Saturday, December 1, 2007

Quiz day

What Kristen Means

K is for Keen

R is for Remarkable

I is for Impressive

S is for Silky

T is for Tame

E is for Exuberant

N is for Normal

Your Native American Name Is...

Anevay Namid

Your name means: Superior Star Dancer

You Have A Type B+ Personality

You're a pro at going with the flow
You love to kick back and take in everything life has to offer
A total joy to be around, people crave your stability.

While you're totally laid back, you can have bouts of hyperactivity.
Get into a project you love, and you won't stop until it's done
You're passionate - just selective about your passions

You Are a Good Friend Because You're Supportive

You are almost like a life coach for your best friends.
You give them help when they need it... but you also know when to give them a push.

People tend to rely on you for moral support and advice.
You've probably always been mature for your age, so this is a role that's you're comfortable with.

A friend like you is one of the rarest kinds.
You are both a good mentor and companion.

Your friends need you most when: They are confused or worried

You really can't be friends with: Someone who only wants to complain

Your friendship quote: "The only way to have a friend is to be one."

You Are 64% Lady

Overall, you are a refined lady with excellent manners.
But you also know when to relax and not get too serious about etiquette

Your Movie Buff Quotient: 44%

You are well on your way to becoming a movie buff.
You've seen many of the great films, and you have even probably developed an expertise in a few genres.

What The Holidays Mean to You

For you, the holidays are about emotional connections and bonds. You are happiest being around those you love.

You celebrate the holidays in a minimalist style. You are likely to only give one great present and decorate your house with a few special items.

During the holidays, you like to feel cozy and comfortable. You're happy to stay inside with a roaring fire and a warm drink.

You think the holidays should be comforting and relaxing. You don't like the holiday rush... you just like the simple pleasure of the holidays.

Your favorite holiday memories strongly evoke your senses. You are vividly aware of all the tastes, smells, and sounds of the holidays.

Your Travel Personality Is: The Adventurer

For you, travel is how you learn about the world. And you like to learn the stuff that's not in guidebooks.
You truly have wanderlust. When you're not traveling, you're dreaming about where you'll go next.
And your travels are truly legendary - they leave you with stories you'll be telling for the rest of your life!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Prairie days have gone away leaving us in disarray
Fancy cars and credit cards have taken the world
The world by large, Sad but true the only view of
the world is not so true, is not so true
Would you believe it if you saw it or would you take
it for what it is
When I see the sun I see a solar-centered symphony
rising on creation found by only one, It’s not hard to see
that we could be the ones to make the world believe
We are so far we need the world to cater to our every need
Generation to generation conversations about the right
Religion but desperate are we that we try to seek
everything but peace and restoration
We’ve got a purpose, it’s all around us but Hollywood
Has got their opinions
When I see the sun I see a solar-centered symphony
rising on creation found by only one, It’s not hard to see
that we could be the ones to make the world believe
we are so far we need the world to cater to our every need
So get up, get up, get up, get up and get out
(Out of the box give it up, you’ve got to give it up)
Get up, get up, get up, get up and get out
(Out of the box give it up, you’ve got to give it up)
When I see the sun I see a solar-centered symphony
Rising on...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Upside Down

Who's to say what's impossible?
Well, they forgot this world keeps spinnin'
And with each new day, I can feel a change in everything.
And as the surface breaks, reflections fade,
but in some ways they remain the same.
And as my mind begins to spread its wings,
there's no stopping curiosity.

I want to turn the whole thing upside down.
I'll find the things they say just can't be found.
I'll share this love I find with everyone.
We'll sing and dance to mother nature's songs.
I don't want this feeling to go away.

Who's to say I can't do everything?
Well, I can try.
And as I roll along I begin to find
Things aren't always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing upside down.
I'll find the things they say just can't be found.
I'll share this love I find with everyone.
We'll sing and dance to mother nature's songs.

This world keeps spinnin' and there's no time to waste
Well it all keeps spinnin', spinnin', 'round and 'round and

Upside down, who's to say what's impossible and can't be found?
I don't want this feeling to go away
Please don't go away
Please don't go away
Please don't go away
Is this how it's supposed to be?
Is this how it's supposed to be?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The only way to Play...

You know the only thing more fun than playing capture the flag in a skirt?......
Playing Ultimate Frisbee in a skirt.

So I just, for some reason, on a spurt of the moment whim, went to Wal-mart, spent $21, and bought a bookshelf for my room that I most definitely do not have the money for.

