Tuesday, October 21, 2008


It should be illegal for the following things to exist or be able to occur:

1. For it to be 45 degrees in the morning and 75 the SAME afternoon. How is one supposed to react to that? Especially when you can't take your clothes off?!?
2. For my kids to be this beautiful.
3. For people to judge other people. You never know what is going on beneath the surface. As far as you know, my kids could be autistic. Wait....
4. Diets. Not healthy eating, I'm all for that. But diets....Nope! Don't deprive yourself, just have good eating habits. It's all about lifestyle baby, no short term fixes!
5. For 2 people that I love dearly to be on different continents!
6. Did I mention the weather thing?
7. Really bad smelling flatulence. Wow, that's a big word. Much more dignified than gas. :)
8. For my babies to be sick.
9. My husband should be illegal. Not because he crossed the border or anything...he's just that awesome!
and finally number 10. It should be illegal that the word illegal is so awkward to spell. Wait, so is the word awkward. Fitting.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Heeps of love to ya!

Heeps of love to ya babe!

So as you all know, my sister Amanda (aka Mayhay) is in Australia. She is currently attending Discipleship school and training in preparation for 2 months of outreach (missions.) She is probably going to be going to Thailand, but will know for sure in a couple of days. I talked to her tonight and can honestly say that I have never been more proud of her.

Her motives are pure, she just wants to do the most for our savior possible. She is beautiful, and happy and seems more content with herself than I have ever seen her. She is bold and passionate.

I say all of this, because of what she will be doing if she does in fact go to Thailand. From the little bit that we talked, I found out that she would be working with an organization in a city that works with pulling prostitutes out of the biz. I'm talking sex trafficking. There is a specific location, a string of bars that they work out of. She would be visiting the bars with 3 other girls and "buying" them. They would then in turn take them to location (I'm guessing a safe house of sorts.) They give them a place to stay and a job, making jewelry, etc.

I'm not going to lie. It sounds dangerous. But what an incredible opportunity and privilege, to be able to see someone's entire future change because of your courage and boldness. (Well, Christ's courage and boldness from the holy spirit, but you know what I'm talking about!) I am SO proud that she is going to be doing something SO mighty and life-changing. What an honor.

Mayhay, I love you so much, it's almost silly! I am so proud of you and all you are doing. You are an inspiration to me and all of us girls you left at home. God is going to use you in ways you have only dreamed of. He is going to use you to change lives...You have already changed mine. I pray safety all over you! You are my sister and best friend, I love you!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Worldview. Or Godview. How about "My View".

So I just had some dialogue through Facebook with a friend of mine. We feel differently about alot of things and it got me thinking (as it normally does when we talk,) what exactly do I think and why? She mentioned my worldview. "Worldview" a word that we through around alot, but do we ever really verbalize it? Have you ever really pondered and expressed your worldview? Not someone else's words....but your own? I have finally done it, and I wanted to share it with you. Here is an excerpt of my responses to my friend. Just a peek into my brain:

"I love to read peoples views on God and the world. I do not take anything that anyone (author or otherwise) says as gospel. That is reserved for the Bible. I read things and let the Holy Spirit reveal to me if it is truth or not. I also compare it to his word. Secondly, I base my life and my ideas on the life of Jesus. I figure, if Christ was God's spirit on earth, and perfect and righteous, then what better life to follow after. Him alone.

Let me preface this next section, I don't agree with Obama, nor do I want him to be president. But I am not so concerned with my "freedom as a believer" as I am my relationship with people. (We were talking about the definition of marriage and other religious freedoms here.) You may not agree with this, but I don't think that God cares how "America" defines marriage as he is how I treat homosexuals. The bottom line is that HE defines marriage as between a man and woman. I define marriage that way. But if I alienate homosexuals (the people that God is after) because I am worried about losing my freedom as a believer, then I have just lost my witness. Jesus didn't make them feel unworthy, he ate with them. He didn't point a finger in their face and say, you are wrong and I am right, he won them over with love. I have a gay friend at school. And my one and only goal is to demonstrate Christ's joy, and unrequited love. Not based on who you are or what you have done. Now, if he asked me, I will tell him that I do not agree with his lifestyle, but I don't agree with mine either sometimes. I will tell him that I care for him and love him and that God is after him.

My world view is that all that matters is the eternal, everything else will burn and die. Jesus came for souls, for his children. And that is my focus. Governments will fall. Politics will change. These earthly kingdoms are secondary to HIS kingdom. My worldview is that I am NOT of this world. That's why it is not my main concern.

The bottom line is: I care more about people and showing them Christ's light than I do about what America does and doesn't do. It's okay if we don't agree, I kinda like that about us. I just wanted to let you know where I was coming from. I appreciate your prayers and will pray for you too."

Your friend and sister in Christ,

I hope that this inspires you to think about what you believe and why. And I would love to hear your worldview, in your own words, tell me your worldview (or Godview!)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

One point Graduated Bob, Whos ya momma?!?

Yeah, so today at school we learned to do a 1-point graduated bob (like Victoria Beckham) and I nailed it! YAYA, YAYA! Well, after a little help from the instructor. But you know how it goes. I was so proud. I know, it's just one haircut. But a lot of people get some variation of the cut and it gave me so much confidence. Which, you need in this biz. So world, watch out for me and my scissors.....DON'T MAKE ME CUT YOU! Cause now, I wouldn't hesitate!

Oh, by the way, I am officially on the floor at school so I can take clients. Come in and see me, I am there from 9-2 Tuesday through Friday. Cobb Beauty College in Kennesaw. Prices are cheap, (we are still learning after all!) Love you all and thanks for your support!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A tribute to the Three Amigos: Tayhaymaysteenster

Here are just a few pictures from the past few years of me, Amanda, and Tara. We have taken 3 road trips together. We have been close friends for the past 3 years. (Ever since Peypey was born! I think all of us watching her being born bonded us for life!) We are quite a threesome. Triple threat. Three's company. Tri-angels if you will... Man, I crack myself up! Love you both, and miss you both.



Thursday, October 2, 2008

Good day Mate, care to go on a walkabout?

So I just put my sister on a plane to Australia. Poopers. I cried. But I am still in denial about it. I don't feel like she is gone. I don't know when it will hit me. I think right now I am going to turn off all the lights and crawl into bed and call it a day. Of my trio, I am the only one left. Tayhaymaysteenster has just become steenster. It's a good thing I'm a rockstar and will bounce back fast.

P.S. I have Vertical Reality this weekend, and will post more when I get back. But until then, I love you Mayhay my darling. You are my one and only see-ster!