Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Please pray for our family. Our 3-year-old niece, Haley Beth, lost her daddy, Michael Hamilton of Decatur, to his long-fought battle with cancer this morning. He was 35. We are sad for our loss, but we are so thankful for and peaceful about God's sweet patience with him.

Monday, March 26, 2007


I have realized something about myself. I deal with stressful situations through denial. Then I freak out. It's why I am often messy, why I feel tired, why I procrastinate. Sometimes that's ok. Sometimes it's not. Right now it's not. I am realizing that much of my life is passing me by. I have quit being intentional with many things--and am just making it from one day to the next, which turns into one week to the next, months, and I am afraid, even years.

I don't want to live this way. God's word tells me that we are not promised more than this second. Why do I waste so much time? I have so many hopes, dreams, goals to accomplish. I am no closer to them than I was even a year ago.

I pledge today to live this one to the fullest. and the one after that. and the one after that. I have to start somewhere.