Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fa la la la laaaa

Yes I'm already fa la la la laaaing =D I can't help it! It's my favorite time of year...the celebration of Jesus birth. I love all the smells and sights, food and family and all that good stuff. But we gotta keep in mind the real reason for the season...and that is Christ. I got a Savior for Christmas...what did you get?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm thankful for...

  • Jesus, my savior, my best friend, my protector, my provider, my father, my all in all
  • The Cross...without it, I would spend an eternity apart from God
  • My parents...thank you for loving me the way you do, even as sinful as I am and correcting me for it...speaking into my life...and all you do for others, you're are the best examples to me!
  • My you Shelley! And her men, Shawn, Carter and Landen! Love you guys so much!
  • My relatives...thanks for fun times, love you guys!
  • My church family...I'd be lost without you
  • My work family...I'd go nuts without you, even though you guys make me nuts sometimes!
  • Specifically:
  • Hannah: There is so much I can say about you! I love ya! Thanks for all the encouragement and late night talks! I don't know what I'd do without you! I'm so glad you moved here!
  • Krystal: Thanks for pushing me to be the best I can be, helping me grow...being there for me when I needed you, and believing in me. I love ya sis!
  • Alex: I'm so glad I met you! You're one of my besties and make the worst work days bearable with your amazing smile! I'm glad we work together!
  • Melly: You are a constant example of a Godly young woman! I love being around you and all the fun times we have, teaching dance with you and so much more! Love ya!
  • Anna: Thanks for being my friend...we've done so many big things together, I can't wait to see what happens next! You're such a great example to me!
  • Josh: Thanks for the laughs, and caring for me and everything really
  • Daniel: Thanks for being my brother, the late night encouragement and bringing me back to God when I'm discouraged
  • James: Thanks for everything...and I mean everything, you've helped me grow so much! Thanks for talking with me and praying with really go the 2nd mile :)
  • And my other special people, I'd write about each but it would take up a hundred million pages and words could never express how much I appreciate you guys! Janelle, Becca, Laura, Morgan, Samantha, Emily, Jubilee, Aly, Cara, Kacey, Kasey, Melissa, Gayle, Tina, Rob, Nick, Shawn, Darius, Kenya, Lucy, Lucilina, Taylor, Tyler, Meeka, Kathy, Findlay, Berto, Jose, Maru, Angel, Carmelita, Gustavo, Gerardo, Tami, Jackie, Daniel, Jared, Danielle, Lydia, Jami, Connie, Kathy, James, Jami, Francie, Keith, Courtney, Rachel, Olivia, Chad, Micah, Jon, Garrett, Nate, Miranda, BJ, Kerrie, Charlotte, Elliot, Nicole, Erika, Justin, The Hodsons, The Coakleys, The Yarbroughs, The Velekes, The Seavers, Meagan, Tyler, Mindy, Zach, Carter, Madison, The Sneads, and all of the rest of know who you are!
  • Mission28, especially Joe and Jeanie, Lizzy, the Lechner caregroup and the girls in my discipleship group: Thanks for making my freshman year so amazing! Love you guys!
  • CrossWay: for all the amazing teaching that I've experienced through my life
  • my Bible
  • my house
  • my dog
  • chick-fil-a stuffed cows
  • books
  • movies
  • iPods and iTunes gift cards
  • music
  • worship songs
  • sunshine
  • curling up under an afghan on a rainy day and watching a black and white movie
  • Christmas songs
  • Christmas Gift Wrap
  • used book stores
  • old books
  • christmas smells, cinnamon and pine trees
  • christmas food
  • Switchfoot
  • Krystal Meyers
  • BarlowGirl
  • Josh Groban
  • blonde moments
  • passing notes in english class
  • dance
  • coffee with friends
  • Saturday breakfast with mom
  • driving home with dad
  • cpcc
  • my laptop
  • starbucks, caribou or coffee in general
  • cell phones
  • clothes
  • shoes
  • work
  • struggles and trials
  • God's sovereign plan for me
  • the future
  • The US Military...the men and women who put their lives on the line for my freedom
  • Freedom
  • change

(Not sure who its by)

The world looks around me as I struggle along
They say I have nothing, but they are so wrong.
In my heart I'm rejoicing, how I wish they could see
Thank You, Lord, for Your blessings on me.

There's a roof up above me, I've a good place to sleep.
There's food on my table, and shoes on my feet.
You gave me Your love, Lord, and a fine family.
Thank you, Lord, for Your blessings on me.

I know I'm not wealthy and these clothes are not new,
I don't have much money, but Lord, I have You,
And to me You're all that matters tho' the world may not see.
Thank you, Lord, for Your blessings on me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
The Witness by Dee Henderson
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence, which is: Tracey was more petite than Marie, her face noticeably younger, the brown eyes and the ash blonde hair she had cut to frame her face echoing a strong resemblance to her sister.
4. Post the next three sentences: Daniel liked this sister too; he liked her smile, her laughter, the way she could easily tease Marie out of feeling nervous, and he liked the fact she enjoyed talking casually about so many topics that he got a lot of information about his cousins just by tagging along with the flow. But the study was getting unnerving. She rested her chin on her hand and studied him some more.
5. Tag five people...whoever hasn't been tagged yet

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ta da!!!!

Well, here I am, at CPCC writing this on my brand new laptop! I got it yesterday and it's sooo cool! It does all sorts of things and I love being able to work on my homework in my room and listen to music on it and a million other things!

Anyway, I had soooo much fun last friday night, Josh, Shawn, Alex, Kathy, Melly and I all hung CFA ppl and I went to CiCi's for dinner and Melly joined us at the movies a little bit later...we went to see HSM3 (of course!) and it was really good...much better than the 2nd one! (yes it sounds corny...but who cares)

And the coffee house on thursday was a BLAST!!!! I'll have to post pictures a little bit later

anyway, i gotta get to math class...lab quiz today and then mission28 BIG MEETING tonight!!! yahoo! (AND this is my 130th post!)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

my two cents (or is it sense)

Well, its over with...Election 2008 is over and Barack Obama has been elected into office. Like most, I am concerned with the future and what our country will go through. But one thing I know for certain, I know that God is in complete control and he has Obama in the White House for a reason...a reason that we can't see at this time. I know that before God created the world, he knew Obama would be elected and yet he still created the world...its like the Bible says, "for everything there is a season" and we can endure anything for a this case, our season is just 4-8 years. Who knows, maybe Barack Obama will be just what we need, or maybe God had him elected so that we, God's children, would be concerned and draw even closer to God through prayer. Whatever the reason, I know God is at work and I know that I can be content and rest in the fact that God is in control, no matter who is in the White House.