Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Free

How many hours yet days have you wasted comparing yourself to others? I can ask you this because...honestly...I have done this. This used to be one of my biggest joy thief's, as I like to call them. Our minds are so filled with comparison that it steals us of our joy. Why? I can't speak for others but I can share with you mine. Maybe you have felt this way.


(photo credit onedayIsaw)

Unworthy. Unloved. Worry. Fear. Shy....my list goes on.

This was detrimental to my self-worth but I was paralyzed trying to be someone else only to keep losing myself. Maybe I should dress differently. Change my hair. What if I could speak up like her.  What if I could be more outgoing as her. If only I could be as happy as her. As happy as she looked. or appeared to be. I wish I could have it all together with my kids like she does.

I didn't realize I had this problem with comparison {not judgement} for a long time. I love people. My love for others though was a hard thing to deal with internally. In quiet times alone. Just myself and my thoughts. When I realized this was a problem I knew I had to change myself in order to be pleasing to God. God wanted me to shine through my heart. Not my image or status. I had to be different then the world around me. I had to change myself for God's glory.

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."

Psalm 37:4

So what are the desires of my heart? To love and be loved. By God. To have a Kingdom heart. For God. Attracts People with my Faith to God. Strength and Courage. For God for Others.

This was a struggle to unveil my hearts desires. I had to choose each day with God's strength and grace to not compare myself to others. If I continued to do this I would not be honoring God. I desired a kingdom heart to glorify him and be more like Jesus. I needed to be confident in who God made me to be to share my Kingdom heart.

Be confident. Be courageous. Fall in love with God who desires you. God says you are lovely. I am lovely. I am worth it to God. I am his beloved daughter and so are you.


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I am free of comparison because God enables me to.

If you are comparing yourself to others and you feel your self-worth sink a little more. Remember God loves you and it is no mistake the Masterpiece that you truly are in God's eyes. He created you for his Glory. Do not let comparison steal your joy today. If so, how will you be able to shine in this dark world?


(photo credit tumblr)

Much Love,
 

A Mommy's Worry

 
When my sweet children wrap their arms around my neck so tight and their love radiates through my arms to my heart, I don't want to let go. Ever. I don't want them to let go turn away and become their own. I want to hold them oh so tight to protect them, love them, and stand still in these moments.

The nature of worry came to the surface even more the first few years as a mom. The first year I worried of SIDS. The second year I worried about their care from someone other than me. Dropping my child off at the nursery in Church left me anxious through our service every Sunday. Planning a date night with my husband, well that didn't happen very much.

Who would know the sounds of my children's cries when they were hungry, needing a special blanket, or just a very tight hug. Who would rock my children, snuggled in my arms just the way they like it, so they can play with my ears.

Who would pretend to be a dinosaur and roar through the house with them, and really enjoy it. Who would dance through house with them. After this it then started the worry of Who would take care of my precious children if something happened to me. Could someone love my children as much as I do?

I am their Mommy. I know all their joys, hurts, routines, tickle spots, and ways to calm them.

God had to tell me, oh so often.

Angie, My Child, these children I have given you are a gift from me. These are not your children but mine. Love them as I love you. Trust in me and I will provide. I know their means, ways, and needs. I have their names inscribed in my heart. They are children of God. I love them.

So much love. From a perfect God and Father.

I had to turn my worry into Trust and Faith in God. Whenever I started to worry about a situation. Envisioned the what ifs.


I prayed. Please God turn my worry in to trust and faith in you. Please God help me to see each blessing every day before I worry. God is faithful and restored my heart from worry. God loves my children more than I could ever imagine. God will provide for my children if I am here or not.

They will be loved unconditionally by our Heavenly Father.

God showed me a glimpse of his Kingdom. I need to have a heart of God's kingdom. Loving others like Jesus. I needed a heart of contentment. Give to others in a selfless way. Forgive without boundaries. I do not own my children, yet they are gifts of grace from God that I will treasure.

For now I will cherish each laughter, every tear, and even the hard days of being a mother. I will count my blessings instead of worry for I will trust in the Lord with all my heart!


