Thursday, June 25, 2009

What Do I Know of Holy?

I often will search for new music and new artist. I came across Addison Road a few days ago. They are not by any means new but they are new to me. They are a group from Texas and I find their music absolutely incredible. Each song is written beautifully. Several of their songs really touched me but one that stuck out was the song "What Do I Know of Holy". I am not sure if you have ever heard of this song but you must give it a listen...

When I first heard the song I was like wow, that is one amazing song. But then I went back and listened to it again and again. I even looked the lyrics up. The more I listened to it the words began to sink in and the wheels in my head began to turn. "What Do I Know of Holy"? Really, what do I know? I was raised in the church, learned all the right things to say and do but did I really ever get to know our Holy God? How many times did I make Him too small? Did I ever stop to listen to Him or did I just talk? Would I really know if He was speaking to me or if he was right in front of me? How many times did I put Him into my pocket and pull Him out just when I needed Him? Did I ever really understand just how big He was and how big His love for me was?

I was guilty of all of those things at one point and hey let's just be honest there are still times that I find myself guilty of them. I know that we serve an incredibly B.I.G. God I just think at times it is easy to forget just how big He really is. After beginning my real relationship with Jesus Christ I couldn't help but be in complete awe of the beauty he placed all around us. Just to think that the God we serve placed each blade of grass on this earth, each granule of sand, every mountain, body of water, every single ant, bird, monkey, etc. He gave breath to each and every single one of us. And to think about the beauty of creating a new life and how he allows women to carry such a precious little life inside of them for 9 months blows my mind. It is when I sit back and really think about every single thing God has blessed us with and how it is so easy to go about our days and not even stop to thank Him that I am completely humbled. He holds our lives in His hands. He knows exactly what is and is to come so how come we think we can do it better on our own? I speak to myself when I say all of these things. I often times get sucked into the busyness of day to day life and don't make time to stop and spend time getting to know our Savior better. I often times think that I know exactly what I am doing and that I can handle it just fine instead of taking the time to stop and ask God what it is I should be doing.

We serve a Holy & Loving God but do our lives reflect that? Do we live each day with a pure and holy passion for Him? This song made me really stop and think about all of these things. I was convicted & brought to my knees. So that's thoughts on the song & what it spoke to me. Each of us might take something completely different away from it so I would like to know what are your thoughts on the song? Anything close to mine or very far off?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Guess what...

I'M MOVING!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, you read that right...after being back in my parents home for 3 1/2 years I am finally moving out. I've been wanting this for a while now and it is finally happening. I will be moving to Brookhaven next weekend. For those of you that are not aware I am already in Atlanta more than I am not. Pretty much everything I do is in Atlanta. So it just made a lot of sense to finally make the move. I am very excited about this yet a little nervous and little scared all at the same time. Since this will be my first place on my own completely this is a pretty big step. A step that I'm ready and have been needing to take for a while. So that is a little bit of news for ya. If you will please just keep me in your prayers. Since this is such a change for me there will also be other things that will change for me too. So if you would just pray for the move, the change & changes to come, and just for me to have faith that God wouldn't allow this to happen if this isn't where he wanted me. Thanks so much!

Look for more updates coming soon...

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Fun Friday Night

What do all of the following titles have in common: “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk like a Man”, “Rag Doll”, “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”, “My Eyes Adored You”, “Grease”, and “Can’t Take My Eyes off You”? If you answered they are all songs that Frankie Valli recorded you are correct. For those of you that are not aware who Frankie Valli is he was most famous as front man of The Four Seasons. They were very popular throughout the 50’s & 60’s. You’re probably wondering why in the world is she giving me all of this useless information?! That would be because Jersey Boys is now at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta and I went last Friday night.

One of my favorite things to do is to go to a show at The Fox. I don’t get to do it very often but really enjoy it when I’m able to go. Jersey Boys was wonderful! I honestly wasn’t quite sure who The Four Seasons were until they sang several of their songs. I had no idea they sang many of the songs. “Big Girls Don’t Cry” is one of my all time favorite songs. It takes me back to my childhood days and also reminds me a lot of Dirty Dancing. When they began to sing that song last week I was pleasantly surprised! It was also very interesting to learn the story behind the group and everything they went through. I’ve always known the music business is a difficult business but to hear someone’s story the good and the bad is very eye opening.

I went to the show with Joey. Our seats were fabulous thanks to him. We got to The Fox just in time to grab a glass of wine and find our seats. I of course was running late so we arrived just a little later than planned. We made it before the show started so no worries. I believe we were probably two of the youngest in the crowd that evening. There were a few others our age there but it was definitely more of an older crowd. It was so fun to listen to everyone sing and dance in their seats to the songs throughout the show. It was such a wonderful night! If you haven’t seen Jersey Boys I would highly recommend that you do! You won’t be disappointed, I promise!

Here is a pic of Joey and I all dressed up at the show :-)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kids do the darndest things

A few mornings ago my sister, Peyton walked into her kitchen to find this...

Addison had decided that she would let Maddox wear a bow that day.  Where or why she got this idea from we may never know.  I thought I would die when P sent me the pic!  What are big sisters for?!?!