Never too much


Ever since I was in high school, I hated the quote "whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger". I just think it sounds negative and stupid. However, I do believe that trials come and faith is tested.  Another quote that I never truly understood was this; God only gives you what He knows you can handle...until now. I told Andrew today that God must trust us a great deal because this past week has been tough. Not just a little tough, but probably one of the toughest weeks of our entire marriage. Nothing major, just a lot of little things that have started adding up. Now I believe that that quote is true; God will only give us as much as we can handle and He will be the one to give us the strength to get through it. That is the biggest and most significant part of the equation. When we have tried to do things on our own and tried to rely on our strength, we fall...hard. The enemy tries to feed us lies and make us believe that we're alone; I say Isaiah 54:17--  No weapon that is formed against you will prosper. Thank God for that. And as Pastor was saying today, if all we do is look for the trials and troubles that are going to come our way, that's when they'll overtake us. Fall on your face and pray and stand and worship.  God never wanted us to feel defeated. That is never how it's supposed to be. Though the world may feel as it's caving in, it's not; and even you still have the feeling, His strength and His promises still stand. His mercy endures forever. Not just last year, tomorrow or in 5 years. Everyday and always. Needless to say, this weekend was a growing weekend for both of us. And let me say this; praise God that He never gives up on us. That He doesn't think to Himself "Well, they haven't gotten it yet, therefore they won't".  He's so patient with us even though we're not always patient with what He has us going through. And that concludes the learning portion of this weekend.

The other parts of the weekend were a little lighter! On Friday night we received a beautiful 3-4'' on snow that lasted all of 12 hours!

It was beautiful as always and the dogs had a great time, but the best part about it is that it was gone by midday on Saturday. And I was extremely thankful for that because I had lunch plans with the lovely and wonderful Carly Brantmeyer!

It was, as always, wonderful to see her and spend time with her. She never fails to inspire me and I consider myself so blessed to know her and have her in my life. The rest of the day was capped off with a wonderful present from my hubby (a watch!...I've been wanting one forever) and just spending some quality time together which has unfortunately been a rarity these past couple of weeks (thank you NASCAR).

All in all, it was an excellent weekend! And as much as I loved the snow, I'm more than ready for spring. This cold weather get's old after a few months! It'll be here before we know it though...

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