Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Challenge

So you all by now know how much I love Anthem Lights and how on fire they are for God! Nathan and I are going to their concert in May, they are opening for the Newsboys and I am really excited for it.
Well one of the band members in Anthem Lights posted that he was starting a Facebook page for other believers that wanted to start memorizing bible verses and its called The Challenge (you can watch the video below). I am so excited to be doing this because not only is it something I need right now but we are starting in the book of James! The first verse is one that I always need to remember but especially now..James 1:1-2 James, a servant of God the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings Consider the pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. That is so cool that Gods word can speak to me in such a way that it feels like he is wrapping his arms around me. Unlike Nathan and his family I did not grow up learning bible verses and ways to help me store them in my heart so when I need them they just flow out. So I am taking on this awesome challenge to store Gods word in my heart. The even cooler thing is that not only is this helping me but if you go on The Challenge++ Facebook or twitter page you will see the hundreds that are also being challenged by this and if I could show you the number of texts and emails I have just received from friends and family that read my post yesterday and are joining in too! God really is amazing!! So Happy Memorizing :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012


So I am not sure exactly where I heard this but it stuck with me...we can never trust our feelings because they are just that feelings...Not sure if this hits anyone else or just me? I always went off of my feelings when things were happening in my life. I feel happy so I must be...I am feeling hungry I must want to eat...I feel scared I should run. But there were many times in my life that I felt safe and in reality I wasn't or I felt happy and I was not happy at all. The last couple of weeks I have had to remember this phrase more than ever. Things are hard right now we are learning a new way of life and honestly it is probably the hardest thing I have ever walked through. I am messing up on a daily basis on how to handle things but one thing I know for sure is that Nathan knows I am not perfect just like I know he is not perfect and neither of us claim to be. I struggle with my feelings and letting them dictate how I should be in my life. I have a choice if I want to be angry just because something that is said makes me feel that way or I have a choice to have a pity party for myself just because I feel sad about something. I am an emotional person on sooo many levels and at times I think I have let that stop me from doing certain things because I am afraid of my FEELINGS getting hurt or FEELING rejection or FEELING alone. See the pattern?? I know that this time is a time of growing in my faith and my love with my husband and learning about myself on a level I always dreamed of and who said that trials are easy? To grow means growing pains and this is a time of major growth for us and I am going to just continue to give it to God and when I mess up give it to God again. I love the alone time with God even it is in the middle of the night when I can't sleep :)