Friday, June 25, 2010

Miss A Thing

I recently bought a new CD by Jimmy Needham. He's one of my all time favorite artists. He had a song on this album that I thought was very relevant to today and I wanted to share the lyrics with you.

Miss A Thing
Last night I dreamed that I was sneaking up on Babylon. I awoke to find it was the very street I'm on. I close my eyes, but what I see won't go away. Away...

The city closed the shelter down the street. We'd rather pay to save a tree than give our brother something warm to eat. It breaks my heart that we're so incomplete. Oh...

Maybe there's a reason for it, but it's so hard to see. So many broken people, living in this lonely city. When if feels right to give up, I get up and realize Your blood can cover all these stains. You don't ever miss a thing. No, no You don't ever miss a thing.

I catch the news on channel three about once a week. But You see so much more. You see the husband flee the scene. You hear the woman hit the floor, crying out, "Can you still save me Lord?" Ohh...

You see it all, 'cause there is nothing You can't see. You can free us, 'cause there is nothing You can't free. And even when we fall, You come and meet us at our knees. You don't ever miss a thing. No...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Inner Beauty

Today Zach, Annie, and I helped out at our church with a bunch of our friends. We were doing work outside...and it was hot! lol

The reason I'm talking about this is because we were working in the heat, I wasn't exactly, looking my best. Hehe! ;) I was sweaty, my hair was pulled back into a very sloppy bun, no make up to count for...anyway, you get the picture. But, the neat thing is, I didn't worry about any of these things. I have some of the best friends in the world. Friends that don't care about your outward appearence; whether your hairs fixed or not; make up or no make up. It doesn't matter. We had a great time, being us, 'cause that was all that mattered.

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."
1 Peter 3:3-4, NIV

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Me, the VolunTeen!

Last week I started volunteering at the hospital. I'll do it every week all through the summer. I'm called a VolunTeen (volunteer + So far I really love it! I'm wanting to get into the medical field as a career possibility...but I'm still not sure what exactly I want to do. So, I'm hoping this will kind of narrow it down for me.

Here's some pictures of me in my spify new outfit! :)

Friday, June 11, 2010


A couple days ago I had some of my girlfriends over and we talked about being grateful and not taking things for granted. Well...I wanted to share a little story with you that I thought was pretty relevant to this:

Yesterday (the day after I had my friends over) I was in a car accident with my mom. It was minor and nobody got hurt, but it was enough to scare us a little. A lot of the time, probably most of the time, I take my safety on the road for granted. I'm not driving yet so I usually just sit there 'til we get where we're going. I had never been in a wreck before. Until now, that is. And I am so grateful that the Lord kept my mom and I safe!

So, just remember that everything you have, every breath you breathe, the Lord's giving it to you. Be thankful.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lord, Humble Me...& Help Me

Tomorrow morning 24/7 is playing at two churches and I'm sharing my testimony at one. So, please keep us in your prayers. :-)

I was talking with my parents and Zach earlier tonight. God has given us this talent, but our heart has to be in the right place in order to glorify Him with it. My prayer constintately is "Keep me humble, Lord. Keep me humble." Sure, I wanna do great. And it's nice to have people tell us that. But I can't let that become my main objective. God comes first. He's my #1 audience.

Also, I believe God has given me a story...a testimony to share. He amazes me all the time with the awesome opportunities that He places in my path. I am a shy, 'blend into the background', ordinary kind of person and yet He puts me up on stage with a microphone and works in me to do extraordinary things.

So, He's given me a talent and a story. And He's also given me the passion to share it with others. My prayer is, "Lord, help me deliver it. Help me take a stand. Work in me. Reign in me."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom & Dad

My parent's birthdays are three days apart so I thought I'd use one blog post for the both of them. ;)

Daddy was gone on the Father/ Son camping trip with our church on his birthday which was on Saturday, May 29th. So we celebrated his Sunday night. We ordered pizza (meat-lovers...his favorite) and we got him a cheese cake. Gigi and Grandaddy gave him the whole series of Rocky and we watched the first one Sunday night. Let me just say we have a new favorite in our house. :)

Mamma's birthday was today. We went out to eat at Waffle House with Gigi and Grandaddy and then came home and the six of us had a little party. We had a cake that Annie and I put 39 candles on. We actually managed to light them all without burning down the kitchen! ;) We topped it off by watching the last Rocky movie. I think it's my favorite out of all six.

Mom and Dad, thanks for everything you do for us all the time. I am so thankful to have two amazing parents! I hope you both had a great birthday. Love you!