Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hello Alex, Savanna, Katie, Hailey stick to cp please.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ok, so my little girl and I went to the grocery store to get stuff for some lasagna. Was watching a mobster movie the night before and of course the infamous scene in a restaurant where they are sitting around eating pasta; made me hungry.

So the lady there was cooking up some samples, smelled good, my daughter and I went over to get a taste. It was so yummy, needless to say, I did not get stuff for lasagna.

Something this good is too good to keep to myself, so I am going to share this recipe with you.

Rosemary-Maple Pork Tenderloin

1 med. shallot
1 lb. pork tenderloin
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbsp canola oil
1/2 cp Marsala wine
8 oz. pre-sliced baby portabella mushrooms
2 cps beef stock
1/2 cp maple syrup
3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Remove ends and peel shallot; chop finely. Preheat large saute pan on medium-high heat 2-3 minutes. Season pork with salt and pepper (I used Everglades seasoning). Place oil in pan; swirl to coat. Add pork, cook 4-5 minutes, browning both sides. Remove pork from pan; cover to keep warm.

Remove pan from heat and add Marsala. Stir in mushrooms and shallots; cook 2-3 minutes, stirring often, or until wine has completely evaporated.

Stir in beef stock, syrup, and whole rosemary sprigs. Return pork to pan; cover and cook 10-12 minutes, or until pork reaches 155 degrees. Remove pork from pan, let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Continue to cook sauce 4-5 minutes or until thickened. Slice pork into 1 inch thick slices; top with mushroom sauce.

I served this with baby potatoes. Green beans make an excellent side.

Ok, so that was my Julia Childs moment, haha. This is such an easy dinner and very pleasing to the eye, I think it would make a wonderful meal for two; if you know what I mean.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering,
- Carl Jung
I just took a Biblical profile test to see who I am the most like in the Bible. I found it to be very interesting and pretty accurate. Gonna post my results, for those of you who know me well will agree this is pretty accurate.

My Biblical Personality Style:

Inspirational & Intuitive: As an "I" style, your personality is similar to Biblical heroes like the Apostle Peter, Barnabas, Abigail and Miriam. All of these people had charisma; and with their ability to encourage and inspire others, they were popular people to be around. Peter was the natural spokesperson for the twelve apostles, Abigail went and spoke to David on behalf of her foolish husband Nabal and inspired David to take the high road in a bad situation.

Personal growth areas for the high "I" style include gaining a sense of balance in all they do since they tend to always see the positive side of things and sometimes underestimate the difficulties that lie ahead. Peter, who proclaimed he would never deny Christ, had no idea of the events that would cause him to lose his confidence, deny knowing Christ, and then feel rejected. Yet Peter regained his passion and purpose and fifty days later stood in front of thousands and boldly told of all the things that had happened. Peter quickly was regarded as one of the early church leaders, and was a great evangelist and gospel writer.

Your Personality Style Preview:
Relationships play a key role in Stacey's life, she tends to be a very trusting individual, she enjoys making new friends and developing new relationships. She often finds herself involved in many things at once and loves social functions. Stacey enjoys encouraging those around her. People see her as a person who frequently inspires others.

Neat and orderly, others usually see Stacey as practical. She needs adequate information to make decisions, and she will consider the pros and cons. She may be sensitive to criticism, and will tend to internalize her emotions. Stacey likes to clarify expectations before undertaking new projects, and she will follow a logical process to gain successful results.

Stacey prefers to work through problems by analyzing things that worked in the past. She is willing to follow another person's lead if they display adequate ability and if Stacey has confidence in their ability. She is someone who is able to lead, if necessary; but usually prefers to wait and see if another person volunteers first.

Stacey takes a flexible approach in her dealings with others and she is willing to pursue different avenues to maintain good relationships. While she is patient and will not usually rush, Stacey is not afraid to actively seek new solutions if previous methods do not fit the current situation.

If you are interested in knowing your style, you can go to
You answer some questions and they give you an analysis. You can use this for matches in relationships, work, etc...

