Hope Now

So, I'm an official fan of this band Addison Road -- www.addisonroad.com. They sing a song called "Hope Now" that is totally speaking to me. They are a Christian band, but in the 3 Doors Down kind of way. At any rate, I L-O-V-E this song. As most of you know, I'm going through a bit of a life change now... and my focus is just turning to God for all guidance and direction. I want Him to take over my heart and just mold me as He pleases. I know He has an awesome and huge plan for me... so I'm just praying for patience as He does His work on me. This song has kind of become my theme song over the past few weeks... I wish I knew how to attach it, but I'm not that tech saavy! So, the best I can do is share the lyrics. Seriously, they're a great band, kind of punkish and acoustic all rolled into one. They definitely have a few "Since You've Been Gone" type hype songs!! :)

If everything comes down to love Then just what am I afraid of? When I call out your name Something inside awakes in my soul How quickly I forget I'm yours I'm not my own I've been carried by you All my life Chorus:
Everything rides on hope now Everything rides on faith somehow When the world has broken me down Your love sets me free When my life is like a storm Rising waters all I want is the shore You say I'll be ok And make it through the rain You are my shelter from the storm -Chorus- I'm not my own I've been carried by you All my life
You've become my heart's desire And I will sing your praises higher Cause your love sets me free Your love sets me free Your love sets me free

Also... check out their song "What Do I Know of Holy"... this girl has such an amazing voice... and this message just hits home to me!

Hope you are all inspired... you have all been wonderful over the past few weeks, and I just thank you so much for your prayers and support. God has truly blessed me with wonderful family and friends...

grace & peace,


Takin' it back to the Old School...

Thanks to Trog's awesome blog... I, too, have jumped on the YearbookYourself.com train...

SKD... Back when I would buy hairspray by the bulk...
Class of '66

Jake... I mean, Mr. WHS... Class of '52

My B... before she had surgery to shorten her neck...
Class of '68...

Beashy... she always did have beautiful hair... Class of '76

Ber... when she thought that looking 30 was actually cool...
Class of '56

3 Words: Miss Autumn Trails
Class of '90

Lil' Linda... all she wanted was for her hair to look like that
flower in her perfectly polished hand...
Class of '82
(Linda - This made me laugh out loud... It looks like it could ACTUALLY be you!! Haha!)


Fallin' for Fall

So... it's college football season... which also means that Fall is on the brink. I'm one of the few people in my life that absolutely LOVE the Fall. This is my breakdown of the Fall...

college football (esp Aggie Football... don't let me down Ags!)
cool nights on the porch
stick-to-your-ribs food (soups and chili, casseroles, etc)
ACL Festival (even though I can't go this year :( )
fires in the fireplace
bundling up with blankets on the couch
getting to wear my fun scarves and jackets
crisp air outside... and the sunshine just seems to much clearer
campfires and hayrides (don't really get to do this as often as the days of old!)

Ok... that's about all I got... hopefully I pumped some of you up about the pending coolness upon us! Of course, we live in Texas and it really doesn't get to be this kind of weather until November... but I'm a firm believer that if I really want to enjoy something, I need to start enjoying early... kind of get myself into the mind set! :)

I plan to take some pics of the new place this weekend... so stay tuned!

grace & peace,