Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sweet Gift

Saturday marked the beginning of my summer swim session with my nephew and his little buddies. For the most part scheduling all my lessons outside of my regular job has been a challenge. However, he and his buddies have had their swim schedule blocked out months in advance and now that it's here I can hardly wait!

It was so amazing to see the difference that one year makes in the life of a toddler. They did well last year, they had fun, they learned, but they were so itty bitty. This, oh man!! They are 100% ready to go and 100% engaged! I'll try to get some video of them in the next few weeks. Swimming is gonna get extra super duper fun from here on out!

My sister surprised me with this photo collage. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! (click on the photo for an enlarged view)

Isn't he the coolest kid ever!?!?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Family fun

This is the kinda naked fun we have when I'm babysitting little dude! If I could get away with walking and dancing around in my undies...I would!! Oh wait! I already do!! LOL!

He recently got a new big boy bed. I decided that the huge cardboard box that it came in needed to be put to good use. We initially used it to break dance and do some fancy spins, then I got bored and decided to use him as my outline muse him. He's so cool like that!

I loooove this video!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just a glimpse

Unfortunately, more often than not the Spirit nudges my heart to spend time with the Father and I fail to listen or bend in obedience. I can easily drown out the invitation with pretty much anything. It's pretty sad how proficient I am at ignoring His still small voice. At this particular time my most recent obsession is watching Friday Night Lights. ;)

When He calls and I listen there are a few things that normally happen. I'll crawl over to my bed, grab my bible, journal and pen or I'll crawl on the floor near my closet, roll on my back and wait for Him. A few nights ago I waited and listened for Him. The photo below is a view of what I see when I'm down there.

I have no idea why I'm sharing this post with you as this is an incredibly personal space for me, but perhaps my unorthodox way of praying will encourage you to find your 'place' with Him. It's not so much about where you're physically located, but 'where' your heart is in relation to your showing up to be with Him.

No matter how much you may feel like a failure for not being the most ideal Christian, know that it's never too late to show up. He's always willing to hear from us. I'm a repeat offender and speak from so much experience.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Save our Schools

If you're interested in attending either of these shows let me know. I'll most likely be at both. I've heard a few of the bands on the roster and they're pretty cool. I'm certain you'll enjoy.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Texas Flour Tortillas - tested

Sooooo, I tried the recipe I was tellin' y'all about in my last post and........

this is how it went.
Rollin' it out.
Here's a tip:
Much like rollin' out pie crust you gotta make sure that you're rollin' pin & 'area' are lightly dusted with flour. This'll keep the tortillas from sticking.

Once, you've rolled them out (ultra thinly) place them on super hot comal (cast iron griddle). I tried the on my electric griddle and it just wasn't the same. :(

30 seconds on each side.
If you've done it right you'll see some bubbling action within a few seconds

Here's a video to let you know how it officially went down!

As you can tell I was a bit excited! =)

Ren, it worked! No lard. No Shortening!
Another quick tip. Do NOT try to roll them out and cook them at the same time! It wont be pretty. I speak from experience!

See how this tortilla is lightly burned? There's an actual name for that and it's called "Charlie Brown". When my dad orders his breakfast tacos He'll usually order like this "Dame un taco de barbacoa. Pero lo quiero medio Charlie Brown." LOL! How's that for Spanglish! Any good south Texan server will know that he's asking for a a lightly toasted barbacoa taco. I bet I just learned ya something, huh? :) My dad is also one of those weirdos who can't stand his flour tortillas chewy and soft. psh! He just don't know!

If you're chompin' at the bit to try this recipe you'll be able to find it here on the HomesickTexan blog!

I'm so excited!! I'm thinking tortillas #2 is in order!

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Fav!

I don't know if it's the weather or what, but I've been a cookin'/bakin' mess lately! For the last two nights I've attempted to make soft, chewy homemade tortillas and each attempt has SUCKED! They've turned out dense, 'unfoldable', and yucky. They smell like tortillas and sorta look like tortillas, but they ain't no tortilla!

After tonights recent failure I decided to do some research and compare other recipes to the one I've been attempting to tweak. I wasn't exactly sure what I was looking for, but I did know that I wanted to avoid using lard (manteca) at all costs. In case y'all didn't know...Lard is what usually makes those bad ass tortillas that make you go belly up at a restaurant before your meal ever hits the table. (Just thought you should know. :) haha)

While perusing the 'net I came across a super-really-cool blog, it's called HomeSickTexan. I don't know about you, but the blog title alone makes me love it! :) She has this post about Texas Flour tortillas that I'm going to try tomorrow. AND IT DOESN'T require shortening or lard! Keep your fingers crossed! I have a good feeling about this one! I'll let you know how it turns out.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

oh man!!!

