Sunday, April 26, 2009

Zoe Gala 09 - Blue Moon


Prom was so much fun! I was happily surprised to recognize several familiar faces, and get to hang and dance with some pretty awesome people! First we got to eat...I had the pretzel chicken, it was pretty good.Ashley and RachelL-R: Jordan, Me, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, Josh and his dateThen the dancing began! We did the Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, Macarena and tons of other crazy dances! Dancing =)












These next couple pictures are courtesy of a few of my friends(I'm stealing them cuz I didn't get many...Thanks guys!) Laura and Chris Nosko^Most of the people at my table^ L-R: Jordan, Luis, Josh, Ashley, Robert, Rachel^The other two at my table^ Josh and his date...I already forgot her name -.-Haha this was so wierd...neither of us could figure out which dance the other was doing...overall it was a pretty fun night :P I will have more pics eventually...mom took a bunch with her old camera (non-digital) so we have to get them developed first.

Friday, April 24, 2009

This was cool...visual you

Rules:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search (http://www.flickr.com/).
b. Using ONLY the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Mosaic Maker. Change rows to 4 and columns to 4 (http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php).
d. Save the image and post it on this note!
e. If you're tagged, pass it on. And tag me. :)

Questions. }
1. What is your name? Chelsey
2. What is your favorite food? spaghetti
3. What is your hometown? Charlotte, NC
4. What is your favorite color? Green and Blue
5. What is your favorite movie? A Walk to Remember
6. What is your favorite drink? Dr pepper
7. What is your dream vacation? Paris, France
8. What is your favorite dessert? Banana Pudding
9. What is one word to describe yourself? Busy...chaos
10. How are you feeling right now? Stressed
11. What do you love most in the world? Music
12. What do you want to be when you grow up? Wife and Mother
13. Favorite Hobby? Sleeping
14. What kind of books do you like? Old books
15. What’s your favorite sport? Dance
16.Where do you work? Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

"I've Just Seen Jesus"

Larnelle Harris and Sandi Patti singing "I've Just Seen Jesus" Happy Easter!!!


The Story of Edith Burns

Happy Easter! (This story was given to me by one of my dance instructors some time ago, I hope it touches and encourages you all just as it does me)


