Monday, December 30, 2013

Another year has come and gone...

Yes, it's been a little too long since the last post. I'm sure everyone is on the edge of their seat to see what's going on in our lives. My last post was in August, a good 4 months ago. There has been much waiting, but also much happenings.

New Year's Eve 2012 (One year ago)

It's hard to believe we are fastly approaching yet another year. So much has happened in the last year we hardly have time to write it all down, but we will try. First, Kristy's graduation in May, then of course, our wedding on May 24th. The summer was a blur. Then fall came and the holidays have flown by. Here are a few highlights that have happened just in the last few months.

1) Kristy became a piano teacher (more on that on the next post)

2) Kyle is now working at Crown College as the Assistant Director of Admissions.

3) Our house is starting to look....well, like a home. (pictures later)
4) We've driven about 2,500 miles to see both sides of the family, which was an answer to prayer!
5) We have had our first Thanksgiving and Christmas together!

We are now about to start the New Year 2014, and we are excited to see what the Lord will do! It's amazing to look back and see what God has done so far. It may not seem like much while it's happening, but in reptrospect, there's a purpose. We're grateful for His leading in our marriage and life together. Happy New Year Everyone!
P.S. Our new year's resolution is to be better at posting on this blog. :)


Friday, August 16, 2013



Let's face it, we all hate waiting. I know I do! I face that feeling everytime I go grocery shopping and always, always, always....end up behind a rather "slower individual" at the cash register. Whether it's in line at the grocery store or waiting to hear back from a job, I do not have the patience to wait. I'm thinking, "Don't these people know this could alter my life? Why do I have to wait?"

I have been thinking more and more about the term patience. Because the the cirrcumstances in my life I cannot control, I am forced to be just that. Patient. It shouldn't be that difficult right? Then why does it feel like tortue? As I am forcing myself to be patient and wait on the right timing of a situation, I am wondering what the outcome will be. Then I begin to plan out what will I do if it doesn't work out. What's plan B? What do I do in the meantime? I try and try to control my thoughts and just wait but I get more frustrated and start wondering why the decision cannot just be made known. Now. This is just not going how I planned! Wait a second, wasn't I supposed to be patient? Wouldn't it be easier if I just waited.

James 1:4 "But let patience have her perfect work..."
What is patience working on in my life? What's going on during the waiting period? I don't know that answer but I do know that God does. God has the power and ability to change my cirrcumstance or give me an answer but it wouldn't teach me anything. It would not teach me how to wait on Him.  In times past, I've decided, "Ok, this time I'm really going to wait on the Lord." But the realization hit me that I didn't really know what the depth of that phrase meant. There are so many references to it in the Psalms. One of my favorites is Ps. 27:14. "Wait on the Lord, be of good courage; wait I say on the Lord." Then I came to this verse, one I've never noticed before. It's in II Thessalonians 3:5 "And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ."

This verse gave me a differnent persepective on waiting on the Lord. It's not as if he is running late and I am just tapping my foot or twindeling my thumbs just "patiently waiting" on Him to come through. No, it's the perfect balance of hope and contentment with what God can do with my life and where I am right now. He will direct my heart, as I wait for Jesus to fulfill my every need and desire. The perfect illustration is waiting on Christ to return for His children. He is not late nor is He going to be too early either. He will be right on time.

Yes, it's been over a month since I've heard a definitive answer. Yes, I'm growing weary of constantly wondering where the road will lead. But I'm waiting on the Lord. Who knows, maybe He is preparing the road for me and I may not realize it. During this "waiting period", I am learning to trust Him more. Regardless of how things might turn out, I am confidant that He is the only sure thing in my life.

Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it unto the day of Jesus Christ."

Monday, July 29, 2013

Welcome to our blog....together! 

As we take this wonderful journey together, we would like to share our thoughts, our dreams, and our milestones with you! Please come along and join us.....

January 30th 2011- Kyle asked Kristy on their first date
November 24th, 2012- Kyle popped the question
May 24th, 2013- Kyle and Kristy said "I do"
Present- Kyle and Kristy are enjoying being newlyweds, currently residing in Knoxville, Tennessee, and looking forward to what the Lord has in store for them!