The Heart is Deceiptful

the heart is deceitful above all thing and beyond cure. who can understand it?

Ugh.... such a hard verse to read for me. My heart is deceitful? That's not cool. I can't trust my feelings? Nope. Not a lot of times anyway. The more I think about it though, the more I realize how true this really is. My heart feels so many different things through even just one day. I'm happy, then I'm discouraged, then I'm content, then I'm left in wanting, then I get stressed, then a song relaxes me.... my heart.... it's deceitful.. and untrustworthy.

wisdom.... wisdom can be trusted. wisdom should be desired. i'm actually rather encouraged to not depend on my feelings. you know a lot of days I don't FEEL like God is near; I don't FEEL like I'm drawing near to go. But I live by faith and not by feelings. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

So today, even though I can't trust my heart, I can trust God.. and I can be encouraged to know wisdom over feelings. Truth over heart. It's a good day!


Pink Impact Round 1

This week has been amazing! Priscilla is speaking at Gateway Church's women's conference... and seriously, this has been so incredible. God's Spirit and presence has been so tangible and evident it's just awesome. It's like He kept on interrupting our plans just to show us His love and how much he cares about every single person in the room.

I could go on about Priscilla and how awesome her messages have been; Jan Greenwood, director of women's ministry shared yesterday afternoon and it was INCREDIBLE! you need to have her speak at your church; and then Chris Caine of course has been amazing as well; oh yea and Dr Leaf is this incredible woman who shares about how important it is to train our minds/brains and feed it with the Word of God and positive thoughts; not to mention Miriam Webster and Kari Jobe leading worship. How many amazing people can you fit in one room?

But I think it's just been that these women WANT God to interrupt their plans.. they give Him permission to interrupt the program for something better, and that's exactly what He has done these past few days.

The thing I will walk away with is this:

1. We have to choose to renew our minds ever day, pray, and BELIEVE God
2. We have to let Him do what He wants to do as we submit our daily life and schedule to Him
3. Pray

Three simple things, but yet for some reason I need to be reminded of over and over again lately. I wake up and choose life and choose to believe God no matter what my MIND or my CIRCUMSTANCES tell me.

Good stuff. Wish you could be there with us! Next up . . . round two all over again!


April Desktop Background

Ok, I'm so sad that I've missed 6 days on this, but Martha created the new April desktop and you should get it and use it too! She's amazing. . . you already know this.


can't get enough

I can't get enough of my new kicks! It was time for some new ones, since I bought my last pair last August and trained for a marathon in them.

I bought them Friday afternoon, and I've been running every day since I got them. What is it about new shoes that just makes you want to run all the time? I've been 23 miles in these shoes in 4 days. Not that that's a ton, but it's still more than I usually run in that amount of time.

It's amazing what some new running gear can do for your training. My feet and my knees are happy =)

Cheers to new shoes!