Happy New Years. Here's to a great 2011 for you and your family!



Sorry I have not blogged in a while. Things have definitely been crazy with finals and Christmas. But, hopefully I'm back. :)

So, finals went pretty good. I ended semester better than what I thought I would so that's always nice.

But Christmas was amazing! I got the main thing I wanted, which was a Nikon. So, I am very pleased. Christmas was definitely a time that was well spent with family and family friends. But now that everything is over with, I am wore out. Luckily, this year I will not be spending New Years Eve on the couch with mom and dad, I will be traveling to Duncan to spend it with my best friend Jacqui. Not that I don't love hanging out with Mom and Dad, I just really need to get out of the house this year.

Here are a few pictures of Christmas that I took with my Nikon.

My brother in his Union Suit (pajamas) with his new bow from "Santa".

Pecan Pies my mom made.  

Shooting his new gun that I got him for Christmas. 

My beautiful mother cheesing it up.  

My dad playing the Wii.  

Nataliee trying to decorate the tree.  

Nataliee giving my mom kisses.  

Frosty the Snowman. :) 

My mom and Uncle in their Christmas Hats.

"Un-traditional" Christmas Dinner.  

Nataliee kissing Frosty.

While the pictures aren't showing all the family because everyone was actually over on Christmas Eve and that's when we had the real celebration, and they aren't showing all the presents they got, these are the moments I enjoyed this Christmas.

How was your Christmas and what were your favorite moments?

In Him,


Shaylee Rae-Nay Kimbro

For those of you who don't know..

This is my cousin, Shaylee Kimbro, and she has been begging to me to write a blog about her. Ha. I'm sure she'll love the picture. You see, Shaylee is a special person. She is one of smartest but also one of the blondest people I know. Sometimes, this girl says the stupidest things. For instance:  "I've realized the later I stay up, the later I wake up the next day."
Shaylee and I live together in Edmond, where we attend school at UCO. This always makes for an interesting time. We always know how to make each other laugh and how to make each other mad. Yes, we fight like sisters but we are still close and we can get over arguments pretty quick. Next year, Shaylee will be leaving me to attend school at USAO, but I know she will do great. It's what God is calling her to do, so she has to do it. Although we will be several miles apart, I know we will still be close and it'll probably still just be like we live together.
Love you Shay!

In Him,


Work, Work, Work.

First things first, I took a final that I had been dreading tonight. I had to pass this test with a 70 or better and I believe I did really well on that. Wahoo! :)

Second. I don't know about all of you, but I am blessed with a great job! When I first started my job about a year and 3 months ago, I couldn't even imagine all the blessings that were going to come with it. I work with some amazing people who are not only great co-workers, but great friends. I tell most of them a lot about my personal life and they always have good advice for me. Always. Oh, you're probably wondering where I work....

I work at Dennis Chaumont - State Farm. It is truly one of the best places to work and we sell some very great priced insurance (Call, Click or Come In. (405) 341-4581, dennischaumont.com). I have a fantastic boss who is very lenient with my crazy school schedule and I believe he will make a great landlord. Yes, you read that right. Landlord. He offered to let me rent out his condo next year for almost next to nothing. I haven't told the girl (my best friend) I'm going to live with yet, but I probably should. Ha, Jacqui. :) Which reminds me, I need a 3rd roommate assuming Jacqui will want to live in this amazing place. So, if you or someone you know are interested I'm taking applications. ;) You can e-mail me at cherish.sheffield.rjuq@statefarm.com or find me on facebook. Anywho, like I said my job is amazing and I am so very blessed.

In Him,



I have been very productive today! Woo Hoo! This makes me happy! :)

First of all, I didn't have to be at work until 12, so I got to sleep until 11:35. Oh yeah. While at work, I was productive in getting things done and that was exciting. When I got home, I completely cleaned my room and my bathroom and I did a few dishes and picked up the living room. As of right now, I'm about to study for a health test that I am not the least bit worried about and I have laundry going. Looks like it'll be an early night. Yay! :)

How was your day?

In Him,


The Biggest Loser

Tonight, Shaylee and I attempted to work out to this video.
It didn't happen very long. Wanna know why? This lady is nuts!!! AND, AND, she wasn't even working out during the video. She had her little "slaves" doing it for her. What kind of workout video is that. Pshhh.
Forget you, Jillian Michaels. Forget you!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. :)

In Him,


be back soon....

