The Question…

Hey World,

For some reason I have been thinking about the question many new people in your life ask. You know, “What do you like to do?” or What are your hobbies?” and the classic, “What do you like to do on your free time?” I usually like to ask people what their favorite color is because I think it’s funny. LOL! But through the years I think my answer to this question have change. I think I use to say I like being active, playing sports, writing, photography, and reading or something along the lines of that. Then I keep on thinking what I like to do now. What makes me happy. You see, I like doing things that are for me stress relievers. Something I enjoy doing that will take my mind of whatever is going one. Also, something that won’t get me in trouble. So you won’t find a dare devil here.

So getting to the point I like to cook/bake, read (that will never change) and see TV shows. To begin, cooking and baking. Yes, their is a difference. I really like to eat but what really makes me happy is cooking or baking something really good and enjoying it with my family. So, I really like baking. I have this awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe that my family beg for (recipe on the yummy tab). The thing is…I really don’t like chocolate chip cookies.  DUH, DUH, DUH!!!  I’m more of a white macadamia nut cookie person but I really don’t have a sweet tooth (side note: my mom like oatmeal raisin and my dad love snicker doodle, of course my sisters and brother love choco-chip). So, I make them for them because I really like baking from scratch (even if I don’t eat them). Second, I really like reading. I think a lot of us love reading. Specially on a fresh summer day under a tree; laying on a hammock (YES PLEASE). I just love how you can literally forget the world around you and get completely consume in the story you are reading. Finally, TV shows. So I’m a little of a TV junkie. Don’t think I sit around like a couch potato and see TV. I usualy miss all my favorite shows because I work on those days/nights. I have key shows that I totally love seeing and I like watching cooking shows. So my Key shows I try to keep up with are, Gray’s Anatomy, The Originals, Vampire Diaries, The Mindy Project, and Hart of Dixie. The first one is both my sisters and I favorite. The first three are also my sister, Maggie’s favorite and it’s funny when we all watch the show at different times because one will find out something and they can’t say but they get all emotional about it. So that is fun. I also like seeing shows my friend watch which Vampire Diaries is one of them. Furthermore, I have Netflix and Hulu so that’s something I do on my down time too.

So their it’s out. My three latest hobbies. Have you ever thought about what you like to do and what you use to do? It’s crazy how it all changes…how you change.

ta-ta,

AGG

Lights out

Hey World,

Okay, so yeah I have been seeing and reading lots of dystopia lately. It’s everywhere  and it’s so awesome. It also has been making me wonder and ponder and think some more. What if one of those dystopian futures really awaits this world. What if our infinite great grand children have to go threw something so awful. How will they survive and will they have to go on years and years trying to rebuild, trying remake a semblance of what we had? I hope not. I also wonder what kind of person I would be in that type of …life. Would I be one of the weak ones that died off easily. Would I be one of the nerdy ones that was needed by the strong. Or would I be one of the strong ones?

I was watching this show called, Revolutions and it was basically about how all and anything that had a bit of electricity or electrical workings suddenly turned off. So no electricity at all. Cars stopped everything turned off. Their was so way of communicating with anyone. No flights, no boats, no running water, it just simply off. Then it fast tracts 15 years after the big shut down and how all of it just fell apart. The United States as we know it cease  to exist and it all became a historical novel. One with feuding “territories” with warriors that fight with sword on foot or horseback and printing presses . It’s a great show and I totally recommend it.

So it was that show and others and of course the books like, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and other such books. that got me thinking. I want better future for my greats. I want those flying cars. LOL!

I know you guys have been bombarded with futuristic stuff. Not sure what you guys have been thinking. But, I hope not a zombie filled future.

 

 

ta-ta,

AGG

 

Heat it up baby, Heat it UP!

Sisterhood

Hey Friends,

Its been a long long long time but I finally have something I wanted to share. I was listening to a sermon by the ladies of Hillsong Church. They call their group Sisterhood. Isn’t that beautiful! So I never heard a Hillsong sermon. I love their music but I guess it never really happen. I didn’t really have any expectation, I kind of really didn’t want to hear it. I was like, “okay I’ll give it a shot and if it is a bore I’ll listen to another podcast.” Yeah, I had to stop it and continuously rewind it to take note because, yes I did stop and got my pen and paper. OMG! It was so good! So what I needed. It filled me with so much hope and knowledge and purpose. Girls, you have to download these podcast (Hillsong sisterhood).

