Inspirational stories come from the writers heart and soul. God put His "heart" in you. He didn't just create you. He invested Himself in you. You are the inspirational story that emerged from the heart and soul of the Father. Who you are is a person worth knowing well.

Jill Palmer (I think) :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Who needs Men..... (when you have two women)

Okay so tomorrow I will be moving into my own little studio apartment. This will be my first time ever living on my own as in only me! :) I am super excited for this new chapter in my life and I seriously can't wait! :) So this past week I have been packing and preparing every thing to move! I have been wanting a black dresser for a long time and I have been looking every where... online, in stores, at thrift shops, and at garage sales but I couldn't find one I wanted!
So I decided to get a dresser I liked and paint it black easy right??? So on Wednesday the adventure began... Ashley and I went to ACE hardware and found someone to help us! :) I had no clue what I was doing so of course I asked for help first thing. A very nice man helped us out and answered all my silly girl questions. We left ACE with a can of primer, a can of black paint, stir sticks, and a paint can opener ready to start our mission. When we got home we brought the dresser downstairs and started painting.First we started with primer, I forgot to ask how many coats of primer I was suppose to put on so I posted a status of Facebook asking for help from my friends, some where helpful and some where not so much however they made me giggle! :) I finally decided to just put one coat of primer on a call it good! :) After the primer we had to wait for an hour before we could start actually painting it black..... so we waited! :) Then finally the time came!We put the first black coat on and decided that we need to do another one so guess what that meant ..... More waiting :)Now to tell the truth we where suppose to wait 2 - 4 hours to put on the next coat but I was not that patient. So after about an hour and a half we decided to start painting again! :) Once it was all done it looked so pretty and all we where waiting for where handles! :)So today I went to Home Depot and picked out the perfect handles! I am so proud of my dresser I think I might just become a dresser reduer and sell them.... Do you think anyone will buy them?? :) This was such a fun project! :) I am so happy that I took on this adventure! Now I know I can paint a dresser with out a mans help! :) *giggle*

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday! (Jilly Palmer)

This Thursday is a good friend/sister of mines birthday so today I am Thankful for Jill Marie Palmer. And here is why.....

1. She is an amazing women of God! She challenges me to be a better women and friend. She encourages me to chase my dreams and to fall in love with our Savior daily.

2. She has adopted me into her family. I am blessed that I get to hang out with her and her family every week and they truly are my family. She is my sister and I thank God for the amazing gift He has given me in her! :)

3. She is an amazing friend who loves unconditionally and who inspires me to be more like Christ.

4. She is an amazing mom who loves her kids and who has the most adorable kids ever. She has shown me what a great mom looks like and I pray one day when I have kids of my own I will be able to teach, love, guide, and train my kids like her!

5. She is an amazing wife (Okay I am not her husband) however I do see her interact with her husband and she has such an amazing love for her hunk a hunk a burning love! :) She supports him and encourages him in everything he does.

6. She is funny.... she makes me LOL a lot which I know she loves! :) Plus she makes me giggle a lot she lights up a dark day with her humor! :)

7. She is a great listener who encourages when you need to be encourage and challenges when you need to be challenges.

8. She has great wisdom and truly shares her heart in any situation. After seeking God first!

9. She seeks God in everything she does.

10. She is a huge blessing in my life and I thank God for the blessing He has given me!

Happy Birthday Jill Marie. I know I don't say it enough but I love you and I am blessed to have you in my life. I pray that today in an amazing day for you! You deserve it! :)

What are you thankful for???

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Hearts Cry!

After my dad past away this song became my hearts cry! I know that God will only give me as much as I can handle and sometimes I ask why me Lord? Why? However as hard as it is sometime I tell Him "I trust you Lord" and no matter what might come in my path I will walk with You! I would be lying if I said that it is easy to say this and every day just gets easier and easier because it doesn't. But I know that God works the night shift and although I may not understand I still "Trust you Him"! It is a day by day trust that I have to be willing to take the step to trust Him. No matter what curve ball might come my way I Trust God and know that He is going to give me whatever I need to catch that ball and run into His loving arms. So these words are my true hearts cry.......

If You Want Me Too

Ginny Owens

The path way is broken and the signs are unclear
I don't know the reason why you've brought me here
but just because you love me the way that you do
I'm gonna walk through the valley if you want me to.

Cause I'm not who I was when I took my first step
and I'm clinging to the promise your not through with we me yet.
So if all of these trials bring me closer to you,
then I will go through the fire if you want me to.

It may not be the way I would have choose
when you lead me through a world that's not my home.
But you never said it would be easy
you only said I'll never go alone.

So when the whole world turns against me
and I'm all by myself and I can't hear you answer my cries for help.
I'll remember the suffering your love put your through,
and I will go through the valley if you want me to.

A Friends Sweet Words!

A dear friend on facebook sent me this message last week! It really touched my heart so I asked her if I could post it on my blog! She said yes however I have changed her name to keep her privacy! Thank you dear Friend for your encouraging words! :)

"I just read some of your blog --- especially the ones regarding your Mom. Thank you for all that you shared. My eyes welled up with tears feeling a little bit of what you all are going through and remembering the pain I have been through.