Do you ever just get that feeling that you just need a change? Lighten things up a bit? Well this is what led to my spontaneous purchase. I was just ready to get my old desk out of my room. It just so dark and it's huge and bulky and I was just getting tired of it especially since I don't even use it as a desk. The only part I use is the shelves for my books, which is the reason I have not already put the desk away, since I would have nowhere to put my library. Then I had an epiphany! Get a Bookshelf to put the books just like me I could not wait till the morning to go to Wal-mart to see what they had.

This will give me more space and give the illusion of a slightly bigger room, as well as make everything look more sunny. Plus as an added bonus now I have an excuse to get my computer out of my room since I don't like it in there anyways. I think that the shelves will look quite nice in my room.

See this is why I need a job because I have WAY to much time on my

Well, I think I will retire now to my boudoir, for some much needed beauty rest.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"Dancin' in the moonlight"

The lunar Eclipse just as expected was beautiful. I had a perfect view right from my porch. Though I do have to say that this one wasn't quite as cool as the last one, it was none the less spectacular.
That added with a little Mad Red tea (with cinnamon I might add) and some graham crackers for breakfast. I have to say it was a pretty great morning. I think the only thing that would have made it even more perfect is a Chai tea latte from Starbucks. Yea that would have done it.

After the moon was completely eclipsed it disappeared, so i just spent the rest of the time taking pictures of myself! Imagine that! I will post those later. For now i think i will be heading back to bed still have a couple hours 'for my day starts!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Dah da dah

I made Sun Tea today...oh will that be sweetness to my lips this afternoon....It's still cooling off in the fridge. It'll me worth the wait.
Mom is making gumbo today. Well it a gumboesque concoction. Though it promises to be very tasty none the less. I started another book's my third one since I have been home. It has been nice to be able to do almost nothing but read all day....most of the time. Though i have to say i am really ready to get back to a job.

Monday, August 20, 2007

"You are loved by God and have his full backing"

This is a word that God gave my friend Brendon and I just wanted to share it with everyone:

As a priest of God in Jesus Christ, I have the authority to speak blessing over people. Just as Isaac blessed his sons, so do I have the authority to bless sons and daughters of God in Jesus Christ.

There is life (and death) in the power of my tongue.
A soft answer will turn away wrath.
I may speak a word in due season and it will be good.
Blessings (and cursing) proceed out of my mouth.

I declare that you are a son/daughter of God in Jesus Christ. God knew you before you were born, before the world began, before the very foundation of the world. While you were being formed in your mothers’ womb, God saw and knew you.

You have been begotten by the Gospel. You are a new creature in Jesus Christ. Your sins are forgiven, your record erased and the old man is dead. You are born again of the Spirit and Water, you have the Word of God growing in your heart and you have the mind of Christ.

You are accepted in the beloved, part of a fully functioning body unified by His presence and the love shed abroad in your heart. You are looked over by a great cloud of witnesses, you are loved by God and you have His full backing. He will never leave you or forsake you, as you stand in battle, He will fight for you. He, Jesus Christ, is the same yesterday, today and forever, He will be with you until the end.

God has anointed you to do what He has called you do to do and be who He has called you to be. You are blessed with every spiritual blessing and have all things that pertain to life and godliness. You have unction from the Holy One and know all things. You ask, believing in your heart and you receive. As you hear and obey the Word of God, you are like a wise man who built his house on the rock, and when the storm came, and the wind blew the house stood strong. As you speak the truth in love, you will grow.

You have been given the ministry of reconciliation and are an able minister of the New Testament. Just like me, you are a King and Priest in the Kingdom of our God. You are a Priest in the order of Melchizidec, ministering in Peace, Righteousness and the power of an endless life.

Through your knowledge of Jesus Christ, you have eternal, everlasting and abundant life. You will not partake of the second death; you will not taste the victory of death or the sting of the grave. You will be raised up in the last days and enter into the glory of the Promise Land, the Heavenly City called Jerusalem, the Mother of us all.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Boredom is Bliss? **This is my 100th post!**

Learn 50 things about your friends, and let them learn 50 things about you!

1. Do you like cheese?

2. Have you ever smoked heroin?

3. Do you own a bicycle?
Not right now

4. What did you do tonight?
I went to bible study then came home and talked to Brendon

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
It just depends Most of the time i like them

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?
"Santa Baby" Eartha Kitt

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?

