Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lots of 'em!

I have a lot of random tid-bits, so stars it will be. :)

*First off, it is 7:00am and I'm NOT up and at 'em for once! AND its a Thursday! Yep, that right people, I have a day off! I'm nuzzled in my amazing bed with a fresh cup of coffee and a bowl of fruit next to me, blogging. Its pretty amazing. I was going to sleep in til at least 9, but my body naturally woke up at the butt crack of dawn. :)

*I'm getting my hair 'did' fo free today because I'm cool like that. Okay, MAYBE it was because my awesome hair lady who is ALSO one of my friends decided that it was my lucky day. Sweet, eh??

*I'm cannot express how excited I am because I have FINALLY found a women's Bible study here! We're meeting every Tuesday at one of my friends house, there are going to be about 5 or 6 girls involved (4 of which I haven't met yet), we're going to be taking turns and bringing something sweet to munch on (I know, could this be any better?!?!), and we're going to be studying An Untroubled Heart by Micca Campbell. So. Ex. Cited.
*Tonight I'm going to church (different than the one I go to on Sundays) with a good friend of mine, Paige. This church is mostly ALL college/young kids, and I LOVE it!

*A couple of my girlfriends and I are planning a little day trip on Saturday to a Canyon near here - weather permitting, and I'm pumped! Fresh air, friends, hiking, one of my friends AWESOME camera her rents got her for Christmas, and a picnic?? Can't get much better than that!

*My bf and I went on a little date last night, ate at our 'spot' and decided to see Shutter Island. I was, um...not impressed. I guess it was a pretty good movie, but not my cup of tea. I definitely had to come home and watch a chick flick!

* With all this crazy weather we've been having, I'm getting sick...AGAIN. Dret! I always say our city is bi-polar because one day its snowing, and the next its 60 degrees out! Make up your mind already!

I guess that's all of my randoms. I hope everyone has a HAPPY & Thankful Thursday!!! :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wishful Wednesday! :-)

I'm so happy Wishful Wednesday is back! Check it out at

'I wish' .... I could play a character's role in a book and it would be Lena from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants!

I'm not sure if any of y'all have ever read or seen the movies but here is a little bio on Lena, a shy, beautiful girl. She has always been the most cautious, and conservative of the 4 girls. She fell in love with Kostos on her first trip to Greece the first summer without her girls by her side. The books are pretty girly, and an easy read but I like them. :)
So, why would I want to play her character??? Because she gets to go to Greece of course! :) And because she has 3 best friends that she count on at anytime, and those can be hard to find now-a-days. Thank God I have found some of my own, because Lord knows where I would be without them! :)Short post, but I gots to run - I have a fun day ahead of me! Make a WISH because its Wednesday! :) :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

If I Were...

I saw this over at and thought it was so cute and blog worthy, so here goes:
IF I WERE.....
If I were a month, Id be May.
If I were a day of the week, Id be Sunday.
If I were a time of the day, Id be 7am because its so peaceful.
If I were a planet, Id be Earth.
If I were a sea animal, Id be a dolphin.
If I were a direction, Id be any direction pointing towards 'happy' :)
If I were piece of furniture, Id be a huge oversized chair.
If I were a liquid, Id be SWEET Tea.
If I were a tree, Id be a Magnolia tree
If I were a flower, Id be a tiger lily.
If I were a kind of weather, Id be sunny and warm.
If I were a musical instrument, Id be the drums!
If I were a color, Id be lilac. :)
If I were an emotion, Id be LOVE <3
If I were a fruit, Id be a peach.
If I were a sound, Id be the sound of a babys 'coo.'
If I were a car, Id be a Jeep.
If I were a place, Id be Alpine.
If I were a material, Id be something soft?
If I were a taste, Id be sweet-n-sour.
If I were a scent, Id be the scent of a sweet, newborn baby.
If I were a body part, Id be ears.
If I were a song, Id be 'Its Happens' by Sugarland! :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blessed ~

Whew, what whirlwind of a week, but a pretty good weekend I must say, and WOW, that was a whole lot of W's. Ha! It was pretty relaxed and low key for the most part, which is exactly how I like it. Saturday night I went out with the girls, and I made it past 8:30!! Ha! It was an interesting night, I must say. I think the funnest part of the whole night was eating at What-a-burger after we left the Piano Bar around 12. We chatted til about 1:30am, and decided it was probably time to head home, haha. Don and I got in a "I love you more" texting fight while we were chowing down (except we weren't really fighting) and it about made all the girls puke, so that was fun. :) Hehe, I love him.