Love,
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Outrageous Joy

Life doesn't always have joyful circumstances, rainbows, and smiles. Along the journey of life we also have heartache, disappointment, and trials. We live in a fallen world. God loves us however and knows our pain during these tribulations. He mourns with us during the loss of a loved one, have financial burden, lose a job. He is with us through all circumstances.

Good or Bad.

He comforts us so that we may comfort others. When you are going through "tough" stuff are you able to comfort others in the end? Sometimes it's easier to hide in our heartache and be content in those situations rather than be courageous and embrace the pain and soak in the joy. It was once easier for me swallow my pain rather than embrace God's love and comfort to equip me to comfort others. God didn't give up and neither should you. He loves you too much to leave you there.

So where do we start? When I needed lifted from a place of sadness and heartache I prayed. I prayed daily. Some prayers were long and specific and some were as simple and heavy as "Lord, I need you". "Lord, please give me strength to face this day."

When my husband and I lost our first child during her birth I was absolutely heart-broken. There was a period of time where I didn't want to get out of my bed. It was easier to hide under the covers and escape the world, the pain, the reality. I remember the day I finally took the first step joy and my prayer to God was "Lord, please give me the strength to take the blankets off of me and firmly press my feet on the floor." There were many prayers and more courage to actually get me to walk out of the room. But I did one step at a time with God's comfort and hope.

Six years later and a few more trials along the way I have my feet firmly pressed on the ground. I can honestly say I have JOY. Is it rainbows each day? No.There are still trials I face. But there is HOPE, LAUGHTER, and JOY through it all. Joy is a choice that comes through an attitude of confidence in GOD and embracing his mercy.


I rejoice in God's good works. I rejoice in the sunshine, laughter, my children's smiles, God's gifts. The gift of compassion he has given to me. The gifts that he embedded in my children and husband. Everyday you can find at least one thing to be joyous about. Write a list of just three blessings each day and Thank God. I also encourage to thank God for trials too so that you can be used for His glory through my experiences.

"A cheerful heart has a continual feast." Proverbs 15:15

There was a story told that Mother Theresa was once asked what the job description was for anyone who might wish to work alongside her in the grimy streets. She mentioned only two things: the desire to work hard and a joyful attitude. I am certain she had both.

I want to wake each day with Outrageous Joy!

 
Love,
 

Within Me{Us}

 
Ephesians 3:16 has always been a special verse to me for many reasons.

I love the reminder that the Apostle Paul is sharing with us his petition on bended knees to the Father Christ, that he will strengthen the saints, so that they will not be weary during tribulations they endure. I know I have been on bended knee to Christ in my life praising him, needing his grace, and strength through tribulations. We need strength to resist Satan and his temptations and endure afflictions cheerfully all by God's grace, a free gift.

In vs 17 I love that Christ will make his home in our hearts as we trust him.

FAITH and TRUST in God and he will dwell with in us.

God's strength will uphold us from within through the power of the holy spirit. What a prayer to pray each day for ourselves, husbands, children, friends, etc... Just think insert your (their) names below:

[Heavenly Father] I pray that from [Your] glorious, unlimited resources [You] will empower [us] with inner strength through [Your] Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in [our] hearts as [we] trust in him. [I pray that our] roots will grow down into God’s love and keep [us] strong. And [Lord] may [we] have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep [Your] love is. May[we] experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then [we] will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

How comforting to know that we can practice our trust and faith in communion with God and we receive the blessing of him in us.

We can not live in our own strength; we need his power. Through all this we can grasp his deep love, through the cross, deep down in the corners of my heart. Satan does not want this and will do whatever he can in this fallen world to destroy that. But once we have experienced this deep love with Christ we will be over comers of all our trials. Even though I may fail God daily I will continue to seek God and pray to him for he has a plan for me and you.
"That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

It is in God's power and his power alone that works in us. With out him we can do nothing. I will continue to seek him daily and have faith and trust in the Lord so that he may dwell in my heart, my inner most, and do things unimaginable for his glory.
 
 
 
Love,
 

Updating Blogger and Fresh Start

I have been blogging with my little blog on Wordpress with a self hosted account since February. Last night I lost my site!!! I was so upset. I am still upset. I still have no idea what happened. I have emaile my web hosting and they don't see anything either. I have actually been considering switching back to blogger since it is much more user friendly for me. I don'tk know near enough about Wordpress. I am just not wordpress savvy. So I guess this was my sign!
 
