Friday, March 12, 2010

Company Girl Coffee 3/12/2010

Hola, Mi Amigas!

I pray your week went as wonderfully as mine. Despite allergy issues with the entire fam (gotta love spring- I will deal with some runny noses in trade for some sunshine though), this week was a pretty big week for me.

Ummm...let's see where to start?

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Ok...enough with the solicitation...on with the visiting...

The past weekend was stunning weather wise. Sadly, I spent most of it in a caffeine and sugar overload induced fog. My sister's bachelorette party was Friday night. My middle sister rented a limo (it was my first limo ride) and a group of us went to dinner, and then back to my sister's house for a lingerie party. It was fun, but I learned two things: 1) I am no longer capable of functioning at a high level after staying up and talking til 2 am and 2) I have crossed squarely over into the "mom" category and am simply not much fun by 23 year old standards;). Saturday was her wedding shower. The happy couple are going to Rome for their honeymoon, so the shower had an Italian theme..complete with a cake that looked like a pizza. It was awesome!

Monday, my Lizzie (she's 6) had what we think was a migraine-type headache, and needless to say was not her usual exuberant self, so I picked her up from school before lunch. She's feeling better now, but still isn't quite herself. With all the strong weather fronts moving through I am hoping that is the main culprit.

Tuesday, I met with some folks who want me to teach a series of bible studies for them, and met with several others who want me to partner with them in some way. Pray for me, my sisters. I am a jump-in-with-two-feet kind of gal...and with Strings Attached starting to gain momentum, the temptation to change focus is great. Pray that I hear and obey God's guidance in these days of opportunity.

Wednesday, I registered Strings Attached Ministries as an official business. Ya'll this was a big deal for me. I was in a near cold sweat the whole time I was at the county clerk's office. I am not sure why...perhaps simply because it seems like such a concrete commitment now that I have a paper with a fancy seal on it. Anyway, now I am all official and's cool, but SCARY!

Thursday, I made some strides with my website and wrote a great deal...They aren't quite ready for posting yet, but I feel a flurry of blogtivity out....deep thoughts ahead;)

One of the oddest things that happened (and spurred an interesting upcoming blog post- look for it next week) was during my quiet time Thursday morning. God woke me extra early (about 5 am) so I went down, opened a new bible study, curled into my husband's snuggie and started reading in John 13. As I am reading, this HUGE SPIDER crawls across the Bible! I went full-on girly-girl, shrieked, threw the Good Book on the ground and proceeded to beat said spider to death! It was quite a rude interruption to my quiet time...somehow, with God's help, I have managed to craft an object lesson out of the whole thing so the poor spider didn't die in vain. I hope to share that story with you next week.

Wow...I am long-winded tonight...I think I might miss you girls a bit... the last few weeks I just haven't been able to get around to everyone. I hope to this week. Let's all link up over at RachelAnne's place! Have a great weekend!


  1. Well, aren't you cute! Thanks for stopping by the lazy mom site and leaving a comment. :)

    I love how you said you've "crossed over to the mom stage and are no longer fun to 23 year olds." Hilarious (and can totally relate - sadly).

    I also loved the spider story and how he didn't die in vain... although for me, he could have died in vain and I would have been fine with that. It's a shame, I know. *sigh*

    Nice to meet you!
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  2. Oh, I'm so excited for you and all the wonderful blessings going on in your life. So enjoyed your entry today and love the new blog design! I had a great week too and we've so enjoyed some gorgeous spring days! Yes, God is Good! Oodles of Blessings to you!

  3. Lea,
    Thank you...and thanks for noticing the new design..I decided I needed to embrace the girliness...I kind of love it!

    Welcome! I know...the realization that we are moms, does it always come with the realization that we are getting 'old'?

  4. I feel like I connected to you in so many ways through that post! LOL. I could totally see myself in so many of your descriptions of your life... maybe we're supposed to friends! :) Glad to have met you through Company Girls this week... look forward to getting to know you better.

  5. twins (16 now) have had migraines since they were babies. I pray your daughter outgrows them - they're no fun at all.

  6. LOL! ok....i can't wait to hear the spider story! and congratulations on becoming a full fledged business owner!!!

  7. First of all, thank you for your prayers. I am still waiting for news. I feel helpless because I want to jump on a plain and be there, but I know I wouldn't be any use right now.

    I am looking forward to reading your story about the spider! :) God teaches often speaks to me through His creation. Yesterday I was sitting at my windowsill watching a big fat robin pull a long worm out of the ground. The way he struggled with it left me with a great devotion.

    Have a wonderful week!

  8. Wow, I lOVE the new look, so springy!

    And it does sound like you had a great week! What a blessing to be busy yet productive...that is where I seem to fail. I am great at busy, not so successful at productive!

    Hope your daughter feels better soon, my middle son gets migraines and it is quite awful!

    I have prayed for you for discernment in these new opportunities! I can understand. I certainly do not have a new ministry or business, but I have been facilitating a Bible Study at church and made the decision to step back and let another lady take over for the next one. I really loved doing the study and it was a hard decision but I know that is how God was leading.

    Sometimes it is just so hard to let Him do the dreaming for me!

  9. Congrats on the book and the legit business :). That IS a big step and I can't wait to see where it will lead. Great things ahead, I know it.

    Your blog design is very upbeat and happy. Love it!

    Look forward to the spider illustration! Thanks for the laugh.

  10. I am looking forward to the spider story LOL

  11. I'm not even a mom and I know I can't "hang" with the youngins anymore! I am so glad that things are rolling for you and join you in prayer that you manage to maintain focus...and that you can still take time for yourself throughout!

  12. It took me a minute to realize I was on your blog. Love the new look. Purple has always been my fav.

    Congrats on all the exciting things happening with your ministry and your new book. You've really been busy. I pray the Lord continues to lead you as you continue to make important decisions.

    Can't wait for the spider story!
    Hope the rest of your weekend is restful!

  13. Okay, I was on here yesterday and totally commented, but apparently I didn't actually post the comment. I hate it when I do that!

    LOVE the new look! It is so springy and I want to congratulate you on the book! I cannot imagine how excited you must be!

    I can understand your feelings on whether or not to teach the Bible Study. I just finished facilitating on and LOVED doing it! Another opportunity has come up, though, for another lady to teach a study she wrote so I am "giving over the reins, so to speak. I am a little sad because I really enjoyed it, but I know it is the way God is leading right now. One of the things we talked about in the study is stepping out and letting God dream for us! His dreams are always better and more amazing than we can imagine!

    Good luck and hope you have a great week. I look forward to hearing about the spider!

  14. I laughed reading this post. While I don't FEEL Old (I'm only 40), my body is certainly reflecting the aging process. Late nights absolutely KILL. ME. Oh my goodness! A spider during Bible study. I can handle them if they are far away form me - but crawling across my Bible - I can entirely imagine how you reacted!!!

  15. I know, right? Craziness...that spider was all close up and personal with me! Eek...still eeks me out a little!