As you can see the title of the podcast I heard is, “Heat it up baby, Heat it up.” It started with a little story about Matt from survivor and about how something in survivor (the show) always has a little speech that fans remember really well. Fire is life.  And here is where she bring her point.

Fire is life. God is God in the fire.

God has shown Himself in the fire in so many critical and important parts in the bible. He has shown his huge power with fire. He was God in the fire. (God is so cool!)

Matthew 25:1-13

She opens her sermon with the parable of the ten virgins. Okay, at that point I was like…wait fire…virgins…? So here are my notes and what I learned.

PLEASE READ THE PASSAGE! click it and it will take you to where you can read it.

The Bridegroom is of course God and he is late. We are one of the bridesmaids waiting for the groom.
Their are the wise bridesmaid. The five that had extra oil that were prepared and knew he was going to be late.
Then their are the other five bridesmaids. The foolish bridesmaids, that didn’t have enough oil to last the wait and missed the whole wait.
We have the torches that represent our love for the bridegroom and how we stay in love but for some it gets snuffed out.

At this point of her explaining the basics I was like. Breath…Think…soak it in…WOW!

then she goes to the next passage and slowly it starts clicking…

Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

And after that passage she asked… Is our light well lit? Are you on fire for God?

She gave example of peter how Peter said he was on fire for Jesus and how he would die for him and would kill for him and then… he denied him.

Is our fire external or internal. That is the real question. Are you foolish or wise?

A Foolish bridesmaid represent

  1. Unprepared: didn’t have enough oil
  2. Wrong Expectations
  3. Differ from personal responsibility (tries to borrow…Tries to borrow faith)
  4. Lets the darkness engulf her
  5. Complacent

The Wise Bridesmaids represent endures, outlast, are the ones that are invited

  1. Devotion (reading the Bible)
  2. Prayer; that is how we communicate with God. because prayer is a Refining fire. (have the Lord’s Prayer in mind)
  3. Be renewed: renew your mind. let it be renewed. Phillipians 4:8
  4. Finds Community: It’s hard, you must work hard to find people you can trust and be trusted to help you in your walk. That you can invest in and they invest in you
  5. Right expectations: care about God Jeremiah 29:31. See God as an awesome, giving, loving God. Think well of God.

2 Timothey 2:7

Endure the Dark! Be encourage to keep going to wait to be a wise bridesmaid as we wait for our groom! It’s hard but we can do it. We are strong with Him. Be on fire for Him! What does it take? Fan that flame! and Like she said in her closing remarks, “Heat it up Baby, Heat it up!”

 

Ta-ta,

AGG

 

Time

Hey World,

Time is the thing I feel is the one thing that unites us all and really makes us humans. It’s the one thing we all must live in. Happy New years everyone. This year I feel that time is passing threw really fast. Maybe because I’m older or maybe because I feel I haven’t accomplish much. But I need to get on the wagon and start slowing things down and like the saying goes, “take time to smell the roses.” So, as many of you do every year. This yearn I also have decided to make a few new year resolutions. I want to share them with you so that in a sense I have you cyber world as a witness, a accountability partner to keep me on tract. The first one is to post on my blog at lease once a month. I want to post every 26th day (I was born on a 26). I want you guys to know my progress in my goals and to give out my opinion on topics. My Second goal is to read at lease a chapter of the Bible. This month its a Proverb a day. I started with a Proverb because it is what many people suggested. It’s full of wisdom. I have already learned a lot. However, It has been really hard. I really want to dig in and learn what it means for me and how to apply it to my life. Continuing with the spiritual stuff. I also want to pray everyday. Just a little time everyday to just let God know what is up. I feel like I never really stop and make time for Him. Another thing I want to do is read at lease one classic book  this year. I have all year! Adding to that I want to read one book a month (my choice). Furthermore, I want to go to the gym once a week (Claus: I can make it up in a week by going 4 days in a week. Just in case I don’t go a week). Their are a few other things I want to do but I’ll tell ya about it as I work on it. Wish me luck!

