Sunday, July 31, 2011


I can remember the first time I saw Margo.  It was when she came to check out the church for the first time, because she was interested in becoming our worship leader.  Chad was still in Iraq, and I had been praying for my best friend to come into my life.  That one best friend that everybody prays for and hopes to have the pleasure of knowing.  I knew when she first came that she was that friend.  She had a commitment to finish in the Virgin Islands, but she came back a little bit later.

It just so happened that around the same time she moved here, Pastor's wife's niece moved about the same time, and she was around our age as well.  I knew that they were both new to the area so I talked to my sister and we decided to ask them to dinner to get to know them.  There aren't too many young 20 something people at the church.  They agreed!  It was such a wonderful time with all 4 of us.  We called ourselves M.E.A.T. (Margo, Emilee, Alicia, Tiffany).  We had many fun times together.

We had a GREAT time together as MEAT.  First, Tiffany moved to North Carolina because she wanted to finish school over there.  Then my sister moved into town, and got more involved with a young adults group.  So, it was just me and Margo left.  So we got really close.  Closer than we were before.  It was TOTALLY a God thing.  It was a God thing for all 4 of us to become friends, and I will treasure the times we had together.  I know we will all be together again.  We just HAVE to be!

So now Margo has left.  Crazy enough, God has called her to North Carolina as well.  So the consonants are in North Carolina, and the vowels are in Texas.  God is good, and I know he will take care of us.  I just miss my best friends.  I wish we didn't have to be apart, but I know God is going to take us to new places, better things!  I love you girls.

Now, Margo has helped me a WHOLE lot because we both sing.  It's amazing what she was able to show me and help pull out of me that I never knew was there.  God definitely brought us together for more things.  We have gone through a lot, but I know there is more.  I am so excited to see what is in store.  It really sucks that we have to be apart right now, but it's all in God's will.

I am so blessed to know Margo, and so honored to be her best friend.  I am SO sad she had to leave, but I know good things are in store for her.  Plus, she is getting married!  So I am happy for her on that.  She has waited so long, and I know she is happy, and so I am happy for her :)

I have become a totally different person since I have known her.  I would have never even IMAGINED 2 years ago that I would now be the worship leader of the church.  She has helped me figure out my calling.  I always had a small inkling, but I was never really sure, but with her help, I figured it out.

We have had some special times together.  I will NEVER EVER forget those times.  I actually think it's going to be hard to adjust to things we used to do together a lot, that I will be doing without her now.  I know we have gotten on each others nerves sometimes, but who doesn't?

I love you Margo, and I am so glad that we have been friends.  I don't EVER want our friendship to end, and I am going to do my best to not let it (even though I don't think it will).  You are the best friend I have ever had, and I don't know if I will ever get one as close as you have been.  I can't wait until we are together again.   I am going to miss you a whole lot, but God knows what He is doing.  I am excited to see what He has for our future.  I know it is going to be good.

I thank God for technology.  It will make life a lot easier for us.

I love you, Margo.  I'll definitely be seeing you later!

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Major transition begins tomorrow.  It's going to be interesting.  I am ready to see what God has in store.

Hopefully I will start to blog more.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Outpour 2011

So, I don't have a lot of pictures of the actual event, but I will try and get the few that I do have sometime this week.

Outpour is the missions conference that my church puts one every year.  Other ministries come, too.  But we focus on the missionaries that we support.  It was SUCH an amazing time!  I am sad it's over already.  Our missionaries are such amazing people.  It blessed me so much to see them get blessed.  I wish I had more opportunities to get to talk to them.  Maybe next year.

It was a CRAZY busy week/weekend, but it was so worth it.

Now on to the pictures!

Here are the cupcakes that me and my friend, Charly made.  She is amazing! (taken with my phone)

Here are some pictures from the lunch today.

The fish right by the restaurant.  They were crazy close!

It was a gorgeous day.  Hot, but gorgeous.

I love pelicans.

Some of the missionaries waiting on their food.  Some of the ministers stayed, too.

My friend, Bianca.  I love her!

Pastor's wife, Debbie(left), and one of the missionaries' wife, Ann(right).

Me looking like a dork.

Tana.  I have known her since forever.  She brought the little ball thingies that you put in water and they hold it for a long period of time, you know?  Anyways...we had a little "food" fight with these things Sunday night at dinner.  It was hilarious!

The table.

