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Thursday, February 28, 2013

{A Quote to Inspire You} by Liz Curtis Higgs

I love this, because as much as I've messed up, it's so reassuring to know that God is patient, and His mercies are new each morning. 

As I leave my past mistakes behind, I can rest in the fact that from glory to glory (and from mistake to mistake), I'm being transformed.  So thankful that God's not finished with me yet!

Have a blessed day, friends!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

{What I've Been Up To}

Me and the Mr. on a Cub Scout trip to San Francisco
Hi there, friends!  Long time, no see.  : )

My posts have been few and far between, but I wanted to pop in here and say hello to all of you.  I'm still here!  I've been blessed with so many subbing jobs, and we've been keeping busy with Cub Scout activities, family gatherings, the regular day-to-day things, and some things that just break my heart.

On February 15, we had to put down our beloved cat of 19 years.  Bear had been sick since right before Christmas, and just when I thought he was doing better, he took a turn for the worse.  It was tough watching him struggle, and it was heartbreaking to even think about putting him down.  He was having difficulty walking, in addition to being very underweight, dehydrated, and anemic.  His body was basically shutting down.  The vet said it was time to let him go, because he would only suffer and continue to get worse.  :::sigh:::

It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, but I also felt peace in the decision.  He had lived a good, long life.  I'm so blessed that I was able to spend almost 20 years with this handsome guy.  He will truly be missed.

Bear in 2008, when he was 14-years old

On a happier note, we also had the opportunity to go to San Francisco with my son's Cub Scout den. We walked across the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding area, and had a fantastic day! You'd think that as a California native, living here for all of my 41 years, this is something that I would have done at some point, but this was the first time. It was a gorgeous day, the weather was perfect, and I truly enjoyed soaking up every breathtaking moment!

I pray that you all have been doing well, and I look forward to getting some new blog posts here for you soon.  Take care and be blessed!  Hugs, Michelle

Monday, February 18, 2013

Music Monday: {Who You Are} by JJ Heller

JJ Heller's latest album is scheduled to release on March 12, 2013 -- I can't wait!  She's one of my favorite Christian artists, and today you're in for a treat, because she also has a new video for the song, Who You Are.

Though the song speaks of the tragedies that we may face, and how we may not know what God is doing in our lives . . . we can rest in the fact that we know who He is.

It's a beautiful song, and a beautiful video!  I pray that it blesses you today.

I don't know what You're doing, but I know who You are.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Music Monday: {His Kind of Love} by Group 1 Crew

So, this is how the story goes . . . I was cruising down the road, listening to Sirius XM The Message, and I think, "Wow!  This song is awesome! Who is this?  Is this a new song?  I've never heard it before."  Of course, I push the info button . . . it's Group 1 Crew!  As it turns out, it's a song from their latest album titled, Fearless, that released in September 2012.  I. LOVE. IT.  It's a new discovery for me, so my next stop is iTunes to listen to all of the samples.  If the rest of the album is as good as this song, I'm going to have a hard time not adding the entire album to my iPod!

The vocals are amazing on this song, as well as the lyrics and sound!  Combine this with a fantastic message, and I think we've found ourselves a winner!

Praising the Lord for His kind of love -- the kind of love that I can't even begin to wrap my mind around, but leaves me completely in awe!  Enjoy the song and be blessed, my friends!

There are no words no phrase I could create
There is no melody that I could make
How do you sing about a love so deep
Without feeling like you missed something
I could try but I could not explain

His kind of love, is reckless for us
His kind of love, will never give up
Till the whole world knows how far He went to show
His kind of love

Tell me what kind of God would choose to save
The bruised, the broken, the sinners, the runaways
How do you ever try to comprehend,
This love that knows no limit
I could try but I could not explain

(Repeat Chorus)

This is our God He is strong
And His mercy is our song
He won't stop chasing us
That's just His kinda love

To find out more about Group 1 Crew, you can visit there website here.