Monday, March 29, 2010

For the Bible tells me so.....

Ok, so here's the deal. Today stunk.....a LOT. Same issues, still rehashing them. I haven't really been in the mood for blogging. I don't know, I guess I am nursing some wounds, and then once the wounds begin to scab over, then someone rips them open again and poors salt and lemon juice in them. I know, it stinks, right?

While I was more than a tiny bit tempted to use the blog as a venting post (although without names) I thought there may have been a better angle. And so, now I will share some scriptures that I find encouraging. The "religion" angle is one I am still finding my comfort level with, but what I do know is that it makes me feel peaceful - and so - here we go.

Romans 8:31 - If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:18 - consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Phillipians 4:13 - I can do everything through him who strengthens me.
Psalms 121:2-3 - My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip - he who watches over you will not slumber.

And on that note, with some of the previous circumstances that have been troubling me for a few months. This is the appropriate scripture to finish on-

2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

And so, whatever lesson was supposed to reveal itself through this mess will still be unfolded to me, because what I know right now is that my emotions and feelings are still in the way a little bit. However, I can be patient, I have all the time in the world.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The fall off the blogging bandwagon.....ouch!

Oh, the world of blogging. How I love it. However, mostly how I love to read the blogs that i follow. But then, of course, I came to the realization that I want to do as well with my blog as these "super-bloggers" do with theirs. However, the fact that I have a whopping four followers and probably about that many regular readers, well it pees on my parade a little bit - but I shall not get discouraged.

An update on the highs and lows of life in the land of Nate and Jen since the last blog update has included:

Highs: continued b-day celebrations, including my hubby-love and my dear friend Robyn; an amazing trip to French Lick/West Baden as a treat from my lovely grandparents

Lows: the death of another friendship under similar circumstances to the troubles/woes of the last year. Without bloody detail on this one, I am just really, REALLY sick and tired of this. I will more than recognize the fact that I have made mistakes and am far from perfect, but really hurtful things have been said and done to me/us both to us directly and behind our backs. Perhaps the lesson a person takes out of this story is something to the effect of "tough times make people show their true colors, sometimes those colors are rosy pink and lovely, sometimes they are the color of bile and vomit, and some people really seem to actually get pleasure out of kicking you while you're down"......OUCH - and so, yes, I am still recovering from more than a little hurt in some of these circumstances, but I need to continue to see the positives (and there are a TON of them) and not focus on the negatives or hurtful things. This is something I have to remind myself of often.

Hunnie love is on his Spring Break. He is using it to get some things done - and I am sure appreciative of it. He is doing a little bit of study, but not too much. He has a good attitude about it and wants to go back in to school on Monday really refreshed.

On a super-fun note, my momma and I are going to be seeing Tom Petty live in Indy in July. I am so pumped up about it I can barely stand it! It is going to be an amazing concert, and mom and I are going to have a GREAT time.

Gram and Gramp will be visiting this weekend for a few days. Momzie (Nate's sweet mom) will be making a visit next weekend. My mom and Mike are planning a visit at the beginning of April for Mike and Nate's b-days (they are pretty much b-day buddies)

Oh, and did I mention that it is beginning to feel an awful lot like spring? Oh, how I am happy about warmer weather and sun! Chin up-attitude check! And now, let's move forward, onward and upward!

I will make a continued effort on the blog!