There are tears streaming down my face from watching this video! I just love, LOVE children!

Thanks to my sister shared this video with me, *gets* me and just knows what'll crack me up to pieces!

(Ren I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday Night

Tonight was the perfect night to stay in, cook, bake and relax. There's a Texas sized storm brewin' outside and I didn't need a better excuse to bake up something new and yummy.

Here's my first attempt to homemade cinnamon rolls!!
Very proud that they came out lookin' so cute!!!
One can only hope at this point that they'll be tasty!
Success! They were great indeed!
I know that cinnamon rolls are consider 'sweets', but (without this being an excuse) I felt that it was more than ok considering that my heart was in the good and right place. I've learned so much about myself these last few months in regards to sugar and men. I'll fill you in soon enough.

This has been my mediation for the day. I hope you'll consider this with me as you read.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
(Psalm 119:11)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Goat Stampede!!! — Cute Overload

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! I can't stand the cuteness of these pygmy goaties! Old road dog kills me, but I'm certain he's lived a good one. I NEED THESE!!!

Goat Stampede!!! — Cute Overload

Thursday, April 21, 2011


The preschool where I teach a few times a week had a an Easter egg hunt today. It's apparent that the competitive spirit starts earrrrrly.

Anyhow, after the hunting was had a particularly excited little boy comes running toward me with a pretty plastic egg in hand and screaming "Miss Maaaahcy, Miss Maaaahcy, wook at my eggs!" I'm smiling in his direction, but conversing with another teacher when suddenly, in what I can only imagine is his overwhelming sense of excitement, he uppercuts me (plastic egg in hand) right into my girlie business. I can't remember if it was the surprise or the slight pain that caused me to double over so quickly but rather suddenly I was just inches from his chubby 3 year old face. He then looks down at his egg and said "Oh!!.... thank you for opening my egg!"

.........glad I could help him with that! :/

I guess it was best that it was me and not one of the male pastors on staff. haha!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summer Swimming

It's that time again! My schedule is overwhelmed with families who need and want swim lessons. It's certainly a great problem to have, but not having my own pool complicates scheduling quite a bit. If anyone out there reading had an available pool (mostly in the Denton area) please let me know!
(above is a photo of my Euless swimmers! I can't hardly wait to see how they do this summer. Daevin and his little buddies are going to rock this session! I just know it!)

Betweens lessons at the Nat, previous swimmers and referrals I seriously don't know how I'm going to get all this done! :) i'm excited to see what awaits me in the near future.

In other news...I recently purchased new swim gear. I can hardly wait to try it on! In an attempt to save my skin I've decided to swim in UV rash guards and UV jackets this summer as well as boy shorts. I've considered wearing swim capris that look like leggings, but I'm not sure how I feel about being nearly fully clothed while swimming. I always love the feel of water against my skin.

Anyhow, here's the jacket that I just purchased
I actually smirked when I saw this....

I get the usefulness, but it's a bit extreme. I'm sure my face would thank me, but the kids wouldn't understand a lick of what I'm trying to say. Complicated to say the least!!

So, I'm forever harping on safety. The kids that swim with me know the importance of walking on deck or waiting for permission to entire the pool. Once while some of my rambunctious boys were running on deck, I stopped them and said "Hey!! What are you doing?!?! You know better than that! Are you supposed to run on deck??" Each shook his head in understanding. I then proceeded to ask "Why aren't you supposed to run on deck?" In unison they all replied "Because, we could fall, crack our heads open and our guts will fall out!" I laughed out loud when I realized that they were quoting me verbatim but mostly laughed when I realized that a new set of proud grandparents were there watching their swimmers for the first time. =) I can only imagine what they must've thought.

Speaking of swimming...I need to suit up and get a mile or so in before my lessons start at 4. After a yummy Hannah's lunch with my friend Leilani I seriously don't feel like moving right now.

Go, Marcy! Go!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Msg to single men

Although, this is a msg to single men from Matt Chadler. I can't help, but see myself in this pattern of destruction. I've played an active role on both sides, but as of late I'm the one he references to "quit that crap".

Monday, April 11, 2011

The New American Reality

This video was brought to my attention and I loved it!

