Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Blog

I feel like a bad blogger.

As I'm going about each day - I think of a zillion topics for blog posts. But since I'm usually smack dab in the middle of either changing a diaper or cleaning up messes - the neat little blog post ideas I come up with don't ever come to fruition.

I want so badly to be a happenin' blogger babe who regularly writes and who visits other happenin' blogger babe's blogs to see what they are up to. I'm gonna commit to it. I am. Just as soon as I get more than 3 hours of sleep a night - I plan on being a mighty fine and faithful blog lady.

Until then....I'm gonna leave you with some wise words that have encouraged me over the last few weeks. Enjoy them. I'll be back here in the next few days to post again. Thanks for sticking with me :)

"Sometimes we must stop praying for God's work and start doing His work."

"Complacency is a far more dangerous attitude than outrage." - Naomi Littlebear Morena"

"Blessed are those that give without remembering and take without forgetting." - Elizabeth Bibesco

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone expects of you. Never excuse yourself." - Henry Ward Beecher

Have a lovely week, friends :)

Monday, August 10, 2009


Oh my goodness.

I stumbled upon a gem of a website today. - It's a lovely little spot launched my Hallmark's DaySpring division. You should check it out.

The sweet ladies over at incourage are asking bloggers to write about what encourages them. This is right up my allie, y'all.

I wish we were plopped down on a comfy couch - iced tea in hand - talking about what encourages us.... face to face. Oh I'd love that. But since we are all scattered about the country - discussing encouragement on the old blog sounds like a good plan B.....

I'm super encouraged by witnessing people do crazy-awesome things with their lives. Things that make a difference. Things that other people have never done because it was considered too difficult. Things that force the doer to overcome obstacles and beat the odds. Things that would be virtually impossible without faith, tenacity, and endurance. Witnessing others using the talents God gave them to the fullest - is pretty inspiring. Seeing people make things happen really gives me the urge to do the same. When we choose to improve ourselves - no matter how small the change is - we are also choosing to improve those around us. And THAT is powerful.

Other encouragers?

Sunshine. Sports. Reading the autobiographies and stories of successful people. Blogs and my bloggy friends. My husband's college football manuel. Watermelon. My Mom's workout plan. Psalm 119. Warm weather. Spending time with girlfriends. Budding flowers in Spring. My son's laughter. Quotes. MeeMaw's prayers over the phone. My husband. Getting sweet greeting cards in the mail from Maw Maw Jan. My Dad's life story. Philanthropy. Music. Testimonies. Trips to Texas. Traveling. Dancing. And hugs...lots of them :)

What encourages YOU? What makes you feel alive? What gets you inspired? Do tell friends, do tell!

Saturday, August 1, 2009



So sorry if this post is all over the place - I've been a tinsy winsy bit sleep deprived :)

Why, you ask?

Because.....our baby girl is here!!!!

And oh my goodness. It hasn't even been two weeks since I had her - and she has given me SOOOO many sweet things to blog about. Simple things - like how I love kissing her cheeks and how fun it is to dress her up in cute little outfits. And deep things - like how I have such a strong desire for her to have faith and how I want her to be a confident and courageous lady.

My heart is just so full right now, y'all. The fact that I now have two healthy little ones- is a blessing that is not at all missed by this Mama - not for one second. Yes, I may be a bit sleepy and delirious at times - Yes, I may be typing this with one hand because my new little miracle insisted on being cuddled half-way through this post - And yes, I may be smack dab in the middle of potty training my first born - but friends - my cup runneth over.

The joyful laughter that fills our home - the high fives that go around when my son uses the potty - the cry heard in the middle of the night from my hungry infant - the playful bark I hear from our sweet dog outside, the smell of baby lotion, the bombardment of pink clothing that fills my daughters closet, the "ouch!" that comes out of my mouth every time I step on one of my son's little toy tractors, the sound of the front door opening when my husband gets home from work, the look on his face when he holds our kids, the comfort I feel when he embraces me, the precious words that come out of my son's mouth when he is asked to pray - yes - my cup is overflowing.

I just want to shout "Thank you, Lord!!!" But somehow, that just doesn't seem like enough.

I will be filled with joy because of you, I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
- Psalm 9: 2