Pretty much the worst picture of me ever, but the only one we took.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Sundays?? I probably have to the point of annoyance. Well, 8:00am came pretty early this morning, but for a good reason - Church of course! Don & Katie headed over for my Cinnamon rolls with orange juice & coffee before heading out and they were Mmmm mmmm mmmmm good! :)

Church was awesome like always, and today's sermon was a little different. Our pastor Chris and his beautiful wife answered random questions together on stage that members of the congregation had posted. They talked about your relationship with that special someone before marriage and I must say, it felt so good to know Don & I are trying our very hardest to commit to putting the Lord FIRST & honoring Him. Our relationship is better than its ever been, and I have God to thank for that. :)

After church we had lunch at my favorite place, McCalisters. You can never go wrong with some good 'ol fashioned sweet tea! Its such a gorgeous day here I thought I would go buy some flowers to spruce up my little home, and I have NEVER had flowers that have smelled up an entire room! They're a light purple and they make me smile. I cleaned my house REALLY well on Friday, & there is NOTHING better than a fresh, clean home. :):) And since Spring has sprung (kind of), my girls and I decided that it was time for spring pedicures!! I picked out the prettiest pink, and I love it! Then, we got a little crazy and went to the park! haha. We stayed there for almost 2 hours, talked, laughed, had a few heart-to-hearts, and just enjoyed the sunshine, it was so refreshing.
And of course, it wouldn't be a true Sunday if I didn't have an hour long chat on the phone with my lovely Momma. :) I had some things on my mind, and is it just me, or does a talk with your mom make everything better?? I love it, & it pretty much made for a perfect Sunday. :)

I'm cooking dinner right now for Don because well, he deserves it, and just preparing for the week ahead - a crazy busy one, but very exciting too. :) I'm so blessed to have such a great church, a family that amazes me more everyday, real friends that never leave my side, & a boyfriend that is SO good to me.

I hope everyone has a great Sunday, and even better week! :)

Random Bible Verse: Matthew 5:43-44 Jesus said: "You have heard it was said: Love your neighbor, but hate your enemy; but I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good-Bye Sonic, Hello Lent!

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. It affords us an opportunity to turn away from beliefs that limit or bind us. Some think of this time as a period of fasting from special foods or outer pleasures. Others believe it is a time to give up certain states of mind, certain words and ways that are not in keeping with the Jesus Christ ideal.

NO, I'm not Catholic, nor have I ever been to a "real" Catholic service, but I do participate in lent every year. And well people, it starts...TODAY. So what am I giving up? Cokes of course! Cliche, I know. But, I go to Sonic happy hour once a day, & enjoy myself a nice, cold, Dr. Pepper occasionally (my definition of occasionally=everyday) and I'm thinking, this is a little ridiculous! HAHA! So, I'm giving up ALL cokes for 40 days. Eeeek!Also, (this has nothing to do with lent) my friend Katie and I are starting a book together called, The Purpose Driven Life. You read a chapter everyday for 40 days, and its supposed to help us understand why we're alive and reveal God's amazing plan for us--both here and now, and for all eternity. At the end of each short chapter, it gives you a Bible verse to think about. We thought it would be perfect to start today, since lent is 40 days, and this book will be read in 40 days. :)

"The premise - that true purpose in life is found not in self-absorption but through faith in action" - Wall Street Journal

Speaking of Katie, I took some pictures for her a couple of days ago, and they turned out so good!

I'm excited to start this "journey!" Here is the Bible verse from the first chapter: For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible & invisible...everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him - Colossians 1:16. One thing I always keep in the back of my mind that always helps me is: thinking a nasty thought about someone (even if they've done me wrong - may seem impossible, but its not) is JUST as bad as killing, stealing, committing adultery, or any of the other 10 commandments in God's eyes. That's my tip-o-the-day. ;)
I better get on the road...HAPPY LENT!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I hope everyone had a fantastic love day! I had the most simple, and sweet Valentine, ever. Lets see, Friday night was the big group dinner, but I left before we had even ordered drinks because of the call.

