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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. Matthew 16:25

This verse is powerful. In the previous verse Jesus tells his disciples that if any of them come after him, they too must take up their cross and follow him. What a price he paid for our lives.

I was thinking about our baptism for some reason and just started looking back at how amazing our lives have been transformed since then. The above verse pretty much sums it up. For the longest time I lived in a selfish way. I admit that I had a "me" attitude and that in itself hurt so many relationships in my life, especially with Kristen. However, no matter how far off the path I was with God, he was patient and waited for me. God had/has a selfless attitude and demonstrated that by dying for my sins. Who am I to be selfish when such a price had been paid for my life?

Little by little as I began to soak in what God had done for me and learned of His love for us and how he paid the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, I started to realize that my life was not about me, it is about God!

It was not until I completely gave my life up to God that I was truly living. From that moment on both Kristen and I have been different people. Although we still make mistakes, we are no longer living for ourselves but for God. Our relationship has blossomed due to this and we could not be happier. I now know, that through God, I will be a godly husband for Kristen and a godly father to our unborn children.

Lose your current life for God and truly find something worth living for. Don't live your life for a job, or acceptance, or material things. Live for Love, Grace, and Happiness.

Father, may you remind me each and everyday of what I truly need to live for. May you correct me when I am wrong and humble my selfish attitude. May you put your hands on me and bless me with your love and grace so that I too, can be more like you. May you give me the strength each day to overcome any insecurities and fears and know that through you all can be conquered. Father I ask that you bless Kristen for being faithful and patient with me and for loving me even with all my faults. Thank you Father for all you have done for us.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Went A Fishin'

Well folks, tonight, February 17th, 2009, Kristen and I tried Johnny G's Seafood. It's a quaint little place off of FM407 in Lewisville nestled in a shopping center before you get to Sonic. We walked in and were greeted by the owner and we told him it was our first time to try his place. He ran through his menu and then we made up our minds. We both ordered the fried catfish with fries, coleslaw, dirty rice and hushpuppies. To our surprise, it was really good!! I mean if you like fish, and you like it fried, this is the place.
Just look at this:



Must say it was pretty tasty and would go back and try something else from their menu. We also had their bread pudding and while there's no picture of that you can believe us when we say it was good. So if you're ever around this neck of the woods and you're hungry, give Johnny G's a go and wear your stretchy pants. . .

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Through The Looking Glass. . .

Have you ever been to a pet shop and looked at all the amazing animals through the glass and tapped on that glass and made funny faces at them? Well, I have and it's pretty fun, but now the fun has been taken out of it because tonight I will be on the other side of the glass per say. This evening I get to be wired up to machines, be watched through a glass/video camera and have my sleep monitored. Sounds fun doesn't it???

So I will be all wired up to something like this:


I am not looking forward to it but I know that I need to do it to find out why my sleeping habits are all our of wack.

On another note, I am a huge fan of Lost on ABC and I just have to say that the creators are finally filling in all of the missing pieces. This season has been awesome so far and can't wait to see how it all ends even though that will be a sad day. . ..

Last weekend we had a guest speaker at church that delivered an awesome message. To sum it up he challenged the congregation to Pray for someone they didn't know and to make it a habit to Pray for people. A lot of times we let opportunities to reach out to someone go by because we fear what will happen. We should never fear spreading the Word of God. Trust in Him to fight your battles. He is With you and In you always. I challenge you to pray for someone and reach out to them, you never know when you can brighten someones day and make a difference in their lives.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day to Me.......

I just want to say that I have the most amazing fiancĂ© in the entire world. Last night we were relaxing and watching tv and he looked over at me and said he bought me a little something that he thought I would like. So I got really excited and couldn’t wait to see what it was. I closed my eyes and put out my hands and when I opened my eyes there it was the GREEN IPOD NANO that I’ve been wanting forever..!! I did not expect this whatsoever when he said he had bought me something small. Sebastian and I have been going to the gym a lot here lately trying to get in shape for the big day and I always carry around my old ipod that’s so outdated and bulky. I’m so excited for the day to end so that I can go use my amazing new ipod. Thanks Babe, I love it!!!!

Also this weekend Sebastian and I tried the great sport of racquetball. We went to the sporting goods store and purchased everything we needed, racquets and balls. We really didn’t know what to expect but we hopped into one the racquetball courts at the gym and started playing. Before we knew we had been going forever and sweating like no other. We had so much fun and what a great workout. We decided we’re going to start playing once or twice a week.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Never Alone

I put on my headphones this morning and hit shuffle on my Ipod and the following lyrics started playing:

Would I believe you when you would say
Your hand will guide my every way
Will I receive the words You say
Every moment of every day

Well I will walk by faith

Even when I cannot see it
Well because this broken road
Prepares Your will for me

Help me to win my endless fears

You've been so faithful for all my years
With the one breath You make me new
Your grace covers all I do (Jeremy Camp-Walk By Faith)

There have been many a times when I find myself walking by sight and not by faith. That concept is just so wild to so many people. It's a struggle sometimes to just realize that just trusting God is all I need to do. I ask myself sometimes, "Will I be a good husband?"or "Will I be a good father to our unborn children?"

I just need to let go of any insecurities that I have in my character and let God shape me into what He intends me to be in my life. I don't need to ask, What I will be, I need to praise God each day that He Lets me be. I pray that I never say I can't to God's calling for my life, and allow Him to take the reigns and guide me even when my sight gets in the way.