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I love being Mrs. Lutz and loving God and my husband! I enjoy loving my HUBBY and trying all kinds of new adventures here in Corpus Christi, TX. I love holding and feeding sweet babies AND I get to do that at my job at Driscoll Childrens Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit!

Jan 11, 2012

David & Goliath

For the past couple weeks David and Goliath has been a story really close to my heart. I have to retake my boards tomorrow and in all honesty it feels like my modern day Goliath. Now I know that seems a little extreme BUT I do tend to feel a little overwhelmed. Although, as God always does, He has given me a really great comfort in resting in HIM. Last Sunday God renewed in me something I had long forgotten. Before there was clinicals, care plans, HESI exams, and NCLEX boards, God gave me the desire to show people His heart. I mean that's the reason I decided to go into Nursing in the first place!! It was plain as day, as I worshiped to this song about none other than David the one story I had been looking to for comfort about my boards. All this time I had been praying for God's power and that he would come through in a BIG way, but God wanted me to desire something more...simply His heart and His presence during my test.

Lyrics that God used so CLEARLY!! Your Heart David - Chris Tomlin
It never was about the oil dripping from my head
I never did dream beyond the pastures I could tend
It never was about the praise, not about the street parade
I didn’t really need a crowd when Goliath fell down

I never meant to woo a king with simple shepherd songs
Or hide away inside a cave, safe from danger’s arms
I never meant to wear a crown, or try to bring armies down
It never was about me and who I hoped to be

At the end of the day, I wanna hear people say
My heart looks like Your heart, my heart looks like Your heart
When the world looks at me, let them agree
That my heart looks like Your heart, my heart looks like Your heart

I never thought I would be much more than Jesse’s kin
Who would ever dream a king would come from Bethlehem?
I know that I’ve crashed and burned, lives have been overturned
But You redeem everything, yeah, even me

At the end of the day, I want to hear people say
That my heart looks like Your heart, my heart looks like Your heart
When the world looks at me, I pray all they see
Is my heart looks like Your heart, my heart looks like Your heart

Five little stones, or a royal robe
Shepherd or king doesn’t mean a thing
At the end of the day

At the end of the day, I wanna hear people say
That my heart looks like Your heart, my heart looks likeYour heart
Unashamed I will dance, In Your name, lift my hands
‘Til my heart looks like Your heart, my heart looks like Your heart

P.S. This song is on a CD I would totally recommend to everyone!!
Music inspired by The Story

So the next time your praying for God to move in a big way in circumstances in your life, be encouraged that He wants to move in a BIG way in your heart first!!

Mrs. Lutz

Jan 3, 2012

Bitter Sweet Christmas & New Year!

Wow I can't believe it is already 2012!! At any rate I'm excited to recap our Christmas and New Year's warm memories. This holiday season was BLESSED to say the least! A few days before Christmas Tyler and I were blessed with many visitors in our house! Claire Aaron and Jacob came to stay with us and it was quite COZY...to say the least! Everyone was such a good sport about me working, having to share a bathroom, and creative sleeping arrangments. The best part was having a house FULL of sweet friends that mode our tiny apartment their home. I slept in both days and woke up to warm coffee, left over breakfast and clean dishes. I mean seriously could you ask for better house guests. It was quite comical though that I would wake up and get ready for work and Tyler would then come home from work. Even though we both had to work our guest always had a Lutz to visit with haha! I was so thankful they came to visit because we don't have visitors often anymore. It was such a sweet time of fellowship and memories and it really made me cherish each one of their hearts, friendships, and impact they have in mine and Tyler's life! The next day we were able to enjoy the Staff Christmas party at Joe and Mel's! It was so fun and we were really blessed by the way Joe and Mel served us...it's really honoring to have leadership that loves and serves like they do. After dinner and dessert we sat around and talked about the greatest moments of 2011. As I was sitting across the circle from my Hubby I was overwhelmed with emotion and thankfulness. I saw a glimpse of God's unconditional love and sovereignty. In just a year God had blessed us with a marriage, being graduates from college, provided jobs for my hubby and I (not just jobs BUT jobs that fufill our desires and calling for his kingdom) and HE placed us on a staff that is SOLD OUT to his kingdom!! None of which we deserved but HE chose to orchestrate. I get overwhelmed with emotion just typing this all out.
Now as if that wasn't enough the next few days we were able to serve alongside the staff we love at our 10 Christmas Services @ BAF!! It felt like home being at the church serving food and visiting with everyone. On Christmas EVE Tyler and I opened stockings and exchanged our gifts for each other it was a quite night together that I wouldn't have traded for anything...perfect 1st Christmas together. We got to spend Christmas with Tyler's family and visit my Dad it was so surreal having Tyler with me the WHOLE TIME!! We did Christmas with Momma Shea and Daddy Jerry 2 weeks earlier but Christmas was a little bluer not seeing them Christmas day. It was for a great reason though they went to spend Christmas with Hannah and Sean in Kansas so they had a white Christmas in Kansas!! After all the excitement of Christmas was over we spent new years eve at Joe and Mel's with some of our favorite people we played some board games, ate to mush, and shared FUN memories! The next day was Sunday and I was so excited because Tyler was preaching and not only was Tyler preaching but it was the same exact day his Boppa was preaching in Kileen. This was so special to me because this was the Sunday Boppa was going to retire and even though we couldn't be there it definitely felt like God was giving us a way to be there in spirit. Side note: I really admire and look up to all of our grandparents. between the 4 of them there is 150+ years of marriage and solid Godly marriages that I will look to for inspiration for years to come!! Anyway Tyler did a wonderful Job on Sunday and we got to spend the afternoon having a sweet family lunch! Sunday night I was able to share with Mimi just how much I looked up to her and Boppa and how blessed their Church had been to have them as their pastors AND that Tyler got to preach "with" Boppa on one of his lasts Sundays. This may sound trivial but I know it's one of those memories that I will cherish forever!! All in all I'm sad to close the door on all the sweet memories and blessings of 2011 it was a simply bittersweet ending to the year. BUT for 2012 I'm claiming this verse for the LUTZ family: Ephesians 3:20 and anticipating what God has in store!

P.s. apologize in advance for grammar and wording errors...wrote this late after studying for 7 hours :)

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