Thursday, August 26, 2010

True Peace

Sometimes I wonder if true peace is attainable, but I know through Christ it can be. Lately I've just been really thrown into the realities of life and issues and problems, not only my own, but others as well. Sometimes I find myself wondering if there are any good human beings out there at all, and well the answer to that is, no. We're all sinful and evil. But Christ is good - thank the Lord! And I have definitely found moments of true peace when I let myself completely listen to the Lord and let Him have His way without me getting in His way. And let me tell you, those moments of true peace I find are incomparable to anything else in this world.

Oswald Chamber's devotional book "My Utmost For His Highest" talks about peace today and it was very encouraging. I want to quote a few things from that particular devotional today if I may.

"Reflecting His peace is proof that you are right with God, because you are exhibiting the freedom to turn your mind to Him. If you are not right with God, you can never turn your mind anywhere but on yourself. Allowing anything to hide the face of Jesus Christ from you either causes you to become troubled or gives you a false sense of security."

This is so true, and I found it to be so true in my life. When I am not right with the Lord, or my relationship with him is dry and barren, my life is just not as it should be at all! But I have experienced full and utter peace and closeness with my Heavenly Father, just by renewing and restoring that relationship with Him. Makes me wonder why I ever stray??

One more quote I loved is this, "When a person confers with Jesus Christ, the confusion stops, because there is no confusion in Him." No confusion in Jesus Christ, no confusion! How wonderful!

Confer with Jesus Christ today so there will be no confusion in your life, believe me, it will be SO worth it!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Make-Up Stuffs

I'm all about make-up these days, fancy that, lol. I met a self taught make-up artist hee around the area we are, and is giving me SO much information and help, and I get to go observe/assist at a large wedding on Monday, can't wait for that. :)

I'm slowly building up my make-up artist kit, slowly but surely, make-up isn't cheap, but I'm still finding some good deals, so I'm excited. I just bought a couple things on my wishlist yesterday online, and there are some more things I'll be getting at Sally Beauty Supply today. Yesterday I bought:

88 Color Eyeshadow Palette from Makeup Geek

Black Gel Liner from Makeup Geek

NYX Black Eyeshadow from Makeup Geek

And several items still on my wish list:

28 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

Dinair Airbrush Foundation

Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Wow, I have been doing horrible about updating my blog, I'm so sorry. And I don't have too much time for a long one today, but I figured I'd do a quick one. I am in Mississippi with my husband, it was SO wonderful to be reunited with him this past Monday, I never want to be away from him for a month again. :)

We are in a beautiful condo on the beach, and Jesse comes home every night which is wonderful. We're in a condo with a couple other Coast Guard guys, but they are at the other end of the condo, so there is some privacy.

Oh and for those of you who don't know, I was going to stay for two months in Arkansas and then head back to Minnesota, where Jesse would soon follow. But plans change, and the more we talked, the more we talked about extending the deployment since there are no job opportunities in Minnesota for us right now. So I came down here to live with Jesse until the first of September, and he put in his extension request. We don't know if he will get the extension, since they're not finding as much oil, but we'll see.

We're also talking about our lives and our future and if the Lord wants us back in Minnesota at the end of the deployment whether that would be in September or later on this year. We're just trying to see where God wants us and I'm excited about the future and the possibilities that we are looking at and praying about.

So keep us in your prayers as we try to discern God's will for our future. :)