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, November 4, 2011

Football, Halloween, Church, etc

I am so sorry it has been so long since I have posted on here...I am slacking big time!

ALOT has been going on in my life lately...where to start...

1. FOOTBALL

All I can say is I am proud to be a TIDE fan this year!  My team is doing SO fabulously and I hope and pray that this weekend turns out in our favor.  I don't "hate" many teams in the SEC but I have to say TN and LSU are NOT my favorites! 

Tigers....I hope you are ready for a SHOWDOWN in TTOWN

2. Halloween

All I can say on this one is Halloween did NOT disappoint this year.  My friends are So stinking creative and all of their costumes CRACKED me up!!!!!




I dressed up as a nerd for Buncoween and Snooki the next night!  I will admit that the Snooki costume was the best and I am PROUD of it! LOL

And then my Sunday school class topped off the night by rolling our FABULOUS teachers' house! HA!!!!

3. Relationships

NO updates in this area...sadly

4. Church

I am SO excited that my church is simulcasting Secret Church tonight!  This is my first one and I am PUMPED


5. Random

I am about to change my hairstyle thanks to my new PINTEREST obsession and this is what it looks like!!!!



Also I have started back doing SPIN and I have started Combat classes and I am HOOKED!!!!!  I have started getting compliments also which motivated me even more!


This is my ultimate goal..

Monday, September 12, 2011

Time FLIES!!!!!

I technically should have posted this yesterday but time got away from me! The reception that we had yesterday for all the first responders went over GREAT!!!!  Those men and women were so precious and the little reception that we did is no where near close to enough to thank them for what they do everyday!





I can't believe that 10 years has passed since the 9-11 attacks on our country. Ten years ago I was a JR in high school.  I was in student council that morning and we were outside raising the flag when our sponser came running outside to tell us to lower it to half mast.  We asked why and he told us just to do it and come inside.  When we went in we were shocked at what we saw on TV.  The first tower had been hit and not long after that the second...that day seemed to last forever as we sat in class after class just staring at the TV.  Everything I saw brought up so many emotions but the main one being pure anger!!!  How could someone be so violent to do this???? Then I was extremely sad as I thought about the families that had lost loved ones....This country would NEVER be the same!


 At that moment I knew that my precious cousin that had just finished up Army Ranger training would be called to action!  That caused me to worry ALOT for the next 2 years!  I was proud of him though because he was willing to sacrifice his own life to fight for the freedom we have. 

It was amazing how after this happened people RAN back to church and were seeking God!  This country seemed to wake up!!! Now 10 years later you wonder what has happened because it feels like this country has gone back to the old ways of "I can do it without God" and that is what is the most scary!!!!!  May we NEVER forget what happened 9-11-01 and may we NEVER forget that it was GOD who was there in the midst!!!!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

A LONG time coming...

So I am a blog SLACKER lately!  I have had so much going on that I have neglected my poor little blog. (so sad)  There hasn't been that much exciting stuff to blog about but I just haven't had time to blog about anything.

ANYWAY time to catch up!!!!  I want to thank my amazing friends for helping me deal with getting out of the HORRIBLE relationship I was in.  (I can say that now that I am not blind anymore and can see things as they actually were)  My friends have been AMAZING...  from letting me vent, to telling me some much needed things, to just being there, to making fun....
This picture shows just how he felt about Casey....He was giving an impression of him (LOL)

I love ALL of my friends from the bottom of my heart!!!!!!


I have been spending some much needed catch up friend time with everyone lately since I am no longer stuck up my jerk ex boyfriends butt! 

This guy is very special to me and he has helped me more than he will EVER know!  Thanks P!!!!

On another note it is my FAVORITE time of the year!!!!  My b'day is coming up......


..... and FOOTBALL season is here!!!!! 


I love love LOVE Bama football and I have already bought some cute new outfits for the season and hope to get more for my b'day! (hint hint)

Another thing that is going on is we are hosting a We Will Remember service at our church this Sunday for 9/11 and all the "first responders".  I am so excited about this!!!!
Well...that is all I have for now!  More to come soon I PROMISE!!!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Poor Poor Pitiful Blog

I have really neglected my blog here lately but I thought I would update it really quick and let everyone know what I have been up to.

