Saturday, May 28, 2011

{Sweet Friends and Ball}

Lily and Mac 
Mac, Lily, and Lily watching Buddy 
play some ball.

Friday, May 27, 2011

{more like HIM}

 She is one of the pastors of this church in Chicago.  I was able to meet Jeanne when I went to Atlanta.  She was an amazing speaker, and her love for the Lord oozes from her from her "soul".

  She served at a very large church before starting Soul City. . . and when I say large, I mean Willow Creek.  Mega Church.  She told a story about a lady she served with.  She said they could not get along.  .  .  "even if I was in Heaven with this lady, and God put us in this huge sand box to play. . .we would fight!"
One day she sat down with her pastor and he told her she needed to go back to school. 
(after he separated the two of them in different ministries)
She thought, wow, alright, I can do that. that school.was.
(Behavior, Moral or ethical strength, A description of a person's attributes, traits, or abilities etc)

Although, at the time it was a very swift blow.
She looks back and thanks God for his honesty and leadership.

Today I am thankful for the Godly leadership and mentors in my life.
I have been in that chair across from my pastor.
sometimes it hurts. . .but I am thankful.
God uses people that rub you like sandpaper to mold you and make you.
more like HIM.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

{Much to Say}

Just no time to say it right now. . .
Talk Later.
(Bike in Atlanta at Orange. Loved it.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{Around my Town}

Leaving my old bank (the one with a barn out back) and
switching to Arvest, I believe will go down in
history as one of my "Top 5 Best Decisions I Ever Made".
I even adore the "spoon pens" BJ Lensing makes. They have a CrAzY FaCE that screams "Dont take ME!"
I love my bank.

Monday, May 23, 2011

{Part 1: The Right Person Myth ~ Love will keep us alive. lol!}

Finding the Right Person
Becoming the Right Person

Are you who the person you are looking for is looking for?

How did you like his statement about Chemistry?

P.S. This picture has nothing to do with my Andy Stanley stint, but
it kinda' reminds me of Part 2 "Gentlemen's Club".

If you still haven't listened go here.
If you have, what do you think?

{Rockin Robbins}

My & My Buddy had to take a little 
trip to Booneville.  We discovered a little sandwich shop next 
to The Gathering Place. 
Together we enjoyed some chicken salad and 
some lovely orange dreamsicle cake. 
It was yuuummmyyy!

Sweet little place.
Sweet little day.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

{All the single ladies}

Okay, my sweet friends, you know who you are. . . I am requesting you take a listen. . . it's a series, and this is gonna be good. 

Take a listen. 
Let's talk about it.

Go here.
Hooray for A. Stanley !!!

{Although Pricey}

these American Girl Dolls 
are sweet as  
Look at those freckles!

{Lilys 8th Birthday Party)

Sweet Rachel made her cake for her. 
Thank you Rachel!
It was just lovely. 

We had such a sweet 
bunch of girls at the house 
much of our family was able to make it too 
so that was nice. 
Lily is blessed with many friends. 
Everyone brought their Aloha Spirit! 
We celebrated Hawaiian Style! 

Kate, Lily, Emily, Madi, and Katelyn 
below is Caylee and Paige
McKenzie (girl in long pink dress)  is one of Lily's "BFF's". . .
I think they might have the same personality. . . 

Cole, Connor, Clayton, and Mark

(Even the boys had fun. . .perhaps more than the girls! Silly boys.)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

{Deception is insidious}

Deception is insidious.  Satan, the author of evil, the father of lies, is the master of deception. 
He weaves his crooked lies to confuse, distort, and ultimately deceive and destroy.  His greatest
weapon is our rationalization.  When we depend on our own consciences or even the traditions of the
church unchecked by the Word of God, we stand precariously on the precipice of delusion.  Rationalization is the easiest form of self-delusion.  Through it we turn from the absolute standard of God's Word that provides an unfaltering foundation for our feet and turn to the limited insights and wisdom of human experience and knowledge.

Before making small, seemingly insignificant choices that could later lead down paths of misery and regret, remember to hold the truth of God's character and Word.   By this we can make choices consistent with our love for Him and be spared the heartache of sin's inevitable consequences.

Just a little snippet from a book I am reading. . .Talk Later.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

{Just thought I would pass it along to my Christian friends. . . }

Are you doubting you can do something?

Are you confused?

Are you overwhelmed?

I reminded myself of this today, and I wanted to remind you too.

The same power that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in me (& you).

If someone tells you "They can't" remind them that "They can".

Friday, May 13, 2011

{People talking just to hear their own Voice}

When I was in Atlanta we heard NEEDTOBREATHE.
(I was joking with Jacque, Lori, and Jasmine that he is like a Christian Kid Rock. . . Love him!)
Today I was thinking about their song Washed By The Water.
 (I tried to share from YouTube. . . but no luck)

This song is about his father.
Obviously a very hard and hurtful time in his life.
Rumors. about his dad.
"People started talking just to hear their own voice". . .
Later, he said it surfaced that they were not true. 
He said his father remained amazingly dignified and faithful to Lord.
Great Story.
Great Song.
Great testimony.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

{Happy Birthday to my Sweet Lily}

My Sweet Little Lily is 8 today!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

{2 Boys ~ 2 Bugs}

These boys 
had the best time with 
those little lady bugs. 
They played. 
My heart melted.