Lead Me To The Cross, Where Your Love Poured Out

Decisions, decisions. We all have to make big ones at some point in our lives.
For me, I have one I need to make within the next week or so.

You see, I have this amazing opportunity to go to Germany this summer for a "singing" campaign with Memorial Road Church of Christ. It is a month long mission trip and they are even supposed to go to the Czech Republic. The dates are from May 17th to June 17th. The cost: $3,250. The problem? The date is during the two weeks of church camp that I normally go to. I have been going since I was about 6, so naturally, I don't want to miss it. The 2nd problem? It's $3,250!!

Here lately, I feel like God has put mission work on my heart and I feel like this is what He wants me to do for the summer. I love to travel, I love Germany, I love singing, I want to do mission work, so I feel like this is perfect for me. I think I have an idea of how to come up with the funds, so that's not the problem. Also, I have never been away from my parents for more than 2 weeks, so being away from them for a month is going to be really hard on me, so hard that I don't think I'd be able to enjoy myself and fully serve God like I should on a mission trip. Got any tips for homesickness?

I know that this is an opportunity of a lifetime and I'd most likely be going with my friend Taryn (if she decides to go) so I know it'd be fun and well worth it, but I still don't know.

I have so much praying to do.

What do you think?

In Him,


My Normal

As I was on my way to church this morning, a thought crossed my mind.

"Going to church on a regular basis is my 'normal'".

So, how did it become my normal? Obviously the answer to that question is that it became my normal because I was raised in the church.

I could not imagine NOT attending Sunday morning services on a regular basis. Once that thought crossed my mind, I got to thinking. Do I just attend church on a regular basis, because I'm afraid of the disappointment I'd face from my mom and dad, or do I attend church on a regular basis because it is my normal?

Honestly, I don't know the answer to that question right now and it saddens me. I want to be secure in myself, knowing that I attend church for God and because it is the right thing to do because I want to go to heaven.

Oh, the thinking I need to do.

Why do you attend church?

In Him,


it's just a little bump in the road.

So, if you have been reading my blog you know that I have been working my bootay off exercising 6 days a week.

Well, because I have been working my bootay off, I now have staph. I can't believe I even put that on the internet. Staph just makes me feel gross and makes me feel like I have lepersey. Before you start worrying, if you were, it's external staph, not internal. So, I'm not going to die. At least, I hope not. It was just caused from sweating excessively in one spot. It's on my side which is weird, because I didn't know I sweat excessively there while working out, but apparently I do. So, here's my question. How in the world did I get something that is bad for my body by doing something that is good for my body? There is just no in between. While it is frustrating and I probably shouldn't be working out, I am still going too. I have so much weight to lose in such a short amount of time and I'm not letting this stop me! I bought staph-a-septic (cost me $16!) and bandaids, so I should heal shortly!

Sorry if the post was disgusting to you! haha.

In Him,


Working It Out.

Amazing doesn't even begin to explain how I feel right now. I just got done with what could have possibly been the best workout of my life. Let me just recap my little gym experience for you. I did the following:
-Ran half a mile

2 hours of pure bliss!

I feel fantastic! I will have a nice body by summer, I will! :)

In Him,


Doing what God wants..

Okay, so this is going to be somewhat of a serious blog. So, get ready for deep thought (maybe) and feel free to leave comments.

Okay, so most of the time we know what God wants because it is written in the Bible. And other times, it's not so obvious. So, what do we do when we don't know what He wants from us in a certain situation? We pray, of course. Because we all know that we get answers from God through prayer. Sometimes, His answers are not what we want them to be and sometimes God doesn't answer as fast as we would want Him to, but even if that is the situation, we know that whatever His will, we will be okay with it because He is God and He has control over EVERY situation.

By now, you're probably wondering why the deep thought over prayer all of the sudden? Well, it's because I have something that I really need to pray hard for. I don't know what God wants from me in this situation, but I do know that through prayer, He will make it known to me. God isn't going to leave me in the dark. While it may take Him a while to answer or His answer may not be what I want it to be, it's going to be okay no matter matter what because... HE IS GOD! HE HAS CONTROL! HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING!

