Friday, March 26, 2010

Top Ten Things...I want to accomplish in my lifetime...

So, I always liked David Letterman's Top Ten Lists...and I think it will help me contain some of my thought of a few in the shower this morning.

The top 10 things that I want to accomplish in my lifetime. (In no particular order)
10. Have more children...I'm thinking along the odd 3 or 5 (Lord willing!)
9. Get a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy...or something similar (one of my future top 10 lists will be the top 10 reasons why I'm scared to death to get a Ph.D.)
8. Stay married to Daniel for life.
7. Stay committed to Christ and involved in ministry.
6. Get back to and stay in a healthy weight range.
5. Go on a mission trip with my husband...and someday with my children.
4. Get a fancy camera and take good pictures so I don't forget all of the memories.
3. Be debt free.
2. Raise my children to love God, love people, live surrendered (borrowed that one from COD).
1. Go back to Italy so that I can finally see the Sistine Chapel. (I went when I was 16 and we weren't allowed to go in because the line was too ticked about that).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thoughts for Today

I started reading "So Long Insecurity" by Beth Moore yesterday. So far it's good. Her simulcast is coming up on April 24 at our church so I'm trying to get pumped up and informed! While I'm reading it, I'm thinking of so many other women that I want to take with me. It is heart-breaking to me that we deal with insecurity the way that we do. She made an interesting point...that when we are insecure, we also lack faith. We doubt not only ourselves, but we doubt God about ourselves. If God has chosen me to be his child...why am I doubting the gifts he has given to me? I've dealt with insecurity in various ways during my life and am hoping that this book will guide me as I dig deeper for answers.

I've also been thinking about the whole concept of temptation. Our pastor preached a two-part series on this topic and man...he nailed it. The first week I was taking it all in with my "therapist brain" which means that I was thinking of how the information could help so many people. The next truly hit home. Probably because he used specific examples...and because apparently God had something to tell me. Oh the ways in which God works...Sometimes it isn't so easy to flee. So...that is another thing that I'll be working on.

On a lighter note...have I mentioned how BLESSED I am? I had a wonderful day yesterday with my mom and my son. We had good conversation, the weather was beautiful, and my baby boy was pretty much an angel. Then, my husband made dinner for me and we had a great night together. Now if that doesn't help with the whole security thing...I don't know what will...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Books that are currently on my shelf...

-And Baby Makes Three
-Raising and Emotionally Healthy Child
-Come Away My Beloved
-Why Marriages Succeed or Fail
-The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
-Shepherding a Child's Heart
-Families Where Grace is in Place
-Making Judgements Without Being Judgemental
-Type Talk
-So Long Insecurity

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New to blogging...well sort of...

So I'm new to blogging...I've always been unsure of whether or not I wanted my life splattered on the internet. But I've decided to try it. I've got some figuring out to do...not sure how all of the customizing works. But, I will get it. For now...stay tuned...there is lots to say for an extrovert like me.