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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Storm is Only For a Moment


Yesterday there was a major storm impacting metro Atlanta.  Well I guess when you look at it, it may have not been so much about the snow and ice of the storm as it was the chaos of vehicles everywhere on the roads.  Fortunately, I was able to get home in 30 minutes time.  THANK YOU JESUS!

I've been trying to think of what to write for my blog entry and I figured this would be worth mentioning.  During the course of this chaos, I've thought about what I feel could've and should've been done.  But ultimately, the fact is the past cannot be undone.  We can only move forward, learn from human error, recognize that which is beyond us and ask God to help us make wise decisions in the process.

At some point, the storm will be over.  As I'm writing this, the snow has stopped and many people have made it safely to their homes.  BUT there are so many others who have not and a number of the roads are still very icy.  Therefore, this storm is still in operation.  

One thing I hope we'll gain from this experience is a larger capacity to face tough times.  And also while this storm was uncomfortable and likely sped up many heart beats, I don't believe people found it to be insurmountable.  I don't know what all will happen over the course of my life, but I doubt this is the biggest trial that our world will face.  I pray that we will weather the storms with full confidence!  May we overcome our trials safely and as winners!

We are fully capable of overcoming when Christ lives within us!  So whether you experience a nice sunny ride to your home or if you get stuck in traffic for 12 hours with wheels that won't take you forward and NO food in are more than equipped to overcome!  Even if you have to pee on yourself (yes, I really did say that), you can get through this!  

Through good and bad, remember life's storms are only for a moment.  Better is upon the horizon.

...Now, I would like to share with you guys my new favorite song by Jessica Reedy.  It is soo beautifully powerful to me!

Here's the link if you aren't able to see more on the mobile app:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The List

Okay so I am technically now two weeks behind in my blog posts which means I'll either write one or two more this week.  Anyhow....I was trying to think of what to share with you guys yesterday morning at 6:17am. But now with another winter storm on its way, I've had time to search my brain for ideas.  

Today I've chosen what has been a checklist for my journey to a godly relationship.  I guess you could call it my "husband list" or "the one list" or my "destiny list."

I think that last quote has a nice ring to it- my "destiny list".  So as many of you know or should know, I've spent the last year of my life working on a CD project titled, The Mixstory vol. 1 Tales of Love.  Through this project my perspective on relationships has led me to be a wiser and more mature individual.  And through it all, I've been single and loving it!

After my first failed relationship, it became my prayer that my husband would be the next guy I entered into a relationship with.  That continues to be the prayer of my heart today.  

So if you've ever been told or maybe just assumed you must go through five relationships before meeting "the one", recognize that's a lie.  See, not everyone is supposed to have residence in your life.  The Bible says, "Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life." (Proverbs 4:23 AMP)

So if a fella doesn't check off on my list chances are we won't even make it to the first date.

I read a book a few years ago which I loved by Sherri Lewis titled "The List."  I'd encourage you guys to check it out.  It's a Christian fiction novel.

Below you'll find my list!  And you won't find anything considerably ridiculous here.  Some folks think it's a bad idea to have a list but let me ask you this...Is it a bad idea to have standards? And is it a bad idea to have godly standards?  Essentially, that's what this represents-Lena's Standards for a Good Godly Man.  Do you have a list too and what are your thoughts on mine? And just so you'll know, this list isn't all inclusive, but it does encompass a lot of my heart's desires.

1. Lover and Friend of Jesus
2.  Confident
3.  Protector
4.  Financially secure (yes A-men!)
5.  Like minded visions in ministry
6.  Unified purposes, what we aspire to do must sync
7.  Humble
8.  Spiritually mature
9.  A clean cut cutie
10.  20s like me!

Okay, so the last two may be considered personal preference but hey one of my best friends told me this...if you marry someone you'd better like the face that comes with it, otherwise you've got to look at it for the rest of your life.  So I'd rather be single than feel like I've settled for a face I don't like. Lol (but I'm serious)

Please check out the video below from Heather Lindsey.  Interestingly, one of my guy friends shared it with me and I felt it was definitely on point and appropriate for today's blog!  Here's the link in case you are unable to access via mobile view:


p.s. If you don't completely understand my view on love and relationships, well I just can't wait for my husband to find me so that our love may be a testimony for you!