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“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD” ~Psalm 31:24 March 15, 2010

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I’ve been a little annoyed at my lack of writing lately. I think there is too much swimming in my brain to put it all down, as opposed to just plain lack of desire to do so.

Currently I am in the process of over-hauling my life. My main focus is on physical and spiritual health. I’ve been putting it off for too long… focusing a little here and a little there. In realization that it’s not working for me, I’ve decided to take a stand.

I can not tell you how sweet the past couple months have been. Once I made the commitment, I learned that it is a lot easier than I had expected. Sure I see things come in and try to take me away, but I am able to recognize what is happening and change my focus. I am reminded of the book The Shack where Mack is talking about guilt and Papa says “How’s that working for ya??” We tend to beat ourselves up instead of focusing on Grace, the sweetest gift of all.

I’ll see what I can do to be a little more consistent. I know there are a couple of you out there that actually like to hear from me.

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” ~2 Timothy 1:7

huh? what?? October 21, 2009

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okay… okay… I am a complete slacker. Times have been tough… but they have been good. I will see what I can do to give you a little more attention… eh… tomorrow…

heh! strangely enough… I am still getting an average of 20 hits a day… thank you Donald Miller!

You are fairer still today… May 11, 2009

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AriThis is my beautiful niece Arilia Elise Jacqueline. She was born on Easter Sunday, April 12th at 5:07pm. She is our little Easter bunny.

I can not tell you how amazed I am in regards to God’s provision with this situation. Here is the short story without too many boring details.

I thought I was going to have to take custody of my niece. The past two months have consisted of me being prepared to either take her or not… I couldn’t get myself excited for either possibility since both were up in the air. When people asked what to pray for, I just said “pray for what is best for the baby”. Everyone’s reaction was always the same… “well I know that you taking her would be the best thing”.

Good news is God knows better than we do… baby was born 10 fingers, 10 toes… momma is doing well and I see a significant desire to be the best mom she can be. Her and babydaddy are living with my dad (this my friend, is a miracle… you have NO idea). Babydaddy is working and they are looking to find a place of their own in the relative same area as my dad. This should help them to stay out of trouble. My sister and I got along better than we ever did when I was down for the month. I definitely see this as a possibility for a 180 in our relationship. Of course there is lots of work all the way around in all aspects of life… BUT we do not have to worry about knowing what is best… we just need to trust.

Times they are a changing… March 30, 2009

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The past few months have been a complete whirlwind… I have a new job that fell from the sky (do you know how amazing my God is??)… my sister is having a baby (and we all know that when it comes to her there will always be some sort of drama involved). That being said, tomorrow evening I head down to South Carolina where the whole world is up in the air. I will be driving alone for the 16+ hour trek. I have downloaded some podcasts and have prepared night owl friends for a potential late night phone call. Feel free to give me a call if you find yourself up late night, I could use the company. And if I don’t hear from you tomorrow night or Tuesday, I promise to explain more when I know more.

wha… what happened?? January 3, 2009

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I can not believe that December (as well as 2008 ) have disappeared. It has been a whirlwind of stress and all I can do is hope for a new and exciting 2009… and I am truly hoping that G v.09 has a fix for the stress virus that infiltrated G v.08.

I think I have come close to a breaking point… and I am not sure how much longer I can stay afloat. I’ve spent countless hours on the internet over the past couple weeks applying for every job that I think I remotely would like and succeed at within a one-hour travel radius… and of course hiring managers will probably take another week or so to recover from the holidays. So… I am 100% in need of a miracle because I will not be able to tread water for much longer…

another year gone by… December 2, 2008

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“Take my fret, take my fear, all I have, I’m leaving here. Be all my hopes, be all my dreams, be all my delights, be my everything…”

my day in pictures December 1, 2008

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A view of Saturday…

saturday

The task is to pick 16 words that described my day and then go here to create a mosaic. What did you do today??

1. sleep, 2. shower, 3. coffee, 4. tree decorating, 5. turkey soup, 6. a trip to the gate city, 7. mmmm… beer, 8. candlelight stroll, 9. long time no see, 10. tree lighting, 11. ice sculptures, 12. evil john, 13. conversation with dr brian, 14. dinner, 15. sitting by the fire place, 16. sweet dreams

things that make me smile… November 30, 2008

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I will post something later… this is just a moment of excitement and figured that it had to be posted under the “smiles” section!! the coolest part for me??? seeing every number on the calendar over there —-> with a line at the bottom!!!!

Jackie… I dedicate this smile all to you ;]

get out of blogging free card… November 29, 2008

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JUST IN CASE I don’t get back in time… I am blogging a post about nothing in honor of my favorite comedian…

does anyone feel like this today???

The time has come… November 28, 2008

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Just looked at the time… crap almost missed today… it’s 11:30pm…

Thanksgiving was a completely blessed day… Kristen & I cooked a dinner that could feed fifty (we weren’t sure of all that were coming). We had 11 guests join us and I was so happy to share the day with each one of them. I have been truely blessed with some amazing friends…

Today was a relaxing day… it’s almost like I am on vacation. KP & I are staying at the Deu’s while they are away. Tonight we sit by the fire listening to some music, fun times…

and finally… it’s the most wonderful time of the year… I have been waiting over a month to share this:

Merry Christmas… let the season begin… :]

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