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11.30.2009

8 DAYS!

Ok technically... it's not just 8 days, it's actually 16 days... but there are only 8 CLASS days left for me! Since I have MWF scheduled classes.... that means 2 weeks of regular classes and the last 2 for exams. I'm almost done with today, so that means SEVEN class days left! HOORAY!

I can't believe I made it! I didn't chicken out, or give up... or even let the stress and all the work I had to do pull me down. I made it. This is a huge accomplishment for me! So I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU GOD for helping me get through this semester... honestly how do non-Christians get through anything with out Christ? I just don't get it! LOL

Anyways, yay for me! I feel very proud :-D

11.25.2009

Hope

UGHHHHHHHHHHHH. It's too early to be awake! This sore throat is killing me, I'm fine during the day, but early in the morning it feels like somebody took sandpaper and rubbed my throat down while I was sleeping. So I'm up, I feel fine now, but now that I'm up I might as well stay up because Noah will be here in about an hour and a half.

Anyways, my grandmother is in the hospital. My sweet Granny is NOT doing well, but if I was being completely honest, I know she would be better off and HAPPIER to run into Jesus' arms and see my Papaw again. It's frustrating because my dad is in charge of everything, he takes care of everything that involves Granny and its tearing him apart. Dad has 3 siblings, one lives in Florida so I understand him not being as involved, the other is constantly at the hospital but if we were completely honest shes kind of nuts, and the third sibling didn't want to deal with it, thus giving the reins to my dad. My daddy is an AMAZING man, he is strong and faithful.... but the moment Granny (or even Papaw when he was alive for that matter) started deteriorating or getting sick... he falls apart. And it breaks my heart. I'm just ready for my dad to have some relief, to not have to worry anymore. My sweet Granny needs relief too, and I know if my heart that she is going to see Christ when she passes away so I'm not afraid to see her go. Yes, I will be sad and devastated... but if its her time, its her time... and Jesus will welcome her with outstretched arms!

11.20.2009

Little Monsters

Let me be short and sweet and to the point. Life is good at the moment. We are ok (not great but ok) financially and things are finally starting to look up. We have a plan for next semester as to how to pay off some of our debt (ie car, stupid credit card to help us move, and prepay a years worth of rent to lessen the monthly bills), and I have workstudy going (which is awesome) and I get to help my favorite family with their kids. I like to call these kids "The Flint Monsters"... they're not actually monsters, they are AMAZING kids (yes Janelle, they are AMAZING) but it's fun picking on them. Joseph is my "JoJo" except he does NOT like being called that, he always tells me, "No Sarah, my name is Joseph Flint." LOL! Jesse is my Cuddle Buddy or Booger Butt (don't ask) and Miss Priss Joyann is my Pouty (or sometimes Sassy) Princess. I love these kids, they never fail to brighten my day and I look forward to helping Janelle keep them occupied and help around the house when she welcomes TWO more babies into the world! Jonathan and James will be here soon and I can't wait to meet them! Janelle, I am so excited for you and you are an amazing mother... thank you for being my friend and always encouraging me... I was thinking about you guys today and thinking about how soon the babies will be here! YAY!

Anywho... this is my random blog for the day... just thought I'd jot down the many things going through my head!

11.18.2009

Peace Be Still

If you don't know so already, I am the childcare provider for Celebrate Recovery at our church. We have about 12 kids ranging in ages from 1 year to 14 years (I know, BIG difference). Well we have recently started a new bible study that sort of follows along with the adults bible study, except ours is called Celebration Station. Last night our lesson was called "Powerless" and we talked about how Jesus calmed the storm. If you don't know this story already, you can read it in Luke, chapter 8, verses 22-25. Essentially, Jesus and His disciples are sailing across the Sea of Galilee when this huge storm develops. Jesus is sound asleep while His disciples are freaking out and yelling, "We're going to drown! Master wake up! We are going to drown!" When Jesus wakes he simply says, "Why can't you trust me? What happened to your faith?" and he asks the storm to calm and the waves to level out... and all is well.

I know that lately, especially with the economy the way it is right now, we are all facing storms of our own. But we should know by now that Jesus is faithful, He is always there no matter our circumstances... and I just wanted to share that with YOU tonight. If God led you to my blog tonight... then maybe this is what you needed to hear! God Bless.


11.13.2009

Holy Cow!