I remember once, a long time ago, at work they had us all take a test to see what our personalities were and what field of work we should be in. I don't know, maybe they were trying to tell us something, haha. My results came back that I should be an actress or in sales. Guess what field I was in, no I was not in acting, it was sales, although there is a very close link between the two.

Sales seemed to be the only thing I was good at (at the time), I was the queen of Rolaids if you know what I am saying. I remember once thinking I wanted a "normal" job like everyone else. So, a dentist friend of mine gave me a job. He was gonna train me and help me to become a dental hygienist. Err, wrong move. Fist of all, I get grossed out really easy, I faint at the sight of blood. But I thought it would be a respectable job and I was tired of stress. My career in the dental field lasted almost 3 months. I couldn't take it anymore. It was quite the learning experience though. I went back to sales. It was what I was good at and I could still eat after work. I suspect the patients at the dental office were glad to see me go. Kinda hard to assist the dentist and hold the suction without sucking your cheeks up when you don't look directly into the mouth because you have to focus on your breathing so you don't pass out.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Guitar Hero, NYC and the Smashing Pumpkins

Ok, so I have almost mastered the easy level of guitar hero. Not! haha OMG, that game is addictive. Getting my groove on, haha. My favorite song on the game is by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. At the beginning of the song it gives you a tidbit about the band playing the song. What I learned about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is that they are from Brooklyn (I am a NYC girl myself,upper west side)and they got their name from a common saying from New Yorkers... yeah yeah yeah... hahaha, I can so relate, I've said it a million times myself... yeah, yeah, yeah, get to the point already!

Anyhoot, I am off from school for a week. The week is almost over. It is really nice to take a breather from studying. I can not wait until this is over. Although, I will admit, I do enjoy learning new things.

So this week while I am off I thought I would pick up the ol' manuscript and do some more tweaking.

Oooh... I hear Smashing Pumpkins calling me (daughters got guitar hero going). Whatever happened to that band anyway? They were a 3 hit wonder and disappeared.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It is so late, well, almost, and I am really needing to go to bed, but since I was already on the net with my homework... thought I'd touch base.

The girls and I started volunteering at the soup kitchen, one of many in Ft Lauderdale. Probably sounds ridiculous to say I enjoyed it, but I did. Savanna did too. Alex was not feeling well, but I made her come any way...just incase she was faking it, haha. I remember when I was young trying to get out of school and faking I was sick unitl miraculously when it was too late to go to school, I was healed. A miracle I tell ya!

The soup kitchen is a very good ministry. Sad and amazing how many homeless and needy people there are. Sad.

I think it is important to volunteer, especially with my children. It is an eye opener, helps to teach compassion and gives appreciation for the blessings that we do have, even when they go unnoticed because we get so tied up with what we "want".

When I talked to the girls about volunteering, I reminded them of what Jesus said, when He was hungry, naked, sick and in prison, we took care of Him, and that is what we are doing when we help others. We are the hands of God.

I personally feel like I have been on a neverending rollercoaster of emotions and frustrations. I am reminded when I feel my best, is when I am helping others. Now that is a sense of purpose and we all have a purpose. What's yours?

Friday, September 18, 2009

My 9 Old Daughters Phiolsophy on Why Girls Are Better Than Boys

"Because girls can do it in high heels and dresses"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A friend of mine shared this story with me, I thought it worth repeating, so here is my attempt of repeating this without messing it up.

A guy was walking down a street and fell into a huge hole. In the darkness of the hole he barely had room to stand and could feel the sides of the hole around him. It was a very deep hole, about 30 feet. Up above he could see light and people walking over the hole.

He yelled for help until finally a minister happened by. "Is someone down there?" yelled the minister.

"Yes," the man yelled, "I have fallen down this hole and I need help."

"Well," replied the minister, "I will go pray for help for you."

Then the minister left. The man waited and waited, but the minister never came back. So the man began to yell for help again.

Finally another man stopped. "Is someone down there?"

