Saturday, February 28, 2009

When God Ran

I'm so God loves me enough to run after me. God ask me everyday, "Do you know I still love you?" No matter what I do, no matter how bad my attitude is, or what happens- GOD runs to me! This past Thursday Brandy and I had the chance go to go a Philips, Craig and Dean concert. I have to be honest and say I had my doubts that we were going to get there, it took us 2.5 hours to go an hour---gotta love I-10 being closed, and then Mapquest that leads you down dark roads to a deadend! :) Anyway, we finally made it- I say that like we were late, but we really got there at 6:58 and it started at 7pm. It was a wonderful worship time and fellowship time for Brandy and I. I realized how much, you just have to escape even if it is for a couple of hours.

Sidenote: PCD might not be the newest Christian group, and yes I made jokes when we got there about them being a little bit older, however they were awesome in leading worship.

When God Ran

Almighty God, The Great I Am Immovable Rock, Omnipotent powerful Awesome Lord, Victorious Warrior Mighty Conqueror, Commanding King of Kings And the only time, the only time I ever saw Him run Was when He ran to me, Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest And said "My son's come home again". Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes With forgiveness in His voice He said "Son, do you know I still love you?" It caught me by surprise when God ran The day I left Home, I knew I'd broken His heart I wondered if Things would ever be the same, Then one night, I remembered His love for me And down that dusty road, ahead I could see It was the only time, the only time I ever saw Him run Was when He ran to me, Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest And said "My son's come home again". Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes With forgiveness in His voice He said "Son, do you know I still love you?" It caught me by surprise, It dropped me to my knees When God ran Holy God, Righteous One Who turned my way Now I know, You've been waiting For this day

Baby Jackson

This week due to the holiday I was finally able to see baby Jackson and his wonderful parents. He has to be the most perfect baby. He was so sweet and it was awesome to see Hampton and Lindsey with him. I'm so excited for them and this wonderful journey they are now on. Here is a sweet picture of the family! Sadly I didn't think about having a picture made with Jackson and his aunt Tiffy- always next time though!

Uncle Phil's

Dayspring held Uncle Phil's Diner to raise money for the children and students to go to camp and it was a wonderful night of fellowship and fun! Here are just a few pictures:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Love Day

Alright, so for the past several years I have called today- Single Awareness Day. However, I'm finally over that. Don't get to excited, I don't have some teddybear guy sweaping me off my feet. However, I'm confident in my Heavenly Father- knowing my heart's desire for a husband. When His time is right, it will happen. Until then he is reminding me over and over of His unfailing love for me. How could I ask for more than this?

Bible Verses on Love - God’s Love For Us For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. - Deuteronomy 7:9
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. . . - Psalm 37:28
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. - Proverbs 8:17
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – 1 John 4:9-11
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. - 1 John 4:16
We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. – 1 John 4:19-20
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. - 1 John 3:10
No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. - Matthew 6:24
So be very careful to love the LORD your God. - Joshua 23:11
I love you, O LORD, my strength. - Psalm 18:1
Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' – Matthew 22:37-39
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. - Proverbs 17:17
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. . .And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. - excerpts from 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:12-13
'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. - Leviticus 19:18
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs. – Proverbs 10:12

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


So you might have heard me celebrating and well, no it wasn't that! Greater things are yet to come, but not all at the same time! : ) I lost nine pounds this past week! Can I tell you how proud of myself I am. No it wasn't easy, but I faught through the emotional challenges and everything else and won---So now, I'm heading down to lose a lot more! I think I can do this, it wasn't easy but I did it and was very proud of myself. So thanks for the prayers, please keep them up. God has had one hand on my should wrapped around me and the other one over my mouth for more reasons than one! :) I give Him all the glory b/c I'm learning to escape to Him, rather than by myself- whatever I have in the refrig. (Mentional note: I have taped pictures before and after as well as scriptures all over the house: mirrors, refrig, inside refrig, closet, bathroom, you name it-I have one there or close)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Welcome Sweet Little Jackson

Jackson Carter Sims was born Thursday, February 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm 6 pounds, 6 ounces, 19 inches

Welcome Jackson--I promise you have the best parents ever, not to mention the best aunt Tiffy! Can't wait to play with you and give you lots of kisses and love. I'm praying for you buddy, and I'm glad you have wonderful family to help take care of you right now as your sweet daddy takes care of your wonderful momma. They will be okay and home sleeping with you soon!

