Wednesday, February 25, 2009


It feels like Spring today!! Which puts a spring in my step and a smile on my face! I have the heat turned off, the windows and sliding glass door open. I love the breeze coming into our small apartment. It just puts me in such a better mood when the weather cooperates! It smells like Spring and that's one of my favorite smells! Mike and I have Comcast and we were messing around with all the features the other day (Mike's had comcast for about 9 months now, but never new some of the features existed!), and we found Biggest Loser workouts for free! I did two today and it felt great to be active, even if I had to do them inside. With the sliding glass door open it felt like I was outside. I'm hoping that I can keep up with these workouts daily and really lose some weight. I've never been a big fan of making weight loss public like this, but hopefully I will feel some accountability.

Spring brings so many new and great possibilities. Mike and I have found what apartment we'll be living in when our lease ends here. I'm excited because we'll actually have a washer and dryer IN our apartment! No more laundry mat for me! We have really fallen in love with our new church. We've met some great people that we look forward to getting to know better in the coming year. All in all, my attitude is much better about Merrillville being my "home". I'm hoping that with this sunny weather, my attitude will stay optimistic as well.

Monday, February 16, 2009


This kid is feeling the effects of the only upside of the dentist!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I've been doing some "searching" the last few days. Mike and I have been looking for the right fit for us in a church. We've been desperately wanting to connect with couples in our age group on a spiritual level. I've been doing some reading in Mark and also Revelation. Yesterday I came across a verse that I've never read before. It didn't so much make me think about finding a church home or connecting with others, but about obtaining a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A best friend relationship. Physical relationships will come in time. But we need to find the kind of relationship we're seeking in Christ first. I was reading in Revelation about how in the Bible clouds are always associated with God. Clouds are viewed as the sorrows, sufferings, or circumstances, within our personal lives. I realized that if there were never any "clouds" in our lives, we would have no faith. In Nahum 1:3 it says "The clouds are the dust of His feet." They are a sign that God is there! What a great feeling to know that our sorrows, problems, and grief are actually the clouds that come along with God! "He does not come in clear-shining brightness" says Oswald Chambers. Revelation 1:7 says "Behold, He is coming with clouds...".

Something to think over today as we have so many burdens in our lives.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


My very uneducated and less than expert prediction for today's Super Bowl is:

The fact that they are the underdog makes me want them to win even more! Go Cards!