School is killing me. It'll be a while before I can blog again. I even changed my facebook password to something I don't even know what I wrote. After Finals are over, I'll be back. Promise!! :)

Have a great week and a half! :)

In Him,


Happiness. :)

Here are a few things that make me happy and brighten my day(s):

1.) Getting an unexpected text message from a friend who I haven't spoken to in a while.
2.) That sense of accomplishment when I figure out a math problem.
3.) Knowing that I get to go home very soon.
4.) Asking my preacher questions. I know he can answer them like none other.
5.) Playing charades with my roommates.
6.) This semester is almost over!!!
7.) Clean clothes.
8.) Lighting a candle.
9.) Making a new friend.
10.) When people smile at me.
11.) Laughter.
12. ) Giving Christmas gifts.
13. ) Remember what Christmas is about.
14.) Long talks with God that make me cry.
15. ) Knowing God has a purpose for my life.

What makes you happy? Feel free to leave comments. :))



I feel like I've been faced with a challenge. Yesterday, as I was sitting in my Speech class a friend and I were talking to a kid in our presentation group. This kid is from Japan. Somehow, we got on the subject of religion and asked him what his religion was. He said that he practices "Shintoism". We asked what they believe and basically they believe that there is power through wind, rain, thunder, etc. So, mother nature. This sparked my interest. We then asked if he had ever been to church and he said no, but he kind of wants to experience that. *a bell went off in my head.* Then my friend went to ask him if he believed in Jesus. He said he believed in Jesus and that he died on the cross. However, he does not believe that Jesus was resurrected. *bummer* We asked him why. He stated that he knows that in the Bible it says that He was, but the Bible was also written by man and that it could have been changed over the years and words could of gotten lost in translation, basically. *uh-oh, how do I rebuttal that?* We didn't exactly know how to rebuttal that, because it was written by man. But, do I believe some of the Bible has been lost in translation? Absolutely not! Well, today I spoke with my mom regarding this and she reminded of a scripture that says that "the Bible is God-breathed." *ring, ring, ring. Why couldn't I remember that yesterday?* Anyways, I feel like God has placed this as a challenge in my life to help this kid find Jesus and the way. Hopefully, through prayer, I can do this. So, I am asking you, readers. Please pray for this "challenge" to lead this kid to Christ. He has already taken the first step by believing, but I don't think he believes completely just yet.

"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
- 2 Timothy 3: 16-17

"I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him. I will bring him, and he will succeed in his mission." - Isaiah 48:15

Our God is AWESOME!

In Him,



I, Cherish Sheffield, am a procrastinator. Why? Because instead of cleaning my VERY messy room tonight, getting a head start on my paper or packing to go home tomorrow, I laid in bed, slept for an hour, and did absolutely nothing. Well, maybe that's not entirely true. I did clean my bathroom! :))


Oh, and good news: (drum roll please)

Actually that is not just good news, that is AWESOME news!!

FYI, if you wanna know why I keep saying AWESOME, go read my friend, Taryn's blog. She has a challenge for you! :)

In Him,



Ahhh, church. :)

Tonight I went to Memorial Road Church of Christ to the College Service like I normally do, but I hadn't been there in a few weeks and I really needed this. These last few weeks have been hectic, stressful, and so many other things and it was nice to go worship God and get away from it all. For an hour tonight, I did not worry about homework, money, or how clean my room was (although it is VERY messy right now). My focus was on God and worshiping him. Oh, and what a great lesson the College Minister had for us tonight. I admit that here lately I have been in a slump. Spirtually, Mentally, Emotionally and Physically. I have let the little things get me down and stand in my way of looking at the bigger picture, when I shouldn't be. So, it was amazing to get away from worries and go to my escape. Our God is AWESOME!

In Him,

Listen To >> (the sound of blowing leaves, birds sing --God's symphony)


I'm blogging this late because, I can't sleep. Go figure. I know I have been slacking on my "thankful" blogs, so here I go trying to make up one.

Today, I am thankful for the innocence of a child. I was reading on a friends tumblr and I came over a blog which were of notes that children had written to God. Here are a few.

