Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. Give her everything she deserves! Proverbs 31:30

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm in mourning!!!

So I got home last night and got on the computer only to find out one of my FAVORITE actors-Patrick Swayze- died. I couldn't believe it. He fought so hard and so long in his battle with cancer. My mom laughs at me because I will watch Dirty Dancing no matter what EVERY time it comes on tv even though I own the movie (and soundtrack) haha. I LOVE that movie. I told my mom last night that since people took off work when MJ died- because they were SO distraught that I was going to take off work today because I just couldn't function.---But for real, Patrick Swayze was a terrific actor. I was watching a E True Hollywood Story on him not too long ago, and I was pleased to see that he had remained faithful to his wife (as most people in Hollywood don't) and that even though he fell into the trap that so many actors do he learned from his mistakes and changed his life. I hope that he had gotten his life in line with God and that he is not suffering anymore.

Friday, September 11, 2009

8 years ago----Don't forget

8 years ago today, tragedy struck America and life as we knew it changed forever. I will never forget what I was doing that day....My best friend Candace and I were going to raise the flag, as we did every morning as part of our student council duties, when our teacher came running outside to tell us what happened--so we then lowered the flag to half mast and then sat glued to the tv all day at school. Everything was different that day and everyone was affected. I remember the way I felt that day vividly, I have never been so angry, sad, hurt, etc all at the same time. I remember how it seemed all of America united together for one cause. A lot of people turned to (or back to God) because we realized He was the only one who was going to get us through.

I remember when President Bush said we were going to war to defend our country against more attacks and how MOST people got behind the cause because we realized that is what needed to be done to put the attackers in their place. I remember the songs that were written during this time--everything.

I also remember when I found out my cousin was going to war---I was very proud of him and very scared for him at the same time. I lived by my phone and for the paper during this time just so I would know he was ok. Every time the news would report another death of an American soldier I would FREAK OUT until I knew it wasn't Phillip but then I would feel bad for the family of that soldier. It was a very emotional time. I remember when Phillip came back and how I could tell he was forever changed. When he would talk about things (which was very little) I would realize just how much these men and women were sacrificing so that we would be safe here in the states. I remember when he came home and I didn't want to let him go, the events surrounding 9/11 brought everyone closer in a sense.

But here we are 8 years later....many have forgotten that day and how they felt. Many have forgotten how God alone brought us through it. MANY have forgotten what the war was about and those who fought. From Micheal Moore and the Dixie Chicks to people we see on a daily basis---they have all lost sight of that day and may GOD FORGIVE US. ----Hopefully it won't take something tragic to get us all to wake up and turn to GOD again!!!!!!!

If you want to know a little of what our military went through I reccommend the book "Thunder Run"

Please keep our military in your thoughts and prayers as well as the victim's families. Also pray for our country and the leaders that they won't forget and will turn back to GOD!!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tough Days and Breakthrough

For those of you who know me know that I have been looking for a new job for a long time. I am still looking and praying that something comes up soon. I don't know why but it is so hard for me to trust God right now. I know that He is there and He just wants me to trust Him but I just want out of this place ASAP. It is not that I don't like my coworkers or managers--I just don't like the travel involved and the fact that my job has NOTHING to do with what I went to school for. I am thankful that I have a job with benefits, I just want something that is going to not make me miserable. I hate feeling this way everyday.

I also found out that I have some health problems that are being increased due to all the stress that I am under with this job. UGH it never ends.

On a brighter note, I just want to thank you for praying for my cousin Phillip. Amazing things have been happening in that situation. My Aunt (Phillip's mom) and I have talked more during this than we ever have. She is really learning how to pull away and lean on God to deliver Phillip and if you knew her that is a HUGE step for her. Also, His brother went through some crap with his ex-wife and the family actually pulled together to pray and he was amazed at how God worked the situation out. Phillip is making progress to. He is going to a lot of classes at the VA and making steps to recover from all this junk. I also found out that a friend of mine is going to go talk to him and I am so excited for this--I think it will really help Phillip. Just please keep praying because I really feel that he is on the verge of a huge breakthrough.

Speaking of BREAKTHROUGH....This past weekend I went to the Beach Retreat with the Generation and it was AMAZING. God really showed up and showed out. David Jett spoke and he spoke on Breakthrough. I can't put into words what happened but I will say that a lot of people let God melt their chains away. I am so grateful for the word that was spoken.

This is why I am so confused about this whole job thing. I know that God has brought me out of so much and He has allowed me to see Him do some incredible things but just because I am having to wait for what seems like forever I am not clinging to Him like I need to. Ugh I am so hard headed.

Anyway that is enough of my gripe session---Just please pray for me!