My Confident Hope


It’s Been a Year….

Today, exactly one year ago, I began the blogging adventure. I wasn’t sure what I find when I embarked upon this journey but I have to say that I am glad I was along for the ride. I have gotten to know some really awesome people and even had a chance to go to a blog party in November in Atlant. I really enjoyed meeting people face to face. I have laughed and cried, been encouraged, and challenged by this adventure called blogging. Anyway, I decided to link some of my favorite posts over the past year.

You Know You Are In A Pentecostal Church When-This is a funny story about something that happened to me at church

Adventures in Residential Treatment-The night we waited out a tropical storm at work

Bull In A China Shop-The time I fell off the fence

Don’t Just Live There….Do Something-This was part of a month of posts for making a difference in our part of the world…this was my contribution

I Love Jesus but I Drink A Little-Hysterical video from Ellen

The Simplicity of the Gospel-How we make things harder than it is

Mess Up to Step Up-My favorite quote from Grey’s Anatomy


If My Life Was a Soundtrack, It Would Sound Something Like This….

How would you describe yourself? Better in Time-Leona Lewis

What do you like in a member of the opposite sex? Feelin’ So Fly-Toby Mac

How do you feel today? Numb-Family Force 5

What is your life’s purpose? Make It Matter-Natalie Grant

What’s your motto? Mighty To Save-Hillsong United

What do your friends think of you? Party Like A Rock Star=Shop Boys

What do your parents think of you? Amazed-Jared Anderson

What do you think about very often? Wasted Time-Fuel

What is 2 + 2? Beautiful, Beautiful-Francesca Battistelli

What do you think of your best friend? Wonderful-Everclear

What is your life story? Refiner’s Fire-Darlene Zschech

What do you want to be when you grow up? Gone-Toby Mac

What do you think when you see the person you like? Unfailing God-New Life Worship

What will you dance to at your wedding? Stand, walk, Dance-Lecrae/116 Clique

What will they play at your funeral? Song 2- Blur

What is your hobby/interest? I Love Your Presence-David &Nicole Binion

What is your biggest fear? Beautiful Love-The Afters

What is your biggest secret? Start Over Again-Addison Road

What do you want right now? First Love-Avalon

What do you think of your friends? Low-Flo-Rida

What will you post this as? Where the Story Ends-The Fray

What time is it? In Better Hands-Natalie Grant

I found this on Michael’s blog and thougth it was too good to pass up plus I had some extra time on my hands today!!

Crazy 8’s

I saw this at Amy’s blog and decided to steal borrow it. Anyway, here are a few more random facts about me for those who just want to know!!

8 Favorite Tv Shows

1.Grey’s Anatomy
2.Private Practice
3. House
4. Brothers and Sisters
5. The Mentalist
6. Lockup
7. One Tree Hill
8. Intervention

8 Things I am looking forward to

1. Trip to North Carolina next week
2. Lindsay and James’s wedding tomorrow
4. A New Year
5. March Madness
6.Sleeping Late
7.Pay Day!!
8. Meeting the man of my dreams!!

8 Things on My Wish List
1. A Wii
2.Take a cruise
3. A Raise….or a new job that pays more money
4. Money to go to Grad school
6.A Rich man….nah just kidding at this point any man will do!!
7.Iphone or Ipod Touch
8.Big screen LCD TV

8 Things I did yesterday

1. Woke up
2. Did a tutoring session
3.Did another tutoring session
4. Went to the grocery store
5. Watched Bedtime Stories at the Drive-In
6. Watched Four Christmases at the Drive-In
7. Watched The ringer on TV because I could not sleep
8. Finally went to sleep but that may qualify for today

8 Favorite Restaurants
1.Macaroni Grill
2.Olive Garden
3. Sushi
4. Spankys
6. Broomelli Boys Pizza
7. Gilligans
8. Chik Fil A

Some random things about me……

Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? Yes

Favorite late night snack?

Do you own a gun? No and the world is safer because I don’t!!

What’s your favorite drink at specialty coffee shops? Sugar Free gingerbread latte

Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Not usually but I guess it would depend on what kind of doctor I was seeing!

What do you think of hot dogs? They are okay as long as they are not red!

Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night

What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee or Dt. Mountain Dew

Can you do push-ups? Not anymore

What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? I don’t have one

Favorite hobby? blogging

What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? Procrastination

Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. – I have not done any Christmas shopping yet, I really like the tv show The Mentalist, and I will be glad when I stop coughing

Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Coffee, Dt. Mountain Dew, and Water

Current worry right now? When I will have time to do Christmas shopping

Current hate right now? paperwork

Favorite place to be? On the beach

How do you ring in the New Year? Same as any other day of the year. Asleep

Like to travel? Yeah but it requires money of which I have none

Do you own slippers? ummmm no!

What color shirt are you wearing? Orange

Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Nah, I would probably slide off the bed

Can you whistle? Yes

Favorite singer/band? Natalie Grant/NeedToBreathe

Could you ever make it 39 days on the show Survivor? I’d like to think so

What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever is stuck in my head at that moment

Favorite girl’s names? Emily, Morgan, Addison

Favorite boy’s names? Ryan, Landon, Michah

What’s in your pocket right now? Nothing

Last thing that made you laugh? Mandy Thompson’s last twitter

Like your job? Most of the time.

Do you love where you live? Not really but it will do for now

How many TVs do you have in your house? Two
Do you drive the speed limit or speed? It depends

Does someone have a crush on you? ummmmm not that I know of

What is your favorite book? Captivating

What is your favorite candy? Hot Tamales, Peanut Butter M&Ms, and Jelly Bellys

Favorite Sports Team? University of North Carolina

What were you doing 12 AM last night? Coughing my lung out

What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up today? Do I really have to go work today??

My Week at Twitter – At a very interesting party

Going to help co-host a bridal shower tonight thanks to Dayquil and Zicam!

I am tutoring a kid that’s extremely ADHD. We may b here all night!

Expecting some crazy weather here today which means crazy weather= crazier kids! – 1 of my boys bought this 4 me @ the stor – Christmas store 4 the kids
Is wondering why the hallway in the office smells like wet dog???? – Seriously put your trash n the trash can – Beautiful day n south georgia – Fun @ choir practice

I am going for a stroll….keep falling asleep at my desk!

Have i mentioned how long monday morning meeting is?

This week was a very crazy week and I was sick by the end of the week. The next two weeks are full speed ahead. Next week’s twitter update should be rather interesting!

Jingle Bombs

One of my friends posted this on Facebook and it was too good not to share.

Your Rock Star Name

I came across this today over at Maren’s blog and decided it was worth reposting

1. ROCK STAR NAME (first pet, current car): Misty Sentra

2. GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe): Cake Batter flip flop

3. NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Blue Koala

4 SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink): Green Coffee

5. NASCAR NAME (the first names of your grandfathers): Enoch Harry

6. STRIPPER NAME (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Ralph Hot Tamales

7. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your fifth grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Webber Washington

8. SPY NAME (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Autumn Daisy

9. CARTOON NAME (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now): Cherry Sweater

10. HIPPIE NAME (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Peanut Butter Sandwich Palm