Monthly Archives: May 2011

POISED {happy weekend}

I haven’t written one of these in a while. I almost don’t know what to say. lol! but seriously, this has been such a fun friday. Morning devotional was on point. many revelations and praying for the wisdom to implement. Leaning on God’s strength/vision and plan and not my own is hard but the rewards out weigh the risk. I stand today poised to take the position given to me. The one right next to him. I’m so in love right now. can i just tell you. things arent perfect. waiting on a miracle but my God is so SO SO SO SO SO good! I have tears in my eyes just writing that. He’s faithful, he’s true. He’s full of mercy and grace. He fights for you. He goes before you and stands with you. He is a strong fortress. very present help. my rear guard. my hope. my joy. my portion forever. my inheritance. my everything. and so much more.  

so today…i stand poised for whats next. the stretching is requisite. it comes with glitter. 😉

p.s. kindness is love’s louboutin’s. keep it classy.

Looking forward to:

  1. barbecue
  2. teen weekend [saturday/sunday]
  3. the word
  4. a date with my fingers and toes
  5. summer cleaning
  6. getting a white outfit for the IDOA White party
  7. summer nights > dinner on the porch
  8. brunch at cafe deluxe

its gonna be a good summer. i can feel it.

note: this 3 day weekend is memorial weekend. where we remember those who served and still serve to protect us. I honor those soldiers and their families everyday and thank them that we know something of how God fiercely loves and protects and sacrifices for us through their bravery. Thank you! again and again from the bottom of my heart. Happy Weekend.

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come and talk to me

Dear Future Husband,

I haven’t written you in a while and for that i’m sorry! But today I was awakened to something i really want you to know. My love language is QT. check out the book 5 love languages for more information. but I need you to communicate with me. Talk to me about everything and nothing. make an effort to make sure we’re connected in that way. it means so much to me.

Love,

your wife

Photo credit:

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Hot Topics

I’m a volunteer with the ladies youth life group at my church and I get a LOT of questions about dating and etc. Some of which I can answer and some i have no clue of myself. Its funny because as much as we grow up and have a lot of wisdom on the topic, as single women in the church there are still some blind spot areas. LO and BEHOLD while on twitter the question i have received and probably asked myself was posed and The Relationship Manager [Rachelle Miller] was happy to answer [via twitter]. Here’s the LoDown:

RelationshipMgr: Everyone shouldn’t begin at relationship phase w/ u. There should be a time to screen 4 compatibility before committing to relationship.

Question: How do you develop a friendship with someone to whom you’re attracted?

RM: We’re initially attracted to outer shell of a person (which changes over the years). Your job is to familiarize urself w/ the inner person.

RM: Bear this in mind: People rarely break up bcuz their mate isn’t attractive to them…they part over unattractive inner traits.

#RM: To build a friendship/explore inner traits, do a lot of TALKING. Have meaningful conversations.

#RM: When at PUBLIC places, do more talking. Face to face interaction shows non-verbals, which is over 90% of communication.

#RM: It’s hard to be friends w/ someone u can’t talk to… & u certainly don’t want a relationship w/ someone u can’t talk to.

#RM: Friends support one another. Become encouraging in things important to your potential mate.

#RM: Friends LISTEN to one another: Hear them out when they feel down or confused. Provide wise & heartfelt counsel.

#RM: Friends comfort one another. Bad news, death in family, a setback, etc. Be a shoulder to lean on.

#RM: Interact w/ them in group settings: how are they around their friends?…your friends? What’s reputation?

#RM: Ask Questions: ask open-ended questions that encourage sharing of self. Explore values, beliefs, goals, etc.

#RM: Friends FELLOWSHIP: have fun together. Share hobbies, share meals, attend events together, serve/volunteer together.

#RM: Be consistent. A friend loves at all times. Be kind loyal & supportive over time. Most of us desire enduring love.

#RM: Natural instincts make it easy to share the body…but sharing the heart? Much more difficult. Friendship = Exchange of Hearts.

Note: Apply liberally where needed but honestly, this advice is good for any relationship you’re in.

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{bits of wisdom}

 I want this to hang in my house one day. either in the kitchen or dining room. I heart it that much!

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