Friday, July 15, 2011

I can Hear the Bells...

....well don't ya hear them chime?
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Yea...I'm a fan of the musical Hairspray...don't judge me! ;)
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So, I got a job! Finally!
I am now employed downtown at a local bridal boutique.
Ever seen those bridal shows on TLC?
I pretty much do that...only on an alot smaller scale.
I'm gonna let you in on a little secret...
it's alot more complicated and detailed than TLC makes it seem.
Today was my first day on the job and let's just say that my brain is just a tad bit fried.
My boss threw so much info at me that the ache that was forming in my brain eventually
moved down to my back and then to my stomach.
You have to measure guys for tuxes, order items from the catalog, steam the dresses,
help people figure out what they want (which is actually the fun part), and so much more. I'm sure I will eventually get the hang of everything, but I just want to make sure I know what I'm doing and do everything correctly. After all, weddings are extremely important! Even though this new job is challenging and confusing, I feel extremely blessed to have it.
God knew what kind of job I wanted and.... He won't throw anything at me that I can't handle.

I found this quote this evening that really encouraged me:

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,

"I will try again tomorrow."

~Mary-Anne Radmacher

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If any of you have any questions "bridal" wise....let me know! ;)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

When God Speaks

"I know the Lord is speaking to me when I stop listening to the sounds from the world that feed my sense of pride and ambition. Instead I fall quiet, tune into God's great world around me, and actively listen. Sometimes nature speaks, telling me of God's majesty and glory. Sometimes God's Word speaks, reminding me of what God wants me to know. And sometimes the Spirit speaks, awakening my conscience, reminding me of failures, stirring my compassion and sense of justice, aligning me with God's will. I cannot control the voice of God or how it comes. I can only control my 'ears'- my readiness to listen and quickness to respond."
~ Philip Yancey~

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In a Nut Shell....

Alright so I'm feeling so guilty right now.
I haven't written a post in over a month and pretty much deserted Blogger in general.
Life has just been crazy....good....but crazy.
And I thought summer was for relaxing...... pish posh!
So here is a really quick rundown on what I have been up to during the month of June.
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Well it was my little sissy's Sweet Sixteen!!!
She had a groovy little party.
Today is actually my birthday...but no party this year.
I let her do all the partying since 16 is sweeter than 19. :)
My sister and I were counselors at Junior Church Camp.
We had an awesome cabin full of awesome girls. And of course we were the coolest cabin leaders ever!!!!
I loved getting to know each and every girl. They were a hoot!!
Justin Beiber even visited our cabin! We were that special. ;)
Actually it wasn't him...but it was fun messing around with people.
Emi and I were also the worship leaders for the entire camp, so it wasn't exactly relaxing and we had alot of responsibility, but it was a week to remember. Next was the mission trip with Ocoee Outreach in TN. This is my 4th year going, and most likely (and sadly) my last. But it was a fantastic week.This year the adults of our church who were roofing were working on the same house the youth were painting. So we all got to be together!
We also did VBS at this very tiny church. It wasn't a big turn out, but the kids who came
enjoyed it so much and thought it was so special.
Emi and I also helped out our new youth pastor/music minister with worship and a youth rally held at a local church. It was totally last minute, but it turned out pretty well.
There was also live music at a block party we organized. Over all I enjoyed hanging out with my youth group and getting to know everyone better.
I believe that we all grew closer on this special trip.
So as you can see, Emi and I have been very busy this month.
Can you forgive me for not blogging? ;)
And I promise I will start reading yours again.
YOU ALL ROCK.