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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kate Plus 8

I use to love Jon and Kate plus 8 when they first came out. The kids were so cute and the show was normal and just filmed about everyday life things. Then all the bad stuff happened and it became Kate plus 8. I have one question. What is wrong with Kate? I usually never talk about anybody but really Kate why do you act the way you act? All the show became was going on trips to big places and pretty much just the same old thing over and over again. Her attitude stinks. She talks to be people so rude. Instead of enjoying the time with her children all she does is whine and complain. If I was blessed with that many kids that all turned out healthy after a high risk birth I would stop the attitude and being rude and whiny all the time and enjoy my time with the kids. You are a role model Kate to those children. They see you acting like you do all the time. I feel really bad for the kids. I honestly think they will have some issues when they grow up. This past week on the show I really got upset with how you acted toward your friends and kids. I'm sorry but no wonder everybody keeps walking out on you. You can't treat people like you do. Kate step back and look at how you act. Your raising 8 beautiful children that look up to you. Stop being so rude to others, your kids will copy what you do. I am really glad they pulled the plug on this show and I hope we have seen the last of it because with each new level of fame Kate just keeps getting worse. There is no reason for how she acts. Ok done ranting now..lol..just had to throw that out there cause I just feel so bad for those children and so mad with how Kate acts like she does.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just the Way you are!

Do you ever feel like you just don't fit in anywhere? I do so many times!! I sometimes feel like I don't do things right or say the right things. I wonder what my life calling and purpose sometimes in life is. It really gets me down sometimes. It's just really hard when you don't feel like you fit in anywhere. I'm just saying all this to say it's an issue that even Christian people face. There is one thing that keeps me going and that is knowing that I am accepted anyway,anytime by my Lord!! We don't need to fear of what people think of us. Just care what the Lord thinks about you! Cause in the end that is the only thing that is going to matter. He made you and created you and he is proud of you just the way you are!

Book Review:Your 100 Day Prayer by John I. Snyder

I had to chance to review this book recently and I enjoyed it more then I thought I would. Do you want to pray for certain things each day? This is a great way to explore yourself and pray about things you may be facing. It takes you through a 100 days of different prayers. It's set up like a devotion book with a great devotion on the subject that day and a prayer you can pray. I enjoy reading the devotions in it and found myself nodding my head and feeling like it was speaking right to me while reading it. It also has a place you can right down your thoughts after each prayer. I found my marking and taking quotes out of it as well. Great book and great devotion book on prayer.

I received this book free from booksneeze for my honest review

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just a little pop in Hello

Well hey all:)
I have not really done a real update in awhile,so I figured I'd give little update.

First thing first!! I pray everyone that is affected by the hurricane get through it safe. I have family and friends on the NC coast and throughout NC! I hope everyone comes out alright and pray that God is with you during it!

We are thankful all the cars made it up the mountain to get here!! We had both the truck and car in the shop once we were in our house. The truck is good now so far,but the car we sold because it was going to be too expensive to be fixed and it was pretty much RIP..lol..we are just thankful that the lord got us here and with all the cars breaking down only after we were in a house and lady that works with dad got us a rental car through her husband until out truck was back on the road,made us believe once again that God has lead us here. Just another blessing from God!

I don't remember if I mentioned it on here,but when our truck broke down we had no way to get the camper to the new house. So thankfully a lady that works with dad got her husband to pull it over with his truck:) We ended up selling the camper with no way to pull it and some other things were going wrong with it so we said goodbye to the camper after like 16 years of memories:(
My sister is here now!! We have been planning it for awhile so that she would arrive on my mom's birthday and surprise her. It was great. We played it off so good and she didn't have a clue. I told her I was going to run up to the store the other night,she didn't want me to go out so late but I had too. I had been on the phone with my sister and I had to go bring her in..lol..so I went out the first time and she was still too far away. So I can home and told mom I forgot my check card...haha. So when she was close enough I went up to the gas station on the corner and there she came off the highway and I lead her to the house. I went inside and mom had fallen asleep on the couch and I said hey mom I am back and she woke up and my sister looked at her and said hey mom or Happy Birthday or something and my mom jumped off the couch and her expression was priceless. She was soooo excited and happy to see her! My sister has done had her first job interview at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville:) It went really well and we will hear something soon!!
Everything is going alright in Dad's job and he is liking not having to worry about sales and enjoys being able to relax a little, an answer to so many prayers!!

