Saturday, September 27, 2008

Link Love

I can not believe it!! Two of the students have created a blog! I am so excited. Not everyone was asleep on Friday:
Here are their links. They are so smart!

baby stuff

Rod and I are praying about having another baby. If you are new to our story our first child died premature and our second pregnancy with sweet Morgan Hope was really REALLY hard. I would like to meet someone who has more battle stories than I do...LOL. Also, for those of you who have had perfect pregnancies I had enough birth pangs for all of us!! And for those of you who have been trying to conceive I pray that you will and I can't imagine how hard it has been for you. I will say I have watched SEVERAL couples STRUGGLE to get pregnant and miraculously in God's time I have seen all of them that I have prayed for have children. I couldn't be more happy for them.

Anyway, if the Lord gives us a child his/her name will be Blair. The Lord has given me confirmation through His word to start trying, so we will see.

Anyway, I have to tell you something so funny. Morgan has started bringing up having a child and she is dead set on a boy. We were in the car and she said momma I want a baby brother.

me: you do?

her: yes, can I get one from Walmart?

me: honey you have to ask God for a baby, and then the baby would be in mommy's tummy for a while.

her: NO! I want a baby in my tummy!!

me: What if God gives us a girl?

her: NO!

her: God, please give me a baby boy...amen.

Now this child has even had more fervor in prayer... She has prayed 3 times today for a baby boy. She just said in the kitchen: Jesus, I want a baby boy...amen...goodbye.

Here is a note from her:



Now, I am going to show you a picture of the cutest diaper bag I found. I will get his/her name monogrammed on it.

Here is Morgan's bag that a friend made for her.

Here is where Morgan put a scarf on my head and we had to take a pic!

I painted these letters for her room before she was born and I just put them up last month. I hot glued ribbon to the letters and bought cute buttons and just hammered through the buttons.

Morgan is not to happy about this other bag not being hers so we had to get her pic with both!! LOL If I don't have another child I will just give it to someone else. Also, guess how much I paid for it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

My heart goes out to teachers

I taught all day at Spain Park High school on how to do a blog. I don't think many of them cared but was fun. The last class was practically asleep on me...yet I did meet some people who went to my church!
So that is the reason for the extra names on my presidential poll and for the extra blogs under my name...I did 7 of them so I need to go erase them. =)
I am migraine city right now!! Morgan is sick so I am going to get her from her mimi's. We are going to have to get her another round of tubes.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Are there still prophets?

There is so much confusion in the Body of what a prophet is. I think John MacArthur sums it up better than I could. This article is educational and important.

Spiritual Gifts--Apostles and Prophets

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Upset in Auburn Country

The real upset is not that they lost but that I had a woman practically sitting on me the whole game.

I have no clue...I guess I could say I was praying or something.

headache after waiting all day.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Think, think, think (as winnie the poo says)

Morgan is cracking me up with the whole think, think, think thing. She will point to her head and say it over and over. I finally figured out that it was from Pooh.
She is at her Mimi and Pop's house a.k.a Rods parents. I miss her like crazy. Anyway, today I was getting a bath and she of course MUST take one with me. There are no private moments with a 3 year old. Anyway, she said oh mommy, as she pointed to my face, you have some boo boos. I need to kiss them. Yep, I had some acne and she kissed my boo boos and asked me if they felt better? My child keeps me honest.

I was having a time of anxiety today and I parked at the gas station (before I was going to visit my friend who works there) and started doing a bible study from "Stepping Up" this is my second time to do it but I guess I just did not absorb it all the first time.

On the lesson I was on, Beth was talking about how God doesn't just tolerate us. He loves us. So many times I have felt like I have just out sinned Gods ability to forgive...which is a lie. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden they hid from God and we do the same thing. When we have really blown it the enemy comes along side with condemnation and reminds us that we are dirty, or that because of our sin we can no longer pick up the Word of God. Let me be here to tell you...when you have blown it and feel ashamed the FIRST thing you need to do is pick up the Word of God and run to Him. Allow Him to heal you and penetrate to the broken places in your life and heart. Don't buy the lie that you have blown it too much to be in the word. God sees our hearts who better to go to and find healing and restoration.

Anyway, I read this:
"Regardless of how long we've been Christians and how deeply we've studied God's Word, most of us don't really believe down in the marrow of our bones that God is entirely, wholeheartedly, and unwaveringly on our side.

I know some one reading this has felt like they have sinned so much that God does just tolerate them and that they should just exist or be put on a shelf until the day they die for whatever it is that they have done. NOT true. With Christ is full redemption and while sin has its consequences the Lord can restore anyone. We are deeply loved. We are not cheap and we were bought at a price. We are Holy to the LORD.

Here is a verse I just loved today!

Joshua 23:10
10 One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.