It reminded me of who I once was....I haven't always loved the fact that I'm bicultural. Somewhere between my freshman and sophomore year in college it dawned on me that God, in his infinite sovereignty chose to make me exactly who I am. He chose every minor detail of the physical body that makes me, Marcy, from the the lone dimple on my left cheek, to the hot mess of curly hair on my head, the love dots (beauty marks/moles whatever you wanna call them) that certain parts of my body all the way down to my piglets. It also blows my mind that He would've chosen such an amazing family to raise us Infante's in. We didn't have much money growing up, but we never-ever-never-never-ever lacked love. I can't imagine life with another sister or brother or even parents...

Since that realization I like to believe that I'm a different person. I have learned to love and embrace my bi(+multi)culturalism. It makes me smile when I think about the fact that I always choke up while singing the Star Spangled Banner, or while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, or while listening to a good Mariachi group and even while watching a folklorico performance.

I'm a hot messy mixture of a lot of different things, but the one that matters the most to me is who I am as a believer. Being a Christian isn't a part of who I am. It is who I am.

on another note! today is glorious! It feels just like California. Sun is shining, wind is blowing and the temps are perfect! It's a dang good day to be a Texan! :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A new favorite song!

Something you may not know about me, when I dig a new song I listen to it endlessly! Like, it'll literally be on repeat for hours maybe even days. It drives my roommate/sister absolutely bananas! I sometimes have to wear headphone in order to prevent her from loathing a once loved song. Creative compromise, I'm ok with it!

Anyhow, this is Francesca Battistelli's - This is The Stuff
I hope you love it, it's catchy and sweet and totally makes me wanna dance with God. Do you think He's a good dancer? I wonder if He'd twirl with me. =) precious unimagined thought until now. I like it!

In recent news
I've royally sucked with fasting. I haven't actually taken a nose dive into eating ice cream or actually going on a date, but I've been flirting with disaster and failure these last two weeks. It's so funny how the Holy Spirit ever so subtly and consistently nudges our hearts in the right direction. My friend, Leilani, who is currently vacationing in Florida, sent me a sweet email wanting to know how I was doing and right as she was ending her email she asks "Hey, how is the fast going?" I couldn't help smile at the sweetness in her question and at the realization that a genuine friend keeps you accountable.

On that note.... I was recently spiritually slammed (in a good way) by a genuine friend. this particular 'slammage' made me literally say "! what a stud!!!" My childhood friend, Josiah, recently posted something on fb that caught my attention and without a second thought I responded. (see below)

  • Marcy Infante Sorry, friend. that's never fun. I've been thinking about you lately. How are you?
    April 5 at 4:03pm ·
  • Josiah now still have almost three whole months to go. Stay true to your decisions.
    April 5 at 5:49pm ·

For as long as I can remember him I've always admired his walk with Christ. He and his older brother, Josh, were certainly two of the few guys/people in school that I knew without a doubt that were the 'real deal'! Admirable men to say the least. Anyhow, back to his cut to the quick and was an instant reminder that this quest wasn't over despite my short comings. I can't help but feel so much admiration for a man, friend, fellow believer who keeps it real and lovingly keeps their friends in line. Total hotness factor, regardless of gender!

to all my friends (family included) that keep me in check, I couldn't do this life without you.

Friday, April 1, 2011

My-ee & Mimi

Daevin (the one & only nephew) calls me "My-eee" & calls his Auntie Margarita "Mimi", but on occasion when asked who we are he'll reply "MINE!" =) haha! gotta love it!He's downright delicious!
We: Build/destroy/fight over mega blocks, cook & rough house together.
They: Giggle in his tent, talk, sing and color together.
Evidence of the sweet time he gets to spend with, Mine (Mimi).

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ramen Republic

One of my absolute favorite things to do on this earth.....

Share a good meal with great friends.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dedicated to...

...all my single chicas!

I hoping and praying for the him that will be gifted by HIM just for YOU!

Colbie Caillat - I Do

Sweet & Painful

My sister send this link to me earlier today. Her subject line read "Wow". She wasn't kidding.

I hope this video will inspire and stir your affections as it has mine. I've recently had some idols revealed and removed from my life. It hasn't been pretty. It hasn't been comfortable. I have to admit that I haven't been all together gracious in receiving these lessons either. I'm a bit bratty, that's also an understatement of a lifetime. Anyhow, this video has brought it all back into prospective.

Monday, March 7, 2011


This is how I spent a portion of my saturday night.

Post dinner I sat him on the couch with his sippie cup, blanket and favorite show while I cleaned up the kitchen. A few moments later I heard "My-eeeee". I stopped and wondered what he was doing until I heard it again "My-eeee!" I then realized HE WAS CALLING ME!!!! My heart nearly melted into a puddle!

