Each step of life is a journey that you choose to walk.

Each moment of life is another line, sentence, paragraph and chapter of the book called your life.

Enjoy all that life has to offer, good friends, good food, good coffee and as always wisdom and a good laugh.


27 July 2011

Helping a friend - Changing the World

If you listen to CCM then you know who Matt Hammitt is. If you don't then let me share. He is the lead singer of Sanctus Real, but more importantly, he is Bowen's Dad. Bowen was born with a heart defect and through the families struggles they have begun a new organization to help other families. Here's the scoop on how you can help them help others...

Hey everyone, its Matt from Sanctus Real. As a result of the medical struggles we've faced with our son Bowen over the past year, my wife Sarah and I have started Whole Hearts Foundation to assist other families with children suffering from congenital heart defects. We are currently in the running to win a $50k grant from Pepsi, but we need your help. We have to get voted into the top 10 at in order to win. We have one week left.

I'm asking you to join us in the final week of our campaign to win Whole Hearts $50k, which will help us support families with children suffering from heart defects!

You can follow our progress under "leaders" at We're currently #26 and we have ONE week to advance 16 spots. Here's how we'll do it...

Vote everyday online, through text and with Power Votes found on Pepsi products.

Send daily reminders through Facebook, Twitter, text & email encouraging other people to vote online & via text. Ask them to spread the word too!

A major key to winning will be encouraging people to use "Power Vote" codes found on Pepsi products. They'll get us hundreds of extra votes!

Here's how people can vote:


And vote via text: 107706 to 73774

With your help, we can do it!

~Peace & Blessings~

26 July 2011

Have you ever..

started a project or an email and then had to stop only to find it unfinished or in the "draft", and you could not remember why you even began? That has happened to me more than once. I'm sure that it will happen again (and probably in the near future).

I have been trying to memorize Psalm 100 for the past few months now and to be honest with you...I'm still struggling with verse 1. I keep forgetting. Is that normal? I don't think so. I think it is me adjusting to the next "chapter of my life". I am trying to embrace this change, but like many people...I don't really like these kinds of changes.

School starts back in 2 weeks, I begin teaching clarinet to students and I will be gaining an extra hour of work time. Put all this together and I am excited, but tired with all the "changes". So how do I embrace these changes?

Knowing the this is all part of God's plan for this life that I am living. So...maybe it is okay that I'm not remembering everything.

~Peace & Blessings~

New Christian Music Releases For July 26, 2011 -

New Christian Music Releases For July 26, 2011 -

19 July 2011

New GA Law taking affect

The GA Car Seat Law has changed: all children must ride in a car seat until they are 8 yrs old! Call 279-3350 for questions.

If you are on WIC, Peachcare or Medicaid, this Weds, July 20th you can receive a free booster seat IF you pre-register at 279-3350 and bring your car & the children who need the booster seat & attend a 20 min session at the Glynn Co Health Dept (2747 4th St). The staff from the Office of Injury Prevention will be there to explain the new law, distribute booster seats & help with installation to those families eligible (WIC, Peachtree & Medicaid).

~Peace & Blessings~

18 July 2011

New beginning...

of a new week. I have had some real heavy deep thoughts over the week and wondering where it is that God is carrying me to. I feel a difference coming, but I have yet to know what it is. I have to be honest with you...I'm a bit scared to let you know these things, only because to many of you, it sounds crazy. The fact of the matter is, I can always tell when a major change in my life is about to take place.

A few things have already happened. A close friend of the family lost her brother Thursday and then her husband was rushed into emergency surgery on Sunday morning. I am praying for them both. My heart is heavy for my family too. I know that there is a change that is going to take place; however, I don't know what that is yet.

I have also had this longing in my heart to just sit and be with God. I don't feel like I have had enough time to spend in HIS presence. I did wake up early this morning to read His Word and to pray. I'm not scared of where I am going, I can just feel that the change is coming. So my heart is heavy today, as it was yesterday. The things that should be "important" to me are not important right now. There is an urgency in my heart and I must be obedient to that urgent calling.

My desire is to be the best person I can be for Christ and to honor Him with this life that He has given me. That's all I have for now.

~Peace & Blessings~

14 July 2011

How on earth can I...

be so tired? I feel like I have done less in this week than in the past two weeks, but I am exhausted! Is that from the early hours of being at work or the fact that it is just to hot outside to really enjoy any physical activity? I'm not sure but I know that I am completely zapped of any energy.

Case in point, the past couple of days when I get home...I start reading my book and the next thing you know...I'm asleep on the couch! I am not one to take naps in the middle of the day so I find that to be very disturbing.

