Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dear Brock,

Dear Brock,
I miss you so much, especially today.
You impacted my life in so many ways.
Thinking of you makes me remember what is important.
Life is not the same without you, but it is amazing to think of the eternal life you are experiencing in heaven.
Losing you was the hardest thing in my life.
I have learned to live hard and love hard and to trust Jesus in everything.
I have witnessed in the form of a baby girl, that joy comes in the morning.
I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good.
Love you Brockie.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Finishing Strong

I am so glad that this week is over. I felt like it was one of the longest I've had in a long time. I was just telling my friend that I am so thankful that God loves me and won't give me more than I can handle! I can do all things through him. He is so faithful.
In these crazy weeks, I am still dreaming of the sand and sun and warmth of the Caribbean. Don't these picture just make you warm inside. Needless to say, I am looking forward to summer. Take me to the beach please!

Meanwhile it is close to freezing here in GA and a chance of snow?! Brrrr...I wish I could hibernate until spring!
Guess what I am happy happy happy about?
I have less than 12 weeks left of high school! (this excludes my Feb. break coming up and spring break)
But really, people, 12 weeks! I am so thrilled.
We called a "Senior meeting" today and were discussing fun things like prom, graduation and other happenings. So, so, exciting. Can't believe it's that time.
I just want to finish strong.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some More Romans & Countdowns

I am memorizing Romans 8 right now and it has been awesome! My week has been so great with the purpose of hiding God's word in my heart. This is what I have memorized so far...

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
because, through Christ Jesus, the law of the spirit of life has set me free
from the law of sin and death.
For what the spirit was powerless to do, in that it was weakened by the
sinful nature, God did by sending his only son in the likeness of sinful man to
be a sin offering. -Romans 8:1-3

Some fun news...
I am counting down the releases of two very incredible albums in the coming months. First of all, TobyMac is releasing his album, "Tonight" on Feb. 9th (11 days from now) I also need to start counting down the days 'til his concert, which I am going to! March 28th in Athens (58 days!)

Also, the Passion band, who leads worship every Sunday at Passion City Church in ATL is releasing their new album called "Awakening" on March 9th (39 days from now) I have already heard some of the songs at church and they are such beautiful worship songs.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I Seriously Need to Blog

I have no time.
This will have to wait.

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ
because, through Christ Jesus, the law of the spirit of life has set
me free from the spirit of sin and death."

- Romans 8: 1-2

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I know Easter is pretty far away still. But who says we can't get excited about Jesus conquering the grave everyday!? This video makes me super excited for the celebration of Easter and thankful to my precious Savior!

He's Alive from Johnson Ferry on Vimeo.

Doesn't it just give you goose bumps?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tea Tuesday

After a long day, I love to come home and brew my self a nice big cup of hot, loose-leaf tea. Oh, it is always so good! I have a few new teas that I purchased at a store while I was in Texas. It is so much fun getting to try a new tea. I feel like a kid in a candy store! : )

The new tea that I tried this afternoon is a decaf pomegranate green tea. It was pretty great. When it brewed, it was a deep red color and it sweetened really well. I love Splenda! I bought the tea in a store in Southlake called Central Market. They had an entire isle, with shelves stacked high with large tins holding the different types of loose leaf. You get to pick out what tea you want, measure the amount into little baggies and then you put it on a digital scale that prints off the price of the tea. I was in heaven! I think I grabbed bags of at least ten different teas! I've tried several of them already and I may have to get my friend to ship me some more!

Well, this is a little peek into my obsession love for tea. Its really a fun hobby for me. I love enjoying it while I read my bible or do my homework (bleh). I have especially enjoyed having tea parties with my sisters and my mom. We have this fun dream of opening up a tea room someday. My mom is the hostess, I'm the tea connoisseur and Emilie is the cook...Maddie Kate can just be there looking cute. : )

Here is an amazing painting that my sister did for me. She is so talented (and she knows me well).

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Its been a chaotic 24 hours.

Everything is fine, don't worry. But at the same time, everything is not okay. I have been deeply pondering so many things and processing so many feelings. It is extremely unsettling.


I love how no matter how crazy life can get, I know one thing. I know without a shadow of a doubt that God is on his throne. I have the ability to lay my burdens, my every thought, all of my tears at his feet. He is such a gracious, loving, God. He is my all in all; my Abba, father. He will never let me go. His promises are unending and I have confidence in knowing that nothing can separate me from his love.

For I am convinced that neither life nor death, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all of creation , will be able to separate us from the love
of God that is in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

- Romans 8:38-39

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Back to Real Life

After over three weeks of being out of town, I am so glad to be home! As much as I would have loved to keep my blog updated throughout my travels, I was WAY to busy relaxing and enjoying the WARM Caribbean for 7 glorious days. I was also unfortunate enough to miss out on huge freezes throughout the South...NOT. I am so thankful for the time I had with family, friends and a lot of great quiet times with God. More fun pictures and memories to come!