Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My friend Emily, who I went to Jr. High with, tagged me with this fun little questionnaire! Here are some things you may not know about me. Enjoy!

What were you doing 10 years ago?
1. I was in the process of applying to and visiting colleges (including Samford, William Jewell, and Covenant).
2. Hanging out with my good friends Carolyn, Sharon, JQ, and Kristina
3. I was on my way with my youth group (KREW) to Destin, FL for a Summer Conference!

What is on your to-do list today?
1. Deep Water Aerobics Class
2. Running errands to Target, Marshalls, Costco and the Grocery Store
3. Making Dinner
4. Writing some notes to friends

What are some snacks you enjoy?
1. Baked Doritos (I think they are better than the real thing!)
2. Cliff Kid ZBar (I love the chocolate chip!)
3. Fruit…cantaloupe, kiwi, strawberries, and blueberries

What would you do if you were a billionaire?
It would be great not to have a house payment, so I would pay that off! I would give to the Church and other charities. I did mission work with a church in Kenya and loved the people, so it would be awesome to go back and help them again. I would like to travel more and be able to take family and friends with us.

Your bad habits:
1. I am a back-seat driver and this drives my husband crazy. Sorry Honey!
2. I am a neat freak!
3. I love to shop and sometimes it is impulsive! I love clothes and decorating my house!

5 Jobs You’ve Had:
1. Worked at Lix, now Silky Freeze in High School
2. Worked at a cute Boutique in college and spent every paycheck at the shop!
3. Nanny for 2 adorable girls
4. Administrative Assistant
5. Patient Advocate at an In-Patient Treatment Center

What is currently playing on your iPod?
Rosie Thomas, OneRepublic, ONCE, and Matthew West

What are the last 5 books you’ve read or have been reading?
1. Strong Women, Soft Hearts by Paula Rinehart
2. The Mark of the Lion: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4. First Light by Sue Monk Kidd
5. To Live Is Christ (Acts) by Beth Moore

Now it’s my turn to tag some other bloggers. This is hard to know who will do this… Okay, I’m tagging Erin, Chelsea, Kurtis, Amanda, and Rachael

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I have always enjoyed scrapbooking and I am definitely not a professional, but love the creative outlet. I love pictures and looking back at memories in my life. I have been wanting to make a scrapbook of my wedding, but it felt like a daunting task.

Recently my good friend, who I have scrapbooked with for a long time, invited me to join her so we could get caught up on our albums. Spending time with her has been encouraging and fun. As I have done many pages I find the process very therapeutic and good for my soul.

There has been a lot on my heart and using my creativity has allowed me to see God's provison and experience His beauty in a new way!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Passing Storm

"Praise You In This Storm"
Casting Crowns

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry
You raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find You

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

Even in the midst of chaos I find it comforting to know that God is still good, He is still present, and He is still praiseworthy! If left up to myself I would feel utterly hopeless and paralyzed with fear, however, God's power enables me to carry on!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Planning a trip to the Cinema

I must confess I want to see this movie! I use to watch this show with a dear friend from St. Louis and we got hooked. I wasn't sure if any of my friends would want to see the movie, so I recently told a friend in Arizona I wanted to see the movie and she was more excited about it than I am. I will let you know what I think! :)