Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Blog in action................

Hey guys! I am so pumped to tell you about an opportunity to put our love for Jesus and His children in action! I am going to walk in the Hope Pregnancy Center's Walk/Run for Life and I need sponsors and LOTS of them! I want to raise a ton of money that will be used specifically for kicking satan in the butt over one of his greatest schemes! He is such a punk to tell women that covering one sin with another will "fix things". After holding Cade at only 4 months and seeing all of his amazing features I am even more determined that I must fight this cause until I go join him in Heaven!!!!!!!!! This is the drill, all you need to do is to email me with the amount you want to pledge and your address and the Center will send you something in the mail and then you just send back the money, that easy! Remember, no amount is too small! Let's spend our cash for eternity instead of for now!!!! Love you guys! Oh, and I am going to "fast" from posting even though there are several swirling around in my head until the Walk is over (May 16th) in order to keep praying that the Center will flourish in 2009!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Things I Learned...............

Hey gang! Well, this sea gal is back to reality and I couldn't wait to share some thoughts with you! I promise photos are to come! Just in case I didn't tell you guys where I went, I spent a long weekend with my mentor from North Carolina and 2 other AWESOME ladies on a Cruise to the Bahamas. I hope everyone really understands that God DOES call us to sacrifice and to suffering in our goal of spreading the gospel! HOWEVER, He also blesses our socks off along the way! A weekend Cruise in this Bullock economy was nothing short of a total miracle. In addition, I am ever so thankful for the sweet men that picked up my room twice a day and rearranged my silverware in between courses at dinner! I was just so darn sad that I couldn't pack them up and take them home! I don't covet big houses and fancy cars any more, but a person that picks up everything constantly and a chef............well let's just say I have a ways to go! Ok, I put my thoughts in list form in hopes to avoid the ever so popular "Kelly's run-on sentences". Love you and hope you are having a great weekend wherever you are!!! Jesus has some good stuff in store tomorrow, let's be sure to go and see!!!

Things I learned while away.........

1. Moms need to get out of the WAY! I have always known that but I am even more convinced after this weekend. Now single moms I know you are out there and would kill to let someone "take over". Just pray for the oh so unattractive control freaks that don't even give our men a chance! Cross came down with hand, foot, and mouth disease and my man was SUPER Daddy! This house was spotless, Cross was happy, and father/son bonding was at an all time high. For all the moms out there who are insanely blessed to have a daddy in the home, get the heck out of the way and let's give our men a chance to take charge!

2. I AM a spiritual being and I never, EVER want to turn that off! I could not stop my heart from breaking for all the people that I watched search and search for meaning and significance in life on A BOAT! I watched lots of drinking and lots of promiscuity and I wanted to run up to every one of them and tell them about JESUS! I was so honored to not be among the searching! I wasn't there trying to fill a hole and I have never been so humbled that the Lord would grace me with not just salvation but an abundant life in Christ at such a young age! I can promise I don't think I have or even strive for a "perfect" life but at least I'm not looking for love in all the wrong places!

3. Life is better because of relationships! We had some bumps on our trip, bumps as in 15 foot waves. We had to skip an island and miss our day at the beach, just normal "life will never be perfect" stuff. BUT when you are with God ordained friends you are having a blast regardless!

4. Sunscreen is my BFF..........without going into too much detail knowing that after I hit "post" my mother-in-law is going to be very disappointed and that makes me sad. Let's put it this way, I sat in the shower repenting that I had harmed my temple! It really could have been worse, but mental note, near the equator, don't go outside without sunscreen even if you aren't a natural redhead!!

5. If you are short, what took 3 weeks to lose, only takes 3 days to regain! Enough said..............

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Like the princess she was born to be............

Hello friends! Yesterday afternoon as we were heading to Jeremy's Grandmother's for a glorious Easter Egg Hunt, I saw the most darling girl in her brand new Easter dress. I have no idea who she was, I simply watched as she got out of her car with her sweet little Easter basket wearing a dress that you could tell by the skip in her step made her feel like the princess she was born to be. See ladies (gentleman you will have to substitute prince for princess) we were born with this very appropriate sense of royalty! That little girl walked the way we were born to walk. Unfortunately, most of us have been "run over" by life. Our graceful twirls have been crippled into at best a lonely limp. We have been beaten, divorced, abused, rejected, scared, chemoed, the list goes on and on! I so look forward to the ultimate twirl we will feel once we are in the arms of the Savior, the King! That will make even the finest Easter dress look like filthy rags! I love you all and I pray that each of you experiences as much of your God given right to be a princess of the King as humanly possible. I pray that the Savior has forgiven you and freed you from the grip of sin to the point that even if only in your living room you can twirl like the princess you were born to be. I am starting to slowly but surely feel like a blessed child of God more days than I feel like the sinner I had totally become! His grace is sufficient and His mercies are made new every morning! Those mercies give us the grace to twirl no matter how hard satan fought for our limp!