While rocking him to sleep that night I was so overwhelmed with God's loving kindness. I started remembering how I instantly fell in love with this child the moment I learned of his existence. Love is such an amazing gift. It wears many hats and shares many faces, but all of it is a gift from Him.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


It feels like each time something in my life is handed over it's only a matter of time before I start playing with it again, make it my own, tighten my grip on it and struggle to (re)release it.

*sigh* will I EVER learn?!

I desperately crave sugar. I even dream about it... seriously! who dreams about kit kats?!?! who?!

A confession is in order...I haven't done as well as I hoped I would do with the man fast. I haven't gone head first and started dating anyone or anything, but I've certainly tip toped with flirtations and played with more fire than I know should've been permissible.

It's late and I'm both physically and emotionally tired. I have 4 months left of on this fast and i'm scared that when July rolls around I'll be the same person, junk still intact and heart still festering with 'ewwwwness'.

sorry for the wah post.... I'm going to bed now.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Small Glimpses

I had this long list of things that I planned on getting done today, but when my brother called early this morning and asked if I could head over to his house and help my sister-in-law with my nephew, my response was nearly reactionary. Yes! Yes! and always Yes!

Do you ever wonder if that's ever God's response to us when we call on Him? I mean... I know that at times His response is often "No" or "not now" but I wonder of His initial reaction to us when we incline our hearts toward Him. Does He immediately turn to us in the same fashion that I turn to my nephew when he lifts his little chubby arms toward me? I could have an arms full of 'whatever', but I can't think of an instance that I'd willfully turn from Daevin's request or dance or be held.

In this life I sometimes experience small glimpses of His love for me and it's sometimes overwhelmingly powerful or so subtle that it takes me a while to 'get it'. But, regardless of how the lesson is learned I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm usually a bit unbelieving that that love is really for me. (Do you ever feel that way?) Anyhow, most of those glimpses often occur when I'm working with children. There's just something about working with children that continually breaks my heart in the sweetest of ways and stirs my affections toward my Creator.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sister Sweetness

I laughed like a lunatic when I saw this youtube video.

That's pretty much how it went down in our household! Little sisters are typically so sweet and affectionate, while big sisters are....ahem, you get the idea.

I love the way she continues to sing nonchalantly as she smothers her baby sister but how her voice trails off once she's been caught! awesome!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sin dulce

It's official and time to post!

I.....went....the....entire Valentine 'holiday' without giving into sweet temptation!!!! I'm telling you it was EVERYWHERE I went!

This photo made me laugh.
I know her rage.
I'm not certain if she's fighting the urge or perhaps the holiday, but either way....get'em girl!

My favorite kinda sugar: This morning while at work this little boy name Rush saw me from afar and screams "Misssss Marcy!!!!!!! Happy Valentimes day!!!" as he begins to jump up and down in complete excitement. I love that little guy. He's so precious and affectionate. A boy's boy through and through, but sweet too. He's forever sneaking little hugs and kisses from me when I'm on the floor playing with the kids and he's super gentle with the little girls in our classes. When I or one of the other teachers is holding one of the smaller children, he'll generally walk over, pat them on the head and start doing this mock baby talk thing. It's quite funny considering that he's only two and a half himself.

On another note...I'm quite taken with his name. It's not his first name, but his middle, and I dig it. I may consider naming one of my boys, Rush. :) delicious thought!!

Found this flowchart amusing. Only a nerd.... kudos to the author. :)
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Daevin Washing Dishes

This is how we hang! He's so chill.

I'll try to get a video of us cooking together, it's pretty adorable. The last time we cooked together we made quinoa salad. This little 'mixed breed' loves him some frijole negro!

quick funny: anytime I'm eating he insists in crawling onto my lap to 'assess the situation'. In this particular instance we were having Taco Bueno and he wanted a taste. We gave him a few nibbles here and there, but being the Tia that I am I decided to see how he'd react to salsa. hahaha!!! Apparently the TB salsa was a bit spicy for his taste! LOL I wish y'all could've seen it! When the taste settled on his tongue he immediately made this strange, yet surprised, cry and put his fingers in his mouth as if trying to remove whatever was biting him on his tongue. (still laughing)

I'll make it up to him by teaching him how to drive a stick shift. =)

Happy Valentine's Day 2011!!!!!!!

So pretty & Valentine(ish).

