Monday, August 30, 2010

This Whole Grown Up Thing...

... is completely overrated. Just sayin...

Why is it that we spend our childhoods wishing that we can be grown up so we can do whatever we want just to find out that being grownup DOES NOT mean doing whatever you want.

We were ROBBED, People!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Matt Maher - Hold us together with lyrics

I know I'm posting a boatload of videos lately, but music is really speaking to me as of late. This song is really powerful to me. It talks about what's really important and taking care of one another. I can't really add anything more significant than that...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cooler Weather!

For the first time in a really long time it was UNDER 100 degrees! It was a lovely 87 today in Memphis and I was actually able to enjoy being outside without becoming a sweaty, disgusting mess.

This evening I met a friend at Starbucks. We sat on the patio with our iced lattes and had a really great visit. Good friends, good coffee, great weather. A wonderful day.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Jason Gray - More Like Falling In Love

This song really speaks to me today.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday, Sunday...

Okay, so weigh in today Weight Watchers sucked dirt... and it's my own fault. This past week was an eating nightmare and not so great on the workout front either. I let stress rule me instead of taking control of my emotions. I let the food be in charge and I know better. You'd think that after doing WW for 2 years, I'd stop the emotional eating thing. I guess it just goes to show that it's always going to be a continuing struggle. It's easy to fall back into old habits and old mindsets.

I could sit back and beat myself up over this, but it wouldn't be productive. I have to forgive myself, learn from it and move on.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mandisa - The Definition of Me

I first fell in love with Mandisa when she was teh "heavy girl" on American Idol. This song should be blasted from every woman/girl's speakers. It's about TRUE BEAUTY.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Words I Would Say - Sidewalk Prophets [lyrics]

There's a certain liberty in exhaustion. You stop trying to be all things to all people and you finally give up enough to recharge and relax. Strange, right?

Friday, August 13, 2010


Sometimes talking about trusting God and ACTUALLY trusting God are two totally different things. It's easier when it's all academic. It's hard when the rubber actually meets the road.

We like it better when things are easy and you can see how it's all going to work out. It makes sense. It's logical and ascertainable. Unfortunately, life is rarely like that. Surprises happen, and sometimes they're not happy ones. Stuff happens that we don't expect and screws up our plans. BUT...

We have to remember that even though we were caught unawares, God was not. He knows the end from the beginning and he knows not only what will happen but how he's going to get us on the other side, wiser than we were before we started.

This faith thing is always worth it, but sometimes it's not all that easy.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Instant Perspective Check...

Just when you think the world revolves around you and you have stuff hard, you hear something that snaps you back to reality.

A lady I've become friends with online has been struggling with breast cancer for the last few months. She received chemo, but it was not effective. Now she's dealing with an inoperable brain tumor and aggressively growing tumors. She's young, married and has a young son who's about three.

WOW! This is one of those moments when you realize that we really have nothing to complain about. What's going on with me is nothing cataclysmic. Nothing that will alter anyone's life in the long run. It's not life and death. It's just stuff.

Father God, I lift up Sharon to you and ask you for her complete and total healing. Help me, Lord, to always remember what's important and what's not. AMEN.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Today was a great service at church. You know, one of those services where the message and the music were just what you needed. God is good.