Friday, November 27, 2009

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My day was filled with family, food, and furry friends. We surprised Mom with a puppy as her early Christmas present!! He is to die for.
Here are some "Yummy-Day-After Combos", thanks to my friend, Stephanie!
*Peanut Butter & Cranberry Sammy - Use the leftover cranberry sauce instead of jelly to make a peanut butter and cranberry sandwich. It's even better than the PB&J!
*Turkey Roll-Ups - Take slices of turkey, put some stuffing on the inside, roll them up, add some gravy, and heat them in the oven for about 10 minutes. They're amazing!
*Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream - Instead of eating the same leftover pie for days, scoop out the filling and mix it into some vanilla ice cream. Add cinnamon, then refreeze it. So good!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I have this fascination with rubies. It all started on Monday night, April 23rd, 2007. I was in the "beginning" stages of my first relationship..and the going was rough. (I'll save that for a later blog.) I was crying out to God, in the midst of feeling unimportant and taken for granted. I felt like I should read over Proverbs 31, and remind myself how I hoped God would someday view me. Give myself something new to focus on, as a young, christian woman. And that maybe..just maybe, I would find my worth in Him, rather than a tall, dark, handsome man:) I read each line for the millionth time, and as I finished, these words came to me, as if God Himself had written me a letter.

You're of far greater worth than rubies, not only for what you say and do, but because I fearfully made you. I see your heart, I formed your future. No one could love you as purely and passionately as I do. You could never be devalued, because you are precious in my sight. You're stamped with a purpose; spoken for. I'm your Savior, Redeemer, Healer, and Provider. Don't search for someone to take my place. I look at you, daughter, with complete adoration. You're more than anyone could ever hope for.

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31:30

Now here I am, two and a half years later; married to that same man. As wonderful as he is, he's only human, and there are days where I continue to find my worth in the Lord. The Lord who created me just the way I am- "Stubborn, strong-willed, independent" and so much more! Never forget, ladies, no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you've done, you're stamped with a purpose; SPOKEN FOR.