Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Fortunately, I think I've finally found the perfect song! Not long ago I stumbled upon "Let them See You" by the JJ Weeks Band, a beautiful song with a message that speaks to my heart and soul, and reminds me of my daily purpose. It is a very peaceful way to start my day, feeling grounded and connected. It's amazing that something so simple has proven to have such an impact on giving me not only a wakeup call, but also a daily inspiration.
To see a video of this song, you can click the link below:
Photo: thank you Miss Daley Smith
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I lost my daddy 4 years ago today in a senseless tragedy. It's something that I definitely can't "lean on my own understanding" and make sense of.
Last night, as I was straightening up before I went to bed, I came across a card that my dad had given me. Inside was a priceless treasure... a handwritten note from my daddy to me. I could hear his voice as I read the words, "Dear Denise, I'm so very proud of you." My heart and mind went back in time as I read on, "God bless you for what you mean to me."
Again and again, God brings me back to His promises, and this one has always been prominent in my life. Unfortunately, I try to understand everything and make sense of things in my own mind. But, God reminds me often (yet gently) that I don't need to understand everything, that I just need to acknowledge that 'He's got this' and let Him direct my steps. Today, I will cling to His promise!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
|It's a great Day to be letter loved!|
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
|I love that I was able to capture the beauty of this amazingly pink rose!|
Monday, April 18, 2011
The Lord will guide you always. He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a spring whose waters never fail. ~Isaiah 58:11
These were the perfect words for me for so many reasons... Spring is my favorite season. I love it when the weather finally begins to warm up, and everything starts to bloom. I love the bright green of spring. When these days arrive, I always make it a point to walk in the afternoon when I get home from school. On April 8 last year, I came home and began getting ready to enjoy a most perfect spring day. It was so warm, so beautiful, and made me know that summer was on it's way. I was completely dressed, iPod in hand, and just stepping out the door when my sister called to tell me that my dad had been in an accident. Everything closed in and my world seemed to fall apart at that very moment. In an instant I had gone from loving my day to losing my dad.
When I finally made it back home, spring was in full force, but I couldn't really take notice of it. Someone had turned off the lights and I couldn't turn them back on. Spring turned into summer, fall, and winter without me. Even throughout the winter, I couldn't look forward to spring, I just didn't have it in me. Although spring was on its way, I couldn't lift my eyes to see it. That pretty much brings me to the night I received Amy's text asking me how I was doing. 'Frustrated and very sad.'
The verse she sent to me immediately lifted a lot of the heaviness I had been under. It reminded me that I am not in this by myself. And, although I've felt like I was a sun-scorched land, God will make me "like a spring whose waters never fail." The words have an underlying message for me, that the "spring" inside my heart is not gone... instead it has waters that will never fail. This brought me so much hope and encouragement that has stuck with me. I know and I trust that I will be like spring... ready to wake up, ready to bloom, and filled with light. Thank you, Amy.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"A what??" I asked her.
"Mom. Your hair. It looks like a hoo-bun. Just look in the mirror, you look like Cindy Lou-Hoo's mom."
What a great way to start my day!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Always vote. It's what we do.
A boy will rue the day he lets you go.
Wear nice shoes. People notice your shoes, especially on first impressions.
You're not ready to take your family skiing until you can flush a $100 bill without wincing.
Blue Bell ice cream is best eaten with a tiny spoon.
A man's got his needs.
To wake up, put "feet on the floor".
Never stick your tongue to the inside of a freezer.
I don't have a high arch, it's actually a "Day heel".
After a long day on the slopes, it's good to "ski the bar".
Sometimes, love can best be expressed with "a hun".
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I'm so proud of my daughter. She's beautiful, intelligent, articulate, persistent, and continually full of surprises. She's fought to overcome some huge obstacles and has kept her end goal in sight. Today she received the payoff for her hard work and was accepted into the college of her choice! It's a very happy day in our house.
"...But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14