Tuesday, April 30, 2013


I have been such a slacker lately with this blog! But, this is my 200th post! WOOP WOOP!

We just finished up a crazy 2 months at work...and last week on tuesday we had our annual spring fundraiser!

 Me and the mister
 Me speaking...
 All of the fabulous ladies that I work with!
Isnt this flyer the CUTEST??

And one of the coolest thing is that we got a new logo!!!

We went from this...
I love it. LOVE IT! I think it is SO fresh and so colorful!
We raised a little over $60,000 for the clinic. And I know that God has even bigger things in store for us!
If you want to know more about what I do, and where I work...you can visit us on facebook or you can read THIS post.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

throat punch.

I have been finding it extra hard to be positive lately. Because I have been stressed out, it seems like everyone annoys me. or pisses me off. or makes me want to punch them in the throat.
(yes I am a christian...yes I should not think this way...but I do sometimes...I am human. No it doesnt make me a hypocrite...it makes me real!)
Today in my quiet time..at starbucks...with Jesus...when I was reading in Luke I was reminded that I shouldnt be such a b word. I shouldnt judge people so harshly. I should love people more. I shouldnt pick out the things that annoy me and want me to throat punch...I should focus on the things that are awesome about them. I shouldnt let people who are mean to me, get to me. I shouldnt let the fact that I feel left out or manipulated make me turn into this...
Because really....no one likes that. ( F.Y.I...thats one of the pictures that came up when I googled rabid animal) scary.
It says in Luke...

Luke 6:35-38

The Message (MSG)
35-36 “I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never—I promise—regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst. Our Father is kind; you be kind.
37-38 “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.”
Wait...What? I have to love the people who make me want to
I have to love them.I cant judge people because it says very clearly that I will be judged with the same measure that I judge people.
Jesus loves me, and he expects me to love people just like he does. And He loves me when I am a b word. He loves me when I am too hard on my kids, when I am sassy to my husband, when I am short with the cashier, when I am feeling like screaming and eating 4 dozen red velvet cupcakes. He just loves me. Nothing I can do can make Him love me less. And thats how I should love. without strings. I need to learn to let go of the things that make me crazy. Its called grace.
I need to replace a punch to the face...(or throat) with Grace. (haha see what I did there...I was trying to rhyme)
And you do too. Because I know you have all had thoughts like these.
Happy Humpday. No throat punching today...mmm kay?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


After days like yesterday its really easy to ask why.
Why did that happen?
Why did people die?
Why would someone do something like that?
Why did God let this happen?
or some people ask questions like "where was God...and why didn't He stop this?"
Its hard. Its hard that stuff like this happens. Its hard that people are full of hate and can do things that can actually take someones life.
Its sad. really sad.
My heart breaks for all of those people who had to experience that.
But there is good news. The good news is that God is STILL here. He is still in charge. He is binding up the broken hearted. He is healing the sick. He is comforting the ones who mourn.
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In the bible we are told that "perfect love casts out ALL fear"
The person who made those bombs, and placed them so carefully...fully expecting to destroy something so special to so many, they knew what they were doing. They wanted to steal, kill, and destroy. Just like satan does with our lives. He plans and he plots and then he carries out his attack.
We have to choose to trust God in ALL things. And to let His love and His peace take the place of fear and anger.
The person who placed those bombs doesn't get to be the victor. He doesn't get to win.
We do. God does.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I am doing this fun link up with the girls from Pink on the Cheek   and  Lipgloss and Crayons!
I thought why not show you my hoarding tendencies. Hey its thursday...I dont have anything else to do!
This is my bag a Coach Sateen tote. I love the color its perfect for spring...I switch them out crazy..so you never know what color its gonna be.
But these things you do know
1. It will be big enough to carry a small child
2. It will be heavy enough to kill someone
3. It will have at least 6 kinds of lipgloss and mascara, and my bible inside. Because those are my priorities.
The whole contents:
Coach liquid patent leather zip around wallet
Kate Spade Sunglasses in green pouch
6 pens
3 maybooks (planner, bible journal, journal)
thumb drive
ipod touch
pill box
2 business card holders
Eos lipbalm (best stuff EVER)
leopard pouch with hair things and other lady necessities
Zebra Bible (not pictured)
lipgloss pouch.
Hair and lady necessities pouch

wallet. crammed full of crap. see that one ONE dollar in there? Thats pretty much my status. I'm kind of a big deal.
My new zebra bible. I love it. It fits better in my purse than my old honkin one. Yes honkin is a word. It means huge.
There ya have it. the contents of my bag. No wonder my shoulder hurts all the time.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Guns and Jesus...

Last weekend the hubs took me on a fancy awesome date. We went to our local NRA fundraiser banquet. He and my dad are all about the guns...so we all headed to this event. I thought it was gonna be just a silly little shin dig for people who heart guns...but it was HUGE! There was a TON of people and people were spending TONS of money on stuff.
I was actually impressed by this group of people. People who respect our laws, people who stand up for our rights. People who know how to use a gun safely and smartly (is smartly a word?)
It turned out to be a really fun night!
 And of course I looked super cute....so thats a plus...(I kid, I kid)
Did ya'll have a good Easter?
We did...I just love our church...the message was perfect. It was awesome to be reminded of how Jesus was the ultimate thief. He stole my ticket, he stole my bill....he paid it. Because He knew I couldnt. He stole my heart...and because He died....I can live. Now, thats love.
 The mister and Kendra...
 The mister and Colton...
 I am not sure what I am doing in this picture.....
I look like I am trying to squish myself......
 This Mamma wasnt about to slave over a ham and some scalloped potatoes...so we went to a Mexican restaurant..because nothin says "Jesus is alive" like some enchiladas. MMM good.
I love him...
I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far. Remember that there is NOTHING that will happen today that you and Jesus cant get through together. But you gotta let Him lead you.