Thursday, February 28, 2008

Forgive and Forget?!

How many times have you heard someone say, "I can forgive, but I can't forget?" How many times have you said those words yourself?!
This morning while brushing my teeth, God placed something on my heart. I don't really know what this stems from, but it was enlightening, and I'm sure God will reveal in due time.
So, I'm brushing my teeth, listening to Joyce Meyer, and Philippians 3:13-14 runs through my mind. My first thought, "OK God--I know that scripture, I've said it a MILLION times, but He said, "NO!" think about it. The scripture states, "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

Monday, February 25, 2008


So, I thought I'd start the week by blogging! Chasity e-mailed me the pics from the rally, so I have posted them for your viewing pleasure. This weekend I went to IKEA, and got a nice, comfy feather-top for my mattress. Last night was the first night I slept on it, and it was GREAT! I am so in love with my bed now, but I think that might be a bad thing.

I've lost 12.6 lbs. to date on my Weight Watchers journey, and I am so excited. I feel better, and I make wiser choices when it comes to food. Plus, people are starting to notice, so that's ALWAYS a good thing!

I have one more week in my Frameworks of Educational Administration class until Spring Break. I can't wait for the break because it seems as though I have been writing since class started. I've been truly blessed this semester as my grades have been great!

I purchased my first Le Creuset castiron piece this weekend. I really was excited, and I can't wait to add to the collection. I feel like a real cook now! Enjoy the pictures, and have a great week to my faithful readers!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jill Scott and Barack Obama

Well, life around here as been pretty amazing, (that's my new word). First of all, the Jill Scott concert was more than I expected. She can SANG! I would even venture to say that she sounds better in person than on her CD. My favorite part of the evening was when the crowd was filing out of the theatre, and she came back to the mic. She began saying that God had given her a song to share with us, and she couldn't let us leave without sharing it. So she began singing the most beautiful acapella song, you could literally hear an ant crawl (except for the obnoxious woman behind us...another story, another day).

Anywho--the song was great, and it was about using your light to spread God's love, and to not deny your gift.....I've been hearing that so much lately...hmmmm.......

Well, while at dinner, we heard that Barack Obama would be in town the next day! I was so excited because I've never been to a political rally before. It was the COOLEST experience ever! I was so blown away by his platform. The man is BAD! (in the good 80's way)! I am not lobbying for one cause or the other, however, I suggest you decide what issues are important to you, and see what the candidates are saying about them. EVERY issue that is important to me was addressed, and I heard what I wanted to hear, but enough about that! I'll let the pictures do the talking!

I had a great time hanging out with Malitta, Tosha, Madelyn, and Tiffany. Guess what?! We ran into James and Chasity right before the event started as well! I was so excited because I haven't seen Chasity in a month of Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays! When I get those pics I'll post them as well!!! Here is what I have until then.....

Friday, February 15, 2008

Contentment: Philippians 4:6-7, 11-13

Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. And God's peace, which is so great we cannot understand it will keep your hearts and minds on Christ Jesus...I have learned to be satisfied with the things I have and with everything that happens. I know how to live when I am poor, and I know how to live when I have plenty. I have learned the secret of being happy at any time in everything that happens...I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength.

Friday, February 8, 2008


TGIF!!! I am SO glad it's Friday! The kids are acting so weird right now. It's like they have forgotten all of the skills they were taught last semester. It can be very frustrating for a teacher. Well, just when I was thinking "Dear Lord, how much more can I take," one of my kids came to me and said, "Miss D, we shared our testimony today, and now this boy wants to go to church." I replied, "I beg your pardon?" And she continued to explain that she and a few other students were in gym class, and sharing their testimonies, and love for Jesus with a peer, and he wanted to attend church. She was SO excited, and I was too. You see, this student is pregnant, and she was sharing that even though she sinned, God still loved her, and that was something that she and God would have to work out. I was so proud!

It can be REALLY easy to slip into the thought that these kids don't care about anything but themselves, and that they are so narcissistic, but today totally reaffirmed that what I do matters, and that God is still God!

I was reading from Dr. Dollar's new book last night, and marked a couple of highlights to share. I love the realistic approach he takes with his readers. It's a GREAT read!

From 8 Steps to Creat the Life you Want:
The foundation scripture is: "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him," James 1:5 NIV

1. Surrender all of your plans to the Lord.
2. Surround yourself with godly men and women, and imitate their faith and good character.
3. Set aside time daily to pray and study God's Word.
4. Ask the Lord to reveal His will in every situation you encounter.
5. Use scriptures as the foundation for how you live.
6. Don't be swayed by your emotions or the pressures of life.
7. Be willing to learn from your mistakes.

I LOVE these little nuggets because it gives me something to "check" off, and remember to do daily. I know that my little blurb doesn't do the book justice, but I encourage everyone to go buy it. It really is a great book with a solid scriptural foundation. Have a great weekend, and look for some fun pics from this weekend! Oh yeah--shout out to Sandy on an awesome post!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Cast YOUR Vote Texas!!!

It's that time again. Time for all Texans to decide on our new plates. Follow the link below and cast your vote. If you feel like it, let me know which one you chose!!!! This is the one I chose!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A GIANT post!

I, along with MILLIONS of fans witnessed the feat of the Giants over the Patriots. I LOVE THE STORY OF AN UNDERDOG!!!! I mean, the rush of the last few seconds of the game was incredible. This win incited many thoughts in me, and apparently others because it has been the talk of many a blog today! You know, the Giants were not slated to win. Their season was less than perfect, and they rarely received any airtime leading up to the game, but NONE of that matters now!

All in all, I loved the game. I love when an underdog comes from behind, and tears down belief barriers. Isn't that what life is all about? Such a David and Goliath moment!

Switching gears here: I have to give an update on the house hunt! I will travel to Houston later this month to view some of my favorite plans. I've decided on a two-story option, just finalizing the rest. I will be sure to post pictures, I think it's so fun to share the experience with you, my faithful readers. I'm still job hunting, but I am putting that all in God's hands. He knows my needs, and the perfect job for me, so I can't worry about it! I solicit your prayers....thanks in advance! Until next time.....