Ok. This is possibly one of the most unbelievable things that has ever happened to me... and I know it's all because of my Savior! Justin and I were freaking out... we were going to have enough money to pay our bills.... but NOT enough to buy groceries or put gas in our cars. Literally... I had one thing of ground beef, condiments, and some soup in my kitchen. Well yesterday I noticed that online, our bank showed that we had over 300 dollars in our account... which was strange because everything I had recorded had gone through. So I told Justin that I would find a spreadsheet and rerecord everything and check my math. Back in September I got a refund from AB Tech, it was a nice chunk of money that helped fix up our house. Well apparently when I recorded one of our purchases I subtracted a little too much. We have had over 300 dollars in our account this entire time. We bought groceries, put gas in our cars, and Mudgett is getting his final puppy shots tomorrow :) I learned a valuable lesson. I know now that no matter what happens God IS and forever more will be by my side. I know that he caused that little hiccup in my checkbook and I KNOW he did that to teach me this lesson. GOD IS GOOD. ALL THE TIME!

11.09.2009

Forgiven

I apologize for my previous rant. You ever just have one of those days? That is why I LOVE this blog. No limits! I can rant and rave and fight through my emotions until I feel better and nobody can stop me! What's even better is that I know despite my anger and disappointment... I am forgiven. Forgiven for every sin committed, forgiven for every slip of a naughty word, forgiven for every stray though... this wonderful Jewish carpenter suffered through horrendous beatings and a monstrous death in order to save my soul. Wow. What more could a person say? I think it's simply AMAZING.

I have decided to start brand new today. Since moving into our new home I have become incredibly lazy, now before you jump to any conclusions this is partly from having to sit around doing homework nonstop (I can't wait for Christmas break!) and not being able to have the time to do anything else! But then again, there are some moments when I just don't want to do the laundry, or I don't want to take the dogs out! That is changing today. I am determined to take a new step in my life and make a better effort. My husband has been so wonderful, I am constantly working on papers and catching up on homework so he dutifully does the laundry, washes the dishes, and does other household chores that I don't ever seem to have time to do. I have a lot of homework and papers to write tonight, but I AM going to finish washing, drying, folding and putting away the laundry. I WILL make sure there are no dishes in the sink. The puppies will be taken out and I will be patient while they do their business. My house will be clean for once, and I will actually mop those dirty floors and vacuum those dusty rugs. I have a goal and I will meet it. And once that's done I will make a scrumptious dinner to thank my spectacular husband for being the man of my dreams. Then I will work on my homework.




ps. Prayers might actually help this goal... any takers? ;-)

11.07.2009

Something Small to Be Thankful For

On Saturday mornings I have made an effort to attempt to get all the laundry done, unless ofcourse my amazing husband has already achieved that goal during my school week. Today, as I was loading the washing machine I was thinking about my laundry days at the apartment in Tennessee. I loved that apartment, it was a townhouse apartment, two stories, two bedrooms, roomy and I LOVED it. One downfall though. No washer and dryer hookups! So ofcourse we had to walk to the laundry facility at the complex... and on days like today I would make every excuse in the world NOT to do the laundry! Too cold! So I realized how blessed I am to be living in this house, besides the fact that is affordable and allows me to work part time and go to school, I have a washer and dryer IN my house. Isn't that a wonderful blessing?

11.05.2009

What's the Best Part of Autumn?

Playing in the leaves!
















These are from my phone... so they are a bit blurry... but you gotta love those Flint Kids ;-)

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11.03.2009

Praise You in This Storm

So this week has been rough... well who am I kidding? This YEAR has been rough! So I've been down in the dumps and ofcourse feeling sorry for myself. And then I hear this song...






It's like POW! In your face Sarah! I will praise you in this storm... and that's what I should be doing, so last night I did. I even made a video of myself singing (but I will NOT be posting it... because when I start REALLY singing and feeling it... I look CRAZY!). So here I am. Letting everything go.

I was sure by now, God, that You would have reached down and wiped our tears away, stepped in and saved the day. But once again, I say amen and it's still raining as the thunder rolls I barely hear You whisper through the rain, "I'm with you"and as Your mercy falls I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away. And I'll praise you in this storm and I will lift my hands for You are who You are no matter where I am and every tear I've cried You hold in your hand You never left my side and though my heart is torn I will praise You in this storm I remember when I stumbled in the wind You heard my cry to Youand raised me up again my strength is almost gone how can I carry on if I can't find You and as the thunder rolls I barely hear You whisper through the rain "I'm with you"and as Your mercy falls I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away I lift my eyes onto the hills where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth I lift my eyes onto the hills where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth