomach troubles or something along those lines. 

Anyways I just find it annoying that there are so many topics, some that are important (a lot more important than the above example) that I just can't blog about due to it being inappropriate.

Guess that answers why I don't blog as much anymore....

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Praying Hard or Hardly Praying?

I find it funny how so many people call themselves Christians, including myself. 

My church is having this 24 hour week long prayer chain and I signed up. Which means that each day for 1 week I'm to pray at that time for the whole hour! Now I knew this would be difficult when I signed up, but I did it anyways. 

How sad is that? I mean seriously we call ourselves Christians but how many of us actually take the time out of our day to pray for an hour or two or even 30 minutes? I can tell you that I normally don't and that's why this is so difficult. 

I know that I should pray more, we all do. We make time for work, friends, family, television, video games, etc. but we don't make time for God. I don't know what else to say except its sad. 

Prayer keeps us strong, it makes us better people, it gives us a greater relationship with God, and so much more. So why on earth do we push out something so important? Last time I checked my movies, shows, video games, and all that other stuff isn't helping me to be a better me. It isn't strengthening me. Maybe it scares us. Maybe we're "to busy". Maybe we forget. 

So sad, so sad.