Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pictures from Cape Cod & Boston...Part I

Well, we're back beneath the Mason Dixon line! After being in Massachusetts for eight days this Southerner has a new found love for New England! I fell in love with the weather, the food, and the accents! The first set of pictures is from our stay on Cape Cod.

The Chatham Lighthouse

This was the best cup of New England Clam Chowder I've ever eaten! I went to two other restaurants and ordered a cup of chowder and none compared to this one!
This was the best ice cream place! Enjoyed some mint chocolate chip!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Is off to Boston!

I'll be flying out in the morning with my mom to Boston, MA. We will then drive to Cape Cod and spend some time with family then go back to Boston on Tuesday for the Reformation 500 conference! I will be soaking up all the history and hopefully meeting new like-minded friends! I'll make sure to post pictures when I come back. Should be back on the 5th. Hope everyone has a great fourth of July weekend!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Some Thoughts...

Lately I’ve been pondering a lot about the relationships in my life. There are many types of relationships. Relationships with acquaintances, parents, siblings, relatives, children, friends, bosses and co-workers.
Then there’s a relationship that surpasses all of these; the relationship between a Heavenly Father and His child. I’ve been guilty so many times of squandering precious hours that could have been spent with my Father. Instead of using my time to build the most important relationship, I was watching a movie with a friend, reading a book, or talking on the phone.

In the past week I’ve seen a prayer slowly become answered not in the time frame that I thought would happen, but in His. A prayer of hungering for a deeper relationship with the most High King. I began reading a book that I’ve been anxious to get my hands on for months. I attempted to order this book on different occasions but for some reason didn’t get it until just recently. I know that the Lord kept this book from me until I was ready to soak up the words of truth. This book has convicted my heart and has sparked many thoughts that have flooded my mind. I’ve read many of the books that Eric and Leslie Ludy have written and each one is better than the last. Set Apart Femininity By: Leslie Ludy isn’t just another Christian book for girls. This book makes me want to run to my bible and ask, “What do the scriptures say?”
Here is an excerpt from the book Set Apart Femininity:
“If you want to personally experience the fullness of all that Christ is then it’s time to tune out the voice of your flesh and follow the example of Paul: “But what things were gain to me, these I have counted to loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him…that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” (Philippians 3:7-10).
Yes, there will be protests when we embrace Christ’s sacred decorum—both from our flesh and from the outside world. But instead of complaining about His narrow path or giving in to self-pity, let us delight in the jealous love that He has for us. Let us remember the staggering sacrifice He made on our behalf. And let us revel in the privilege of laying our all at His feet in gratitude. Let us yield to the supernatural, transforming, purifying work of Christ’s Spirit as He makes us into His holy temple. Let us allow Him to change us from the selfish, cowering closet-Christians we are into the valiant, valorous virtuous examples of set-apart femininity that God has called us to be. And let the world stand back in wonder.”

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Babysitting, Birthdays, 5ks, and lots of catching up...

I've realized that this blog of mine has been rather neglected. So, finally I'm doing a catch up post! Here's a glimpse of some things I've been up to since my last post. In March I was honored to attend a ballet birthday party for Kate who turned 5 this year. I've been babysitting Kate since she was a few weeks old. April I ran in a 5k with a couple of friends and ended up winning 1st place in my age group! Went to the Fox Theatre and attended the 70th anniversary of Gone With The Wind. Also, had a surprise birthday picnic on the Georgia/Alabama state line for my friend Jennie's 20th Birthday! Can't believe it's almost May! I'll be posting some other things I've been up to later on this week. A lot is happening and the Lord is opening new doors...can't wait to see what all is in store!
Until next time...

Georgia sunset.

The fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

This was my second year running in the Dogwood Dash 5k. Got 1st place in my age group!

After the race.

Took this picture while babysitting. Conversations with Kate always end in laughter!

Ballet Lessons.

Loved all the little girls in their tutus.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Giveaway at Joyfully Home

I wanted to let you know that Jasmine over at Joyfully Home is having a giveaway! She will be giving the brand new album titled, True Beauty series of last years Father/Daughter retreat hosted by Vision Forum. The giveaway will end on February 27th so hurry on over and enter! Also, while your at it head on over to the Vision Forum website and check out some of there new conference albums that are on sale for a limited time! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's time to come out of hiding!

I know that there are many people reading the blog but who may have never introduced themselves. So, if you don't mind coming out of hiding... I'd like to know who my readers are! This year one of my goals was to use this blog for the glory of the Lord. I'm looking forward to the many thoughts I'll be sharing with you in '09. Also, I'd like to know what you think of the blog... any questions you'd like to ask or see on the blog? Thanks!