Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Seven.

I know I've been bad at blogging this week. My apologies! :) I've been taking care of a 1 year old and a 5 year old for about 20 hours a week on top of my normal job and life, so needless to say, I've been exhausted and busy! Blessed but still busy! I know it's almost Monday but I wanted to share my Sunday Seven again! :) Love you all!

#1. Lately, I've felt like a big crock pot...God is placing people in my life that are depositing things in my life that I know are just "cooking" and getting ready for the future :) Make sense? Like for example...adoption & motherhood, business, missions, etc! So far I have a few potatoes and a tiny piece of roast in there! hah! ;)

#2.Today I grocery shopped without Chris for the first time since we've been married! It was so weird! I enjoyed some "me" time but he was very missed!

#3. God has been wrecking my heart (in a good way!) for Africa. This is very random and surprising but nevertheless, exciting! Okay, God, send me--show me! :)

#4. I'm really into tea now! This is a new thing for this huge coffee fan! It has to have lots of milk and sugar in it though! What's your favorite tea?

#5. I have been contemplating regret. I am striving to live a life of no regrets. This is obviously hard but also very achievable. This next year, I will be diving into living some of my dreams that I've put off for a long time. Stay tuned!!!!! ;)

#6. I'm getting excited for cold weather! I don't know why but this summer heat has been annoying me more than usual and because I'm a Northern girl at heart, I'm dreaming of fall weather---mmm hoodies, hot chocolate and LEAVES! Lol

#7. I am amazed at how God places people in your life "for such a time at this". God's timing is so beautiful and strategic. I am blown away!

Jessica Renee Gunn

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One Hundred crashing Jetliners

I am reading a PHENOMENAL book called "The Hole in our Gospel" by: Richard Stearns. He is the President of World Vision and this book is a must read for anyone...especially if you have a heart for missions, adoption, or JUSTICE! :) So Sunday afternoon I was all cuddled on the couch reading this awesome book and totally didn't expect to find this statistic and for it to hit my heart like a semi-truck! I literally was weeping and God definitely did something deep inside of my heart. I am about to share something with you that has changed my life forever...I hope it changes your too.

One Hundred Crashing Jetliners

Whenever a major jetliner crashes anywhere in the world, it inevitably sets off a worldwide media frenzy covering every aspect of the tragedy. I want you to imagine for a moment that you woke up this morning to the following headline: "One Hundred Jetliners crash, Killing 26,500." Think of the pandemonium this would create across the world as as heads of state, parliaments and congresses convened to grapple with the nature and causes of this tragedy. Think about the avalanche of media coverage that would ignite around the globe as reporters shared the shocking news and tried to communicate its implications for the world. Air travel would no doubt grind to a halt as governments shut down the airlines and panicked air travelers canceled their trips. The National Transportation Safety Board and perhaps the FBI, CIA, and local law enforcement agencies and their international equivalents would mobilize investigations and dedicate whatever manpower was required to understand what happened and to prevent it from happening again.
Now imagine that the very next day, one hundred more planes crashed - and one hundred more the next, and the next, and the next. It is unimaginable that something this terrible could ever happen.

But it did--and it does.

It happened today and it happened yesterday. It will happen again tomorrow. But there was no media coverage. No heads of state, parliaments, or congress stopped what they were doing to address the crisis, and no investigations were launched. Yet more than 26,500 children died yesterday of preventable causes related to their poverty, and it will happen again today and tomorrow and the day after that. Almost 10 million children will be dead in the course of a year. So why does the crash of a single plane dominate the front pages of the newspapers across the world while the equivalent of one hundred planes filled with children crashing DAILY never reaches our ears? And even though we now have the awareness, the access, and the ability to stop it, why have we chosen not to? Perhaps one reason is that these kids who are dying are not our kids; they're somebody else's.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Seven.

1. I am really diggin' grilled cheese sandwiches a lot.
2. Been pondering Grace & how thankful I am for it.
3.I'm currently addicted to adoption blogs <3
4. I love Summer time but seriously HATE all the lizards that come with it.
5. I have a huge obsession with magazines lately.
6. We got a Netflix account last week & it's so fun!
7. I'm determined to stick with this blog...hold me accountable!

Love & smiles,
Jessica Renee Gunn

Saturday, June 11, 2011

28 dresses.

Once upon a time, I watched one of my favorite chick flicks ever, "27 dresses". After falling in love with the concept of being in so many weddings, I excitedly told my husband that I would love to beat Katherine Heigl and get 28 dresses. He rolled his eyes and told me that I was cute and that was that.
Well, Be careful what you wish for because just two weeks later I was asked to be in not one, not two, but THREE weddings...not to mention all were in the month of May. I was extremely excited and honored and quickly dove into "wedding mode". Three wedding showers. Three Bachelorette parties. Three bridesmaids dresses. You get my drift :)
The month of May was like one giant wedding! Hah! I had a blast even though it was quite exhausting. My heart was bursting with JOY for all three of my friends. How beautiful to watch their love stories unfold and see them drive away into their new lives with their husbands! I love love love weddings because each one is beautiful in it's own unique way. Each one tells a story of how two people met and fell in love...that never gets old :)
So, congrats to my beautiful friends, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Hutchins, and Mrs. Accola! Thank you for giving me the honor of standing beside you on the most important day of your life! :) And now for my faithful readers (lol anybody out there?) here are few pictures for your viewing pleasure!