Mom just celebrated her birthday and has been busy getting the house unpacked and all her stuff put out. We have both agreed that next time if their is a move we will not be bringing everything..lol:)

Mom and Dad celebrated 35 years of Marriage this month:)

I still get homesick some but I am getting used to it. We are hoping to find a good independent or good ole fashion bible preaching and singing. So far everything it contemporary. My parents left one church because it was just loud rock type music and lights everywhere,not what we are use to. So just pray that we can find a good bible church who does not sugarcoat and has good choir and still sing out of the good ole hymn book but most important follow God and not the world. I didn't realize how hard it was going to be to find that in a church this day in time.

Well hope everyone is having a great weekend and hope you have a great week ahead. God's blessings!!

Table I made for mom's birthday

The vase I filled with candy and flowers and a balloon for mom!

 The refreshment table:)

Love some of the country by the road through here:)

The dogs are great:)

...and me doing alright:)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Book Review:Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes

I recently had the chance to review this book. Sadly though I didn't read very far. It didn't seem like a Christian read and it's not labeled on the book as Christian fiction like I thought it was,it might be on up in the book but I stopped reading it. This is about a man who cheated on his wife and she was in a wreck and does not remember anything when she wakes up. I didn't feel I should promote a book that talked about Sex outside of marriage on my blog since I don't agree with any of that. I promote more of a godly blog and to keep my testimony I talk about on here I just didn't feel right on reading this book or promoting a review on it. Yes the book may be alright for older women who are going through this and I know this does occur in the world and you can be forgiven for this sin, but I just didn't feel that this was the kind of fiction I wanted to read or promote on this blog when I started to read it. It this offends you that I won't read it I am sorry about that but I will stand behind my convictions and what I feel isn't good reading for me too be reading. I had to write this post to keep my agreement with posting an honest review of how I felt. I don't want my reading of books to go in that direction and I want to uphold this as a clean Christian blog and not promote stuff that I would not read.

Received this book free from Tyndale for my honest review.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Book Review:One Call away by Brenda Warner

Ok I got to be honest..lol..I never watch or know anything about Football,but when this book came up it sounded like it would be a good read and I was right!! She is married to Football star Kurt Warner. From the very first page I did not want to put it down. It has you from the first line. Wow from joining the marines right out of school too what tragic things have happened in her life from her son's tragic accident as a baby,her first husband cheating on her,her parents dying in a tornado. She is one tough gal. She is very open and honest in this book and speaks frank and from the heart. She shares how her faith in God has gotten her through so many sad things in her life. She shares how it's not her plans that will always come about but God will always be the final person who writes your life story out and creates the plans. There were a few parts I didn't like in the book such as going to bars and drinking but other then that it was a very good book and I think she's a get out and get done kind of lady which I like. Great book overall.

I received this book free from booksneeze.com for my honest review

Friday, August 19, 2011

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Through it all

Sometimes I get sad. I see all the people I grew up with or went to school with all getting married,already married or have children or having children. All those life moments I want to experience. I look at pictures and wish it were me that it was happening too. I am 27 and never really dated anybody. I wonder sometimes if my time will ever come. I try not to question God why though because it's not my plan it is his. My life belongs to God so I try to never question why I do not get to experience these life experiences but it does slip through my mind why once in awhile. I just want people to know that even though I am a Christian I sometimes question why things do or do not happen. All I know is God is in control and whatever he lays before me I truly know that through all the questions I might have,he truly has the best plan laid out before me and I just have to keep trusting in him through it all


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Book Review:Stumbling into Grace By Lisa Harper

I recently had the chance to review this book. I enjoyed it. It was a different kind of read. It wasn't your usual kinda boring words book. She added fun and laughs to her writing that I found myself laughing at some of the ways she explained stuff. She is what I call a fun writer. She keeps you reading. Filled with chapters on stories from her life and each chapter is ended with a story from the bible that goes along with what she is saying. It also includes a Question and Answer section with a Journal idea to start writing about at the end of each chapter. I enjoyed this book. I even found myself nodding yeap to some of her stories. Great book and a great read!!