"Yes! I have fallen into this hole and I need help."

"I'll go get a ladder."

Once again the man waited and waited, but the man never came back with the ladder.He began to lose hope. The minister said he would pray about it, but no help came. The guy went to get a ladder, but he never came back either.

"Help! Help!"

Another man heard him yell. "Is someone down there?"

"Yes! I have fallen into this hole and I can not get out, I need help!"

"I'll help you" the man yelled back and then jumped into the hole with him.

"Why did you jump into the hole with me? You were suppose to go get help, now we are both stuck." The man was dumbfounded.

"I am going to help you," the man answered, "I, too, have fallen into this hole before. Follow me, I know the way out."

Now I can really go on a preach here, but I won't. I am sure you can all see the message behind this story. We have all fallen into holes sometime in our lives. Some of us more than once.

So, why is it that when some of us get out of a hole, we are too afraid or reluctant to help someone else out? We have all been there and if we were fortunate enough to find our way out, then lend a hand and be a guide to someone else and help them out.

If you are still in that hole, keep yelling for help, don't give up, because someone will hear your call and they will be willing to get a little dirty to help you climb out of that hole.

Ok, that was my deep moment of the day. Be encouraged and keep on keeping on.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ok, so I got my new glasses today. I am learning how to hold my head so that I can read or look up without distortion or dizziness. So... if you see me walking with my nose in the air or staring at my feet, I am just trying to adjust my eyes so I can see. Bi-focals... they are not just for old people!

My friend got a ticket from one of those cameras. She did not come to a complete stop apparently. Now how can ya go to court and argue that one? That is kinda like cheating isn't it? I guess the playing field has been leveled between the big breasted woman and the rest of us... no offense meant, but I think we all know what I mean. I say this in good humor. See previous post for my disclosure on my warped sense of humor.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My sister text and said Lilly was missing me and the girls. So... did she just now realize we are gone? haha. Brandy, hold her up to the screen and show her her picture with the girls. We miss you guys too!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

About Steve

If you want a really good laugh, go see About Steve with Sandra Bullock. I mean Sandra Bullock is in the movie, not go see it with her... unless you know her, then ok, go see it with her. The movie was hysterical. It is about girl who is set up on a blind date with this guy, Steve, the date only lasted about 7 minutes, but the rest of the movie she is convinced they are meant to be. Of course, I have been known to have a warped sense of humor, but I am sure you will laugh.

Her character was written a bit exaggerated, but anyone who has been single and feelin' somewhat desperate, will see the humor in this.

Have you ever wanted something so badly and for so long that when you are finally within reach, you screw it up, because you grasp and cling to it like it is going to disappear at any moment? No? Ok, maybe it is just me...
Steve & Darty, ok Steve, the dog is a chick magnet, work it! Ok, maybe not with the angry looking lady in the background...
Frank and Linda are always a laugh...

Threw the kiss in when TJ's girlfriend was ready to take the pic...

Dawna (AKA Thelma), Stephanie, Me (AKA Louise)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tonight I introduce my girls to The Fly. Not the original with Vincent Price, the one with Jeff Goldblum. I love watching those sci-fi movies. My girls think they are corny, and they are, but very entertaining.

So I talked to my friend James tonight on the phone. He is so funny. He called a week ago and left a message that he would be waiting by the phone for me to call him back, so a few days later I finally call him back. Got his answering machine, I said, "uh, James, you are suppose to be by the phone." So, tonight he calls me back and says he was waiting for a week by the phone, and just when he had to step out for supplies, I called him back. He is so funny. I enjoy talking with him, he is a great encouragement for me in my studies. Tonight our discussion was on the death penalty and preemptory challenges. Very stimulating.

Speaking of which, take a look at my post below for the meeting coming up for Amnesty International.

So, I learned how to post pictures, oooh technology. I think tomorrow, which is today, I am gonna post some pictures from my trip up north.