Friends- please be in prayer not only for Jackson as he has enter this world and has so much ahead of him. But please also be in prayer for Lindsey and Hampton.
Please see the note below from Hampton's blog. This was all happened Thursday morning, and Hampton wrote this on Friday night. I have talked to them a couple of times each day and she is getting better. God is faithful and on His throne. Hampton and Lindsey and Jackson too---I love you! You're amazing and strong- hang in there! Let me just say it wasn't easy getting the phone call from Hampton one saying Jackson was born and I couldn't be there. I was so close but due to a car wreck on I-55 I was delayed until after 10pm and had to be at work the next morning and so turned around and came home. Then again getting the phone call Thursday a week later to the day, with a different tone in Hamptons voice. I can't wait to hug all of them, however until them I am bathing them in prayer and praising God for the work He is doing and the way He is holding them close.
Hampton's note:
Thursday morning was scary for us. We ended up in the emergency room at 4:30 AM, because Lindsey was losing lots of blood. After arriving in the ER, passing out in the bathroom, & being rolled down to the operating room, we found out that a blood vessel had ruptured and was pumping blood into her intestine. That was a pretty scary diagnosis. The solution was having the best doctors on the planet watching her, the doctors of Brookhaven Ob-Gyn, & the best nurses on the planet, the nurses of King's Daughters Medical Center, taking care of her.After surgery, lots of medicine, 2 units of transfused blood, & a lot of praying, she is going to be doing better. We should start to see some improvement sometime later today. I will be glad to see her feeling better. There are no words to describe how you feel when the one you love more than anyone else on earth is hurting.

Day by Day

Wow, I can't believe it's already February 7---It's been over fifteen days since my last post and goodness---they say time flies when you're having fun! So I guess that's what has happened, or something like that. I haven't really been able to put my thoughts and feelings in to words and so I've kinda hidden myself under everything trying to figure it all out. No luck with that. . . . .

So anyway- things to catch up on:

I posted the pictures of the trips and they were amazing! They took me out of the normal daily thoughts and made me challenge myself to come back.

Work has been unbelieviablly busy! We've added some large accounts but sadly lost a couple of employees so it's been very stressful getting everything done---I'm learning there really isn't enough time in a day to do it all. However we did go form 70+ tickets this week to 21. That is a huge accomplishment----when you not that it was really just two of us in the office. I'm proud and learning that's what matters.

Bible Study- I'm excited that I started a new Bible Study last Tuesday with Ressa. We're doing Nancy DeMoss' book on Holiness. It's been awesome and I'm excited about the next nine weeks. I know I will be challenged to be more Holy and live as Christ.

Church- Not sure what God is doing within for Dayspring. My heart is stired in a very complicated way and I can't figure it out. I'm very prayerful for the search commitment and the future of Dayspring but I don't know where I see myself. Praying through it all and hope to find peace soon.

Health- Well I started telling you about a journey for a new me at the beginning of the year. I was challenged by the book, "Are You Ready" and was very excited about the newness of the challenges ahead. So I started Monday with Medi and was very excited about it all. However it's now day six and I'm not giving up but I'm over the turkey and chicken considering that's all I've eaten and please note only 500 caleries of those a day. I go back Tuesday and really hope that I've lost some weight to encouragement to move forward. Between being sick after Celine and then going to OK , and then the changes for work I waiting until I started and so I'm calling Monday. I'm also doing the Biggest Loser Workout videos. Gotta love me some Bob Harper!