Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This is MY MoMeNt....

I love the movie Annie.  I grew up watching the old version at least once a night.  I was obsessed.  I know every line....every song....every gesture....that is my MOVIE!

So....imagine my pure joy when it was announced that the movie Annie would be remade into a more modern version.  I had no shame singing my heart out with the other kids movie goers.  It was amazing!!!!  But, that's not really why I'm telling you this.

Tonight, whilst (I just love saying that) I was working on some stuff for PDG, I heard a small voice say that 'this IS my moment.'  All of the things on my to do list, the "I'll feel better whens...," the "when this happens, I'll be able to do this or that..."  NONE of that equates to the moment I am in right now!  Isn't it neat how you can have something dropped in your spirit right in the middle of the most mundane tasks?!?

Sure, my moments will come and go.  They will change and evolve, but nothing compares to the time I have been entrusted with right now!

I am notorious for looking towards the next moment.  My organization skills are maddening....everything must be written down.  I live and breathe by the lists that I make.  I do not like surprises, and while I'm not unbending, I try to have as much planned as I can...because I WILL forget.  The downside is that I am always looking towards the next thing.  The next moment....and sometimes, I forget to enjoy and experience the moment that I am in right now!

So.....when I heard that small voice tonight, I was reminded of the scripture that says do not worry about tomorrow, for it will take care of itself....then....I burst into song!  Yep, I sure did!  Because that's how I roll!

And if you too would like to have a singalong, click on the video below!  I promise you it won't disappoint!  This, friends is our's the opportunity we've been given right now to do something with...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pink Defying Gravity

Hi there!

After a year-long hiatus to regroup, restructure, and just catch my breath, we are back.  And this time, I'm bringing more of you with me.  Please take a moment to check out my new group: Pink Defying Gravity, on Facebook.

I'd love to connect with you there, as we expand our circle of influence and reach more young women!  See you at the pink door!


Saturday, April 4, 2015

FiFtEeN Things in 2015!!

I have thought about writing so many times.....even opened the app, and attempted to start a new post....

But the thing is.....I have so much to say, yet nothing flows!  So.....what's a girl to do??

I am really good at making, that's what I'll do.....I'll make a bucket list for 2015!  And I hope, one day can stop here with your cup of coffee....kick up your feet, and stay a while...but in the meantime...

15 Things I Want to do in 2015: (in no particular order)

1.  Make it through an entire Pandora rotation without skipping songs.

2.  Cook 10 different recipes from Pinterest....seriously, I have some awesome stuff pinned!

3.  Go on a trip by myself...and not pick up my phone!!!!

4.  Get over all of my 'its'....

5.  Find that waistline from 12th grade....(OK...maybe not that exact one....but come pretty close)

6.  Lie in a truck bed on a summer night, and chat it up with him (I will always be a hopeless romantic)

7.  Promote to Triple Diamond!

8.  Pay off the last of my consumer debt with the exception of my dang student loans!

9.  Be more present. Slow down. Live in the moment. Take it all in. Listen more!

10.  Go to Taste of Texas have I lived in Houston all this time, and haven't gone yet?!

11.  Get my gun license...

12.  Really try to see everyone the way God sees them....not just the ones I like, and not just the ones that don't get on my nerves...Love folks....afterall, it is what the world needs now...#cheeseball

13.  Be heart, open arms, just let Jesus do His thing in my life, and chill the heck out!

14.  Blog more!  And be real on the blog, (not that I'm ever fake), I just let the fact that folks are up to no good stop me from doing it more often and freely...but I can't control that now can I.....and folks out there need to hear what I have to say (or do they....over analyzing....this is ALL the time....and could probably be a blog post).

15.   Be a better Jarvis! And wear shorts! (I hate my thighs <<< add finding those HS thighs to #5 too!!)

I have loved this little activity....I'm going to print this list, and report back hopefully, having accomplished most or all of them!

Peace...all over the world.....seriously!  <><  ~J

Saturday, November 22, 2014


I just looked at the date of my last post, and it was almost a month ago. 

Let's see what has transpired during that time. I've turned 34...celebrated with friends on amazing life milestones...fallen in love with pomegranates...resisted the urge to play Christmas music until I have a slice of turkey on the actual day of thanks....already celebrated Thanksgiving...taught Chunk's how to say how old he is....finally gave in to Coco and cut her ponytail....and I think the crowning moment would have to be I've really accepted where I am in my life, and those I'm doing life with. People come...they go...the special ones hang around for a while, and life still has a way of being the same but different. 

