beachin' it

call me scrooge, but i really don't enjoy chasing after little white crabs late at night on the beach. i mean, what's the point? you don't keep them and they are not much to look at. if you ask me, it's ridiculous. i know, i'm horrible.

i wish i was one of those girls who LOVED laying out-the ones who get out there at ten and last til' six. i'm hot/bored after thirty minutes. ocean breaks are a must. it's the only way i can stay on the beach for several hours. i do, however, LOVE my new jcrew paisley bathing suit. let me just throw this out there: always get a strapless top. there is no reason you should have tan lines.

we went to dippin' dots monday night. they are now serving dotquakes. watch out people. they are 6 bucks!

another thing, it's really hard being at the beach with two sisters who have the bodies of grecian goddesses. i try to just ignore it and have a good time, but who can compete with two sets of six packs? oh well.

at the beach, there is always the need to rent a movie. great source of entertainment and fairly inexpensive. so, after spending a fortune on the dotquake, bro, caleb, and i set out to find a movie store. however, after covering ALL of orange beach and gulf shores, we still couldn't find a single movie store. LAME. in desperation, we pulled into cobb theaters and asked if there was a movie rental store within a 25 mile radius. we were informed that there was ONE place in all of gulf shores/orange beach. the place was called just books, but oh yeah, they had movies too! weird.

ok, athena and aphrodite are rushing me, so i better run. more to come later.


small town, usa

i have come to believe that if our nation is going to rise to greatness again, it is going to start with the people of the small towns. although bashing these towns and its values is the current trend, the people who inhabit their soil will remain undaunted. we need to return to the small town, usa mentality that shaped our nation and helped create the massive entity that it is today.

small town values are most often, closely aligned to the Bible. they believe in God and country and are not afraid to fight for those beliefs. they prioritize family and will stand by their friends with unfailing loyalty. aligning themselves with conservatism, they hold true to the original laws of our land established by the founding fathers-laws that were designed to protect freedom and solidify liberty and justice for all.

why do these beliefs receive such harsh criticism in our nation today? why are the people that hold them deemed as ignorant bigots? the answer is simple. society is no longer interested in the judeo-christian principles on which our nation was founded. if we acknowledge that there is indeed a God, it means that we must in turn, be accountable to Him for our actions. People, by and large, would rather live their life the way they see fit and not be bothered by a God who may be evaluating their actions. this is why we see the massive amounts of crime and unethical practices that are becoming a staple in every day life. think about it, how did abortion, the MURDER of an unborn child, become acceptable??? no matter the angle from which you approach it, taking the life of an unborn child is wrong. And why is it now against the rules for a teacher to lead a classroom in prayer? Is God really that offensive? no. but His way of life is. society is determined to shut out any semblance of the truth of Jesus Christ. With a Godless nation in place, anything and everything is acceptable, and sin can run its full course.

God has preserved small town, usa for Himself. these people are going to be the saving grace of our nation. this is not to say that there are no good people in large metropolises. there are. however, the bulk of people with these beliefs and values can be found in rural and small america. i am very proud to be from tuscaloosa, alabama-a small town filled with big hearted people committed to the preservation of the TRUTH. may the Lord continue to use us to further His kingdom.

random facts: my heart is in politics. stilettos make my outfits feel complete. i have the most adorable boyfriend in the world.


tis' so sweet

don't you wish you could get an email, or a text, or any kind direct communication from God? i'm at that point in my life. i need some direction. there are so many different roads you can choose to travel in this life, but i am only interested in going down the highway to heaven. God, show me the way.

i know in my heart of hearts what i want to do with my life. i've known this since i was 12 years old. however, i'm not sure how to bring my goals to fruition. if i choose a certain outlet, the results could either be horribly wrong or amazingly right. once again, Lord i need you.

lack of trust is an issue in my life. i find myself questioning and worrying about my future all too often. and then i seem to hear the Holy Spirit say, do you think i'm not capable of planning your life? God forgive me. His thoughts are not my thoughts, nor are His ways my ways.

i want to change the world. no ifs, ands, or buts. that is my life's goal. no matter where He leads, no matter the circumstances, no matter the costs, i am following after my Savior. then, and only then, will my life have direction.

since i'm probably not going to be getting a text from God anytime soon, i think i'm gonna lay out the fleece. figuratively, that is. i am completely confident in His ability to communicate with His child. i'm only worried about my ability to listen. still my heart, Father. quieten my soul. make Your will visible to Your servant. oh for grace to trust You more.

random facts: i love sugar entirely too much. i wish i loved to workout. i am low in the patience department. vintage photography is my fave.