First...I took the GMAT and I bombed it!  I am an accountant but I had the worst time ever with the engineering math that was on that test!  HA!  Anyway this ended up being a blessing because I found a cheaper school that doesn't require the GMAT and that was also the school that UNA (Where I had planned to go) offers their program through.  So I will be starting ...







very soon.  I will be concentrating in Health Care Administration and I am sooo excited!




Also, I just changed my hair dramatically and I LOVE it!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Friend's home

This is one of my friends who lost his new house in the tornado....

Newly wed couple loses home in Pleasant Grove tornado: "Newly wed couple loses home in Pleasant Grove tornado."

The heartbreaking tale of Baby Lowe

The heartbreaking tale of Baby Lowe: "FOX6 reporter Melanie Posey reports on how a 7-week-old baby survived the tornado and was reunited with his dad after the tragic loss of his mother..."

Hope From a Song

I just hope this song can be the theme song for Alabama in the midst of this chaos!



Friday, April 29, 2011

Heavy Hearts

My heart is SO heavy right now for the families that lost loved ones in the deadly storms in AL.  I found out that a good friend of mine from High school died in the storms.  She and her husband and newborn baby son were in the basement of their Pleasant Grove home when the tornado came through.  The first floor of her house collapsed in on her and killed her.  Her husband is in the hospital with some broken bones and their son Tucker was found in the front yard UNHARMED!!!!!!!!!!!  Praise Jesus that Tucker and Josh are ok but I can't quit thinking about this precious child that it took Carrie SO long to have now being without a mom.  My heart is literally breaking for this family!  Carrie was such a special person and the last post on her blog (from last May) was about her learning how to yield control of her life fully to God!  Some of the words she wrote have new meaning to me now!  I know that Carrie is with her Savior now and she will always be looking over her husband and precious son Tucker!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Prayers Go Out

Many prayers are going out today for the families affected in some way by the HORRIBLE tornadoes that went through Alabama the past couple of days.  Many lives were lost and lots of damage.  May we never take any moment for granted.





I know I got a wake up call last night when we knew my cousin needed help and then no one could get in touch with her..tornadoes in her neighborhood and there were fatalities.  It could have easily been her and her family among the lost lives but I THANK GOD it wasn't. 

 I personally know lots of people that could have been a lot worse off today than they actually are and this has taught me to cherish every moment I have with those that I love! And to share Jesus every moment I have!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Weight Loss, Relationships, and FEAR

Well it has been a while since I have updated this pitiful blog...so here goes..

In my last post I told all of you that it was time for some changes in the health department.  Since then I have really been trying.  I started Weight Watchers with my mom and so far I am down 3 pounds.  The new WW is SO easy and you can eat ALL the fruit you want because it is all ZERO points  (most veggies are too)  I have found that eating the WW foods have helped me the most and dipping into the weekly "cheat" points that you are given is really helping.  My goal is to lose at least 15 pounds within the next month or so. (Fingers crossed)  If I could look like this one day I would be SUPER happy

That being said....I am back in Spin classes and LOVING it all over again.  I am also doing JUST DANCE on the days that I can't go to spin.


As for the relationship department.....It has been ROUGH!  I am praying for God's guidance in this area because right now I don't know what I should do.  I really do love Casey but everything has been really hard lately and I am starting to doubt everything!  I don't want to go into alot of details because I will start crying but just please keep us both in your prayers.  This is also where the FEAR has came into play.  I am a worrier and here lately I have been CONSUMED with it.  I worry about our relationship ending, about his job, about getting married and not being enough.....on and on and on.  I am not saying that we are breaking up anytime soon or that he isn't the one...I just know that I am not as sure of things as I was before.
Anyway, that is all I have for now but PLEASE keep us in your prayers!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's time for some changes

I have really been inspired lately to start working on a healthier me!  I HATE dieting so I am just going to try and make some healthier choices and see where that leads.

A girl I work with has started the whole vegetarian (not vegan) thing and I have to say that is NOT for me!  I plan on just trying to snack better and incorporate more healthy options of what I already love. 

Also, I plan on getting back on this thing at least 4 times a week......
I was at Spin class the other night and saw a girl that started the class when I did last year (except she didn't stop) and she has really lost the weight.  Maybe if I stick to it this time I will lose a bunch too!

I am also getting back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon!  Jennifer Hudson is my inspiration to get back on the healthy track!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's all in how you look at it.....

