30 August 2010

"Everything's changing.."

mainly the seasons, that is. 

I just love the transition into Fall. It is, in fact, my favorite season. God sure knew what He was doing when He started planning our wedding, nudging Michael into the perfect time to propose and giving us a date for our wedding day that we felt was too perfect without any particular reason.

It's been a lot like that lately. 

We've been brought to many notions and making changes to our plans for the wedding in various forms. If anyone has read my previous post, you'll understand why I say, "in various forms." It isn't exactly ideal for me to be wired on caffeine till three o'clock in the morning with hundreds of thoughts going through my brain. After finally falling asleep and waking up, it was very possible for me to believe that the thoughts that stayed with me were the ones that were to change. And they have. And things seem much more wonderful.

So, here is where I share with you a tidbit per blog about our wedding. Today it is the detail: where?

It only seems right that Michael and I would be married in the place that God brought us together at. Not that it has been an obligatory decision, but we knew it was the only place we could get married at and feel at home, how could we even doubt where to go?

So, it was planned from day one that we were to get married at our church, our home, with our families at Zion Lutheran Church. This will also be the site of our reception, a decision most recently made. This will help us out tremendously as far as planning for the wedding and accommodating for our guests. And making these decisions has lifted a burden that God knew needed to be done. I am more than confident to say that I haven't been more assured of anything in my life, aside from my faith, and that these next 89 days will be very memorable. 

xoxo, krissy

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 3:12-15

25 August 2010

2 AM and I'm still awake..

It is miraculous how the Lord works. One moment I am crying my eyes out of fear, the next, planning the wedding that is undeniably our hearts true desire.. This may come as a shock to most of you, so brace yourselves. I don't have it all figured out. 

There, I said it. I can, quite possibly, change my mind five times before I get out of bed in the morning.'Tis not the curse of being a young lady. No, it is something much deeper within. Though I must say, there is nothing like the Lord's mentoring in our time of need. Even better, His timing is impeccable! 

In my moment of my deepest insecurity, He brought me confidence and clarity. In my moment of fear, He brought me strength and love. And in my moment of exhaustion, He brought me peace and relief.. 

All because of drinking coffee too late in the evening, He has blessed me with many things. How often is it that we need these types of miracles to bring our attention back to where it has always belonged? How often is it that we soon forget how our problems, insecurities, fears, doubts, stubbornness, and our just plain sinfulness are not bigger than our God, who is master of all? How many times are we to be taught a lesson before we are too ashamed to fall to our knees and cry out to the Lord to save us from ourselves as He does, time and time again?

"As long as it takes," says the Lord.

This lesson I leave with you all, as I have been sleep-walking through life as well, wake up! See the Glory of the Lord around you and value each and every blessing. Never lose an opportunity to share the love that Jesus has for everyone, a hope placed in us all, crying to be awoken. And never lose faith, for it can do anything that God can do.

Alas, I must say, these past few hours into the earliest of my morning have been the most enjoyable that I've spent whilst planning the wedding. I do say, giving everything to the Lord indefinitely will make these next 94 days go rather nicely and enjoyable, as it ought to be.

God's love and blessings. :)
xoxo, krissy

"And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:20

17 August 2010

trying too hard again.

So, here I am nearly two months after my last post.
Would it be cliche to say that time really is fleeting? 

Today marks 102 days till the wedding. I can hardly believe how quickly time is going by, and how much still needs to be done in that time! Though we are very blessed to have a lot of friends and family helping us out in preparations and such. I think part of my anxiety has been attributed to my lack of reflection on each facet of our planning. I would like to vow that I will be more organized mentally, but cannot commit to such. Thus, I will still try for it can only get better.

Today is another day, another chance to see the glass half full and to recognize the growth between God and I, my trust in Him, and how humble I want to be before Him.

Thank you Lord for the gift of planning a wedding and preparing for a marriage. 

xoxo, krissy

But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure. Romans 8:25