Ok, the movie starts in 14 minutes, gotta run... "help me, help me..." (in a small fly voice)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ok Trey, as per your request... the camera adds a few pounds and years remember.
Free Panel Discussion About the Death Penalty

Does it violate human rights? Is it cost-effective? A necessary method of social control?

Learn more! Share your thoughts! Ask questions! Get involved!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

6:00-8:00 p.m

Barry University—Andreas Hall 111

Free food and beverages (while supplies last)

Sponsored By: Amnesty International-Broward and Miami

Thursday, September 10, 2009

How Did That Happen?

Ok, so the girls and I finally get to the eye doctor. The doctor (who by the way looks like my sons aga, haha) exams our eyes and then has me watch a video about what happens to the eyes after 40. Whoa! How did that happen? Funny, I don't feel my age.

Apparently, like everything else on a woman's body, your eyesight goes down hill after 40 too.

I always thought bi-focals were for the elderly. Guess what I am going to be wearing...

Anyway, after picking out my frames, and I got some really cool ones too, I decide I need a new hairstyle to go with the new eyes. My usual girl was off and I was desperate so I tried a new guy. Now ladies, we all can relate to the fear of going to a new person to cut your hair. But my glasses will not be in for a week, so if he messes up, it can grow out some before I am able to see it.

I sit down, he throws the cape over me, and I say, "Go short! Think Annie Lennox and go for it." And he did! I watched him cut away so fast, without any hesitance and I knew I was gonna like it. I love it! That guy is a keeper.

Sometimes it is fun to just go out and do something different, something fresh. Day in and day out of the same ol' stuff can get very boring. Sometimes you just gotta do it!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Monday. Now this is one of those days where I really miss my friends and family. Up north this would be the last holiday that I could look forward to planning a day for a picnic with friends. The last day of (real) summer hoorah.

Remember the picnics of our youth with our many cousins? Food and games and alot of laughing. Chicken fights in the water and card games at the picnic table. Good times.

Speaking of card games, I did have a blast playing cards during my visit back home. Uncle Picky and I are were partners. hahahaha He is hilarious. My mother and Shirley were partners and I think there were times they wanted to slap us. I think we may have won one game, but we will deny that in public and say we won them all. There are no sore losers when you do not admit to losing.

My mom is coming down for Thanksgiving and I am so looking forward to it. I am hoping Royce (Uncle Picky, a nickname earned) and Shirley come too, a rematch around my kitchen table would be so nice.

The sun is out this morning, so I think we should throw our suits on and hit the pool. A sunny morning does not mean there will be no rain in the afternoon.

Can"t believe we have been down here in Southern Florida for a year already. I have been fortunate enough to have to experience any hurricanes (yet). Let me tell ya, some of these thunderstorms scare the crap outa me. The lightening is so fierce and the thunder shakes the house. I am not looking forward to a hurricane, which I am sure if I stay here for any length of time I will get to experience. If you are a betting person, go ahead and put your money on me hiding in a closet and crying and possibly with wet pants. Yep, I am a chicken. I suppose for my girls I will be brave, but you can bet inside I will be shaking.

On that note, gonna get some sun before the clouds roll in. Have a great Labor Day!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I turned 42 today. Wow! Seems like yesterday I was singing to Donny and Marie with my cousin and skating in her basement to Aretha Franklin. Wow, where does the time go? haha Now I am watching my kids do the goofy things I used to do when I was their age. Yep, Mom, I had kids just like me.

Of course my birthday was not complete until I had my chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, and the girls did an excellent job. Yum!

I wanted to go to some art galleries today, but the girls are sick, so we stayed in. Hopefully they will feel better tomorrow. It was kinda cloudy today, so it was not a bad thing to stay in. Finished up on school work, had shrimp for dinner, and now we are watching some movies. It is a girls night. The girls and I love girls night. It is a chance to cuddle up, have some pop corn and watch movies, preferably comedies. Can you guess who the first one asleep is?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Keep on succeeding, for only successful people can help others."
-Dr. Robert Schuller
I am back home, in Florida. It was nice to see family and friends. It is also nice to be home.

