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Thursday, November 29, 2012

This Guy...

"Dave Ramsey", "FPU", "Financial Peace University"
...pretty much changed our lives.

We had the chance as FPU coordinators to meet the big man, Dave Ramsey, a couple weeks ago with about 250 others.  It was pretty cool.  They talked about the stuff they have in the works, too - super exciting.

If you are still under the heavy weight of debt in your life, please consider taking a 9 week Financial Peace University course.  It will change your family tree!!!!

And no, I'm not getting paid for this - just a happy customer.  ;)

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DEBT-FREE CHRISTMAS!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Recap

Hey bloggy friends!  I have missed y'all terribly!  I tell ya; I have had the worst case of writer's block, but I think I'm back.  I think I just needed a little turkey and LOT of pecan pie to get me started again.

I love Thanksgiving.  It's definitely my favorite holiday.  We sure are blessed.

We went home to San Antonio for Thanksgiving again this year, and I just have to give a shout out to my cousins for seriously doing it up right!  I so enjoy their Thanksgiving love.

Let me show you what I mean...(I won't post pics of the people because I don't know how they feel about that.)

I just love the nice touches like an ice-sculpture wine bucket...

They make all the food, and they just ask that everyone brings a bottle of wine and a dessert.  My dad gave me this great bottle for my 10 year anniversary coming up, so I decided to share it.  :)
 

My Granny has this gorgeous china, and we actually use it!!  Remember this post on that?  It's really cool how something like dishes can make a family feel closer; traditions connects us.

We also all sit at the same gigantic table.  One big family table.

And....I cut my hair again!  (Random note.)

I also love taking one day while we're in SA to take my kids somewhere cool.  Remember this place?

Thanks again, cousins!  We were blessed by your gracious hospitality - as usual.

I hope you all had awesome Thanksgivings, too!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Just a Little Health Update

I made this appointment with the rheumatolgist two long months ago, and it finally came today.  Long story short, I most likely don't have an auto-immune disease!  Yay!
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They're redoing my blood work to see if they can find anything else out (could have been a false positive on my original blood work), and I'll get those results in three weeks.  Then he wants to see me again in another six months.

As to the cause of my symptoms, they said that sometimes it could just be viral, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that that's what it was!  (I forgot to tell him about when I played with mercury when I was a kid.)

I am just so relieved that he's not worried about it.  I'm almost certain that God was testing me in this season of my life.  I think He wanted to see if I'd still love Him and trust Him even if I got the rug pulled out from under me.  Did I really believe that He's good ALL the time?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Life is too short...

Life is just too short to...

...watch too much TV.
...have to be right all the time.
...care too much what other people think.
...engage in petty conflict.


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Random Thoughts On Mortality

Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is. Let us estimate these two chances. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. - Blaise Pascal 
Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
C. S. Lewis
Well, folks, we've lived to see another day - isn't that glorious!  Seriously, though, at the risk of sounding overly sentimental, we're not guaranteed anything.  I could drop dead before I even hit publish.  Death is the only certain part of life (well, unless Jesus comes back first, but you know what I mean).

I was thinking about death the other day, not because I often do or anything but just in the way that I think most people think about their mortality from time to time.  I was thinking about how good Heaven is going to be - the mystery that it is.

Then the thought occurred to me that perhaps God put an innate fear of death in us humans so that we would try to live as long as we could because if we really knew how much we were going to love Heaven we wouldn't try that hard to survive.

Kinda morbid but kinda cool, right?

Don't read me incorrectly, though, I'm still trying pretty hard to survive!  But thinking about Heaven takes the fear of dying away a little more.  Just a passing thought that I thought I'd share.   

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