Friday, August 31, 2012

{Thanks}living and Insta-Friday

Last week's them was "Choose Joy."
This week's them has been, "I am redeemed."

You know that song on the radio right now?  
It's by Big Daddy Weave.
That's where I got the idea...

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, 'cause I'm not who I used to be

I'm incredibly thankful for a Savior who's saved me from myself.
I have a Savior who has forgiven my past.
I have a Savior who doesn't remember the sins I've committed.
What an overwhelming feeling.

Lately, Satan has just been telling me lies.
"You're not good enough, Beth."  
"You'd be better off getting a different job."
"You're not cut out for this job."

Ya know what?
Those are just what I said. Lies.
He has to tell me lies, so he can feel better about himself.
Well, NO MORE!

Each day on my way to work, I pray.
I've been praying for God to remind me who I am.
Know that song?

Tell me, once again who I am to You, who I am to You Tell me, lest I forget Who I am to You, that I belong to You

Can I get another amen?
I belong to my Savior.  
I am his, and He is mine. 
I'm not going to believe Satan's lies anymore!
Huzzah!  (That's for all of you Bunton boys. :])

This week I am very grateful.
I'm grateful that that my past can't define me.
I'm grateful for Jesus who made that possible.
Thank you, Lord!

I'll just show you what I'm thankful for this week:

I'm thankful for high school friends.  I'm so glad that we've kept in touch over the last 5 years, but I was really happy to see them last Saturday night.

I am thankful for new friends!  I got my #mugswap package on Tuesday night.  Look for that post coming September 10th!

 I bought my new friend Sally on Wednesday night.
She's my first sewing machine, and I'm incredibly excited
{and blessed to have the resources} about what creations we can come up with.
Notice, I also just had to buy a PINK sewing kit to go along with her.
That's right, I'll be sewing in style!!

 I got this amazing email yesterday morning.  Corporate office employees will be getting a short Friday {that's TODAY!} and we'll be leaving at 3:00 pm.  Woo-hoo!!!  My Monday is pretty much booked, so I'm thrilled to be getting off work early today!

 I am thankful for my memory.  I didn't forget how to sew.
I might have forgotten how to sew straight, but I didn't forget how.
I made my first napkin.
I picked the material out on this trip.
Yes, I've had it since June, okay?
I had every intention of sewing with my aunt's machine, but that didn't work out.
I'm thankful for my new one. :]

One other thing that I'm incredibly thankful for
(I didn't get a picture):
I'm thankful for new friends.
Tyler and I went to our first small group on Tuesday night.
It's exciting to meet new people...especially since we haven't met anyone in St. Louis yet.
**Disclaimer:  Cara and Rod, you can't get mad at this comment.  We already knew you.  We didn't have to meet you. :]**

Today I'm linking up for  {Thanks}living and Insta-Friday.

life rearranged


  1. YOu should get a lot of happy pills from Granny on this post! I am thankful for you!

    1. Happy pills! Definitely! :] I'm thankful for you, too!!

  2. This made me think of that song "He knows my name." If anyone can help you remember who you are it's God. He knows everything about us and has since before we were in the womb. Stay strong Beth. You're pretty good at finding the best way to do a job:) God blessed you by putting you in a family that taught you how to work hard and do everything as though working for God. Love you, Cassandra

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Cassandra!! Hope you're doing well!

  3. Beth, what truths here! Amen to it all. It was for freedom that Christ set us free, and I love that you are walking in that. Also congrats on the new sewing machine! I'm asking for one for Christmas, I think. That napkin looks super cute and fallish! Thanks for linking up, cutie. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you so much for hosting this fun link up! I've been blessed reading everyone's posts! Also, thank you for the compliments! I love fall...and am so ready for some cooler weather!


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