Girlfriends

August 28, 2007 at 2:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

This morning as I was reading my Beth Moore study she had me take a closer look at David and Jonathan’s friendship. It started as David (very heated) comes to Jonathan and asks what his crime against Jonathan’s father is? What sin had he done to deserve Saul seeking to kill him? He was very upset and taking it out on Jonathan. She began to look at their friendship and see how it is quite uncommon. Why were they friends? Jonathan’s dad is trying to kill David, yet they are still so close. She asked the question- in your BEST friendships, what besides circumstances or preferences knits our hearts together? Well immediately I begin to think about what I have been through with some of my closest girlfriends and then I remember those are circumstances. I soon began to realize that my closest friendships are those that God is an integral part of. We may not talk about God everyday but I know that we are walking together and chasing after the same things. I then thought of some friendships where God has not really been a part of those anymore. We have grown apart because we really have nothing to talk about. There are always surface things- but when you get way down to the bottom of the heart if that person (or I) don’t want to talk then what do you have in common? What knits you together? Without God in our friendships the thread is gone. I am reminded to be open with my friends. We do it without shame. She also talks about when God knits your hearts together distance does not play a part of it. I have witnessed this first hand. It is amazing how friends can be so far away but yet so close. Anyway I guess this whole post was to say thank you to some girls in my life that God has knit me together with. God is so sweet to give us families and husbands but girlfriends are just icing on the cake!

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New Favorite Show

August 22, 2007 at 2:59 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tonight I found a new show. LOVE LOVE LOVE the show Singing Bee!! It is hilarious!! If you haven’t seen it you should check it out. I want to be on this show. I think I would do pretty good. I have been singing a over half of these songs!

I just learned something

August 20, 2007 at 2:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I am going through Beth Moore’s “A heart like His” Bible study on David. Today it was about David and Jonathen (Saul’s son). I have often read this story but never realized the magnitude of Jonathan’s sacrifice. The scripture is 1 Samuel 18:1-4. Jonathan loves David and give him his robe, tunic and weapons. I always thought to myself while reading this, “that was really sweet of him. I want to give to my friends sacrificially just like Jonathan.” Today I learned the symbolism behind it all. Jonathan is Saul’s son. He is next in line for king. He gave over his position to be king to David. He loved him, considered him to be a man with the character of a king and gave over his position to be king. Beth goes on to compare David and Jonathan’s love to that of God and Israel. I have never noticed that David does not recipricate Jonathan’s love back to him at this time. Just like Israel and God. Jonathen just loved David and gave over blessings to him. God’s love is based on his love only not the love given back to him. Thank you Lord that your love for me is not based on what I give back to you but rather your committment to love me. She says here that God loves because He chooses to. Why do we think we rule our own lives? We are His because He chooses to even want us. She gives this passage: 1 John 4:10, 15.
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins… If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.”
I wonder if we loved back the way God loves us to each other how different this world would be. How many marriages would still be together and healthier than ever. What if I loved my husband and stay committed to him not based on the love that he gives me but because I committed to loving him? I love him because God has loved me first and therefore I can love. Not based on the amount of love that he gives me back. Why do I ever pull back on my committment to love God? Why do I run from him when he loves and is committed to me in this way? I have a lot to think about today.

Time to be honest

August 20, 2007 at 4:14 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

I feel like I need to vent a little.
I am sure that a lot of you have seen the allegations against Two Rivers and Jerry Sutton. I sat here tonight on my couch watching the news and crying as this man who I have heard countless sermons from speak to the church in which he has served, in true brokeness while it is plastered all over the news. My heart breaks to see the church in which I grew up in taking such a hit right now.
I have to admit that I am beyond furious with these people who have made these allegations. I am beyond pissed off with these people who I have been taught in THEIR OWN Sunday School classes destroy a man’s reputation. I am having a hard time knowing how to deal with all of these emotions. Honestly my first reaction (being the emotional fireball that I tend to be sometimes) is to pick up the phone and tell them that I am so disappointed with their actions and everything that has ever come out of their mouth is a lie to me. But I have not.
My heart is torn to pieces for this man’s family and the suffering and embarrissment that they have had to endure. I am beyond pissed that when the outside world looks in and takes the new’s word that YET ANOTHER christian leader has fallen. I hate that the whole story is never told. I have NO FREAKING CLUE why people think that it is in some way bringing glory to God by taking anything to the news and telling the world about disagreements within a church. Why are people so mean? I don’t care how badly you have been hurt by anyone in this world, does the Bible not make it pretty clear that we are to love our enemies? Does the Bible say anything about destroying a man’s reputation and shaming his family? I have to remember to not let my emotions towards these people become bitterness. I am having a hard time right now and cannot imagine what Bro Jerry is going through. None of us are perfect. Why can’t we love each other? Why does it have to come to this? Why can’t they just leave if they are that upset? If they only knew the enemy who is behind all of this. I know my God is big. I know that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him.
God I don’t even know what to ask for?