Thankfully I have saved a file of every post I posted on my wordpress blog unfortunately I can't import all of them to match the dates originally posted. So, I will be adding my posts this page again. I thank you in advance for you patience and support with re-posting these.
 
Hope you have a blessed day and enjoy reading some of stories again!
 
Love,
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Blog Site

HELLO!!

I have moved my blog to www.gracefullygiddycom I hope you decide to check it out and follow me there!! Can't wait to communicate with you there! See you soon!!

Much Love,
Angie

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love

                                                            Happy Valentine's Day!!

                     Hope you have a fun filled, happy, joyful, full of love and candy hearts kind of day.

I love my guy! I am absolutely smitten with this boy. I am thankful and ever so grateful that God chose us for each other. This is our story. God's story. I am reminded on this Valentine's day even with all the mushy cards, box of chocolates, roses, and fun candy heart messages we see everywhere we go.


                                                                     XOXO-Angie

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dream on Dreamer

                                                     

  

And I really am. I think we all are. When we are little girls we dream about that boy we will  marry someday and our fairytale weddings. We dream about a new house, a new job, or whatever it is you think you desire. Dreams to go to college, dreams of a wonderful marriage, perfect little children. I don't know what your dreams are but I do know what mine are and have been..

Dreams can soar like eagles. Dreams can be realities. Dreams can even become nightmares. But it's with these nightmares that shows are real dreams in how we overcome. How do you handle your nightmares? Your Fears? Are you a dreamer like me?

I am feeling overwhelmed tonight with how I have overcome my own nightmares.. And that is HOPE my sweet friends. And lots of it. Hope in GOD. Hope in his might plan not mine. Hope in relationships. Hope is sorrow. Hope in grief. And even hope in MYSELF.



       Each day I am faced with trials, fears, and nightmares. Small and Big. BUT I choose Hope today. And my hope for you, whatever trial you may be facing, that you will give it to God and let go.

       Every Day. Have Hope. Be strong and courageous in yourself. Be filled with joy in peace so that you may overflow with hope.

                                                Trust Him. Love Him. and if your like me....





                                                                
{{All photo sources from pinterest}}
 
 Love, Angie







Friday, February 10, 2012

Cupcakes in Fashion

                                                         Happy Fabulous Friday!!

       If you read my post yesterday on our cupcakes and marshmallow treats for Valentine's then you see my obsession with cupcakes. Anyways, I was checking out some other blogs I follow and over at Living In Yellow, Erin had posted about living in jeans, t-shirt, and heels. 

{Go visit her blog you will laugh so hard your gut hurts and have a party all by yourself reading her posts}

                        She found the cutest, softest, form fitting tees at dressingOnTheSide.       

                 What took my little heart was the Cupcake tee. Oh my word! Isn't it adorable!
                            And just like I posted yesterday Cupcakes Make Everything Better!



                I just ordered mine and I can't wait to get it in the mail! They are offering  30% off too if you use the code:  Livinginyellow  Oh yeah!! 30% off plus their shipping is inexpensive.

                          Here are a few more I am tickled pink over and I would love to get later on.


                                                                  
                                                                  Love this one too!
              I would love to know which ones you would want to!! Have a SWEET Friday cupcake! I promise I won't post about cupcakes tomorrow!
                                                                        XOXO~ Angie
                                                                

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cupcakes + Marshmallows = LOVE

                                       Let me repeat Cupcakes + Marshmallows = LOVE

            I am smitten with cupcakes, marshmallows, and of course my Loves. It may be border line an obsession along with cakes, sharpies, scarfs....oh yeah back to cupcakes... Who doesn't? At least I tell  myself everyone else does too. With Valentine's approaching LOVE is in the air. And when I think of Love I think of cupcakes and my kids love marshmallows.  And yes my love for cupcakes follows my sweet sweet family.

                        Let's talk cupcakes. Yummy! Delicious! Sweet! and Fun! I personally love to make homemade cupcakes and experiment with colors, flavors, and don't forget the sprinkles. After several months of searching for a new cupcake frosting butter cream to be exact, I finally found the one I love. It is so versatile and not to mention scrumptious.