*I had to post some pictures of Cross hunting Easter Eggs. Well, to be more accurate, trying to run out into the road. He had no clue what to do with the eggs but there was so much temptation towards the road! He had a blast and laughed the entire time regardless! Thanks Granny for the Easter fun, you are the best!!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter........................

Hey sweet friends! I am honored to say Happy Easter to all of you! What a Jesus we serve! Not one that sits on a throne barking out orders, demanding that we obey His commands. No, we have a Savior that came to this earth to feel each and every part of humanity that we are forced to experience because of OUR sin! WOW! I don't know about you, but if I were "the boss" I don't think I would have chosen being beaten and dying on a cross for myself! I am in awe that He chose to feel pain, lust (I mean the temptation of lust, don't panic), sadness, sorrow, thirst, and even betrayal. Don't worry, He covered them all. So no matter WHAT you are experiencing this Easter, your Great High Priest knows what you are are going through, not just through His omnipotence, but through His experience! Please know that the Bullock family loves you all dearly and that we cherish celebrating Easter on His side this season after many, many celebrated in opposition to His grace over the years!

Heb 4:15 For we do NOT have a high priest who is unable to sympathize in our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need!

Heb 8:1 The point of what we are saying is this: We DO have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, NOT by man.

Sounds like a Savior worth celebrating to me!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


This is how this works! I fall in love with a sermon or sermon series once a week. It is just my personality! I need a lot of stuff to keep my mind right throughout the day. A heart prone to wonder is my life's curse, but my truest reality! But my man on the other hand, he falls in love with a sermon or series like once a year. Last time it was Francis Chan's series on the Holy Spririt and I probably know like 50 people who watched that series after his rave review. (If you are interested it can be found at http://www.cornerstonesimi.com/) That series was so life changing and now............drum roll please..........in 2009, he has landed on a new one. You know this is a big deal when he starts telling EVERYONE that he comes in contact with to go and watch it. Again, I do this all the time, he does it once a year. That is a great lesson in my man's wisdom, when he says watch it, he is the opposite of the little boy who cried wolf, you SHOULD watch it and soon! The link is www.newspring.cc and as of now it is on the homepage. It is the last sermon in a series called "Where's my bailout" and the sermon is called "Yours". So, go get the greatest hour of your life over with and then post a comment about how speechless you are afterwards! All I know is that my guy came out of the office today after his quiet time a changed man and that.....well makes me madly in love to say the least! Love you all and I put some more cute Cross pics just to boot!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Like there is something at stake.....................

Hey gang, I haven't written in a bit because sometimes I have no clue where to start. Do I get on and put cute pictures of Cross and pretend (not intentionally) that everything is perfect or do I get on and vent like a crazy woman and depress you all?? So this is going to be a combo, a smorgasbord of sorts, but this my friends is for certain REAL LIFE! The title has absolutely nothing to do with what I am writing, well maybe a little. As I signed on I heard a guy on television that does a show called "Wretched" that covers Christian News per say. He made a comment that I couldn't agree with more, he said, "come on preachers, bring it, bring it like there is something at stake". I decided as I typed that I would attempt to live a life like there really is something at stake because there IS, eternity!!!!!!!!

Saturday was a great example of our reality, ups and downs. Some moments I am singing my new favorite song "Motions" by Matthew West at the top of my lungs. If you don't know the lyrics get on itunes right now and buy it! I am wildly singing "I don't want to go through the motions, take me all the way" and man do I mean it! Mediocer (who knows how to spell that word) Christian life, NO WAY, I want to go all the way. I want to see God do crazy miracles. I want to see His mighty power that I read about in the Bible. I want to do things on this earth to change it before I go to Heaven. Ok, so this is half of my split personality. The other half thinks, this is NEVER going to change, our life is the definition of pathetic. We are 2 basically 30 year old with college degrees and the Lord is saying NO to everything but a job that does not pay the bills. People keep asking us (in love for certain) "what are YOUR plans" and I want to scream at them. I want to scream, "we are not asking ourselves what OUR plans are, we are asking God what HIS plans are" and He keeps saying THIS. This is what My plan is for you for this season. We can look around and see crazy fruit from this season, but that fruit keeps getting eaten in our eyes by the gaping holes in our finances. Has God provided for us, YOU BET. Do we live like we trust Him to keep doing so and that we don't need "stuff", not remotely.

