Tuesday, February 28, 2006

A dog's life

you know what? I think God is trying to say something to me via dog lovers...I am not sure what it is but I am convinced, there have been way to many people in my life lately talking about their dogs...plus having one in my home the last few weeks as well...anyways...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

things that annoy me...

two things (today that is)
1. Getting lost...yes, today I got lost, very very lost...very annoying.
2. People who ask me if I'm annoyed when I'm not annoyed...also very annoying.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Freaking Awesome

Monster Trucks are my new favorite thing.
I have a love of all things redneck. Monster Trucks, Rodeo's, Horse Races, Garage Sales, Country Music...to name a few...

Friday, February 17, 2006

Love this

Whoever pursues godliness and unfailing love will find life, godliness, and honor.
Proverbs 21:21 NLT

Thursday, February 16, 2006

so cold

I'm freezing!!!!!!!!!!!! why so cold????? I can't wait to thaw out....maybe a hot bath tonight will do the trick....

check out my new slideshow and song...fun stuff...pics from this year and last...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Half Hour Incriments

So my life coach wants me to keep track of my time in half hour incriments for a week...what I probably should have told him is that I am slightly OCD...seriously...I think I am...now when something should take me 20 minutes...I make it last 30...when something should go 45...I cram it into 30...I am obsessed with watching the clock...I was myspacing and decided I was about done...when I looked at the clock and saw it was only a quarter after the hour....so I stayed on for another 15 minutes...only I forgot to watch the clock and stayed on for 20, thus needing to stay on another 25...it's a viscious cycle...how can I stop it?
okay, maybe I made that last part up...but I am obsessed with watching the clock and doing things for a half hour so I can keep track...I think I may have issues...

Life Coach

So today I met with someone who is going to be my coach. My senior pastor has asked him to coach all of the pastors. I think I am going to like having a coach...at first I thought it was only for my ministry area but it's actually anything I want it to be...he is a very wise man when it comes to finances so I think I am going to have him coach me in that area of my life. And he will be someone to hold me accountable to my personal goals and ministry goals which is so great. I have already been given a couple assignments and I am excited to see what I will learn about myself through this process. How very "Starting Over" this seems...

Monday, February 13, 2006

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

So the last few days have been jam packed with highs and lows...I will elaborate...
The Good
Three really good things:
1. The We Love Kids Space Odyssey
-392 kids for 4 hours at church having a blast...running around playing games, dancing, glowing in the dark, screaming to win prizes, eating dessert for dinner if they want...something they will remember their whole lives.
-180ish volunteers loving on kids and working in a coordinated fashion to have a carnival, banquet and program that was amazing.
-All the details I have spent the last couple months planning went off without a hitch.

2. Invitro
-not my own in case you wondered (teehee)
-I got to pray with a couple from my church before and after the retrieval process in the middle of the week.
-I got to pray with them again before and after the transfer.
-I got to see the fertalized embryos on Sat under the microscope...truley amazing
-They let me stay in for the transfer, I saw everything on the ultrasound screen.
-Can't help but think it would be amazing to do a baby dedication for this family...
-Please pray that this is a successful invitro!!!!

3. Beck's baby dedication
-I was able to dedicate my nephew...I'm his aunt and his first pastor and it was an amazing thing to pray with his mom and dad (my little bro) as they took that step of faith and placed this little guy into God's hands in a very public way.

The Bad
really it's a short list and for that I am thankful...All the crazy hours I worked this week...sleeping on the floor so my family could stay at my house...an unwanted communication...little Ben falling down the stairs...my headache from holding back tears on sunday...

The Ugly
two things...Saying Good-bye to my brother, my friend and my baby...all of this brought on what I fondly call the "ugly cry"and now I have a dog to care for...it's not going to be pretty because I've never done it before...I hope she survives me...
now you should be all caught up!!! if you read this far you must really like me:-) or I'm a dang good blogger...hmmm...

Friday, February 10, 2006


I hate endings...
endings of relationships
ending of a good book
ending of a good song
ending a day and having to go to sleep
ending a good time in your life no matter the reason
I wish some of the ending would end in my life...I wouldn't mind that I guess.

please don't comment and tell me things have to end before new things can begin...today I don't think I want to hear it...maybe another day when I'm not so sad.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Sweet Sweet Baby

When I first heard this song it instantly was stuck in my head...and then I couldn't help but sing it to Beck all the time and now that he is leaving I wonder if it wasn't a sign that this is the song I picked to sing to him...I guess you will all have to put up with my space having a bit of a Beck tribute for a while...but man, isn't he Sweet???


So Much to Love

I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.

Always On My Mind

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Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wing. Only one thing endures and that is character. 
~Horace Greeley