I received this book from booksneeze.com for my honest review.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


So today in the driveway their was a really overweight worm or a tiny little SNAKE..ughhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Did I mention ughhhhhhhhh...#1 Fear!!!!! LOL:)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Missing Carolina

I did not realize how much I would miss home til now. I will think things and be like well when I get home and then dawns on me it isn't a vacation and I'm not going home. I miss the little things. I miss knowing people when you went out,even if it just means the same people working in your local store that you know from being a regular customer. I miss being part a town that I was part of for 26 years and generations before me. I miss being close by to people I knew and family I loved. It is amazing what you miss. Just being home and being part of a town I knew well is what I miss a lot. I miss my neighbors and knowing everyone's routines. I miss every afternoon my dog knowing it was time to go out and bark at her dog friend next door when it got out for the day or hearing her bark everyday and greeting her other dog friend coming down the road on it's daily walk. I miss waving at people passing by that I knew their names and I knew pretty much everything about them. Like I said I didn't realize it would be this hard. I know people move all the time and I know this is the Lord's will for our life right now it's just hard seeing that little town and my home in my head and knowing we are not going back home right now. It's my first big move and I know it will take some time getting use to it. Just pray for me and pray that the missing will get easier. God bless you all.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Just wait on the Lord

When I was a little girl I remember one time having a little cabbage patch baby doll and one day I carried it around like a real baby and took it everywhere with me and I even packed a bag for it with it's fake baby bottle that came with it. I even remember going up to the cashier in a store and handing her a baby bag and asking her the price. I was looking at all the baby stuff like my baby doll was a real live baby. So funny. I dreamed though and look forward to the day when I got older and married and my own babies would really come. I am 27 now and it looks as though it's never going to happen. Yes I would love to get married and have babies and raised them in a good godly home,but the Lord has not made it his will to send me a man to marry yet. I honestly think at this time in my life the Lord is preparing me to be a single woman and I don't think as of right now that dream I had a little girl is going to come true,sometimes you can just feel inside what is to be. You know though I think I am at perfect peace with being single the rest of my life. Think of all the things I can do for the Lord as a single woman that I would not be able to do if I were married. Plus I may not be married but I get to be married to God. How amazing is that? So friend if you too are waiting on the Lord's will about marriage and babies. Wait on the Lord and find his will for your life and you will never go wrong. Just wait on the Lord.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Night at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville TN

So for my birthday gift,my parents took me to the opry in Nashville the other night to see Loretta Lynn. I got to see a bunch of others as well. I had so much fun and enjoyed every minute. It was so great. Thank you to my parents so much for taking me:)

Book Review:Thunder Dog By Michael Hingson

Their are those moments you remember in life for the rest of your years on earth. Those big moments that stay with you weather good or bad. On September 11,2001 is a day everybody always ask where were you on that day and it's one you know exactly where you were. It was the day terrorist took down the world trade center and killed hundreds of innocent people. In this book we go through the day from the view of a man that was in the building and lived to tell his story. His story is different though,his name Michael Hingson and he was born blind. I learned so much from this book. He goes back between telling of that day in the stairway coming out of the trade center and back to his childhood and growing up blind. He tells us what it was like growing up with no sight. This book made me think of what it must be like to grow up and live never seeing anything. Now take yourself to that horrible day and imagine trying to get out a falling building with no sight. He tells of him and guide dog getting out and one story touched me in it. A lady was afraid they were all going to die in the stairway and a group gaithered around her and gave her comfort and his guide dog nudged the womans hand and she petted the dog. It makes you truly see how smart dogs are and what a wonderful comfort and help they truly can be to people. This is a great read and one of the best accounts of a person who survived 9/11.

I received this book from booksneeze.com free for my honest review.