Saturday, we went and ate at our favorite little pizza place, Dions. And then we went and saw Valentines Day, such a cute, predictable romantic comedy! Oh, I would love to have Jessica Biels arms, by the way.

Sunday, of course we went to church, and it was amazing as always. One of my good friends Katie, committed her life to Christ which was awesome! I'm so proud of her, she has come SUCH a long way. She told me she had me to thank, and that I have changed her life, but all the credit goes to the good Lord. We went back to her house and made lasagna, pasta, and salad... and it was MMmmmm mmmm good! :) Don had to go to work, so Katie and I opted to watch chick flicks, and take a 3 hour nap. Bliss. :)

That night Don gave me my presents, which were possibly the most thoughtful, and sweetest gifts I've ever received. Oh, and by the way, he is the BIGGEST mans man you'll ever meet, and he isn't the most romantic guy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. :) So, I just started my cross collection, and he got me a pretty unique one that doesn't match my walls, or any of my other crosses. Well, he got that specific one for me because if you know me, you know how close my grandmother & I are - we talk daily, and she really is one of my best friends. He decided on this particular one because he knows how much I miss her, and he knew it would remind me of her everyday. :) What makes this story special is that I had gotten this cross for my grandmother last Christmas (Don didn't know that). But what was even more special than that, it had THE sweetest message on the back. Its the most simple things that make me so happy.

Sorry its a little blurry, and of course I smeared the writing. "Without you, I would not know Gods Grace" :)
The Lord's prayer.

Pretty :)
He also got me this sweet picture frame. (That's not us in the picture ;))
After that we made our speciality, chocolate covered strawberries. :)We ate WAY too many! But it was so worth it. It was a perfect Valentines Day, & I love him. :)

I'll be heading home tomorrow to celebrate Tonya's life. My mom just keeps telling me, "she's way better off than any of us, she is with the angels!!" I love my mom. Also, thank you for your sweet words and prayers, they mean the world to me! I hope everyone has a great week! LOVE!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Because He has a plan for all of us...

When I received the call from my mom yesterday around 6 o'clock, I knew something was not right. Our family friend, Tonya - who I blogged about a few posts down, went to be with the angels in Heaven. She was SUCH a fighter, but God wanted her with Him, for a good reason I know for sure.

After a good 30 minutes of my mom & I crying together, I felt better knowing she wasn't in any more pain.

PLEASE pray especially for her husband, & 3 young daughters. Comfort them with peace, and give them strength through this incredibly hard time. I can't even imagine what they're going through. They're all SO strong, its unbelievable. Also, say a prayer for all the rest of her family, and friends. This is so much harder than I expected, but as my mom told me, "with all of our prayers, they will persevere" and I do believe that.

Her smile, the light she brought into a room when she walked in, her caring attitude and love will forever be in my heart!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Come again?

All I can say is, TGIF! Whoo! This week was pretty rough for me.

So Wednesday while I was at lunch with a girlfriend of mine, I get a 'restricted call' ...hmmm. I didn't answer but soon received a voicemail from an Arab dude telling me he had a very very important message for me, and that I needed to call him or back asap OR my attorney needed to contact him. And if I didn't, well, all he could do was wish me luck.

Ummm.....WHAT?!?!?!?!?!!??!?! Freak out mode here I came. Meltdown, anxiety attack, all of those rolled into one. I have NO loans of any sort, no credit cards (besides one, and its only to build my credit which I have paid), NO tickets that have gone unpaid, I pay ALL my bills on time, etc etc. SO what on earth could this be about??? So I call him back and he starts reading off LEGAL TERMS TO ME. He asked me what my attorney's name was, & a whole bunch of other crap, note that during this I could barely understand the dude. When I finally was able to get a word in, I asked what the h-e double hockey sticks this was all about!
Belle felt the same way I did! HA! (I promise she doesnt wear that bow 24/7)

Well, to make a long story short, someone by the name of Jenny Carol (not the correct spelling for my name by the way) had not paid their balance on something or another. It was really a lot of information that I can not even remember. So after and hour and a half on the phone with this dude that I could barely understand, and a trip to my bank to just make sure nothing had been put in/taken out everything turned out fine. Whew! Talk about scary!

