So, today is my new feller’s birthday. I’m excited. I never have been able to plan out a guy’s birthday. I baked him red velvet cupcakes since his favorite cake is red velvet. Now, I’m up cleaning my house before people get here later this evening. I’ll post a picture later once I frost them. Life is good 🙂
I really enjoy this devotional. I’m not sure how many people read this or if you do a daily devotional. I know some people hate someone breathing down their neck about religion so, believe me when I tell you that’s not what I’m trying to do. However, if you do believe in God this is a great site. They have an iphone app and that’s where I first discovered Greg Laurie and Harvest. I work when church services are going on so I don’t really get the chance to go. Also, I stopped attending church a few years ago and kinda felt out of the whole church thing. A lot of things have happened in my life that cause to me to have my doubts with God. Now, God and I are on good terms but I don’t regularly attend church. This app/ site though gives me lots to study and learn though. I get an email everyday with a devotional and try most days to do it. Also, there are radio programs and all I listen to in the car. There’s some really cool Bible apps for the iphone too, message or comment if you’d like to know more about them.
This devotioanl really struck home with me. There have been many times when I prayed my little heart out to God only to get nothing. With age, I’ve learned that sometimes these are blessings in disguise. In the words of Garth Brooks, “Thank God for unanswered prayers.” Mr. Lauries says that God’s delays are not necessarily His denials, and sometimes God will allow us to get to the end of our rope, to the end of our resources, so we will finally cling to Him. I think of this like I would a good friend you’re trying to help but can’t until they hit rock bottom. I would love to tell you that my dad’s passing brought me back to God, but it was well before then. I started reading the book Eat Pray Love and was truly inspired. I decided then to make this year about me and part of that year would involve trying to reach back out to God. I think I was just so tired of simply just being alive. I really wanted to live. I was tired of being tired and unmotivated. I wanted to crave life again. I was tired of being unhappy. So, I started journaling to God the way my best friend does. At first it was weird, but then sometimes it’s nice to write things out. Then after all that talking and praying, I did a devotional. I hadn’t done a devotional since high school. I learned that I shouldn’t keep praying to God to fit my needs but rather that I should pray for God to help me meet his. One simple devotional changed my perspective on praying. I realized that all along I had be asking for the wrong things. Now, I’m not saying God and I are on perfect terms but we’re MUCH better. We’re working on it, and maybe you can too. 🙂
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Exist?! Is this really possible?! Well yes, yes it is! I Love this recipe let me know if you would like it. You can basically use anything in your kitchen and bam it’s delis! Decided to cook it a little different this time and kinda went deep dish so the “crust” wasn’t as crispy. I used some bell peppers I bought reduced, some dried tomatoes I had in the fridge, an onion i had lying around and pepperonis. Yummy!
So I don’t know how many of you people reading this live on your own but I do. Going on two years ago I moved out of my parents house. No crazy story here just felt it was time for me to stand on my own two feet. Anyways my point is that even though I have “my” house nothing is like “home.” maybe it’s because I’m only 23 and live alone or maybe it’s because I’m such a family-oriented person. No clue. But I was wondering if anyone else felt this way? I mean dont get me wrong I love being self-sufficient, as hard as it is sometimes, but nothing beats a good visit home. So I guess I have two homes in a sense. Too many days at my parents and I’m ready for my home too. I’m glad my parents respect me to make my own choices and all though and let me live the way I choose. I’m also glad my parents raised me to be independent because otherwise this would be harder than what it is. I have this great sense of accomplishment when I can say I’m 23 I got to college, work, provide for myself and rarely ask anyone for anything. So tell me what is what like when you moved out?? Any hard learned life lessons?? Tips and tricks of the trade?? Please share :)))
My stats skyrocketed today! Thanks guys and to rob slaven for being the first like I’ve ever gotten 🙂 anyways, worked, then went straight to a hockey game, midget wrestling, krystal’s and then a little pool and karaoke at Lance’s pub. I’m pooped. Time for bed and then to wake up early for work again. Wish me luck! Thanks again!
Disappeared for a bit on ya. Sorry about that working on getting things together in my world. Am I the only person that feels I constantly need work? It’s like every few months I have to get myself in check, reevaluate, and makes changes and improvements. I suppose it’s a good thing. I’m constantly learning and adapting. Anyways just wondering. On break from work. Had a really good day yesterday. I met this sweet elderly lady who was telling me about her and her husband and how they met. They’ve been together 68 years! You never hear of that anymore. So sad and happy at the same time. Anyways I’m really trying to find the positives where I work. Today’s going good. Work is steady but good. So yeah, sorry I disappeared on ya but I’m back!
So I made a huge batch of freezer soup but it didn’t last long. First time I made it in the crock pot. It was soooo good. Easiest thing in the world to make. Basically you take any vegetables frozen or fresh and cook them for a few hours in chicken or beef stock. I had a piece a bag of peas and carrots, a few fingerling potatoes, a can of diced tomatoes that I drained, and onion, and a bag of mixed vegetables. I put all of that minus the potatoes in some chicken stock with salt and pepper in the crock pot on high for about 4 hours then put in the potatoes for another 2. I put it on low for the rest of the day and then just kept it warm. Delicious!