The Weather...

What a great day today...the temp dropped about 20 degrees today!! Do I dare say it...I think fall has arrived!! I heard someone say it was like the wind came and blew summer away...and I say thanks God...You ROCK!!!!


We had a GREAT time at the game last Friday!!! Everyone was there...The Cheer clinic for the little Huskies had been on Wed and Thurs... so all the little pepsters were out on the track having a great time...fun was had by all!! Thanks guys...GO HUSKIES!!!!!!!!!!


The Heart of the Artist

The Heart of the Artist Chapter 2

The servant artist and the audience of one…

The audience of one…in my life I try to keep this a focus…I must admit it’s not always easy…but I find my life to be much easier when I am getting that part of my life mostly right or at least I’m striving to…I mean this affects everything for me…from keeping my house clean to being the wife, mother, daughter, friend, sister employee that God has called me to be let alone being trusted with the honor and privilege of this gift…however when I am striving to get this right my attitude is better my days are more organized my home is less stressful my heart is in the right place know matter how I am called to serve…the ripple affect is vast when in every part of my life I am (or I am not) being first a servant to the audience of one…When from that root everything stems is when my heart is truly a servants heart.


Monday Prayer

I'm praying for you today...May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. Psalms 20:1-5
I love this picture...it reminds me of Gods greatness and it helps me remember how gigantic He
is...and what an artist!!!
It also reminds me of these lyrics to one of my favorite worship songs...
You dance over me
while I am unaware
You sing all around
but I never hear the sound
Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
and how You love me
You paint the morning sky
with miracles in mind
my hope will always stand
for You hold me in Your hand
Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
Lord I'm amazed by You
and how you love me



This is how I feel today!!!!!!I'm sooooooo looking forward to this weekend!!!! My mom and dad and my mother and father-in-law are coming to visit this weekend!!!! As you've heard me say time and time again...it is always a special day in the Parson house when family is coming to town...there is joy in the air and a bounce in our step...


Fall...Where are you? Stop hiding!!!

How did this happen!!!

WHY WHY WHY........did I say I would be president of Cheer boosters??????????????? Why didn't any of you stop me!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so mad at you..........sob.........................................................



I watched this video this morning and cried...It reminded me that I need to be aware of the world around me...and pray that I don't let these moments pass me by...Lord help me be you to whom ever you choose to put in my path without judgement...amen


Monday Prayer

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Leave any prayer requests you may have...you can also just leave your name or the name of the person you want prayer for...praying for you...


A New Book...

This is the new book I'm reading...I've joined the worship ministry at our new church and this is my required reading...I've been instructed to read a chapter a week and send in my thoughts by email every Friday...I thought I would share with you what I sent...I'm really enjoying the book...who knows maybe I'll share with you each week as I share with them...

Chapter 1:
Wow what a great book!!! I started highlighting in the introduction!

