Wednesday, January 18, 2012


1.  Brad and I got up 2 days after Christmas, and decided we were going to re-do our master bedroom...a few hours later, we had moved all of our furniture out, and was ripping carpet up!  When we decide to do something, we do it!  

2.  My house is still trying to recover from the amount of sawdust that it has been christened with in the past 3 weeks...I think sawdust is like sand at the beach - you keep finding it in places it should never be!!

3.  My husband is AMAZING - I can dream up the ideas, and he knows how to put it into action.  He has laid all of our hardwood and tile floors like a pro, while I stand by his side holding the hammer and nails waiting for his direction.  I feel like I haven't done much but hold things for him, and sweep and use the Shop Vac about 3,000,000,000 times to try to keep the sawdust at bay...but, WOW everything is looking FABULOUS!  Thank you, so much Bradley for all your hard work! 

4.  I started back to grad school last week - *sigh* - and, have 3 CLASSES...I will graciously accept any prayers sent up on my behalf this semester! :)

5.  Have I told y'all that my parents, sis, and me (well, not really me - I just give my opinion advice, and they let me tag along) have opened a shop?!  It's located in a neat place called Bakers on Main, where several merchants have little boutiques within one building.  Anyway, our shop - Judith B. and Company - is a super cute boutique that we opened at the first of December and business has been SUPERB!!   Mom and Val get to do all the fun stuff while I'm at school....

6.  BUT, this past weekend, I got to go with them to Atlanta to Market to buy new Spring items for our little shop, and oh what FUN we had!!!  Yes, I have decided I certainly could shop for a living, and not get tired of it. ever.  Amen.

7.  Also this past weekend, we took our high school students out after church Sunday night for dinner and late night bowling and had a super fantastic time!!!  Oh my, how I love our high school students!!  We didn't get in until long after midnight, and were exhausted the next day, but I wouldn't trade it!  Love y'all!!

8.  My sweet little Ellie had a birthday yesterday!  She turned 2 :)  We celebrated by spending the day at home...working on our bedroom!  Ellie didn't seem to mind to much - she was just happy to have both of us at home for a whole day, I'm sure!  We did let her have a few extra treats, too ;)

9.  I have not made one single resolution for the year - not one.  After the last 6 months of my life, I've decided my life motto for this year should just be "go with it" - go with whatever gets thrown at you each day, that is!  I'm approaching each day as a new day, and having goals within that day, and that's about all I can do for now.  Is anyone else in that place in their lives??! 

10.  I have been off sugar - completely OFF - for 14 days.  Not one soft drink, chocolate, candy, or white bread...and, I have NEVER felt BETTER in my entire life.  I didn't realize how much of a sugar junkie I was until I came off "the hard stuff".  It's been A-Mazing.  You need to try it - you'll be a believer, too!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I'd Rather Be a Proverbs 31 Woman!

I am in awe of this college student - Alex Eklund - who posted on Facebook "I'd rather have a Proverbs 31 woman than a Victoria's Secret Super Model".  His status has started a movement of sorts - even a Facebook fan club!  This is his video explaining the meaning behind the status - powerful!

I love that he challenges the guys at the end to be looking for Proverbs 31 girls!  AWESOME!

I am starting a new Bible Study with my high school girls about being a "lady in waiting" - waiting for a boyfriend, waiting for a husband, waiting on God.  We talked about Proverbs 31 tonight, and decided we ALL want to be Proverbs 31 girls :)

A wife of noble character who can find?
   She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
   and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
   all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
   and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
   bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
   she provides food for her family
   and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
   out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
   her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
   and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
   and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
   and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
   for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
   she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
   where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
   and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
   she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
   and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
   and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her: 

“Many women do noble things,
   but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
   and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

I'm looking forward to filling the pages of the book of 2012!! And this is how I want to start my first chapter:

"Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each day.  I say to myself, "The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him."  Lamentations 3:23-24

Thank you, Lord for your faithfulness.  Thank you for your mercies each day.  Thank you for the hope I can find in You alone!  

2012, here I come....it's going to be a FABULOUS year!