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Conversation #165: Will we be homeless?

Nah!  This will be short and sweet and after all the dust settles I'll give more updates.  Long story short, we put our house on the market three weeks ago or so, got an offer last weekend (a week ago now) and accepted it.  The inspection is today - trying to just surrender it to God. We found a house,  made an offer, almost signed a contract, then learned it has aluminum wiring (very bad apparently), walked away from house, and don't have one on the horizon.  Old me would be freaked out - new me abiding in the Holy Spirit knows God has a plan.  I would love to not have to move to an apartment temporarily, but if we do, we will.  I really want the sale of our house to go through because we just love the young couple, and selling our first house has been quite emotional for me.  We put a lot into it, and I know they will love it so we are praying that all goes well for the next couple of days.  Anyway, the last few weeks have been crazy busy, but I wanted to pop in to give a li…

Conversation #164: A sad tragedy, could it have been stopped?

*This is long - I hope you will read it.  At the very least - please watch the video at the end!

I am sure, like me, all of you are aware of the shooting tragedy in Aurora, CO that took place in the wee hours of the morning.  I pray for those families that lost dear ones and pray for healing for those injured.  There is no way I can imagine what it is like to go through an experience like this.  The terror that they felt during the attack and the terror that they will likely still experience as they process what happened just makes my heart hurt for them.  I pray that the Lord bring them His peace that surpasses all understanding.  I pray that He protect them and scoop them all up in His arms to carry them through this horrific ordeal.  It makes me so sad. 

I truly can't understand what goes on in a person's mind to push them to doing something like this.  God gives us free will, and in that, some people do some pretty horrible things - it has always been that way, and it wil…

Conversation #163: Summer Fun song of the Week

So I did this little series the last couple of summers, and I decided it was about time for me to bring it back.  I have a little confession, I listen to sports talk radio most days at work - do you all still love me?!  I live in TX so sports are pretty major here, but I also grew up in a family (even though we were all girls) where sports were watched (not really participated in so much).  My mom and my dad are both big sports fans, and although the hubby wasn't so much when we started dating (I was probably more into sports than him), he became a major sports fan in college and sucked me in deep too!  It is fun to get to enjoy it together and especially when we get to cheer on our alma mater together.  Anyway, all of that to say I haven't listened to as much music lately, which is sad because I LOVE music.  So I decided to share my music likes with you - sorry if you don't like them (well, only a little, this is my blog after all)!

So most of you have probably heard of t…

Conversation #162: My new favorite summer treat

*This is not a sponsored post - I don't do those on this 'lil 'ol blog (how many apostrophes can I use in a row?!)  I just like to share things that I like.

I meant to take a picture before I finished most of it, but I just couldn't wait because it was that tasty.  Oh, right, I need to tell you what "it" is!  I tried the new Burger King frozen strawberry lemonade today and it was soooooooo tasty.  I love icee/slush type things and lemonade so it is the perfect mix for me.  The last couple of years I have been addicted to coke icees, but I thought I would try this out.  The small is only 3 WW points plus so it is definitely a little treat to enjoy every now and then.  Honestly, I tried the McDonald's version a couple of months ago and was underwhelmed.  The BK version, in my humble opinion, is quite a bit tastier.  Anyway, if you are looking for a way to stay cool in this crazy heat, try one!

Conversation #161: Frugal Friday Fashion

Let's have a little fun today!  I haven't been that amazing at putting together outfits lately due to the heat (not much I want to wear to work) and traveling (the last couple of weekends and next) and putting our house on the market (say what?). I'll fill you in on all of that in the next couple of days!

For now, here are a few mediocre outfits I did manage to pull together over the last few weeks, but they aren't really that amazing!  Peruse if you choose...

Outfit breakdown: Top, Gap, $10ish Pants, Gap, $12ish Necklace, Coldwater Creek, $10 Shoes, Naturalizer via 6pm.com, $24 (so cute, comfy and leather!) Watch, Michele, gift
Outfit breakdown: Dress, Talbots, $12 (major sale) Necklace, Coldwater Creek Shoes, Lands End Canvas, $32 Watch, Michele, gift
Outfit breakdown: Dress, Lands End Canvas(one of my sale dresses), $27 Leather Sandals, Lands End Canvas, $13 Leather belt, American Eagle Outfitters, $10 Leather bag, Talbots
Top, Coldwater Creek, $10ish Pants, JCPenn…

Conversation #160: I don't even know where to start

Life has been moving so fast these days.  I keep thinking I'll blog, but then thought of trying to compile all of my thoughts just makes my head hurt so I don't. 

First, we are possibly moving and I have realized I hate selling a house.  It is stressful, emotional, and the unknown just makes me crazy.  Think this is God continuing to ask me to trust Him?  Probably.  I have decided if we move, that I need to find a house I can die in because I really don't want to go through this again. 

Due to the possibility of moving, we are tabling the children thing until we know which way we are going with a house.  Once we figure that out, who knows!

So that is what is going on in my head in my own little corner of the world, but it is the rest of the world that is really frightening to me lately.  I am trying to learn to give this to God - to give my fear to the One who can take it; who wants to take it.  I could easily let myself be terrified by our lack of support for Israel and…