ta-ta,

agg

Little…

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I was trying to imagine my living in a big city. I think I would hate it. However, I think I might like it. Okay that sounded confusing but let me explain. So to explain why I was trying to imagine this and how it led to the like hate thing I need to explain from the beginning. So I am considering going to a university in Miami Florida… I am from a little town in Arkansas. I went to Florida for a somewhat vacation and yeah I loved all the stuff their but got stressed out with all the traffic and rude people (everywhere). No southern hospitality…NONE. Beautiful but kind of lonely and annoying. So this school is their and I would need to be their for at minimum a year and a semester. I live in a town where its a little bigger than hole in wall town. It’s not like some of the little-er town around us that have one stoplight in the whole place (or anything else). However, its little compared to a city. I mean I grew up with everyone and I know most of the people in town. I like having small chats with people you see and going to the lake and walking outside. I like that I can leave my car unlocked and I know no one will steal anything. I like knowing someone will stop me and give me back whatever I dropped. I also like that their isn’t a constant police activity at night.  I like that most people go to church and are mostly okay with everyone. I also like the dress trend and how no one is really all that into looking their best. I also like that almost everyone likes to hunt, fish and camp. I love that once you know someone  and click you are greeted with a hug when you see them.  I also like that people say excuse me and open the door for you. I love that almost everyone is friendly by nature. Sigh, gosh I’m making my town a heaven on earth. Of course we have our bad side; no one is perfect. However, I am a small town southern girl and I just can’t see myself living in a big town. Sure I’ll love some things but never love living their. I know I will love the university and the church family and what I’ll learn and the new friends I would make but I think I would be counting down the days I would finish. I would be so homesick. Sigh, I think about it a lot but, I think it may be something I need to do because it would make me a better person, mature me in a sense. I don’t know yet about anything but I’m gonna let God lead me. He will know when I’m ready. God bless!

ta-ta,

agg

I think…

Hey World,

I love to read a good book. I think anyone does but that doesn’t make you a big reader. You can go without. I use to be a big reader and I really like reading the stuff the author post on their page and how they got their inspiration etc. Its a journey per say. I know this is declaring myself a super nerdy but I knew that already and you do too. Anyways, theirs something I notice that all authors put on their page. They tell readers  that want to get some advice in writing a book to “read a lot of books and keep on reading a lot of books.” I always thought that, “of course we want to and do read a ton of books.”  But their was a point in my life that I stop and all those amazing stories running around my head slowly stop. To the point that the stories I actually wrote down are half finished forgotten. I try to keep writing but I don’t have that constant imagination running like I had.

The reason I’m writing this is because I finally found a book I couldn’t put down. It was amazing. I felt so full of emotion and connection to the book and its characters. It was awesome; it felt like dejavu. I went to the authors page and read that little line again and I got it. The reason why my inspiration, my imagination had died out was because I stop feeding it. I had given up on books and it in turn had given up on me. So today so many days, month and years later… I get it. So now I have to get back on the wagon and start getting nerdier because I want to read and I want to write again.

Ta-ta,

Agg

Lent of sorts…

Hey world,

It has been a roller coaster of a few month. I feel empowered but at moments a complete failure. I fasted for the first time (Daniel style). I fasted a little over a week by not eating meat. For me a big meat eater it was really hard to imagine a day I wouldn’t have some meat at every meal. However, I told myself I would and with Gods divine grace and mercy I did it. It was hard at times but I did it. It was such a great accomplishment. I was so happy because I was asking God for something specific and he was gracious enough to bless me with my hearts desire.

