Friday, January 28, 2011

It's All About Me!

I was trying to think of some fascinating subject to blog about tonight, and I was coming up very short. My daughter came in and found me staring at a blank blog form and said "What's up Mom?" I told her I could not think of anything to write about. She looked at me and said "Well, why don't you write all about yourself? Like, a list of your favorite color and food and stuff?"

Well, I am sure that countless hordes of people lie awake every night wondering what my favorite salad dressing is, so I decided that I will make a list. It's all about me :)

Favorite food: chocolate
Favorite real food: cheese and Triscuits
Favorite color: red
Favorite outfit: dark straight leg jeans and my peach shirt
Favorite movie: Gone With The Wind
Favorite TV show: NCIS LA
Favorite vacation spot: mountains of north Georgia or Tennessee
Favortie vacation spot to dream about: a cruise to the Caribbean
Favorite hobby: scrapbooking
Favorite number: any one that can be evenly divided into rows or groups
Favorite cartoon character: Tinkerbell
Favorite restaurant: Bella's
Favorite store: Ross and World Market
Favorite animal: pandas and cats
Favorite thing to cook: anything that people enjoy eating
Favorite household chore: steam mopping
Favorite season: fall
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite quality in a person: transparency
Favorite super hero: Batman
Favorite accessory: my silver hoop earrings
Favorite flower: Gerber daisy
Favorite actor: LL Cool J
Favorite actress: Marisky Hargitay
Favorite car to dream about owning: Dodge Challenger
Favorite book: The Bible
Favorite smell: new lipstick or a fresh box of crayons
Favorite secular song: My Baby Loves Me Just The Way That I Am
Favorite Christian song: Oh How He loves Us
Favorite Bible verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
Favorite place to dream of retiring: Washington State (Western)

Well now, I am sure you can all sleep a little easier tonight now that this knowledge is public. Have a great weekend!
P.S. My favorite salad dressing is Ranch :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Update on "What Would You Do?

Remember my blog post from November entitled "What Would You Do" about my dear friend with Leukemia? Well, you can get a step by step retelling of the story to date by following my friend Stephanie on her blog here.
So trot on over and read her words, leave a comment and wish her all the very best on her journey! Then watch for her updates, and let's all encourage her as she WINS the fight against Leukemia!!!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011


 From our family to yours, HAPPY 2011!!!!
We wish you all peace, joy, happiness 
and God's abundant blessings!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Yesterday at our church, our Bishop taught on some Commitments for 2011. While most everyone is thinking of whether or not to make/keep New Year Resolutions, I thought that most of these could apply not only to our church body but to everyone as well.

My friend Rebecca typed up her notes from Sunday and posted them in a note on Facebook. I asked permission to copy her notes here and she agreed. I think this is something we could ALL benefit from committing to!

Bishop's Notes--Eleven Commitments for 2011
1. We will add value to others.  This can be done through compliments, encouragement, and support.
2. We will not live in hypocrisy.  This means we will not try to force what we like or believe onto others and respect others for the things they enjoy.
3. We will refuse to live in offense.  By this, we will not put others down or talk about them negatively. If we are then that means we are not happy about ourselves or something that someone else has said to us so we try to take the attention off of ourselves and put it on someone else by talking about them.
4. We will embrace the positive and reject the negative.  Be happy!
5. We will refuse to be passive.  A passive person does not really care about being committed to anything and this is not how we should be.  Instead we should work hard to commit and give everything we have.
6. We will be committed to self control.  By using self control we will not lose our temper and keep our mouths closed when necessary.
7. We will be committed to compassion and not ignore when others need us.  We will not forget about others, how they feel, and what they need.  We will show compassion for everyone.
8. We will be a true representation of Christ.  We should be proud that we are the children of God and represent him as well.
9. We will be committed to challenging religion by kingdom and God.  Kingdom people work to see how the church can change the world.
10. We will be committed to a renewed mind.  A renewed mind does not just show up to church from time to time but instead is involved and at church.  Without a renewed mind we will be cut off from the abundance of God.  Remember you become what you think.
11. We will be characterized by the presence of God.  We want the presence of God and in order to get that we should approach him with clean hands, an open heart, and go after Him.  We should ask for His presence.

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