Friday, October 23, 2009

God's Word Comes Alive

I want to see Beth Moore live!!!! I love her studies, she really helps bring Gods word alive!
One thing she said on this little video was this-
"We've got to change our hearts to change the way we feel, because we can NOT indifferently do the right thing. We have to come to the right place were we feel the RIGHt thing. "
"Nothing compares to God NOTHING! We were created for this adventure!"
Has anyone seen her? Tell me what your thoughts!
Happy Friday!
xoxo, Emily

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Survey of LOVE

This was fun to do! I have to give credit to Ms. Trina! She is so cool and has the CUTEST family! Everyone go visit her and say hi!!!
♥ What are your middle names? Anne and James
♥How long have you been together? Married a year and a half. Been together for two and a half years.
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? We didn't waste time. Right away. Maybe a two weeks.
♥ Who asked who out? He asked me out. He lived in another town about 3 hrs north of where I was. He suprised me at church and we went to lunch.

♥ How old are each of you? I'm 23 and he is 27

♥ Did you go to the same school? No.
♥ Are you from the same home town? No, he is from a town that is 3 hrs north of where I grew up.
♥ Who is the smartest? We are about the same. It depends on certain things though.
♥ Who majored in what? I went to school to be a Esthetician (Skin Care Therapist - worked in a Medical Spa) and he didn't finish college. He is thinking about going to Semonary though.
♥ Who is the most sensitive? ME!
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? We live in a small town so we have the same places. We try to eat at new places. Our favorite though is Maccoroni Grill.
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Alaska this summer! We went with my parents, it was so fun!
♥ Who has the worst temper? Sam.
♥ How many children do you want? I would love to have like 4 but, I think we will have 2.
♥ Who does the cooking? Me. Sometimes Sam will cook something but me most of the time.
♥ Who is more social? Sam. I am social, but Sam is REALLY social. He is CRAZY!
♥ Who is the neat-freak? Me!

♥ Who is the most stubborn? Sam! HA! I mean I have my moments.
♥ Who wakes up earlier? Sam. I am so a sleeper!
♥ Where was your first date? Johnny Carinos
♥ Who has the bigger family? I do. But his extended family is huge.
♥ Do you get flowers often? Not OFTEN. But occasionally. He does it enough. :)
♥ How do you spend the holidays? With family...most likely out at the ranch.

♥ Who is more jealous? Neither of us.
♥ How long did it take to get serious? Not long at all a month maybe. We were engaged 8 months later! When we first saw eachother we knew that was it! I DO believe in love at FIRST sight! :)
♥ Who eats more? Sam does. He is a big boy. :) We are working on our eatting habits thats forsure though.
♥ What do you do for a living? Sam and I work together. We work with his family business - A Interior Decorating store, C-Side Decorating, Inc. We aren't together all day long he is normally out measuring and checking on jobs etc. and I work in house. We work with his mom and dad and sister. It is pretty hard at time but some days are so worth it. God has a plan. :) Visit us @ here - C-SIDE. We do everything for your home but furniture. Hardware to Carpet, Wallpaper, Fabric, Window Coverings, Hardwood, Tile, and Granite.
♥ Who does the laundry? I do all the laundry. He will help me if I am overwhelmed though.
♥ Who’s better with the computer? He is.
♥ Who drives when you are together? He does always. :) I like it when he drives.
♥ What is "your" song? Ummm.....well at our wedding we danced to "She's Everything" - Brad Paisely
Tomorrow is FRIDAY! WOOO!
xoxo, Emily

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall Decor and New Drapes

So, this is what I have been up to these days. Fall decor and NEW living room drapes! I originally ordered some fabric for some custom bedding. But, I found some other stuff i liked for my bed. SOOOO, I was stuck with all this fabric and so this is what I came up with....I LOVEEEEEEE my drapes so much!

New Drapes and a view of my coffee table tray.
My NEW Drapes!
Some Fall Decor.
Wooo! Don't you just love this turquoise cross!!! Its so fabulous! I got it today at a local store here.
More Fall Decor.
More Fall Decor. This is one of my favorites!

My kitchen table. I love pumpkins.
Jar of candy corn and pumpkins.

A corner in my kitchen.

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend!
Happy Saturday!

XOXO, Emily

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mom This is For YOU!

Mom your the BEST! Those were the BEST days!
I love you and Thank you for all you do!
The Lord has truely blessed me with a FABULOUS MOM!!
XOXO, Emily

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Keep Your Eyes On Him

AMEN! Our Gods love is so powerful! We are his PORTION and He is our PRIZE! His love is so great! Bigger than we will EVER know on earth. We have to trust that he will carry us through. This was so powerful for me. I hope this encourages each one of you guys!
1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
We have so many 'witnesses' that have gone on before us. So many men and women of faith (Hebrews 11) that are the examples the Lord has given us to follow. We are to lay aside every weight. Now, what are these weights? They are the things that bring about stress and worries. They are the things Jesus wants to carry for us! We also need to lay aside our sin. Sin is inevitable. Even the lives of the very witnesses spoken of in Hebrews 11 are fraught with sins and the remorse of sin! Even though we cannot be perfect of ourselves, we must lay aside our wants and desires and choose to follow the Lord (Romans 6:15). This is a hard thing to do, but we must run with patience. Jesus has given each of us a race to run. Each of our races are different, this means that we cannot compare our race with others. At times, our race is difficult. We become tired and worn out, but then God reminds us of how much we need Him! We are not running alone! We have the Creator of the world running beside us and He is willing to carry us when we cannot go on! In order to run and run well, we need to fix our eyes on Jesus. There are so many things that can take our gaze off Jesus! People. Circumstances. Difficult struggles. Self-pity. But as Peter learned, it is when you take you eyes off Jesus that you sink! In all that we do, no matter the circumstances, we need to keep our eyes focused on Him for He knows all things (Proverbs 4:25-27)! If we fix our eyes on Jesus, our paths are made straight. Jesus has endured the cross for us! We are the joy set before Him! He went through so much pain and shame, for us! Think about it, Jesus, the SON of GOD came to EARTH as a MAN and was crucified as a CRIMINAL!! What a humbling experience! We often do not recognize how much shame He went through for us! But now! Now He is seated at God's right hand! And He continually intercedes on our behalf!
xoxo, Emily

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

God's Word and What are you doing these days?

God's word renews minds and transforms lives!
I have been pretty busy lately. Lets see what have I been up too....
  • Started Beth Moore's Esther study. ILOVE IT!
  • Made some really good new girlfriends!
  • Started a weight loss program - Isagenix
  • Decorated for Fall- My favorite time of year!
  • Sam and I started a Young Adults Ministry at our church and God moving!

Life has been pretty awesome and trying!

Fall decorations soon to come!

Xoxo, Emily