Thursday, January 19, 2012

one, One, ONE!!!

Wow! Today is the day.One year ago our beautiful little girl was born.
She has made our hearts full and brings so much joy to our lives.
Always smiling. Full of life. A blessing.

We love you Alivia Aria Michelle!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Encouragement for the Day

"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." -C.S. Lewis
"A year from now you will wish you had started today." -Karen Lamb
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." -Mary Anne Radmacher
"Never, never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchhill
"Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth." -Unknown
"If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" 
-Steve Jobs
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." -Tony Robbins
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." 
-Mark Twain
"Even if you stumble, you're still moving forward." Unknown

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wonder, Confusion, Assuredness

It's been a while since I've posted anything. That usually stems from not knowing what to say or having too many questions to write down without sounding all over the place. Ultimately, I know that Jesus is my answer for all things, so I'm not discounting that by any means :)
Do you ever wonder about right and wrong? Do you feel like, without a doubt, you can differentiate the two? Do you ever get confused and caught up in knowing what to do when everything around you feels like it's moving in all different directions and you don't know which way to take? Is there anything/one in your life that gives you assurance?
Unfortunately, I can't say that I have all the answers for you. I wish I had them for both of us, but I don't.

The only sure answer I have is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and through Him salvation is found. I know that there are ups and downs when it comes to things and people. He's the only one I know who stays the same. His love will never waiver with your feelings or actions. He is Love. You can be sure that if you keep your eyes fixed on Him, no matter what uncertainties lie in your path, He will get you through. I also know that sometimes it's a lot easier said than done. It takes a lot of trust, faith, and belief, things that I am still working on.

Maybe you have the same questions I do or you know what's it's like to walk through and come out on the side of trusting and believing in God.

Feel free to leave your mark!