Friday, July 31, 2009

New Blog

New blog for a new era...I decided to start a different blog so that it could include Jason and I. I enjoyed writing on this one, but will not be writing on it anymore. Please follow me to...

Thanks guys!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Muscles that have not been used in a LONG TIME!!!

Well I would love to say that I am in the same shape that I was in 8 years ago, but we all know nothing stays the same. I was super excited when I was asked to play on a volleyball league in Jacksonville with Marie and one of her friends from high school. Well excited and now sore, but it is going to be so good! My dad was even excited about it. He is talking to me about it like I am back in high school again...are you wearing your ankle brace, be sure you follow through with you serve, and if your ankle does sure and ice it! I know that even things we enjoy can cause pain, and in this case maybe it will encourage me to continue and exercise? Well I can hope that it will work this way! I'll keep you posted as to my progress!!!!

LaCinda the Volleyball Player!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Excited and What I am THANKFUL for!!!

Well to say I'm excited is an understatement. I have finally made it it November 21st...Our movie is finally coming out!!! Whoo hoo!!! And on top of that, Jason's boss is letting him come home for the week of Thanksgiving! It is a little gesture, but it means a lot to me, to him, his family, and his friends!

What am I THANKFUL for?

I am thankful for many things! I am thankful for a family that encourages me to do my best at all times. I am thankful for Jason... my "manfriend", who is in one word AMAZING!!! He is sweet, loving, silly, handsome, encouraging, compassionate, and a wonderful man! I am thankful for my friends for whom I am better because of! I am thankful for my church, who are friends, but for whom I want to speak to separately. My church prays, and I know when they pray, because God listens. I am thankful for the fellowship that I have with them and for the love that they share with me when I am away from home. Most of all, I am thankful for God. He loves me through my faults and is compassionate to me when I am undeserving.

There is a lot more, and I could go on and on, but I think that it means so much more when you do it face to face. So thanks for the idea Michelle, I hope to get to tell all of you very soon how much you mean to me!


Monday, November 10, 2008

The Things I Can't Fix

I have spent a lot of time at the hospital over the last couple of days. I look at my dad and think about who he is and the character that he possesses. Even when he feels the worst, he still manages to crack a joke and flirt with the nurses.

I have talked a lot about my dad over the last couple of months in passing, but I feel like today is as good as any day to talk more. My dad is wonderful. Now don't get me wrong, my mom is great too, but today is about dad.

I can think of so many occasions of just dad and I. When he took me to my first Disney movie, when he taught me how to shoot a basketball, when he taught me how to grill things. So many memories flood my mind, but the best memory is remembering his love of God and how he placed that above all other things.

As many of you know, for my dad's age, COGOP members would probably say he is still a babe in Christ. My dad became a christian about 14 years ago, after sitting on the bench with my mom for around 17 years. That is a long time to sit and not give into God's power! But my dad said he knew when he was 12 that God had a plan for him. My dad will sit and tell you of several occasions when he should have passed away, but that he knew that God had his hand of protection over him, and he survived. My dad has always been a great role model and a great dad. My dad taught me how to work and how to love and how to try and love work. My memories of him make me smile and make me look forwardto the times we will have to come.

Today he is still in the hospital. He is in pain, but he is making it. He is strong! I am so thankful to all the prayers that have been sent up and for the prayers that are continually floating there. Please when you pray, pray not only for my dad and my family, but also pray for the surgeon and his team who will be doing the transplant. God is in control, and we will wait patiently until he see fit to give dad his organ.

Much Love

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I am still not completely in love with the idea of ASU being the RED WOLVES, but isn't it strange how when they changed their identity, it changed their confidence. A friend of mine made a comment just this week that isn't it strange that the RED WOLVES scored more points in "1" game than they did the entire time I was in college. IT'S true!!! Needless to say though, I am excited about what is going on there. Coach Roberts is an amazing coach and has an amazing coaching staff. IT is so great that ASU has a Christian Head Football Coach, who encourages his players to pray and to dedicate themselves to something more than football. God is faithful to us and he is faithful to ASU FOOTBALL...IT's time for a RED WOLVES 1st DOWN!!!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Just a thought

Things that inspire you are all around, but true JOY comes when you least expect it. I have definately had my trials over the last year, but in every instance, God has given me things to inspire me and keep me moving forward, but I sit and think about all of the things that I have tried to create for myself and it is no wonder I was not finding Joy in them. God gives us joy when we quit trying to rule over our own lives.

So in this journey of spiritual maturity, we walk this path trying to develop the skills we need to be successful, but all to often we try to take our own path which is usually a detour. I hope that learning about myself will help me to limit those detours. Lord help me to widen my dimensions to see your end result. Help me to not try and rush through life, but to enjoy it as it comes along. Lord help me put my inadequacies behind me and bottle up those fears which bind me from what I want to accomplish in you and in life. Take time to put you first so that I will have nothing to be sad about later. You have a plan in me and I am your perfect creation.

Be Blessed

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Today is another day, not like yesterday cause it has already passed. I was just thinking about how life changes in the blink of an eye and for what reason changes happen, we'll never know. One thing, I've learned lately, is that you have to be open to the changes that God has for you. If you are constantly trying to make your life what you want it to be and miss the bigger picture, it will often blow up in you face. I trace back to the beginning of the year and see doors that God tried to open for me that I quickly closed due to fear. What struck that fear in me? Was it that I had neglected my relationship with Christ and therefore could not hear his discerning voice, or was I just being a stubborn child? I hate to say that it was probably the first of the two but honesty and truth are very important to me and so therefore I have to admit my fault. I had began running my own show which always causes problems. Lord help me that my today's and tomorrow's will be more about you and that I will never hesitate to hear your voice. Thank you for remembering me and always taking me back and making my life better than I deserve.