Prince Charming

Every girl who grew up on Disney Princess movies has an idea in her mind of what Prince Charming would look like if he was brought to life. I’m not talking about just outward appearances (although its a plus for him to be cute), I’m talking about personality; the kinds of things he will do and say.

Prince Charming is the perfect man. For me, he is the typical talk, dark, and handsome man. He pursues and woos the girl he finds special. He stands up for her, takes risks for her, and is a hopeless romantic. He laughs easily and is always smiling. He takes charge and makes wise decisions. He’s perfect…in my mind, that is.

There’s no perfect guy out there just waiting to sweep me off my feet. I think that I have finally accepted that fact. There is no such thing as the perfect guy.

But there is Jesus who is the perfect Savior. His sacrifice is better than any love story Disney can come up with. His love for His precious daughters is greater than the love any earthly man can give.

I just pray to one day be blessed with a godly husband who knows that he isn’t perfect, but also knows that through Jesus he can be the man he was created to be.

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When life gets tough

Life isn’t easy. Life gets really tough sometimes and somehow we have to make it through another day. I got some really tough news this weekend regarding some family issues and as much as I want to lay in bed and cry all day I HAVE to get up and get through it. Satan throws some really sucky curve balls at us and we can’t dodge all of them. They can hit us right in the gut or they can hit us and open up an old wound. Either way, it hurts and it’s painful.

When I first got this news at home I did the first thing that came to mind: run. I got in my car and just drove out to the lake, sat in my car and bawled my eyes out for a good while. I like to think of myself as a pretty strong person, but Satan threw something at me that just broke me. I felt so hopeless.

And then I started looking at the lake, how the sunset was reflecting off of the water, how there were families out in their little boats having a grand old time, how there were ducks EVERYWHERE, and I was reminded that God is an amazing creator. I began to think about this study I’ve been doing on all the names of God in the Bible and one particular name came to mind: Adonai Yahweh, which means Sovereign Lord. This name emphasizes that God is sovereign over every single situation in life; the universe, nature, humans, politics, sin, salvation, EVERYTHING. AND THAT’S AMAZING.

Even my own life that seems so insignificant sometimes. But God cares about it and is in control of the chaos that happens.

I began to pray and thank God for all that He is. I prayed for healing and restoration. The Holy Spirit moved me to pray because I really just wanted to shake my fist at God and scream WHY? But instead I prayed. God is powerful and can do anything. I will trust in the fact that God uses for good what Satan means for evil. And that is where my peace comes from.

Life is tough, but God is a whole lot tougher.

The Weekend Is Coming!

Dear Body, you’ve been great the past couple of nights at the gym. I really didn’t think you’d be able to run for as long as you did that first night. I’m proud of you. Dear Contacts, I really need you to last me for at least two more weekends. I’m about to go on a road trip where we will be driving at night there and back. I need y’all to do your job and stop letting my eyes go blurry. I’d like my roommates and I to make it there and back safely. Dear Sena, I love having you as not only my boss, but as a friend and mentor. I’m so thankful for you. Dear Roommates, I am really praying that everything works out for this next year. Things have been crazy and hectic, but I know God will work everything out according to His will. It’s amazing that He cares about every single thing in our lives. Dear Texas Weather, it’d be really cool if you could warm back up. I would really like to be able to sit on my front porch again without being bitten by freezing cold wind. Thanks!

Just another manic Monday

I hit the ground running this morning. It was such a long day. Nothing really stressed me out, I was just going non-stop with my kids I tutor and then at home, and again at work, until I finally got off at five. I don’t want to complain, so instead I’m going to take some time to be thankful for all I have.

Dear God, thank You for putting me in a class where I will develop skills that are really going to help me in my future career as a teacher. Thank You for a car that runs fairly well. Thank You for providing money so that I could go grocery shopping before work. Thank You for running water so I could do laundry and have clean clothes for work. Thank You forĀ  job that pays the bills and that I love going to. Thank You for the “hold” button on the work phones and for granting me patience with people on the phone. ThankĀ  You for coworkers who encourage me to grow and pursue You. Thank You for money to get my rent paid each month and for a roof over my head in general. Thank You for ovens and how simple they are to work. Thank You for roommates who like to take study breaks by throwing a football and friendly neighbors who will come chat with you just because they can. Thank you for electricity so we can stay up late at night and not get enough sleep. Thank You for Your love and grace that is renewed in my life every single day.

Easter Weekend

Dear Readers, let me first start off by saying that I am in shock at the number of likes my last post got. THANK Y’ALL. Y’all are awesome. Dear Dadjy, I loved spending the weekend with you! Just the two of us was nice. We haven’t had that since before you got married. I really liked it. Dear Big Brudder, thanks for teaching me how to shoot this weekend! Guess I’m gonna have to buy my own gun now. Dear Roommates, we are seriously stressing each other out right now. We need to take a step back and reevaluate this whole finding new roomies situation. I really hate stepping on y’alls toes or making anyone mad. Dear God, thank You for sending Your Son to die for us, for our sins. You are amazing. You defeated death, You rose again on the third day, You were and always will be victorious over the enemy!