Our Newlywed Experience

Within the Body of Christ

Daily receiving life and grace from His constant hand:

"I said to the Lord, 'Thou art my Lord;

I have no good besides Thee.'" Ps 16:2

Monday, August 1, 2011

"Decorate with Laughter"

Hello Loves! :D Hope your weekend was restful and restorative!

I knew it was going to be a good weekend when Grayson asked me suddenly on Saturday if I wanted to have an impromptu Raleigh date...Triangle Town Center? Macaroni Grill? Umm, YES!!!

This moring at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church-the worship, the sermon, the fellowship- were all so wonderful.

A question I want to challenge you with as we have been studying the Prayer of Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4-

"Are there blessings the Lord would bestow on you
that you are missing out on because you simply wont ask Him
in acknowledgment of your faith in and dependence on Him?"

I was somewhat floored when I thought of all the things (with school, family, ministry, clinicals, duties at home...) that had passed this week and all the things that were to come in the next week that I hadn't asked and hadn't planned on or even considered asking Him.

Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!" And God granted him what he requested. 
1 Chronicles 4:10

God may not answer my requests in the way I want or think they would be answered- but they would be met in His own perfect way.

He loves for me to come to Him as Father, and I am going to make an effort through my faith in Him to seek His blessing in my life each day this week.

"He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?" Romans 8:32

Here are some more Cayman Photos- taken on a rainy morning when we headed over to Camana Bay

Enjoy ;)

Mmm- First Stop: "Frosted Robin Cupcakes"

The "calorious culprits" behind the knock-you-down-divine
smell that teases your nose the instant you open the door

In case women aren't INDECISIVE enough as it is...
Try throwing this sugary scrumptiousness into the mix

Finally decided...and we like options...clockwise from top left:
Strawberry, Red Velved w Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Chocolate, Lemon, Blueberry, and Cookies and Cream

Me and Hubs :D
Aren't those glass tea infusers adorable behind us?
Almost got one...

Goodbye my delicious darling...
We shall see you again next year

Over to Books and Books!
Darling, darling, darling, darling bookstore
Fabulous books (that you don't find in the states)
Stacked 9, 10 shelves high on dark wooden bookcases
Complete with wooden ladders, that is (told you = darling)
The (yes, yes... darling...) book mobile in the foyer

The only thing more adorable
than these massive stuffed animals...
Would be my nephew Ollie ;)
I know Daphne, I wanted to take them home too...
Sigh... adore this darling store ;)
Hubster would cause trouble
Line drive, right in the Garrett gut

Caymanian lizards with curly tails waited outside

Why..Yes Ollie, they ARE wicked sweet

Someone remind me when my baby brother got so DANG massive???
(Seriously, his arm is bigger round than my HEAD!)
He'll always be in diapers and a passy to me...

Doesn't get more adorable than that folks!
And I can neither confirm nor deny
that I wanted to run through them with him...

Off to bed- because it's officially the wee hours
of Monday Morning as well as AUGUST!!!(?)

Still trying to figure out where 2011 went...

Night loves :)

Blessings- Katie


Ashley said...

Thanks for this encouragement Katie! I have recently committed to reading through the BIble this year and am currently in Chronicles. All the names and genealogies get so long, boring, and confusing! This was so refreshing for me to see Christ in the middle of it all. Thank you for sharing :)

Tucker said...

oh i need those cupcakes!!