Friday, August 29, 2008


I am packing to go to the lake...but Donna I am going to post my notes. I should just swing by your house while I am up there. Anyway, I have to share something so funny. Rod was checking the painting on ebay and he said, "babe, the picture you took of the painting is doesn't do it justice."
me: Thanks babe
him: you should put another picture up
me: we need a better camera
him: (looking through the bids) maybe you should have used better key words when you listed it. do you know mailgirl?
me: yes, she is my new bff from the conference
him: do you know jill shops?
me: yes, she was my old high school teacher
him: do you know Fran?
me: yes, she is my bff.
him: dying all of these people feel sorry for you???
me: yep, pretty much!!!

Psalm 50:1
1 The Mighty One, God, the LORD,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.

Also, Morgan about died when she saw the sun set last night and was yelling (while we were in the drive thru) for God to bring it back to its mommy and daddy. I told her He was taking to the place where it sets. Anyway, she told it goodbye and I told her He would be faithful to bring it back tomorrow. She exclaimed this morning...He did it!! The sun is at Morgan Hopes house!!! I love it!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

These words are so rich...I hope you will read them and allow them to penetrate your heart and that these words would be the cry of your heart to God.
Ephesians 4:29,30

Words by George Croly, 1780-1860
Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

Verse 1

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart,
Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art,
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

Verse 2

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel visitant, no opening skies:
But take the dimness of my soul above.

Verse 3

Hast Thou not bid us love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind!
I see Thy cross, there teach my heart to cling:
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find!

Verse 4

Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

Verse 5

Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The baptism of the heaven descended Dove;
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.

Debra's adoption

I am selling this painting on ebay to go towards Debra's adoption. THIS IS NOT A CHARITY just my own deal. Here is the painting...the pic doesn't show up well/

Any money earned from this will go straight to Debra. Even if it is a small amount, at least it is for a good cause.

HERE is Debra's blog.

HERE are pictures of it from a previous post.

PLEASE link to me on your blog so others will know as well!!!

A few More pics (LPL event-Beth Moore)

We had Morgan's preschool orientation today and they told us how she has to have canvas tote I got right on it. I heart bags. Morgan helped me pick out the ribbon. I really felt that she needed two of them so she could change up (purses) bags during the year. Since she is technically not a baby anymore (she is my baby) she can no longer carry one of her 10 diaper bags. I guess I like the lime green better. I had to get them small enough for her to carry. The pics aren't as cute.

My new journal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!

Sabrina and her most precious daughter. I was loving the haircut. Sabrina works for Mama Beth. Aren't they beautiful!!!

One more of Fran. She is one more Vanna White!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thursday Recap (San Antonio-Beth Moore)

I head to the airport early Thursday morning and Morgan about lost it because #1 She wanted to go see Beth Moore. #2 She wanted to go to bible study. #3 She wanted to fly on an airplane. #4 Duh I am her mom...why would she want me to leave? j/k

So, I arrive in San Antonio around 1pm. Praise the Lord my peeps were there because I didn't take any of that into consideration when I made my arrangements. My shuttle driver took a likin' to me (j/k again) and took me to my hotel last. I thought he was going to ride me around down town for hours. I was flying around in the back of that thing he drove so fast and crazy but the Lord was my shield.

I call Fran as soon as I get there and she sends me down the highway to meet them...literally. Little girl in a city she has never been in on the streets in the ghetto. LOL. I made it to the restaurant and ate off of Kim's plate. There were real live pigeons in the restaurant. I was seriously wondering where the food rating signs were in Texas. Do they do that? I also decided that our Mexican food in AL is better than TX even if we aren't the real deal...we have it beat...sorry Texas.

My next stop was CVS on Riverwalk. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so excited, yet thought it so bizarre that a CVS was right there on the riverwalk. I think God put it there just for me this weekend...seeing as how He knows my love for CVS. I made friends with the manager and told him how I was going to get my praise on and what tourist prices that CVS had. Oreo's were 5 dollars.

