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Bring the Rain

Bring the rain – MercyMe

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It’s never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray
Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain
I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what’s a little rain
So I pray
Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Bloggers · Blogging · church · Church Family · Girl Squad · Road Tripping

Vacation #AtoZChallenge

Sadly I didn’t go to the beach for my vacation. It was more of a working vacation. Have I mentioned that we had a small fire? It wasn’t big but did damage to the ceiling in my parents room. Anyway, the major repairs were finished and our contractor was starting the painting when he had a family emergency. So we decided to take the burden off of him (he is a friend from church) and do the painting ourselves. Monday our neighbors and good friends painted the room and I helped put things back together. 
 
Tuesday was the day to paint my room. It had been an ugly gold/brown color.
 
The doors are now a silver gray
 
The big wall is navy blue
When we started the blue wall i thought it would end up brighter than I’d wanted but once it dried it was dark blue like I wanted.
The rest of the walls are a pale gray.
The rest of the week was pretty mundane, Until Saturday.
8 friends and I trecked down to Phoenix for a concert. Bethel Music.
First we did some shopping. Yes I ended up in Barnes and Noble…..I can’t help it lol
I’d never been to Tempe Marketplace. It was fun.
They made fun of me because I’d never been to Chick-Fil-A
I didn’t see what the hype is all about but that’s just me.
So we had to commemorate the moment.
I’m still not sure how I felt about this concert. I didn’t really enjoy it. It was just too much…….noise.
Chris Tomlin is about as wild as I get. This was over the top. Plus, something just felt off.  Sensory overload I guess.
Sunday we went to College View Baptist Church for our service, My friend’s extended family goes there and her brother in law is that pastor. It was a great service.
The girl squad
All in all it was a fun weekend with the girls 🙂
 

 

Bloggers · Blogging · God · God's Glory

How Great Is Our God #AoZChallenge

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#AtoZChallenge

I’m a few days behind on my a-z posts. I had a hard time coming up with an H post. I could have skipped it and come back to it later but I’m way to OCD (thanks mom) (don’t worry she doesn’t read my blog) So as I was working on some things for another blog I put my earbuds in and turned on the iPod and on comes Chris Tomlin! Hello! I have my H!

How Great is Our God…I mean seriously HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD! Chris is one of my absolute favorites. I’ve seen him live 3 times!

Enjoy!

How great is our God

Family · Friends · God · Life · Loss

My 2013 Year Review

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My year started out just like any other year. Same ole same ole. Work was going well, aside from the loss of my boss and friend. That broke my heart. Family was good. As we did the year before my niece and I started our plans for our trip to Comic-Con in San Diego. In March my volunteer work came to an end as I was kicked out of the group for reasons I am still unclear of. No big loss there really.

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In may my mom and I made a trip to Phoenix to see Chris Tomlin in concert at Grand Canyon University. Check one off my bucket list. It was a great couple of days with my mom shopping and seeing this concert. The energy in the stadium as we all praised God was amazing.

Finally July came and my niece and I were off on our road trip to San Diego.

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This trip is always so much fun. There is never a minute that there isn’t something happening somewhere in downtown San Diego. Once we arrived we hung out at the convention center for a while as we had some time before picking up our friend at the airport.

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I found this while going upstairs to pick up our badges 🙂

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Ballroom 20 line

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Inside ballroom 20

We saw the Vampire Diaries cast again

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We saw the Once Upon a Time cast

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We also got to see part of the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland pilot.

and there there were the headless horsemen from Sleepy Hollow

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The whole trip started with a midnight showing of “Psych The Musical”

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We also saw the True Blood panel…minus Alexander Skarsgard and Stephen Moyer.

I could spend hours going on about what we did and who we saw.

The Walking Dead cast showed up at the Hilton

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In at the end of August my heart fell apart and part of my world ended.  My dad passed away. I can’t tell you how it feels to be 2 states away when your parent is slipping away. That was the worst phone call I’ve ever gotten. I really had no idea what to do. I just sat here waiting for a call back that my dad made it. Sadly that wasn’t the second call I got. So I went to my moms house and cried on her shoulder.  In September I flew to Houston to say goodbye to my dad for the last time.

In the process I did get to see some family I hadn’t seen in a long time

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My favorite cousin and I

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My amazing uncle 🙂

And THEN…In October my mom and I again went to Phoenix. This time to see Stephen Curtis Chapman with Laura Story and Jason Gray.

