Showing posts from August, 2014

5 Minute Vid You Can Use to Evaluate the Condition of Your Christian Faith

Cool Story of God's Work in My Life

I do not believe in fate.  I do not believe in coincidence.  I do not believe in luck.

I believe in providence.  I believe in sovereignty.  I believe in divine orchestration.

Don't stop reading!  This isn't a post about doctrine.  I'm not picking a fight.  I have a cool story to tell.  Press on good friends!

About a month ago I was invited to the table of a discussion about marketing, social media, web design, and online presence.  I was invited because I had shown initiative, skill and passion.  I was asked my opinion, my impressions, my vision and my ideas.  

It was an invigorating conversation that made my mental and creative energy soar.

I immediately felt God's hand in bringing me to that place, and I prayed that he would continue to bring something out of the conversation.

Well, that one invite brought about two more, and then came a conversation, and now a new opportunity is before me.  It is so exciting.  God spoke a word into my heart in March about trusting in His …

Updated Pictures of My Garden

This is the first year I have had a vegetable garden at my house.  I didn't get it planted and growing until early in June so everything is still kind of small.  I also vastly underestimated the amount of space the garden would take up.  Despite those two things I am having a really fun time learning and enjoying some home grown food.
Some of the first things we've been able to eat out of the garden have been lettuce and cucumbers. How good is lettuce in your salad and on your BLT when it comes straight from garden to plate!  

The cucumber plant has gotten so huge it is taking over everything.

The green beans and the peas are growing well but they are far from being ready to harvest.

We are really looking forward to enjoying some jalapeƱos, tomatoes, green peppers, and carrots!

I'm not sure what will happen with the corn but it just seems right to have at least a few stalks growing near the garden.
I am already making plans for next year's garden.  There are so many t…

11 Things You Should Know About Introverts (and Me!)

My neighbor and pal Megan Kraby shared this blog post with me on Facebook.  She read it and said many of things written reminded her of me.  I clicked through to the post, read it myself, and felt like I could have personally written all 11 points.  If you're interested in learning more about introverts and how they function you should read the complete post

Here's a few highlight of some things that resonated with me the most. 

- I try to avoid situations where I feel that way, so I may decline your open invitation to some random event. It doesn’t mean I don’t like to be around you, it just means I like to have more control over my surroundings.

- I can turn it on to dazzle a crowd, but if you take me out for lunch afterwards, I’ll probably just listen to you talk.

-Did I get quiet? Do I have a mean look on my face? I’m not judging you; I’m just wrapped up in my thoughts with my [crabby]-resting-face on.

- When you have a strong monologue constantly running in the backg…