Friday, February 29, 2008

God has a plan for all.

Russ and I are going to be going to a tryout this weekend. We tried out at this place a few weeks ago and they have asked us back. They seemed like a great congregation with a city large enough for substantial growth. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but I really like the congregation, the size of the city, and the location of the city. In all actuality, if we don't get the position, I will be pretty upset. But, I just keep telling myself that God has a plan for everyone and if we put our hopes in earthly things, we will be sorely disappointed.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"The buck stops here"

Well, I'm a am now an official blogger. I was really getting tired of Myspace since everytime I logged on it wanted me to download something new to use it. Grrr! And I never really got into facebook so I'm happy to become a citizen of Blogspot and I hope this relationship is better than the last two.

I always have a difficult time deciding what I want my first blog to be about. I love blogging, but the first one has to be memorable so people will want to come back. So, I have decided to post the greatest piece of advice I have ever recieved.

"Then do it."

My Granny Tiger told me this a couple of years ago. It was like a total epiphany to me. She's right! I needed to stop complaining and making excuses and just do whatever it took to change whatever I was complaining and making excuses about. At that particular time, I was saying how I hated my weight. Well, I took her advice and am now over 40 pounds lighter, have tons more energy, and I am happier all around. Then I started thinking about other areas of my life I needed to have that philosophy in. Well, I didn't study my Bible as much as I should, so I started taking classes at a school and have grown by leaps and bounds! I have finally realized how much I can do for myself. I try not to make silly excuses and I try to always own up to all of my actions. I still sometimes have a hard time with some of this, but I am actively trying to change aspects of myself that I don't like. So, no more excuses, no more complaining about things I can change, and no more passing the buck. As Harry Truman said "The buck stops here."