Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request

Here I am humbly asking for prayer. As this is a public blog, I need to keep details pretty non-existent since it isn't my story to tell, but I am asking you to pray and to trust.

A very special person in my life needs prayer. They are struggling with more issues than I could even list right now, and if they were to just open their heart to God, He would sustain them. I know He would. I have been praying for what seems like forever. I have a couple friends here and there who sometimes pray with me.

But I am here crying, literally begging for prayers. I KNOW what happens when a group of people stand united in prayer. I have seen miracles. I know it is possible. Please pray with me for the Lord to open their heart to Him. Pray that this person allows the Lord to carry their burdens for them and help carry them through this next phase of life. And please pray that the Lord so completely changes this persons heart, that they are invigorated with a new passion for life. That they no longer feel so beat down and ready to give up. Please join me in prayer for this.

Thanking you for your help, and trusting in the Lord.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Time for a change

I have a few different posts in the making right now...but thought I'd start off with the name change of the blog.  :)  When I originally started blogging, I had not really started my walk with the Lord yet, (though I was just going to church to go to church), I was suffering a bit of depression and the lack of a personal identity mommies can sometimes get, especially when they are stay-home-moms, we had just up and moved to an entirely new state with not a single friend or family member around, and husband was laid off.  It was  a difficult season of life, and I felt like I needed an outlet to try to reclaim my "old self".  I called the blog "A Little Bit of Me" because by blogging my thoughts and such, I was ultimately trying to find myself.

Now, 2 years later I have been on the journey that all started in the blogging world.  And I have started to find my own identity again, though it is a far cry from my "old self".  I have started to find myself first and foremost walking with the Lord, I have found a new appreciation of the gift of my children (though they always were my life...), I have found I have a true passion for the orphan and the least of these, and I have realized that the time is right now to truly live.

I have decided to call my blog "Live. Love. Matter."  I want to live right now, today and every day, a life that is full of love, a love that matters and makes a difference in someones life.  I want to strive daily to love as Christ loved us.  Whether that be by loving my children, my husband, my friends, parents, strangers, orphans, outcasts, or whomever. 

This quote by Mother Teresa sums it up pretty well....  "Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house.  Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor...Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.  Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Love to Junk Posse!!!!

A few months back I had the opportunity to FINALLY order something for myself for Mother's Day from JUNK POSSE! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE her work!!  We worked together and she came up with this design for me.  The back charm says "LIVE LOVE HOPE PRAY"

Knowing how kind of a heart she has, and that most of her work goes to orphans and adopting families and such, I ventured out and asked about a possible donation to raffle off a necklace at our Recycle Love Festival.  I have to say how amazing she is!  First off, she didn't just send one necklace....she sent TWO!  Above and beyond what we had asked for.  Secondly.... I am IN LOVE with the necklaces she made!  Her are pics of what she did for us.... the first one is perfect and simply has our "Love is not for sale" that we used as part of our motto for Human trafficking awareness, and the second one has the dove the we used on our Beloved Be Free design and prayer team t-shirt, and on the back it says "Set yourself free and fly".  I am totally going to order a dove necklace!!  :)

Anyway....head on over to Junk Posse, look at her AMAZING stuff and help orphans and adopting families in the process!!!