Monthly Archives: October 2009

Mary Kay

Well, folks, you’re looking  at the blog of a Mary Kay consultant now! I’m stoked. I have been thinking about getting involved with Mary Kay for a while, but when one of my friends told me about how she joined, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to do it!

I am really excited about getting my business started. Justin is going to help me build a website where I can post demonstration videos, information about products, info about parties I will host, order forms, etc.

So stay tuned:)

 

mary kay


word.

Every so often, I read the “verse of the day” at bible gateway. Today’s verse is :

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”- Hebrews 4:12

I once heard someone say that your relationship with the word closely correlates with your relationship with God. I think that this verse clearly explains why that is. When we read God’s word it is basically reading life instructions; It tells us how God sees us as His children, and how we are to approach life in a Godly way.

The bible tells us how God wants us to treat ourselves, others, the world, and most importantly Him.

When I read the word..really read it and take it to heart, I am usually always convicted in some way or another. Not in a bad way where I think that I am a terrible person and feel guilty (God doesn’t want us feeling that way), but in a way where my eyes are opened and I see areas in my life that I need to change. Areas that I need to dedicate to God and not my own selfishness. Does that make sense?

The more I read the word, the closer I am to God’s heart.

So many people want to hear from God to know what to do with their lives.They want a sign or some booming voice. And while God does clearly speak to people, I think that instead of waiting around to hear a voice, go to the word. Read, memorize, pray….and you will most certainly hear from God.


dumbfounded is better than expected

Life is one big ball of confusion. I decided that a few years ago. I think everyone ..well maybe almost everyone can relate to this in some way or another.  You have all of these ideas and dreams in your head of where you want to go, what you want to do, who you want to influence, etc, etc.

But somehow things don’t go as planned. For me, it seems like they never do. Sometimes they end up making things better than expected; Other times they leave me dumbfounded, adding things to my list of “things to ask God when I get to Heaven”. Here’s some examples:

dumbfounded: I grew up with the perfect family, and then out of the blue my parents seperate and things get crazy.

better than expected: I always thought I would go to grad school and get married when I was 40….but I met the love of my life and got married the week after I graduated.

dumbfounded: I have a B.A in Psychology and I can’t seem to find a “regular” 9-5 job.

better than expected: my mom moved to the Midwest after my parents got divorced…but after visiting there, its my favorite place on earth.

and so on..you get the picture. We all have these situations in our life that go differently than we expect they will, and they all have various outcomes. But there’s an awesome “glass half full” way of looking at these experiences.

God’s word says that  in all things, He works for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28).

So for those “dumbfounded” experiences, we can just trust that someday we will understand the good that will eventually come from that situation…and it will turn out to be “better than expected”.

Someday I will understand why I don’t have a “college-worthy” job. Someday I will understand why we are going through such hard financial times. Someday I will understand why we aren’t hearing from God about moving.

And for now, all I can do is trust and enjoy being dumbfounded 🙂


Just a little update blog for ya

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while! I want to update you all on my life but I, personally, do not like reading paragraph after paragraph when I read other bloggers blogs (try saying that 10 times fast)..so I will just give an update in bullet points of what’s been going on with me lately. Short and sweet:)

  • As far as that “runner in 8 weeks” blog I posted a while back. I failed. I am not a runner. I don’t think I was made to run.
  • Justin and I started the Paleolithic diet a couple of weeks ago.  Paul and Val, some friends from church, got us into it. Google it if you are wondering about it:) Pretty much its: meat, veggies, seeds/nuts, some fruit, little starch, and NO sugar.
  • Our trip to Kansas City was amazing! I want to move there. I love the people, the area, plus my mom lives there…and it would be amazing to live close to her again.
  • I am addicted to Mochi frozen yogurt….its amazing! (I realize it isn’t a part of the Paleolithic diet…but man, its good)
  • I haven’t had coffee in about 8 weeks…pretty impressive, huh?? I’ve gotten to the point where the thought of drinking it makes me sick.
  • I work at Payless now. Not what I thought I would be doing with a B.A in Psychology, but I will take what I can get in this economy. I need to help support our family. I get benefits and the people are great, so its nice:)
  • God is teaching me patience and surrender. I have all of these hopes to move away, get a house, get an awesome job, and raise a family in the mid-west….but I am not sure if that is God’s plan. And I need to be okay with that. Its hard.
  • My husband is amazing:)
  • For my birthday on Oct 3, we went to Disney’s Epcot and celebrated the food and wine festival…it was so fun! we met up with a couple of my old high school friends and had a blast.
  • Not much else is new with me
  • I promise I will blog more!
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