Some of the girls.  Pastor's Daughter, Anna (left), and Charly's daughter, Emma (right).  The hush puppy cooked like that!

haha.  Terriann, a missionaries daughter (Ann from before), Emma, Anna, and Jade (Emma's sister).  Silly girls!  Jade didn't want to take the picture, so Anna helped me!

The other end of the table.

Margo and me!

Us girls being silly!

Dr. Egon Falk (from Africa...well, missionary to Africa, he's from Denmark) enjoying his ice cream!  I LOVE this man and his wife.  Awesome people.

So, these are all of the pictures I have for now.  I will share more when I get back to the church.  Hope y'all enjoyed!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


That's a lot of how I am feeling right now.  I have had this HORRIBLE attitude, and I have no idea where it came from, or even why it is still here!  GO AWAY!

Anyways.  I really don't know why I am still awake.  I am usually passed out by now.  Could have been that nap I took earlier.  Hope I don't regret this tomorrow.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is our merciful Father, and the source of all comfort.  2 Corinthians 1:3

I really needed to read that.  I think I need God's comfort.  I really think what all of this craziness I am going through is a fear of the unknown.  I am trying to trust Him, but I think I am still trying to plan life out anyways.  I have to remember that I can plan out life all I want, but God is going to do His will, cause that's what I am praying, and um, He's God.

Maybe it's because I don't know what is going to happen with the worship team at church, and I know that is where my calling is, so I am scared?  I have no idea. (Can you tell I am blogging to kind of figure out what I am feeling?)  There is a HECK of a lot of change going on around me, and I don't even feel like I am walking.  It's more like I am floating around in a daze.  It's weird.  But I guess it's a good thing.  Because change is good.  I trust God, and He knows what He is doing, so I'm in good hands.

I'd just like to know a little tid bit of what was happening.

But then I guess it wouldn't have the same effect, or I would totally screw it up.  Probably the second option.

Almost every area in my life is changing.  School is changing (in Jesus name), church is changing, my best friend is leaving.  But I thank GOD that my home life isn't changing except for the better.  Not saying the others aren't, but yes.  I have a wonderful family and husband.  I am so extremely thankful for them.  And actually looking back a little bit, a lot has changed there, for the better.  Praise God for that!

I guess I posted this big ol' long thing for who knows why.  If I seem a little out of it lately, it's because I am.  An INSANE semester at school, and now probably thinking too much.  Also being unsure of what the future holds doesn't help either.  I have places I want to be, and I can almost touch them, but they seem light years away at the same time.  I just hope I am doing everything right, and not screwing the whole thing up.

But you know what?  I am going to come back to this blog a little while from now and laugh.  If I only knew.  And I will be happy then.  I'm happy now, but you know.  Seeing what I will see, what I wish I could see now.  But I know God is keeping it for a reason.  I mean, come on.  If He showed us what He ultimately had planned for us,  we would probably run away screaming, or cry, or laugh at Him.  There are things to learn in every situation.  And I pray that I am learning what I need to know to go to where I need/want to be.

God is good.

(Sorry if this was kind of all over the place, but I'll post when I do look back and know what I am wanting to know, and we can all laugh together.)

Monday, July 11, 2011


So, I figured since there has been a lot of change going on in almost every area of my life, why not change up my bedroom furniture.  I really need to learn how to take pictures of everything I do, so you blog followers can see what I am talking about.  I'll get it one of these days.

I used to change up my furniture all the time when I was younger.  I had a smaller bed, and less furniture (one less person in the room, too), so it was a lot easier back then.  But, it really wasn't too bad this time around.  I really like the set up now, and I even fit a recliner my friend gave me in my room.  It's a little big for the room, but I like it.

Now I have been working on what we are calling the game room.  It actually has my craft desk, and a futon, and space for a TV in it.  I think we are going to set up the TV and, put the playstation 2 up there as well.  Sometimes Chad will play games, so it would be better to have it up there.

I really am glad that I am getting all of this done.  It makes life a lot easier, and it helps keep my mind clear.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I finally got that pass that I was needing to be placed in the FINAL class of court reporting!!

I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and that I can breathe again.  It was a really weird feeling before, but I know it was stress.

Now I have to stay completely focused and tackle my mock exams so that I can go test at the state!!  Whew.  It's really cool to think that is all I have ahead of me to conquer.  I know I can do this.

I am praying that I won't have the same struggle this time.  That the struggle is over and that it will just come easily!

Whew.  That feels good.  Tomorrow is my last day for the summer, so hopefully I can get some more blogging done, and work on some crafts :)

*does a little happy dance*