Thursday, November 27, 2008


Today I am reminded of all the things that I am thankful for. But there is one this year that sticks out a little more than others... my husband kyle. This is our first "married" holiday together and it has caused me to reflect back on all that God has done in my life this last year. Kyle and I met in Colorado Springs in July of 2007 , He moved here to Tulsa from San Diego last Thanksgiving, and the rest is history. He really is more than I could have ever asked for. I am thankful.

Monday, November 17, 2008


When I think of lovely things one of the first things that comes to mind is... ANTHROPOLOGIE.
Growing up, I always hoped that my Uncle Jimmy, that lives in New York, would draw my name for Christmas because he would get me a lovely gift from there. I don't know what it is about this store, but I always come away inspired and filled with a ton of new ideas and somehow a fresh perspective.

If you are looking for the perfect gift, inspiring idea or party dress... make sure you check it out.

Here's is a pic from my latest trip to Anthro in Kansas, City.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Too Big for Me

I was just talking with Kyle about something in my life that to be honest, I don't have my mind quite wrapped around. For the last few weeks I have really worked hard trying to figure it all out and come up with a solution (to no avail).  We talked and prayed and then we both went back to work.  I was preparing for Sunday mornings message and decided to do some reading in Romans.  I came across this verse and I found the answer that I think I have been searching for.

"He trusted God to set him right instead of trying to be right on his own.  If you are a hard worker and do a good job, you deserve your pay; we don't call your wages a gift.  But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it's something only God can do, and you trust him to do it- you could never do it for yourself no matter how hard and long you worked- well, that trusting-him-to-do-it is what gets you set right with God, by God. Sheer gift.
                                                                                              Romans 4.3-5 (Msg)

When we find ourselves coming up against something that seems to big for us... may we trust him to do it instead of relying on our own insights and abilities.  

Saturday, November 8, 2008

God's Mind

A few weeks ago I was in our weekly staff meeting and our Pastor asked us all a question, "How a can we stay relevant as a church while still creating an atmosphere where God is honored?"

The room went quiet as everyone began to think and reflect. As I did, a thought popped into my mind "People are on God's mind, God is not on His mind". This thought has seemed to linger with me and caused me to rethink a few things in my life over the last few weeks. Not that it is a new thought.. but I guess for me it helped me get it. Really get, how much God really loves people, loves the world and is consumed with that love. He wants people to experience how good he is without all the religious do's and don'ts that so easily can overtake if not careful. Does God want to be honored? Yes!! Then what really honors God? Ordinary people being involved with the extraordinary privilege of reflecting the love of God in such a real way that others are changed. It makes me wonder... Do I live a life like that.