labor day plans

For Labor Day my friends and I are going to Asheville, NC to stay at a cabin. We try to get together once a year, just the girls. We usually don't do anything too crazy, just lay around and eat like crap. This time though, we might go paddle boarding and maybe visit the Biltmore Winery. I'll probably stop by Helen on the way back to hang out with the hubby who will be there with his family.

What about you? Any fun plans for Labor Day? Any recommendations for Asheville?


concert time

When Matt and I started dating we saw a ton of concerts. In fact two of our first three dates were to see bands. I hate that they have become so expensive. I swear half of the cost is administrative fees! But we did suck it up last week to go see David Gray. He was great! We love his unique voice, he could make anything sound good. David Gray is special to us because we put two of his songs on our wedding favor CD.

Hope you had a great weekend!


awful bridemaids

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Reasons not to act cool.


how i pray for others

There is something that I feel all Christians, including myself, are guilty of. It's saying we will pray for someone and then not doing it. Or only doing it once for about five seconds. My husband and I tend to disagree on this subject. He says one time praying is enough, because God knows what you want in your heart. While I agree with the latter, when it comes to praying on someone's behalf, I feel more powerful in my prayers if I am continually praying for them over time. 

Because life is so busy, it's hard to pray for everyone you have promised to pray for when you are in your quiet time (and adding in the time of just sitting listening to God's words, and the time to read his Word). This is why I decided to make it simple: I will pray for a different person or topic every day. I keep up with it on my phone, under the notes app. That's my type A coming out folks!

This way it's not so overwhelming and I can focus on praying throughout the day. It can just be nice thoughts sent out to God, a few seconds at a time. 

What about you? How do you do prayer time? Let me know! I'm always up for new ideas.




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These people are owning the whole parenting thing.

The most absurd things to happen in Sharknado 2.

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