Friday, June 19, 2009


The Brave Hearted Gospel. Quite extraordinary.

Jackie Pullinger
Many of us want Christianity on our own terms. We want to stay alive - we want the benefits of the Cross, but not the requirements of it. But whereas the Gospel of Jesus Christ blesses us with all the pleasures of Heaven, it asks for something in return - our lives.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Lip Gloss

I have been meaning to post this video for some time. It's one of the funniest things I have ever seen : ) I had a really hard time filming this because I was laughing so hard. I was in tears this was so funny! In July, we took the youth down to Atlanta for a weekend. We went to a Braves game (which was fun despite them losing!), the Varsity, Six Flags, and to the Aquarium. It was, needless to say, an amazing weekend! However, my favorite times were in the van...the green van. This video is just a small glimpse of what went down. Enjoy! Starring Ry Sisco.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sam and Esther

I just finished watching this video and I urge you to spend the next 10 minutes watching it. Tears will fill your eyes. Starvation is something I am not familiar with. I've used the phrase "I'm starving" a million times in my life but I have never even come close to starvation. This will impact you, I promise. It may only affect you for a few hours or maybe just 10 min...but it will affect you. I don't want to give too much away because the actions of this one little girl will do far more than anything I could write about. And the helplessness and loneliness of Sam and Esther will be forever visually engrained in your mind...whereas my words will be forgotten after this sentence. I will tell you that it ends well. Even though it won't seem like it will, it does : )

Sam and Esther

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Believe It

Okay it has been far too long. And I do apologize! But hopefully I will pick back up. I have experienced so much in the past month and a half : ) Maybe I will share that later. But I just read something and I had to put it on here. I ran across it browsing a website of one of my favorite bands: Tenth Avenue North : ) They are awesome. Gifted. Amazing. But the lead singer Mike has this statement on one of his journal pages. It says,

How does one love God?
Well, John says, "we love because He first loved us."
And if that's true, then my whole approach must change.
No longer am I condemning myself in the mirror,
saying, "come on Mike, get your act together."
No. Instead I simply incline my gaze to the cross.
If I'm not loving God, it's because I'M NOT BELIEVING I'M LOVED (emphasis mine).
And how do I know that I am loved?
"This is how we know what love is, Jesus Christ laid down his life..."

You can check out there website and their journal entries. Pretty cool. God Bless. I will be back soon. Much love : )
Tenth Avenue North

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Plan B

"Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:8

I was listening a couple weeks ago to a message from a pastor in Nashville. I’m not sure how I found it, nor do I remember the guys name. But I do remember what he said. He began by asking the question, “what happens when your dreams are shattered?” We all have this picture of how we want our life to look like. Call it our Plan A. However, life does not always go as we have planned. He then asked if “I had learned to trust God...I mean really trust God?” Sometimes, for me, I find it difficult to be faithful to God, when I don’t think He has been faithful to me. And at times, it can be hard to seek Him when I feel like He has abandoned me. But I have a choice to make. Will I interpret God through my circumstances? Or will I simply believe that He is who He says He is.

In 2 Samuel 12, David is pleading with God to heal his sick baby. After 7 days of fasting and praying, his baby dies. When he hears the news, he gets up and goes into the house of the Lord to worship God. This response seems unrealistic. But what David realized is that he does not control outcomes. In fact, he couldn’t even explain outcomes. However, he knew that God could and that God does.

When there is a shattered dream or unmet expectation, will I believe that God is who He says He is? That He will be with me. That He works for my good. That greater things are yet to come. Because...I will have to walk through Plan B’s. But will I trust in His promise...that He is with me, even if I feel like He isn’t? Even when I don’t understand, will I believe that He is in control and that I am not? Because it may be my Plan B, but it’s His Plan A.

Monday, November 10, 2008

What do you need to say?

My dad has always taught me that it is better to say too little than too much. (I have a bit of a problem sometimes saying more than I should). And I totally agree with him. But sometimes, I don't think we say enough. Check out this video of people who realize what they need to say.... Click here.

I need to tell my parents that I really appreciate all they do for me. I need to tell me brother that I love him. I need to tell my sister-n-law that I love having her in my life. I need to tell Jessica I appreciate her friendship. I need to tell my coach how much she means to me. and my list can go on. What do you need to say?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Treasure Hunt

A couple of weeks ago, my family gathered around the dinner table to celebrate my cousin Magen's birthday. My aunts and uncles were there along with my cousins. It was a fun and eventful night. One particular incidence has continued to bring me laughter even now. As we were eating, my grandfather said "I believe I swallowed my crown." My initial reaction was "thats not good." But then, he was one of his front teeth. The table erupted in laughter. Or at least I did. It was SO funny. I hurried to find a camera to capture the moment. My grandfather, however, wouldn't allow it (as you can see by the first picture). My father (mind you, we are still at the dinner table) said "thats okay, when you find it, bring it in and I will put it back on." (that was a gross comment!) I asked how much does a "new" one cost and my dad said around 800 dollars. So it makes sense, sorta. He said many of his patients search for their crown (which they have swallowed) so they don't have to buy a new one. Makes sense when its $800! My grandfather quickly suggested that I find his crown for him and he'd give me $400 (still at the dinner table!). Finally, my grandfather let my grandmother and aunt take his picture. It's a bit fuzzy but you get a glimpse of our enjoyment that night. About 15 minutes later, another aunt of mine found his crown on his plate. So he didn't swallow it after all! Thank goodness because I wasn't sure how I was gonna turn that $400 down!