Sunday, March 7, 2010

Where my girls at?!:)

The pastor of our church here at Myrtle Beach is married to a terrific woman named Debbie, who sent this email to me. I wanted to share it with all of those who check my blog often, or those who just stumble upon it. I wish I had understood the idea behind this email as a younger Christian, but I am so glad Jesus is slowly teaching me all about it now! I used to think that there was no way God could forgive me for all I have done in my life and my sins were just too big for him. Constantly this idea of "if I was really a Christian, I wouldn't do things like that or think things like this" was coming into my head and drawing me farther away from the TRUTH. I'm not sure why I thought that once I became a Christian, I would never sin again, but for some reason that was basically my thought process. But the truth is, I do sin and I'm not worthy of His forgiveness, but He has given it freely to me! No, I don't deserve it, but when God looks at me, he sees Jesus....and Jesus is totally worth it! I am not perfect, my flaw are so visible....and as a Christian woman, I'm not claiming to be living a life without fault....exactly the opposite.....I am full of sin, full of weakness, full of failures, I am a HOT MESS! But Jesus loves me and that's enough to get me through this day and take his grace with me on to the next day... to try again to have a heart like Jesus!.....I love you all!

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say that 'I am a Christian,' I am not shouting that 'I am clean living.'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven.'
When I say 'I am a Christian,' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say 'I am a Christian,' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say 'I am a Christian,' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.


When I say 'I am a Christian,' I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say 'I am a Christian,' I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say 'I am a Christian,' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!

Monday, March 1, 2010

I met Dabo!

Many of you know that college was a interesting experience for me....filled with many different colleges! For those of you who don't know, I went to four colleges....Name 'Em!:) Baylor, Clemson, University of South Carolina, and finally I graduated from Texas Tech! GO RED RAIDERS!!! But a little part of me still remains loyal to all the schools I went to, except Baylor....I hated that place!:) Last Wednesday, we had the chance to go to the FCA banquet here at Myrtle Beach. Guess who the guest speaker was....That's right!!!! DABO SWINNEY!!! I wasn't particularly excited until I had the chance to meet him afterwards. I get so excited to meet semi-famous people....if you haven't heard about my encounter with Michael Jordan, ask Bobby or Leslie, and they can fill you in!:) This was pretty similar in that I could not stop talking about it and even got his autograph (or autergraph as Trey says it).:) On the farthest left is my friend Christopher Bradey....we actually had a class together my first semester at Clemson and have met up again here at the beach! He is probably the biggest Clemson fan I know and we were excited to have him, his fiance, and two other new friends join us at the banquet...I guess you could say we made their dreams come true. HAHA or not:). Anyway, enjoy the pictures!

look at my tough guy!!

me and my sweet baby