Prayer Works…

The 3×5 cards you see on this mirror are full of prayers I have been uttering in the morning when I get up, and as I brush my teeth before bed each night. I do not necessarily pray over each one every time because sometimes I just get caught up in a particular plea before my Lord and other days because I get distracted before I make it all the way through my list.. or certain days a particular prayer weighs heavily on my heart and I cannot seem to utter enough before God.
Some of these prayers are for basic things, jobs, grades, etc.. others are so much deeper, begging God to find particular people, seek them out, protect them, keep Satan away from their minds and hearts, and other ones are asking God to supply the right people at the right time in others lives… Sometimes I put people on my list because I know they need comforting and I know God is really the only one who can make that difference… And still other times I have no idea what to pray so the name or initial is on my cards just to remind me to lift them up anyway…
Some of these prayers are crossed off because God answered them… And, I am waiting to cross them all off and continue to add more cards.. while being careful to leave these up to remind me of God’s faithfulness. You have no idea some of the things God has answered. It just flat out amazes me. So, please know if I say I will put you on my 3×5 card, I mean it.. and I pray over those people and issues all the time… And to be totally honest, this is the only thing I have found that reminds me to pray over and over and over for people and situations, otherwise life seems to always get in the way.
So, Fact of Life #13: Prayer works.
And, P.S. the bottom 3×5 card leaning between my makeup and mirror is a note a beautiful friend left me just telling me she loves me… It’s a good reminder to keep around. And, the reflection of the thing hanging on the wall says “Dista” and was given to me by my eldest nephew Kaedon.. Dista is what they have called me since he could talk.

Don’t Force Me…

It is no secret to those who know me that I am not really forced into things… “I do what I want” is my mantra.. In fact “I’m Krista Back, I do what I want” is what I have been uttering to people who push me or try and make me do things I do not want to.

Now, this is not to say that I “love” or even “like” everything I do.. in fact a lot of what I do is because I know I have to. There’s responsibility and all those lovely things involved, but the bottom line is they are my choice.Coercing me into things does not work, trying to manipulate me only pisses me off.. and the worst is when someone tries to guilt me into things. It will not work, you will fail, and you will piss me off in the process. Just a friendly FYI for the day.

Don’t force me.

Sustain Me..

Today is shaping up to be just one of those days..

“I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.” – Psalm 3:5

“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. And sustain me with a willing spirit.” – Psalm 51:12

“By You I have been sustained from my birth;You are He who took me from my mother’s womb; My praise is continually of You.” – Psalm 71:6

Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live;And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.” – Psalm 119:116

Easter 2011

Clearly I have been a poor blogger recently, and certainly have not kept up with my blog like I wanted to at the beginning of the year, however, life happens sometimes, so I really do not feel all that badly about it.

This weekend was what has turned into the annual Corwin/Katie/Krista Easter Weekend. I love these friends of mine. Corwin was one of my best friends in college, especially the last couple years, and Katie is his beautiful wife that has turned into my friend as well.

I am constantly amazed by their friendship.

Katie could not be a more perfect match for Corwin, and vice versa. I am so blessed that not only do I still feel as important, cared for, and loved by Corwin now as I did in college, but even more so since adding Katie to our group.

I cannot help but wonder/hope/pray that the man I marry will be the perfect 4th edition to our group… But, amazingly I never feel like the third wheel with the two of them. We tell stories, we laugh constantly, tell jokes, talk about Christ, and just do things together. I always leave spending time with them feeling built up, encouraged, and loved.

This weekend we spent Good Friday walking around Alexandria and National Harbor (in the rain). And had Thai food for dinner.. which Corwin was in absolute heaven haha!

Saturday we went to Eastern Market, had some amazing donuts, then walked around DC seeing the sites.. And of course being total goofs.

And, thankfully Corwin carried my heavy purse with all of the jackets for a good portion of the day… One of many reasons I appreciate him and his personality! haha 🙂

Today we went to church, walked to get some food.. then went roller blading for a few hours. We got a little more sun then our just wintered skins can handle, but had an absolute blast.

And… because an Easter post would not be complete without this… If you do not know, today is a celebration because Jesus died on Friday (2,000 years+ ago) and 3 days later, today (Easter Sunday) He came back from the dead unlike anyone ever had before or since. He took my sins and yours, and marked them paid in full. He is my Savior, God, and Lord, and He wants to be yours.

Let’s Catch Up..

Obviously I have been MIA for a solid week and a half. I wish I could say I was sorry, but let’s be honest.. I am not. I spent a solid week feeling like death, then I have spent the rest of the time slowly getting better.. and making up for all the things that did not get done.. You know, like laundry, emails, homework…

However, in the midst of it all I have had a few cool, interesting, stressful, thought provoking, and engaging moments… Ahh a day in the life of me =P

So instead of explaining every little detail I think I’ll just bullet my catch up items.

  • I got my hair cut/trimmed and dyed.. I’m really liking it a lot 🙂
  • While my Financial Principles class isn’t as challenging as other classes, the professor is kinda a jerk.
  • Shawn McDonald and Jimmy Needham are currently my jam out music at work.
  • I sent a care package to a friend in Afghan-land.. I’m excited for him to get it 🙂
  • We have done and still have several roomie interviews to do for the spot opening up.
  • I got my car fixed while I was home in Lynchburg.. I. Love. My. Lynchburg. Mechanic/Friend! He’s the only mechanic that doesn’t make me want to cry!
  • Making up a missed day at the gym with my trainer has made for a very sore and tiring week!
  • My best friend from college and his wife are coming to visit this weekend. I’m stoked!
  • I was sort of asked out on a date last weekend.
  • I had an absolutely fantastic and refreshing weekend with one of my friends who came to visit last weekend!
  • Sometimes I forget how much I love dancing.
  • Warm weather energizes me.
  • I feel better and more fulfilled when I get the chance to do things for people around me.
  • Sometimes my supervisor and I “claim” weeks.. and thankfully God always helps those weeks go better!
  • Random texts are among some of my favorite things.
  • I am still working hard for Hot Body Whoa Summer.. and I’m excited about my results!
  • It feels like it’s already June because of my schedule until then…
  • My mom, dad, and little sister sent me a card with encouraging scriptures and things written in it. My family amazes me!
  • I don’t understand how when I tithe 10% of my income I always seem to have more than enough to do everything!..
  • Fake people still grate my nerves.
  • I think I might do a compilation list of my Facts of Life from Facebook.. They are not complete yet, but it’s a fun mini project.
  • I am so thankful that things are better now then they were a couple weeks ago.

My God is so good.. If you don’t know Him, you should.