My prayer has really been that I do not miss the specialness of each day....OR, as I heard it so quaintly put...don't wish for the sunset while watching it rise. 

So...that's what's up on this end. Still pausing. Not moving. Being still. Being quiet. Trying so very hard to not miss the beauty in the little things...and trying even harder to not whine too  

Until next time... 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Holy Pause

So...I have pulled this page up numerous times, wanting to share an update, what I have found funny, what I'm learning in my Bible study and quiet time, and all that jazz, but nothing comes to me when I try to write.  NOTHING.

Writing comes very naturally for me.  It is my preferred method of communication.  It's where I am uninhibited, free, transparent, and it's the only way that I can keep up with my rapid moving thoughts.  I don't necessarily write for anyone to read fact, if you read this, we don't have to talk about it.  I just know that I have read some amazing blogs, and perhaps someone, somewhere can pick one or two things from my blog, and you know....contribute to world peace!

But anywho, the other day, I read something, and it resonated with me completely.  You can read the article here:

A holy pause.  Which surprisingly, sounds a lot better than waiting.....ha!

I feel like I can do 1000 things, but don't have the 'release' to do any of them.  I feel like the Holy Spirit has shut down every bright idea that I have tried to come up with.  Things that I know God gave me to do originally, but in this season....I have to be still.  And that friends is hard for me.  I like to get things done, contribute, tirelessly serve, but in this season, all I can do is work...but the most important thing I can do during this time, what I've been called to do if you will is get in the word.

And enjoy this holy pause.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

90 Day Biggest Loser Contest Day 1

Happy October 1st!! It's been forever since I've last posted, and I'm back with a fun personal challenge!  

Today I started my 90 Day Biggest Loser Challenge by replacing one meal a day with our yummy ProFit protein shake, and eating clean and mean for lunch and dinner (minus the tablespoon of Nutella....transparency right?!?). I needed extra energy today, so I had two servings of greens! 

Body pump rocked my socks off today, and I'm feeling great! Tonight for dinner I made PF Changs Lettuce Wraps!

Photo credit: Damn Delicious

I'll be back tomorrow with more updates, and things like that!  It's not too late to join us....we'd love to lose with you!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Beauty for Ashes

Have you ever felt like something was coming?  Heart racing....eye twitching....kind of prom night..butterflies in your tummy...seeing your favorite person on the planet walk through the door something was coming?

I have had this feeling all week, and I can't shake it.  I have no rhyme or reason to feel this way.  My quiet time is still riddled with unanswered prayers, but this time it just feels different.!

And I hope it's good.

I read the final sessions of my James bible study this week.....I started January 1st, but when I cracked open that book for the first time, I knew that I would take my time.  I would really meditate on the lessons, and if I knew I wasn't in a place to really inhale and ingest the lessons, I wouldn't force the issue.  You can do that when you are studying alone.  I loved every bit of it.  Every in your face, uncomfortable, love for the poor, love for the weak, love for the sinner, examine your heart, examine your motives minute of it.

However, about the last couple of lessons in James, I could feel God asking me what I would do next.  Which lesson I would embark upon....what I would slough off of myself for the next ...6 months....ha!

I started feeling like getting my house in out closets, drawers, organizing, really taking a good look at my finances, and cutting off the fat, saving more (seriously, who am I), and just getting free.....

So I set out to find the perfect bible study for me.  But more importantly, I asked God to show me what He wanted me to do.  And in true Saviour fashion...He did not disappoint.

I've never really had a scripture that I lived by, read all of the time, have everywhere in my home, but in late 2013, God started showing me that everything that I thought I had lost, He would give it back to me.  It was in my dreams, thoughts, the theme of most scriptures I was a real word that I needed, and still need.

Isaiah 61:1-3

New International Version (NIV)

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,

    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—

to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,

the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.
Little did I know that Beth Moore has an entire study on those very precious verses to me, Breaking Free.  I am so happy, and so excited to see what God will do through me as a result of what I learn.  So happy to get rid of some baggage, junk, mess, stuff, just ugh!  I can't wait to get rid of it!!!

So, I'm starting this new journey, with an expectant heart, knowing that something is around the corner. Whatever it is.....I know it will display His splendor.