God is for us and if God is for us who can be against us? The loving boundaries He sets in place in our lives are for our good. I have learned the hard way that when I went off on my own, following my own desires that God was true, right, and meant for me to be unharmed is why He set boundaries for me.
He loves you so.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Part of my testimony

I am not even going to add my comments here (but as you can see how long this is...I did) because where many words are present sin is not absent. Here is an article from fox news about an Episcopal Bishop Ousted for Leading Breakaway Faction over gay clergy.

I will say that the Bride of Christ must be making herself ready and that we are to be purifying ourselves. I am a sinner and sin daily. I am so thankful for the blood of Christ that washes me. But it really bothers me that you could have an ordained priest or priestess that is a homosexual. That is in complete contradiction to the word of God. We are to be set apart and holy to the Lord. It is the pure in heart who will see God. So how can the blind lead the blind? I do say this with some resentment. Why? Because I grew up in an episcopal church with this same thing going on. Not only that, I never knew that Jesus died for me and that it was not by my works that I was going to heaven. Being raised in the church I grew up in I was on the fast track to the broad path of destruction...hell. BUT GOD. I was never discipled, my church was unhealthy, and I was never told the gospel. NEVER. I went almost every Sunday. I was taught works and a whole host of superstitions. Even with Catholicism because that is part of the Episcopal church, you are taught that you can pray to Mary. While Mary is the mother of Jesus, she can not hear and answer our prayers. Praying the rosary is rote. I am really going off from where I started but have you ever seen the channel where all of the nuns are praying? They look so bored to death. I feel sorry for them because our relationship with Christ is not about saying the same Hail Mary full of grace prayers. We can't pray to Saints and in fact if we are in Christ we are all saints. There is no favoritism in God's site. They look so bored and stoic and it makes me sad seriously because God is not boring and He does not want us to confine ourselves to rooms and chant prayers made up of the same words over and over and over. We are called to be the salt and light of this world for goodness sake. What good is it to sell all of our possessions to the Vatican and hide behind walls thinking we are free when we are really enslaved.
I can remember growing up and using the Book of Common Prayer. There was no such thing as bringing your bible to church. That has lit a fire in me that I pray will never die. There is NO FREEDOM or UNDERSTANDING or true CHANGE apart from the Word of God and the Holy Spirit within us. As we apply ourselves to the truth of God's Word it changes us and sets us free. If you go to a church that you don't crack your bible in...count it as Ichabod 1 Samuel 4:21. The Glory of the Lord will not rest on a church where His word is not even present. Now I am not talking about places that don't have translations or whatever before anyone brings that up.
We can not just depend on a church for our growth, we must be in the word for ourselves to test and approve what is true. That is where the whole prosperity gospel has come in. People want to hear what their itching ears want to they surround themselves with teachers who will tickle their ears. I was in the Auburn store the other day at the mall and this lady mentioned to me this very popular preacher that we all know that makes (and I quote) "you feel so good." I cringed and knew that if I said anything about the guy it wasn't going to be in love so I kept my mouth shut. I am to quick to pull a Peter and put my foot in my mouth.

I go to a baptist church and I am not saying baptist is the way the truth and the life. I just want to be in a church that proclaims God's word in purity and power and exalts Christ. I want a church that is sound in doctrine. For example, I never knew that according to the word of God that when you meet for the Lord's supper that you are to examine yourself or you are drinking judgment upon your own life when you take it in a manner unworthy. Would I be accountable for what I did not know? I am not sure but I can't tell you how many Sundays I took "communion" in ritual, or said a confessional prayer that was coming from my lips but my heart was far from God. The religion I was involved in was just that...pure RELIGION and LEGALISM. I resent it, but I am thankful for the bad taste it has left in my mouth about legalism. Hear me...I am not bashing any denomination. I am just saying that we must Let God Be True and every man a liar. No priest or bishop or POPE is the final word. Jesus Christ is our foundation and the Church was built on the foundation of Christ not Peter. Jesus is the ROCK. No Pope is to be worshiped. No person is to be worshiped, nor are they worthy of our worship. No one is worthy of worship but Christ and Christ Alone.
I am sure no one is reading this anymore but I do have a quick story of people leading people astray. We have a cousin that was pregnant the same time that I was with Shelby. When Shelby died, she had also had a partial birth abortion of her child. She was a member of the Methodist church and her pastor told her that it was ok according to the book of discipline to partially abort that child. CLICK HERE to read where the doctrine of that book says that if the quality of life is not okay for life that it may be terminated. EXCUSE ME? God creates life and if you have had an abortion and you had no knowledge of God's word, I am not condemning you. But when you say you are a Christ follower and someone tells you it is O.K. to abort your need to run like crazy from that place. She called me to tell me that she knew what I was going through when I lost Shelby. I found out that there was a chance her child may have spina bifida so she aborted a life. Why? Because it was inconvenient for her. So, she justified her own conscience by letting her pastor tell her it was O.K. I am sorry. I explained to her that she had no idea what I was going through. That I held my child and had to watch her die and there was nothing that I could do about it...NOTHING. She made a choice to terminate her child's life. At that time, I did not have much grace to sit there when she professed to be a believer and just act like that was all cool and we were going through the same thing. When the word is not present, people are led astray, and false gods are exalted. It is a VERY dangerous place to be. So is the blood for that child's life on both of their hands? The apostle Paul says so strongly is Galatians 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!