9. Can you do push ups?
sure, but how many? that's the question

10. Is your bathroom clean?

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
My great grandmother's seed pearl Necklace and my grandmothers diamond ring

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite (preferred) sex?
Sorry i don't lure

14. Do you have friends?

15. Do you miss someone?

16. Middle name?

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
* I wish there was something i could do for Brendon
* Stark is good
* Geez my feet are cold

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought.
* White Zinfandel
* Electricity
* Part of my car

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink:
*Hot tea

20. Current worry:
Not really anything :)

21. Current hate?

22. Favorite place to be in your city/town?
Driving on the back roads

23. How did you bring in the New Year?
With most of my extended family in Columbia

24. Where would you like to go?
Anywhere over seas

25. Are you hungry?
No am full....good fried chicken

26. What made you laugh last?
I think it was something Sean said

27. Do you own slippers?
Yes but i never wear them

28. What shirt are you wearing?
A pastel green one

29. Do you burn or tan?

30. Favorite color?

31. Would you be a pirate?
Nope....unless that is the theme at SMCC next year and i go back :)

32. What songs do you sing in the shower?
David Cassidy :)

33. What did you have for lunch?

34. Name someone who has changed your life.

35. What's in your pocket right now?
Hair clips

36. Something you can't wait for?
Get a Job

37. Best bed sheets as a child?
I had some with "The Lion King" stuff on it

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
Broke my arm when i was like 4

39. What is your biggest pet peeve?

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?

41. Who is your loudest friend?

42. who is your quietest friend?

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
not that I am aware of

44. Do you wish on shooting stars?
No because there is not such thing as a "shooting star" :) Anyways i just go straight to the source

45. What is your favorite movie?
The Little Mermaid

46. What is your favorite candy?

47. What song do/did you want played at your wedding?
"When did you fall in Love with me" -- Chris Rice
"I feel Fine" James Taylor

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
"Ain't no sunshine" --Bill Withers.....haha

49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night?

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
I meant to get up earlier than this.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

"This is hard to explain. "

What is this? Like my 4th post in less than a week...i better slow down.

Well I have spent the better part of the week sorting through a lot of stuff. Emotional Spiritual and physical. Leaving camp affected me differently that i thought it would. I knew it would be sad and bittersweet leaving, but I didn't think it would take me this long to finally sort through everything. Like i said the other day I just felt so out of place and very confused. I have felt really mopey all week and even going out with friends, i tried pushing it aside, but it just wouldn't leave me alone. I finally realized that, the valley that i feel like God is leading me into, I have been treating it like God is exiling me or something.
Yesterday i felt God really telling me that. So, I pulled myself together and had God help me change my attitude. This is something that God is using to bring me closer to Him, it's not just something to do. He has a purpose and a plan.
I have been teaching my campers all summer that God will never leave you and you can always trust him to do what is best for you even though you may not see what he is doing. Now it is time for me to put that into practice. I can say i believe it but now i am going to walk it out!
I hope some of this makes sense...I'm just really writing to get stuff out. I'm still nervous about what God has for me next but I am also excited and intrigued. Students it's time to crack open the books and sharpen your pencils because we got a test today.

Just don't check me for grammar on this one.

aawww shucks guys......

Thank you everyone that wrote me notes this summer. They were very encouraging and usually came at the perfect moment, which is thanks to you know who!

I Just finished putting them all in my rememberance book. It took some maneuvering but I got them all in there.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

give me a break

David Letterman couldn't possibly get any dum.......ok i was wrong!

Good night



I Have an Interview tomorrow with Parkway Behavioral Health @ 12:00. If i get the job I will be working with kids that have behavioral problems in school and they need a one-on-one. I'm not sure if this is where God wants me yet.
I do have another job pending as a receptionist at East Middle School. I think that I would enjoy doing either one I just really want to be where God wants me.

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"Hey you the kid is back"

Hey everyone!

Been a long time since I've seen this blog! I never was able to get on and write updates about the summer. Time just didn't allow.

