Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Funny Stuff

About a year ago, Matt and I saw this book while we were checking out at Barnes and Nobles. We delayed our checkout to browse through this hilarious commentary. The thing that makes it so funny is that it's mostly true. Yes, there are exceptions and what not, but overall, we laughed because we found many of these perspectives to be accurate. Later, I found that there is a website dedicated to this. Check it out.


Disclaimer...yes, I do love white people. I married one. Just wanting to put that out there :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Best Dog in the World

There is one member of the family that has definitely been a trooper lately...Jackson. He's endured much less attention and much more impatience from me since Abigail's been born. And with Matt being so busy with church stuff, he hasn't been able to walk him on a regular basis for quite some time. Sometimes I feel so guilty, watching him mope around the house. He doesn't complain, though. He just continues to ask to play or finds new ways of entertaining himself, such as sunbathing. Although he is still quite persistent in getting attention and finding someone to play with him, it isn't an annoyed persistence. Thanks, Jackson, for being such a great dog!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Changed Lives

Today was a day of firsts for Fellowship Raleigh. Not only did we have our first service at our new building (post and pictures to come), but we had our first baptism! How awesome it was to be able to go to Falls Lake and celebrate with Josh and Angie. I love these two people and was so excited to be able to witness their external display of the internal work that God has done in their lives. This was also Matt's first time baptizing anyone and I think he did a great job!

Yeah, Angie!!!

Josh explaining his story of God's work in his life

We love these guys and are so happy they are a part of our family!

Monday, August 10, 2009


I've been feeling quite anxious lately, but can't figure out why. I've noticed myself become slightly OCD, which usually is an indicator that I'm anxious. There are a lot of things going on in my life right now, but nothing too extreme. It may just be all the little things piling up that I'm having a hard time handling :(

For the first time yesterday, I felt very protective of Abigail. One instance was about her physical safety, and another, about her feelings. Don't get me wrong, I always am concerned about her, but I experienced the "protective mother" concern. It was rather strange and it made me laugh a little. Having a child grow up in a ministry family is something I'm just barely starting to navigate...How to explain to her why someone who used to be a friend has been rude to her since leaving the church, how to balance church life and home life, how to give her a healthy view of the church and ministry life so that she will not despise it...stuff like that. Fortunately, she is too young to understand this and I will be able to have a better grasp on it myself by the time she is older. Then the therapist side of me realized that some of my fears for her mirror fears that I have for myself. Weird how that works, huh?

Well, these verses came to mind as I have tried to sift through the maze in my mind:

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." (Philippians 4:6-8)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My Sweet Girl

Happy 5 month birthday to Abigail!!!

Well, on another note, I have not been very good at keeping this thing updated. I will try to get my thoughts together and post more often :)


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