my cup is never empty

Monday, January 13, 2014

Well, I've definitely been missing from the blogosphere lately. But no apologies here - living life is more important at this point in time than just writing about it, right? I've already read quite a few books this new year, oh and today is the first day of my final semester of college. (I seriously wanted to say 'university' and sound all British, because I've really taken to tea lately!) Anyway, so exciting! I am waiting to hear back from the local school on my field placement, then just have to send those forms back to my prof by the end of the week to get everything going. And get a schedule in place. I am so blessed that I can WALK to my practicum at the school! Loving our neighborhood!

Though, let me backtrack a bit --- There was a low time during the fall where  I was just never fully happy, when I just found things to be upset about because I could- with where we lived, with my life, with anything. I was just really discontent. I was being selfish, and putting my thoughts and wants before any others, especially God's. He comes first, and He wasn't there, though I was walking the walk, you know, and was really feeling closer to Him than usual, as in going to the bible study each week and completing a marriage study as well- But something was missing.

Submission - that's what it was. His agenda is greater than mine ever will be. So now, since I will put God first and submit to his will, and that of my husband's as well- as marriage is outlined to be (Ephesians 5:22-24; 1 Peter 3; Genesis 3:16; Colossians 3:18; etc) - I've been much  more content and happy the past few months. Now I can see our neighborhood in a new light- Yes, I do love our quaint little neighborhood! Remember the park next to the school I was talking about a while back, that's half a block? Scruffy loves it! And it takes less than 5 minutes to walk to the beach. Wow. Who can beat that?! (Scruffy absolutely adores the beach too! Though she won't get in the water- Pacific waters are absolutely freezing year-round)That fact alone is why we moved here (the  beach - not the freezing water!). A little 2 bedroom house is all that we need in this time in our lives, and the house fits us perfectly. Especially the backyard - it's big for this area -and we love it.

Moving past that, now I'm just finding a way to make it function better. Tomorrow I'm going to Ikea with a good friend, and we're going to find stuff to make both our homes function better. One thing I'm excited about - the international chocolate, oh, and finding a bookcase-desk combo. And a cute little tea kettle. I can't believe the low prices at that place! So excited!

Anyway, I thought I'd put that thought out there.  I haven't been writing as much lately, mostly because before I didn't have anything good to write about. But it's there - it's always there - I just didn't look for it, I was instead looking into my own downfalls, or what have you, when I should have been looking to God. Do not give in, ladies! There is always good, you just have to look for it! And that starts with looking to God when things get rough or you are discontent - not yourself. Lessons learned lately.

And yes, I've already finished 5 books this month. But now, since school starts today, I probably don't think I'll be able to make it to 15 in one month again! I will only have 2 classes at a time, plus getting my practicum hours, so it won't be near as time-consuming as any prior semester, but still. I want to be on the dean's list again - I haven't since this past summer (but was every term prior to that at Liberty), and would really like to finish strong. So there's that goal. This has gotten pretty all over the place now. Anyway.

Alas, Here's to 2014!

3 comments:

  1. may i ask what you mean by "as marriage is outlined to be" with submitting to your husband's will?

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  2. Submission is something I learned through a series at our church last year. I totally agree with when it comes to a God centered marriage!

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  3. Girlfriend, I feel you, I battle every so often with living out here. You are 100% not alone. But you are totally right, changing you attitude (even forcefully) can totally change you outlook.

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