Tuesday, March 31, 2009

That's what I'm saying, only he says it better...

A college professor of mine has a blog
and I like what he wrote.
I think you should read his most recent post.
So here you go...
Dr. Reeves' Blog.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Excitement Abounds!!

At church tonight, one of the guys that I met at P.E.P. who is now in the free world was baptized tonight. So I love baptisms, BUT this one in particular I just wanted to jump up and down and WHOOP WHOOP all over the place.

I've recently been thinking about God's love for us. Particularly, 1 John 3:1
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
And how His love for us changes us. We are LIGHT. Our entire appearance changes. It's definitely true for this guy! It makes me want to sing at the TOP of my lungs!

I LOVE P.E.P. But more than that I love God. He is faithful to finish the work He begins in us.

On another note, the Anderson cousins (my cousins) have been singing with a local rapper - COLCUTZ. I want for you guys to listen to this song...it's good. Sung by my oh so VERY talented cousin Hannah.

Baby Goat

Today our church had the Spring Fling. I, along with some friends and my brother Tim, got to work the pony ride center.

And after all of it was done, I got to hold a baby goat named Vanessa. SO SO very cute!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Inspiration Station

On the side bar of my blog I have this section called inspiration station. I don't know if you've actually had a chance to check that out, but I have this favorite photographer, whose name is Parker Young. I've actually never met him, but I fell in love with his photography when I found his xanga - xanga surfing in Korea (yeah 4 years ago). I'll get to the point...

He's GOOD! And you should check out his flickr to see the amazing pictures he took on his trip to India.

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Favorite Number

I think it's awesome that one of my favorite singers joined up with one of my favorite programs (for kids) to sing about my favorite number - 4, Four, Cuatro, Sa, Net, Bon, Quatre.

P.S. Happy First Day of Spring to YOU! This message is brought to you by the number 4 and the letter F! :o)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Shampoo Less?

Americans love to shampoo. We lather up an average of 4.59 times a week, twice as much as Italians and Spaniards, according to shampoo-maker Procter & Gamble.
But that's way too often, say hair stylists and dermatologists. Daily washing, they say, strips the hair of beneficial oil (called sebum) and can damage our locks.

-Allison Aubrey, NPR

Interested in reading more? Click here.
Regardless of what they say, I'm washing my hair! Okay? Okay. Glad we got that settled.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Aye, fight and you may die.
Run, and you'll live...at least a while.
And dying in your beds, many years from now,
would you be willing to trade ALL the days,
from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance,
to come back here and tell our enemies
that they may take our lives, but they'll never take...

-William Wallace, Braveheart

The sense of freedom that I felt in my heart the last 2.5 weeks makes me feel like I can conquer all things set before me. This taste of freedom came along with affirmation in an area of my life where I needed it most. It's given me a craving to watch Braveheart and scream at the top of my lungs - FREEDOM!

Friday, March 13, 2009


You got it!

It's Pi Day!

Go ahead! Celebrate! Eat a pie!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Prison Entrepreneurship Program

See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18

I went to P.E.P. on Friday. Every time I go I get another dose of hope. Hope is addicting. (not that I don't have IT...it's just REALLY tangible there.) You should really consider going - it'll change your perspective on prisoners, not to mention your LIFE. And if you say you're a follower of Jesus and that you love your neighbor as yourself - I challenge you to do something that goes against your grain and GO TO PRISON!

These men are thirsty for life change and P.E.P. is there to support them. It is no piece of cake - if they make it into the program it doesn't mean they get to stay. They go through rigorous interviews and character assesments. When they make it in, if they show laziness, pride, flirtiness, a short temper - they are OUT! And they have to do 50 push ups for every cuss word that comes out of their mouth. And this new class has only been there a week and they've already had about 4 exams. Let's see you try it, eh?

Tell them you heard about it from Mimi, a.k.a. TROUBLE.
Watch this video too, Okay? Perfect!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Madness

Are we already in the third month of the year? Seriously?! WOW!

Well, I ended the month of February with a bang:
I'm so proud that I had the courage to let go! I have trouble letting go...

And then, we had 80's prom, which was an absolute BLAST!
See more pictures

So – at the start of every month, I look at my goals to see where I am. Boy, I am behind!!!

  • I’m doing alright with reading. One book a month. Not bad. I'll save the list for the end of the year.
  • My projects are at a stand still...oops. I should probably get on it. Starting tonight, or something. I'm inspired by her...
  • I AM TICKET FREE. Let’s hope it stays this way.
  • Weight – up and down. What’s new? Running, although I’m still hating it, makes me feel good in the end.

Things that didn’t make the original list that I’m happy about is:

  • I’m journaling more.
  • I’m definitely spending more time with people which has been GREAT…I just need to get some balance I think. I'm an introvert in the sense that I get energy from being alone...so balance is needed.
  • I'm memorizing scripture!
This month is exciting because:

  1. I get to see Peanut Preston Paget for the VERY FIRST TIME!
  2. I get to go to the Prison Entrepreneurship Program Class XI Kickoff with my friend Jeannie!
  3. I’m going to meet my BFF Jennifer in Dallas!
  4. And my friend Jessica has her housewarming party which will be exciting to celebrate!
  5. BRACKETS – need I say more? Thanks Beyer for introducing me to basketball fun!