Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bridal Brunch

One of my co-workers is getting married in May. She is the sweetest person. We hosted a bridal brunch for our shift. It was a lot of fun. I love being able to get together with friends outside of work. We are a family. We had food and Brittany got a few things for the honeymoon :)
This cutie joined us 
Breanna making french toast 
Hannah 
Casey looking at Breanna's guestbook, Ashley looked just in time 
He wanted to open the gifts 
so good 
 
isn't she gorgeous  
 
how many does it take to open a simple gift 
Brittany and Ashley 
Casey and Wesley 
Cindy and Brittany 
Brittany and Casey 
Jametra and Brittany 
Hannah and Brittany 
Brittany and I  
Breanna and Brittany 
trying to get W to take a picture 
Jametra and I 
still won't cooperate

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Limbo Land

Ever felt as though the pastor was speaking directly to you? One on one? It happens a lot to me actually. But today's sermon went beyond the normal "that was for me". IT WAS JUST FOR ME! The place I've felt so stuck in for a long, long, long time-Limbo Land. Yep, that was the topic of today's great message. To know that I am not alone in my journey is so significant to me. Yet, it's up to me to allow others to walk this with me.
Here are some notes I took:
Heb. 10:19-25
Limbo is a confusing, frustrating, and exhausting place.
We will never live the life Christ intended for us in isolation.
Maybe you are not living in limbo, but someone in your life is.
The thing you need the most will be the furthest away and most difficult to get.
We let things slide because of a lack of energy.
We tend not know where to focus our energy.
We can go boldly because of Grace of God and our Trust in God.
Identity is not in your past or present. It's in your future.
Balance is a lie. If we wait on ideal, we miss the now.
Just because your world is crazy, doesn't mean you are crazy. Crazy people don't know they are crazy.
Live as if tomorrow is here.
The easiest thing for us to let slide is taking care of your soul.
Don't let what you can't do affect what you can do.
If you do not tend to your soul, you lose perspective. And it affects every part of your life.
We let slide how we prioritize our lives.
Getting healthy is never self centered.
We let slide how we use our influence.

The biggest part that spoke to me was about letting the care of my soul slide. For so long now, I have just done what is needed to get by. Just enough. And sometimes not even that much. It's been a struggle for me to allow myself to be fed spiritually over the past year. I've pushed it aside. In one ear and out the other. I know how important this part is in my life. And I'm finally allowing walls to be broken down in order to move forward.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lent

I have never actively participated in Lent. I feel this year to give up a few things for 40 days. I know that I will struggle with these. Thus the purpose of giving them up. Over the past few months, several things have become habits and not healthy ones. For the next 40 days, I am saying no to Starbucks, Sweet Tea, Sodas, and Sweets (pie, cake, cookies, ice cream). Pray. Oh, please pray.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Winter Jam

Winter Jam came to town. I love, love, love this concert. I happen to get a floor seat. YAY! It was incredible as always.


Colton Dixon 
 
 
 
NewSong 
 
 
Plumb 
 
 
 
 
Tenth Avenue North 
 
 
Lecrae 
 
 
 
Newsboys