Aug 21, 2012

Oh the Happenings! Including a Birthday and God Breaking My Heart

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It's almost 1am and this night owl is still pluggin' away on her day.
We have had so many amazing, wonderful things happening that I can't wait to talk about!

First, thank you so much for your overwhelming support of the new blog design. Please note all the ways you can contact/follow me by clicking on those cute social media buttons under my round picture.

Speaking of CUTE:
Next, given that September is around the corner (huh?) you'll be thinking about who to advertise with. I've updated stats on my Advertise page. The 20% SUMMER discount code will still run in September! Hooray! Don't you want to be on the cutest newly design blog of all time?  *wink*

Also, if your preference is to follow through FeedBurner, that option is available here.
Next, I just have to share about my weekend.
Friday evening we hosted a small BBQ. It warms my soul to have friends over to enjoy our large covered patio.
Later that evening I met with my "boss lady friend" about my room at the boutique. There will be some changes there I can share about later. All I can say is that I work at the best little shop ever, and the women I work with love the Lord and serving Him.
Saturday I attended a women's event hosted by a church in a nearby town.
I had been asking God to break my heart in a way that needed to happen. In a way that made me truly repentant and sorrowful for recent disobedience to Him.
Well, He did it! That moment, cultivated by an astounding spiritual speaker, will go down as one of the most meaningful, profound spiritual moments in my life's journey. That is one or several posts in and of itself.

All that to say that though I am unworthy, I accept the blood of Jesus Christ over my sins. I accept that when God looks at me, He sees a new creation, washed white as snow. That is liberating!

Saturday evening through Sunday we celebrated Wilder's FOURTH birthday with family. I handled this milestone fairly well. I feel so blessed for every day, every moment that I have with our son. What a gift!

Then today, I hosted Wilder's "friend" party.
I think we will take it easy the rest of the week!
Shabby Apple giveaway winner is Lynette Ramik; email me for details.


Eric's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Wilder! I can't believe he is 4!

Ashli said...

Love the new blog.
Love the party.
Love the yellow cart outside.
Wish I could come and hang out in your backyard....and have you make my birthday cake, it looks magical.
Happy Happy birthday to wilder!

Leilani @ Soleil Selene said...

Happy belated birthday, Wilder!

Anissa said...

Your newest follower from the Monday Mingle.
Anissa from Chasing Hailey

vintage grey said...

Happy Birthday Wilder! Such a sweet party!! xo Heather

Misty Marie said...

Thank you for stopping by Monkeys and Tutus! Following you back now :)

Erin said...

Stopping by from the Naptime Review hop. Your blog is adorable!! I see it's a new design? Well, you did good! I'm excited to begin following along!

menopausal mama said...

You have such a cute blog site! I'm now following you from the GFC blog hop. Saw your name on my site as well--thank you for following me!

Chelsea said...

Love your story about God breaking your heart and liberating you. It reminds me of vs 3 from How Great Thou Art.

"My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought/ my sin, not in part but the whole/ was nailed to the cross and I bear it no more/ Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, oh my soul.

Also, your birthday decorations are adorable. Love it!

Sarah Segovia said...

Love the post!! and your blog also :)
Im a follower now!
(Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier)


Michelle said...

Your blog looks awesome!! Thanks for following me, I have followed back.

Kimberly Bikowski said...

What a wonderful post. I'm your newest follower from the GFC Hop. I'd love for you to stop on by.

Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com