Aug 11, 2010

just hold your horses

Wesley and I were chatting outside on our lawn today at lunch. I had been cold all morning and the blazing sun made my entire body tingle with warmth. It was just what I needed. As we lounged on our blanket I mentioned how much I love the sound of the leaves rustling in the wind. Very relaxing.

That comment made Wesley think about the leaves and how they were already starting to fall in our yard. I then exclaimed, “I can’t believe it’s almost fall!” But then I started thinking about what I just said and how often we do that…jump to the next thing when it’s a ways off. It sounds a lot different to say, “Fall is almost here,” then, “Wow, we still have over a month left of summer!”

Realizing that we still have a month left of summer instead of thinking fall is almost here really made me feel different. It was quite calming actually.

So, I’m going to hang onto the fact that we still have plenty of summer left and that fall will get here in due time. So what if the leaves are starting to fall a little…maybe they just wanted to lay in the grass and soak up some rays with Wesley and me.

Aug 2, 2010


This Sunday Wesley and I will have been married for two years. I can't believe how fast the time goes by! And yet, it feels like Wesley and I have always been married. It's been a FUN two years and I can't wait to see what the next fifty hold!

I was telling Wesley that there are things I'm willing to try and venture out in that I would never have tried on my own. He really helps me in the areas I feel weak. But I was also thinking how often we try to do things on our own when we really don't have to. It doesn't have to take a husband or a wife to always push us into something new and exciting. We can lean on friends, family, or a church body. Sometimes we feel God is calling us in a new direction but it can seem scary or just too big for us. My thought, maybe it is too big for just one person. Could it be that God is telling us to move forward but to not do it alone?

If something seems too big for just you, then grab a friend to help you in the areas you feel really weak in. God designed us to need others. Maybe God is asking us to step out in faith with a brother or sister in Christ who can help us along the way. Together, through Christ, who knows what could be accomplished!