Monday, July 19, 2010

Listening is hard to do!


When God says that He will never leave me Boy is He telling the truth.  I have to be honest with you that in the past few day I have had to deal with some really hard things.  

In the past few weeks God has really been speaking to me about some areas of sin in my life.  
(Lets just say that it's almost been non stop whispering in my ear)

I always know that there is great growth when I listen but listening is the hard part.  

My husband and son left to go camping on Friday for a Father/Son camping trip and I believe God decided to have a Father/Daughter weekend.  God keep talking to me about a few areas in my life that He wanted me to change.  

Sin is so hard to deal with when it's staring me right in the face.  

By the end of the weekend I knew that I was going to have to do something really really hard....I was going to have to talk to my husband and tell him where I was falling very short.  

Its one thing for God to show you where you are falling short in your life, but when you have to go and talk about it with your spouse that is really hard.  

Sunday when my husband came home from camping I had to have a conversation with him about what God had been showing me.  I had to tell him about sins God had taken from the darkness and brought to light.  

It was a hard conversation but as normal My Man listened with sincerity and welcomed any help I might need.  He is awesome, I totally dig him.  

God is working on me.  God is showing me ways He can make me more like Him.  In order for me to do that I need to be refined.  Going through the fire is hard but what comes out on the other side is so much better.

Pray for me as God refines me and continues to show me areas he wants me to change.  

Saturday, July 17, 2010

God's amazing timing

In the past few days I have been able to connect with people that just have a way of making me smile. 
 I was able to find a great friend that I grew up with on Facebook this past week and it has been just wonderful catching up. 
 I was able to spend a few hours with some ladies this past week that just made my day.  

God has such amazing timing.  

I really do love connecting with other believers.  I enjoy talking and laughing and saying things like "remember when".  Oh my heart loves and longs for that connection with other believers.  Now that may sound very interesting to you if you know me at all.  One of the things that I love most in the world is hanging at home with my family.  I can stay home for days not really having any contact with the outside world and be find, if my husband is home.  

So how are both so very true!!!  I do have a hard time leaving my family and hanging out, but when I do I remember how much I love it.  I love spending time talking, joking, laughing, and talking about things that only women talk about with other women.  (ladies you know exactly what I'm talking about)

I love how God has sets up interactions, not with my family, to fulfill a hole only other women believers can fill.  I love it.  

A couple of days ago I was able to find one of my best friends on Facebook.  I just adore her and love her.  It is even more cooler that after all these years we are both believers. :) 
God's timing is so good.  

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Piercings

So, my girls have been asking me for a while if I would allow them to get their nose and belly button pierced.  I have not been one that gets weirded out by that kind of stuff but I never really thought it would be my girls getting pierced (everyone else its fine for).  After much thought David and I decided that it was between them and God.  I did not want them to go do it without me so I went with them.  I don't generally show pictures of my daughters belly but decided to make an exception today.  Here is Keisha and Kristie getting their piercings done and their mom taking the pictures.  This might not be for everyone but the Livingston's have decided that it's not permanent or immoral.  


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