Monday, March 14, 2011

miscellany monday - Bragging on God!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
Today's miscellany monday is a post of random things to brag on God a little.  I had a day of revelation/encouragement/eye-opening yesterday and I just have to share.  Yesterday morning I woke up feeling down...I have been sick for far too long and because of that my house it out of control (and when my house it out of control I makes me really flustered).  In addition, my craft fair was a complete bust (I sold 4 cards) so I was a little bummed.
But, I then went to God and explained my mood and how I just needed to feel Him.  With my sickness and preparing for the craft fair I had not been in His Word and I was feeling disconnected.  Well, did He ever hear my cry and respond immediately...more than I could have ever imagine.  What's so great is that He blessed me with a bunch of little random things that all added up to a fantabulous day :)  A lot of the little things have to deal with friends too because He knows how much I value friendships...He's amazing!
~  I got a free coffee drink from Panera.
~  The sermon at church was AMAZING.  It was a guest pastor of a new church plant and his sermon covered the book of Hebrews.  His focus was on suffering and how God uses discipline to train teach us.  We should not see hard times at punishment, but as a way to grow in Him.  If you want to listen to it (which I highly recommend) go here and click on the sermon "Real Life is Messy."
~  I talked to a friend who had been on my heart and found out she's just fine.
~  Another friend that I don't get to see too often stopped by the church office where I was volunteering and gave me some encouragement about my Coca Cola fast.
~  I don't know if I've mentioned this, but we are having a neighborhood Easter egg hunt.  This is something that my church is putting on...asking families to host hunts in their neighborhood to share the story of Easter.  I prayed a lot about whether or not to participate (I think for fear of rejection), but in the end God put on my heart to go for it.  Well, yesterday I was having doubts again...mainly about the expense of buying all of the candy and other supplies, but I read in the bulletin that the eggs and candy are provided!
~  This week members of our church will be walking the neighbor where my church is located and passing out a pamphlet about The Good News.  I received one yesterday and it's amazing and filled with useful information...a great reminder of His love and sacrifice for us.
~  I was able to hug a friend who is going through a tough time and in return got a genuinely sweet hug from her son.
~  A couple visited our Small Group and they really added to our discussion.

~  I went to buy a new book in our church's bookstore (Crazy Love) and a friend of mine works in the store and told me instead she'd just give me her book (she didn't care for it)...score, free book!

~  I got to see a friend I haven't seen in over a year (to give her Girl Scout cookies) and we had nice chat to catch up.

~  Another friend invited me over to her house one Friday to hang out and make bread (and I'd get to hold her newborn baby!).

~  I cleaned and organized Jamison's entire room.  Three bags of trash and three boxes of books for donation later it's like a new room :)

Did I tell you it was a great was and I am just filled with joy today :) 

Thank you GOD!


Kelli @ RTSM said...

I'm so glad you had such an awesome day! It's nice to know that God hears our cries for help. That was actually what my sunday school lesson {in the Kindergarten class} was about yesterday...not being afraid to ask God for help! I know I need to apply that to my life more. Thank you so much for being such an encouragement to me Kelli!

SydneysHome said...

I love when someone (or someones) new visit our small group. It's easy to get to comfortable - even lazy - in that group, so it's such a blessing to receive a new perspective and a new friend!

Tiffany said...

Wow. God is amazing. So awesome that you notice all the small things and that you see God in them immediately and allow yourself to be blessed by them! What an encouraging post. Thank you for sharing!

p.s. tyson's shoes are Crazy 8 brand but i found them at Once Upon a Child for $3.50. score.

p.s.s. our minivan is a honda odyssey. love it.

Happy Day to you Kelli! : )

Joanna said...

I am so glad that your day turned out awesome! God always shows us things, sometimes we just have to open our eyes and ears to see and hear the things he wants to show us.

I hear Crazy Love is a great book. My niece and sister n law have read it.

Hope you have a fabulous week!!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Kelli, I am so glad to hear how you turned your bummer mood over to God and then you LET HIM open your eyes to these things. I love how He either places these things and people in our path, OR they are already there and He just helps to open our eyes.
btw - I think you "brag on God" every time you post something.

My Not So Simple, Domestic Life said...

Yep! That qualifies as a pretty sweet day! And I agree...the new couple is definately keepers. They did bring a lot to the group. I think its exciting seeing God form our group and who He wants in it...

Kmama said...

Look at all those great things that happened to you!!

You have such a cute blog...and I love your kids' names!

Carrie said...

That is so encouraging to hear how God spoke to you! I so often don't go to Him for help and just feel crummy instead! What an amazaing day! So glad that you have had so many friends put in your life that day ;-) And a free coffee! HOpe you have a great week!

Lori Burkitt said...

So glad that you felt God's blessings. He gives us all that we need if we just go to him and ask. What a priviledge to feel His love and comfort.

Sarah said...

Lots of good stuff! Sometimes it just takes a little perspective to see all the good, good things in life :)

Elizabeth said...

Kelli...oh how I love your blog, and needed to read this. :) God is so good! :)

Ps. I'm your newest follower! :)

Rachel said...

Kelli! You are so incredibly encouraging. Thank you for sharing the testimony of God's faithfulness.

I was so blessed.

Have a wonderful night, my friend!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

What a happy post!! I have had far too many days with a poor attitude of late and I needed to read this - you're always an encouragement to me and for that I am grateful :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oh Kelli, I LOVE this! I've had so many moments of testimony lately. And I, too, have been feeling a bit disconnected. I was going full speed ahead through my bible study {AND doing fairly well at reading through the Bible}, and then everything came to a stand still last week when we started moving. By the 2nd day without His word, I really just missed Him so much. Speaking of, it's time for me to get off the computer and into my study! :)