Its snowing!

Yesterday it was 80 degrees outside and today its snowing....yep folks that white stuff is snow! No school or work....yipee!

This is a tri-plex.....my tri-plex


Sad day to be a Tiger...

Its a sad day for Tiger fans everywhere. Oh well... I spent quality time with some of this world's greatest people and at the end of the day thats all that really matters anway. Football is (if you really think about it) a ridiculous man made thing anyway.


Happy Thanksgiving

Some things I am thankful for.
1. Life...it is hard, but its worth the breathing
2. Salvation through Jesus Christ
3. My family
4. Education- Clemson University- my favorite place on earth; SWBTS- You have been a blessing
5. Health- I realize this is out of my hands; I take this for granted often
6. God's hand of protection on my life in every way
7. Friendships- those relationships that make you feel like you're home
8. The Written Word of God leading, teacthing and rebuking me for my guidance and His glory

The list is endless...


A good family friend died yesterday. She was 28, mother of a 5 year old daughter. I went to church with her forever. She played piano and her and her husband both helped in the youth group and have both extensively battled cancer. He can barely speak because of his cancer and her's finally overtook her. It makes my heart so sad. They just never got a break and it just makes me wonder ya know? Is this life worth it? We are about to go the wake. I wonder how that family will celebrate Thanksgiving. I wonder how I will celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
Man, I am so thankful for so many things. I am thankful for life and health and my family. All these things are given to us, they are not ours, let us not deceive ourselves into thinking we have control over anything because we do not. Every minute is one to be embraced, cherished, thankful for. Lord, help me be thankful! Lord, help me live and walk in your truth and your promises and not waste a moment of this life chasing after the wrong voices. Comfort that family as only you can.



What a year. If someone had laid out my life in 2006 before me last Christmas I would have watched it all play out in disbelief. I can say with absolute certainty that this has been the year that has marked me more than all others past. I have been reflecting over this year's events and I have to convince myself that all of it did unfold in just a year's time. Many things have ended and many things are just beginning.
There are many things that mark the end of childhood, but you don't notice they've come until they've past. The realization of Santa as a myth, however seemingly menial, is still nevertheless one. An empty house is another. No more toys. No more bright colors or big messes. An empty dishwasher, refrigerator and laundry basket. Not just the ending of highschool and graduation from college, but the begining of Graduate school halfway across the country. And more than all of these the beginning of new family marks the end of childhood. My baby sister is engaged to an incredible guy and so begins a new family. I watched it happen from a back room and was overwhelmed at the distance our lives had already traveled. As that ring slipped on her finger and I waved goodbye to my baby sister I also bid farewell to a piece of myself, my childhood.
Growing up is by no means over you simply don't realize what you hold in your hand until it has changed or passed or finished. I can't explain it I just know that life is taking one of its inevitable turns.


We're getting there

I am home. Home in the house that has always been and will always be, HOME. It has changed and it continues to change as time passes, but it is still home. I was riding with my mom up to Clemson yesterday and we were talking about something random. She paused and then as if a postlude to the conversation quietly said, "We're getting there." I don't remember what it was in reference to, but I looked up and through a cloudy sky there was an endless line of large rays of sunshine breaking through hitting the ground. It was one of those moments...ya know? You could see each individual ray coming through the darkness and illuminating the ground in front and I just repeated to myself, "We're getting there."


Nuggets of gold!

Tonight I went to a chinese restuarant with my friends Whit and Brady. It was buffet style and I got my plate and started loading up. Towards the end I looked down and low and behold under a shining light with angel music playing all around was a big dish of CORN NUGGETS!!!! That's right! You read it right. Good ole' corn nuggets. It was liking being back at PAWS diner in Tiger town....accept it wasn't...it was in a chinese restuarant....in Ft. Worth....called Bamboo something. Little nuggets of gold..thats what they are! This will be appreciated most by my good friends Mark and Katie! Comin' home soon guys, real soon
! in a little over a day!


Man, I have become a slacker here on this. I should have so much to write about because so much new is happening. I am growing, more and more I am finding. I am thankful, oh so thankful that I came here. Yes, it is frustrating at times and yes it is a VERY conservative school (women shouldn't work, etc.) but foundation is what I needed. I had no idea how unstable I was, or I had become before being here. I was so independent from God. I really operated out of my own sense of ability and confidence because I felt so on top at Clemson. And then so many areas of my life fell apart...loss, sadness, death...and I needed this experience, this place, this school to keep me firm. Now, many things are a daily struggle. I get sad and I miss home, but I am thankful for this experience and I cannot believe my first semester is nearly over.
God is shaping me for something unique. He always has been. My heart breaks for those around me who will not keep the faith, both those who don't know and those who know, but turn away. Lord, don't let me end up like them, disqualified at the end. We press in and we press on. We daily choose to believe that the way of Jesus is truth and we stand firm in that faith.


As sure as the sun awakens the dawn
And the wind blows against my back
Somthing is birthing inside of me...
A seed has been planted
And a vision is coming to life

No I am not pregnant...geez people! God is real and He is preparing the Way.


lyrics that blow me away...

What can i do with my obsession
With the things i cannot see
Is there madness in my being
Is it the wind that moves the trees?
Sometimes You're further than the moon
Sometimes You're closer than my skin
And You surround me like a winter fog
You've come and burned me with a kiss

And my heart burns for You
And my heart burns...for You

And i'm so filthy with my sin
i carry pride like a disease
You know i'm stubborn, Lord, and i'm longing to be close
You burn me deeper than i know
And i feel lonely without hope
And i feel desperate without vision
You wrap around me like a winter coat
You come and free me like a bird

my love for You
my heart for You
my life for You
all i have for You


A new slue of wonders

So, I have been discussing this for days with my coworkers and thought it blog worthy. Many of you may know this and some of you may not, but I think it is fairly fascinating. They, and I am at a loss for who they is and how they get permission to do this, are choosing 7 new wonders of the world. These aren't the natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and what not, they are simply redefining the Ancient wonders. YOU can actually go online and vote for them yourself. Choose wisely though, because it could be another 2000 years before this is done again!
7 New Wonders


I have to repeat to myself over and over...
"Apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. Life was in Him and that life is the light of men!" John 1