Last night while working on recovery homework we poured over Romans 12:9-21. This morning while eating breakfast and reading through the Girl Friends in God devo we covered the same bit of text. Interesting and certainly not coincidental. Time to pay closer attention, I'm sure.

Here's a brief summary for your beautiful eyes:

Paul gives us some good advice on how to love one another in Romans 12:9-18.

  • Love must be sincere.
  • Cling to what is good.
  • Be devoted to one another.
  • Honor one another above yourself.
  • Never be lacking in zeal.
  • Be joyful in hope.
  • Be patient in affliction.
  • Be faithful in prayer.
  • Share with God's people who are in need.
  • Practice hospitality.
  • Bless those who persecute you.
  • Rejoice with those who rejoice.
  • Mourn with those who mourn.
  • Live in harmony with one another.
  • Do not be proud.
  • Do not be conceited.
  • Do not repay anyone evil for evil.
  • Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
  • If it is possible, a far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
This is totally not Valentine related, but it will show you a bit of my heart. I can't help that stuff like this cracks me up.

Ha! "You are boring me to death and I'm already dead. You're boring me BACK to death!" i love that line! (Sara, I totally can hear you laughing!)

this one also cracks me up!!! I tried relaying this story to the guys I used to work with, but I was in such hysterics that I couldn't get it out. Thankfully laughter is contagious and the guys were patient!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How was it?

Another snow and ice storm is headed our way and my sister/roommate is headed to the grocery store to stock up before tomorrow night. While preparing the grocery list I remembered that during the last ice storm she had a crazy cravin' for ice cream, so I turned and said "Hey, do you want ice cream?"

This is how the conversation went down:
Mita pauses for a second...."Nah. I had some today."
I don't know what possessed me, but I asked "Aww. How was it?"
Without hesitation and in total seriousness she replies. "It was 3 oz. Chocolaty. Creamy.....And nice. THAT's IT!"

I just busted out laughing! I wish we had cameras on us! I'm sure we'd be millionaires.

Posted below. One of my favorite flavors! mmmmmmmmmm!!! In the words of my infamous bestie, Sara "check back in July, Marce!" =)

Itchy Mess!

Fighting the good fight and very proud of myself! I feel rather prideful for even saying that considering that it hasn't even been my strength that has been able to resist temptation.

When this fast started my friend, Dane, suggested that I change all my 'tempting' phone contacts to 'Death'. The idea behind changing their names to Death1, 2, 3, 4 etc...was that I'd be reminded that sin leads to DEATH each time one of them would contact me. :) I know it sounds funny, but it worked!

Today I received a text from Death 2 that read "Hey stranger. How are you? Think of you often. Hope you're doing well."

It took me a second to process and when I realized who it was I was incredibly thankful he was marked as death 2, because had he not been I would've been inclined to immediately respond. It's a total shame how weak I am in this area of my life, but thankfully He's teaching me some much needed discipline.

I've had a few restless nights here lately. Temptation really seems to hit the moment the lights are turned out and I'm tucked snugly in bed. My mind instantly begins to wander. I begin to fantasize, and it's not all together erotic either (although that can be the case sometimes), but mostly the types of fantasies that include all the girlie hopes and desires for personal restoration that leads to the perfect guy and the perfect marriage with all the perfect babies a girl can desire.... Those types of fantasies can easily become idols and have been for most of my life. I love mentally planning the perfect life, despite the fact that I know that nothing about this life is ever perfect. Fighting the urge to daydream while trying to fall asleep has proven to be the most difficult habit to break as this has been a nightly ritual since I was about 12 or so.

A few friends and I are currently doing the Girlfriends in God devotional together. This was sent yesterday, but I hadn't read it until today. I thought it was perfectly timed.

"Don't Scratch That Itch"
Gwen Smith
Today's Truth
"When tempted, no one should say, 'God is tempting me.' For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed" (James 1:13-14, NIV).

Friend To Friend
I once woke up with a spider bite that was the size of a quarter. It may as well have been the size of North Carolina for as much as it itched! I was half-tempted to scratch off my arm. That nasty bite was just begging to be scratched. However, I have learned a thing or two in my thirty-something years, and one thing I know for sure: it is best not to scratch this type of itch.

It would be like opening a bag of chips with the naive intention of eating only one (yeah, right!) I knew that if I started scratching my bug bite, it would be nearly impossible to stop. I would regret having ever started.

Super-itchy bug bites are a lot like temptations. Temptations are itchy! The call on us with urgent voices that scream, "Scratch me! Scratch me!" Yet, in all reality, a little scratch will not satisfy temptation's itch at all ... it will just make matters worse. When we scratch the itch of temptation, the itch does not diminish. To the contrary, it increases.

