Friday, March 28, 2008

Just One Question

What the heck am I looking for???? LOL!!!!

Sorry but this picture just struck me funny!

Lator Gators! :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


He has put his angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go. Psalms 91:11

Do you worry about things that are out of your control? I USED to worry about everything! Even the tiniest, little things until I started putting my trust in God and leaning on Him. From time to time I still find myself worrying about things, like my son, about finances, about the IRS (eah gads!), will folks come to the KS Champions Weekend, or was that sugar-free yogurt REALLY sugar-free. :)

We all spend too much time worrying about things that will never materialize. And this worry only makes our lives unnecessarily difficult and excruciating. We all worry, but the key in life is to learn to deal with our worries in a healthy way. When we worry we are thinking of the future or past and this prevents us from enjoying the present moment. I don’t know about you, but I want to live in the moment and fully enjoy it.

My solution, is when I find myself beginning to worry, I begin to pray about it. There is nothing too small or insignificant for God to handle. As you continually take your worries to God, he will fill you with peace. He will show you that you can put your trust in him and count on him to take care of you. Knowing this truth will become your "guard" against worry.

Trust me, it works! :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Ways are Higher Than Your Ways

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:9

I know you have said this to yourself before “I will never, ever do that.” Well, let me tell you the minute those words slide off your tongue, you are going to do what you said you would never do. I learned that the hard way when I was younger, time and time again. I eventually quit saying it.

It terrifies me when I start to think a thought about what I will never do. Too many times that very thing is what I end up living. It is a good thing I am not sitting in the driver's seat. I could if I wanted to, but I have learned along the way that I am not the best of navigators and I may think I know what I want, but God has something much better planned for me. God's plan for my life was so far above what I could have handled, that He only gave me enough light to see the next step. If he would have shined a floodlight on the path up ahead, I think I would have turned and ran in the opposite direction, despite my hatred for running. You see, He was slowing changing my heart. The person I was at eighteen could never have handled the responsibility and beauty that I can twenty-three years later (don’t even try to do the math). :)

I know that today He isn't showing me much more than tomorrow because who I am today isn't ready for what I will take on ten years from now. Thank goodness He is patient and oh so wise.

NOTE: The pictures attached are ones I took while I was in New Mexico last week.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Bummer :)

Aaah, what can I say but that I am in mourning!

My main NFL squeeze Brett Favre retired. :( What will Green Bay do without him? Heck, what will I do without him. I have followed this man's career from day one! I just LOVE him.....and am sad that he has made the decision to retire but totally understand as well.

I don’t know how the majority of you feel but regardless you have to admit Brett Favre was someone extraordinary in the NFL. Like Michael Jordan was to the basketball, like Wayne Gretzky was to the hockey, or George Brett was to baseball, Favre was admired by many. He played the game with a little kid’s passion each and every time he took the field. I believe he wanted to win, but he truly just wanted to go out there and have fun. Simply stated he loved the game of football.

We thought that Brett Favre would never retire, that he would continue to play until the world stopped rotating. Brett Favre was everything you wanted in a quarterback, a player, a teammate, and as a human being. Sometimes we all go a little overboard talking about his talent. It is not that he was the perfect quarterback. He knows he wasn’t. He has thrown some stink bombs in his career and has made some plays that sometimes defied the belief that he was arguably the best quarterback who ever played the game. The reason Brett Favre is exceptionally special to us (me), is that he is such a real person, so down to earth and so passionate when he is playing football that it is infectious to those who watched him.

Watching Brett Favre play football is the way we all should play football. There isn’t a care about winning or losing, but just going out there and enjoying the game was the only thing that he displayed on the field. He wanted to win, but wanted to have fun even more.

The greatest game I have ever witnessed came with Favre at the helm, the night after his father passed away. You all remember it… on Monday Night Football, against the Oakland Raiders where he passed for 399 yards and 4 touchdowns. It was beautiful….. and yes I cried….. how could you not! I remember it like it was yesterday and I remember after the game Brett said "I love him so much, and I love this game. It's meant a great deal to me, to my dad, to my family, and I didn't expect this kind of performance. But I know he was watching tonight." Aaaah……. :)

He brought a legendary status onto himself. Not through his records. Not from his consecutive start streak. He did it purely on the love of football. I don’t think we can find another guy who was so wonderful for so long. Someone who brings the little kid out of us when we watch him play.

So if you see me moping around, please bare with me for awhile!