Also, I had been feeling so 'depressed' on Wednesday as well, because we literally have not seen ANY sun in a little over 3 weeks. All this gloomy weather was taking a serious tole on my emotions! But, after realizing that if weather is the only thing I have to worry about, I'm doing pretty good. I've stopped all of this complaining, and when it snowed yesterday, we made snow ice cream! I put a little too much vanilla, but it was fun nonetheless.

Cute little tree with pretty white snow

Before the snow ice-cream :)

Also, thank you LORD for giving me such great friends & family to lean on in times of "crisis" ha! But seriously...on Wednesday after all the drama went down, a friend of mine invited me to go see "Dear John' and was SO SAD. I bawled throughout the entire movie, thank YOU hormones! ;) It was a pretty good movie, but nothing will ever be able to top The Notebook. Sigh. :) Another one of my friends invited me over for dinner, God Bless them!

This weekend is going to be pretty low-key for the most part. I'm not that big for Valentines Day, and neither is Don. We have always done something little, but nothing very extravagant. Its kind of cheesy, hehe. :) I REALLY want to go on a picnic though! :) But I don't think it will be possible with this weather, so I'm pretty sure we're going to make dinner and eat by the fire Saturday evening. :) I also really want to see the movie, Valentines Day! And then on Sunday after church, we plan on going to a small brunch or something. :) Tonight though, we're going on a big group date--kind of sounds like The Bachelor, ha! So fun! They're all such sweet people, I could spend ALL day with them. And then one of my friends friend is coming into town, so I think we might hit the town, hopefully I'll make it past 8:30pm this time though! HA!

Well, folks that's about it! I can't wait to read all about y'alls Vday plans and what-not! Have a blessed weekend full of LOVE! <3

UPDATE: Today has been NOTHING BUT SUNSHINE!!!!! Still 38 degrees outside, but a whole lotta SUN!!!! YAY! I'm so BLESSED!!! :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pray for Layla

Please take just 5 minutes out of your day, and say a prayer for this sweet 2 year old little girl & a child of God, that is quickly losing her battle with cancer. I do believe in miracles, and I believe that the power of prayer can cure her!! I just can't imagine the hurt her family is experiencing. You can follow her on twitter,

'OH, how He loves us!'

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Books & Miles...

...are 2 of my very favorite things right now. Well, kind of. I LOVE reading, I've always loved reading. But lately, I've really been into it. I'm reading a book right now called 'Its all about Him' that Don's mom let me borrow. She had encouraged me to read it, and what a great decision that was.

Its by Denise Jackson, and its about how her and her husband, Alan Jackson have overcome a lot, by putting God first. I'm really enjoying it so far because I can relate it to my life, my relationship with Christ and my relationship with my boyfriend. They were high school sweethearts, from a small town, & their dreams came true when Alan made it big, but realized that real life is different from fairy tales. At the pinnacle of his success, they separated. Denise had felt lost, and unsure of who she really was. Here's a quote that I couldn't agree more with :

"You don't have to be rich and famous to go through struggles like these. Sooner or later, we all come to the point when we realize that real joy and peace isn't just around the corner of the next achievement, and the next relationship, the next new thing."

Basically, they both put God first in both of their lives, and when they did, everything came together perfectly. :) A true love story of you ask me.

The miles part? Well, that's how many miles I would like to start running every week. I've been reading a couple of "running" blogs that show how many miles you're supposed to run everyday, at what pace, etc. etc. Here is one of them: In high school and my freshman year in college, I ran at least 3-4 miles every day. No joke. If I didn't run, I almost couldn't sleep at night. I was that dedicated. Not to bloat, but my legs looked amazing, I remember feeling better than ever, and I was in such great shape! Well, I would really love to get back to that. I wanted to start running last week, but the weather has been so crappy, getting out and going for a jog seemed almost impossible. If its just cold, I could handle that, but its either been iced over, snowing, or raining. Yuck. I thought the weather would be better this week, but yesterday it was snowing when we pulled into town, and today so far its only reached 28 degrees. Sigh. BUT, I will start! Today as a matter of fact. I'm thinking that if I publically profess my need to start running again, maybe y'all can keep me accountable?? :)
Here is my schedule for the week:
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 2 miles @10:00 pace
Wednesday: 4 miles @ 11:30 pace
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 4 miles @ 10:45 pace
Sunday: 3 miles @ 10:20 pace

My Pace will probably be a little slower, since I'm just starting out. I'm super excited :D so wish me luck and pray I dont die! haha! :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Superbowl Weekend

