Wednesday, April 27, 2011

3 years old.

have you even just sat there and wondered what it would be like to live a day in your own life but with the out look of when you were say 2 or 3? how fun would that be? i've thought about that almost all day for some reason.

i think there is a reason that babies automatically make people smile.. they are so care free! i think people are jealous of them. i know i am.
they dont have the slightest worry in the world. everyone thinks their curiosity is cute, the dumb things they say are funny, and when they dress funny it absolutely makes peoples day.

i wonder what she is thinking. that is one precious face. i would love to spend one whole day where nothing mattered... where if i wanted to color out of the lines then it would be hung on the fridge, or if i wore two different shoes then it would be the coolest thing in the world, or if i was take a 5 hours nap it would be a GREAT thing. i just think it'd be fun.

i dont know.... just something to think about. what would you do if you could be your 3 year old self for a day?

i think id color the walls with markers and maybe cut my hair in a funny way...


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


this year has been an up and down with the Lord. but, not in the usual way. not in good or bad up and down. but instead, in clarity and confusion. there have been days, even weeks, where i am so sure of what i feel like the Lord is calling me to. but as soon as i think i can accept it, my fears set in, and all my questions start flowing, and all my doubt takes over, and then my sight is clouded again.

what if thats not what i pictured my life as? but, if thats what your really calling me to, why do i feel like it will be wasting other talents and passions i have? God, thats not comfortable for me. if i actually voice this, God, i dont think anyone will take it seriously. are you sure this is it?

but, as much as i run, just like always, the Lord finds a way to point me back to himself and answer a very solid yes.

yes this is where i want you. yes i do have a beautiful plan for you. yes it will be hard. yes i understand your fears. yes i will use the talents and passions i gave you, even there. yes, this is my will.

my prayer is that the Lord would continue to draw me to himself. continue to show me his will. that when i try to say no and begin to doubt, that he would continue to wrap his arms around me and say yes, reminding me that he loves me more than to give me lesser things. that He would continue to show me that "the rain, the storm, the hardest nights, are [His] mercies in disguise".


Monday, April 25, 2011

how he loves us.

"And He is jealous from me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions
Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are
And how great Your affections are for me

And oh, how He loves us, oh
Oh, how He loves us, how He loves us all

And we are His portion and He is our prize
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes
If His grace is an ocean, we're all sinking

And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
I don't have time to maintain these regrets
When I think about the way

Oh, how He loves us, oh
Oh, how He loves us, how He loves all
How He loves

Yeah, He loves us, oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us, oh how He loves
Oh, I love

Yeah, He loves us, yeah, He loves us
How He loves us, oh, how He loves us all"


arise my soul, arise.

"Arise, my soul, arise; shake off thy guilty fears;
The bleeding sacrifice in my behalf appears:
Before the throne my surety stands,
Before the throne my surety stands,
My name is written on His hands.

He ever lives above, for me to intercede;
His all redeeming love, His precious blood, to plead:
His blood atoned for all our race,
His blood atoned for all our race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.

Five bleeding wounds He bears; received on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers; they strongly plead for me:
'Forgive him, O forgive,' they cry,
'Forgive him, O forgive,' they cry,
'Nor let that ransomed sinner die!'

The Father hears Him pray, His dear anointed One;
He cannot turn away, the presence of His Son;
His Spirit answers to the blood,
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me I am born of God.

My God is reconciled; His pardoning voice I hear;
He owns me for His child; I can no longer fear:
With confidence I now draw nigh,
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And 'Father, Abba, Father,' cry"

i love this hymn and it is perfectly exemplifies why we celebrate easter. just because easters over doesn't mean we can forget about why we celebrate it or that we can not have the same joy and thankfullness today that we had today. so happy monday and remember to be thankful!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

get rhythm.

there is a reason that the great ole Johnny Cash said "get rhythm when you get the blues"

i was thinking the other day about things that ALWAYS make me smile, laugh, and just plain happy. thinking back on certain memories, if i had a really good time, i mean unforgettable, i can almost promise you its because i was dancing. dancing is something that i just love!

think about it! when have you ever danced and not been smiling? or when have you ever cut a rug and not just started laughing? and when have you ever heard a live band and your foot hasn't started tappin' and your limbs just cant help but start a movin' ? if you ask me..... never!

dont lie. you know your happier just from looking at these!

how many smiles have you counted so far?!

you know the saying "she gets it from her momma"? well, mom, you are actually pulling out one of my signature moves right there. they call it my shouldaa rock.

easy e, you made my night right there!

this night ^ it WILL go down in history for the dance moves pulled out... need i say, poker face?

it really doesn't matter how old or how young you are. when you are happy, your soul just knows what needs to be done!

i love dancing when its not expected, when your not "supposed to" - like in the isle of walmart, in a parking lot, on the side of the road, in a department store, or in the middle of chick fil a... i've decided that the more spontaneous, the more you will laugh about it.

so to wrap this up...
press play below,
grab someone fun,
and please- for the love of all that is good-
get ya rhythm going!!




Friday, April 15, 2011

happy friday.

so there is this blog that i am obsessed with. i love everything about it. when you look through it, you can't help but laugh and smile. it just brightens my day, everyday! it has also inspired ALOT of really fun/creative ideas... more to come on that. until then, check out her blog and i hope it brightens your day too!

on another note... i have had this idea building up in my head for about a month now.... the Lord has been doing some crazy awesome things in my heart and a reoccuring analogy has been of the Lord washing me clean. more to come on that too.. im still digesting it all. so, until then...


and PS i have the greatest friends on the face of this earth. no lie. you should be jealous.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


think about it.