Monday, August 25, 2008

You might have thought that we had given up on our dream of being debt free since I write so few and far between. On the contrary, friends~~ I dont update as often because we are now chipping away at the much larger bills and I guess I could update you every time I send a payment but thats just not as exciting as 'WE PAID THEM OFF!' which leads me to tell you the checks to pay off my State Farm Visa and our Nordstrom card are being sent off TODAY!! $850! UGH! I can only imagine what we will be able to do with our money when we are done paying off ALLLLLL our debt!! That leaves us with only TWO credit cards left!!! Praise God! I was looking at the statement from the 2 we paid off from a year ago and each of them had $1800 on them! Whoop whoop!

Ok, for those of who havent been reading my blog all along here is a quick recap. Since starting Dave Ramsey's Plan in January aka being responsible with our money we have paid the following!

Paypal: $80

Macy's: $80


Macy's: $600

Kay Jewelers: $1600

Honda: $4000 (sold it!)

Nordstrom: $1500

State Farm: $1500

Us Bank: $500 (balance owed:$1850)

Bank of America: $400 (balance owed: $2350)

My Student Loan: $400 (balance owed : $2200)

Chevy Blazer: $2160 (balance owed: $8600)

Total Paid off Since January: $13,120!

I think it's pretty remarkable! =]

To God be the Glory!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My Prayer

I love love love this song. It has ministered to my soul. I especially love the word 'chaos' in it. The last few weeks have been a ball of confusion and hopefully down the road I'll understand what the Lord was doing, maybe I never will. All I know is it doesn't feel good to go back and forth all the time. It's also a gut check to make sure I'm doing what the Lord wants me to do. If you want to listen to the song go to It will automatically play when you get there.

Whatever You're Doing by Sanctus Real

It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong

It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
All I can do is surrender

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Revaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender...


Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to to release all my held back tears

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly

It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out

Summer Days Driftin' Away

The splash Zone at Citrus Park is awesome! I was going to do my own cute little review, but it's simply fabulous. The only thing is make sure your little ones are wearing water shoes!

Then Yesterday we went to the beach for surf fellowship, unfortunately we missed the fellowship part. =[ Enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I think I've got it figured out

Yay! So I love this blogspot! I was excited to start one, but then I was looking at other people's and was like, ok, how do they do that and did they add I took sometime and figured out most of it! Like my question mark?? Oh ya! I did that all on my own =] LOL! Ok, now that I've messed around with this its time to make better use of my time and get back to cleaning the casa! Leave me some comments! And if you have your own blogspot, send me the link! Ok, 'til my next rant...bye!

Something I found encouraging when I feel completely discouraged

"When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your lives, my brothers, don't treat them as intruders, but as friends. Realize that they come to test your faith and to produce in you the quality of endurance. . . . you will find you have become men of mature character, men of integrity, with no weak spots." (James 1:2-4)

I found this to be really appropriate and encouraging today. Sometimes, I just flat out dont understand why things happen. It's hard not to react to certain situations the way our flesh wants us to and lash out. In my frustration, I just stopped and said 'Lord, it's in your hands, I'm not going to cry anymore, I'm not going to worry about. I'm not sure why you're letting me be let down like this, but I am going to have faith and trust and just leave it to you." I'm not gonna lie, if anyone knows me - you know how hard it is for me to leave something alone and not want to try to fix it or figure it out. 23 yrs later, I've realized only God can fix most things and only he knows why they are going on at the time. It would have been so easy for me to lose my cool and completely blow my witness, but instead I committed the situation to God. Perhaps the Lord is just teaching me to guard my heart which I seem to let people constantly walk in and out of, or maybe there is a bigger purpose behind it. Who knows? He does and that will just have to be good enough for me, as hard as that is to accept. I want to be molded and shaped by God and I want to be a woman of integrity. I'm a work in progress...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Disneyland & the last day of school

Remember when you were a kid and you had a trip to Disneyland coming up the next day and how hard it was to sleep the night before because the excitiment made you wanna pee your pants?? You know that feeling you get on Christmas Eve or the last day of school? That uncontrollable anticipation and excitiement! Wouldn't it be amazing to feel that way every day, to ALWAYS have something to look forward to?? That is what I have found in Jesus Christ and I have just discovered the last couple weeks!! I am heaven bound and I am yearning to be used by the Lord and do work for his kingdom! I am so excited at every opportunity to share his love, grace, mercy, compassion and the fact that he sent his son to die for US!! How amazing is that?? I'm just little ole imperfect, constantly falling short, sinner Priscilla, but somehow God is going to use me to do good work and speak through to others so they can have a relationship with Jesus, too! Not a long distant one, like I have lived most of my life. I put Jesus in a box and only brought him out when I wanted to. I have never felt more joyful than I do now making Jesus my BFF, my bestie!! He is in everything I do! I want everyone to have this kind of relationship with Jesus! School is almost out and Disneyland is fast approaching, get to know him NOW so you can spend Eternity with Him! Shoot me an email if you want even more resources!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Good news for you & me!

I have never been so on fire for the Lord ever in my life! I have never had such a heart to reach other people for Jesus. To truly die to myself and live for him. I have been living for myself for a long time. I have felt the calling for about the past 7 months or so. I was like I will, Lord, soon. I dont know what I was waiting for. I really felt it on Sunday at church a week and a half ago. I know God has been speaking to my heart. I have known all my life that Jesus had paid the price for my sins, but it just really hit home last week. It became so personal. He spoke right to my heart Priscilla, look at everything I have done for you, its time. Pick up your cross and follow me. I decided to listen this time. I know Jesus has been tugging at my heart for awhile and I have felt that lack of relationship with him in all the aspects of my life. I want to reach as many people with the message of how much Jesus LOVES you. I think so many of us have forgotten that simple fact and forget to go back to basics with our Heavenly Creator. He would have suffered and died if there was just ONE soul to save. He created me AND you in his image and we are his children. God sent his ONLY son to die on the cross for our sins!!
I know that there are alot of people hurting for a lot of different reasons and I want you to take comfort in knowing that there is nothing too big for the Lord to handle, there is no person too messed up for God to put back together, there is no situation he cant mend. All you need to do is say a prayer letting God know you are sorry for your sins and you want to accept his gift of ETERNAL salvation and from this day forward you are going to follow him. You wont ever regret it.

Often I see bulletin posts, emails or status updates from some of you who may have lost hope or are going through tough times. You dont need to be hopeless anymore. I have seen God work in my life and lives of so many others. He has healed my marriage and my relationships with other people. He gives me comfort when there are situations out of my control and helps me be at peace. Trust me, I am a work in progress. I am a sinner, I have fallen so short of the Glory of God, but he is giving me the courage to press on and get up when I stumble. He helping me be humble. Sometimes, when I know I've messed I'm like Lord, I am never going to be that quiet, meek girl. I am just going to keep screwing up, Jesus, How you could you possibly use someone like me in your kingdom? And then there is His still small voice Priscilla, I am going to use you, continue to be faithful, run this race with endurance.
If you don't know Jesus, get to know him TODAY! If you have turned your back on the Lord, he is waiting for you with open arms, like he was waiting for me. Today is the day for salvation. Go check out He loves you and miss you! Dont wait another second!