I got to spend a lot of time with my cousin Nataliee this weekend. If you haven't read previous blogs before, Nataliee is my 2 1/2 year old cousin who I consider a little sister. After seeing these little notes, I was reminded of Nataliee's innocence. You see, Nataliee has a little habit of saying a bad word in Spanish and every time she says it she gets in trouble. In her little mind, she has no idea what that word means and doesn't understand that it is a really bad word. She does say "That's a bad word" after she says it but still she has no idea what any of it means. To us, if you heard someone saying a "bad word", you would correct them and say "No, that isn't right" or "Would you talk like that in front of your Mama?", but to Nataliee and other younger children, it's just another everyday word because they don't know the meaning of that. Which brings me to my next point. I would give almost anything to be young and innocent again. To not have to worry about homework, work, expenses, paying rent, or making important decisions. I really miss being little.

What about you??

In Him,

Listen To >> Incompatible by Natasha Bedingfield


I am thankful for: HOME.

After my little rant yesterday, I felt that it was only fair that I post something I am thankful for. So, with that said, I am thankful for: HOME!! For some home is just a building they live in. For me, it's my mom, my dad, my brother, my grandparents, my aunts, my uncles, my cousins , my friends. Home is where I am reminded of who I really am and what I stand for, because I seem to lose myself sometimes in this big ole' city. I am continually grateful for the awesome family that God gave me. Why I deserve it, I have no idea. I know I didn't do anything to deserve it. My family is what makes me, well...me. I think it's fair to say that I am close to everyone in my family. It's very fair to say that I love all of them very much. Gosh, I cry just thinking about how blessed I am. I am the luckiest girl in the world! With all that being said, I cannot wait to go home tomorrow to prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with the best family anyone could have. :)

Also, I want to say that even though my my grandma, or my "Nanny" is no longer with us, I am so very thankful for her and the time I got to spend with her on this Earth. She helped shape me into the person I am today and I miss her so much. This will be our 3rd Thanksgiving without her and things haven't been the same since. A little bit of joy has been taken out of the holidays. I love you Nanny and I miss you more and more everyday. Love, your little ladybug.


Okay, this blog isn't going to be one of something I am thankful for, because technically what I am about to write about is not something you would be thankful for in this sense.

It's just something I need to get off my chest.
PARENTS. No, I'm not having problems with mine. Our relationship couldn't be better. I'm talking about parents around me that I see how they spent their time raising their kids. In my opinion, there is line that needs to be drawn between best friend and a mom/dad. For instance, my mom is my best friend but there is a line where she is my mother & that comes before being my best friend, because her job is to BE A MOTHER. I'm not going to mention any names because that will just get things started and we don't want that. But I just need to let this out.

Like I stated before, a mother/father should be a mother/father to her/his children, not try to be a best friend and more importantly, a mother/father should not try to act like a teenager when she/he has a few teenagers of her/his own. I won't list the reasons why I am ranting about this but if you know me personally, you know why I am...


I am thankful for: TOMS

I absolutely love these shoes!! These are the ones I got tonight.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Toms go check out their website. http://www.toms.com. They have a really cool movement called One for One and for each pair of shoes you buy, a pair is donated to a child in need in Argentina! It's a pretty neat little deal. Go check it out and buy some Toms! They have many different styles and they really aren't that expensive. These were $75, but that's only because they are lace-ups. Their original ones are $50. :):)


I am thankful for: BIRTHDAYS?

Yes, that might sound a little bad but I found it fitting because today is my 20th birthday! :)
I am no longer a teenager! Whaoooo! Birthdays are great! You get cake and presents! Just kidding, that's not the real reason why I love birthdays! I love birthdays because it is a day dedicated to someone and all day you get to celebrate them in honor of their birthday! I feel like everyone should have a day to be celebrated. So Happy Birthday to everyone who shares this day with me! :)


I am thankful for: JESUS!!

I am thankful for: Jesus
Why? For many many many reasons! This Man died on the cross for me and for you for the remissions of our sins and in return all He asks is that we follow the gospel by being baptized and live faithfully until death! He is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." -Mark 16:16
Are you thankful for what this Man has done for you?


I am thankful for: SLEEP?

Yes, I am definitely thankful for SLEEP! Even though it's the weekend, I feel like I didn't get the amount of sleep I usually do. I was actually having to keep myself awake in church this morning. So after church I came home and I crashed for a couple of hours, only to wake up to guests at our house and being embarrassed by my father and my brother. Thanks guys! But, now I feel pretty much rested and feel like I'm getting sick, oh well. You win some, you lose some. Now, I'm just ready for Thanksgiving break!!!

