Thursday, December 27, 2007


Christmas is over and it's back to work. I hope everyones Christmas was as blessed as mine! Chris and I got a chance to hang out with both of our families and it was amazing. My favorite part about Christmas is just relaxing and enjoying the people you love most. It meant a lot to Chris to be able to spend Christmas Day with his family because we don't get to see them as often as we would like. I really do cherish his family like my own, they really make me feel so welcome and comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that his Uncle Elwood reads this blog!! So I would just like to say hey Uncle Elwood!! I enjoyed seeing you on Christmas and I can't wait until this weekend to see yall again! And thanks again for the bag, I love it!!

So with Cooper being born so close to Christmas it really got me thinking about the birth of Jesus. I mean every Christmas I think about Him but something really came alive to me this year. I just can't even fathom being Mary, giving birth to Jesus and then having to give Him up. I can't imagine God being able to give his one and only Son to die for my sins! I don't even like seeing Cooper cry, I just can't even imagine the sacrifice..... it just makes me truly thankful for our awesome God.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Since I can only really think about Cooper and Christmas right now, I'm just going to post more pictures of my new little nephew!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

You can call me

AUNT HEATHER!!! 8 pounds 7 ounces! 21 inches long. The name will most likely be Cooper Michael Myers!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

When life gets hard

"God is in the business of strategically positioning us in the right place at the right time. But the right place often seems like the wrong place, and the right time often seems like the wrong time."

This is from the book I am reading "In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day" by Mark Batterson. Sometimes we get in these situations where we are like how did I get here and how in the world is this going to help me in anyway. We just don't understand how any good can come from it. But God does not make mistakes. I believe He doesn't waste anything. Every single thing that happens to us will be used in one way or another in the future. The hardest and most painful things I have gone through have made me who I am today and I am a better person for it. In some situations it was so hard and I didn't know how I would ever get through, life felt like it was over. If I would have only known that one day it would be used for good maybe I would have endured it better, maybe not though. When we go through rough times it seems all we can focus on is the bad. I don't think God wants us to feel sorry for ourselves though, I think He wants us to rejoice because we are in the process of being grown by GOD!!!! So right now I vow that the next time I am going through a really hard time I am going to come and read this blog =] I don't think we can hear this enough because we tend to forget when our emotions get the best of us.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I just finished Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell and it was really good. I like his style of writing! Now I need another good book to read, any recommendation's?? I have always loved to read but lately Ive been loving it even more!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Philippians 3:16

"Only let us live up to what we have already attained."

We need to see people where they could be, not where they are. I have heard Clay say this multiple times but it really just hit me. When we become Christians we have Christ in us and we are a new creation. When God looks at us he sees Him. He doesn't classify us by our mistakes and failures. He knows who we really are. Who we really are is the person we become when we let Jesus in our heart. We will make mistakes along the way and the "old us" will try to get back in but that is just part of the process. That is what teaches us to be more like Christ. We can't let our mistakes make us who we are we just need to to move past them and strive towards living the way God sees us.

We have already attained our new lives now we just need to live up to them!!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

++1 John 2:15-17++

"Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever."

That is a verse that I read every day. I constantly remind myself of this. It is so easy to get sucked into the pressures of the world, to have the "you only live once" mentality. To do what feels good now. The world tells us so many lies. That we have to look a specific way, drink to have fun, have lots of money, not value marriage, etc. So many people give into these pressures because they care way too much about what people think of them and/or they are only looking to make themselves feel good. They are all lies though, they go against what the Bible says, they go against the Word of the only person we should be trying to impress. I will not give into these pressures because like the verse says the world is fading fast. The only person I want to impress is God. He was not selfish when He gave His only Son to die for my sins. He was not selfish when He gave me my life, so I will not be selfish by trying to just live for me and what makes me "feel good." I'm going to be spending a whole lot more time with Him than with this world. And I love Him a whole lot more. Lastly, unlike the world, He wants what's best for me now and forever.