            I made cupcakes for my daughter's preschool but only had to take a dozen with out frosting. Oh yeah! Cupcakes for us to make this forsting and make pretty! And the best of all to EAT! Who's with me.  I decided to make this yummy butter cream but I added lemon extract instead of vanilla. I also colored the frosting a pale yellow and we used pink sprinkles, red sugar, and rainbow candy sprinkles to fancy up.

                                             My favorite today soft and chewy pink sprinkles

On to the red sugar crystals


and rainbow sprinkles my kiddos favorite



Here is the awesome butter cream frosting recipe.

Yield: Frosting for 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 min

Ingredients:
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature (real butter unsalted)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 Tablespoons whipping cream

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, with a hand or stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter on low speed. Mix until well blended. Increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for desired spreading/piping consistency.
3. Scoop into a piping bag and pipe decoratively onto cupcakes, or spread onto cupcakes as desired.
 

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Now our second love marshmallow pops! We usually put these on sticks but we decided on a cute bag for Valentine's parties. This is super easy and inexpensive. The creativity is endless and the kids can do this too!
We used large marshmallows, pink candy melts, and you know what else.....Sprinkles! Cute and fun little heart sprinkles.


                                                              Aren't these adorable!

                    I could eat the whole tray! But I shared for goodness sake their for the little ones.



Here is our Valentine's goodies after the kiddos made their bag toppers.


           Now bake some cupcakes, whip up some frosting, and dip some marshmallows for your loves!
                                                 
                                       Cupcakes Make Everything Better!
                                                                   XOXO ~ Angie

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hello, My Love!

   When I first met my husband I ran right into his arms and our eyes locked, we fell deeply in love, ran off and got married on a deserted island. We drank out of coconuts, that we had to chop down ourselves, eat the fish we caught with our bare hands from the ocean, all the while gazing in each other's eyes......

                                  eeeeerkkkkkkk.............{stop that record from spinning} 

               Well it wasn't that fairy tale or the bachelor date but it was a fairy tale, a story of our own.

    It was love at first sight but more like a Friend's episode! It was two days after Valentine's day, I remember because I was alone, please no sympathetic awwwwhhh necessary, I was enjoying some me time {eating chocolate and watching a love story I am sure), just I as am sure my love was too {insert guy time}. Ok, here's the Friend's episode of our own. We met in the laundry room in the apartment complex we both moved too on the same day. I know I know, you never hear of these stories right?? Ha! Anytime I share how we met, the popular response is oh like meeting in the grocery store. Except we got to see our laundry not the food we buy. It was quite intimidating I tell ya. "Oh please don't see my undies", that was all I was thinking at the time, and "oh my goodness what a hottie".

   So we had small talk and learned a little or I should say a lot. You can learn a lot about a person at a laundromat when your watching your clothes spin and spin. Oh and did I mention we were the only ones in there. One of God's divine moments for me.

   We talked and talked and finally parted our ways. Only names exchanged, no numbers, but lots of giddy feelings. A few days passed and we saw each other again but now in the fitness center. You know those small fitness centers that are "amenities" with your rent. Hmm, first he sees my undies being laundered and yeah now he gets to see me in tight fitting work out clothes, sweating, and probably some ridiculous looking body moves trying to workout.  God has a sense of humor for a girl who is self conscious I tell ya!

    So it is here my dears, he finally asked for my number. And then he called and he took me on our first date. It was all over then friends. I was smitten for this boy and I still am. We may not go to the laundry mat together, work out together, go on first dates anymore but we have lots of other firsts. Until next time my love...

                                                            You had me at HELLO!


                                                                  One of our Firsts
                                                         After a few firsts....and babies..


                                                     Now go get smitten with your love!

                                                                  XOXOXOXO~
                                                                     Angie

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spiderman Party

   My son turned 5 years old last week. I was planning on posting earlier in the week but it just hasn't happened. He started planning this Superhero Spiderman party 6 months ago. This year we did it a little different than we usually do. We decided to have it at a local gym instead of our home. This is his last year at our Church Preschool/Pre K program and he wanted to invited his close friends too.

