Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DAY THREE- #mermsontheloose

Do you know what I like about having older kids? Me & B get to do more stuff alone. 

(Yes, we are THOSE parents who leave our kids at the house alone. They do just fine.)

Anyhow, we can go out for breakfast, run errands, go for walks, go get dessert. It's quite different than even a year ago.

It almost feels like we're dating again, with the amount of time we are spending with each other. In fact, it IS kind of like dating again. We do things together we don't always do. We talk more about things we like, don't like; we're more honest.

I feel like a little kid anytime we get out of the house alone; especially when we go to Albertson's for "milk" (you know, when you end up buying two different kinds of ice cream because you can't decide which flavor you like more). It's fun; it's exciting; it's just me and B: #mermsontheloose.

We takin' life by the horns
We gettin' crazy in the morn
Three miles every night
We both are getting light
We takin' each and every day
Growing close along the way


DAY TWO- Slowing Down

Want to hear something funny? Back in January/February, when I served in MOPs at our church, I had a prayer book that our leader would take each meeting. I would write down what I wanted/needed prayer for and she would pray for me.

Looking back at it, I asked for prayer more often than not about one thing: not feeling balanced. I felt like I was overwhelmed, spinning out of home. In fact, it was the opposite, although I couldn't recognize it. I had become so involved, mentally, emotionally and physically at work that I couldn't balance my home life (more on balance another day).

So, life has slowed down for me. What exactly does that mean?

It means I don't feel like I need to rush through school.
I don't feel unbalanced anymore.
I have had more meaningful coffee dates.
My house is cleaner...just kidding. It looks the same.
The days are longer.
I feel little to no stress.
I laugh for real.
I can focus on my canvases.
I have found my real friends.
I have more time for my marriage and less time for myself.
I go on more dates with the Riz.

I'm not saying you have to go the extreme and stop everything, but have you looked at your life lately? Are you in a rush to get somewhere all the time? Do you feel unbalanced? Maybe it's time to take a step back and slow down.

Monday, October 23, 2017

30 Days, 30 Posts- DAY ONE- Let's Get Real

It's that time again! I've enjoyed getting back into blogging, so I thought, "Why not?"

So, let's get real, for this first one.

My name is Cassandra and I'm a sinner.

I'm married to Bryce. He's a sinner too.

I have got three amazing daughters. They are sinners as well.

I think you get the picture. We all sin.

In God's eyes, a sin is a sin is a sin. All sin is equal to each other. Here on earth, we judge each other by what we've done and the severity of it.

With Christ, there is no unforgiveness. There is only grace.

We are saved by God's grace alone. We will never attain perfection, nor are we meant to. Life is a journey. There are hills and there are valleys. He is with us through them all.

We are meant to praise Him in the storm. We are meant to praise Him in our best moments. And we are meant to praise Him even if He doesn't save us from the worst.

This is what I believe. This is real in my life. And I am not ashamed.