Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Life changes...

So today I am thinking about my dad. He is a wonderful man, and has always worked so hard for his family!! I love him dearly!! This week, he has had some health issues. I am so proud of him for how he has handled it! Thankfully, we were able to get some news today, and hopefully will help dad feel better soon!! I am thankful that we have a God who is strong, and mighty, and has everything under control! Thank you for your ever presence, in every moment.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Snow and Winter Olympics...

So this week we have had two wonderful things happen...and that is not even including Valentine's Day. This week Dallas ended up having 12.4 inches of SNOW!!! In DALLAS!! Yep, that was really cool this past Thursday. So beautiful...I really enjoyed it. But I realized one thing...I really do prefer living in Texas to lets say...Chicago. I won't say I will never live up North, however, I realized that I LOVE a few days of it, and then I am ready for it to be gone. When I told Andy of this, I asked that he sit down, so as to not fall over! Hahahahah! Anyway, also this week, we have had the beginning of the Olympic Games! This I love people!! I really do love watching all the different sports, and the people interacting from around the world! So very cool!! You look at all these nations, and the cultures from where they come, and realize, wow, how really cool that is. Stepping away from all the politics, and frustrations, to come together. I like it. It reminds me of how it will be in heaven, with people from every nation, tribe and tongue. Definitely something to think about!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Starting the Journey....Well the DTS on a student...

So as many of you know, I have been accepted as a student at Dallas Theological Seminary. I am very excited about this, and can't wait!! I have begun my reading for this new endeavor, and easing my way back into reading. I have never been a good reader, but am excited about what I will be learning. There will be a lot of information, and a lot to discover, but I am continually excited about getting into it!! Right now, I am reading a couple of books, but "Living by the Book" by Howard Hendricks is one of them. This is a great book about how to read the bible well. I, again, am excited about this, because am always looking at ways to encourage my reading of the Word. One quote that got me today was, "That kind of personal ownership of spiritual truth cuts you free from the leash of popular opinion."-Howard Hendricks. Wow!! Cool! I am looking forward to this encouragement, and "stretching" as I grow!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Cuppa Coffee.....

This morning...I am really needing this. Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I need to just stop, have a cuppa coffee, and spend some time with God. Sometimes when the wheels get spinning, I get caught up in how fast they are going, but don't realize I am not going anywhere. This morning...I shall have a cuppa coffee...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My thoughts on Lost....

So last night was amazing! I honestly was not expecting what happened, but it definitely gave me food for thought. You may not agree with me, but I welcome your input, cause it is truly cool!! So last night, I do think the bomb went off, and made a time "split". On one hand you have the group that was back on the Oceanic that never encountered the crash...they "skipped" though it. The other group is dying off slowly. In my mind the thought..."to die is gain". You see, I think they are each going to have to die, and the only ones who are left, are the ones that never experienced the crash. Now this does break down with the "resurrection" of Said. But here you see the picture of reconciliation, and restoration. He had wanted to be exonerated from all the bad things that he had done. That only happen through the shedding of blood. That was the only thing that would bring him life. And don't get me started on Locke. Isn't that just like the "Satan" character to want to take a life, and manipulate someone else into doing his dirty work.... Wow!! So much to think about. I wonder what next week will bring.....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Andy and I are brimming with anticipation at the season premier of LOST tonight!!! Season six, and ready to uncover more of the truth! We are so looking forward to this last season of perhaps one of the best shows of all times. I can seriously say that it has been a great adventure following this show! I am hoping that they will continue to bring the loose ends together, as they have previously, and make it a satisfying ending for us all. I know that they have been planning for this season from the very beginning, and look forward to see what creative outcomes, and explanations await us this final season. The roller coaster is sure to be exciting! I know previously I have come away, jumping up and down and shouting "No Way!". If you don't believe me, then you can ask my husband, who has been present for these outbursts. Will it happen again tonight? Will I be happy with this last season of LOST? These questions will be answered very soon my friends...I wonder what the verdict will be??????

Monday, February 1, 2010


So, I am extremely excited!! This past Thanksgiving, I was accepted as a student at Dallas Theological Seminary. I am currently enrolled to begin a Master's in Biblical Studies this summer. I am so excited about this new endeavor, but a little intimidated at the same time. It has been a few years since I have been in school, and I am a little nervous. I am really looking forward to this, and excited about all of the wonderful things that I am about to learn. Eventually, I would love to pursue a degree in biblical counseling, but am going to start with this at the present time. Also, I am possibly looking at becoming a certified pediatric nurse. I am trying to be very careful about not over indulging by time. I realize how easy it is to be pulled in so many directions. So here is to carefully praying about what to pursue at this time.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ministry Fair

Today at church was really cool. Over the last few weeks, we have been celebrating what God has been doing over the past ten years at our church. Today they held a ministry fair, which brought in many of the organizations that our church works with. It was really exciting for Andy and I, because we have been trying to find where to use the talents that God has given us. Andy and I were both able to find ministries that we would be excited to join. We will be praying about this, and see where God wants us to be. There is more opportunity than time, and we are really just praying for direction as to what to pursue. There are so many incredible opportunities. We see the Lord continuing to put the pieces of the puzzle together, and it continues to be exciting to see what that all might entail. We would always cherish your prayers as we continue on the journey that has been set before us.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's my birthday...and hers too!!!

Today is my birthday, but what you may or may not know, is that it is my sisters birthday as well. You see, I am a twin. Yes, I have a twin sister named Tanya. She has four children, and guess what!! She has a set of twin girls too! You know, growing up as a twin is an interesting thing. You have issues that no one else really ever has to deal with, but the flip side is, you have blessings that other people don't get either. For instance, I rarely had to do things alone. For me, if you know me, you always know that I rarely like to be alone, so this worked really well. I loved having a twin sister!! It always made our birthday special! Happy Birthday Tanya!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Date night...

Ok, so Andy and I had so much fun at Chili's tonight for dinner!! Sometimes we tend to rush through dinner and off to the next thing...but not tonight. We ended up sitting in the bar area, because we saw the Winter X Games were on. If you have not seen them, then you are truly missing out. The snowmobile jumps were so cool, with, I might add, some pretty decent wipe outs. The ski jump areas were amazing as well!! Totally incredible. It is making me really excited to watch the Winter Olympics. If you do not know me well, then know this...I LOVE the Olympics! It could be summer or winter, I don't really care!! I just think it is great, and always interesting. Sorry for that side bar. Anyway, so Andy and I sat on the same side of our booth and just enjoyed watching the X games while enjoying, might I say, quite a bit of food. It was truly just a wonderful evening! I am so thankful for times like this to enjoy with my husband. Anyway, just my thoughts on tonight!! What a way to bring in the 32nd year of my life!! I am so grateful!

Watch out world....Here I come!!!

Ok, so I never have pretended to be a blogger. I have tried before and miserably failed. But there is no reason to see why I can't get better at blogging. I have many friends and family that have great blogs, and they are always such a blessing to see and read. Oh well, here is to trying. We shall see what 2010 holds....won't you join me?