Words of Wisdom

"You have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince." -Mamaw Jackson

"Stupidity in a woman is unfeminine." -Freiderich Nietchze

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wishful Wednesday - No More Drama

You all know that Mary J. Blige song right? You gotta love Mary J. Well it just seems like there are people trying to cause drama in my life everywhere I turn. That's why I haven't blogged in a week! I just didn't want to get on here and complain about people. It would not be productive, not be positive, and its boring to read.

But since I brought it up, Doesn't it drive you crazy when someone will lie to you knowing that you know its a lie? I'm not stupid. I check people's stories. Especially when they've been drama in the past. It is a pet peeve of mine to be lied to.

I am so thankful for the people I can count on.. My best friends and my fiance are such blessings. They've been especially wonderful lately, listening to all my frustrations and giving good advice. So I'm wishful today that the drama will leave my life, but I'm thankful that the people who love me and support me will never be drama. :) I guess I'll continue this tomorrow and call it Thankful Thursday!

Our daily scripture at my church for today is perfectly fitting for this post:

Isaiah 40:31
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mmm.. What a peach!

I was in a waiting room a couple of days ago and I read this recipe in an issue of Southern Living Magazine from about a year ago.

Peach Sangria
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle of white wine
  • 1 cup peach schnapps
  • 1/2 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 nectarines, sliced
  • 1 cup green or red grapes, sliced or whole
  • Combine, cover, and chill at least 2 hours or overnight. Stir before serving. Makes 8 cups.

Does this not sound amazing? I plan to try it the next time my ladies and I get together. :)

Peach is one of my favorite flavors (and scents). Have you tried the Juicy Peach candle from Yankee Candle? I highly recommend it!

Also, there are the peach flavored Dum-Dum lollipops. I will always scour a bowl of these for a peach one! And of course, peach pie or peach cobbler, and of course... drum roll please...

Peachie Tea from Pal's (a small chain of fast food restaurants near where I went to college) THAT is probably my very favorite peach thing!

What is your favorite flavor? Do you love peach as much as I do?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Some rambling to make up for the weekend away...

I swear, I haven't had a moment to sit down at my computer all weekend! I really thought about blogging several times, but I never did have a chance. I never thought this would be something I would miss when I was away from it.
We had a surprise birthday party for my fiance's oldest son who just turned 11. He was completely clueless... That was so much fun! We invited all his friends and our families that are in the area. It was a great party! There will be pictures in a following post :)

On Sunday afternoon we took the birthday boy to spend some of his birthday cash and I took my engagement ring for its semi-annual inspection and got it cleaned. It is blingin' like it is brand new! I think I found the perfect wedding band while I was there (it's about time!) It matches the band of my engagement ring perfectly. It's 1/2 cttw channel set diamonds in white gold. I wish I could find a picture of it on the internet, but do not worry, there will be pictures when I have it on my hand!
Also, tomorrow I'm going to look at a potential wedding reception venue. If we can book the place for this Spring, we will have our official date! It is a beautiful Inn in the downtown historic district of our city. I think it will be perfect. If there is enough space, we may have the ceremony there too, in which case I could enter from the stairs! I think that would be fabulous. I am thankful for my fiance for many reasons, but today I'm especially thankful that he is happy to go with me on these wedding expeditions, especially since my mother is less than enthusiastic about the whole wedding situation and has been particularly unreliable lately. But thats another blog.
Anyway ladies, my work duties are calling... I am about to use my bachelor's degree to unjam the copier. Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Own Words of Wisdom

Ok ladies... Here is where I get a little opinionated...

Last night after Bible study at our church a middle-aged man and father of a young child in our church was giving a teenage girl a very hard time about her lip piercing.

Pastor Chris had given everyone the opportunity to ask questions and we had just been discussing with the several teenagers in the room why their tattoos and piercings are not going to send them to hell. Pastor Chris explained to them that it is what is in their heart that matters, and that the people who say negative things to them about the way they look do not necessarily know their heart and are not the ones to judge in the first place. It is only God who can send us to heaven or hell. We discussed that our body is our temple and that we are instructed to care for it, but that a piercing or a tattoo (with a clean needle) is not harmful to our bodies. Drinking in excess, smoking, or doing drugs were the examples we gave the teenagers as things that would harm their temple. Furthermore, the body we have on earth will not be present in heaven.

So anyway, this guy who apparently was not listening to anything for the last 30 minutes of Bible study approached this young lady of 15 years and asked her if she thought it was respectful for her to have her piercing in during church. UHH... hello??? Why on earth do people in church so often do things to make people uncomfortable in church? Isn't church supposed to be the place to come and be restored? People don't come to church after they're fixed anymore than someone would join a gym after they got in shape!

These are teenagers, several with some form of gang affiliation, in church on a Wednesday night because they choose to be. Not because anyone is forcing them or because we're bribing them to be there. These kids are serious about making changes in their lives and getting on the right path. They've started bringing other kids from their neighborhood and even their parents to church.

We need to love people where they are and accept and overlook the little things that we may not always agree with and see the heart of the person. I know too many young people who do not want to go to church because they have been hurt by older people in their church. Young people need to come to church to get guidance and to learn about themselves and develop their faith. Older Christians cannot use the name of Jesus to talk to teenagers (or anyone) anykindaway (as my mother-in-law would say.)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thank you, Julie!

Thanks to Julie at BrownEyedBelle, I am the proud and very flattered recipient of this lovely award!
The rules are simple: Tell seven interesting facts about yourself and tag seven or fewer blogs. So... here are 7 things about me. :)

1. I hope to own 2 pet cows one day.
2. I am the future wife of a pastor.
3. I'm allergic to just about everything that can float in the air or grow in the ground.
4. I have a 4 year-old great-nephew who calls me Princess. (and I LOVE to answer to that!)
5. My Mamaw is my favorite woman in the whole world and I strive to follow her example in every aspect of life.
6. I tend to look mean unintentionally. (We call it the Meanface.)
7. In kindergarten, I had a pet jellyfish named Strawberry.

I'm tagging these Beautiful Blogs:

Southern Belle Mama
Tales of a Short Southern Mama

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My First Entry

So, my two best friends have been telling me I need to start a blog. I really didn't even know what a blog was until I started reading Julie's at BrownEyedBelle. I'm not very techy.. I don't tweet or twitter or whatever the lingo is. I don't understand what it means to 'bing' something and I certainly don't want to be poked. But I think I'm getting the hang of this.
Last weekend, my girls and I had a reunion weekend. We hadn't been all three together since June! So of course, there was lots of catching up to do. We talk every day, but its just not the same as seeing each other every day! Lauren (her blog is coming soon) and I braved the wind and snow to get to Julie and of course it was all worth it. We went shopping on Saturday, and in a quest to help me be more fashionable, Julie and Lauren helped me pick out some fabulosity. My favorite find from the weekend was this trench coat:

I think it is very fashionable! What do you think?

The other best things of the weekend are food related. If you're on any kind of diet, skip this section. Julie made the BEST dip I have ever eaten. It is Harry & David Pepper and Onion Relish mixed with cream cheese. The other thing I highly recommend is White Merlot wine. I know, I know, it is not the most sophisticated of wines, but it is absolutely delish!

What do you and your best friends do when you get together?