The Bible teaches us that when we resist temptation, our faith is then mobilized and the muscles of our character are strengthened. Let's look at what that looked like for a guy named Joseph. (For the full account, pause here and read Genesis 39.)

Joseph was a man of integrity who did right in the eyes of the Lord, but he definitely faced some temptation! He was seduced by temptation in the form of his master's wife, Mrs. Potiphar. You see, Mrs. Potiphar wanted her husband's right-hand man to sleep with her, and she pursued him with aggression. Hers was a hand-delivered invitation for Joseph to sin that had itchy written all over it. But he flat-out refused. His heart was determined to honor God.

"My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?" Though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her (Genesis 39:9-10).

Temptation chased Joseph relentlessly. Oh, how he must have longed for the itching to stop! To give in would be sinful. To give in was simply not an option for this young man of character. So on the day that Potiphar's wife caught him by the cloak and begged again for Joseph to sleep with her, Joseph ran out of the house. He ran from that tempting situation as fast as his legs would carry him.

God was honored in Joseph's response.

He ran from temptation.

We would be wise to do the same.

What do you need to run from today? Have you determined in your heart to honor God in everything? Temptation comes in all shapes and sizes. It might be calling your name from your pantry - or from your computer - or from a bottle - or from another cubicle in your office. What temptations do you face today? Name them and run the other way! Don't scratch that itch! Determine in your heart that you will choose the path that brings honor to God, and call on Him for strength.

I realize that dealing with temptation is not easy. When that nasty spider bit my arm, I struggled not to scratch the bite. I had to re-direct my thinking to persevere through the temptation. When we come face to face with temptations, God's strength is always available to us. We need God's strength. Ours will fail us. Friend, when we resist temptation, we get to experience the peace and protection of God, our faith is mobilized and the muscles of our character are strengthened.

Let's Pray
Dear Lord, I need You so much. I constantly find myself being dragged away and enticed by temptation. Please give me strength to run the other way, and give me the wisdom to run to Your arms. I really want to be a woman of godly character. Help me be that woman!

In Jesus' Name,

Now It's Your Turn
Contemplate the following questions: What have you been dragged away and enticed by in the past? How did you respond? How have you grown from those experiences?

Though our sovereign God allows trials to enter our lives, He does not ever tempt us. (James 1) Tuck that truth in your heart today, and the next time you experience a temptation - great or small - recognize that the enemy is behind the allure. Then tell him to get behind you and pray that Jesus will re-direct your thinking.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

cuteness overload!

Three of my favorite things all in one perfect youtube video:
and The Way I am by Ingrid Michaelson

I'm a perfectly content super chica!

the sun is shining!
the snow is melting!!!!
Great lunch with my sister!
God has been so sweet during my quiet time!
I'm a bit hyper and excited if you haven't noticed!

enjoy!!!!!!!!! =)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow, Ice and more Snow

I got home Monday night after teaching and wanted nothing more than to change out of my wet suit, take a hot shower, wash my chlorine saturated skin, and settle in for the night. However, there was this constant nagging with me to get to the grocery store. Heading back out in the cold was the last thing I wanted to do, but after a few hours of fighting 'the nudge' I headed out at 10:30pm.

When I arrived at Kroger it appeared that I wasn't the only one making a late night run to stock up on groceries. I'm glad I listened to that still small voice because had I decided to follow my flesh we would've been without groceries for a number days here in Casa Infante.

Today marks day 4. Cabin fever hit pretty hard yesterday. I found this photo on facebook and thought i'd share with y'all. It's a pretty realistic depiction of how I was feeling....

I woke up refreshed today. Granted, I stayed in bed for HOURS not wanting to face another day inside, but I think God has finally gotten my very sad that it's taken so many days. I've felt His call to sit and be still with Him, but I've been lazy and distracted with absolutely nothing. I've decided to spend a good part of the rest of this day with Him.

Look forward to an upcoming post regarding a 'moment' I had at Kroger....

Monday, January 31, 2011

Little Nuggets

A few weeks, maybe months ago, I posted two stickies to my wall in order to remember a few nuggets of truth.

This is what was posted (taken from the UBC Daily Word):

To make us more like Christ....
God uses:

His Word
Other People
Difficult circumstances

God's word provides the truth we need to know.

God's people provide the support we need to grow.

Difficult circumstances provide the environment we need to show Christ-likeness.