I really hope my week doesn't look like this:

What are


I am thankful for: LU-JO.

I look forward to every summer & Camp Lu-Jo KISMIF is my reason why. I absolutely love this place & I cannot imagine what I would do if it didn't exist. I have been going to Lu-Jo every summer since I was in the 1st grade and boy have I had some great summers there. :)

I have made some amazing friends that have truly been there for me during my moments of doubt and when I least deserved friendship and I couldn't be more thankful for the place that brought us together like that. :)
Thank you God for Lu-Jo!


I am thankful for: COLLEGE.

Yes, it may be a little rough at times and I may feel like giving up, but I have to say that I really love college. It has truly challenged me in ways that I was definitely not challenged in high school and I couldn't be more thankful for that. I enrolled today for next semester and I am so excited because I will be starting on my teaching classes! Hello Technology for Teachers, Fundamentals of Literature, and Earth Science, be prepared to be dominated! :)

Thank you UCO for challenging me!

Also, tonight I went to see the play Steel Magnolias with my Mom and Heather and it was such a good play! It was almost 3 hours long but it was such a good play!

& here is a picture of my brother for my previous post:

I love you Bubba! :)


I am thankful for: MY BROTHER.

So, I was going to post a picture on here, but I'm on a different computer and this computer won't let me save pictures to it. Booo. I'll post one next time.

Anyway, I am very thankful for my precious brother. He turned 14 this past July and while I think that is just crazy and ridiculous, I am very grateful. My brother is Dylan. :) He is truly better than me in so many ways and I love him to death, even though we bicker and fight sometimes, we still have a pretty strong relationship. but, he still can't beat me up. I still win. :)))

I love you Brotha. :)


I am thankful for: MY PHILOSOPHY CLASS.

Call me what you may, but I really am thankful for this class. Yes, it's philosophy. Yes, it's hard. And yes, it requires you to think deeply. However, the reason I am thankful for this class is not for any of these reasons. I am thankful for it because of this following quote:

"When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a great
benign Power in the universe whose name is God, and He is able to make a way out of no way, and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. This is our hope for becoming\g better men. This is our mandate for seeking to make a better world. - Martin Luther King Jr. (A Testament of Hope)

I really like this quote that I found in this book while reading it for class and I am starting to really like Martin. ;) He was a very smart and spiritual man. So, thank you Philosophy class.


I am thankful for: MY PARENTS.

Today, I am thankful for my parents. They are two of the most wonderful people that I know. They have truly sacrificed so much for my brother and I so that we could have a great childhood. They have raised us in a great home with more then we could ever need. They are definitely the best parents in the world! :)

Here are my lovely parents:
Thank you mom and dad for giving me and Dylan the best. I love you both.


I am thankful for: NATALIEE

You may be wondering who Nataliee is. Let me tell you. Technically, Nataliee is my 2 year old cousin, but I like to call her my sister because I have so much love for this little girl. Nataliee was adopted into our family by my aunt and uncle a little over a year ago. For such a little girl, she is so full of life and has a HUGE personality.
Yesterday, she was with my mom for church and she kept asking my mom "Where is Nay-Nay"? (< That's what she calls me) and of course my mom would tell her I was at school. Mom told me about this so I asked to speak with her on the phone and then she proceeded to tell me "I love you Nay-Nay". It made my day!

Here is the beautiful little girl.


I am thankful for: FRIENDS!

Last night, I went to a friend's parents house and played rockband with my "crew" from OC. :)It was a great time with wonderful friends. We also went to Cuppies and Joe. A quaint little coffee shop in OKC on 23rd street. If you have never been you should go. I love it! My night consisted of great fun, great friends, great conversation, and getting lost a couple of times! :)

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17


I am thankful for: A CLEAN ROOM

So, this is my first time to be posting my blog from my phone's internet, so i don't know how this is going to work.

today, i am thankful for my clean room. I spent several hours cleaning it but now i feel more organized & put together. It's a great feeling!


I am thankful for: A WARM BED

Yes, I am very thankful for my bed and I cannot wait to go home after class and take a nap! :)
It seemed like last night passed by so fast. ha.

