Sunday, May 24, 2009

I just don't get it...

I do not understand why people who are supposed to be leaders of worship can't stay to hear the preacher preach. If you're going to come to church only to leave after 10 minutes, why even bother coming??? This happened at church tonight and I just need to vent. Yes, they're great singers and/or drama team members. But I don't see how you can expect to minister to someone only to leave early from church. I mean, don't get me wrong, I am NOT saying that you have to be at every service to be effective in your ministry. I understand that things happen or need to be done. What I don't understand is why even drive to church, especially on the night that you may not be participating in service, just to leave after 10 minutes. And when you DO have a part in the service, what kind of example does it set to people when the "leaders" of worship leave early??? It just does not make ANY sense to me. Then when you happen to call them out on it, these people get mad and claim that's the only time they have to get things done. BUT, if you really had things to do, and that is your reason for leaving service super early, then don't get caught at a RESTAURANT!!!

...okay....I'm going to stop venting now; because if I don't, I will probably say something [more] that I really shouldn't.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I did it!!! I finally graduated college....AGAIN! haha. I finished with classes back in March for my masters, and graduation was last Saturday. I am so happy to be done with it all, but I sure am gonna miss my friends! I should have gotten a picture with everyone; but after the ceremony was over, we all scattered!! Anyway, here are a couple of pictures from the day.

SWU University Singers

Speaker: Dr. James Rex, SC Superintendent of Education

SWU President: Dr. Spittal

walking across stage.

just me.

holding Caleb.

he was distracted but all the people and
wouldn't pay attention to the camera

Caleb looking all cool in his sunglasses

with the Barnes at Copper River

I AM A CHRISTIAN. I love the Lord with all my heart, soul, & mind. God has really blessed me more than I could ever imagine, but the truth is that Satan HATES me!! I face struggles & temptation every single day of my life; but no matter what happens, I still strive to do the will of God. Because I put my faith & trust in God, He has provided relief for me & my family time & time again! God never fails to comfort & remind me of His promise that “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). There have been countless times that I did not deserve God’s grace & should not have been granted mercy. But He has granted me mercy & forgiveness, as well as goodness & grace -- all for the purpose of sharing it with those I meet along the path of life. Some days are better than others, but you always have to remember to keep pressing on! Keep praising HIM & He’ll never fail to bring you through the storm.