Friday, June 15, 2012

Honest Friday Date

Since I can't really drink coffee anymore, I guess I really should consider changing this to a lemonade date, or maybe just water (since I'm supposed to be drinking a ridiculous amount of that). Either way, I look forward to Fridays when I get to sit down with you and just share life.
Real life.
I'm sure that often, bloggers/writers come across as having the perfect lives...after all, we share all the meals we've made this week, the crafts we've done, all the cute pictures we've taken. It seems like the perfect world sometimes!
Well, behind all of the DIY craftiness, home cooked meals, and beautifully photographed moments is a real life. Probably much more similar to yours than you realize!
So that's what I talk about on Fridays. My prayer is that I can be honest with you, not put up fronts, and definitely not try to be someone that I'm not!
Today I want to show you me...

The basics:
I grew up in the great state of Minnesota.
I am a recent college graduate with a bachelor's in English.
I've been married a little over a year to my amazing husband Jimmy.
We both love Jesus and desire to serve Him together.
We live in a little 2 bedroom duplex in southern Indiana in a shady neighborhood (sounds great right;)
We are going to have our first baby in December (read my post about it here)
We have the most amazing church family The Remedy Church.

The realities:
I don't have it all together.
I struggle with insecurities and feeling accepted. 
I'm a people pleaser and I like to make everyone happy. 
I often lose focus on what's really important in life and get caught up in the petty little things. 
I am still figuring out who I am and what God wants me to do with my life...trying to wait patiently!

Patience really seems to be what God has been teaching me this week. You see, I don't have a lot to write about to recap this week because I spent a lot of it in bed sick. 
Morning sickness is kickin' my butt and that is no understatement!
It's not easy for me to put all of my projects aside, and feel unproductive. In fact, it drives me crazy! But God has been teaching me patience through it all and to trust Him and his perfect will and timing in all of it. 
I'm so thankful to everyone who has kept me in their prayers as I am feeling MUCH better today! I hope it stays that way for the weekend!

To end this week's little date, I want to follow in the footsteps of my friend Chrissy at Boerman Ramblings and close in prayer.

Heavenly Father, I thank you that you see us as we are. There is nothing we can hide from you, yet you love us as we are. I pray that instead of putting up fronts to hide ourselves that we will be real with each other and pass your love on to those around us. Please be with my readers today, Father. May you encourage and strengthen those who are feeling weak and down today, and may you show yourself to those who need reminders of you today. Above all, I pray that you will be glorified through our lives. In Jesus name, Amen.

I hope you all have a great weekend! Before you leave, make sure you enter the giveaway for a change at blog advertisement, a few handmade items, and 50% off a chalkboard frame!
You can find the giveaway here!

Don't forget to visit my friends and have a cup of coffee with them this sweet Friday :)

1 comment:

  1. What a great post. Wait, why can't you have coffee? What did I miss?
    I am praying for you - keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. I'm glad you have a great church - that helps EVERYTHING.


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