Seriously, I am really thankful that I am blessed enough to even have a bed because there are those out there who sleep on the streets at night.

However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you." -Deut. 15:4


I am thankful for: THE LIBRARY

..because that is where I have spent all my time this week and I feel more productive because of it! :)
Plus, it gives me quality time with great friends! :)


I am thankful for: SWEATPANTS

Stole this from a friend. Forgive me Keisha.

For the remaining days of November, every day, I will write something I am thankful for.

Today..I am thankful for sweatpants.
I bought 2 new pairs last night and I'm in love! I love when I don't have to dress up and I can feel cozy all day. :)



The other day I was sitting around just thinking about my family and how blessed I am to have them.
Here's why:

My mom - She is my ROCK. My best friend and a wonderful example. I am so very thankful God blessed me with her. Truly an inspiration.

My dad - Someone I can count on. Works hard to support his family and loves me unconditionally. Very blessed as well.

My brother - The coolest guy you will ever meet or at least he thinks he is. :) He is a good example and is better than me in so many ways.

My grandpas - Two of the most wonderful men you will ever meet. They love their grandchildren like crazy and are always there for us.

My Uncles - Some of the craziest men. I am actually afraid to bring my future husband home to meet them one day. Not because they will be hounding him with questions (that's my dad's job) but because they are pretty weird. In a nice way of course. My boyfriend might now want me after meeting them. Only kidding. :)

My Aunts - All very different from eachother but in the same way similar. They will stand their ground for their family and won't take smack from anyone.

My Cousins - They are all completely different from eachother, but from each one of them I have a trust source and I know in most cases I can count on them.

I am so blessed! God is good.



So, my Fall Break went more fabulous than I had originally planned.

I ended up getting to go to Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX for FREE!
If you have ever been too or looked at going to Great Wolf Lodge, you know how expensive that place is and to be able to go for is amazing!
The reason I got to go is because of a lovely lady from my church who recieved free 8 tickets from her nephew who recieved them from teh CEO of Great Wolf Lodge. You may be wondering how he got to even meet the CEO, well let me tell you.

If any of you have watched Undercover Boss on CBS, you know what I am talking about. About a month ago Great Wolf Lodge was featured on Undercover Boss. (For those of you who haven't watched it, the shows plot is pretty cool. A CEO of a certain company goes to the companies sites and pretends to be just a regular employee. At the end they introduce themselves to the employees they worked side by side with during the show at the CEO.) Well my friend from high school works at Great Wolf Lodge and is the aquatic supervisor there. He was on the show (which is a pretty big deal for Ryan, OK) and at the end of the show the CEO actually told him that she would be paying for his flight school and he would get 8 free passes for his family for the park. Guess who got one of those passes? Muah. :)

It was an amazing time with amazing people and it was good to catch up with an old friend.

On another note, sitting in church tonight the first song we sang hit me pretty hard. I need to apply it to myself. "Let The Beauty of Jesus Be Seen In Me"

In Him,


Just Do it.

Okay, so I've been trying to post pictures from this website for about half an hour, but blogspot isn't letting me. Go to this website, you'll like it.


Just do it.

In Him,


Oh, Fall Break.

"You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love." -Galatians 5:13

I used this verse today in a speech I gave for my Speech class. This verse says a lot to me. I am constantly struggling to improve my relationship with God. I have my highs and my lows, or as my mom would say my highs are when I'm "high on God". I have come to realize the only times that I am truly "high on God". These times are when I am at or have just come from Camp Lu-Jo or when I am hanging out with my Christian friends. These are the times when I am truly happy with who I am. I am constantly wanting to improve my relationship with God, which is definitely not a bad thing, but this verse is also telling me I need to serve others by helping them get closer with God. That's just thing, how do you bring up God in a casual conversation? If you got the answer, comment on this post.

So, it's Fall Break and I am going to not only use this time to work on school work and catch up with sleep but also to try to improve my relationship with God.

Won't you join me?

In Him,



Is it possible to ever have a "perfect" relationship with God?

This may be a stupid question but it just popped in my head this morning at church and it's just one of those that I can't answer for myself.

Isaiah 53:6

In Him,


When God Calls....

So, here lately I feel that God has put on my heart to do something I believe I should of done a long time ago, so I'm going to become a nun...........


