My second favorite thing is girl talk. I love chatting eye to eye with a girlfriend over a piping hot chai tea latte and jumping from one topic to another without finishing the first. Unfortunately, many of my closest girlfriends are miles and miles away. My blog originally started as a way to connect with girlfriends I love and those I have yet to meet. I still love the connection it provides across the miles and states.
My first favorite thing is my home. Because that is where my husband and four children are. My husband and I met in college at the University of Oklahoma many moons ago, and he made my palms sweaty and my tummy have butterflies. Once I actually talked to him, he also made my cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. After all these years, he still has that affect on me.
Our home is loud and chaotic and rambunctious. It is full of love and laughter, and yes, the occasional yelling. It is in a constant state of remodel because we thought it was a great idea to by a 30 year old home and re-do it. A decision we regret many days. But we are neck deep now, so there is no turning back. And our three boys and one girl, well, they just go with the flow. They have intimate familiarity with sawdust, demolition and how to insulate and sheetrock. And yes, we have all stepped on a nail or two.
In my abundance of free time (and by the way, sarcasm is a love language at our house), I love to participate and even lead Bible studies. I love opening God’s Word with my sisters in Christ and explore and learn and try to figure things out together. I have learned it helps to link arms with each other because there are times we need someone to hold us up or even yank us along. We are on this crazy journey together and whether we want to admit it or not, we need each other.
In addition to these loves, here are a few things I can get down-right giddy about: OU football, boots – all colors and styles, cinnamon dolce lattes, cappuccino chunky chocolate ice cream, Mexican food (oh, mercy!), bargain shopping for old furniture, attending women’s conferences, watching my kids play sports, fall weather, and sitting on the back deck with my husband on summer nights. Those are some great things right there.
At the end of every day, I am humbled and grateful to be enveloped in God’s mercy and blessings, and to be on this great adventure with Him. We serve a mighty God, friend. A mighty God.
My Personal Mission Statement
To encourage and challenge those around me through my writing and speaking. My desired results are God receiving great glory.
My Life Scripture Verses
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)