Make A Note Monday: God Knows Best

I am writing to you all to let you know that God knows what’s best for you and warms you up to change. It may come in subtle hints but He really does take the time to tell you something before it happens in order to prepare you especially if it’s something you are not looking forward to. How do I know? It happened to me on more than one occasion but most recently this past weekend. See, It all started a few months back, I was talking to some of my friends about how tired I was of school and how I really didn’t want to go to grad school. I had actually been pleading with Jesus and asking him not to make me go to grad school…

On Friday He sent a friend to tell me that He didn’t forget about the desires that I have (I want to be a mom, like now) and that he has heard my prayers on the matter. I was encouraged. Then on Saturday He had someone else tell me that there was more education in my future… I totally lost it and threw a tantrum and everything; in fact I really wanted to pull a Brittany Spears a la shaved head and umbrella and just start smashing things!! Why on earth would He do this to me?? He knows how much I don’t want to go and how much more I want to be a mom… and now I have to go! I was quite embarrassed about how I reacted but there was nothing I could do about it…

I know what you may be thinking, Well do you really have to go? Did you really hear from God? The answer is YES! Yes I have to go because He has everything under control and He ultimately knows what’s best for me and Yes I really did hear from God (way earlier than Saturday) it was just confirmed that I was indeed hearing right by a second person. When I gave my life to Christ and said I would serve Him, I chose to obey Him even when I may not want to and so here I am tired, a bit stressed out, and overwhelmed with trying to finish my undergraduate degree making plans to go to grad school shortly after I graduate… why, because God knows best.

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Make A Note Monday: Marriage Tips

Read this over and over again if you have to

Read this over and over again if you have to

 

This came through my Facebook timeline last week and I thought it was a great encouragement to share with you all. The quote is by Fawn Weaver who is the founder of Happy Wives Club which is a wonderful website that encourages women everywhere to celebrate their marriages, if you have time I definitely encourage you to go and check it out… and remember marriage takes a willing heart and hard work over time, it’s not like what we see in the movies and it should be held with far greater respect than how it is portrayed in most media.

Blessings,

Terri

Make A Note Monday: Family Is What You Make It

This past weekend I drove over to Oklahoma for my best friends wedding and I was so excited to see her on her special day and just as excited to see the family, her family who had been a picture of what a family was for me when I was in high school… (You know a mom and a dad with siblings who support each other)… 20131014-183652.jpg
This is my best friend Jeni and her family…

Anyway, it got me to thinking that over the years I have been apart of some really awesome families. Groups of people who don’t necessarily look like me but who love me and accept me and are apart of my life in one way or another… And for that I am truly blessed. Some people are far away and we hardly ever see each other and some people are so close we have dinner once a week if not more! But at the end of the day I know that they love me and care about me and isn’t that what family is all about?
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These are just a few of the people I call family… May you find family wherever you are in life and may they love and accept you always!!