Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Posted by jennyhope at 2:12 PM
Monday, December 29, 2008
Posted by jennyhope at 12:23 PM
Friday, December 26, 2008
After only a decade of walking with the Lord... I have not gotten over Him (like some thought I would). I pray that I never do. I have learned so much of His mercy in the last year as He has continued to humble me. I pray that we each know Him more this year and that we grow closer and fan into the flames of the gifts God has given us for His Name and His renown. I pray that you will celebrate Him in your hearts all year, no matter the weather, and that the fire will grow hotter and that you will have tremendous zeal coupled with knowledge for Him.
I love you all so much. You have no idea what you mean to me and how God has used you in my life. NO IDEA!!! I just wanted to check in and say hello!! I long for Him to come and can't wait for all of us who love Him to be with Him forever.
22I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.
Posted by jennyhope at 3:48 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
This is as much soul you will ever see from Rod this side of heaven. He stole the show.
Posted by jennyhope at 12:16 AM
Thursday, December 18, 2008
WHO AM I? And who is my family that you have brought us this far?
My pictures are in no particular order...I may have to come back and add stuff because it is 1:25am.
This would be my sisters child kenley...she is hilarious!
As you know, this is my first born Shelby. Her life brought God glory and she was only meant to grace this earth for 30 minutes. Jesus weeps for the Mary and Martha's that have lost their Lazarus because we were not meant for death. He set eternity in our hearts.
This is my man (the dude in the white with a back brace on). When I first saw him it stopped me dead in my tracks. I was like who is that? Later I told my bff Angela, that I was going to marry him (she used to date him to). He is still the most handsome man I have ever laid eyes on. Man have we had our times but when I stop and think about things...I am so thankful to have a gentle man who has taught me a lot about faith, grace, and forgiveness. Being married has also taught me that no one will meet my needs like the Lord. I have to have the Lord. He is my all in all.
I could bawl my eyes out right now but I don't have the energy. Plus I spray painted some stuff in the house and the fumes are getting to me. Maybe it wasn't a good idea!! This child has rocked my world. No one but the Lord can know what she means to me. The past 3 1/2 years have been the best years of my life. Still I have to have Jesus. I pray that He helps me to be the mother she deserves.
This would be Heather, my much older sister. 16 months older...and her twins James and Maddie. She stole the name I was going to name my next girl Madison Blair Williams...and she named her Madison Brooke Williams. We both married a Williams (not from the same family). I told her that was my name before she ever named her. If I have a girl again I will name her what I planned.
This little dude is Spencer. He makes me laugh my head off. He is so smart and loves to fix things. He is always trying to help me...and he lets me beat him at connect four.
This is Kate-bug and ye-ye Rods brothers girls. They are precious and as different as night and day and they love that Morgan!!!
My Siestas. I thank God for you. You have no idea.
Um why didn't God make me darker? j/k I need a tan!! This is Jessica another one of my bff's. I don't know what I would do without her and she has seen me through a whole lot. She loves the Lord so much.
I think she is praying here.
Who knew a 5 lb little girl would grab hold of all of my heart!
Sweet april when she was pregnant. This is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She has been such a good friend to me and encourager.
Bre my niece who stole my heart from day 1. Stephanie my little sister 8 yrs younger her man and my morgs.
I would die without His word. DIE!
This is Amy. Long time, enduring, giving, talented, and special friend. She is so precious and has spurred me on in the Lord for a long time.
Dedicating our baby to the Lord.
I married a hunter. I knew it when I married him. I love that his name is Rod and that Nimrod in the bible was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Two of his passions AU football and hunting. He also loves his little girl fiercely.
More of my siestas
I just need to stop right here. This woman is in no way an idol to me. She has taught me for 10 solid years in the Lord. I owe my life to her. Listen, she was THE FIRST PERSON that I ever saw that had a passion for the Lord. As I set in a small dry bone church and watched her on VHS I said Lord, whatever she has I want it. I have been discipled, mothered, and mentored by her for a decade and I DO NOT KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE without that. All Praise and honor to the Lord. She has been my mother in the faith and has done nothing but point me to Jesus.
This is me and my blankie with my granddad and heather
Holly (twin), Heather, and me.
Me (All gut and no butt, big-un these were my nicknames) Heather, Holly, and Glenn our dad who adopted us.
Me on the right again with the gut hanging out.
This would be what I would like to call my sperm-donor. He had nothing to do with us and has about 15 or so other kids...maybe more. I have never wanted to search for him. I have been thankful that I know that even if your father or mother forsake you the Lord will NEVER leave you or forsake you.
my mom, heather, me, and holly
When I was little I used to ask my mom if I could go to the courthouse and get a divorce from my twin sister so that I could have my own birthday.
Posted by jennyhope at 12:33 AM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I have to add to that my sweet friend Amy sang this song at the funeral at my request. It was ONLY God that she made it through it. When I met Nathan and Christy Nockels I told them they would never know how much this song had meant to me...before I ever knew I needed it.
PS I am okay I am just thinking about her.
Posted by jennyhope at 10:52 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I met Mary Snyder for lunch yesterday and I was so blessed. She wasn't so blessed with my gabbing I am sure. ;)
Well, she bought Morgan the CUTEST gloves ever and me a star ornament that says Hope.
She is the real deal. I love her and her precious personality and the willingness to meet with someone like me. THE highlight of our visit was when Morgan had the three of us hold hands (in Chili's) and play ring around the rosies (sp) in the middle of the restaurant and yes people were looking. What a sport!!! I mean who would do that?
The next thing. The moon was so incredible tonight and as soon as I saw it I FREAKED. It took me by surprise. I rushed as fast as I could to the end of a mall area parking lot (with three cops sitting there) and I got out to take pictures I didn't even care that I was not driving correctly through the parking lot I was so dumbstruck. My pics stunk!! I said "PRAISE YOU LORD for that masterpiece...You were already in this day before it came to be." Morgan said, "Praise You Lord!" It cracks me up at the things she says! Let the Lord ordain some praise.
On to the part that maybe I shouldn't share. Remember my kid is innocent and she is three! I was bathing her tonight and she said, "Momma, I don't have a stick like the boys in my class or daddy." I died laughing, and died laughing...there was no other response I could come up with. She is in preschool and the kids all share the same bathroom in the class. I am sorry but that is just proof that God made us male and female!!
Posted by jennyhope at 12:10 AM