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Life As I Know It

26 Apr

Wow…time sure has been picking up speed lately!

It seems that Life for us has been an adventure lately. We’ve done quite a bit of traveling, which has been fun, but I have to admit, I love being in the comfort of my home.

Back in March, our church took 50 people to Chinle,  AZ for a 4 day invasion team. We had an awesome time in the Navajo Nation!

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The week before Chinle,  my hubby surprised me with a flight to Cancun, MX to be with him there while he preached! He was in Sri Lanka and India for, I think 9 days,  before he flew to Chetumal, MX then to Cancun.  We really didn’t have much time together between trips, so this was a nice surprise! 

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I flew in on a Wednesday night, but I didn’t see him until Thursday afternoon, because he was in Chetumal, MX  finishing up a revival.  The picture above is where I first met up with him in Cancun, which explains the cheesy smiles! 

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We prayed for one of the tour guides who took us snorkeling. (Above pic)

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Many lives were touched during this revival.  There’s more to Cancun than the vacation spot that is advertised.  There are people who are desperate for change in their lives,  who want truth,  who want healing,  who want hope & restoration.  Thankfully, we have a family in that city who have responded to the call of God, and are faithfully sharing Christ’s love.

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Another thing that happened in March is that Jeremiah turned 16!

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We’re really proud of him.  He’s maturing in a lot of areas.  One is in his relationship with Jesus, which is amazing to see.  The other is with his education.  He’s really stepping up his game in both of these areas. A couple of weeks ago, both him&Jordyn took a TSI Assessment through our local community college. If they pass, they’re able to be in the Dual credit program they have.  With lots of prayer&practicing…they both PASSED! We Are beyond proud of them!  My husband told Jeremiah if he passes the assessment then we’ll enroll him in driving school.  So guess what I did yesterday?  Yup, he is paid and ready to start driving school on Monday! 

Remember earlier when I said time seems to be picking up speed?  This is one of the reasons why I say that! 

Although it blows my mind that I’ll have a 16 year old with a driver’s license, I know it’s going to make my life a little easier in the future.

Last weekend, me and 2 of my close friends went on another road trip to Chinle, AZ for a wedding. Tatiana arranged for us to go horseback riding the afternoon that we arrived. 

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Okay,  so I’m not the most adventurous person,  nor have I ever been on a horse without the owner next to me guiding it. So this was a huge thing for me to do. For the most part my horse, who I named Gene Winter, was pretty calm and obedient.  Until one of the other one’s started galloping and he decided he’d better follow in their lead and gallop right along with them.  Nope, I wasn’t down with that!  Scared the bageebers out of me,  to say the least! Tat & Claire had a blast laughing at me, while they were on their beasts
galloping along the canyon, without a care in the world!! All the while,  I’m on mine screaming for it to stop galloping and slow down, as I hold on for dear life! It was a sight to see, that’s for sure!  Tatiana captured a picture of me that pretty much explains how I felt about all of this! My face says it all!

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It started to rain towards the end of our ride, which was about 2 hours long.  The longest 2 hours of my life!!! But we finally made it back safe and sound and SORE!!!  We were walking like old ladies for the next few days. We had so much fun laughing at ourselves and each other, it was great!

It was pretty cold in Chinle that weekend , there was some snow in the mountains….and mud!

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The wedding was so beautiful! The bride and groom both gave amazing testimonies on what God has done in their lives as young adults saving themselves for each other. The bride made a commitment to Christ at a young age that she will serve Him, no matter what life throws her way. 

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I have to say,  this was one of the most beautiful Jesus people weddings I’ve attended in a very long time. In Christ,  it’s possible to date clean and save yourself for marriage. Don’t buy the lie that’s is old fashioned or impossible to do.  With Christ, All things are possible!

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A dream come true

7 Feb

As a girl, my one desire was to feel accepted and to be loved. From as far back as I can remember, I was lonely, timid, and very fearful.  I’m sure it had a lot to do with the fact that I was fatherless.  I’ve never met my  biological father to this day and for years it tore me up inside.

During my teenage years,  all my unanswered questions about my dad, amongst other things, turned into anger and resentment. That quiet little shy girl turned into a very rebellious teenager who no one had control over.

I began searching for love and acceptance through what I thought was”normal” teenage behavior. All the while, deep inside of me, was that quiet little shy girl crying out so desperately for a father and for someone who would truly love me.

Thankfully, at the age of 18, I found my father!

My Heavenly Father. 

In Psalm 68 it says, that God is the Father to the fatherless.

I got saved in June of 1997 and gave my broken heart and broken life to Jesus. I didn’t know what it meant. I didn’t know how to be saved. And I certainly didn’t know how long it would last. I just knew that every missing piece of my life was now made whole. It was truly a miracle!

Okay, now let’s go back to February 7, 1999.

Besides the day that I gave my life to Jesus, this day is very special to me because it’s my wedding day!  The day that I said, “I do” to a man that God had especially for me. A man who has loved me and accepted me, even when I’ve been hardest to love.

We met in church and let me tell you, I would have NEVER considered him before…BC he’s white. Calm down, call down! I’m not racist at all, but in my mind, all white men wanted was to get Hispanic women pregnant and leave them, since that is what happened to my mom.

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                           Dating

But he’s proven himself time and time again, that he ain’t going no where. (Even when I’ve wanted him too! Lol)

We dated for a little over a year, and we didn’t kiss, hug, hold hands.. NOTHING till our wedding day!

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                          First kiss!

It was beautiful!

Here we are, 15 years later, and we’re still married and still in love!

Oh but let me tell you, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. We’ve had our high times and our low times but through it all, we’ve kept Jesus in the center of our lives!

God is so faithful, because my life now is everything I ever dreamed of and more, all because of God’s grace!

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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         First marriage retreat and very       prego!              

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                 Christmas Fellowship
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                     Saltillo, Mexico

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                 10 year Anniversary

Sadly, we don’t have a 15 year wedding picture yet. But I’m sure it’ll happen soon enough and I’ll add it to the post later… Maybe!

Until then, if you’re married, love your spouse till death do you part. And if you’re single, wait on God and He will give you the desires of your heart!

Happy Anniversary Babe… 15 years, crazy hu??

“Therefore what God had joined together, let not man separate.”
                    Mark 10:9