This was the girls first plane trip. Alex was a pro! She sat on the window seat and just looked out the window the whole time, she was completely fascinated and brave. Savanna did well too, I do believe squeezing the circulation from my hand was a part of her flying experience. She was so funny. I thought she was going to hyperventilate during take off,haha. But she was a very good travel partner.

Got some business in while I visited. It went well and I am excited. I can not wait to watch the success of the team.

It is quite rainy today. We were going to go to the beach, but used this rainy day as an opportunity to unwind and catch up with school work. Was able to go out and send Sara a care package today. I am so proud of my starving college student.

Ok, now I am going to go back to not watching Young Frankenstein with Gene Wilder and get some homework finished. Yea, right!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I am back up north for a visit. Been here for about 2 weeks, kinda feels like 2 months, haha. I am enjoying catching up with friends, but really look forward to getting back to the palm trees.

Dawna girl, felt like old times sitting in your house and sipping wine and talking and laughing. You have no idea how much I miss those visits. You are still a hoot! And if I can get my nine year old to show me how to do it, I am gonna post those pictures, haha. silence can be bought.

My dear friend shared a quote with me, she said "go to where you are celebrated and not just tolerated". Kathy, I truly feel celebrated at your home. The fact that Larry did not go away on vacation when I came into town speaks volumes, haha. And for someone who does not like to cook, that dinner was the bomb! Yummy!!!

The girls are enjoying their visits with their friends. Savanna is going to go into Katie withdrawl when we leave. Thank God for unlimited long distance. You know how when you have a friend, and you just have this connection with each other, and you know you will probably be friends for the rest of your lives? Well, I believe Savanna and Katie are just such friends. A year apart has not weakened their friendship. They talk everyday. They laugh together and get into their spats, but always make up and move on.

You can learn alot listening to two little girls talking on the phone. They encourage each other and applaud each other. Even when they have their differences they remain committed to their friendship.

Alright, back to the books...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I am reading a book by Joe Vitale, The Seven Lost Secrets of Success. He is writing about the million dollar ideas of Bruce Barton, and the book is loaded with some thought provoking quotes. I will share a couple with you...

"In each generation are a few men who catch a vision so big and steadfast that in the pursuit of it they lose all thought of their own interest or advantages."
Bruce Barton, 1918

"In the long run no individual prospers beyond the measure of his faith."
Bruce Barton, 1921

"In evry human being, whether emperor or cowboy, prince or pauper, philosopher or slave, there is a mysterious something which he neither understands nor controls. It may lie dormant for so long as to be almost forgotten; it may be so repressed that the man supposes it dead. But one night he is alone in the desert under the starry sky; one day he stands with bowed head and damp eyes beside an open grave; or there comes an hour when he clings with desperate instinct to the wet rail of a storm tossed boat, and suddenly out of the forgotten depths of his being this mysterious something leaps forth. It over-reaches habit; it pushes aside reason, and with a voice that will not be denied it cries out its questionings and its prayer."
Bruce Barton, 1927
What Can A Man Believe?

"Many of us are afraid this expenditure of compassion will drain away our energy, deplete us for our own tasks. But the dynamics of compassion defy the ordinary laws of energy. We discover that, like Antaeus in the ancient myth, our strength is doubled by compassionate contact with the blessed earth of humanity...

"Compassion belongs to the other great band of noble virtues- tolerance, sympathy, understanding - all marching under the banner of love."
Bruce Barton, 1942

You have just got to read the book for yourself, but I tell ya, it is filled with some diamonds.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Weight Loss Plan for People With Lactose Intolerence

Eat all the ice cream you want! Top off all meals with a large glass of milk. Stay tuned for my rancid meat diet plan.

(This statement not approved by the FDA or any medical doctors or anyone else with common sense, follow this diet at your own discretion)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

It is getting really late, but since I was on the ol' pc I thought I'd jot a line or two.

