Thursday, November 29, 2012

Let go and let God!

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight
This verse seems to be the one verse that I catch myself turning to lately. There are so many things that we will never understand, but the Lord knows exactly what he is doing. The hard part for me is to "Let go and let God." As a human, I struggle with things that are out of my control. I want to have control on every little thing, but that is just a little impossible. If I had 100% control of my life, it would be a mess. God knows exactly what he is doing and the hard part for me is to not worry about it.  feel like it is a lot easier said than done.

One of the most common causes of stress and worrying these days is the job market. I have a great job. I am a kindergarten teacher to a bunch of sweet, spunky, rowdy, five and six year olds. I am so blessed to have the job that I have. There is a reason that I have this job. Yes, it would be so nice to stay at home with my baby girl, but the Lord knows what he is doing by allowing me to have this job. I am able to teach these students to be the people that they are meant to become and I am absolutely blessed. The job that I am worrying about is my husband's. He is graduating with a degree in Structural Engineering. He has worked so hard and is getting out of school into a job market that does not support a Civil Engineer with less than 3 years of job experience. I sit here and think... "Well that is just stupid... how are they going to get the 3 years of job experience if they can't get a job???" But to God it isn't stupid. It is part of his well thought out plan for our family. I just need to trust in him with all my heart and not worry about what I think makes sense. I need to remember that He is God and He knows what is best.

So, while I may be a little bit stressed about my husband finding a job, I am extremely grateful that the Lord blessed me with mine. I have an amazing group of students, who are sometimes a handful (aka normal little five year olds), and a fantastic school, with co-workers who are now good friends.

Yes. I am truly blessed, even though I have a hard time seeing it sometimes.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Thanksgiving is over and it is officially Christmas time. It makes me smile when I am driving down the road and I see all of the beautiful decorations up. It reminds me that there are still people out there that cherish this time of the year. 

Today my husband and I started decorating our house for Christmas. This is our first Christmas as a family, so the decorations that we have are either borrowed from family, bought at Sams, or are family heirlooms that I inherited this year. Our tree isn't the biggest tree, but I love it because it is ours. How precious will it be years down the road to sit back and look at our first Christmas as a family? I am enjoying every little bit of it. Putting up some of the decorations and drinking hot cider with my husband, while watching my little girl play on her mat, was such a special moment. I sat there and thought, "The Lord has truly blessed me this year." I am so blessed to have this little house and our sweet little family. I will post be posting pictures soon. 

Have a great night and God Bless.... Don't forget to count your blessings :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What is the purpose of The Sweetest Blessings....

I feel like I spend most of my time sitting down and thinking, "What do I need to do next?" or "What should I add to the mile long to do list?" Is this really how we were intended to spend our life? Did the Lord create this world so that we could get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life? We all spend too much time worrying. Worrying about what we need to do at work when we are at home and about what we need to do at home when we are at work. I admit that I am guilty of thinking these very thoughts and this is why I decided to write a blog titled The Sweetest Blessings. It is here that I will take time out of my day to talk about the blessings in my life that I too often overlook. I hope that by reading this blog, I  inspire you to do the same... maybe not write a blog, but just sit back and think of the sweet little blessings in your life.