Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I (with his help) did it!

All of you that know me...know that I LOVE MT. DEW!!! Or even a cheap mark off, Hillbilly Holler is my fave. But for lent I decided to refrain from my evil little crutch. I didn't realize how much I depended on it...not the caffeine just the taste. So I did it...not once did I "fall off of the wagon". And can you believe this...I still have not had one drop of Mt. Dew even after Easter. I can't even believe it myself. GOD is good and way stronger than I am...thank goodness for prayer...always listens and never fails...I started writing this email on 4/21 and still on 5/6 have not had any...I know it seems silly but to me it is a very big deal. I have not been feeling well lately so trying to change my "life style eating habits" hopefully will help. Now if I could just learn to stomach...peas...ugh..yuck!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The cross

I am so excited about this Easter...(no not just because I can drink Mt. Dew again)
Ever since I became a believer...every "Christian" holiday means more and more to me every year. Mainly because during the past year, I feel like I have grown so much in my faith in God. Do I know everything...aaahhh NO...do I have so much more to learn...aaahhh YEAH!
I am truely so greatful for the price that Jesus paid for all of us. I could not imagine knowing how your life would end, and in such a violent way...yet he died for us anyway even knowing what was ahead of him.
So may you all be full in the spirit of Easter and not only for the PEEPS or tasty food or candy eggs...but for the CROSS.
He came and left...so we could leave and come to HIM.

by Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin''
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain..
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,

I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!