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Ladies of the Lake

I traveled this last week to the Carolinas with 5 other girlfriends.  My Aunt Mary and Uncle Steve opened up the lake house for us to enjoy for a long weekend!!

Was an incredibly relaxing trip as we had NO agenda.... The only plan we had was to be professional lake chillers. And that's what we did. Thanks so much for a FANTASTIC trip, friends! I'd travel with you again ;-)

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When reading my bible in the morning, there are a few things I love to do. I love to have a cup of coffee with me. I love the apartment to be cold. And I love to have a blanket. Oh. And I love to have fun pens with my journal.

Oftentimes when reading a story that makes me laugh, I will write “HAHAHA” next to that story. For instance, in 1 Kings- 22, King Ahab (a not-so-good- king) wanted someone to speak a word over him- but refused to have a particular (good!) prophet of the Lord come and give him a word. He said “I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad!” That just made me laugh. Because he WAS bad. And was doing bad things! (if you don’t find that funny, I’m sorry for making you read that).

Or. For instance. If there is something else that sticks out to me, I’ll write my thoughts. Again, another instance: In Proverbs 15- next to verse 17- you will see that I have written “I LOVE HELEN” next to it. Why? Well. That verse says “Better a meal of ve…

11th Hour Wind

This morning I was reading in Exodus and was at the point in the story in which the Egyptians are chasing after the Israelites and the Israelites are facing the Red Sea.

You need some back history? Ok.

Joseph. Remember him? His dad gave him the coat of many colors. His brothers became envious and sold him into slavery. He sits in prison for a LONG time but then interprets a dream that not only gets him OUT of prison- but places him as one of the top men in the palace. He then brings all his family (and cousins, aunts, uncles, great aunts...etc) to Egypt to be saved from the famine.

Well. Joesph dies- and the new Pharaoh doesn't know about Joesph and how he saved the nation. So he sees all Joseph's people (which has grown exponentially at this point) and says "They are taking over! Let's make them our slaves." 

So now they are oppressed, beaten, and just downright miserable. Enter Moses. He comes in and becomes the famous "Let My People Go" man.


A big update. KING Sized big. Which reminds you sleepin??

If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know a couple of things about me:

• My roommates always seem to get married

• I am often finding new roommates & warning them marriage will quickly ensue by living with me.

• I love South Carolina

• I go to South Carolina once or twice a year

• I love my job

• I’m a safe person.

• I don’t like to make big decisions if it involves much risk.

Well. My roommate gets married in October- which means I’m looking to move again.

But here’s the kicker.

I’m looking to make a big move.

South Carolina, to be exact.

Why South Carolina? Well. Here are a few things.

My grandparents live there as well as my aunt/uncle/cousins

Ever since I was in High School- I wanted to move to South Carolina.

Every time I actually THOUGHT about it and started to put feet to that plan- fear overwhelmed me.

Definitely felt unsettled about it.

For the past 10 years, I have revisited that same thought… “Could I move there?”

Every time…Loved the idea- but never fe…

It's that time.

Welcome back to my TV screen Cowboys. I've missed your blue and silver.

Let's have a good season, ok?


Empty Pages

I am a journaler. First off, is that a word? It should be. But yeah. Did you know that?  Yeah, I am a journaler. I'm pretty particular about what kind of journal I will write in, too.  But aside from that- my most current journal I started on February 1, 2011.

I was prompted to go back and re-read the first page in this journal.

Here's what it says:

February 1, 2011

For some reason my chest aches with the opening of this journal. So many pages to be filled. So many life experiences. So many heart issues will be written in here. But one thing remains. When this journal is filled- I am SO sure that it will, once again, be filled with story after story of His faithfulness. I will be able to come back and read- and my faith will be increased because I will be reminded of how good my Jesus is.

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary." Isaiah 40:28Needed to be reminded of this. …

Lunch Time Ramblings

(ps....Brandon- I wrote this on my lunch break) :-)

From that time on, Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”


I read this passage from Matthew this morning and my first thought was “geeez. A bit harsh huh, Jesus? Calling Peter by the name of Satan?”

And I know where I’m about to go might be a stretch for some of you but it’s what came to mind when I read this.

Girls. When it comes to crushes on guys we like, do you have the friends that tell you “Ohhhh! Girl he’s SOOOO into you!?!” or “oooooh he glanced at you while eating his dinner! It M…