   I love celebrating birthday parties. Any parties really. I love to plan the party, decorate, cook, and host. My husband doesn't always understand why I love all this but he appreciates it. Even if we have to have a conversation walking out the to door to the party of why I need a cupcake stand and not the box. He's a boy and I am a girl. Need I explain anymore.

So my big five year old decided he wanted Spiderman Cookies, Cupcakes, and marshmallow pops for his class party. 
                                                        First up is Spiderman Cookies
                                          These were the hardest one I have done so far. I had icing issues this time and I was just plain tired from our week before when we were sick and playing catch up. But he loved them and said, "Mom, your a good drawer and these are awesome." so that made them the best!

                                                       We also did spider web cookies
                             
I also made cupcakes and had custom cupcake toppers and personalized by http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaFeather She customized my files and you just print at home. I wasn't able to use everything at the gym but here is a few.







Yummy Marshmallow Pops to be!




These are some of our favorite treats and so easy to make!



                                                 And we can't forget the birthday boy!



Hope you enjoyed our Spiderman Party as much as the birthday boy did! Thanks for looking.

                                                                     Love,
                                                                     Angie

Monday, January 30, 2012

There's This Boy Who Stole My Heart

     Today five years ago there was this boy who stole my heart. Not just any boy but a little gift from God. He calls me mom. God not only gave me such a blessing of a little boy but he also help healed a broken heart. When I saw this picture today it was perfect to share my sweet son with you. Today he turned 5 years old and my oh my I can't believe he is five.


He is a loving little boy with a big heart and loves FAMILY! I love watching him grow and learning his personality. His love language is touch and gifts. He loves koala hugs, big tight squeezes with his legs wrapped around and arms snug. Even at 50 pounds he still wants his koala hugs. He loves to receive gifts but also give. He also loves to eat out not just for the food but for the experience. He gets that from me.

He has a big heart and a big love for Jesus. I love that! He is excited to learn and read. He loves school and is excited for kindergarten this fall. Although I am not.

He is funny, emotional, outgoing, shy, and so much more. But most of all he is a child of God and I am honored to be his mother.

                       Thank You God for your son Jesus and thank you for this precious little gift.

                        Happy 5th Birthday to my Little Man. I love you to the moon and back!


Love,
Angie

  "Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him."  Psalm 127:3

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Perfection

                              I am so thankful that God doesn't require Perfection from me.

Let me tell you a secret....I am not perfect. I know, who would have guessed. I love to be a little sarcastic but in all honesty as much I would like to be my best each day I am far from it. I recently read a post from another blog about doing better tomorrow. I can totally relate. Here's just a few of mine.

                                                   Tomorrow I will.....

be more patient.

try to finish my to do list...{but first I have to find it}

make eye contact with my children when they are talking to me more often.

not go a little crazy on my husband....even when I feel I have the right....love you babe....

and this list can go on.

I am human. I am a sinner.

                                        Take a deep breath...{sigh of relief}

                               I am a child of God. A Loving and Perfect God.

Does this excuse my sinful nature? Absolutely not. Does he forgive me? Absolutely! I am so thankful I have a God who pours an overflow of mercy and grace on me.

God's will is not for me to be perfect but to seek those who are lost so they might be saved. He has blessed me with two little sinners and called me to teach them God's perfect love through him.

                                                I don't need to be perfect.

                          God is and he knows the plans he has for me. {and you}

"But seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." 
Matthew 6:33





{love}
Angie

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Let your Light Shine

I am super GIDDY to share today about The Shine Project! Ashley, the creator, dreamer, and inspiration behind The Shine Project is amazing and she is bringing her Shine Project to Dallas to help the homeless.


This is what The Shine Project is all about:
Going out of your comfort zone
to bring light to those who need hope.
The Shine Project emulates love, sacrifice, and CHANGE.

I would love to have your help in this special project. We will be making blankets for the homeless in Dallas and we need your help! Help with donations of fleece for the blankets and of course coming  to the event on Saturday, February 25th, from 10am-2pm at Little Artsy.


       Here is what we need. Fleece material size 46-52" in width and 2 yards in length. Any color is great. If you can please contact me at angbrown@sbcglobal.net and let me know how much fleece you can donate. If you are not able to be at the event PLEASE still help and I will arrange to get the fleece from you. WE can all do this! Take advantage of those Hobby Lobby and Joann's coupons and get more!

