Saturday, January 30, 2010


WOW... you want a "different" workout to break you out of a workout rut? Try walking around in all that snow. It was definitely a workout! It felt so good knowing I was actually able to get a workout in since we are stuck at home. haha

Friday, January 29, 2010

Well, today I went to my first funeral. It was for Mr. Ray. He was my sunday school teacher in 10th grade, and he was involved in the youth group for a long time. He was an awesome man and he was a great witness. He always made me feel good about myself with a lovely compliment pretty much everytime he saw me. He was a wonderful man and I'm so glad to have known him. It didn't hit me until I got inside the church...I started tearing up a little when I saw the slideshow of pictures, but after they played that Remember Me song, I totally lost it. It was rough for me, because I have missed him since moving to Grace Community Church, and I miss seeing him at the APSU games...I would always go visit him at halftime and talk to him.

BUT...I can smile knowing that he is up in Heaven having a wonderful time with JESUS right now!!! :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

I love my small group. Tonight we started listening to a podcast from Heather's church back in Knoxville.
It's a series about Dating, Love, Sex, and Relationships. Tonight's message was all about LOVE.

That God created us to LOVE HIM and GLORIFY HIM! :-)

Love is not bad, but it ruins everything when we put it in place of God.

God has a passion for each one of us!

I am so thankful to be a part of this group of women.


As I am writing this, I have my music playing (OF COURSE..haha..I ALWAYS have music on) and Chris Tomlin's song, Jesus Messiah, came on! I love that song. I heard it at Passion for the first time, and it was AWESOME to look around and see everyone worshiping our amazing God!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

well, I am officially all done with my first READING summary assignment...and it's not due until Feb 8th. :-) ahhhh I'm so relieved.

Today, I watched the babies again, and it was sooooo sweet. I think Grayson, one of my favorite little ones, actually recognizes me now! He always smiles a HUGE smile at me when I come in and he comes right over to me. Every week, it never fails that he falls asleep in my arms 10 minutes before the parents come. SO SO SWEET! :) anyways, I just made new babysitting cards, so I gave one to his mom when she picked him up and two other moms as well! :)

I love babysitting and love staying busy with it, so hopefully I will get some more families! :)

I'm getting ready to go to the Denley's house for a Bible Study. It's really's called "A Christian Conversation". They are such a sweet family. The husband is an AMAZING cook and they make us a homecooked meal EVERY Sunday night. Afterwards, we have a conversation about random things. One week it was about being a part of the world, but not OF the world, one week it was on Homosexuality, etc... it's just a conversation with other Christians about what we feel we should be doing in relevance to what we're talking about. I really enjoy it.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

so...for my Reading class we have to read 26 picture books and 14 chapter books- children's literature. I was overwhelmed at first, and thought, THAT IS RIDICULOUS...but being the OPPOSITE OF THE PROCRASTINATOR that I am... I have already read THREE chapter books and 8 picture books! hahaha.

I got thank you cards from Robbie and Myrt for their Christmas presents. Omg, I almost cried they were so sweet. Myrt is 5 and her card said, "TANK you for the present" hahah and Robbie, the boy who is at that stage where he doesn't like to say I LOVE YOU anymore, wrote, "You are the best babysitter in the whole wide world. YOU ROCK. Thank you for the APSU shirt, I LOVE IT!!" Love, Robbie
:) awww. it made my day reading those! I LOVE THOSE LITTLE MUNCHKINS!!!

Today I babysat this morning, and I'm getting ready to go babysit again for a baby shower. and I made new babysitting cards, so I'm definitely going to hand them out tonight! ;)

Monday, January 18, 2010

I am so blessed. Really, I am. I can't thank God enough for the wonderful family, friends, and community that He has surrounded me with.

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Grace Community Church. I love the Small Group I am in. I love the new friends I have made. I love watching the precious little babies every Sunday morning. I love the kiddos I watch on Wednesday nights for REMIX. I love the service every week. I just LOVE GCC!!!


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