Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Thoughts because I don't want to lose them

I found these on a blog hop and I want to keep up from them. They came from a blog called Connie's thoughts:
Thursday, December 30, 2010


I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time. I am your next chance at the art of living.

I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned during the last twelve months about life.

All that you sought the past year and failed to find is hidden in me; I am waiting for you to search it out again and with more determination.

All the good that you tried to do for others and didn't achieve last year is mine to grant...providing you have fewer selfish and conflicting desires.

In me lies the potential of all that you dreamed but didn't dare to do, all that you hoped but did not perform, all that you prayed for but did not yet experience. These dreams slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of an enduring purpose.



I WILL.....

like Paul, FORGET those things which are behind and press forward;
like David, LIFT up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help;
like Abraham, TRUST implicitly in my God; like Enoch, WALK in daily fellowship with my heavenly Father; like Jehoshaphat, PREPARE my heart to seek God; like Moses, CHOOSE rather to suffer than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; like Daniel, COMMUNE with God at all times; like Job, BE PATIENT under all circumstances; like Caleb and Joshua, REFUSE to be discouraged because of superior numbers; like Joseph, TURN MY BACK to all destructive advances; like Gideon, ADVANCE even though my friends be few; like Aaron and Hur, UPHOLD the hands of my spiritual leaders; like Isaiah, CONSECRATE MYSELF to do God's work; like Andrew, STRIVE to lead my brother to a closer walk with Christ; like John, LEAN upon the bosom of the Master and imbibe of His Spirit; like Stephen, MANIFEST a forgiving spirit toward all who seek my hurt; like Timothy, STUDY the Word of God; like the Heavenly Host, proclaim the message of peace on earth and good will toward all men; like my Lord Himself, OVERCOME all earthly allurements by refusing to succumb to their enticements.

Realizing that I cannot hope to achieve these objectives by my own strength, I will rely upon Christ for "I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME." Phil. 4:13.
G. Burger

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Guys of NEBC

How special!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

I . . .

I saw a meme or something of the like as I was catching up on my blog reading. It was on

I am a Christian, wife, mom, daughter, sister, teacher,youth worker, friend, someone who sees the glass as half full.

I wonder what the future holds although I know who hold the future.

I hear sounds of happiness and also of sadness.

I see new wonders every single day.

I want to be my best, my children to make the right choices, and to have an ever growing understanding of God's strength, power and love.

I am an ordinary person with an extraordinary Father above who knows my every need.

I pretend that everything is fine but hold on to the knowledge that God is in control so it really will be fine.

I feel blessed that my God will take care of all my needs.

I worry so I pray.

I cry at the drop of a pin-- commercials, movies, tv shows-- life in general.

I am blessed and highly favored.

understand a little more each day and that God has a perfect plan for me.

I say too much when I don't stop and think-- the same things over and over but seem to be talking to a brick wall.

I dream that my boys will have amazing futures and that they will hold tight to God in all situations.

I try to b an example in everything I do.

I hope that my life makes God smile (at least sometimes).

I am a princess because my Father is the King of Kings.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer is Flying By

I can't believe how fast summer is going by. I'm grateful for the break.

Tomorrow we are going to see the Astros.

I haven't been as into the Astors since the end of the Killer B's, but Angela is my buddy and she wanted me to go, therefore . . .

Friday, March 5, 2010

This is why I do it

Thursday,I got a message from one of my girls in the company. She and another were going out to eat on Friday night and wanted me to go.

They didn't need anything but a supportive adult who could give them some advice and be their friend.

I really love being able to do this because I don't get to be a friend to my boys, my job is Mom. But these girls already have a parental unit and they want me,an adult, to be a part of their life.

Tonight's just one more example of why I do what I do.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What were you thinking Jake!!!

I know that I shouldn't get so involved in reality tv, but...

Why in the world would Jake pick Vienna over Tenley. I know because he's a man. I'll just leave it at that.

So now I have lost every ounce of respect for him. Then they have to tell me that he's dancing on "Dancing with the Stars." Which I love way more than "Bachelor"? So I decided I'd just have to pray he got knocked off early. Especially after he said Vienna would be sitting in the front row every week. . . "Gag me with a spoon" . . . sorry, eighties flashback.

So I was hoping he'd fall on his face the first night. Then I found out he'd be dancing with Chelsie who I adore. She's second in line after Cheryl and was kinda sorta tied with Lacey but now Lacey's gone... what's that about? So anyway, she's second all by herself. But how can I vote for her when her partner is Jake? Oh well, maybe he'll break something (besides Tenley's heart) before they start and she'll get a new partner. Okay, that was wrong of me.

All of this could have been avoided if he'd just picked Tenley.

Just sayin'

Monday, March 1, 2010

I officially am over Jake

I can't believe that he chose Vienna. It's such a cliche but he is a typical guy. He says he let his heart lead but I don't think so.

And he's going to be on "Dancing with the Stars" and she'll be in the front row every time. I can only hope that he gets eliminated quickly.

And I refuse to watch Molly and Jason's wedding, too.

Life's little pleasures . . .

Sonic Happy Hour

It's the little things!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Many moons later...And Senior Year

Just starting from the now because the past is the past, deep, eh?

Well Jeremy and Company's Senior Year is more than half over. The first part passed in a whirlwind because so much has gone on. He's done dances and Homecomings with Special K. We got his Senior rock, I mean ring. We were traveling on our merry way and I was doing fine.

After all Jeremy was going to Lamar so he'd be staying home. But many in the "Company" are going away and I've been watching them and "teaching" them for over 15 years. They are an intergral part of my heart so there's no escaping some heartbreak. I'm ever so proud of each and everyone of them and am blessed to know them. I'm so grateful for those that are staying in town.

So we're bebopping through the year and along comes Winter Retreat. I was expecting it to be rough since I'm a crier and all and it was everything I expected and more. I thought I'd be able to hold out until Saturday when they did the Senior Share time. But the speaker had to go and address the Company (also known as the seniors)and say something like, "In a little over 3 and 1/2 months you'll be in the real world." Or something to that effect cause after 3 and 1/2 months all I heard for a couple of minutes was "blah, blah, blah". I mean no offense to the speaker, but really was that necessary? It became so much more real. (I decided I need to start a list and after that he's the first person on it.)

Anyway, enough about that, here's a picture of "The Company" missing a few precious souls who had valid reasons for not being there (insert sad face) and a couple of newbies added, we love newbies, we're equal opportunity ya know:

Well, yesterday I picked up his graduation gown and invitations and all the other stuff and it just brings it closer. Now it's only 3 months . . .