Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

I was just browsing the internet and decided to have some fun. Gregory and I were laughing so hard at this! ENJOY :)

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Meet Savannah!

We met this sweet 4 month old black/chocolate lab at a pet adoption over the weekend. We couldn't leave her once we met her. So we decided to give her a good home. She is our first baby girl and is very special to us! Hope you get to meet her soon!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I was tagged!

HAHA! My good friend Kelli tagged me in her blog and i'm supposed to list 7 random facts about me. So, here goes nothing!

1. I knew my husband's family before I knew him! His sister introduced us, I was her RA in college and meet her and his mom first.

2. The farthest I've been from home is Cambodia. I went there on a mission trip this past summer.

3. I was a premature baby and almost didn't make it because I only had three chambers of my heart. I spent almost the whole first year of my life in and out of hospitals. So i'm a miracle baby!

4. I have one of every type of brothers. I have a full brother, Matthew 21. A half brother, Jacob 6. And a step brother Joseph 16. Crazy huh-all brothers and no sisters. Good thing I have friends that I call sisters! (and Natasha as my sis n law!)

5. I paid for college all my myself. I had to work 3 jobs plus take extra classes so I could graduate in 3 years. But it was all worth it. I'd say that's my life's biggest accomplishment so far.

6. I've been in a discipleship group over the year of 2008 and we have memorized over 40 verses to date.

7. I write out goals for myself for the whole year and I actually check them off to make sure I complete them all! (I know that's sad-but organized!)

And now to tag 7 other friends :)

Kelly Moreton
Kristie Poll
Karin Coibion
Kristen Franklin
Julie Kent
Jason Robertson
Seth Hathcock

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Life Message....

What is your life message? What have you learned that you need to teach to others? I read this morning in my devotional how important it ts to show Christ to others. The best way to witness is to live a life that leads to why. I have answered the following questions to help me determine my life message and I encourage you to do the same!

  • What has God taught me from failure?
  • What has God taught me from a lack of money?
  • What has God taught me from pain or sorrow or depression?
  • What has God taught me through waiting?
  • What has God taught me through illness?
  • What has God taught me from disappointment?
  • What have I learned from my family, my church, my relationships, my small group, and my critics?

Have fun! :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I know what your thinking and you have a dirty mind! I got this little encouragement in my email and I just had to share it with you.

Tender Adjustments
Have you ever seen a cashew in its shell? Me neither. It turns out that a cashew has caustic oil between the nut's inner and outer shells. To rid this delectable treat of its acerbic element, the outer shell is burned or roasted off, and then the nut is boiled or roasted again to remove the inner shell.

Life's hardships often feel as though someone has turned up the heat on us, and we wonder if we'll survive. Yet I find when I've been "roasted" long enough in life's difficulties, my outer casing of bad attitudes, preconceived notions, and high-mindedness is burned off. I'm left meeker, less defensive, more pliable, and less caustic.

Jesus died for every "nut" in the land . . . even the hardest one. And for that, I'm particularly grateful.

-Patsy Clairmont

My closing thoughts:
I have felt that the heat is getting hotter. But I have to remember that God is simply "roasting" me so that in the end I will be better. Do you ever feel like this? Or is it just me?

Saturday, November 15, 2008


It's hard to even write that word-patience. That is what God has been teaching me over the last 6 months. I feel that I have been really learning but lately it's been worse. This last month, almost everything I did had me waiting. Even yesterday, when I was so sick-I had to wait 2 1/2 hours at the doctors office. Then when I went to pick up my prescription I had to wait another 45 minutes. There are a few other instances just recently that have happened that are just too personal to share. But I have to wonder why. I read this in my morning quiet time today:

"You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised." Hebrews 10:36

And what I got out of that is that even though it;s hard to keep going when I feel such resistance. I have to keep moving. You know when you are walking in the ocean against the current? That's what I feel like. But I have to step back and remember these two things -"Be still and know that I am God" and "I can everything through him who gives me strength". So, I share this with you today so that you will know what I am struggling with. I ask for your prayers. There are a lot of unspoken prayer requests here too.

Thanks in advance for your prayers :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Waiting for January!!!!

Gregory and I can hardly wait for 2009 to get here because Lost will be back! If you don't watch this show-you have to! It's amazing :) Enjoy the video!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fall leaves changing...

Dear sweet father in Heaven,

Today as I was driving home on 400 north. I noticed the leaves were really starting to change. They are so beautiful-thank you Lord. I started thinking about that whole process. You know Chlorophyll is what makes the leaves green. As the nights get shorter and cooler the leaves begin to lose the Chlorophyll and they change colors. And the interesting fact is that the leaves are actually dying. And I find it really interesting that the leaves become more beautiful as they are dying. Anyway, I'm just wondering if this has any correlation with the fact that life gets more beautiful the closer we get to dying? Or that true life starts once we leave earth and end up in Heaven with you? You are such a BIG God. Even the little leaves show your majestic ways. Life is a fragile thing and I work everyday not to take it for granted. Every moment I have is very special to me. Lord, this month I have been writing this verse on the tablet of my heart. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I will now speak your words back to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Psalms 139:13-16

I love you Abba,
Your little girl-

To my blog readers, this is an example of a new blog I have started. What do you think?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My one and only political entry...

I'm really sick of hearing all the political stuff and cannot wait for the election to be over. My mom sent me this email and I thought was definitely blog worthy. Enjoy, this is the truth you need to hear. And it goes hand and hand with Andy's sermon "Letters to the Next President". You can find that here

Top 10 Truths No Matter Who Wins the Election

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

2. Prayer will still work.

3. The Holy Spirit will still move.

4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.

5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.

6. There will still be singing of praise to God.

7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.

8. There will still be room at the Cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.