Once all of my roomies got together we talked about bowel movements and etc. Those were fun times. Then, I told them of the time Rod first came over to my apartment when we were starting to date. I had lit a candle with a match in my bathroom and he went back and told his friends that I (and I quote) "took a dump" before he came over. What? I had no idea people lit matches after that kind of stuff.

Later, we headed up to the VIP lounge were Georgia emptied the fridge with no shame to take all the juices to her room...LOL! Patty totally got us in up there on the 28th floor. We met a man named James who was very stoic. I have named him Alfred the Butler. We were a little rowdy (after all God's people should not be boring) and I think we personally scared him and he wanted to kick us out of the high society VIP lounge. So, I broke the ice by asking James if I could get my picture made with him. That was all it took and we were in like flint.

I will never forget him checking his "list" to make sure Patty was really a VIP or not. LOL. He didn't want us to leave by the time we were leaving. He invited us back for dinner.

Well, I have so much to say before I get serious...but I have got to go get in the Word!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

More pics (San Antonio-Beth Moore)

Our group picture- Courtesy of Rich

and another

me and my bff (LOL)-Hero in the Faith

lunch I just ate chips because the Mexican food there is not near as good as the place by my house. Picture courtesy of Jose.

Outside the hotel. This was all of us that were in the van.

Over the river where it smelled like Booty...pardon my language.

Stolen pic from Fran... Notice the pic behind. oops. That was not the name of the restaurant. There were real live pigeons in the restaurant. Where were the food ratings in Texas?

Me giving my back scratcher, jumbo pencil well as demonstrating how to curl my hair.

Another group pic.

MORE TO COME I HAVE GOT to get some stuff done.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My, My, My...I miss my siestas (San Antonio-Beth Moore)

Shelly got engaged!!!! We were so excited!

Bling Bling

Me, Amanda (head siesta since she started the LPM blog) and roomie and BFF. LOL

Sweet Ashley!!!

Me, Kim, and Patty (a.k.a. ROCKSTAR) were the only ones looking at the correct camera!!

Before the conference my rock star siestas

Cheryl Baugh (The Professor) , Teri-Facedown, Stephanie-OceanMommy, Darlene (has anyone seen my keys) and me. We were posing as Victoria Secret models with the wind effects!!!

Abby-Unshackled, Lindsee-LindseeLou
They are so precious!!!

Rich! The one who takes all the pics for Beth's events. YAY for Rich!

Shelly-To Know Him

Me and James. If you were in the V.I.P know about James...LOL

Lisa the Preachers wife. She is the most beautiful little thing I have ever seen. She just finished her book "Married to the Ministry". We think it will be called that. It should be out in 09.

Now this is the most encouraging woman I have EVER met...Bev (All of them are on my side bar). I decided to adopt her as my mom this weekend. LOVE HER!!!!

This was actually my first picture taken on the trip..Supermarket Sweep is what I played here for those of you who were with me but were too embarrassed to admit it.

At the end is Nate. He sets up for Beth's events and is Shelly's man. They are the cutest things ever.

Sweet Kim at Connorcolesmom. She did most of the work (with Patty) for getting the blog thing together. She is the most organized person ever and has the most tender heart!!

We had so much fun in San Antonio I kid you not!! I wish you could have been there for those of you who could not have made it. I was just so thankful for the opportunity to go meet up with my blog friends and be able to get our praise on to King Jesus.

MORE TO COME. Fran is in the pic with me above. She is so hilarious. Fran, the 80's were calling for those shoulder pads???!!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Happy Birthday My Beloved Shelby Hope

Tomorrow you would have been 4 years old. As I sit here with Morgan by my side I am getting a lump in my throat and when I think back to your birth and death I feel like the wind has been knocked out of me a little. When people ask me how many children I have I always tell them that I have had 2 and that you are in heaven with Jesus. I will see you again someday in the blink of an eye. You will always be bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh.