Now I’m giving up soda…I’m not a big soda drinker. Okay let me rephrase that. I love drinking soda and will drink a ton but I won’t go buy it. So if my parents buy it or I go to a restaurant and order one that is when I chug it down but I won’t buy it an if no one else buys it for me I will not drink it and not really think about it. Its just when its present. So lately, my sisters have been going out to buy it a lot and buying me some. Also, my parents have been having it in the house and I have been in soda heaven. LOL! So i decided to start exercising and trying to eat healthy. Yeah, the first thing to go was soda. It has been hard for this pass week but so far successful! I have been drinking a ton of water and have exercise 4 out of the 7 days of the week. Which is a lot more than my non existing exercise routing. Though I am not specifically doing it for the Lord. I sort of am doing it with HIm because I want to do it to make my self healthy and I can’t do it without HIM. I have some bad eating habit and slowly I’m tackling them with HIS help.

I’m a little anxious to do another Daniel fast. It was awesome How God was their and faithful and so real. Its  telling God, “yeah that burger or that steak is so good but I want you more.” Hopefully I can get the courage to do it again because it wasn’t easy  but I know it was so worth it! Love you guys!

ta-ta,

agg

I wonder Sometimes…

Hey World,

I was sitting in church trying to focus when I saw a family friend take her son into her arms and cradle him. He had follow asleep in his chair and she had plucked him from his awkward position. Seeing the seen gave me a weird blissful feeling.

I remember being younger and thinking Pregnancy was gross. like frogs or something. I think I watched to much animal planet, discovery and Nature. However, now I long to have a little belly and feel the butterflies inside as my beloved swims around. LOL! I see moms holding their sleeping child in their arms and gaze down on them with love in their eyes. it makes me long for my baby. to feel that love and not only love to my baby but to know that love made him or her. that the person I love secondly the most in the world (1st being Jesus [GOD]) and I made him or her.

I would love to be blessed with a son first and name him Vaughn Phillip (don’t steal it :p) but if blessed with a daughter I want to call her Colette or Nicolette.  God only know and when the day comes we (my husband and I) will know what to name  him/her. Gosh I feel silly saying this. But a girl can dream, LOL.

My prayer is that He will bring my husband into my life when He thinks I’m ready and that He will guide us to be the best parents for our children. (FYI: I mean yeah I would like to have kids but I am so not ready for that)

Sigh, I feel a lot of girls feel this way but we must be patient and wait on the Lord. Many don’t and some even become children raising children. You have to trust in the Lord to know best. Spirit calls spirit! Your spirit and soul know and look for its soul mate. When he comes into your life it says something around the the lines of, “And then my soul saw you and went,Oh there you are. I’ve been looking for you.” Then you must remember that all things are possible with God. ;)

Ta-ta,

AGG

Like no one is watching

Hey World,

I remember seeing a few shows and movies use this little poem and I always wanted to one day live this.

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
 

Beautiful right. Why does it seem that even in m personal alone time I can feel a bit self conscious about singing off key out loud or even dancing to some crazy techno song? Crazy right! I had this great urge to listen to techno. Yes techno, I would call it one of my secret pleasures. Shh…don’t tell! LOL! Anyways, I got on Pandora and started jamming out to it while I read and I started wanting to dance.  But I suddenly was self conscious. Weird, I was in my room by myself just reading and listen and I felt self conscious. Then this little poem came to mind and I was like wait what am I doing. When did I became one of those people. hmm…so today I think I’m going to dance like there’s nobody is watching. I hope you can get the courage to do the same, if only today.

 

ta-ta,

AGG

 

Goodness

Hey world,

Yesterday I was having a hard day. From having a terrible day at work the day before that and being behind in most of my school work. I was seriously doubting my future. I was having doubts about being a teacher. I’m half way done and I was dreading going to observation at a school. I almost felt I was going to quit. I prayed in my car just asking God for guidance because I was just really tired. So I got ready and when to my observation location (currently at an elementary school). I got to the office and chatted a bit then went to the class. Wow, what a couple of hours did. It did not just only confirm that I am going to be a teacher. I actually felt that I was helping a child learn something. I was so excited with the prospect of being with kids and teaching them something they are going to use for the rest of their lives. It was so exciting. God is so good and awesome in turning a terrible week into a good one with just a couple of hours. I am so happy to just be in the shadow of his mercy and under his protective wings.

 

ta-ta,

agg

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