Edith Burns was a wonderful Christian who lived in San Antonio, Texas. She was the patient of a doctor by the name of Will Phillips. Dr. Phillips was a gentle doctor who saw patients as people. His favorite patient was Edith Burns.
One morning he went to his office with a heavy heart and it was because of Edith Burns. When he walked into that waiting room, there sat Edith with her big black Bible in her lap earnestly talking to a young mother sitting beside her.
Edith Burns had a habit of introducing herself in this way: “Hello, my name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?” Then she would explain the meaning of Easter, and many times people would be saved.
Dr. Phillips walked into that office and there he saw the head nurse, Beverly. Beverly had first met Edith when she was taking her blood pressure. Edith began by saying, “My name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?”
Beverly said, “Why yes I do.”
Edith said, “Well what do you believe about Easter?”
Beverly said, “Well it’s all about egg hunts, going to church, and Dressing up.” Edith kept pressing her about the real meaning of Easter, and finally led her to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Phillips said, “ Beverly, don’t call Edith into the office quite yet. I believe there is another delivery taking place in the waiting room.
After being called back in the doctor’s office, Edith sat down and when she took a look at the doctor she said, “Dr. Will, why are you so sad? Are you reading your Bible? Are you praying?”
Dr. Phillips said gently, “ Edith, I’m the doctor and you’re the patient.” With a heavy hear he said, “Your lab report came back and it says you have cancer, and Edith, you’re not going to live very long.”
Edith said, “ Why Will Phillips, shame on you. Why are you so sad? Do you think God makes mistakes? You have just told me I’m going to see my precious Lord Jesus, my husband and my friends. You have just told me that I am going to celebrate Easter forever, and here you are having difficulty giving me my ticket!” Dr. Phillips thought to himself, “What a magnificent woman this Edith Burns is!”
Edith continued coming to Dr. Phillips. Christmas came and the office was closed through January 3rd. On the day the office opened, Edith did not show up. Later that afternoon, Edith called Dr. Phillips and said she would have to be moving her story to the hospital and said, “Will, I’m very near home, so would you make sure that they put women in here next to me in my room who need to know about Easter.”
Well, they did just that and women began to come in and share that room with Edith. Many women were saved. Everybody on that floor from staff to patients were so excited about Edith, that they started calling her Edith Easter; that is everyone except Phyllis Cross, the head nurse.
Phyllis made it plain that she wanted nothing to do with Edith because she was a “religious nut”. She had been a nurse in an army hospital. She had seen it all and heard it all. She was the original G. I. Jane. She had been married three times, she was hard, cold, and did everything by the book.
One morning the two nurses who were to attend to Edith were sick. Edith had the flu and Phyllis Cross had to go in and give her a shot. When she walked in, Edith had a big smile on her face and said, “Phyllis, God loves you and I love you, and I have been praying for you.”
Phyllis Cross said, “Well, you can quit praying for me, it won’t work. I’m not interested.”
Edith said, “Well I will pray and I have asked God not to let me go home until you come into the family.”
Phyllis Cross said, “ Then you will never die because that will never happen,” and curtly walked out of the room.
Every day Phyllis Cross would walk into the room and Edith would say, “God loves you Phyllis and I love you, and I’m praying for you.”
One day Phyllis Cross said she was literally drawn to Edith’s room like a magnet would draw iron. She sat down on the bed and Edith said, “I'm so glad you have come, because God told me that today is your special day.”
Phyllis Cross said, “Edith, you have asked everybody here the question, “Do you believe in Easter” but you have never asked me.”
Edith said, “Phyllis, I wanted to many times, but God told me to wait until you asked, and now, you have asked.”
Edith Burns took her Bible and shared with Phyllis Cross the Easter Story of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Edith said, “Phyllis, do you believe in Easter? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is alive and that He wants to live in your heart?”
Phyllis Cross said, “Oh I want to believe that with all of my heart and I do want Jesus in my life.” Right there, Phyllis Cross prayed and invited Jesus Christ into her heart. For the first time Phyllis Cross did not walk out of a hospital room, she was carried out on the wings of angels.
Two days later, Phyllis Cross came in and Edith said, “Do you know what day it is?” Phyllis Cross said, “Why Edith, it’s Good Friday.”
Edith said, “Oh, no, for you every day is Easter. Happy Easter Phyllis!” Two days later, on Easter Sunday, Phyllis Cross cam into work, did some of her duties an then went down to the flower shop and got some Easter lilies because she wanted to go up to see Edith and give her some Easter lilies and wish her a Happy Easter.
When she walked into Edith’s room, Edith was in bed. That big black Bible was on her lap. Her hands were in that Bible. There was a sweet smile on her face. When Phyllis Cross went to pick up Edith’s hand, she realized Edith was dead. Her left hand was on John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” Her right hand was on Revelation 21:4, “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Phyllis Cross took one look at that dead body, and then lifter her face toward heaven, and with tears streaming down her cheeks, said, “Happy Easter, Edith – Happy Easter!”
Phyllis Cross left Edith’s body, walked out of the room, and over to a table where two student nurses were sitting. She said, “My name is Phyllis Cross. Do you believe in Easter?”

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Prayer For a Friend

Prayer For A Friend ~ Casting Crowns
Lord I lift my friend to You.
I've done all that I know to do.
I lift my friend, to You.
Complicated circumstances
have clouded [her] view.

Lord I lift my friend up to You.
I fear that I won’t have the words
that [she] needs to hear.
I pray for Your wisdom , oh God.
And a heart that's sincere.
And Lord I lift my friend up
to You.

Lord I lift my friend to You.
My best friend in the
world, I know [she] means much
more to You.
I want so much to help [her], but
this is something [she] has to do.

Lord I lift my friend up to You.
There's a way that seems so right to [her].
But You know where that leads.
[She's] becoming a puppet of the world.
Too blind to see the strings.
And Lord I lift my friend up to You.

Lord I lift my friend to You.
I've done all that I know to do.
I lift my friend, to You.