Wow what an incredible summer...oh and how is flew by! I still feel like is should be the middle but it's the end.
God did a lot of cool stuff out there this year with the campers. There were some rough spots but overall I had a pretty terrific summer. The girls i had were so much fun and I wouldn't have traded any of them. I grew up a lot this summer, made some pretty fantastic new friends, and found courage and boldness in places I didn't know were there.
I have to say I have a few new favorite people to add to my list. Out of all the new people i met this summer though, 2 of them really captured my heart. Delee Hall and Doug Waugh, these 2 people are two of the most amazing people I know and I admire them both for their leadership and endurance this summer. I don't know if either of you will read this but I am proud to call you guys friends. I am so happy that God brought you back the camp this summer even though I know it was really tough sometimes to stay.
I know this sounds for like a farewell speech but I just had to get that out. Saying goodbye to my new friends was one of the hardest things I've ever done even though most of them live pretty close by...with the exception of Doug and well I would never wish they he wasn't born in Scotland since that gives me an excuse to go there, I just wish it didn't cost your first born child to get there, but I will eventually.

"So, what are you doing now that you are back Kristen?" I'm glad you asked! Not that it's just that exciting or anything but i could use some prayer. I had been planning to go to school this semester but as of now i won't be able get the Pell grant money in time and i don't have the money to pay for my classes. I am still praying that something will come through with school. As far as a job goes i have looked around and from what I can see Going back to Goody's will be my most secure choice but i have not made any decisions.

I was talking to Nicki earlier today and I have felt so out of place since getting home this past weekend. I feel so unsure about my future right now and what is ahead. Actually, I have been on a mountain top for sometime now, and I get the feeling that God has a valley for me coming up if I'm not already in it. It's a weird feeling, knowing that this is a valley that God is leading me through. I've never been through a valley that was not of my own making. I don't know what He's got up his sleeve. I get the notion that he his going to teach me how to be a Joshua...a leader and someone that will not compromise not matter what.

So anyways, this week i have just been unpacking and sorting through everything trying to get back to normal life. I have to say it's been pretty boring going from have Kids around me 24/7 and not stop activities to coming home to silence. Though i have really gotten into my house work and getting every thing fresh, clean and organized.

Well for now I think I will sign off. Au revior!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

My Summer

Well I never go around to writing that update blog.

For those that don't know I will be working out at South Mountain Christian Camp this summer. I leave for a 1 1/2 weeks of staff training tomorrow and then the first day of camp is on the 24th. I will be a Cabin director, which "basically" means i will be completely in charge of a cabin of hyperactive girls! I really am excited though I am nervous too. It will definitely be a new experience for me. It will be the first time I will have been in charge of kids for a day much less a week at a time. Many of the kids that come to this camp are from broken, poor, or abusive homes. It makes for some interesting spiritual warfare.
The theme for camp this year is "Agape Road Trip." Agape is the Greek word used to describe an unconditional type of love, the love that God has for us. The premise for the curriculum is how people will tell someone they love their dog and then turn around and say that they love God. Though, these are completely different types of love (or should be), we treat them as the same. The kind of love that God has for us takes a lifetime to discover and understand. It is a journey, hence, "Agape Road Trip".
It is really exciting to think that these kids will have the opportunity to learn about this as such an early age. God really has something up his sleeve this summer, and it is going to be soooooo good!

Just a few things I would like to ask for prayer on:
-All the Cabin Directors, that we can keep our priorities straight and really bless the socks of these kids.
- The kids of course that they will be receptive to the teaching so that their lives may be changed forever.
- For the safety of everyone and just for a lot of fun.
- We get a new group of kids every week so a lot of times by the time we really get to know them they are leaving. So just that we can form quick bonds and that the kids can feel comfortable with us so that they can get as much out of it as possible.

Those are just the essentials...

So I am going to be gone all summer pretty much. We get off on Fridays at 7ish, but with the drive home that doesn't leave much, then we are back at the camp on Sunday by 2pm. So I will be on the Internet some on the weekends and will bring updates as to how the summer is going(I'm sure I will have many stories). I appreciate all prayers, comments, and words that you may have!

So audios amigos!
Love you,

Saturday, May 26, 2007

"doesn't even scratch the surface"

Is it possible to wear out a cd in less then a year????

well my Fold cd is not doing so hot, needs to be replaced ASAP.

Fo rizzle

On another note: I will be posting another update blog soon for those keeping up with the ever changing events of my life. once i get the time to site and write it. Hopefully tomorrow...err...I mean today. Before work, after work who knows!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

La la-la la-la

I am loving my new car...I miss the truck, I mean let's face it trucks are just cool, but I am also glad to have something that I can rely on. I am still amazed at the great car God blessed me with. I may be in debt now but, I know God will help me take care of that. Really, as far as the price I paid goes, I think that I really got blessed there too because they probably could have easily sold it for 2-3 more thousand than what I got it for.

