Hello! Hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend. James and I both had Monday off, so we took advantage of the long weekend and drove down to San Antonio for a little adventure. I didn’t really know what to expect—I still think of Texas as a huge desert, even though that’s really not the case—but San Antonio was really nice! The city itself was quite old, with lots of history around every corner. I am a huge history lover, so I really appreciated all the old buildings and stories that went along with them. There is also an amazing thing called The River Walk, which is basically a three-mile long pathway through the city along the river, with shops, restaurants and plenty of nature. It was so cool! James and I spent a lot of time walking up and down the river, browsing through various street vendors, and were even able to take a boat tour down the river.
Archives for May 2013
Hello! Hope you all are having a great Tuesday so far.
I don’t know about you, but watching the news last night, seeing all the devastation in Oklahoma from the tornado, really made me appreciate all the things I have in life. It can be so easy to become ungrateful when we have everything we need right in front of us, but there’s something about natural disasters that really puts life in to perspective. I definitely need to do a better job at being thankful for all the blessings in my life, and not taking anything I have for granted. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the people who have been affected by the tornado in any way.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
In all situations—good and bad—we need to be thankful for what God has given us. We may not always understand his plan, but we do need to trust that he knows what he’s doing. It’s harder to give thanks when our situations are bad, and it can be easy to forget to be thankful when times are good, but God wants us to draw near to him in good times and in bad. Whatever your situation, choose to be thankful and grateful for all the blessings God has given you.
Anyways, hope you have a great rest of your day, and stay safe out there if you’re in an area affected by all this crazy weather! God Bless:)
Good Morning! Hope you all are having a great Saturday so far! James and I are going to go check out Main Street Days in Grapevine, TX today, which I have heard is pretty neat. I guess its kind of like a big festival…I’m not really sure. I’ll definitely take lots of pictures and let you know how it goes! Hopefully I survive the 90+ degree temperatures:)
Today I wanted to talk a little about self-discipline. It used to be something I was really good at, but lately I’ve been struggling with it. It’s like—I should have enough time in the day to do everything I need to do, but for some reason I just can never get it all done. Why? Because I waste so much time doing things I don’t really need to do. Know what I mean? It is frustrating. And I feel like if I don’t hunker down and focus on being self-disciplined in the way I manage my time, I will never be able to accomplish the things I know I’m supposed to do. It’s like that quote: “If it’s important enough to you, then you’ll find a way, if not, you’ll find an excuse.” Something like that. But seriously, that’s what it’s coming down to. I need to choose to find a way instead of an excuse.
What about you? Is there something in your life that needs to be given a way instead of an excuse? If so, you’re not alone. The only way to change your situation is to want to. You have to choose it—no one can do that for you, and no one can do that for me. We are the only ones who can decide if something is important enough to find a way to accomplish it instead of an excuse.
Today, I’m choosing to find a way. No more excuses.
With that, I’m off to be productive. Hope you all have a great weekend, and God Bless:)
Hello! Happy Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I so wish I could be home in Michigan with my mom (and dad—it is his birthday today too!) today, but we have a Skype date later, so I guess that will have to suffice. Meanwhile, I have my little kitten-child to keep me company here in Texas…
So…my apologies for being MIA for the past couple weeks. I would tell you it’s been a crazy time with trying to figure out my new work schedule, along with a trip back to Michigan for a dear friends wedding, but those would just be excuses. And I’m really trying to adapt a new “no excuses” mindset, so I will just simply say sorry.
Anyways, the new job is going well, and the Michigan trip was AWESOME [can you tell I miss home, jut a little bit]. Even though I wasn’t in Grand Rapids [my homeland] for very long, it was still great to see family. I got to spend all of Wednesday last week with my mom going to our favorite places—Marie Catrib’s, downtown Holland, Hope College, Lemonjello’s, Lake Michigan, the cottage—needless to say, it was total awesomeness. And we even got a decent beach walk in despite the freezing, gale-force winds.