Friday, July 23, 2010


This is my sister, Allie. She is an amazing person. She is strong and sweet all at the same time. She is a tomboy and beautiful all at the same time. Allie has so much to offer this world and if you are lucky enough to know her learn to appreciate who she really is! I love you Lallie.

This picture reminded me of the important place family holds in my life. My family, well, they are my best friends. I look to my parents and realize that they have been married for 29 years and seem to love each other more each day. They don't just love each other in the "I have know you forever and we have kids together" kind of way. They love each other with a new and old love all at the same time. I pray that at 29 years of marriage mine and Adam's love will look like theirs.

Then I think about my brother and sisters. As we get older and the age difference lessens in importance, we have become more than just siblings, but friends. We talk to each other. We have fun together and we can be real with each other.

Family is something, I feel, especially my generation, takes for granted. God blesses us with a family to love and support. Sometime they are easy to love and sometimes maybe they are the mission field that God is calling us to minister to. Either way, be thankful for the family you have and realize that God has a role for you in that family. You just have to be willing to accept it and be obedient.

I have also learned that God gives us new family members as life goes on. These members do not come from blood but from time and living life together. So, I am also very grateful for the family members God has blessed me with through life experiences.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


It has been a while since my last post. I have good excuses! Adam, Carter and I are moving to Memphis to help with a church plant. Also, we are having another baby. Due to these two things I have been crazy busy and sick... mostly sick.

We went to the lake recently with Adam's family. As I looked across the lake, at the end of the day, and the way the light hit the water, I couldn't resist the photo opportunity. The thought to go along with the picture is a simple one. Even if I didn't have a bible or go to church, I think I would have to know God because I can see Him in His creation. This thought brought me to Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. All that to say that we have no excuse for not believing. Look around you. God is in all that you see in nature.