Showing posts from September, 2009

I Want a Wild Ride

Our Ladies Bible Study at our church has just started a 9 week study using Beth Moore's DVD series "The Inheritance".  We just started this past Monday and I've been processing and praying about what she talked about for the past few days.  She asks us on the video "Do you want a wild ride?" And, then she says, "Well, it's not a wild drive, it's only a wild ride if someone else is driving."  I've thought about that statement and thought about my own life.  You know, I can tend to be a control freak in certain areas of my life. :) I think we all have tendencies to hold on to control.  It feels safe.  We often feel like we know what is best for our lives and if we give someone else the steering wheel they may take us somewhere that is uncomfortable.  I like comfort, I like to know where I'm going and what time I'm going.  I've always been a dreamer and a goal setter.  I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, what I would ne

We Leased Our House!

I want to thank everyone for praying for us!  We received a phone call from our realtor on Tuesday of this week and she let us know that a wonderful family wanted to lease our home.  He is a pastor, they have 4 kids and they just moved here from Georgia.  Ultimately we wanted to sell our home, but God had other plans.  I prayed that whoever bought or leased our home that the home would be a blessing to them.  So, it is a win win for both of us.  They have a great home to live in and we don't have to make the payment! YAY!  This probably is better in the long run.  We will more than likely make quite a bit more money on the house a year from now than we would have if we would've sold it this year.  All of the builders will be done building in our area, so we won't have them to compete with. They want to move in on Monday, so we are headed to Texas tomorrow to clear the rest of the stuff out of the house and have the carpets cleaned.  Tomorrow is also our 10 year anniversar

Introducing Pink: Enid First Women

Pink is the women's ministry at Enid First Assembly of God! The past few years God has really been stirring in me a heart for women and girls.  There is so much that we face as women that we rarely talk about because we often feel like we are the only ones dealing with that issue, when in fact there are probably many others going through or who have gone through the same thing.  We deal with self esteem issues, feelings of inadequacy, we often carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, we struggle with depression, hormones, fear...the list could go on.  Beth Moore says that we as women fear so much because we feel so much.   We do feel a great deal, well, at least I do. :)  When we came on staff at Enid First in June of this year, that passion began stirring in me even more.  God has really also laid it on Mel's heart and mine to connect people.  It's so easy to just come to church on Saturday night or Sunday morning, say hi to the people we know and then walk out


This past weekend our church started a 4 week series called "Transformed".  Each week we will show a video of someone in our church whose life has been powerfully transformed by Christ.  While watching those videos and sitting in the services this weekend I reflected on how Christ has transformed my own life and how He continues to transform me on a daily basis.  Sometimes when we get caught up in the busyness of everyday life and all the chaos going on around us, we tend to forget what He has done in us and what he can do in us. I shouldn't have the life that I do today.  It's only by God's grace that I have the amazing husband that I have or the incredible children that I have.  When I really think about it, it overwhelms me and brings me to tears.  I was on a path that was going to lead me to a life of heartache, anguish and pain.  I made so many mistakes.  I hit one of the lowest points in my life 14 1/2 years ago and that is when I knew I didn't want to