Saturday, November 15, 2014

Remember Thanksgiving.

 I love Fall.
 The weather is just right,
 the skies are bright blue, 
and the leaves are all sorts of different colors!

Thanksgiving is coming soon and I'm looking forward to it. I love the fact that its a day set aside to reflect on all the blessing we have in our lives! Sometimes its easy to forget all we have, especially when we get in the mind set that I won't be happy unless I have a new possession. These "things" will make you happy for a moment but they will eventually become old or out of style. We shouldn't look to material things to make us happy because they won't. We should be thankful for the things we already have. One thing we should be very thankful for is God's Word. His word is something we need to walk and live by everyday. Its a map to know what turns to take. The Bible sustains us, guides us, comforts us, strengthens us and so much more.  Joy and peace is there, waiting for us right on our book shelf. One of my favorite Authors put it this way:
"True spiritual joy is not happiness. Happiness is an emotion, a state of good fortune and success related to our circumstances. If all is going well, we are happy, but as soon as some dark cloud or irritation enters our life, our feeling of happiness vanishes. Spiritual joy is not dependent on circumstances, but on the spiritual realities of God's goodness, ( being thankful for what He gives us) His unconditional love for you, and His ultimate victory over sin and darkness. Spiritual joy is not an experience that comes from favorable circumstances but is a sense of well-being that abides in the heart of the person who knows all is well between himself and the Lord." ~ Elizabeth George
I use to be bad at  putting true effort in my bible study, I still am sometimes.
But God's Word is teaching me SO much. Read your bible and if you don't know where to start go to Proverbs! There are 31 chapters, one for each day of the month. :)

 Take God's word more personally and realize how important it is. Don't you want to know more about the person who made you! He MADE you. Just think about that for a minute. He made you and put you on this earth to shine as a bright light through all this darkness. He's your Heavenly Father. He gave you everything you have. From food to eternal life in Heaven. Doesn't that just make you want to serve Him and know Him even more! I know I do and reading your Bible is the first step. :)

Word's that's encourage me and hopefully you to read your Bible sometime soon:

All Scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
~2 Timothy 3:16-17

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. ~Psalm 119:105

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put there trust in Him. ~Proverbs 30:5

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy, at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. ~Psalms 16:11

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I Can't Believe I'm 18!

I am so thankful for everything the Lord has blessed me with these past 18 years! He has help me in so many ways, whether it was giving me strength to get through challenging situations or giving me wisdom on hard decisions. I have failed Him so many times but He helped me anyway! As I embark on this new year in my life, I hope and pray that I will stay away from this dark world, by staying close to the light from His word! <3

"Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." -Psalms 90:12

"Commit thy works unto the Lord and thy thoughts shall be established." 16:3

For my Birthday, me and my mom decided to go eat lunch and shop in Columbus, MS.
We had a wonderful time and it was such a nice day to be out and about. :)

After searching for an Olive Garden and not being able to find it, we decided to stop and eat at Sweet Peppers Deli. It was so awesome and the food was amazing!

My mom ordered a turkey sandwich with sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, and onions. It was delicious!
I ordered the Hummus salad. OH MY WORD it was amazing! The pita bread was warm!
For a birthday treat, I got a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme! Oh man it was good! 

My sweet sister Chloe planned a surprise birthday party for me and invited all my dear friends!!! The story to me was we were going over to a neighbors house to watch the Alabama football game. On our way to their house we had to make a stop to "Pick up some chairs" ; ). When we got there, it was all decorated and everyone jumped out and surprised me! I was so excited and had a wonderful time of fellowship with all of them. :)

To complete the day a beautiful sunset! I couldn't ask for a better birthday, It truly was the best. :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cloggin' Its Kinda My Thing.

Clogs. A lot of people think of a wooden pair of shoes made to wear in Ireland, but what I think of is a wonderful pair of white shoes with silver taps. Clogging shoes to be exact! I remember taking my first clogging class and being amazed at the skill and talent the "6 o'clockers" had ;) ! I'm still amazed to this day. Goodness I made it sound like it was forever ago. Lol! I started clogging with my sister Chloe about a year ago and I am SO glad I did! It has been such a blessing to meet all my fellow cloggers and to go to so many different shows with them! Not only that but to have a wonderful clogging teacher! Miss Suzanne, as we all call her, has been so kind and patient at teaching us all the different skills to clogging. Recently we had the privilege to audition for a talent search at the BAMA theatre! Although we did not win, I will forever cherish the memories. I felt like I was on America's Got Talent! It was so exciting, I get goose bumps just thinking about it. I will never forget right before we went on stage how nervous I was. Haha! It was the longest five minutes of my life. I remember saying a little prayer to God that he would give me strength and let non of us fall! :) From then on all I can remember was how excited I was!! I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to go and I can't wait till next year! Who knows maybe we'll win. :)

Check out the video of our performance:

Here are a few behind the scene pictures, where we waited for 4 hours, it was worth it though. We had a blast playing cards, singing, doing hair and make-up, and of course clogging! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Farewell Winter, Hello Spring!

Well, winter I think I can say has finally gone and now Spring is here. :) I am so excited for warm weather, lush green trees and flower draped fields. I have to say 2014 has already surprised me in so many ways. Some good some bad but the Lord hasn't failed to take care of me and my family. Three months into this year and I can't even count all the many blessings! <3 
"Count your many blessings name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done."
                           Our first snow day! Abel didn't believe me when I woke him up that morning. ;)
I absolutely love the view from our front door. 
                                               Abel was so excited to find this giant icicle!
Making snowballs! 
                                            Hiking through the woods with my brother, Abel.

The next Hunger Games movie!! lol :p 

January 4th was Rachel's 23rd birthday! I tried making her a gluten-free and sugar-free cheesecake. Thankfully it turned out good even though it looks burnt in the picture. Haha!

Night! :)

The sunsets are AMAZING on the farm, especially this time of year!

the view from our back porch, this picture doesn't give this sunset justice it was so pretty. :)

January 29th was Chloe's 14th birthday! Had to take a selfie together! lol ;)

                                                   I made her a peanut butter cake!
Got to see where my grandfather went to church growing up, James Abernathy Sr. What a beautiful building.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Many Blessings of 2013.

The past year, just like any other, has had its ups and downs. However, I want to take the time to reflect back on the things I'm most thankful for that happened. :)

                              One of the many good memories I have, is my oldest sister's wedding!
    I remember being SO excited! Seeing her walk down the isle and her husbands reaction was a                                                                              priceless moment. <3
                            Moving to Alabama, due to my dad getting a job, was such a blessing!!
                          Adjusting to the country life is still in the working though! Ha-ha but I love it!
Saying goodbye to my friends in Florida was VERY hard.......
but I am SO thankful for the new friends the Lord has blessed me with. :)
They made the move to Alabama so much easier.
  Love these girls!       

                                                               Dad's 50th Birthday! : D

                                                             Singing School 2013!!
                                           What a great time I had singing praises to God with my
                                         Brother's and Sister's in Christ. Looking forward to next year!
My 17th birthday!

 Jessica's Tacky Christmas Sweater Party! 
I had such a great time of fellowship and fun with these girls. I love them so much! 

One of my new year resolutions:
and no matter what don't worry. God is with us and He will help us with all that the future may hold. 
Have faith in God! :)
                                               Looking forward to making new memories in 2014!