Things I have discovered about my car in the last 48 hours that I did not know when I bought it:
#1: There is a sunglasses holder in the roof
#2: It has a 6 disc CD changer in the trunk. (though it doesn't have the CD cartridge)
#3: It has an alarm. (that's fun when you find out at 12 at night at Wal-mart)
#4: In 1997 (the year of my car) the Camry was the best selling car.
#5: It was the best selling Car 9 out of 10 years since 1997.
#6: Camry comes from the Japanese word Kamuri which means "crown". God is so cool.
#7: The glove box locks.
#8: The headlight turnoff when I open my car door. (Yea that is the one of the top best things about the car)

God has blessed me immensely with this car. I still can't believe that I have some times. When He told me to start praying for a car a couple months ago I had no idea it would be this soon that I would have it. I feel like God has been testing me in my finances to get me to be more frugal and less impulsive. To not be so careless with my money. Also, I think he did this to show and prove to me that he is my daddy even though I don't have an earthly one he is there to provide for me. He saw that I was nervous about the whole car buying process and He put Darren right there at "Watkins" so that I could feel safe and comfortable. I really feel I have passed something, like God gave me this car and said "Well done my daughter"...and it feels sooo good. I have been on top of the world all week and I still am. My God is amazing!

Friday, May 4, 2007

How many jobs do you have? (If more than one, answer following questions for most demanding job.)1
Where do you work?Goody's
What is your job title?Sales Associate
What is your job description?Credit cards, Sell clothes, Credit cards,
What is the dress code?Dress casual (no jeans)
How long have you been there?2
Do you plan on staying for the next six months or more?yes and no
Can you be promoted?Yes
How much do you get paid?
How often do you get paid?every other week
How many hours a week do you get?15-25
Do you get time and a half for holidays?Only if we are open actually on a holiday like 4th July
Have you gotten a raise?Yes
Do you expect a raise?Yes
Do you work overtime as much as you can?Ha
Are there any certificates displayed with your name on them?Nope
Are you respected by your coworkers?Mostly
Would they rather work with you than others?I've heard it said
Do your suggestions and comments carry weight with your supervisor?Depends on the subject matter
How do new employees react to you?they cope...haha
Do you tell others what they should, can, or cannot do?I sugest...I am not the boss and I don't plan on acting like one.
Do you remember to punch in and out for breaks?Most of the time
Do you take longer breaks than you should?Some times
Do you forget to take breaks on busy days?It has happened
What do you do on your breaks?depends on how long i get but usually I eat a meal or work on homework
Do you talk on the phone or computer while on the clock?No
Do things get done ahead of schedule when you're there?Somtimes
Are you bothered when other people don't work as much or as well as you know they can?If you only knew....
The Whole Point:
Do you love your job?Love may be a little strong but there are many other worse places to work and it can be fun.
If you quit, what would be your reason?Getting another Job
Take this survey or other MySpace Surveys at

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Wish I had what I needed
To be on my own
'Cause I feel so defeated
And I'm feeling alone

And it all seems so hopeless
And I have no plans
I'm a plane in the sunset
With nowhere to land

And all I see
It could never make me happy
And all my sand castles spend their time collapsing

And I feel stuck watching history repeating
Yeah who am I just a kid who knows he's needy

Let me know that you hear me
Let me know your touch
Let me know that you love me
Let that be enough

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


AND...13 days till my birthday :)

It's an open door, to live for something better....

OK, so a few posts ago I mentioned that I was considering starting tutoring with autistic kids.

Well I considered.

I went in last week in order to fill out an application at CNC access for a job. Then of course I waited. Then yesterday I got the call from Jolene saying that she had been authorized to hire me! YAY

So pending the results of a TB test, which I went and took this morning, I will be starting training soon. I can't wait. I have a client as of now but, I am not expecting the hours to be very much, so I am just praying that they will have another client that I can work with also. So that I don't have to remain part-time at Goody's and I can fully step away from there.

But at any rate just knowing I will be getting the one position is marvelous. I am so excited and I can't wait to get my paperwork done and start training.

On another subject I have been praying for a "new to me" vehicle and I almost have enough money to be able to fully pay for one and not have to make payments (or at least not very many) which is something I would really appreciate. Now it's just where am I getting the car from.

So many things are changing right now and it both scary and exciting. Mostly exciting.

End of school is coming and it is possible that I will be able to be finished at ICC after the fall semester. Which is sooner than I thought! That will put me starting at Limestone in the spring of 08 and that would rock!

