The Walking Dead

It's time for an update. You know, because I'm doing stuff. Things.

I'm so excited about October 12th. Are you?


That's right folks.  It's time for Season 5.

From the very first episode, I was hooked.  You remember the scene with the Goldilocks zombie at the gas station right?  Suspense, shock, terror, insanity. My husband and I gave each other our best "holy crap" look and instantly hungered for more. Thankfully, it's still going strong. Here we are at Season 5 and I'm still just as enthralled as I was from Days Gone Bye.

Pair my excitement with the hostess blood that runs through my veins and what do you have?  And by hostess, I don't mean Twinkies and HoHos. might look at me and be surprised that isn't the case. Baby got back. ANYWAY...all that to say...

With my beautiful family, I have thrown a few Walking Dead Parties.  Nothing over the top, I might add. I'm sure that my world could go there but wit…


Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.- Hebrews 10: 23-25
There are few things as precious as friendship. Real, beautiful, joyful, messy, painful friendship. 
I sound like an old lady but it seems like these days, it’s so easy to lose sight of the importance of real friendships. I've been reflecting on this a lot lately...mostly because I recently deactivated my Facebook. I wanted to reevaluate the things I make time for. We are all connected through social media but we miss out on real-life connection. Even though I believe these tools of technology are useful in a lot of ways…like the fact I get to see what’s happening with my cousin in Germany, it doesn't compare to seeing each other face…


I'm behind this glass you built
Pleading for your eyes to search & find me again
Thrill my thoughts, don't pass me in yours
I'm right hear, I'll always be
We have not lost the war we fought
We are not lost at sea
My love, find me

So close we could almost touch Promise me you won't give up! Inside, my breath clouds the pane and my hands compose a song  A chorus I sing for only you Search & find me again You know where we belong now You know what to do

My Oma

I found a treasure chest hidden in your room
I just wanted a piece of you to somehow carry me through
I was sure to find your rubies gently put away
or your polished trophies from the so called "golden days"
Instead when it was opened, much to my disbelief
Were not the gems and jewels of yesteryear
But gifts to you...from me

Every little drawing and scratch of color across a page
Became a masterpiece, a chef-d'oeuvre, more valuable with age
The macaroni fragments, delicate and worn
These were things to throw away but to you, they were your pearls
The birthday cards and pictures and everything in between
Do nothing but loudly exclaim this great love you had for me

And while I'm here where you once sang
the desire for home is now an ache
All I want is to be with you...All I want is to see your face
But I will live with my memories and smile in this remembrance
God's love was written in your life and aloud, you read every sentence
The Author said "well done&q…

Right Now Conference 2013

I went to a conference earlier this month that impacted me tremendously.  It was a conference directed to people involved in leadership / ministry. My husband and I, along with a group of leaders from our church, attended this event in Dallas, TX.We were able to hear a crazy amount of wisdom from speakers such as Eric Mason, J.D. Greear, Larry Osborne, Tullian Tchividjian and so on. I wanted to share some of the key quotes that attacked my heart. Enjoy!

It’s in the midst of our greatest mess that God shows up. Guess what? Our mess doesn’t surprise Him. The messiest people are the bessiest people for God to use. God always picks the team He can get the most glory out of. In our eyes, God looks like he picks the worst. God loves to pick out the people who need freedom because they never forget WHO set them free! -Eric Mason
It’s amazing how many people will change when you stop trying to fix them. When we try to change others, that’s really a subtle attempt to fix ourselves. - Tullian Tch…

My October Wishlist



It really does.

So many things are changing for the better.  First of all, I'm totally digging my new layout.  I wanted a new look to go with my fresh start. :)

Changes happening...

1. My relationship with God is growing.  He's always been working on me but I've been very complacent for a very long time.  I'll talk more about that later. But for now, let me just say, I've been loving this hunger and reawakened desire to KNOW Him. When I read the Bible, it's not a's a desire to want to know my Savior.

2. Health. I've got a kick-arse gym buddy who is super encouraging and motivating. I've been getting into a routine.  Baby steps.  I can't expect to undo in a few days what took years to turn into a mess.  This also goes hand in hand with eating better. I've had a few hiccups but I'm staying motivated to stay on track.  This is a big deal for me because I get discouraged so easily. #icandothis

3. Leadership.  God's been putti…