Thank you Jesus for revealing to me that you were not crying over Lazarus when you wept for he was in heaven. You were crying for the Mary's and Martha's of this world who are left to grieve the loss of their loved ones. You weep over us because death was never the way. You set eternity in our hearts. Thank you for my sweet first born even if it seems so distant she will have always been my first child...even if no one remembers but me and You. Thank you for the hope I have in You Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:54-56
54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."[ 55"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

2 Samuel 12:23
23 But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."

Matthew 19:14
14Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Mullet man (and taco, burrito, what's coming out of your speedo??)

I am up late I think from the shot they gave me at the dr. today. Have you ever been to the dr. and you felt like you had the guy who used to do those micro-machine commercials checking you? I wanted to ask him if he was truly licensed to practice. I wear what I am thinking on my face and he looked at me and said is something wrong? I told him that I felt like he went so fast that he didn't even check me. Anyway, I was sent home with a stronger antibiotic and got my shots (like a dog...he he).

O.K. Travis Cottrell finally posted who he thought (in his opinion were the best singers) I have to share an edited version to one of his pics for best male vocal. He picked Michael Bolton.

Insert Pic from Mexico where the Michael Bolton look a like was spotted wearing a speedo. Of course I took a pic (just work with me on the do):

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Isaiah 1:15-17

15 When you spread out your hands in prayer,
I will hide my eyes from you;
even if you offer many prayers,
I will not listen.
Your hands are full of blood;

16 wash and make yourselves clean.
Take your evil deeds
out of my sight!
Stop doing wrong,

17 learn to do right!
Seek justice,
encourage the oppressed. [a]
Defend the cause of the fatherless,
plead the case of the widow. (emphasis mine)

I have been doing some thinking lately about my past and certain places God called me to leave. Even geographical changes. Sometimes we make things so difficult in our walk with Christ when the next thing He wants us to do is so simple. STOP the wrong we are doing. Quit driving around the pit of sin that you are driving around that you think this time you won't fall back in to. STOP doing WRONG...and LEARN to DO RIGHT. This is a personal word for me. We can not be free in Christ if we persist in rebellious ways. We have to yield to the Holy Spirit. What does it mean to "Learn to do right"? Do the next thing God has told you in His word. If it is an adulterous relationship see Proverbs chapters 4-8. What about gossip? Ephesians 4:29. Sexual Immorality 1 Cor. 6, Hebrews 12. Lying? Ephesians 4:25. You say Jenny it is not that easy. I have gotten sucked in to a tangled have no idea how I want to say no to certain things then I feel trapped and powerless and continue to repeat certain cycles of sin. YES I DO. That is why I am saying...STOP the next thing that you are defaulting to and turn to Christ and do the next thing His word says. Put on The Spirit. Beg for More of It. Sometimes we do not have because we do not ask. Beg to be free. Your freedom will come because if you choose to walk in the light of the Lord then where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty. Please don't limit His extension of grace to any poor beggar. Yes He is wrath, yes He does not leave sin unpunished, but our God is full of compassion and grace. Do the next thing....and continue to put to death the deeds of the flesh. Seek Him with all of your heart...even if you feel that your heart is the furthest it has ever been from Christ...He is waiting on the Horizon...waiting...watching for your return. Whom He loves He chastens but we are only safe in the shadow of His wings. Resting in His Shelter.

Please pray for my little family. Morgan is still sick. I feel awful with this sinus infection...and Rod has come down with something to. My prayer is for us to all be well for my trip to San Antonio. =)


Friday, August 15, 2008

So I think someone hacked into my blog because I never put the last 3 posts on here today. That is so weird.
Please say a prayer for me I just need a little extra. =)

:: I Still Believe ::

:: I Still Believe ::

:: I Still Believe ::

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

From James MacDonalds

I Choose to Trust

The Weekly Walk"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Trust is the antidote to anxiety; it's the resolution of worry and the destruction of fear. Trust is the act of my will to give my burdens to God. It's like a muscle--as you exercise it, trust gets stronger.

