Monday, June 29, 2009

Follow your dreams

I have always been an imaginative girl. Typically they were the dreams of an innocent girl who wanted the perfect life, or at least the perfect life in her eyes :)

It wasn't until high school when I started to really dream and set goals for myself. Most of this occurred because of the impact my agricultural education class had on me. It was unreal to me that someone besides family members would really believe in me. I mean I was this new kid in a new environment who was extremely shy. Why would you think I would be good at giving speeches? It turned out that within 4 years, I had garnered many plaques and placed twice at the state speech contest. Not to pat myself on the back, but I want to give credit to the person who believed in me -- my ag ed instructor.

The thing about ag teachers is that they always want to improve. They always want to inspire and impact their students because one had done the same for them several years before. They come up with new ideas to help their students make the most of their experience while in FFA and their class.

Currently, I have the opportunity of working with one of these instructors who want to give not only his students, but also other students, more. In fact, this idea has been brewing for two years now. This reminded me why the ag ed classroom made me want to dream. I feel blessed to be a part of making a goal of his come true. I hope we will do a good job and not let him and his chapter down. :)

I love this. I love being a part of making someone else's goals a reality. Take home message for the day: Dream. Set goals. Sound like high school? Maybe. But, why do we think we are above that?

"And when you dream, dream big. As big as the ocean blue'. Cause when you dream it might come true." - Ryan Shupe, Dream Big

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jon & Kate... +8

OK, so I want to know what you think of this subject? I haven't been a fan very long. And, I don't know if you can really call me a "fan" either, but I was definitely interested. If you don't know, they are filing for a divorce. But, if I am correct, they will still air the shows but Jon and Kate won't be in the same house when they tape. On the show last night, Kate said she wanted "peace for the kids." Personally, peace does not mean having a camera in my house displaying for the whole world to see my pain as my husband and I go through a divorce. I haven't disliked them until now, but currently, I feel bad for those kids. They can't make these decisions. The adults do. But, they are still going to air these shows? Makes me feel bad, ya know? Don't you think the cameras probably aided in some of the poor actions leading up to the divorce? I don't think they are thinking about their kids. Sorry for the complete random post, but I just wanted your opinion.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Can I have your autograph please?

Every 5 years the high school my dad graduated from has a reunion. I have only been to this one other time when I was young. The two things I can remember are 1) my little brother got lost at the dance, and I really thought I would NEVER see him again me a little scared...and 2) it is pretty windy in West Texas. However, this year my dad and I are making the trek back there. I am really really excited about this.

Well last night my dad was going through some things and he happened on some stuff he has kept from his Texas days. I love it when he goes through stuff and has a story for every single thing :) Typically they are about football and I have probably heard them before, but of course I listen. Actually, I really do like to hear his stories lol. I heard about his old football coach, Dunny Goode. According to my dad, in a nutshell, he was a good coach and a good person. He also talked about several other guys whom he preceded to say, "You will get to meet this guy." Not gonna lie, this made me laugh. I thought it was so cute he said that. LOL. OK, so I probably won't ask for their autograph, but I am glad my dad and I get to spend some quality time together and he gets to see his buddies.

Daddy's Girl? Guilty. Being the only daughter I have a duty to keep, and I do the best I can. :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Power of the President

So I was fumbling around facebook earlier and noticed one of my "friends" had taken one of those quizzes where she approves of President Barack Obama's job as president thus far. I am completely OK with her having an opinion because isn't that why we love America?? However, what I did find quite funny was that after she bashed Bush she said, "The President doesn't have as much power as you think."

In response to her - If the president doesn't have as much power as I think then why do you solely blame Bush for the past 8 years? He didn't have that much power I thought...

By the way, I don't like President Barack Obama's job as president at all, but he is my president so I will respect him...for some reason I just really felt like posting this.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Jesus

Sadly, this song does not come on the radio much. However, I really like it. It speaks the truth. Jesus was a servant to those He was around. This song makes you really think. To me, it makes me want to do good to all people not just the people who look and act like me. I hope it encourages you to do the same. (I highlighted the part that really speaks to me). Makes me a little ashamed of myself, and for the majority, alot of other people.

Todd Agnew- My Jesus

Which Jesus do you follow?
Which Jesus do you serve?
If Ephesians says to imitate Christ
Then why do you look so much like the world?

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the arrogant
So which one do you want to be?

Blessed are the poor in spirit
Or do we pray to be blessed with the wealth of this land
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness
Or do we ache for another taste of this world of shifting sand

Cause my Jesus bled and died for my sins
He spent His time with thieves and sluts and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the rich
So which one do you want to be?

Who is this that you follow
This picture of the American dream
If Jesus was here would you walk right by on the other side or fall down and worship at His holy feet

Pretty blue eyes and curly brown hair and a clear complexion
Is how you see Him as He dies for Your sins
But the Word says He was battered and scarred
Or did you miss that part
Sometimes I doubt we'd recognize Him

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and the least of these
He loved the poor and accosted the comfortable
So which one do you want to be?

Cause my Jesus would never be accepted in my church
The blood and dirt on His feet would stain the carpet
But He reaches for the hurting and despised the proud
I think He'd prefer Beale St. to the stained glass crowd
And I know that He can hear me if I cry out loud

I want to be like my Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!

Not a posterchild for American prosperity, but like my Jesus
You see I'm tired of living for success and popularity
I want to be like my Jesus but I'm not sure what that means to be like You Jesus
Cause You said to live like You, love like You but then You died for me
Can I be like You Jesus?
I want to be like my Jesus