"When a soul recognises the will of God and shows a readiness to submit to it entirely, then God gives Himself to such a soul and renders it most powerful succour under all circumstances." - Rev. Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Heard from me lately?

Ok, to begin...this is Logan.  I felt like I needed to say that b/c everytime I blog (which isn't much I know)...but everytime I do, whomever is reading it doesn't realize it's me till after they've read it.  So, I'm saving the confusion now.  As you know, Jen and I have moved into "our" house.  That is pretty cool to say..."our" house.  We've been in here a few weeks now and it's starting to feel a lot more like us.  We're going to attempt to do some painting this week and that will be some of the finishing touches to making the transformation of our 70 yr old house (and a house warming party is coming soon for those who have yet to see it).  

If I was to take a step back and look at my life, my marriage, etc., I'd say I've been pretty blessed.  Who knew two years ago I'd be married now and have a house to call my own.  Not only that, but a commercial I made being aired on t.v. and my name getting recognized by more and more people.  It's pretty cool.  Speaking of that, I'll throw a plug in here for the Buddy Walk this Sat. Oct. 30th.  If you want to know more about that, visit www.dsagno.org and sign up soon!

Lately, I've been thinking about Levi.  I don't know what it is, why I have...but I have.  Not to say it's a crazy thing to think about him, I just have more lately than I usually have.  Probably b/c everytime I log onto facebook, I see nothing but baby pictures posted on the news feed.  And that's no joke...there are literally tons of pictures.  And not that it's a bad thing again, b/c my friends and people I know have the right to do that...it's an amazing gift from God to be blessed with new life (Jen and I know the feeling).  But it just gets me thinking how things would be right now had Levi made it to his due date.  And I'm not gonna go ahead and name how things would be, it's just a little crazy to think about.  I feel bad, but I also often forget that Jen and I have a son looking down and praying for us.  Partially b/c I never carried him inside of me and how time and moving on can play a factor in that too.  I just wish I had more time to connect and get the dad thing time to soak in.  But always, I know he is there and God's plan will come together one day.  

Also lately, I've been trying to start my day off in prayer.  Not much, but something.  I've always prayed...at night and even throughout the day, but never really in the morning.  And thanks to a priest suggesting it to me, I can start to see it paying off.  My days have still been equally stressful and annoying, but from praying in the morning, I've been able to recognize my temper and control in those situations and call out to God for his presence.  It really is awesome in how God can move through you despite what goes on in life that's out of your control.

Well, I think I've rambled on about much of what was in my brain thus far and I know that will please the wife.  Hopefully, it won't be 6 months till my next post (to my fans, don't worry) and we can make this feel like "our" blog again...instead of Jen's ;P. 

Deo Gratias 

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Temperament Test

I've been a really bad blogger lately - I guess that's what happens when you buy a house. I promise we'll post more pictures of the house. We're planning on painting next weekend, so it'll probably be after that. :)

My sister-in-law is letting me borrow her copy of the book The Temperament God Gave You, so I've been reading it. I'm not sure how many people are familiar with the 4 temperaments, but I think it's pretty useful (if not necessary) knowledge, and I really think everyone on the planet should read this book. Just saying.

I was going to go into a brief overview of the temperaments, buuuuut I'm feeling especially lazy today. So you should just google it or something. Or read the book.

Logan and I have taken the temperament test, and it turns out, we're pretty much complete opposites (all of our random arguing totally makes sense now!). He's sanguine, and I'm melancholic/phlegmatic. So basically, he loves being around people and nothing fazes him, and he doesn't worry about life's problems...and I'd rather spend time by myself, reading or something, and I can't help but worry about the future and freak out over little things. In a way, it's a good thing to be opposites, because he can help calm my fears, and I can help him not procrastinate and be more organized. But on the flipside, I don't understand how he can just let things go, and he doesn't understand why I worry so much. It makes for an interesting life together, to say the least. But we're learning how to encourage each other, despite our differing temperaments, and I truly believe it could help a lot of relationships, especially marriages.

I found a copy of the book online, so check it out!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Worth the Wait

I feel like I've been pretty pessimistic the past couple of months, so I've decided to have an optimistic post. :)

Logan and I have been married for over a year, and we've been wanting to buy a house since our engagement. Every time we'd consider buying a house, though, it just felt like the timing was wrong. In April, we started to seriously look at houses for sale and even put an offer on one in May. That one didn't work out, and for the next couple of months, there were no houses on the market that we liked in our price range. It was pretty frustrating, because the timing finally felt right, and we had been saving up for a down payment - but there was nothing we wanted to buy.

Sometime in July, I got a text message from our agent about a house she thought we'd be interested in. Turns out, Logan and I were on the same street as the house for sale..and only a block away. So we drove past it and immediately liked it. It was cute, big, and a great price for the size. And as you may have guessed, we now own that house.

I know that in the big picture, 2 years of waiting to buy a house is not that big of a deal. But it's definitely been a lesson for me that God always has a plan, even when you can't see it. In the situation with our house, it was definitely worth the wait in the end, because we have an awesome house that is bigger and a much better deal than any other house we've looked at. Logan and I feel pretty darn blessed.

We think it'll be the same way when we have a baby - totally worth the wait.

We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28


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