Trust is walking forward moment by moment, having rolled your burden onto God. You've no doubt said, "I gave it to God once, but here it is again in my grip." When you sense that you've taken it back again, get back on your knees, get the burden back on God, get on your feet again, and continue to trust.

When you off-load your burden on God, you can pick up a promise from His Word. Second Peter 1:4 tells us that "he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world." There are literally hundreds of promises that apply to your specific burden. God's Word is filled with treasure.

I'm claiming Isaiah 41:10 right now for a burden I leaving at God's feet. "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." There it is! God is doing this whole thing with one hand tied behind His back. He's not stressed or strained. He's not worried about what to do. He has absolutely no capacity limits!

Isaiah continues, "Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all. For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you'" (vv. 11-13).

Take a moment to read that awesome promise again. Trust means you anchor your heart in the reality of God's awareness of your situation. He sees more than you can ever see. God, who loves you and is committed to you, will not disappoint you now or in the future if you put your weight fully on Him.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vintage Momma

I wanted to repost this since it is Christmas time. I loved loved loved the rings she sent me and she even gave me a free one and it was my favorite color--RED.

I learned about Vintage Momma from Debra's site. She is so talented and affordable! She is a mom with 3 kids and I just think her stuff is the coolest. Go check it out and maybe order something.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

pneumonia strikes again

Proverbs 16:9

9 In his heart a man plans his course,
but the LORD determines his steps.

I took Morgan to the after hours today and she has pneumonia and a double ear infection. This is the second time for pneumonia this year. She was really struggling at night otherwise, you would not know a thing was wrong with her. Anyway, the funniest thing happened at church today. We walked up on her in her new class with her teacher "Mr. Jim" and she was in his lap telling sckory "story" time. They were talking about her bow and getting (or killing...sorry PETA) a deer. I about died. I don't think people thought she was for real until I told them she could bring it for show and tell. It is as big as her.
Also, Morgan's Mimi has been really sick so please pray for her and also that she will be better by Siesta Fiesta as my child requires A LOT of energy. Then, I have another friend Abby who has been diagnosed with epilepsy and she is in the hospital now. It has been really hard on her and she is a teacher and has had to miss a lot of school. If you could just lift up a prayer right now I would love that. I love that our God hears and that He cares. I love Him so. At times He is the only thing that gives me sanity!

Ocean Mommy Steph just reminded me that it is only 10 more days!! I can't believe it!! Also, I am coming in earlier than most of y'all on thursday to be able to take a shuttle or =(

Saturday, August 9, 2008

blah blah

I just got home from a long night at the ER. Please don't even ask let's just chalk it up to being something personal. Anyway, at about 5:30 am I leave downtown and head home only to realize I forgot my orthopedic pillow that cost $100. I have shared before that I have to have this special pillow because I am a special but really my spine is shaped opposite at the top. So, all things working for my good I head back to the hospital to get it. I dash in get my pillow and see a man that reeked of smoke wearing a shirt that said and I quote "Jesus is coming back, you better look busy." WHAT? WHAT? Look busy? It was only the Holy Spirit that kept me from stopping to ask him just what that shirt meant and if it was a mockery because I was going to ask and I realized that under the leadership of my husband, he would not approve of me being downtown asking some man that by myself. But isn't that the attitude of so many? Look busy? I have done it and so have you I am sure. I love these verses and they are very convicting:

Colossians 3:22-24
22Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Luke 12:37

37It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.

We also need to be resting in the Lord so we can be effective for Him. We need to be taking our weary selfs to Him and find the rest that He promises. I pray that He will revive us and stir our hearts to love and good deeds.

And on another note I LOVE THESE VERSES!!! WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN? Because I have been all over the psalms for years and they just jumped out! I need some victory and I will shout with others when they get the victory over things they are struggling with.

Psalm 20:4-8

4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.

5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.

6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.

ps one good thing about the ER trip is that I did get an explanation for the 3 week long headache (PRAISE YOU LORD) sinus infection. I am on my way to some healing!!! I have so got to go to sleep. sorry for any grammatical errors!