I found out Nicholas Sparks has a new book coming out in two days! Somehow I always think to check out his webpage days before his new books come out. Guess I'm "in the zone."
Leslie and I found a house that we absolutely love in Bella Vista. It's down a windy, curvy road surrounded by trees. It just feels like you're out in the woods (well, you kinda are) and it is so peaceful. The drive to work and town would take longer, but it's a sacrifice we're willing to make to live in a place surrounded by trees, as opposed to towns like Centerton and Pea Ridge that are flat and basically a tornado waiting to happen. We are just praying and praying that God's will be done in this. It's such a big decision. Right now, it's a holiday weekend (Labor Day) so we can't get pre-approved until Tuesday when I get off work. We can't even look at the house until our realtor gets off vacation, so Tuesday night would the be the earliest for that. It's a nice house at a good price, so it could be gone in a hurry, but if that happens, I know it will be God's will, and I'll be ok. There is so much peace that comes from trusting in God.
I am happy to say that my flesh hasn't hindered me yet in spending daily time with God. And each day I look forward to it more and more! I usually read 2 chapters a day, but some mornings I can't get enough and read anywhere from 4 or 6 chapters in one sitting! It's obviously something I've been needing because I am just soaking it in and loving it. I feel like taking this daily time with God makes me a better wife, friend, and woman. I'm more motivated around the house, and even more creative. I have plans and goals and am itching to accomplish them!
I am still working on my quilt, and am anxious to get it finished so I can start my next one. The one I'm working on now is going to be a pink and black rag quilt with each square being a different pattern. My next quilt will be all floral fabric, some of which is vintage. I'm also wishing I could take a road trip to Mt. Ida... random, I know! They have a thrift store where you can buy vintage dresses for $0.50!!! Sometimes they have $1 a bag sale! I created an Etsy store called ScrapGirlShoppe to sell my quilts from, but I would also love to hit up a cheap thrift store and sell vintage dresses as well. The Mt. Ida thrift store always had the neatest dresses too.
Well, enough rambling for today. I got ready for church super early this morning and just really felt like blogging.
Oh, and if you're looking for something good to read today, try Romans 12. It really reminds Christians how we're supposed to be living.