Friday, August 10, 2012


“Faith wouldn’t be faith without having to trust what is unseen. Sometimes it’s easier to put our trust in what is seen, what is tangible. But God wants us to put one foot in front of the other and just step out in faith.”

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Believe Big!

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God honors Bold prayers because Bold prayers honor God! God is notorious for Blessing those who BELIEVE BIG! So...How Big is your Belief?

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. ( Mark 11:24 )

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Jesus makes me happy to be who I am!

You know, growing up I have always struggled with acceptance. I wanted everyone to like me and I wanted to be friends with everyone. But I honestly didn't know how much I was in bondage  from that until I became free from it. I would actually go out of my way, taking that extra mile and even doing things that made me look absolutely stupid just to get that "Bravo" from the piers, to get that "acceptance" that I desired. I didn't realize what I thought was good for me to be accepted by others was actually destroying me. That desire to be loved by others brought me emptiness inside. I was seeking acceptance from everyone except the One I should have been seeking acceptance from. I should have been desiring the thoughts of Jesus towards me and not the worlds point of view. Because from all those years of yearning to be accepted by others, from all those years of learning the hard way. I have learned a wonderful and awesome truth! That it is only the thoughts of Jesus towards me that really matters. That really fills that void in the spirit. And truly sets free.

 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 
          2 Corinthians 12:9

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.  Isaiah 61:3

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; Isaiah 61:1

  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. John 17:22-23

 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.   Revelation 19: 7-8

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.  For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8

O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Psalm 139:1-2
I no longer try to figure out who I am through the world. And I am done with trying to win their approval in my life. Because God knows me better than anyone and it's His say that truly matters. And it is His thoughts of me that make me happy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

26 weeks!

Her cute little face!
  Could I honestly tell you through blogging how excited I am to be a mom?  Knowing that a big dream of yours that you have been dreaming and thinking about throughout your life will be in your arms within a few months? I feel like I'm honestly getting bigger and bigger everyday! And I'm so excited and privileged to be blessed with this little life growing and kicking inside of me. Even though she doesn't always let me sleep. Shes the funniest little girl!

I had a sonogram appointment so I got to see little Evelynne. It was really hysterical watching her move around, and wave her little hands. What was even more entertaining is that I might have to go back soon because Evie wasn't cooperating when the doctor was trying to find everything she needed too. She was actually sleeping and wouldn't wake up. We tried everything to get her to move but she was in sleeping mode. Shes actually sleeping in these pictures haha!

Her nose and lips still stand out.

Her sleeping with her arm over her head.

Her lil side view again =)
         Baby States!  1. How along:26 weeks!!
2. Baby's size:
About 14 inches.3. Weight: 1.7 lbs
4. Maternity Clothes:
I am officially in the maternity wardrobe. Trying to make it look good the best I can! I am actually wearing maternity pants in my pictures! 
5. sleep:
I honestly haven't really had any sleep the past week because every time I go to sleep she starts kicking away, Also more weird dreams! I had the weirdest dream that zombies were attacking and they were attracted to the song "Super bass" by  Nicki minaj and I kept singing it unintentionally because it was stuck in my head and they kept chasing me! I think I officially had a dream weirder than my Gmom being Preggers... Anyways other than the constant bathroom breaks, kicking, and weirdest dreams ever! I am having a wonderful sleep. =D
6. Symptoms I have: Did I mention bathroom breaks? I constantly feel like I'm going to explode right after drinking! Better keep loading up on that Charmin.
7. Doctor’s Appointment: I actually have one today at two. They are going to do blood work on me and to be honest.. I'm not really looking forward to being poked with needles! I have to eat half a banana and apple juice. But I am really looking forward to hearing my sweet baby girl's heartbeat!  
8.Movement: Oh yea! More than ever! Shes been kicking away along with punching and I'm loving every minute of it. I have a feeling shes gonna be active like her daddy. Better start thinking of ways to keep her occupied now lol
9. Belly Button: Looking so weird! Very fascinating actually.
10.  Best moment of the week: Seeing my baby girl sleep yesterday at the sonogram. Thinking of how much I can't wait to hold her and comfort her in her future sleeping years.
11.Food cravings:
Mmm.. Frozen yogurt, Greek yogurt, and fruit have been it mostly. But every once in a while I will have this weird craving for "Taco bell" and yesterday it was "Burger king"  And my main fast food craving is always "Chick-fil-a" But I usually only let my self indulge in food like this is once a week.  12. Foods I've been staying away from: Pretty much just Italian dressing. I don't even like the smell of it right now. When before I was pregnant it was one if my favorites.
13. Gender:
GIRL!!!  I honestly get more excited everyday!14. What I'm looking forward to: Hitting 30 weeks! I feel like it will be a major accomplishment! 
15. Pet peeves: When I tell people how far along I am and they tell me I still have ways to go. I don't know why? I just feel like I'm running the race of pregnancy and they're cheering me on by saying I still have ways to go? Just doesn't make sense to me. lol

Fun baby facts!
My little princess  can see!
For the first time ever, her eyelids have finally opened (Because they were fused shut previously)
In addition to taking in her first visual impressions of her comfy amniotic-filled studio, She has recently acquired the ability to move her head around.
My little super star’s head hair is starting to grow in! Who knows, maybe a cute little cowlick or two is springing into position right now - the first of years of cute-but-stubborn bed-head.
Her toenails have recently grown in and they're still slowly piling up fat beneath her still-loose-n-wrinkly skin.
Oh, and her brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a rapid pace, increasing her brain activity, which will continue to function at accelerated levels for the first eight years of childhood! And yes, I am and will be one of those moms who reads to her wee baby and sings to her! =D


                    Happy Monday lovelies!