Thursday, September 30, 2010

Do You Ever Feel...

Do you ever feel like Satan tries to break down aspects of your life because you have started up a particularly Godly endeavor? Now, it is true that Satan slowly breaks down different things about a Christian's life anyway. Why not? That person is striving to do the will of God and has already entered into the Kingdom of God... why not try to strip that person of their beliefs, help them become blasphemous, and hinder them from getting into the Kingdom? It makes sense for Satan. Misery LOVES company. Even if he cannot make a Christian completely disown and reject the Lord, he can help hinder that person from doing the will of the Father while on Earth.

Why am I suddenly posting something like this? Well, as you may know, I have recently started a Beth Moore Bible study at Travis and my church. It is the one entitled "Breaking Free"; it deals with helping women break free from things that get in the way of their devotion and concentration on the Lord. I guess I feel that I just started "Breaking Free" and already have been attacked in multiple ways. I feel like Satan sees that something good is coming, and he cannot bear it. It drives him nuts to see that I could develop as a Christian into being more devoted and more in love with Jesus Christ.

I have one thing to say to him: Go for it. I have no reason to be afraid of you. You have no power in my heart or my life. By the strength and power of Jesus, my Lord, you have no stronghold... you have no hold at all. You cannot control any aspect of me or my family's life. I need not be afraid of you, for my Love, my Father in Heaven, is with me always. Your grip on me was loosened many years ago when I decided that I wanted Jesus to control me. Therefore, give it your best because you will have to go through HIM to get to me. And trust me... you do NOT want to mess with my Heavenly Daddy.

"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:37-39, NKJV)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Day in the Life of a Housewife

Well, today was productive. There are some days where I am reeeeeaaaally disappointed in myself. Today was not one of those days! Hooray! Want to hear all of the things I did today?! No!? Too bad- sit down and let me go!

Already Done:

1) I did some much needed grocery shopping.
2) I ironed some more of Travis's dress shirts.
3) I took Trav's sport coat and suit to the dry cleaner's.
4) I got on the treadmill and did crunches... (not ON the treadmill... I did walking and running on the treadmill... but then... maybe I should have made this a separate point...)
5) I did crunches.
6) I had our neighbors over to see the sugar gliders.
7) I cleaned the kitchen- this was meant to just involve dishes, but I decided to do an impromptu "Swiffering" and "409ing"... oh yeah... I'm that good.
8) I actually got myself "prettied up". Yay pretty!
9) I got gas. =D I will let you decide...

Going to do:

1) I am going to finish the laundry.
2) I am going to make the bed.
3) I am going to make a batch of cookies.
4) I am going to Swiffer the bathroom.
5) I am going to do my Beth Moore homework.
6) I am going to clean the babies' cage.
7) I am going to clean out the cars.
8) I am going to finish some paperwork.
9) I am going to figure out some airplane ticket stuff.
10) I am going to cut Trav's hair.

Voila! Now wasn't that fun? Don't answer that. Ciao, homies!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You're About to Have a Heart Attack!

Come one, come all! See the amazing Heart Attack Cookie!


Two chocolate-chip-stuffed cookies sandwiching chocolate fudge!

Here's some perspective

Okay, so I have decided that I am going to sell my Heart Attack Cookies because everyone who has ever heard of or seen them Ooh's and Ahh's at them. They are deeeeliciously huge and scrumptious!

One batch consists of 6 large and in-charge cookies! The reason a batch only contains 6 cookies is because to put it simply... they are MASSIVE! Usually one cannot be consumed in one sitting... and if it is, well, the person doing the consuming might prove the cookie's name to be true! Keep in mind that each cookie is actually two cookies since it is in "sandwich form". For one batch of six big, delicious cookies, I charge $30 + shipping and handling. This is a small amount considering the amount of ingredients that go into one batch, the size of the cookies, and how much one pastry from a place such as Starbucks would cost.

If you want to place an order, please e-mail me at with the number of batches you would like and the address to which you would like your cookies shipped.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!... Pictures!

Here are the pictures I promised in my last post: pictures of our condo before we cleaned, pictures of our condo after we cleaned, and pictures of our new babies. Enjoy!

(cue scary music)

The After (cue "Hallelujah Chorus")

The Babies (cue "A Whole New World")