My Sweet Flowers

August 18, 2007 at 5:30 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Last Sunday night the Ivey’s came by to see how I was doing and Sweet C was walking down the sidewalk with these beautiful flowers in his hands and D was holding a great Oprah magazine. These pictures were taken tonight and these flowers are still beautiful! I love having flowers in the house! Thank you Ivey’s for the ongoing gift 🙂img_9979.jpgimg_9980.jpg

Feeling good :)

August 12, 2007 at 12:04 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Well I survived the surgery! I was a nervous wreck walking back to the room. Once they took me back it took a good 45 mins before they put me under. The doctor was running behind and every minute seem like forever. This wonderful nurse was so sweet and she made me feel so much better. We talked like we had been friends for years. We talked about the Boys & Girls Club, adoption, our church, our weddings, everything! At one point she looked and asked if I was shaking because I was cold- I told her no it was nerves!! The doctor finally came in and she looked at me and said, “Happy Sleeping!” Next thing I knew she was tapping me and telling me that I needed to get up. It was crazy. From that point on I don’t remember that much.
Steven has been so sweet this week. I have tried really hard not to be high maintenence. He has not complained one time. He has fixed ice packs, warmed up soup, fixed mashed potatoes, tucked me in and so many other things I can’t even think of!!
I think I am allergic to my pain medication. I have been itching all over my body. It is the wierdest feeling. I can’t think of anything I am allergic to but I am to oxycodon. We called the doctor and she said to just take benadryl with it because I can’t do without the pain medication. So on top of the oxycodon making me drowsy I also have the benadryl making me sleepy. I think I am becoming a part of my couch!!
Our air conditioner went out last night and that was a little stressful. Jesse and Tamera were so sweet to bring us their window unit and it has made all the difference in the world. I love the sounds that it makes(it puts me right to sleep). Thank you so much!!
Anyway, I am alive and feeling pretty good. I am just still hoping and praying that I will be ready to go for Monday morning. I look like a cabbage patch doll and I am not sure that I am ready to grace the public with my huge cheeks!
Thank you all so very much for the text messages, blog messages and the prayers! We are doing great!180px-cpks.jpg

Having a hard time

August 8, 2007 at 10:02 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

As some of you know I am having all 4 of my wisdom teeth cut out tomorrow. I would be lying if I said that I am not nervous. I know that I am a HUGE wimp. I have never had surgery before and have never been put to sleep. I am thankful that I am being put to sleep but am not looking forward to waking up. Steven and my mom have been wonderful about encouraging me but I am serious you guys- I am a nervous wreck. I need to be ready for work Monday morning and I am just praying for a very quick recovery. If you think about it my surgery is at 10:30! Again- I know I am a wimp. I would honestly rather have a baby. At least you get something cool out of it!!

So in love…

August 7, 2007 at 12:15 pm | Posted in My Husband | Leave a comment

Have I mentioned here lately how much I love my husband? Last night while we were eating dinner we got to laughing out loud about something and it was one of those moments that stands still. I honestly could be somewhere else, miserable in this life. I could be with someone how wasn’t as patient, whose heart chased other things, someone that is not my husband. Steven and I are wired so differently. We learn so much from each other. I appreciate his honesty and vulnerability here lately. I know its not easy. The very thing I appreciate most about him is that he is a MAN. He loves and chases the Lord. He loves me and chases after my affection. He is the provider of this family in all aspects. If he doesn’t know how to fix something- he will find out. He is tenderhearted but tough enough to take care of buissness if needed be. He loves his friends and I see that everyday of my life. He would do anything for his friends. I could go on and on. I think everyday I am blown away that God chose me to walk this path beside Steven. I don’t deserve to be walking next to this man. Thank you thank you thank you Lord for not giving us what we deserve in life! I love you Steven Bush.

What would we do without our friends?

August 7, 2007 at 5:05 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

We have so much to be thankful for. Steven and I are so blessed to have some wonderful friends in our lives. Steven’s truck has been acting up here lately and I don’t know what he would have done without Jesse Cosby on Saturday. His truck was towed and Jesse came and picked him up! Jesse and Tamera we love you guys so much and are so thankful for your hearts for serving people.

Well tonight- we ate at Pei Wei, ran by the mall and then on to Hayden and Rebecca’s new house. We loved their house! We were blown away by their handiness!!
As we were leaving my husband, (RED Foreman) was bragging about how reliable his Ford F-100 is and how great of a truck it is and what great shape its in and yada yada yada. Well he spent all day working on it with his wonderful friend Clay who was his wingman on Saturday (the day from H-E-Double Hockey Stick). Did I mention that we took it for a spin tonight on our date night? Well we pull out of their driveway and the BRAKES go out!!!! Yes, we are coasting and not stopping while heading toward a main road. Meanwhile I have to pee. Basicly we plowed through a convient store window and finally stopped. Just kidding- I love the shock value it adds so much more excitement!! Anyway we finally get it to stop by throwing it in park. Hayden and Rebecca come driving down to get us while I am about to pee all over myself. They were so sweet to drive us home! Thank you guys so much- we owe you. So once again Sarge is out of commission. THIS is why I love my Santa Fe. It cranks everytime! However the truck is 31 years old. These things have probably never messed up before and honestly the thing runs incredible since he worked on it all day. I love that my honey is so handy. I prayed and prayed for this in my husband. Once we get the brakes fixed we are good to go! Who knows- I might even drive it 🙂73_f100.jpg

My Husband-Red Foreman

August 7, 2007 at 4:29 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

If anyone ever watches, “That 70’s Show” you might see some similarities between my husband and Red. He most reminded me of him tonight while we were eating at Pei Wei and some kids were climbing up the rocks on the side of the building. Thier parents were NO where to be found and he stops eating, turns around, points his finger at them and says “You kids need to get down!” Then he turns back to his food looks down and says, “dumbass kids!” Ok he didn’t really say that but I swear we have a young Red on our hands:) 7e0f2ee4-1cac-4b0e-9879-e9c9dc5bc83c.jpg

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