 Let's be COURAGEOUS and give for a day!

Here's the challenge we need to collect as much fleece as possible by Sunday, January 29th, so I can contact Ashleigh at The Shine Project. We can definitely take donations through February but need a good count by the end of this month.

Please share with your friends, family, and anyone you meet on the street! Can't wait to hear from you! To learn more about The Shine Project please visit Ashley's blog below:

http://www.myshineproject.com/search?updated-max=2012-01-04T15:26:00-07:00&max-results=7

                                 "For God loves a Cheerful Giver" 2 Corinthians 9:7

Let your Light SHINE and give for a day!

Much Love,
Angie

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Courageous

                                 I do not think of myself as a courageous person.

I think many of my friends around me, family, strangers, and even my husband are courageous. But me? No way! At least that is what I tell my self and Satan too. He is great at that you know. He knows my weaknesses, hopes, and hearts desire, just like my God does, but he has a different plan for me than God. Not a perfect and pleasing plan. His plan is to not be courageous. I think it's because he knows how powerful we can be when we are courageous people! Courageous in God that is.

      I am not referring to courageous moments when you decided to ride that insanely crazy roller coaster. Not the courage to eat an oyster and then your left thinking oh no what do I do?!! I am not courageous where is a napkin! What was I thinking?! I will gracefully and quickly, well to say the least spit it in a napkin. Oh I will never forget that wanna be courageous moment! Thank goodness the friends/family I was with loved me, no matter what! 

      I am talking about the kind of courage it takes to love even if that person doesn't love you back. To give without expectations of recognition or even a gift in return. To say hello to a stranger with a caring heart. To love Jesus boldly and tell him I am forever yours! This is courage my friend! I am very thankful for the people who put their own lives at risk to save others, so very thankful. Courageous Indeed! 

"Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord are finished." 1 Chronicles 28:20                                

                         So why are we not courageous people at moments? Satan? Ourselves? Critics?             

                                             “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide on,
 there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. 
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe that your critics are right. 
To map out a course of action and follow it to an end
 requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. 
Peace has its victories, 
but it takes brave men and women to win them.” -Emmerson



Critics are all around us. Some are strangers, some are family members, and some even ourselves. What is the saying? You are your own worst critic. Whatever the motives of a critic, they can do it better, do not understand you, maybe a negative person. Your lack of confidence. Your scared to fail. Whatever the reason or whoever the critic.
You have a choice.....
To listen and quit
or
Be COURAGEOUS and soar your wings!
Rise above the low standards of normality and be courageous in God's word. Your critic will not rise with you and cheer you on every step of the way. But I do know that God will encourage me and be there every single step.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6
Today rise up and be COURAGEOUS in everything you do.

 Love to you all~
Angie

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Choices

I absolutely do not like choices....

Especially like choosing my meal from a restaurant menu. I had to do that last night. My husband had a much overdue date night, I can't remember the last one we had. Oh my! No children, although I love mine dearly like the rest of you, but just the two of us and I get to eat a dinner that is not cold. Here's the kicker I love food so it is hard for me to choose when I want it all. Then I had to decide what was I going to wear. Well this is another story in itself.

When I woke up yesterday I chose to embrace another day of my little man getting over a lingering sickness all weekend. However, it didn't take me long to remember we had a date night.After being in the house since Thursday I didn't have to choose to be excited!

Isn't life like that? Some things are so exciting in life like a vacation, a day filled with laughter, dancing to your favorite music hoping no one sees you, a date night, either way there isn't a choice here. But then there are times you have to choose to be happy, excited, lovable, caring, obedient. Those times can be hard. I must admit sometimes it has been hard to choose these ways. But then I am flooded with God's GRACE that he chose me and you! He chose to create me, he chose me for a purpose, he chose me to love him back.

Because of God's love for me I do not have to question my choice to Love God. It is not a choice. I love God. I do choose to obey, deepen my relationship with God, and share my faith though. He desires your love as much as we desire to be loved. So let's choose to put God first in each and every choice.

We make choices everyday. Today let's choose to obey God, love like crazy, and get all GIDDY about life!




XOXO~
Angie