Thursday, March 17, 2011

Working on my "Bucket List"

 Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
Today is a very special day! It was the first date of my sister, Kristen & my brother-in-law Jeremiah seven years ago. What a blessing they both have been in my life. So glad I was the one who had the honor of introducing them. 
*And just a side note, I have been dating my hubby for two years & two months today too! I just love Mr. Jeromy Coburn!

So a few weeks ago, me and my hubby and some people from our church went to a conference in FL. Jill Windham, from Family Bible Church, taught about making our "Bucket List", well I am working on one of mine, Knitting! I bought a how to book, knitting needles, and yarn. YouTube is helping alot. So far I have taught myself to cast-on and the knit stitch. We'll see how it goes!
 * I had to actually roll this into a ball before I could start! Jeromy helped :)
Check out this video on YouTube:
 She explains everything very well and if I understand(by replaying the video's over and over again) than anyone can. :)
So I encourage everyone who reads this to work on your "bucket list"! It can be anything! I know I am working on my and this is just a start.
Remember this:
 psalm 20:5
5 When you win, we plan to raise the roof
    and lead the parade with our banners.
   May all your wishes come true! 

* God loves us so much, He wants to give us the DESIRES of OUR HEART!!! 

proverbs 29:18
Where there is no vision the people perish!

Write your vision, your goals, & dreams! So get at it make that "BUCKET LIST"!!!! We want to be people with a VISION!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thankfulness and Blessings Beyound Measure

My God is bigger than I can ever imagine. He is the lamp unto my feet and the light unto my path. I am so loved by him and I want to feel his presence around me all the time. I know it is around me all the time I just have to open MY heart to it. I feel so reassured that God is ALWAYS on my side and I have been opening my heart and eyes and seeing that he blesses me continually. Oh, how He loves us and I am so thankful for his never ending love!

Here is a list of things I'm Grateful of:
*I am grateful for a husband that loves me unconditionally
*I am grateful that he is slow to speak and listens when I talk with him
*I am grateful for Abbie and the soft heart she has and how truthful she is
*I am grateful for my church and my church family, they are the "cream of the crop"
*I am grateful for inspiring words, books, and talks that help keep me moving
*I am grateful for my jobs
*I am grateful for my parents and how they raised me to love people
*I am grateful for my sisters and the ability they have to know what I am thinking by just looking at my face :)
*I am grateful a washer & dryer
*I am grateful for a calm Heart
*I am grateful for my freedoms as an American
*I am grateful for my God, my Jesus, & my Holy Spirit

What are you grateful for?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Unending LOVE!

I have unending love for him........

This is the man of my dreams! Jeromy is my personal gift from Jesus! I don't even know if I will be able to express in words how much this man means to me! He is strong, humble, comforts me, my helper, my BESTEST Friend, Jeromy picks me up when I am down. He knows when to speak and knows when to listen. He is truly my VALENTINE! He loves me unconditionally and believes in me when I don't believe in myself! Jeromy is my SoulMate!

 Here are some Quotes about what I feel about my Love for Jeromy:

"Take love, multiply it by infinity and take it to the depths of forever.. and you still have only a glimpse of how I feel for you."
 - Meet Joe Black

You are what I never knew I always wanted
-Fools Rush In

 When they ask me what I liked best, I'll tell them it was you." - City Of Angels

A woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart.
William Shakespeare
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Robert Browning

 !!!!I am Blessed to call him my Husband and my LOVE!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I want.....

i want to go and visit south africa and take abbie and jeromy along
i want to take pictures of beautiful things
i want to learn the art of cooking healthier
i want to experience God's peace and his heart to the fullest
i want to try foods from different cultures
i want to live mindfully
i want my senses to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit
i want to laugh more, belly laugh
i want to walk where the sand meets the ocean water with jeromy's hand in mine
i want to learn something new
i want to learn how to use my sewing machine
i want to be the best wife and mother i can be
i want to fulfill my hearts desires
i want to help people

Friday, January 14, 2011

Love Day, Here I Come!

 The words up above are what I know God tells me everyday. We can have Valentines Day with him anytime, any place, he is always there! This is what I hear him say to me.

Well I have been working on some DIY projects around the house. I have been reading some of my favorite blogs too. I don't know about you but I love to read, especially blogs, they help me relax and unwind after an eventful day. I enjoy reading Tatertots and Jello,
Check it out its a wonderful blog and it gave me the help I needed with my Subway -art for my love day!
I have realized I have a hearts desire to make stuff! Doesn't that sound funny but I really love the part of being a wife and getting the chance to make my house more homey! So here are some pictures of my project! 

You need to start with a empty canvas, any size or color. Use it as is or paint it whatever color you like, I didn't have black paint but I had black card stock so I used that.
I printed the words off the Tatertots and Jello blog, but you can pick anything you like.
Then I arranged my LOVE words in a way that will fit on the canvas the way that looked the best to me.
I also took a picture on my cell phone to help me remember where I placed my words!!

Use Mod Podge to glue down your words then use Mod Podge again over the words to seal the edges down from the top.
Here is my finished product! And I love it! All I have to do now is figure out where to hang it in my house! I already have some ideas for my next Subway-art and it will probably have some more color to it! Just think of all the occasions that have neat words to use, family, babies, holidays, or just encouragement words like scriptures.
This lets you know "if I can do this, anyone can"

Monday, January 10, 2011

People, Places, & Things of 2010

I thought I would share a little of my year with ya'll in picture! We'll see what happens this year in 2011! I have already started taking photos!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Second Chances Really Never End With God !

Here we all are at the end of 2010. This past year of my life has been hard and at just the same time probably one of the BESTEST years of my life. I am so BLESS, totally undeserving of everything but because I have JESUS on the inside of me I have made it. And this year, 2010, I feel as if I was a girl given her hearts desires. God so awesomely blessed me with a wonderful man. A man that knows my every secret and still loves me unconditionally. In the past I have worked (meaning labored) for the things I thought I knew were right for me and ended having my ladder up the wrong building ( as my Dad would say), well I allowed God to help me put my ladder up the right building this time. My life emotionally and mentally has completely changed for the better this year. Its only been hard work in the sense that I have kept going, I kept trying, just trying to do my best. But God was with me the whole time. 

Some other dreams that came true for me were I graduated Tennessee Tech with a degree in sociology and a concentration in social work. I'll soon be looking for a job and hopefully find one that I can help people. Also another dream was getting my car, a VW bug, my in-laws made that dream come true faster than I ever thought:) I feel so cool and love every minute I get to drive!!!

Also I wanted to write about my Abbie, she teaches me so much, mostly that I need to slow down and enjoy those moments in life. Everyone has them and wants them and to be able to experience them, it takes me  personally, slowing down and looking at what I have around me. Abbie makes me happy, she is starting to learn how to read and its so precious listening to her sound words out. I hear the word but she doesn't yet when she is saying it. She is growing up so fast and I just want her to be happy and safe and grow up in a home where she is comfortable and free knowing how much my family loves her and most of all how much God loves her too.
So for 2011, I am having to think about new dreams and desires for myself because I have complete d  some of my top ones already in 2010. In writing this I not only want to encourage others but also myself, Rachel, keep going, keep working hard, Don't STOP, keep running my race, keep thinking up new dreams. And always remembering who is on my side. 

Thank you God, My whole Family, Jeromy & Abbie for helping making my year and years to come so Amazing!
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Happy New Year!!!!