So that is the update for those keeping up! thanks for any and all prayers.
OK homework is calling.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"Livin' life is fun and we've just begun to get our share...."

I have to say that I love my family...

We had a great time this weekend together. We had this chicken wing eating contest. There is this really good wing place in Columbia and they have this one flavor that is so hot, no joke, that you have to sign a waiver, when you buy them. Oh man they were Hot.
Then of course there is the usual family banter and joking. All the memories and good times.
Lately every time I get together with my family we get closer. It's such a cool thing.

Monday, April 16, 2007


This is an update from our missionaries in Mexico.....

Dear All,

Good news from El Monte! You may remember our shock when three men showed up on the doorstep and claimed that our property belonged to their community. You may not know that they later informed us that we had twenty days to cough up $250,000 U.S. dollars or they would send in squatters. You may recall our relief when our Christian lawyer found iron-clad evidence in the national land registry that the property did not, and never had belonged to them. And now...the rest of the story!

The other day we made an appointment with goverment officials at the state level to help arbitrate the matter. Shortly after we got to the office, the official called downstairs to the main desk to see if the men had arrived. Yes, he was told, they'd signed in and asked if we were really there. The official then asked that they be sent up for the meeting. After a few moments the guard called upstairs to explain that the men couldn't be found. Our enemies had run away! Hooray!

Psalm 37:9 says, "Evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land." Amen. Thank you for your continued prayers!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Tell ya what's fun...

Talking in like 4 different accents at once

Monday, March 26, 2007

bring back these days in my mind like an eight track non-stop

That's still a yes on the Betty Ford

Still all around one of my fave vidoes had to share

Friday, March 23, 2007

all the above

Well I told God I was bored and He changed that. Now it's just the waiting. Waiting for Caroline to call about the job, that I really hope I can get. It's so tempting to just go and give Peggy my two weeks notice. Though Momma always said never count your chickens before they hatch. It also hard not to get cocky and prideful. Because I really do feel that this is a road that God is leading me down. Knowing that and then having to wait for it, just makes my attitude change to "I'm gonna be bustin' out of this joint." Doing my job the the best of my abilities becomes even harder. I want to tell people at work that I am leaving, partly because I am excited about it. Though it's also partly because I want them to be jealous of me and say ooooh and aaaaah. It's so Ironic that that in about 3 weeks time I have gone from being totally against the thought of doing things like ABA therapy to being completely set on doing it and even having to fight off the temptations that surround it. All night at work yesterday i found my thoughts going places thy shouldn't. For example Stephanie was showing me how to measure for tuxedos for the the first time in the 2 years since started working there. I kept saying to myself "oh yea great timing to start showing me this stuff" and "Why do I even need to pay attention to this?" I had to correct myself many times. But i am learning i believe that this waiting period is a test for me as well. Actually I know it is. I have been reading on being a "Lady in waiting" and controlling my thoughts instead of vice-versa is one thing that I have to work on. I can be very quiet in my speech, but when it comes to my thoughts they are very out going.

I can say though that I am feeling closer and closer to God everyday and I love it. I find myself being bolder and more willing. I was talking to Julia the other day and she was telling me about someone she has tried to witness to. I said that I hurt more now that ever not just for those that aren't saved but for those that are not living out there potential in Christ.

Well, in other news i am going to be in the market for a "new to me" vehicle pretty soon. I don't want to give up the truck, but even if i was able to pay for another vehicle with out getting some money off of it i would not be able to afford the insurance of both vehicles. So therefor it would just sit in the yard. And that would jut not be fair for a great truck such as that. I think that i am gonna for for something like a Honda or small Nissan car. So that if i do get this new job when i have to drive with kids they can be safe in a back seat. plus i just need something with better gas mileage that a truck right now.

OK so that is it for at the present time.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

What's my direction?

Well, much has happened over the last couple weeks. I am heavily considering starting work in ABA therapy. In fact here in about an hour I will be on my way with Nicki to go to her clients house so that I can get my feet wet and really get a feel for what I could be doing.

ABA therapy has always been something that has scared me a bunch and therefore I have stayed as far away from it as possible. Though over the passed couple weeks since I was seriously approached about it I really have taken it into consideration. I have really thought about what the job involves and I actually worked through my fear with God instead of just shrugging it off.

I had gotten way behind on my biology. Instead of taking the losers way out i faced it and got the job done! that was a first for me.