Ok, on to an awesome story, in 2 weeks, this gal is going on a cruise to the Bahamas. I know, I don't get it either. How is God so gracious to give this often times no faith gal a dream vacation smack dab in the middle of the largest financial crisis she has ever faced, well, second largest. The largest would still probably be when Jeremy had just started seminary and we found out we were pregnant, that one still ranks top. I don't understand, but frankly I am not arguing. Some days it takes everything in my power not to sin to mask the pressure of or to cope with this season so to get away and pretend for a few days like all is well, sign me up!!!!!! Remember, sinning is turning to anything besides God so whether I want to smoke, drink, or eat a pound of chocolate, it is all sin and I am fighting tooth and nail not to do it so pray for me!!!!!!

On a funny note, I also got a free hair cut this week (God bless you my dear friend Tracy) and colored my hair for the first time BY MYSELF!!!!!!! I am so proud and my sweet out of town friend has insisted that I post a picture so that will be soon to come. For all you women that are interested in attempting this yourself please email me and I will be thrilled to share exact instructions! I am now a highlighting expert (joke, that is a joke). So back to my haircut, I walked out of the salon looking like a total Rockstar. I looked in the mirror and thought, who are you? Well, no worries, when I fixed it myself it looked just like it always does which really works out fine because I don't have the wardrobe to keep up with the other do. To top it off, Saturday night at Jeremy's parents we all got a great laugh when Jeremy looked at me and said, "did you know your pants are on inside out". Well, NO I didn't know that my workout pants where inside out thus displaying the tag on my rear. We all laughed hysterically and I thought to myself "Kelly, you really aren't as cool as you would deep down like to be". It was great family fun at least! The worst part of it all is that I actually thought they were inside out when I got them out of the drawer so I switched them myself. The good part was I hadn't gone anywhere else like WAL-MART looking like that.............Some poor soul may have thought it was the "new in" and started doing it themselves!

On other good notes, I have a sweet friend that just moved back and we had a great (and free) trip to the zoo this past week. I watched Cross run and laugh with another kid for the first time and it warmed my soul. Cross really is doing great. He is so sweet (most of the time) and man does he somehow manage to make me never willing or available to give up even when it is ever so tempting. Oh and I almost forgot, our niece Adison came over for a wonderful spend the night party this week during her Spring Break. She wanted to do nails and facials and I was like PRAISE THE LORD, a break from trucks and balls. It was glorious to get my girl fix in and I refrained from taking pictures of myself with the mask to spare you all! She on the other hand looks beautiful regardless!

Finally, some of our dearest friends moved this week and I have included an adorable picture of their daughter in full princess attire giving Cross a flower. They will be so missed, but at least I am seeing God move, even if it is in someone else's situation. I also couldn't resist sharing (without my husband's consent) a few pictures of Cross living in girl land. It appears as though he is looking for just the right product and that a wand (which I am sure he thought was a bat) is good for waving!

I also should tell you that this past week I faced the greatest conviction and reality check that I have had in some time so, what the heck, I share everything else that is horribly embarrassing, why stop now. This week (before my hair success) I was pouting about not having the money to get my hair done. My regular girl is extremely cheap (and awesome by the way if anyone is looking) so I don't really feel guilty like I am paying an arm and a leg, but I still pout like it is the end of the world when I can't go. So anyway, a wonderful Christian television station was having a telethon and the pastor preaching kept saying all this awesome stuff about how Coke Inc. went into orbit because only like 700 million people drink a Coke everyday across the world and about how percentage wise that was horrible considering they find themselves to be "The real thing". His point was that we as Christians should totally panic because we have THE REAL THING and that in most of our towns a very small percentage of people even goes to church not counting what our panic should look like across the world. He went on to say "stop saying you wish someone would help spread the word, that someone is YOU". It hit me that I would babysit or dig a ditch for that matter to get $50 to get my hair done every few months, but give to this television station that I really do believe takes the gospel all over the world.........well, we are just broke, sorry! MAN........enough said!

I love you guys! I get in a better mood just saying hello! Forgive the long windedness. Hopefully one day I can write a book and get it out of my system! Just pray I am "panicked" enough to give the proceeds to the spread of Christ's saving grace instead of using it all on my obsession with ME!