I know that tomorrow is my last "Off" day. Bart will be back to work on Monday and VBS is finished up tomorrow. So maybe just maybe I'll sleep til the day is long on Saturday. Well one can hope ;-)

I feel a bad for not blogging sooner but to be honest, once I get home I don't even want to turn my computer on. Yesterday I took the kids over to my friends house so they could play and so I could get some much needed "girl time". My friend asked me how my book was coming along and I had to tell her that it is not coming along. I have only one chapter started (not even completed). This question has me thinking...
what am I doing with my time? Am I really serious about writing this book? Am I serious about writing? To be honest I guess I'd have to ask myself, Am I serious about anything at all? I feel like I'm just floating through this life. It's a feeling of passing by...I'm a spectator in this backward crazy world and I'm just ready for my "real life" to begin. Have you ever felt like that?

OK so I'm sure that this just sounds like the ramblings of a very tired woman, but this is how my mind works...always has, always will. But at least now I have a peace about my constant distress. Off I go into a zombie state of mind so until next time...

~Peace & Blessings~

08 July 2011

Oh Yes!!

One of my favorite singers has just announced...

After releasing his acclaimed worship album, We Cry Out: The Worship Project, GRAMMY®-nominated artist Jeremy Camp announces his fall headlining “We Cry Out Tour” beginning September 29th in Georgia and concluding on November 20th in Texas. The 29-city tour will feature reigning GMA Artist of the Year Francesca Battistelli as well as special guest Adam Cappa. Tour dates are below and ticket information can be found online at
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~Peace & Blessings~

07 July 2011

You can VOTE..

If you want to take part in deciding the next GA License Plate then follow this link! Fun to participate in matters of the state.

~Peace & Blessings~

06 July 2011

True Woman | I Need to Vent

I have been feeling a bit frustrated, and instead of blowing my top I decided to look up "Anger" for some wisdom and insight. I have to tell you that I am not the best when it comes to keeping my cool, and I really have a hard time with going with the flow when "My" schedule gets changed. So instead of lashing out I looked up and this is what I found. I hope it helps you too.

True Woman | I Need to Vent

~Peace & Blessings~

05 July 2011

What Happens In Vegas...Part 4...The Finale

First let me apologize for not finishing this last entry sooner, but trying to get back into the swing of things didn't work out just as I planned. I will blog about that a bit later...

So the wrap of Vegas...It's Saturday, and I have to say it was a nice start of the day to just relax and take my time to get ready to go anywhere. Mike and I met up with a few friends over at Hooters. While we waited we grabbed breakfast. It was good, but nothing to really write home about. A little gambling (Mike not me) and a lot of conversation was on the agenda. Then we strolled over to Carnival once again to relax with other Alum.

Now I can't say that I don't blame Larry for taking the lead to head indoors, but I was not so keen at first about heading into the "I Love This Place" to hang out. But we did, and ordered a bit of food. Not bad for a little pick me up. The conversation was lively as we met up with other Alum and just relaxed and laughed to loud and to often for some of the folks around us! I guess we still have it in us...

Time to go get ready for the evening at Treve over at Cesar's Forums. As we finished up a terrific night at Treve the festivities were beginning to take a bit of a toll on me. I honestly cannot remember the last time I went that long with friends without thinking about getting up in the morning for work or for the kids. I was taken back by the love and thankfulness of all the Alum as I was given a "Thank You" gift from those who appreciated the help I gave Larry...the "Man of the Hour" for all the hard work and time he put into this reunion. I was so surprised, and truly grateful.

The whole time I had been to Vegas, I had really wanted to see the water show at Bellagio. I missed it the first time I had gone and I did not want to miss it again. So Mike and I excused ourselves as people continued to take pictures and made plans for another (the last) after party. We made it over to the Bellagio just moments before the show began. It was beautiful and I tried to take as many pictures as I could while listening to the opera that was part of the perfectly timed fountains!

I have to be honest...Mike looked like he was about to fall asleep standing up, and I am sure that I didn't look much better. It was time to skip out on the fun and head up for a decent night sleep. Next thing you's time to pack up, hit
the last buffet and head over to the airport. The Flamingo buffet was really really good. Fresh made crepe's, fruit forever and delicious shrimp. It was one of my better meals and so glad we went. I am not big on buffet's but it was good, and we had a view of the flamingo's it was a win win.

Last part of the trip was our crazy ride to the airport. I must say that the driver we had was WOW...I'm not sure how else to describe this has been cabby now turned shuttle driver in Vegas. He was hyper, not sure of his directions and over the line with the traffic. It made the need for prayer very necessary. We did arrive safely (of course) and had no problems on the way home.

Ahhh...home sweet home...until we headed out again the following week...but that, that is another blog.

~Peace & Blessings~