I had tough years living with a difficult, controlling Dad and lacking any self-esteem as a teenager, feeling lots of rejection. I understand the feeling of "why am I here?" and "what use am I?". I ached, prayed, cried many times for God to intervene in me, in my parents. Some people described my Dad as an alchoholic without the alcohol. Those years were sooooooo hard to say the least. Many times, I was so confused, hurt and troubled .....all I could do was worship God and say, "I believe You God". I couldn't make sense out of life. BUT, He was a Rock when it felt there was nothing else to hang onto. I wondered whether my life held any value. People would say, "just be yourself". I didn't know who that was. I had to dig into who does God say that I am and what value has He placed on my life. That's when Psalm 139 became my scripture.

Now, I am pleased to say, God has changed my Dad and is changing him. I talked to him on the phone for 1 1/2 hours. We discussed the things of the Lord. It was amazing and totally different! God does the impossible and I wanted to encourage you with this testimony. The prayer of the righteous avails much. So, keep praying, keep having faith, keep trusting!

Father God, you have come to heal the brokenhearted, to set the prisoner's free. So, I proclaim liberty to Jinny's mom, Tammy. I break off the chains and the lies that the enemy has sought to keep her in. I ask that your Spirit of Truth would minister non-stop to Tammy and that Your work of restoration would prevail. I cut off all yokes of bondage, depression and I reclaim all that the enemy has stolen. I ask for Your kingdom to come in her life on earth as it is in heaven (where there is no depression, no sorrow, but life and joy in You). You are a GOOD God. I pray for the release of Your Goodness to flow like a river into Jinny and Tammy. Thank you Father God that nothing is impossible with You. The glory belongs to you! Amen."

Love you Jinny,

Monday, July 27, 2009

Update on Mom #6 (Going Home)

Mom went to the doctor on Friday and everything went really, really, really well! The infection that she has is a rare form and better then they thought! Which is amazing! (thank you all for your prayers) they have worked! :) They took out the pick line that was going into her heart this morning. The doctor also looked at all the infection sites and everything is looking really good there is no puss anywhere which is a really good sign. She will still have to take oral meds to just make sure that everything is gone! She will be leaving Four Corners tomorrow and moving in with a good friend! She is happy to be moving however now the legal end of things start! Please pray for God's will to be done and that she can go get some serious mental help! And learn how to fall in love with her Savior all over again! Thank you all for y'alls continued prayer you are all amazing and just a blessing!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Update on Mom #5 (Infection)

Hey Guys!

Okay so mom had the surgery to clean out all the infection (what they thought was all) last night at about 7:30 pm thank you for all your prayers! Please don't stop praying I just talked to her a few minutes ago as was informed that the infection is pretty bad! They had put a tub in through her arm pit that goes straight to her heart because they have to administer drugs to her through this tub for 6 WEEKS! This is all I know at this point but I will be talking to my mom in the next little bit and getting the whole scoop. She did inform me that there are many things that she needed to tell me about so please pray that our mountain moving God will move might in this situation! I promise to post more as soon as I hear! Thank you guys again for you continued prayer.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Beauty and God's Sweet Whispers

This morning I woke up with this song in my head and as I was singing it God told me this..... Yes this song was made for you to worship me with but just as much as you worship me with this song I sing the words over you as well and this is how I view Jinny! This brings tears to my eyes and I have had it in my head all day long! I am beautiful to God!

You are beautiful beyond description
To marvelous for words
To wonderful for comprehension
Like nothing ever see or heard
Who can grasp you infinite wisdom
Who can fathom the depths of your love
You are beautiful beyond description

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July 2009

This year I went to Silverton with Ashley and Heather for the fireworks. We had so much fun and we where laughing to much I almost peed in my pants a little. :) The fireworks where really loud and I jumped a lot but they where really pretty! So here are some pictures of our fun 4th of July! :)

Pretty Fireworks

Best Friends Being Crazy what can we say :)
Now that is a good one :)
Laying on the car waiting for the firework show to start :)
What fun we had :)
Heather helping Ashley get on the trunk it was really funny :)
Me and Heather Cheese
Just me :)
Heather getting ready for the pretty show :)
Ashley's beautiful hat
Ashley making faces at herself with my camara
Talking on the phone to each other
Talking on the phone to each other 2
Oh skip skip skip to my lou

Yummy yummy fruit snacks :)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thankful Thursdays! (on Saturday July 4th)

Today I am Thankful for the men and women who fight for our freedom! If it wasn't for them we would not be celebrating the 4th of July like we are today!

There are four men in my life as of right now that I know of who are serving our country.

1. Ryan (my cousin) he has been in the service for several years. He has a wife and two kids at home and I can only imagine how hard it would be to say good bye as he goes off to fight for our country. Thank you Ryan for serving our country and giving me my freedom. Words can never express how much it means to me. Thank you Amber and kids for supporting him and letting him fight for our country! You guys are also hero's in my book because you are giving away time you could have with Ryan and supporting him in fighting.

2. Tyler Saunders thank you for fighting and serving our country. You are such an amazing man of God and I am blessed to know you as friend. You are an amazing man of God and your love for our country does not go unnoticed. You will always be a hero in my book.

3. Bob Desko thank you so much for serving our country and healing our wounded solders in battle. You are such an amazing doctor and friend. You are also a hero in my book! :)

4. Adam Ebner thank you so much for fighting for our freedom. Even in through tough times you continue to stand strong and fight for our freedom and for that I say thank you. You are an amazing musician and man of God. Thank you for giving your life for our country! You are a hero!

And to all the other men and women who server and their families thank you for serving our country!