May 09 2006

hey kids,

one of my brothers (justin) and a lot of other college students are on their way to china right now. they should get there about 11:30 p.m. our time tonight. so, please pray for their safety, and that they will be able to lead people to the Lord and build strong relationships. thanks!

in Him,



April 20 2006

i believe that the Lord places everyone in your life for a reason. i'm so thankful for all of the people i love! i can't seem to describe the blessings...maybe because they are simply indescribable. all of these people you come in contact with..there's a reason for you seeing them! isn't that amazing? God is so good to me. here are a few of the people i hold dear...

my brothers josh and justin- i don't even know where to start. they're my role-models, men that i respect and adore. i cherish them and always want to be around them. they're  the epitome of Godly men. i long to be closer to them, and i am sooo excited about our future. as much as we have different opinions, as much as we don't get along, as much as we disagree, as much as we hurt each other's feelings...i can't help but think about them and want to be near them. i'd give my life for these boys! and the funny part is that they don't even know how much they mean to me. but i love them more than life!!     

friends- i can't imagine how i'd be sane without my friends!

God's so incredible...

Girls are like apples...

April 09 2006

i saw this on a random girl's myspace. haha i like it :)

------- -----are like apples-------------------
--------on trees. The best ones-----------
------are at the top of the tree.--------
----The boys dont want to reach------
---for the good ones because they ------
-are afraid of falling and getting hurt.----
Instead, they just get the rotten apples-
---from the ground that aren't as good,
but easy. So the apples at the top think
-something is wrong with them, when in
--reality, they're amazing. They just
---have to wait for the right boy to-------
----- come along, the one who's-----------
----------- brave enough to-----------------
-----------------climb all----------------------
----------------- the way---------------------
-----------------to the top--------------------
---------------- of the tree.------------------

HE has arrived!!

March 24 2006

For everyone's information: JUSTIN HAS ARRIVED!! I'm pretty darn happy right now! pictures are sure to come later!

Also, Josh's band, Damascus Road, is on their way to Kentucky tonight. They will be back on Sunday afternoon. so, please pray that they do well and get back safely!


March 13 2006

Just a few more days, March 24 to be exact, at 8 a.m....and i will see that face in person. This is just too much!


March 06 2006

so last week, one of my friends and i were having a big conversation. she said, "guard your, actually, give your heart to God and let him guard it." ...hello?? i thought that i did that once...but i didn't. i fooled myself and told myself that i did. i had told God that he can have most of it, but i still needed to hang on to part of it. but i learned, here lately, that everything goes much smoother if you give God 100% of your heart. you can't hang on to part of it.

that's all i have to say!


February 28 2006

Most all of the single people, that i know, are looking forward to romance. some even long for it. girls want to be protected; they want the "prince charming" , the roses, the affection of a man. a lot of people can't imagine their lives without a partner. we can get wrapped up in this imaginary romance. What if we channeled that longing towards a relationship with the Lord? he will give us more than any human could possibly obtain. we just have to let him in. at the end of the day, a "prince" is just a prince and a rose is still a rose, nothing more and nothing less. But God will always be God.


February 13 2006

"...Love comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."
1 Timothy 1:5

i think that this is so very true. if you seek love, your heart has to be in the right place, focused on God alone. a good conscience includes not having baggage that you cannot let go of. finally, a sincere faith is just having passion for everything that you do. knowing why you believe what you believe and applying that to everyone you come in contact with, is very crucial to loving well. every day, i come up with an excuse for not loving someone. i build up that wall, before they have a chance. love is not just the relationchips between men and women or best friends. love is your way of giving someone an honest look at the inside, before that chance fades.


February 09 2006

i got my acceptance letter to MTSU!!!!! well, actually, i got it like 2 weeks ago. they even give u this cute little email and everything! this is so cool...oh, yeah...i'm excited!

Hi, I'm imperfect

January 30 2006
today i have noticed imperfections in EVERYTHING...and i mean everything. (even the gross dark meat in my tuna got me thinking!) i am just so insecure about myself. i'm like, "how can i make this look smaller and this look bigger?" haha..that is pathetic. it isn't just physical, sometimes i know that i am not who i want to be on the inside. it is easy to forget who our maker is. He isw PERFECT.we are made in the image of Christ!!! that is so exciting! i know i am not the only one who goes through this i will be praying for all of us!

my my

January 18 2006

      The transition of going from having 2 brothers, in the same region of the country, to having 1, is well....quite hard. josh is equally as great..but it's tough these days. justin may be only a call or a text message away, but i still don't feel as complete as i should. this is a scary feeling...i miss him so much, and in a scares me. i think that i just need people too much. maybe not..i have no idea how i'm supposed to cope with certain situations, and this just happens to be one of them. All i want is for my brothers to be happy. if it takes them moving across the world, then praise God that they are doing what they should! in writing this passage, i have come to the conclusion that this "transition" is just part of growing up.

