Friday, July 16, 2010

the one without a creative title and a list.

Hello friends!! How have you all been? I pray it's been well. I've been pretty much awesome blossom fabulous fantastic. (Did anybody ever watch the Search for Elle Woods on MTV a few years ago? That's what that is off of. Made me want to be on Broadway.) Moving on.

Can I just say that my blogbatical (Annie's word - I like it), was absolutely wonderful. The past 5 months have revealed so much about who I am that I don't think I realized about myself. And I think I needed to discover some of those things. Can I just say that God has rocked. my. world. the past 5 months? In a completely appropriate 'I'm the God of the universe and you need to be rocked and your faith built' way. Boy, is He building.

Just to give you an update on what's new in the life of me let's make a list shall we? Lists are nice. The prettiest and best planner I've ever had was my junior year in college. It. was. a beaut. I carried it around for another year just because it was hard to part with. Seriously. I'm not kidding.

A : I just have to start off with what I'm listening to at the moment because if you haven't heard this girl before, you are in for a treat. Brooke Fraser's 'Albertine' has been on repeat in my car since I bought it last Thursday. I know...I'm like, 2 years late to the party that is her awesome songwriting but...better late than never, right? Check it out because....just...wonderfulness. Love it.

B : The little sister is leaving to spend 3 years in the Philippines as a missionary in exactly 40 days, if my math is right. That is a WHOLE other post by itself, oh goodness. I beg you (I'm begging the first post back? That has to say something.) to please earnestly pray for her and our family. Not like we hate her for going but you know that faith building thing I was talking about? This is a ginormous part of that. So beyond tough that it makes me kind of sad to even type these words. She is the one of the sweetest, most caring, loving, biggest-hearted Godly people I know and not having her only a 4 hour drive away is the toughest thing I think I've ever been through, and it hasn't even happened yet. I'll be fine one moment and then I hear a song on the radio and I'm squalling like a baby. UGLY crying. It's really ugly. Please just pray for her and us when God brings us to mind. Oh, and she has a blog that I will be contributing to sometimes and perhaps she'll learn how to actually blog so we can keep up with how she's doing over in the PI.

Sarah and I at her college graduation in May! She graduated summa cum laude and I could not have been more proud.

C : There's a group of about 13 of us women from church that are all up in the middle of Kelly Minter's 'Ruth' study that we're doing in conjunction with LPM's blog. Y'all, it is real good. I started the 4th week's homework yesterday and I was sitting in the middle of Sweet Pepper's and just wanted to cry reading the introduction to that week...and then today? It just got better. Isaiah 54:4-5 and 43:18-19? Go read them right now. Our God is so beyond good and He's doing new things in us and y'all I can hardly believe it that He would choose to work in me but oh am I so glad that He does.
Have you ever felt that God was fixing (I know, it's not really a word, I'll never forget that from 5th grade) to do something gigantic and you knew it was going to mean something different for you but you have no idea what it is ? That's how I've felt since the beginning of March and He's already changed me but I just know something bigger is ahead. And by bigger I mean that it is going to bring so much glory to His name that people will know it was never anything Rebekah did, but rather God and only God. It gives me chills...I guess we'll find out together what it is. I'll definitely keep you updated on that front. I recommend this book to good. I've always loved the book of Ruth but studying it like this is just...good. I can't even find a better word.

D : From March through May our Women's 'Spring' Bible study group did Beth Moore's Believing God and it single-handedly changed my life (well God did the changing, but He used this as a tool) more than anything else I've ever known or done. Too much great stuff to list so I'll just let you in on the five-statement pledge of faith.

1 - God is who He says He is.
2 - God can do what He says He can do.
3 - I am who God says I am (one of my faves...I'm not what my friends or my coworkers or the World say I am which is usually negative - I'm what HE says I am).
4 - I can do all things through Christ.
5 - God's Word is alive and active in me.

That being said - I'm believing God. :)

E : Stands for Ed, which is my brother's name, which leads me to tell you Anna Woods is coming for a visit tomorrow! She's going to stay with my parents next week while our church has Vacation Bible School and I CANNOT wait to see her! I saw her 2 months ago at Sarah's graduation and it's been too long and I know she's even sweeter than she was before. :) That's where this picture was taken. She's the blonde-haired little angel just to refresh your memory.

This has to be one of my most favorite pictures of my family. Ever. I heart them. Ridiculous amounts.

F - I don't know how often I'm going to blog. It may be every day, it may be once a week, but you're going to get something from me and I promise I actually WILL get pictures up from AW's visit this time. I didn't last time. I was a liar. Forgive me.

Y'all have a good weekend :)

OH! P.S. I almost forgot...I got glasses this week. I went to the eye doctor for the first time in 5 years, two weeks ago and my bad vision from the age of 3-13 has returned. I was so excited when they came in Tuesday and I didn't think my vision before was just awful, but with the glasses everything is so much clearer and I realize how wrong I was. And since I know you (all the tens of you) are curious...enjoy the bad Blackberry quality picture from work yesterday. :)


  1. i'm so glad you are back even though you only live 5 minutes away and we see each other several times a week:)

  2. Love! love! love! the glasses!! You look hottttt!! :)

  3. Mom - if no one else reads my blog, I know you always will :) I LOVE YOU! :)

    Toya - Thanks for the confidence boost :) I'll see you in less than 2 weeks!! :)



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