Saturday, May 19, 2012

We Made It!

That's right, we have been married for 5 years! I can not believe it! We have been through so many ups and downs (mostly ups) throughout these 5 years and I am so thankful that God led us to each other (almost 8 years ago)! 

It has truly been 
5 fun, crazy, wonderful,  
awesome, silly years 
 and I am so excited about what the future holds for us because I know that God has some awesome plans!

Happy Anniversary Babe!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hiding His Word in Their Hearts!

Every Wednesday night we have been working with the kiddos in Patch Club to help them learn a new verse each week and the following week they get a prize if they can remember it! I have been amazed at how well they are remembering the verses! These first 2 videos are verses that we started with . . .

Psalm 95:1

Psalm 51:10

My mom had this idea that we should teach them several verses in a row so that once we were done they would be able to say a whole passage by heart! They can now say Philippians 4:4-7 altogether. 
(I had them record them separate so they wouldn't be to big upload!) 
 So here you go. . .

Philippians 4:4-7

"I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." - Psalm 119:11

Monday, May 7, 2012

How am I doing . . .

In January I set 4 goals for myself for this year and now we are already 5 months into 2012 so lets see how I'm doing . . .
#1. Commit to the Lord!
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans." - Proverbs 16:3
I have been working very hard on not letting things that are out of my control stress me out and turning those stresses over the God! So far so good! I have also adopted another verse to focus on this year and since then the things that caused me worry aren't so bad anymore!
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." - Philippians 4:6

#2 Be more Organized!
I have to say I'm doing pretty good on this one! My closets and under my nightstand is pretty darn organized & clean! My next project is the pantry!

#3 Be more involved in my church!  
My main goal was to find ways that I can use the gifts and talents that I have been given to glorify God! I am starting simple by preparing a meal once/twice a month for my home-group Bible Study on Sunday night
"...Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
" - 1 Corinthians 10:31 

#4 Be a better Aunt!
 So here was my plan . . . throughout this year I want each of my 7 nieces and nephews to have multiple Uncle Tiss & Aunt Bethie days! 
So far we've done 1 day with Jocelyn and Laila, 1 day with Kylee & Brody, and 1 day with Levi. Now I just need to do 1 day with Korbin and Baxlyn before we start all over again! :)
What about you? Did you have any goals for 2012? How are you doing?

God Bless!