First of all let me say THANK YOU for all the sweet comments and emails about me and Casey!!!!!


Well today has been a weird day! (to say the least)...All I can say is just pray for me and Casey that God will open up all the right doors (esp in the job department for Casey).  I know that God has got the entire situation in his hands but it just breaks my hear to see Casey upset about everything. 

Casey and I have also been reading a devotional book together and let me just say that IT'S INTENSE!  The book has really made me think about a lot of stuff and Casey has said the same thing.  I believe (NOW) that it is very important for couples to grow together in their relationship with God and then with each other.  The book has really been about (so far) not elevating your relationship over your love for God and how you have to be intentional in making everything work.

I would HIGHLY recommend this book to all you dating couples out there.  It has the devotions broken down into weeks and each week covers a topic (love, The Word, Purity, etc).  Each day will have a devotion, scriptures to read, a prayer and a thought question then on Saturdays you are supposed to spend time together and go over the questions for discussion.  It has been really good for me and Casey because I have a tendency to lose focus on growing spiritually when I am in a relationship.

Anyway....This is a definite MUST READ for dating couples!

Thank you in advance for the prayers too!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LOVE

I just wanted to update all of you and let you know that I am pretty sure that I am dating the guy I am going to marry!  Casey is the best and I could not be happier!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Exciting News

So for all of you who read this..... I wanted to fill you in on a little secret!!!!!

I am officially in a relationship with the best guy EVER!!!!!!!  His name is Casey (pictures will come soon)  We went to high school together but never really hung out or anything.  He played baseball at our high school (which is a HUGE plus for me) and he plays hockey now! 

It's funny though because when we started talking I kept giving him the cold shoulder because I really didn't want to date because I was still hung up on William. But he was persistent and kept telling me to just give him a chance...so I did not thinking I was going to end up liking him but I DID!!!!!  I had several friends tell me that they felt the same way about their husbands when they first started dating.

I have to say Casey is the nicest guy I have ever met.  He treats me like a queen and lets me know constantly how much I mean to him.  I can't wait to see what God has in store for us in the future!!!!

I will keep all of you posted on this!!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Well guys and gals....it's 2011!!!

I cannot tell you all how excited I am to get this new year started and to see what God has in store for me this year!

As most of you know 2010 brought me some good times and some not so good times but I know that all of it came from God.  I got a new job that I am in LOVE with in 2010 and I also made some new friends and lost some (it is what it is).  Over all my year was good!

I have been reading a very good book lately and it has really made me consider what my New Year's Resolution is going to be.  The book is.......
This book has really challenged me to make the ONLY New Year's Resolution I make this year to be to trust God with it ALL!  I'm not making any others that I KNOW I will forget about in 2 days! (i.e. eating better)

2011 Also brings me to a new place at church!  I have returned to the church that I went to before and I love it even more now. Many of you know that I left shortly after our College and Singles minister left and started attending another church.  I loved the church that I went to but I never felt "at home" like I did before.  I went back to find out that they were in the process of starting a new Young Professionals class and our first meeting was yesterday!  Our new teachers are SO passionate about us growing in God and that makes me ecstatic!  I am so ready to see what God is going to do through this!

On the same page, yesterday at church, God really spoke to me like never before.  The praise team was singing and the song spoke straight to me.  It was about letting go and moving forward and I was like "Ok God I get it"  You see, I had really been struggling before about how I let my life get SO out of control just for the sake of having a relationship with a guy!  I felt guilty, ashamed, filthy, etc....You get the picture!  A week before Christmas I tried to get back together with my former boyfriend (William) even though I knew that was a danger zone! (Needless to say we broke up again a few days later)  Anyway, the sermon yesterday was a total God thing because it was not what our pastor had planned to preach on.  It was from Hosea and it was about how God had told Hosea to buy back his wife out of sin and how this related to how God will buy us back out of our sin.  How we are still loved by God no matter how much we mess things up!  I really needed to hear this yesterday!!!  I talked to God and now I am going to focus falling in love with my King and then I know the guy will come...a guy that is first and foremost in love with GOD!!!!!

OH MY GOODNESS!!! God is so awesome and if the way 2011 stared is any indication of what God is going to do in my life the rest of the year.....I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!

Here are the 2 songs that we sang yesterday that are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!