" I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." 


January 13 2006

here lately, i have been having bad headaches, but last night's was the worst one yet. i was on my way home, and my head started hurting. it was just like normal, though. i was only less than a mile away from my house, so i kept going. then, all of a sudden, my vision went completely black, and i ran off the road. the next thing i kind of remember was waking up with a random guy, (he had stopped to see if i was ok), was trying to get my door open and asking me questions. i don't remember our convo, though. i think i blacked out again. the next thing i know, i'm getting on the stretcher and being loaded into the ambulance. thankfully, they did x-rays and stuff and finally decided that i could go home. so, i didn't have to stay the night. i have to go to the doctor next week, then to a neurologist. i'm doing fine right now. my head, neck, and back are the only things that hurt. Praise God that it wasn't worse! please pray that they will find out what has been causing my headaches and that they will get better...thanks!


December 15 2005

ok, i think that, during Christmas break, im' going to get my adorable shade of brown. (i.e. reese witherspoon in "walk the line")...i have had this same natural color of blonde my whole life! so, please leave a remark and be honest...i want to get opinions! God bless! :)

i'm gonna cry

December 14 2005

so, justin is moving to Hawaii for 4 months...

"Holiday trees" way

December 06 2005
ok, so this whole thing about "holiday trees" instead of "Christmas trees" is killing me.. it could be the most rediculous thing i've ever heard. aparently, these people are afraid of offending other people..well, they are offending me! gah...


December 04 2005

"If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is wrong, He does not ask you to put it right; He asks you to accept the light, and He will put it right."

I found this quote online...don't know who said it...but they are smart. i think a lot of times, we get so consumed in how to make something right, or whatever, that we forget that all we have to do is to ask God to forgive us. I'm not saying we do not have to be truly sorry for our sins. I often am overwhelmed by the little stuff and by what i will have to act like or who i will have to be to earn God's trust again. I've messed up so much, constantly, that i feel so guilty about his grace. Am i the only one who is like this?? God doesn't ask us to fix it ourselves and then he might forgive us...he already forgives us with no strings attached. He is amazing...i'm so thankful that i he takes me back all the time!



i found another really fantastic quote...what do u think about this one??

"Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell."
-Studd, C.T

Cream of Wheat and a Stinky Beagle

November 20 2005

so, cream of wheat is one of my makes me happy!!!

and my beagle, Maddy, went outside with me for a while tonight...and she came inside and smelt like nothing else i ahve ever smelt before! we cleaned her off, but she just still isn't the same. it's too late to give her a bath tonight...but she'll be getting on tomorrow....we live in the country, so there is no telling what she got into.

also, i work at the Piggly Wiggly...and since it is almost Thanksgiving, we are crazy busy. between the double-locked cigarette case, little kids who say anything, and the little old women with purple hair...i'm having a very interesting time.

that's all i have right life isn't that interesting besides the Pig at the moment, and even that isn't all it's cracked up to be. i need patience!

have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!

much love


November 17 2005
Michael is doing better! he broke his leg, and it is hurt pretty badly. there is some more stuff wrong with him, but he should recover. PRAISE GOD!...However, he wasn't wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from his truck...moral of the stroy: WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!


November 13 2005

hey guys,

this boy at my school, Michael Baxter, had a wreck tonight. all i know is that he was PLEASE pray for his healing! thanks!!! -R 


November 13 2005


*He is a gentleman
*He is confident

*He is a provider and

*He is rich and powerful

*He owns everything

*There is nothing He wouldn't do for me

*He perfects all things concerning me

*He anticipates my wants and needs

*Every day He tells me and shows me how much He loves me

*I don't have to perform in order to earn His love

*He keeps all of his promises

*No one can influence His opinion of me

*He is the ultimate intimate partner

*He can't "disown" me because I am a part of Him
*He prepares a table before me

*He covers me and doesn't expose me

*He wrote His loving words down so
that I'll never forget how He feels about me!

now THAT is a REAL MAN