This is Memorial Day weekend. Missing my friends and the picnics! I think last year we were at Wes and Christine's house. Oh well, new beginnings can lead to great things.

The girls and I went to see Night at the Museum today. I actually wanted to go to a festival, but it was rainy, so we went shopping and to the movies. We had fun.

Our new friends came over yestarday. It was a nice visit. I really like them. They are a lovely family. Lisa is very hospitable (and funny) and their girls are such a joy. Savanna is thrilled how God answered her prayers for some friends.

Yestarday the girls and I were talking about Gods faithfulness and goodness. You know sometimes we just get so focused on our immediate problems we forget Who is really in control. We kinda act ungrateful, ya know. Like we are entitled to good things. So anyhoot, I was just so encouraged when Savanna shared with Alex and I how she had prayed for a friend and God brought two. And she was especially pleased that they are NORMAL! haha

Time to go. Have a great Memorial Day everyone.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

American Idol

Well, Kris won! It was a tough one. Both he and Adam were good. I bet we hear alot from both of them in the future. It was a good show tonight. Especially the part of in your face bikini girl. haha
24 is over for the season, American Idol is finished for the season, what are we to do now? Sigh!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Season Finale of 24

Last night was the season finale of 24. Sigh! I do not watch much t.v., but I do look forward to Monday nights with Jack. I think the writing this season was pretty good and consistant. I do not think that lady should be president though, she has been weak. I wish they had written her as a stronger character. I was glad to see her daughter get caught and I was relieved that the president did the right thing in the end. Hopefully next season they will build her up more.

So, Jack is dying. Considering the trouble he has been in off screen, I wonder if Keifer is coming back. They can't kill him off, Jack makes 24. Come on Sutherland, get your act together will ya!

Well, at least they explained why Tony is such a traitor. But he still does not get sympathy from this viewer. Jerk!

Well, on that note, my break is over, back to the real world.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

BBQ, Will Smith & Why do dogs drink from the toilet?

Had a great Saturday. Met a new friend recently, we went to their house for a bbq. Met some more new people. And guess what! They are normal people. Had a blast. They have little girls Savannas age.

Last Monday the girls and I took a little field trip to Cape Canaveral to watch the shuttle launch. It was exciting. What was amazing is, you saw the shuttle before you heard it, and then the sound came in waves. It was a little cloudy, so we could not watch it go all the way, but we saw it.

Drove nearly 3 hours to get there. Made it in time though. On the way home we drove through 3 thunderstorms. The kind that rains so big. There was alot of lightening, and anyone who knows me, knows I am afraid of lightening.

Oh yea, I saw unusual road kill that you do not see up north, a pelican and an alligator. Weird!

So there I am driving, gripping the wheel until my knuckles turned white out of fear of the lightening and I can't see. But we made it home in one piece.

Funny thing about south Florida, it rains in one place, but not another. And then when the rain stops the sun shines and you can't even tell it rained. I do love this weather.

Has anyone seen Seven Pounds with Will Smith? I saw it last night. What did you think? Of course Will Smith was in it, so you know it's gonna be good. I liked it. Cried at the end though.

Also recently saw Doubt with Meryl Streep. The cast was superb. The actors carried the movie with their acting. Good story line, but I personally thought the writing was weak.

Time to go fill the dogs water bowl before she empties the toilet. YUCK!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day!

I am looking forward to a nice, quiet and peaceful mothers day. Savanna set her alarm clock so she can wake up before me, so I am anticipating breakfast in bed. She has been shut up in her room this evening, drawing pictures and making me a card. Of course I am not suppose to know this. She delights in making me gifts.

Alex is taking piano lessons now. She really has good rhythm. She is finding stuff that she is good at and enjoying it. This will be an excellent boost for her.

I do enjoy being a mom. I love my kids. Oh sure there are times I need some alone time. What mother doesn't? But I am truly blessed.

I found a writers group in Ft Lauderdale. They meet on Tuesdays. I am really hoping to go this Tuesday. I picked my book back up, editing it again. Who knows, I could be a published author one day.