So, with all that being said. I ask that if you pray, if you would please pray for me. Please ask God to let me know what to do in this particular situation. It will be greatly appreciated. Whoever said you couldn't pray for someone Else's problems? :)

What do you pray for?
(Obviously, you don't have to tell me that unless you want to. It's mainly there to give you deep thought.)

In Him,


Shedding the l-b's.

Why hello there followers! :)
So, recently I began on a new journey to lose a pretty big amount of weight. I started last week and so far it's going pretty good. I've lost 9 lbs. You may be wondering how I am doing this... Well, it's not from diet pills or starvation. I am on a healthy diet and working out like crazy, 6 days a week.
Here's what I can eat on this diet:
Chicken, fish, chicken, fish.
Vegetables, fruit, vegetables, fruit.
I can only drink water or diet green tea.
You would think it would be so hard, but it's soo easy. I'm eating such good food.
So, I will be keeping you updated on my progress.
In Him,


Oh, what a day!

Oh, what a day. Let me just begin by telling you of it.

7:30 AM - An very loud alarm starts sounding off. The reason why you ask? Because the water pipes in my apartment burst due to the weather. Yeah, you read that right. Water going everywhere in my roommate's room and in the living room. However, we did have a pretty cool waterfall on our balcony. All of us girls had to evacuate our apartment, but I had to grab my things for the day because I had class at 9 and I had to go somewhere to get ready. But wait, what do I see when I walk out my bedroom door? A HOT FIREMAN standing in my living room.  And what do I look like? CRAP! I literally had on no bra, pajama pants, rain boots and I had mascara running down my face from make-up from Wednesday.

8:00 AM - I realize I have class at 9. I call my best friend, Jacqui, and ask her if I can come get ready at her place because we have class together at 9. Of course, like the nice little lady she is, she lets me. I show up to her dorm to get ready, but what did I forget? I forgot a t-shirt, a hoodie, 1 shoe (I managed to grab one), and socks. Therefore, I went to class in a ratty old CAMP LU-JO t-shirt that I sleep in and the hoodie I had worn the previous day. BUT, Jacqui let me borrow a pair of her TOMS (luckily, we have the same shoe size), and some socks.

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM - CLASS

11:15 AM - I arrive back to my apartment just getting out of class and I realize that I only have 15 minutes until I have to be at work. I'm not going to call in just because the pipes burst, so I quickly do something with my hair and throw on a little make-up.

3:15 PM - I have class in 15 minutes, but I just got to my apartment from work and I still need to change for class. I rush.

3:30 PM - 7:15 PM - CLASS

8:00 PM - I went to STUMO with Jacqui and Jake (her boyfriend) to try it out. If you don't know what STUMO is; it is basically a place for all Christians to get together to sing to God and hear a lesson. It's non-denominational, so there are people from all faith's there.

9:15 PM - We get back from STUMO and proceed to start getting ready to work out.

9:45 PM - While getting ready to go to the gym, I hit myself in the eye with a headband (the stretchy kind). It hurt so bad.

10:00 PM - My eye finally looks decent enough to go work-out to where it doesn't look like I have pink eye so we manage to go work out.

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM - LONG WORKOUT - I burned 500 calories!

11:53 PM - I now sit here at the computer telling you of my long long day and waiting on my laundry to get done, but as I look back through the day I realize I have been in such a great mood all day long and all I have been able to think about is how great God is! Yes, today has been trying and very tiring, but even after the water spill, I still think things could of been worse, but God has given me another day to celebrate and love Him. I am so blessed by such an amazing and loving God.

How was your day?
In Him,


Why hello Spring Semester...

Well, Spring Semester 2011 is officially in full swing. I have been to all my classes but one. Tomorrow I get to meet my professor for Technology for Teachers. I have to say that I am really excited about this semester and what it holds for me, or should I say, what God holds for me. My classes are as follows: Structures of Math (so we can teach our little kiddies how to figure out a problem.), History Since 1877 (University requirement.), Walking Fitness (also a University requirement.), Technology for Teachers (to learn how to use technology in the teaching world.), Fundamentals of Literature (I have no idea why.), and Earth Science (my professor is awesome.). I am super excited to finally be on my major classes and getting into them. I cannot wait to start student teaching, although I still like a couple of years.