So as you can see it’s been a good year mixed with a lot of sadness.

Facebook · Music

Tracy Lawrence Fans Out There!!

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Have you all seen the Facebook feeds from his page? Well there is a new CD coming out next month. August 20th to be exact. Well now you can pre-order. Just follow any of these links.

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id668873040

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Headlights-Taillights-Radios-Tracy-Lawrence/dp/B00766EB2O/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1374777100&sr=1-2&keywords=tracy+lawrence

or go to his website for deluxe packages http://bit.ly/1732yh6

 

Addictions · Music

A Song Title Conversation..

Ok..to understand this you really have to know me but I’ll give you a little clue.  I’ve been a HUGE Tracy Lawrence fan since…well since time began. So in kidding around a couple weeks ago I said I could probably have a full conversation in nothing but Tracy song titles.  So this morning at work, while I was all alone, I was thinking, and being really silly. So I wrote an imaginary conversation and it goes like this..

“So remember what we said when we were little and someone called us names?”

“Yep, ‘these Sticks and Stones’ ” I replied

“Ha ha and remember what we were told to do if our clothes ever caught fire?”

“Yep, ‘Stop Drop and Roll‘ ” I replied again.

“So how long do you plan on being a Tracy fan?”

“As long as there’s ‘Stars Over Texas‘ ” I said

“and why is that?”

“Well, ‘As Any Fool Can See‘ he’s the best” I proclaimed.

“What about all of the other country singers you liked?”

“Oh, ‘I Threw The Rest Away‘ ” I said

“So what are we doing tonight?”

“Well, it is ‘Saturday In The South’ 

The End

I could have gone on and on

Addictions · Friends · Guilty pleasures · Music · Social Media · Volunteering

So So Much Going On…

It seems as though I am always doing SOMETHING, never nothing.  Even though I am sitting here on my laptop for hours I’m not just playing around. I’m either doing blogs for my volunteer work, I’m writing or working on my ideas for NaNoWriMo, I’m working on graphic designs for my Built of Barnwood blog. Tweeting about BOB or working on the Facebook page for BOB. busy busy busy.  I talked to my dad Monday for his birthday and he said I make him tired just seeing all the things that come across Facebook. Truth is I make me tired too. It’s all a labor of love though. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t enjoy it. A lot of great things have come out of it all. I’ve met some amazing people.

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It’s interesting how, as time goes on, social media changes. MSN groups and chat rooms started it all. Then came Myspace.  I remember there was a time when Myspace was the only thing out there and everyone in the world was addicted to it. Then came Facebook and everyone slowly migrated over to it. Myself  included.  It took a while to get use to and I remember starting my page, not liking it and sticking with myspace. Then as more and more people I knew were moving to Facebook I soon decided to conform and join the masses.  I haven’t been back to myspace since.  Then came Twitter.  Now I’m so addicted to Twitter it’s pathetic but Twitter is where I’ve had the most fun and met the greatest bunch of people and also where my sis Becka got me the ultimate follow. I won’t name names but I will say I’ve loved him since the 90’s and when I post pics of my guilty pleasures his will be in there..hint hint.

So while we’re talking about guilty pleasures. I’m also addicted to this little company I help promote called Built of Barnwood. I won’t say too much because I run a blog dedicated to it and it’s listed up on my blogs page. When I see an awesome “Nobody’s Perfect” cross on eBay, not only do I tweet it to promote it, I have GOT to bid on it.  I’m not sure if I need an intervention or not. I’ve got 3 so far. One I purchased without bidding and 2 I won bids on.  The latest was yesterday.  My bank account hates me. That is if a bank account can feel such an emotion, which I’m convinced it can.

Another guilty pleasure. Television. I have shows on pretty much every day of the week. Sundays are hard because 2 come on at the same time.  Now the difficulty comes by virtue of the fact (ha ha that was a quote) that 2 shows come on at the same time after I’ve gone to bed. So recording both on the DVR would lock up the TV so I’ve had to make a difficult choice. I chose TWD. There are only 2 shows I won’t, for any reason, make recording adjustments for. The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. The world could be coming to an end, hell freezing over, the sky falling, you name it..I’m watching my vampires and my boys.

Guilty pleasure #1 and ultimate Twitter follower. Could you just die.

Guilty pleasure #2. 2 of the 3 eBay Nobody’s Perfect crosses from Built of Barnwood

My vampires and my boys.