Well, I'm finally in TN... and TERRIFIED! I'm excited and overwhelmed, and praying that I get that job at the lawfirm this week. I want a really good job like I had before (even though I really hated my last job, it was a well paying job)... and Walmart just isn't going to cut it. Walmarts NOT a bad place to work, don't get me wrong, because my husband works there. I just don't want to work there, I want to work somewhere that pays A LOT better and that has good benefits sooner than later! Well I've been thinking about this a lot, and Justin's worried to death about the bills we have to pay in the next few weeks and I came across these lyrics in an old songbook of mine... I don't know who the artist is, but whoever they are... thank you for this wisdom.

I Have Decided
[author unknown]
There's a wealth of things that I professed, I said that I believed,
But deep inside I never changed -- I guess I've been deceived
'Cause a voice inside kept telling me that I changed by and by,
But the Spirit made it clear to me: that kind of life's a lie.
I have decided: I'm gonna live like a believer,
Turn my back on the Deceiver. I'm gonna live what I believe.
I have decided: being good is just a fable,
I just can't 'cause I'm not able. I'm gonna leave it to the Lord.
So forget the game of being good in your self-righteous pain
'Cause the only good inside your heart is the good that Jesus brings.
When the world begins to see you change, don't expect them to applaud;
Just keep your eyes on Him, and tell yourself, "I've become the work of God!"
And I'm determined to write some music for this song, because I think the lyrics are incredible!
Here's a verse or two about this.... and worrying...
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
-Matthew 6:19-34 (New Living Translation)
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
I Peter 5:6-7 (New Living Translation)


Christian One-Liners

-Don't let your worries get the best of you; remember Moses started out as a basket case!

-Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pew!

-Many folks want to serve God, but only as Advisors.

-It is easier to preach ten sermons then it is to live one.

-The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose... but mosquitos come close!

-When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.

-People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church.

-Oppurtunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your door forever.

-Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you wouldn't belong there.

-If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one that it has.

-God, Himself, does not propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?

-Some minds are like concrete. Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

-Peace starts with a smile.

-I don't know why some peoplechange churches; what difference doesit make which one you stay home from?

-A lot of church members who are singing 'Standing on the Promises' are just sitting on the premises.

-We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.

-Be ye fishers of men. You catch them - He'll clean them.

-Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.

-Don't put a question mark where God put a period.

-Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.

-Forbidden fruits create many jams.

-God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

-God grades on the cross, not the curve.

-God loves everyone, but probably prefers'fruits of the spirit' over 'religious nuts!'

-God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

-He who angers you, controls you!

-If God is your Co-pilot - swap seats!

-Prayer: Don't give God instructions-- just report for duty!

-The task ahead of us is never asgreat as the Power behind us.

-The Will of God never takes you towhere the Grace of God will not protect you.

-We don't change the message, the message changes us.

-You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.

-The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.


I really gotta start postin more often!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!! Time has FLOWN by! Can you believe it? I have so much to tell, and not enough time! It's August 7th, and I officially only have 12 hours of work left! (1.5 days) I finished up my last day at the childcare last night, and tomorrow night I will be heading to my home in the Smoky Mountains!

Since my last post, a lot has happened! Last Friday I paid the last bills for our apartment in NC and paid our official first month's rent for our new apartment (yay!) and once I got home from the post office and counted my money.... I HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO VISIT JUSTIN!!! So, I called my supervisor and asked if I could take the weekend off, and since she is AMAZING and knows how much I missed him, she said, "GO! Do NOT call me until Monday afternoon!" I hit the road, and made it to TN in record time! I got there at about 8:30ish, and on the way there Justin called me, but he didn't know I was on my way, so I had to keep all my joy to myself and pretend like I was miserable without him for another week! I arrived at his job RIGHT after he went off break, so I looked ALL over for him, eventually I lost hope and walked outside and as I went out the doors and glanced behind me... there he was! So I started walking towards him, and when he realized who I was a HUGE grin spread across his face and he said, "What are you doing here!?" He was so excited, and kind of bummed because I had ruined what would have been his suprise of visiting me on that following Wednesday! I beat him to it, lol. I headed back to the apartment until he got off and we had an AMAZING weekend together. I missed him SO much!

I headed home Sunday afternoon, and have been at my inlaws since then. My father in law went to TN on Wednesday and picked Justin up so he could come and see Nanny (suprised her!) and spend some quality time here before we both are officially TN residents! We're going out to dinner tonight with my parents AND having burgers with the inlaws.

I have a job interview at a law firm for a receptionist position on Monday afternoon, I'm nervous and excited, so pray that I get that job! Well, I think that's about it for me, atleast in a summary! I'm sure there will be many new updates in the future!