Saturday, July 29, 2006

My weekend

Okay, so this weekend, I went to a singles conference at my church, and it was so great! God really did a lot in me this weekend...and I really had a good time!

Last weekend, I went to Myrtle Beach with a friend and her kids. We had such a good time! I would love to tell you all about it, but I'm in a bit of a hurry.

So, I've been really busy the last couple of, I am looking forward to not being so busy next weekend. Let me tell you...I was at Wal-Mart today (my favorite store)...and I spotted the senior pastor of REdemption World Outreach Center (my church). Now, I haven't been able to meet him because our church is huge! So, I saw him and I was like "this is the perfect chance to meet him!" But he was on the phone and didn't get off so I didnt get to say hi! I was so upset! I mean, I really want the chance to meet him. I will have to try and find a way to do just that! I just don't like going to a church where I don't know the pastor and the pastor doesn't know me.

Gotta go...I am having dinner tonight with some friends.

Andrea Yates...Not Guilty

Okay, so this week, a jury found Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity for the deaths of her five children.
She's the lady who drowned her five children in the bathtub in 2001. Now, I have lost all trust in our judicial system. Come on! The devil made me do it is not a good complaint. Do you know why? BEcause I believe that everyone that murders...the devil made them do it. Because the devil is sin and murder is, if that's the argument, then everyone that commits murder should me put in a mental institution! Just looking at those children's pictures makes me want to cry all over again! I cannot believe that a jury would believe that she didn't really know what she was doing when she one by one took those kids and held them under water in the bathtub...

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Sick and Tired

I have been sick since Wednesday Afternoon...I woke up with a horrible headache and vomiting. Well, I went to the doctor and I have a stomach virus. She did a blood test, and that was the result. Now, I have had a hard time convincing my work that I am actually sick. I had a really bad day Wednesday and the thought is that I have been playing hookie just so I wouldn't have to put up with the crap. But I really have been's not fun when you have to keep running back and forth to the bathroom.

Today, I am feeling much better, but I am so exhausted! I don't have any energy, so my plan is to just lay around the house today and rest up since I will have to go back to work tomorrow night.

Next weekend, I am heading to Myrtle Beach. I've never been there, so it should be fun! Then the following weekend is the singles conference at my church...redemption world outreach center. If you want information, just go to the church's website: . It's not too late to sign up!

Monday, July 10, 2006

The Meaning of Life

I believe that every person on earth was born for a reason...a purpose. The Bible says God knew you before you were born. So, He knew what your purpose would be even before you breathed your first breath. And I believe one can only find true happiness once that purpose is put into action. Which brings me to today's blog...What is my purpose? I really wish I had a full grasp on it. I know that God blessed me with a love for the written word, which is why I am a journalist, but I don't believe that's my purpose. I also know that God gave me a heart for people, and a love for children. I think we're getting closer. I always believed that working in television, in journalism, was good because I was helping people by keeping them informed. But, I'm not so sure anymore.

For example, when Hurricane Katrina happened, I was working diligently at my job, letting everyone know the situation along the gulf coast. But, all I kept thinking was "I need to be down there helping." Some of the greatest memories I have...some of my happiest moments in life, was volunteering at Camp Smile a Mile, Alabama's camp for children with cancer. So, I know what I need to do...I need to be involved with something that helps people...something that could possibly put a smile on their faces, even if for just a moment. But I don't know exactly where.

I know that I can still do my job and love it just as much as I always have, as long as I get involved somewhere else. Life is too short to live it for just me. I want to make it my mission to love those that no one loves...and befriend those that need friends. That's my mission in life...

What is your mission? I pray that you will let God show you...and live for that mission everyday. BEcause what is life, without purpose?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

How Lucky Can One Get?

I usually don't like to write about news stories...because I like to escape that part of my life, so it doesn't feel so much like my job is my life...but I had some thoughts I just had to write.

I turned on my computer and got online...and saw that Kenneth Lay, the founder of Enron, has died at age 64. Now, if you've been keeping up with the news, you know that Lay was facing years in prison for the fall of Enron...and he had not been sentenced yet. So, the first thought in my mind wasn't about his family and the grief they must be feeling, like I probably should have been thinking. My first thought, and it still is, is how lucky can a person get? He avoids getting sent to prison. HE doesn't have to pay for the crime he committed that cost many people thousands of dollars. No...he gets to die...and who know, he may have even went to Heaven...paradise. Yeah, he claimed he was a Christian, which may be true. Even the worst sinner can be a all depends on their heart...I know I'm a sinner saved by the grace of he may be sitting in HEaven right now and never have to pay for his crime.

So, again, I say...he got lucky!