I am now "doubting my doubts and believing my beliefs"
I am facing things in my self that I have always turned ways from and said "oh
I will deal with that later. and when I say later I mean never"

I am truly excited about where I am going and what God is showing me. He truly is amazing.

"This is the bomb that I've been waiting for living for. You finally lit the fuse that's in my head"

Monday, March 19, 2007

count em 1..2..10

How many people can say they rocked out with their Mom at a A switchfoot concert???


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Good morningblue bird

Oh so early. Oh so little sleep. today we go to the Switchfooot but not tilll after we are awake all-day in asheville. pray for us (the drama team) at the Elida house this morning. Lot's oh warfare

Monday, March 12, 2007

Back to a simpler place and food.

So its not that I don't like Hunting. I actually really don't have a problem with the activity itself. It's just something I choose not to participate in. I am thankful for those that are able to do that to provide for families and there nutrition needs.

THOUGH, I do have a problem with these hunters that go out and kill animals just because they can. They have no regard for rules and regulations, and if a population were to be extinct because of their overzealous trigger finger, the only thing that would bother them would be that they didn't have anything to do on the weekend. Never mind the fact that these are beautiful creatures of God.

Now while humans are meant to "rule" over nature, we can also have respect for it.

We as humans, including myself, waste SO much.

I think I have become some what of a Hippie over the past couple of years. Of course, minus the acid trips and such. It just amazes me the things that people will do just so they don't have to slow down. Innocent creatures get tortured just so we can have mass food intakes. Grocery stores lower the prices that they pay growers for their produce. In turn the growers have to lower the quality of the food they grow in order to be able to afford to grow it. We end up with less variety and

I don't plan on becoming a Vegan or a fruitarian or a Jainist, and I don't mean anything of this in a psycho Peta way. It's just one of my issues. I just want to make people more aware of what is happening around then. So many people some with out even knowing it buy into the "ignorance is bliss" hole. Just because something CAN be done doesn't mean that it SHOULD be done.

OK this Hunting "article" completely evolved into something else but, none the less that is a piece of my mind. Which, by the way, has NOT been chemically altered.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

It's a drama thing..

I came home from class this morning, ate some breakfast and was getting ready to sit down and do some biology. I walked past the counter and i see my bible laying there, and I think to myself, "Hmm, I have not read in a few days." Then just walked by. I walked by it a couple times.
Then a few minuted later I walk by it. I hear a voice in my head. You know what it said....

"Read my word"

Saturday, February 17, 2007

You Are: 60% Dog, 40% Cat

You are a nice blend of cat and dog.
You're playful but not too needy. And you're friendly but careful.
And while you have your moody moments, you're too happy to stay upset for long.

Punch it...

"What is more Impotant?"

"Get Over it!"

"To be a teacher you must first be a student"

"Failing is not at Option"

"Gumption: Courage and initiative"

That is a sample of the things I have to to "Post-it" myself today......
I'm coming through!

"No more shackles, No more chains, no more Bondage....I AM FREEEEEEEEE! YEA!!!"

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wiki Wiki

I could literally spend hours getting lost in the Wikipedia Links.....

It is starting to become a new favorite hobby.....

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

smiles and sighs

I felt myself mature today.

Today it was easy.

I hold no preconceived ideas that tomorrow will bring the same.

But that is tomorrow.

I will celebrate today.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

just thoughs....

Love between a man and a woman is not just gazing into each other eyes. It is both looking forward together at the same goal.

people have so many expectations for all this passion and excitement that is supposed to saturate a marriage. then when it's not there it is said that you have fallen out of love. This is all been said before I just find it sad that there more people divorcing in the past few years than actually getting married. I don't mean sad in a sarcastic joking way I really mean it is heart-breaking.

"Make no mistake....

It's not revenge he's after...its a reckoning....."

Saints are not going to the superbowl... :(


Monday, January 15, 2007

Till when?

Marriage: Trusting God for the Right Partner

Last week, my wife and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary.

Just four days later, I had the privilege of giving my daughter, Christine,
away in marriage. It was a lovely ceremony and we couldn't have
wished for a finer young man than her husband, Jonathan Kimball.
I ask your prayers for them as they begin a new family unto the glory
of God.

Every parent desires to see their child happily and successfully
married. As I contemplated the large number of single people who
read ShortNotes, I couldn't help but have the same desire for you.
Thus, I have included a few random thoughts about marriage that
I hope will be stimulating and edifying to you.