If you're in college, how's your semester going so far?

In Him,



I am officially back in the "real world". School starts tomorrow for me at 10:00 AM. I am excited/nervous/overwhelmed. I have 6 classes this semester and I am taking 16 hours. No biggie. Although 10:00 AM isn't early at all, I am not excited about getting up at 8 or so. I don't see how I ever managed getting up at 7 when I was in high school.

Oh, and yes I was one of those who secretly hoped that classes would be cancelled tomorrow due to snow, but the snow here in Edmond didn't even really stick. Oh well.

I am about to hit the hay and get ready for tomorrow. For those of you who have classes tomorrow, good luck! May this semester be the best.

In Him,



Okay, so a very sweet lady at work approached me one day with a book. She said she had read it and thought if I like to read, that I should read it too. She said a lady from Edmond is the author of this book and the books setting in set in Oklahoma. So of course, I want to read it.

I bring the book home with me during break but put it to the side for a little bit. I had just got done with finals, the last thing I wanted to do was read. Well, my mom noticed the book and read the back and said she would like to read it. I told her to go ahead because I probably wouldn't start on it for another week or so. Well, within a few days my mom had read the book and kept telling me how good the book was. Therefore, I was intrigued. My mom knows a good book when she reads one.

So, I started reading this book on Tuesday night, the last week of Christmas break and let me tell you, so far I am on chapter 21/35 and I am absolutely in love with the book and it's characters.

The book is called Salvaged and it is written by Stefne Miller.

So far, it is one of the best books I have ever read. If you want to know more about the book or it author, go to stefnemiller.com. 

What's your favorite book?
In Him,


Nerd? Maybe.

Is it sad to say that I am ready for school to start back Monday? As much as I have loved being home for the past three weeks and enjoyed sitting on my bottom, I am ready to get back into the swing of things and start being kind of busy again. Plus, I really miss Wednesday night services at Memorial Road Church of Christ and all my friends that I go with, of course. And maybe I miss Edmond just a little bit.

Here are a few reasons why I am excited:
1) I get to see Kaila, Rae, Taryn, Mindi, Karrisa, Evan, Carson and Scott.
2) I get to have all classes with Jacqui, and some with Brittney.
3.) I'm ready to be busy.

Lame? Oh well..

Have a great weekend.
In Him,


2010 in Reviewww..

Yes, I know this is several days late, but I've been pretty sick. Give me a break. Here is my year in review with pictures.

In March of 2010, I was able to travel to Europe (Germany and France) for 10 days with a group from UCO, called the Global Learning Community. It was definitely the trip of a lifetime with so many memories made.

In July 0f 2010, it was 4th of July, of course. We did our traditional family celebration by celebrating at my Aunt and Uncles house and watching fireworks go off. In the first picture is my little cousin Nataliee and a family friend's daughter, Addie. The second picture are some of us girl cousins with our grandpa (Poppy Bro).

In September of 2010, my family and I traveled to a little town called Lumberton, TX. It was an 8 hour drive but still a lot of fun. We went to see our cousin and her family and stayed for 4 days. The above pictures are just a few pictures of my favorite place that we visited. The first picture is of my mom, me and our cousin Misty. The second picture is of my dad, brother, and cousins fishing off the pier at the Gulf of Mexico. The last picture is just a picture of the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston, TX.

In October of 2010, I went with my Aunt and Uncle to take my little "sister" trick or treating. Nataliee went as Shirley Temple. We later met up with her brother and got a few pictures of them two.

In November of 2010, a few of my closest friends celebrated my 20th birthday with me in good ole' Bricktown.

And as for December, I have already posted pictures of it on a previous blog and I don't have any saved on my computer. But there is my year in review. Kind of spaced out, but what a great year it was.

In Him,


Please pray for my friend, Kim and her family. Her father is in the hospital
and is not doing very well.