But, seriously He has put something on my heart & I am going to follow His wishes.

I am at home this weekend and boy do I have a busy weekend ahead of me! 1st of all, I have a birthday party to go to tomorrow! and then I have a lot of homework to do after that. Sunday, I am putting whatever creativity I have to use and taking pictures of my cousin and her 2 year old son, which made me realize I really want a REAL PHOTOGRAPHERS CAMERA!! Hint, hint, mom! But it will be an exciting weekend!

Also, this week has been a little rough for me and I have been kind of struggling with my relationship with God. I guess you can say I've been a little depressed and for no reason. But several times this week I have heard a song that has helped me a lot. It's amazing what God can do through that radio, but it's also amazing what God can do..period!

Here are the lyrics:

"Praise You In This Storm"

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find You

But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away


I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

[Chorus x2]

In Him,

Listen To >> Praise You In This Storm by Casting Crowns



So, here lately I have been a little down.
So yesterday I messaged my good friend Kenzie and asked if she would meet me for coffee so I could vent and get advice. Like the nice lady she is, she agreed.

We met at All About Cha, a cute little coffee joint in Edmond, and told her what was on my mind and she gave me advice, not just any advice, but good advice.

I'm not going to lie, this past week, I have been forgeting to serve God and put Him first. After I realized I had been doing this..I WANTED TO SCREAM and I was so dissappointed in myself, so that's when good ole' Kenzie came into play. I belief God puts people like that in our lives so we can have someone to turn to when things get tough. I mean I have other friends to turn too but for someone reason God put Kenzie on my heart to talk to and I am sure glad He did! I couldn't ask for a better Kenzie Keck! :)


In Him,


I Do

Oh, what a great day it's been.
I got to sleep in, for once.
& I went to a beautiful wedding and watched one of my friends walk down the isle and say I do. :)
(& i have to say it really makes me want to get married, but of course, I will let God's plan take it's course for my life.)

Here are a few things that make me happy:
- Weddings.
- New Notebooks.
- New Make-up.
- Watching movies.
- Sleeping In.
- Church.
- Talking to my parents on the phone. :)
(even better, talking to them in person)
- Serving a great God.

In Him,


& this makes me happy

What makes me happy: (here lately)

1) Listening to nothing but AIRONE radio and Christian music.

2) Being a much happier person.

3) Growing closer with some of the best friends a girl could have.

4) Feeling like God is finally showing me my purpose.

5) Knowing God is working through me to spread His word and help those who are struggling.

6) Getting 2 new pairs of jeans.

7) Spending countless time in Mardel.

8) Spending time with family.

9) Gummy worms.

10) Grande Caramel Machiotto.

11) My little cousin, Nataliee. (God truly sent me an angel.)

12) Road Trips.

13) Deep Conversation.

14) Getting new Bible tabs.

15) Getting mail.

16) Smiling faces.

17) Funny profile pictures on Facebook.

18) Getting a Test Review from my professors.

19) Going to the college class at Memorial Road on Wednesdays.

20) Following God and trying to be a better Christian (whole-heartedly). I have never felt something so freeing.

What makes you happy??

In Him,


Listen To >> Forgiven by Sanctus Real


Interfering?? No.

This past week has been a very good God-filled week. I have have numerous conversations that have led me to truly think about God.


This week I have continually prayed for patience in an area I am personally struggling with.
One friend has told me "God helps those who helps themselves." & the other friend told me "Sometimes you have to meet God halfway." I had never actually thought about it that way. I always thought I should sit back and let God take care of everything because I didn't want to interfere with His plan, but not I am starting to think after hearing basically the same thing twice this week, that maybe I should start helping myself and meeting Him halfway. So, that is what I am going to do.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend.

In Him,

Listen To >> Hero by Abandon


Wonderful God-filled weekend.

So, this weekend all my roommates went home and it was my weekend to not go home, so I quickly devised a plan. I invited all my girls over from OC and we have a weekend long sleepover.

I think this weekend all made us get closer and made us all realize who really is in control, God.
We had several good conversations regarding God and his amazing grace.

Hopefully, I can go into further detail sometime soon when I get the pictures from this weekend, but for now I just had to say that:

1) God is GREAT!
2) He has truly blessed me with some wonderful people in my life.
3) I am so privileged to serve Him.

In Him,


My Labor Day Weekend.

