Sunday Blessings

After almost two years in this unfamiliar city the husband I finally made it to Church. PTL!

The sun is shining, we're so thankful for a new Church to attend and my blessings are abundant.

(Bee)autiful Blessings

Church and schtuff

To be frank, I love Jesus, but I could do without the religious institution of Christianity most days. However, I do acknowledge how imperative fellowship with other believers is to spiritual growth. And consequently, Church is the easiest way to go about that. So, Chuck and I made the call that we would check out the Church that we've been going to on Saturday mornings for Financial Peace University. Not only did we love it (nearly half the congregation is made up of refugees from Burundi- HELLO?! Made for me?!), but the young couple leading our class invited us out to lunch this afternoon. 
Hooray for making friends!

Since I left my second job, my evenings have been...more peaceful. I'm not a huge TV girl, so I've been getting back into the swing of actually reading for pleasure. In the past few weeks, I've finished The Birth House by Ami McKay, Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money and Bloom by Kelle Hampton. Right now, I'm working on Love Does by Bob Goff and Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. I love reading!!!!!

Courtesy of GoodReads
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God's timing
So, Hubby and I got a pretty hefty tax refund this year which we were obviously stoked about. We were ready to take every cent and put it toward our debt snowball. And then his car went kaput. As frustrating as it was to not be able to payoff as much debt as we were hoping to, we're so thankful that God knew what he was doing and allowed the car to crap out when we actually had the moolah to repair it. Thank you, Jesus!

I am not a winter person, y'all. I was born in Southern California, and although I only spent the first 4 years of my life there, I blame that for my serious aversion to cold weather. To see the sunshine so gloriously shining outside my window brings delight to my soul! Hubby and I took an afternoon cat nap under the warm rays yesterday and it. was. heaven

long-distance friends
One of my good friends from college is from Kenya...aka about an 8 hour time difference. Communication has been difficult needless to say, especially with working as much as I was, but after over 6 months of practically no correspondence I spent over an hour Skyping with him yesterday. He's one of my favorite people ever and I'm so blessed to have him in my life.

this kid

We're classy folks.
Enough said.

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  1. Oh sweetie I am SO HAPPY for you that you liked the church. I *totally* understand what you mean about the religious side/institution etc. I stayed away from the Christian church for many years because I wanted nothing to do with that. But my heart loves Jesus. So long story short, I searched and prayed, and as you know, found a Christian church where I feel good. I'm hoping for the best for you and your husband!! xoxo

  2. Yea for finding a Church!! I'm glad you found one you liked and are making friend. Jesus is totally worth dealing with the craziness that comes with being in the Body. And I'm a total bookworm as well...I'm about to follow you on goodreads!

  3. I totally understand what you mean about the religious part of church - can be so frustrating!! But we found our church last Easter & feel SO at home there, that even the things we don't love or agree with - we overlook. ;) (Not horrible things - i just mean, your typical traditional things that we think are kind of silly!) I'm glad y'all loved the church & had lunch with new friends! :)