Hello to all of my sweet blog friends, that make my day when I see a comment or 2 from one of my post. :) Well, congrats to the Saints! I was going for the Colts just because I like Peyton Manning, but I really didn't care. And to be totally honest, I really didn't watch too much of the game, Alicia & I chatted the whole time, ha! Here is Belle's Valentines Day picture :) she is so cute!
We left Saturday evening to head to Midland to see Don's brother and his family, and when we got there, I went straight to my friend Nicole's house. From there, we ate at Texas Roadhouse (YUM!) and then went back to her parents house, and talked til 2am, ha! We used to do that all the time, especially when we were roommates, but now that we live 2 hrs from each other I felt like we had so much to catch up on! We also fell asleep mid-conversation, not a surprise! She had also begged her dad to make us banana pancakes for breakfast, (when we were little, every time we had a sleep-over at her house, her dad would make all of us girls those) and of course he said yes! Brought back some great memories, and they were sooo good! So after we scarfed those, we headed to church. We then headed over to McCalisters (my fave) with her new boy Spencer, who graduated from UT TEXAS so we definitely DID NOT sit next to each other, but he made up for it when he bought us lunch :) I know it sounds like all we did was eat, but that's really all we did! HA! We love food, especially when you get us together! THEN, we did a little shopping, I got some cute stuff for a great deal!

A not-so-great picture of myself, but the only one we took all weekend
PS. I am so ghostly white, its quite scary. I'm VERY against fake tanning, but I'm seriously considering getting a month membership or something. Moving on...

2 of my cute purchases

I then headed over to Wes and Alicia's house to prepare all the food for the Superbowl! Fun stuff. I love hanging out with them, its SO laid back, we all can just be ourselves, and I love them so much. Wes made homemade chocolate chip cookies and they were SO SO SOOOO good! I'm really sad though, because I didn't take any pictures :( VERY unlike me, but I was too busy talking and hanging out. We left very early this morning, and when we got home, I had the WORST headache, EVER. NOT FUN. I skipped everything, and went straight to sleep, woke up and my head was literally pounding so my sweet bf went and got me some Excedrin and soup, and that did the trick. Oh, did I mention I fell down my stairs, landing head first on my stomach? HA! Needless to say, the headache returned shortly there after. Lame.

All in all, it was a great weekend and I can't wait to see of all them again. I love you guys! <3

Friday, February 5, 2010

Show Us Your Life...

I love this 'Show us your life" little jig over at so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon! So this week, we are talking Beauty tips and Hair and Make-Up products! I really don't have that many products I just HAVE to have, but here are a few:

Bare-minerals, CHANGED MY LIFE!! Seriously. I started using this probably 3 years ago, and I will NEVER, and I repeat, NEVER use liquid foundation again! Yuck! I love this stuff...I use the foundation, blush, and eye-shadows.

I love this stuff, its never too early to start using age-defying creams. Its so soft and light. I usually put it on in the mornings before I apply my make-up, and then before bed at night.

I love OPI nail polish!

And Of course, I could never live with out my Burts Bees! I love it!

That's pretty much all of my "must haves." I'm pretty girly, and I love lookin' nice everyday, but I'm definitely not THAT high maintance. I feel I'm a pretty even combination between the two. OK, fine...I'm a little more girly than not. Ha!

On a different note, here are some pictures from last night. The girls and I went out for drinks, and it was perfect because I was home by 8:30. Yes, 8:30pm. Am I wild or what?? HA!

Nikki and I at Chimy's
Candice, me, & Nikki. I was sitting on my knees for the picture, that's why I'm abnormally taller than them ;)
I hope everyone has a great super bowl weekend! GO COLTS! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wishful Wednesday - Spotlight!

WOW! Is it really already Wednesday?!?! Time flies when you're havin' fun. This weeks Wishful Wednesday over at topic is:

'I wish' .... I could have stolen Carrie Underwoods's spotlight last night at the Grammy's!

When Carrie Underwood did her part in the tribute to Michael Jackson, WOW! That girl can sing! Not to mention she looks GORGEOUS, I loved her dress, and her fiance is pretty cute as well ;) I can't wait to see who everyone else picks, Pink did a pretty awesome performance, as well as the Black Eyed Peas.

