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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Friday, July 30, 2010

He's Making it Beautiful!

So over at Kelly's Korner there are a lot of people sharing their testimonies and I thought I would join in and share how God has been working in my life.

I grew up in a semi-Christian home.  My mom made sure that we went to church and she led a Christian life but my dad didn't want to.  I grew up in church and I "loved" God.  I learned at a young age how to go through the motions.  I was religious with NO relationship. I knew the right things to say and the way to wear my mask but I was dying on the inside.  I looked the part of a Christian but I was far from actually being one.

In middle school and most of high school I was Miss "True Love Waits" but toward the end of high school I started walking dangerously close to the line.  My senior year of high school I was raped by someone that I considered a friend of mine and this caused a spiral effect in my life.  This one thing caused me to doubt God, hate everyone (because of things that were said), and start down a very dangerous road.  I started giving in to guys a lot more easily now because I felt like there was no sense in not doing it because someone had taken my virginity away.

I was back with an ex when we got so addicted to each other it was sick.  We had no true relationship and it was obvious.  He told me how worthless I was constantly and this made me think that I really was.  He moved and things stopped for the most part - at least with him.  I quickly became someone that I hated.

I started going to another church that really changed the way I viewed church.  I thank God for the people He placed in my life at a moment when I desperately needed someone that I could trust again.  I was still playing games though.  One night (a year ago) sitting at our college service I felt God like never before.  So after all the running and fighting and surrendered my life to Jesus.

I am not saying that after that night things got really easy because they didn't.  I still had to let go of some unforgiveness that quite frankly I didn't want to but I thank God for dealing with me because the journey of letting go has been worth it.  I have been able to experience god like never before and I have learned that God will bring you through any storm and He will hold you in the middle of it.  I am glad that God gives grace and forgiveness and He doesn't tie strings to it like I used to do.

I still have a lot to learn and a lot to quit struggling with (being single) but I know that God loves us in spite of our mess and He will turn that mess into something BEAUTIFUL.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Complicated

Ok....So I am interrupting the Kelly's Korner blog parade to share something very important! 

While I was at work today I got a phone call from my cousin Phillip.  We haven't really talked for about a year because I had to take myself out of the situation with him for a while.  (I have written more about him on here before).

Well when he called today he was right outside of my office so I went down to see him.  He looked different. (That is all I am going to say)  As I talked to him I could feel myself shutting down a little.  I love my cousin (who is basically my big bro) so much and it kills me to see him hurting.

He told me he feels like it is time for him to grow up and get his life on track and get in church.  I PRAY he is serious this time.  I want NOTHING more than for him to let God radically change him from the inside out!

So that is why I am posting this.  Please, if you come across this blog while looking for more info on me, read this post too and say a prayer for my cousin.  Pray that he will quit running and let God rock his world!!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kelly’s Korner SUYL: Single Girl Looking (HA!)

So first of all this is just a little bit awkward. I mean I have to write a whole blog about myself? :-/ Well here goes nothing…..


My name is Tiffany I'm 25 (well will be in September) and born and raised in good ol’ Alabama. I am a big fan of SEC Football and Baseball especially the Crimson Tide! Roll Tide!!!!

I love Jesus with all my heart and try my best to live my life to honor Him (even though I completely mess up a lot). My favorite motto is "It's against my relationship to have religion"

I think I go to one of the best churches in the world and I absolutely ADORE my church family. I am also very close to my family and I couldn’t ask for a better family. We are there for each other in the good times and the bad and love each other more than anything!

I went to UAB where I graduated with a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Spanish! 

I love the outdoors (somewhat)! I love to vacation in NASHVILLE (maybe one of the many jobs I applied for will happen and I can move there) but I also like the beach. I am a big fan of country music and some of my favorites are Chuck Wicks, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum.

I love to sing!!!!  I have "cat eyes" (my best feature)!

Ok well as far as my love life goes….it hasn’t existed for a while! (TEAR) But God has brought (is bringing) me though the lonely times.

I am not high maintenance when it comes to dating. I enjoy going out to dinner and the movies, bowling, and that kind of stuff but I also like staying at home and just hanging out.
I am looking for someone who is a Christian, athletic, down to earth, funny, guy.

If you or someone you know is interested you can email me at TAHILL0985@gmail.com
or facebook me http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20502064

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's Been A While

So it has been a while since I have written a blog and I thought it was time to update all of my blog friends what has been going on.


Well, not much has really been going on in my life.....haha....so I guess this will be a short blog!  :-)




I have a new work out obsession and it is SPIN!!!!  I am in love with the class and I have 2 of the best teachers ever!  I am trying to go at least 3 times a week right now so that by my birthday/2 of my friends weddings  I will be at least a little skinny!  (oh I hope so)  I know what I am about to say is going to be a little controversial but I am going to say it anyway.  I feel like I am not going to meet my future husband until I lose a lot of weight....I mean who wants to be with a fatty right?!?!  This is just how I feel and maybe I am wrong but I have to do this.


Many of you know that I LOVE country music so who would be surprised to know that I spent my July 4th weekend in the country music capital NASHVILLE!!!!!!



I had so much fun (more of my pics will come soon hopefully)!  The trip started out shaky with me finding out that I wasn't going to get to see the one person I was hoping to see up there.....but OH WELL!!!!! Me and Natalie had a blast!  On the way up there we stopped here

so we could feel like little kids again!  It was so much fun!

When we got to downtown Nashville we still had time to kill before our room would be ready so we decided to go walk around for a while but first we had to get lost in true Tiffany fashion!  HA!  It was hilarious because Natalie was just like "go to the Batman building"  HAHAHAHA



So that first night we rode on the General Jackson to celebrate it's 25th B'day and then we went to see CHUCK WICKS!


 He is SO sexy and his new song "Hold That Thought" is AWESOME!!!! Check it out on YouTube


The next day was our "downtown day".  We went to the Ryman, Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Walk of Stars.  Then that night we went to the Wildhorse and saw Brother Trouble. (If you haven't heard of them PLEASE check them out).  Wildhorse was a hoot.  Me and Natalie had fun just making fun of all the people dancing--especially this dude that looked like he was on LSD.

The next day we were going to spend the day outside of downtown but that was not happening because EVERYTHING was closed.  So we ended up going back downtown.  Luckily we had a totally awesome shuttle driver (who knew a friend of mine) that didn't mind taking us back and forth.  That night we went to an amazing restaurant (Whiskey Kitchen) and then back to Wildhorse to see Les Richardson.  Before anyone asks why we didn't go to the free Trace Adkins/Julianne Hough concert on the fourth, let me just say there were wall to wall people and there was no way we would have been able to.  So around the time the fireworks were supposed to start, Natalie convinced me to go outside to watch the show (with all the other people in the state)  We finally got to a place to stand and once we got there, there was NO moving (can we say panic attack waiting to happen).  Well everything was going fine until this Meth head came and stood by us and kept freaking out every time we would take a picture of the fireworks thinking we were taking his picture.  We HAD to get away form this freak and the fact we could not get out of the crowd fast enough FREAKED me out.  It was bad!

That was the last night of our Nashville journey and I can say the whole trip was super fun!  Only one thing could have made it better....



seeing Ty from The Bachelorette  (Trust me we looked for him HAHA)



I cannot wait to go back!