Thursday, October 13, 2011

My New Love...

I have just discovered pinterest! I'm hooked. I had heard about it before, but didn't really see the point of it. If you want to be inspired or get creative, that's the place to look! I have already seen so many pictures of desserts that I want to try, home improvements I want to do, party ideas for Landon, clothes, shoes, crafts, etc., etc., etc. The list could go on and on. Whoever came up with this is a genius. Why can't I ever think of anything like that?!
In other news, I have started planning Landon's 2nd birthday party! I can't believe he is almost 2 years old. The time has gone by unbelievably fast. The theme is Blues Clues, but I don't want to overdo it. I'll have a few obvious Blues Clues items but I think the rest will be subtle. I'm so excited about it. I have some pictures posted on pinterest (told you I'm in love) if you want to check them out!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

God is So Good!

Wow! God has been so good to us! It amazes me more every day how much He loves and cares for us even though we have done nothing to deserve it. My husband and I were talking about this last night. Our bellies were full, our pantry is full, and our closets are full of clothes (and shoes). What have we done to deserve this? Nothing! I'm about to start preaching.
The church has been doing great! We have had a visitor every week so far. Two families are still coming that were at our first service. We have already had a baby born in the church (she is absolutely gorgeous, by the way!). The men are on a canoeing trip today and the ladies are taking a trip next Saturday. We have definitely been busy, but it's a good busy. Again, God has been so good to us!
I have already learned alot about being a pastor's wife in just the five weeks that I have been one! 1) My husband and I can't do everything! It takes alot of people to make Sunday "successful" if you don't mind my using that term. I am so thankful for the people God has given us to help us in this ministry. I don't know what we would do without them! 2) My husband needs me in a different way, now. I don't really know how to explain this, but I'll give it my best shot. He needs to know that I will support him in whatever he does. He needs to know that I am always willing to listen to him and his "bright" ideas. :) And that I won't laugh or joke about them. He needs to know and feel that I am always praying for him. He needs me to encourage him when he is discouraged about something. He needs to know that when he comes home, it is a shelter, a safe haven, for him. I know, I know. This sounds like what any husband needs, right? That's true, but I think it is so much more important for a Pastor to know these things about his wife. He has to stay encouraged and feel supported so that he can go out and do what God has called him to do. I pray every day that God would help me to be the wife that I should be. It's a hard job, but with God's help I can do it!
Well, this post turned out to be longer than I intended. I'll post more next week, or at least I'll try. :) Praying for all of you!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Getting Ready for the Church

It's been long time since I've posted anything! I've been super busy with being a wife and mommy, babysitting, getting things ready for the church and my newest thing...selling Thirty-One! Yep...I've taken on something else. :) I really love it, though. If you've never heard of them, check out my website

The start date for the church is getting really close! We feel like we still have so much to do and very little time to do it in. We still need a piano, nursery equipment, plants, and we still have 10,000 John/Romans to stuff into bags and pass out. That will be our big project this week. We will be stuffing bags with the John/Romans and a flyer about our special September 11 service. Please be in prayer for this service.

Time is flying by! We were able to spend July 4 with my family in South Carolina. We had a blast! Landon loved the pool (mommy did, too). I wish that we lived closer to them so we could see them more often, but I know that if we weren't here we would be miserable because we would be out of the Lord's will for our lives.

I'll try to post more often, especially when the church starts. I can add one more title to my name...pastor's wife. :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

What Would You Do?

Okay...I found this crawling on  my ceiling earlier today! This picture makes it look alot smaller than it actually was. If you know me at all, you know that I am terrified of spiders and will not get close enough to them to kill them. So, I just sat on the couch and watched it crawl around for about an hour, then it went behind the curtains and I haven't seen it since. Yikes! I want to know what you would have done if you saw this on YOUR ceiling! I decided that if it went on the floor, I would find a box or something to throw over it. I would have had to have really good aim, though! I probably would have been standing on the other side of the room, screamed, then thrown the box and run away. :) Leave me your comment telling me what you would have done!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Back Home

We're back home! It was so nice to be gone for a few days, but it was also nice to get back home. Plus, we only had one day of work, and now it's the weekend. It's like two vacations in one. :)
We had a great time at the mission conference in Baltimore. The people there treated us like royalty. I spent 4 1/2 years on full time deputation with my parents and don't remember ever being treated as well as we were at High Point Independent Baptist Church. Everyone was so nice and made us feel right at home. On Monday, all the missionary ladies went on a shopping trip. We went to a HUGE thrift store where I found a few things for me and lots of stuff for Landon.
Wednesday, we hit Washington, DC. That was an interesting trip. After two hours of simply trying to get into the city, and an hour to find a parking place, we walked about 1/2 mile in the rain to get where we wanted to be...the Holocaust Museum. When we made it out of there, it had finally quit raining. We then made our way to the American History Museum, where we spent most of our time. We had to keep an eye on the time because we had to be at the car at 4pm so that it didn't get towed. We left the museum at 3:15 to make our way back to the car. After walking around in circles, we finally found it at 3:50. Then, for icing on the cake, I spilled chocolate milk all over the seat of the car right before I got in to sit down. We were glad to get to the hotel that night.
After our experiences in DC, we decided to just stay at the hotel for the evening and order pizza for supper. The next day, we went to the Prime Outlets in Hagerstown, MD where I found a few more things. :) I still have some birthday money left over, though. I'm going to try and spend it tonight. I'm sure it won't be too hard. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, May 13, 2011


We're going to Baltimore tomorrow!! I'm super excited about this trip! We will be at a mission conference Sunday through Tuesday, but Wednesday and Thursday are vacation days! We have no idea what we're going to do, and we really don't care. :) We will probably check out the Baltimore zoo because we can get in for free and probably do some shopping along the way, of course. This will be the first "vacation" we've had since we've been married (three years)!
Pray that the church we will be presenting our ministry to will take us on for support. We hope to be a blessing to them while we are there. That is always a prayer of ours. Even if the church we visit decides not to support us, we still hope that we have been a blessing to them and we will always stick out in their memory as a family who loves God and wants to do His will in their lives.
I will take lots of pictures on our trip and will definitely put them up on facebook, maybe on here too. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

This day is quickly becoming my favorite day of the year, not just because my husband does everything for me (although that is pretty nice), but because if really makes me so thankful to be a mommy. Think about it...God has given us a little human being to teach, nurture, love, and enjoy. What a responsibility he has given to us! Sometimes I see moms at the mall or somewhere and I wonder why on earth they even have kids. It's like they're completely oblivious to the precious child pulling on their shirt to ask if they can have an ice cream. Some mothers need to wake up and realize that they have a wonderful gift from God and they are to raise this child in a way that is pleasing to Him.
Raising a child is the most important job anyone could possibly have. It is also the most rewarding, but it's certainly not the easiest. You are teaching your child to grow up and be a responsible adult. It seems like an impossible thing to do, but with God's strength, we can do it.
Just last night as I was putting Landon to bed, I was cradling him in my arms, just looking at him. He was looking up at me with those beautiful grayish eyes and I just teared up. Even now as I write this, I am emotional. I thank God every day for the gift he has given me. I want more than anything to be the kind of mommy Landon deserves. I don't know that I ever will be, but I'm sure gonna try! I never knew that it was possible to have so much love in your heart for such a little person.
Mommy loves you, Landon!!