Tuesday, March 25, 2014

When God Uses My Marriage

    I am an anxious person by nature. Just ask my husband. I get extremely excited, and for the most part anxious over just about anything. Worried is mixed in there too. This past month has been no different. More specifically, this past week.

    I was driving into work this weekend when the thought of my dream business just popped into my head. It was all packaged up nicely, even tied with a bow on top. My mind has been non stop ever since with possibilities!

    My mom and I have always dreamed and about opening up some kind of fun shop, and  have always played with the idea of fixing up furniture & flea market treasures. These thoughts have been intensified over the past few weeks. My head is constantly spinning, and my heart beats out of my chest with anxiousness to actually DO something! 
And then, today, my heart sank as I found a link to a local business owner who is pursuing what I want to do. Again, my heart beats out of my chest. When will it be my turn. Will I ever get to do this for real?! Could I still do what I dream of if someone else is beat me too it?!

Heart beats faster.

    I wasn't planning on visiting Zane at church that night, but I had to go to a nearby store, so I stopped in for worship.

-Insert God moment -

    Zane was playing the drums, which surprised me since lately he's been playing guitar. When I first met Zane, he was playing the drums :)

    As I was observing him, I was thinking about how much I loved that he was musical, and athletic, and funny.
God reminded me that as I was younger, with no relationship in sight, these were characteristics I desired. He reminded me that Zane has all of these characteristics and much more. God granted me the desires of my heart with Zane, just when I thought there was no man out there for me. Funny thought to think when your 18 and just out of high school!! Out of the blue, Zane showed up. GOD showed up. God has blessed me with an abundantly fulfilling marriage, one I could never of fathomed myself.

    God immediately used these thoughts to tell me that if he was faithful in that aspect of my life, why wouldn't he be faithful in this one. With Zane, Gods timing was perfect, his blessing was abundant, and he uses my marriage more than I could imagine.

Bringing it back to 2008, our first summer together

    God will do the same thing with the new desires he has placed on my heart. God created me with these passions and creativity, and I know I will get to put those to good use. When the time is right, God will bring along the perfect opportunity, and I know he will use that for his glory.
At once I felt at peace. I was no longer anxious, I can't even imagine how God's plan for my future looks like. If I don't lay these desires at his feet, my labor will mean nothing. I trust in God and have peace that he will indeed grant me the desires of my heart. 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy Heart Thursday // Rest Edition

Hey guys,
I hope each and everyone of you are having a wonderful week, and are excited for the weekend! As I was thinking about HHT, I realized I didn't have much on my phone as far as pictures go.  But I realized a few other things as well. I have quite a few things to be happy about, and honestly, I'm glad I can't capture the vastness of them through my camera phone. I am a huge advocate of trying to capture life's moments to document them, and have something tangible to look back on, but I am also a fan of realizing some things just don't fit into an Instagram pic. Here are somethings that have stuck out to me this week.

1. I have a husband who supports my crazy lifestyle. I used to think being married I would just be labeled as a cook/ maid/ and errand runner. Zane has 100% shown me support in my dreams & is okay when dinner is not on the table at five, or if it ever make it to the table at all?! He is okay when laundry is in piles, or the dishes are piled up. I am so grateful I don't feel any tug of war between what I like to do, and what I need to do. He knows I will get to it eventually, and is the most patient man I know.

2. I get to use what I love to bless others. It brings me so much joy to be able to shower and celebrate those I love! How crazy is it that I get to combine the two?!

3. Seasons. There are times where I am scheduled like crazy, and other times where I have to think about what project or fun thing I want to do next. It keeps life interesting, not too boring, and not too stressful. After the fun filled weekend we had last week, I'm embracing a relaxing one tomorrow!

4. Here is one I am able to capture - I was able to get a surface tablet for work, and it came in yesterday. I am in love with it! I'm also glad I can work from wherever id like too now. Looking out at the rain isn't too bad :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Back to Life, Back to Reality

Hi ladies,
Just wanted to pop in and say hey! We had the baby shower for Rhyan on Saturday, and it was lovely! Here is a sneak peek!

It has been a week of hustle around here for both Zane and I. But this upcoming week has relaxation and normal written all over it. Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, and still having a few projects to work on! 

I hope you guys are having a fantastic week so far!