Ok, no witty end for this post. Good night or good morning, however you wanna look at it. It is late.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Two Thumbs Up for Wolverine

Saw X Men, Wolverine tonight. It was good. I think it is my favorite one. Ok, best line in the movie..."Colonel, this is quickly becoming a disaster."

Forest got it wrong, but he gets a star for trying

Ok, so Forest Gump said "life is like a box of chocolates"? I think life is like a cookie jar. A mixed cookie jar at that! Ok, so you are staring at the cookie jar, you got your cup of joe in one hand and at the very bottom of the cookie jar is that one cookie that you absolutely have to have at that moment to dip in your coffee. Sure the other cookies are good, but that that one at the very bottom would be perfect!

Or how about a cereal box? Remember when you were a kid and cereal came with prizes? Who could wait 'till you ate enough ceral to get to the bottom of that box and claim the prize of a cheap toy? Confess, when your mom wasn't looking you know you dug your grubby fingers into the box and got that toy. Funny, after the prize, the cereal was not as tasty anymore. Unless of course it was Boo Berry.

I am doing some studying now. No, I am writing this, but I am suppose to be studying now. Got some deadlines quickly approaching. Clock is ticking! So Bubba Gump, here is where I am.... do I do this or do I do that? Do I major in this or do I major in that? Both are appealing, but which will get me to where I want to be - faster?

Geezopetes! I wanna dump this cookie jar out and just get to that cookie already!

Forest Gump, life is not like a box of chocolates, chocolates are laid out side by side, you can see what ya get. I don't care what yo mama say's... life is a big box of sweet cereal and the only way to get to that prize is eat it!

That's my thought anyway. Back to the books...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

How to Know Someone

"You never really know a person until you have stared at them for eight hours through a pair of high powered binoculars." Sponge Bob

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Proof We Should Not Judge A Book By It's Cover. OMG!

I gotta tell you, I cried when I watched Susan Boyle sing. I just wanted to leap for her! She is so humble and I can't help but to think that God Himself stood right beside her on that stage and smiled over her while everyone who laughed at her was silenced. She quickly won the audience over with favor, now that is the glory to God.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday.

Pausing to reflect on why this day is Good. This is the day of reflection on what God did for us through His Son Jesus. Think about it, God came in the flesh, loved on us while we spit in His face, forgave us even as we were nailing his hands to the cross.

Think about. He created us because He loves us and wanted to have fellowship with us and His very creation doubted His existence, did not trust Him, so far removed from Him we did not even recognize Him. Yet, He still sacrificed Himself for us. Why?

When we think about His death, it is hard to comprehend the sacrifice that He made for us. I think it is because we can not comprehend Him; not really.

His death on the cross, as horrible as it was, the real celebration is in His Resurrection.

Think about it. He dies, went to Hell snatched the keys that Satan held in His hand, the key to control us, He snatched 'em right out of His hands! Death has been defeated and it is because of His death and His Resurrection that those of us who are in Him will never taste the sting of death. Sure we might die, in the flesh, but He said that when we die, when we are absent in the body we are present with Him. The moment we close our eyes here, we open our eyes in His presence and we will see the face of the One who truly loves us.

Guys, it is hard sometimes to live for Christ here in this world. I don't know about you, but I am constantly being bombarded with temptations, and feelings of anger and I often have to fight to not give up hope. Does this mean He loves me less? No! You see, this is why He had to come in the flesh of man and die for our sins, because if He had not, then there would be no hope for any of us to make it.

Try as we may, we can never be good enough to make it on our own. On the flip side, with His forgiveness, it does not matter what our past is, because when we go to Him for forgiveness, He forgives. He does not forgive like we do, He does not bring it back up when He gets mad. No! He forgives to never remember again. It is as though we have never sinned.

Now that is the death and the Resurrection. That is the hope that we have.

Have a great weekend. Take some time and reflect on what this weekend really means.

I love you guys!