In other words stick to the gospel and what is in God's word. Let no one deceive you. No pastor is holier than a lay person and etc. We all fall short of the glory of God. We all need a Savior.

My family and I usually can't even talk about these things because we believe so differently. I will never forget the time Rod broke his back and I was in a panic trying to get to the hospital. At that time I did not wear contacts and I could not find my glasses. I was so frenzied trying to find my glasses and get to the hospital. The family member that I was on the phone with broke out into prayer to Saint Luke that he would help me find my glasses. That was another time where I had to explain in a crisis moment of not knowing if my man was going to be paralyzed, that I did not have time for prayers to Saint Luke...he was not going to help me find my glasses!!!

Well, I said I was going to say nothing and I am sure no one will even comment on this post...but I did anyway. No church is perfect that is for sure but I think we would all do well individually and corporately to take heed to the letters in Revelation to the churches. There is blessing in it. We do not want the Lord to remove His lamp stand from our churches. You do not have to agree with me or any of my examples but agree with God and be a student of His word so that you are not led astray.

Salvation is in Christ Alone and He is the Alpha and Omega...not the pope...not a priest...or any saint...or nun.

Sometimes we too will be ousted for breaking away from what is false to follow the truth.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Is anyone else's blog messed up?
ROD IS SNORING SO LOUD! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is upping my anxiety level as I try to transcribe so I thought I would take a break and leave the room!
I listening to him sing lullabies for Morgan tonight and I never dreamed in my life that such a manly dude would sing lullabies...tis a gift to be simple. I started to laugh out loud and so did Morgan...we could not help it!

Morgan got in trouble at school today. I freaked out when she told me in the car because I wanted to know if my child was bad or not. I talked to the teacher and she was just not minding. Welcome to my world. She and I had a bad day. It is so funny though that she told me that she got in trouble. She said:

I was runnin
I had to sit in chair.

did you get in trouble?

yes ma'am

I have a feeling we have only just begun.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What's Up!?!?!?

Isaiah 40:25-27
"To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.

26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and complain, O Israel,
"My way is hidden from the LORD;
my cause is disregarded by my God"?

I have been at a conference at my church this week and Wayne Grudem has been there so I have loved that! He spoke on the greatness of God last night and it was so Awesome just to get my mind out of the trenches of daily living and focus on the one who calls each star by name...and not one is missing. He so cares for us. He cares for every fiber of our being and we are fearfully and wonderfully made, chosen before the foundation of the world. Our God is Awesome in Power. Anyway, if you have never read his book Systematic Theology, I highly recommend you do. It takes a year to read it if you do one chapter a week. Beth Moore read it a long time ago.

Here is a devo by James MacDonald (who I also love)...the Holy Spirit has used him to teach me so much.

Psalm 33:5-7

5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
he puts the deep into storehouses.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

my 3rd post

I meant to say please click on the side and add yourself to my blog if you stop over here much! I would love to see your pretty faces!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


PLEASE go over to my friends blog (April) and say hello. She has such a heart for God and is one of the most loving people you will ever meet. So, so precious...and yes please leave her a comment and welcome her to blog land. (She is one of my real live friends lol)

Pics from the week and Morgan with her cousins

madison morgans cousin

my sister and James

sweet maddie




James helping celebrate both of my sisters bdays

my punkin


sweet punkin again

My princess with her cousin James

A girl after her dads own heart. This is her with her Tigers uniform, her bow, and a camo sweatsuit that was from a year or so ago. She does this stuff herself.

Her practicing for the opening of bow hunting season.

AU in the background

Friday, September 12, 2008

California bishops of the Episcopal Church came out in favor of same-sex marriage in the state on Wednesday

READ Al Mohler's blog here.