Marriage is a God-ordained institution. He created it and He knows
how it is to operate if it is to be successful. But in our day, the
world is trying to co-opt marriage by creating a whole new set
of definitions and standards by which marriage is to operate.
And the world's way is NOT working. Stick with God's way!
Don't let the world defile you with it's ways which are contrary
to God's way.

If you want to know God's plan for marriage, study what the
Bible says about it. Begin with the very first marriage - Adam
and Eve (found in Genesis 3). Ephesians 5 is a good New
Testament reference to marriage. Find an on-line Bible where
you can look up every reference to "husband" and "wife." This
will take a little bit of work, but it sure beats reading some
magazine article in Redbook about how to have a happy marriage!

Next to coming to Jesus, marriage is the most significant decision
you will ever make. Don't enter into it lightly! Seek God's will
concerning your potential mate. Pray for God's guidance about your
marriage plans. Study the Bible concerning marriage. And seek
advice from parents and godly counselors about your readiness
for marriage and your compatibility with your potential spouse. In
getting advice, don't simply look for someone to confirm your
desires, but seek honest input with a sincere willingness to follow
their advice even if it is difficult.

Understand that marriage is about a lot more than "love." Love is
certainly a significant part of the equation, but marriage is about
two people committing their lives to one another until they die
with the objective of starting a family, uniting for a common
purpose and sharpening one another in the Lord.

In my youth, I did not feel I should "seek a wife." Over and over
again in Scripture, we are told to "seek the Lord." As I sought the
Lord, He brought the right person into my life. I sought the Lord
and I found Him, as we as I found the wife the Lord had for me.
This is a venture of faith as it is very difficult for us to trust God to
meet this most intimate of needs in our lives. But, He will if we
trust Him! Personally, I think an often overlooked key to a happy
and successful marriage is to find the spouse GOD wants us to
have rather than simply find the spouse I want. I did not marry
a woman I could live with - I married a woman I could not live

Now is the time to prepare yourself for marriage: spiritually, emotionally,
financially, relationally, etc. People prepared for marriage tend to
bring the qualities to a marriage that make it successful. People
unprepared tend to be disappointed and encounter overwhelming
problems once married.

Focus on becoming a mature man or woman of God and He will
lead a similarly mature man or woman of God into your life. Many
young people are on the hunt for the perfect mate. Let me encourage
you to focus on becoming the perfect mate. People tend to match
with someone of equal maturity. In other words, if you are a "five" --
spiritually, emotionally, socially, etc. you are not likely to marry
a "ten," even though you may dream about doing so! If you want
to marry a "ten," get serious with God about you becoming a "ten"!
If you are content to be a spiritual "five," get used to the idea of
marrying a "five." Better yet, repent of your contentment with your
spiritual lukewarmness and seek the Lord until you begin to
seriously grow in Christ!!!

I have plenty of additional advice, but I'll call it quits for now. If I have
sparked your interest and you want to hear more of my thoughts on
preparing for marriage, let me encourage you to order my two messages titled:

Trusting God for the Right Partner and
Gaining God's View of Marriage.

Let me warn you that these messages are not for the faint of heart.

I gave these two talks to a group of hungry disciples about 12 years
ago and I didn't mince words. You'll find these messages to be very
enlightening, very edifying and very challenging.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Heads or tails?

Check this.......

I'm at work and sunshine calls me to the front. I finish up what I am doing real quick and head up there. When I get up there, there is an older woman standing there with jumper cables. She had left had left her lights on and Sunshine asks me if I could help her jump-off her car!

Do you know how good if felt to be on the other side of that coin for once?!



Friday, January 12, 2007

Holding thy breath...........

All you talented secular artists need to get saved and sing about God. Then we could really have some more awesome music.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Sometimes, I really do feel sorry for celebrities like Britney Spears because the media can't sit down and shut-up about their personal lives. Yes I said shut-up, because it make me mad.
It just makes me so mad sometimes that people can tear down others so much with out even batting an eye lash. It seems as though nothing is sacred anymore.

I am not saying that I agree with all the things that we see celebreties doing these day, but COME ON PEOPLE! Nobody deserves the things that are said about them.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Victory Dance

Ultimate frisbee was awesome tonight. My sore muscles in the morning will prove this. I say bring it on because I had a ton o' fun.

Then of course God showed out amazingly tonight. I just pray right now in the name of Jesus that the things that were planted tonight in the youth would flourish rapidly and lushously.

Good night dreamers