So, I have to say that I really enjoyed labor day weekend. It was so nice to get away from OKLAHOMA. My family & I went down to good ole Lumberton, Texas to visit some family. We left Ryan at about 5:00 PM & spent forever on the road to arrive at Lumberton at about 1:00 AM. It was a long drive, needless to say. The Saturday that we were there we took a little trip down to GATOR COUNTRY.

It was pretty sweet to see some alligators up close. I even got to pet one.

Sunday, we went to church at a small little church but it was so nice to meet the people there.

After church, we corralled the group and we all headed down to Galveston to go to the beach. We spent the whole day there and got some pretty cool pictures.

It was one heck of a trip and I really had a great time.

In Him,


Mom & Dad

I often fail to tell my parents how much I appreciate them and all they do for me. I am one of the lucky ones. I fall into the category of truly having a happy childhood. My parents are truly the most amazing parents. I am very lucky to have their complete support in everything. They have sent me to a great school (that I often complain about), they bought me a new laptop for college, they bought me a brand-spanking new car for college and they pay my insurance on top of that. They help me when my bank account is running dry (which happens every month). They give so much and ask for almost nothing in return. I am truly blessed. Aside from the material things my parents provide for me. They also provide something that some children do not receive while growing up. I grew up in a loving home where I was encouraged to be involved in many activities and throughout all those they supported me. I grew up in a home where I knew what it meant to be a christian and I knew right from wrong. I was absolutely loved and still am.

This post is dedicated to my sweet, loving, and generous parents.
Charles & Terri Sheffield. The 2 greatest parents, no joke. Thank you for everything you guys do for me. I love you both so very much and am so very blessed to have you both as parents. :)

In Him,


So, tonight creativity sparked inside of me and I ended up cooking dinner for my roomates. I call my new recipe "Fajita Stir-Fry" I know, so creative. Ha. I decided to share my recipe with you all.

Here's the ingredients:
2 lbs. Beef Fajita Meat1 box of Rice on the Side (Beef Flavor)1 Package Broccoli (Frozen or Fresh) Some butterMrs. Dash SeasoningMeat TenderizerBlack Pepper

How To:
1) Take the package of the beef fajita meat and season the whole package with Mrs. Dash Seasoning, Meat Tenderizer, and Black Pepper to your own liking. Cook the meat in a frying pan.
2) Cook the Rice on the Side just as the box tells you to do so. (Add seasonings if you wish)
3) Pour the broccoli in a boiling pot half full of water and add 2 tablespoons of butter and sprinkle a little of Mrs. Dash in the pot with it to soak up the flavor. 4) After meat is done cooking set somewhere off to the side until you need it again, but keep in the same pan.
5) Once rice is finished, set aside as well.
6) Once broccoli is tender, drain and set aside.
7) Take the fajita meat and begin warming it up again. Add rice and broccoli and mix together. Add a little more of Mrs. Dash and black pepper to the mix and stir until it is all mixed together.
8) Serve and enjoy.

Here is how mine turned out. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Hope you like this!

In Him,

Listen To>> The sounds of outside. (You are my symphony my Lord.)


First Week Of School = Exhausted

Kenzie inspired me to blog tonight...about school.

UCO started school this week. My schedule is ridiculous. I have an early morning class and a night class. So far, I love all my professors. They are all fairly leinient and down to earth. :)

However, this class will be the death of me:
Meet Remedial Math. He hates me. That's right, I said it. REMEDIAL MATH. Shoot me now. Just when I thought I was understanding it, wrong!!!

With that said, I am looking forward to tomorrow. Only 2 classes because my Philosophy professor cancelled class!! Wooo. That means I get out for the day at 1:00 pm. When I get back to my apartment tomorrow, NAP TIME!!

In Him,

Listen To>> Classical Music. (It's so relaxing)


This one is for Keisha! :)

So, if you have been following my blog then you know I recently had my hair screwed up. My lovely aunt who has been cutting my hair ever since I was born fixed it for me. Keisha wanted me to post a picture of my new hair. So here is the result:

Not too shabby eh? It's pretty simple, for now. :)

If you went to Memorial Road last night then you know how great worship was! Let's just say that Cardboard Confessions are now my new favorite.

In Him,

Listen To >> Everlasting God -- (or you could just sing it, i love the song!)