Friday, September 28, 2012

Pumpkin time!!

 Fall break officially began for me an hour and a half ago after finishing parent-teacher conferences and mounds of paperwork.  Kicked my fall break off with a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up a few items and headed home to work on a couple of pinterest recipes!!! 

Have been tagging pumpkin recipes for the past few weeks just waiting for fall to officially get here...  needless to say I REALLY LIKE PUMPKIN!!! 

Found a pumpkin pie dip recipe that would be perfect for our women's fellowship brunch in the morning so I thought I would try it.  The recipe calls for caramel so my first step is to try "Crockpot Caramel"  . 

Should that work according to how it should.  It will go in the Pumpkin Pie Dip that I will put together and serve with ginger snaps in the morning.
Let the pumpkin festivities (and cooking) begin!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012


It is moments like this that I really struggle with God's realness...

Yes He is God of love but tangibly I want to feel it...
Yes He is God of direction but sometimes I want a hand to hold while going through a difficult situation...
Yes He is God of peace but I need to hear an audible voice saying "It is going to be ok"...
Yes He is the perfect bridegroom but when push comes to shove I want a husband following the LORD that I can follow. 

I was reminded again today by my pastor's wife that I am on this journey "alone"....

Yes I have God providing directions along the way but it is really hard when family and friends aren't being supportive or have their own ideas of what you "should" do.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

What peace!

This morning as I was trying to get up to prepare for church and potluck afterward... it was a battle.  Not only was I tired but my head was pounding and my emotions were everywhere.  Throughout the morning I tried to suppress the emotions to get the needed things done until I realized I needed to spend my quiet time with Jesus.  As I was on my knees I admitted I couldn't do what God is calling me to do in my own strength.  I have so often failed when I try to do it on my own.  I realized how grateful I am that His mercies are new every morning.  As I prayed, I asked for His joy and peace in the midst of what He is calling me to do.  Not sure what all that calling looks like at this point but I do know that it is bigger than what I can handle on my own.  I was reminded that no matter what happens in the future God knows what it is and as long as I trust Him He will make it clear.  Along with that comes His joy and peace.

"What joy... what joy for those who's hope is in the name of the LORD.  What peace... what peace..."