This week has gone by so fast, and I'm hoping it stays that way because this weekend Don & I are headed to Midland for the weekend! Yay! We're going to spend Superbowl Sunday with his brother, brother's girlfriend, and daughter. Don's twin bro will also be meeting us up there, so where will I be when they're playing golf and doing "boy" things? With my friend Nicole, who lives in Midland, of course! I'm so proud her because she has blogged twice already this week, ha! Ch, ch, check her out! and I promise you won't be disappointed :) Well, I'm off to start my day (and eat some captain crunch ;))! PS. What would I do without coffee?? hehe.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You MUST watch this.

Here is the link for the sermon of the post I had told y'all about below:

If you can spare, just 30 minutes out of your day, I promise, you WON'T regret it! :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Sunday Conviction {Long, but worth the read:) }

I hope everyone had a great weekend, I sure did! There is still a good amount of snow on the ground, but looking at the positives, at least its some much needed moisture on these dry lands of West Texas!

Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

So, Sunday at church I heard one of the most powerful sermons I think I have ever heard, in my life. Our pastor warned us, that it was VERY convicting and that we just might walk out of the church, "changed." Well, people...I did. The sermon was about "forgiveness."

Now, of course all my life my parents taught me to forgive others, just like Christ did for us, and all my life it was always in the back of my mind. But did I ever act on these words?? Well no, not all the time. I always told myself I would forgive, but when it came down to it, being nice to someone that had done me wrong was just too hard. But after yesterdays sermon, I WILL always not just sometimes forgive. I WILL be a daughter of Christ, I WILL set good examples for my friends and others that look up to me, and I WILL treat others with the same respect that I myself would like to be treated. Forgiving someone is probably one of the hardest things someone can do, you have to suck up your pride (and I have a whole lot of pride), and just do it! Our pastor urged us to write down a list of names of people that we needed to call and apologize to, or that we needed to 'forgive.' So, I did. And hallelujah - it felt good to just say "I'm sorry," and move on!! I thought that would be the hard part....ohhhh boy was I wrong. The hard part is forgiving. There have been some people in my past that have treated me pretty badly, and yes, I have felt sorry for myself because well, it just plain SUCKS. We have definitely had our differences, and it makes it hard because its people that my sweet boyfriend love.

I think its safe to say though, that its time to put those ill feelings away, and move on with life, which means...FORGIVING THEM. During the entire church service, the only thing I could think about was them, and how I felt God was telling me (He's been telling me for quite a while now, I just refused to listen) to forgive and not to necessarily forget, but to let the past be the past. I have to learn to accept the things that I cannot change, and know that I am a good person with an even bigger heart. And so, I pray (and have been praying, trust me) that they can in turn, forgive me. I know it will happen, just in His time.

He also talked about telling the people that love, YOU LOVE THEM as often as you can. I'm tellin' ya people, when I give you the link, you HAVE to listen to this sermon, it might just change your life. For proof, when I went up to the nursery after our church service I received this text from my boyfriend: "I love you more than anything in the world and you are everything to me." If my manly-man of a boyfriend can be convicted like that in church, in the fact that he felt the need to tell me that right after church, I KNOW for certain that all you women out there will be!! Not that he doesn't tell me everyday he loves me, but knowing the sermon had that much of an impact on him really pulled at my heart strings!

Knowing that I am a follower of Christ, I try my best to live by His commandments, and always follow His word. My bf and I have put the Lord as our first priority in our relationship (this has only been in the past 8 months or so), and in our lives, and I can't tell you how much our relationship has changed spiritually, mentally, and physically. We live according to His word, and all of our faith and trust is with Him. It's a much easier way to live, by the way. I never knew what real Faith was until about a year ago. I always looked up to my grandpa because the faith he has is unlike the faith I had ever had, and he would and still does always tell me "The good Lord is always with you, hun." Makes my heart and soul smile. :)

This post is probably extremely boring, but I just had to tell you all about it, and it feels good to document it.

Here is the story in the Bible that our pastor read to us that really impacted me (its long but SO worth the read):
Matthew 18:21-35 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times." "Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. The servant fell on his knees before him. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.' The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. "But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded. "His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.' "But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. "Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?' In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. "This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."

When they get the sermon up, I'll give y'all the link and YOU MUST WATCH IT!!!!! I hope everyone has a fantastic week! And for all you girls out there that LOVE a good love story, 'Dear John' comes out on Friday!!! YAY!