I just have to say hey real quick so you won't think I have dropped off the blog land.
I will be back with something more blog worthy. I have had company since Saturday and me and Morgan are now recovering. Of course, she has a cold. Anyway, something is just cracking me up. Yesterday, I took morgan to get some fake earrings and she was on the blue tooth talking to her family...then, Rod and I call each other all of the time while we are around the house so we don't have to yell. It is so funny because he will say well...I will talk to you we aren't at home together...weird we are!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

For the Love

I was putting away the laundry tonight when I spotted a large roach on the top of my ceiling in my closet. Some of you may be thinking {oh come on Jenny we have bigger fish to fry} oh well. I call for the brave valiant one to come get it. For you single peeps that are reading I am sorry because this is just my lot for right now. If I were single still I would probably have called someone over to kill the deadly pestilence. Y'all the brave warrior...who can gut a deer, kill wild hogs, deal with snakes coming out of his toilet at the hunting club, large rats in his hunting trailer and etc...brings a paper towel upstairs to kill the ginormous roach. No male bashing but please...what comes to your mind when you think "must kill large roach the first time?" Well, to me I think large shoe! Not, paper towel. So, he misses it...he misses it. Now, I am scared to go to bed. I have a roach about this size _________________________ in length lurking somewhere in my closet.

It also reminds me of the time we were at the hunting camp and he promised me (promised me) there would be no lizards in the trailer. I believed him and went by faith like a moron. I put my bible on the nightstand after I finished reading, to go to sleep and reek reek reek there it was, staring me in the face on the nightstand...A LIZARD (which to me is nothing but I spawn of a snake...I was never the girl that let them hang from her ears as earrings...sorry)! I freaked and hid under the covers suddenly imagining that we were going to be overtaken by lizards while my man tries to trap it with a cup. I brought the past back up tonight over this one. So, he tells me he gets the lizard...he goes through the motions, pretends to throw it outside, and comes back to bed (because he knew good and well that if I knew that freaky thing was still in there that we were headed home...which is an hour and a half drive). Well, little did I know the whole thing was a fake because of course he didn't trap it in a cup! You need to know something about Rod. Past 9pm he is a grouch and he also takes his hunting very seriously. So, a few seconds later, I scan the room...I see another one...yes, I knew it! We were being invaded by lizards. I told him I would just go sleep in the car. He was furious that I couldn't be a good camper, because I am not. He finally said get your stuff you are driving us home and I gladly obliged. We got home around 1am and I have not been back since.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Who felt the most sorry for me???

Well, the ebay bidding is over...and guess who felt the most sorry for me...drumroll././. Tammy at GratefulinGA. What blows me away is just the fact that I thought oh maybe I can sell this for 10 dollars and give the money to Debra for her adoption and it went for $71. Please go over and get to know Tammy and read some of her testimony. Her reward is in heaven but I am so glad that God cares so much about Debra and her heart to adopt her sweet son in Haiti. He is so amazing. Words do Him no justice. For all of my friends that bid...I know it was because you had a kingdom agenda and God see's that. I love you all so much

Thursday, September 4, 2008

my skirt

I made this skirt before I had Morgan. Everyone in my class at Hancock fabricks told me not to make my same size since I was having a kid. Well, I would love to tell them that this skirt is too big...praise the Lord...LOL! Is it homely Lisa (Preachers Wife)? It is funky but it is about all of the material I had to work with that was remotely cute. So, does anyone know how to put elastic in the waste because I have no clue. I went on bed rest before we got to that. Also, do I cut it off and make it shorter?

sorry in this pic I am trying to hold it up for the blogging viewers. It almost looks like I am wearing a lot of a table cloth or something

The weekend and etc

Here is the low down. I took Morgan to see her sisters grave...she could care less. She wanted the toys from the other babies graves. Then, She takes off...and I mean takes off running through the cemetery chasing a squirrel. I was talking with a woman who just lost her husband of 34 years (2 weeks ago) due to a massive heart attack. My heart just broke for her and I felt bad that I had to chase down Morgan in the middle of listening to her speak of her lonely nights. After I got the wild monkey, I asked her if I could pray over her and while praying Morgan was slapping me and etc. I didn't want to have to spank her during the prayer with this sweet mourning lady. GRACE.

Here is a pic I took at the lake. It does no justice to the Marvelous wonder of our Creator God's sun that day.

Morgan at church with her rain hat on

Preschool pics (this is the class Rod and I keep...we literally take kids to the potty the whole about the Lord sweetly humbling us. I just want to serve wherever He wants me even if it means wiping fannies for an hour).

Morgan on her second day back to preschool. Such a big girl.

Morgan and her cousin Leah...look at them there teeth


Us in our jammies

more to come...My laptop cord melted so I am waiting on one that I won from ebay.

A couple of funny things:
Morgan was crying today and I said baby do you know that the Lord stores all of your tears in a bottle?
To which she said: yes!
Well, I guess He let her in on that one a lot earlier than me. We are going to have some huge bottles.

Then, I asked her to put money in her bag to take to church and she said, "No, I not give my money to Mr. Jim." LOL because he is her Sunday school teacher the second hour and the money is an offering they put in the mouth of a frog. I told her the money was for Jesus...not Mr. Jim. There is selfishness at it's best!!