Life

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Debbie Moltz

This morning a dear friend of ours passed away. Debbie Moltz was a friend, mentor, wedding director, huddle leader, youth staff member, and a blessing to all who new her. For updates on her please click here.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Coach O

Living so close to Ole Miss, this video definitely made me laugh!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! New updates to come soon!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Sunday, August 20 was one year of marriage!!!




Wow! Donnie and I could not believe that the year flew by so fast! I just wanted to let you all know that we celebrated our first year of marriage on Sunday. One of our close families gave us these pictures they took of us when they brought us home from the airport after the honeymoon. I love you Donnie and am so glad I married you!

First Day of School




So, Donnie and I thought it would be funny to take First Day of School pics of me when I started teaching at Hutchison. We did and boy do I look tired and nervous...but I even did the sideways pose with the backpack. Shout out to my mom who took pictures of me and my brothers every year on our first day of school!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

What was your favorite game to play in PE?

Most people hated PE growing up, but I loved it. THat is what I guess...that I am teaching it. Anyway, I have been given like 6 different equipment magazines to look through and order from. So here is the question: If you could order any type of equipment you wanted...what would it be and why? I have one week to make a final decision.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Pictures from Belize

Walking around in Belize

Some Belizean kids



Caitlin Bagley (one of our teens) and I on a boat ride

Vacation Bible School


back from belize


The mission team (minus 10 people that worked in the dental clinic because they left the next day)

Donnie and I before I left him for 11 days...sad

Ok, so to all my readers...I'm so sorry for not having updated you all since Belize. The trip was amazing. One of the reasons that I have not blogged about the trip...other than a busy schedule...is that I really needed a couple of weeks to process the trip. Don't get me wrong, God did some amazing things, but i have realized how selfish and worldly I have become. I don't think I have ever been so convicted on a trip of my own shortcomings. 29 of us went on the trip. 19 of us spent our time conducting a VBS for 657 children, teaching basketball and soccer camps for 50 kids, ladies classes for 60 women and about 35 teens attended our nightly devotionals. I think the thing that I gained most during this trip was relationships with our teenagers. It has been cool to see how much the girls from our youth group trust me and have been willing to share their struggles with me on the trip and since we have been home. Spiritually, I have personally grown closer to God. The last few months have been more of a struggle than a success between me and God and it was good to get away for a while and refocus.

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support. You will never truly know how much my life has changed from this trip.

Thank you! Enjoy these pictures.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Off to Belize

On Thursday I am heading for Independence, Belize with our youth ministry. We will be gone 11 days and will be conducting a VBS for 500 kids, soccer and basketball camps, and a dental clinic. I am really excited to see what God is going to do through us and I ask that you all keep us in your prayers. While I am in Belize, Donnie will be traveling to Houston with more kids from the youth group to work with the IMPACT church. We are both really excited about our trips and can't wait to see how God is going to use us both. I hope to blog from there, but if not I will post pictures and blogs when I return.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Choices...Choices

For those of you who don't know where I am working this summer, I am still helping out at the U of M with some research that we collected this year. Another grad student and I are writing up the data for publication and submission to conferences. All that has very little bearing on the daily choice we make when we enter the office. Yesterday was supposedly the hottest day so far in Memphis...something like 97 or 98 degrees, with a 100% humidity and very little breeze. The building we work in is a 50+ year old Fieldhouse (a.k.a. and old stinky building with lots of old stinky gymnasiums that smell like sweaty gym bags). That being said...the building is old and therefore, the AC system is old. Upstairs where we work, there is very little air circulation, and we aren't even sure that the air comes through vents, so yesterday when it was 97 degrees outside it felt like 85 in our little office with no windows. Molly and I ventured downstairs to the airconditioning to visit a professor and discovered that although if feels like a brisk 72 degrees downstairs it smells like a sewage explosion. So here is the question we have not to answer:

Would you rather...work in an office with little to no smell that is 85 degrees and no ventilation...OR...work in an office that smells like sewage, but is cold?

Any takers?