Well let me begin with sharing my personal memory verses with you…

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalms 139:23

My overview…kind of
Character, Authenticity and Integrity...these are all so intertwined for me…I talk about integrity a lot with my children…actually my husband and I feel that it is one of the keys to this Christ walk we are on…the definition of integrity I live by and hopefully am successfully teaching my children is…integrity is what you do in the dark…in other words you will truly know where your integrity stands when know one is watching and the choices you make in those moments…
I have a great story that actually just happened with my teenage daughter…God is so awesome!!! I love the teachable/learning moments He gives us.
Just before school my daughter and I were school clothes shopping at forever 21…the way we handle school clothes shopping with her is…we give her the cash and she is responsible to budget out all she wants with the money she is given…this year she was getting a considerable amount less because we just didn’t have more then that to give…but of course we wanted her to learn to appreciate what ever she was given and to be thankful…anywho…she was a very good little shopper…she got several outfits and a huge purse instead of a back pack…as we headed over to pay for her treasures they were turning the lights off in the store…you know that ever so subtle hint that the store is closing…we purchased our items and headed to the car…as I checked her receipt I realized they didn’t charge us for the purse which was about $30.00…now being short on cash for a split second I thought Man that extra 30 could come in handy…then I thought what am I thinking hello…I turned to her and told her Hey they didn’t charge us for the purse…we will have to come back tomorrow and pay for it! With out hesitation she was on bored and to our home we went…I started getting excited for her to see the expression on the forever 21 employees when they realized what we were doing and thanking God for this moment…I told my husband what happened and he said I want to go and I want Colton(our son) to see this too…soooo…the next day the whole family headed into the store and of course I was highlighting what integrity was and how easy it would be to keep the extra money and how some people may even say it was God’s way of providing…but how God doesn’t work that way…we got to the register and I had Brittani handle all the business as we all stood behind her excited with anticipation and wondering how they would respond…she stepped up put her purse on the counter with the receipt and said Hi!!! Ummmm I bought this purse last night with all this other stuff and you forgot to charge me for it. OH MY GOSH…the look on the cashiers face was priceless as the other cashiers turned to look the worker said…what??? Brittani said…You forgot to charge me for this and I need to pay for it…the cashier next to this girl comes over and says Hey so- in-so and so-in-so (cant remember their names) they were managers…we didn’t charge her for this and she brought it back to pay for it…they came over and thanked her and announced to the people in line…HEY WE DIDN'T CHARGE HER FOR THIS AND SHE BROUGHT IT BACK TO PAY FOR IT!!! It was hilarious!!! Of course I had to go over how we don’t need recognition for these things but I was also able to tell them that something like that can change someone’s life forever!!! Isn’t that a great story???

Being authentic in worship is a continuous prayer for me and when I say worship I mean as a lifestyle not just a song…praying that God keeps my motivations pure and right…and to make that truth in my life not just a desire. Also that I live life reflecting the hugeness of God…I truly believe that your worship is a reflection or a response might be a better way to put it…of how big God is to you…if you limit God in your life and you put limitation on God in what you allow him to do or what you believe he can do you have little tiny worship…but…if you are pressing into him continuously believing He is capable of all things and acknowledging Him as the creator of the universe...you have huge worship and that’s what I want to be a HUGE worshipper of our MAGNIFICENT God!!

Happy Birthday Brittani!!!

Well it's that time again!!! My baby girl is 15!!!!!!! We had such a great day today...I'm kickn my self for not bringing my camera...these are from the first day of school...She wanted to first get up early and have Birthday Breakfast at Jack in the box...her choice...and she wanted her brother me and her daddy there for that...then she wanted to drop her brother off at the Gillum's and have her dad and me all to her self!!! Can you believe that??? Aren't we lucky she wanted to hang out with her old mom and pops for her birthday...anywho...she wanted to go to fashion fair (mall) and shop till she dropped...she got gift cards and money for her special day...so...off we went...we had an absolutely wonderful day...she chose Macaroni Grill for lunch then we headed home to go to forever 21 here in town...as she announced to our dog Emily when she woke up this morning...I'm the princess today Emily...not you!!! She was definitely the princess today as she is every day!!!
Thank You God for the blessing of our little girl...continue to help us shape her into the woman you have created her to be...amen



This is where I was baptised...by this very man of God...Brother Davis...my first pastor...probably around the same time...no that isn't me...but I'm sure I'm close by...those are probably my knees at the top of this picture...wow what a great memory...I remember I would be soooo excited when baptism service came along...I can remember the smell of fresh wood...the red carpet covering the big door that hid this miracle place...I would just bubble with sweet anticipation...we always sang the same song after the lucky new born Christ follower would rise out of the water with hands raised so thankful for what God had done in their lives...yes even the little ones...

Gather all the saints at the river the beautiful beautiful river...

It didn't matter how many were baptised 1 or 10 they would shoot out of the water hands raised and the song would ensue and there was a celebration joined with heaven from everyone surrounding the new family member with love in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!!! What a joyful time...


Monday Prayer

So...please forgive me for not being on the ball with Monday prayer...I have failed you but more importantly I have failed my God...Lord forgive me...I will be resuming this week so if you have a prayer request...yes I know it's not Monday but I'm here for you and I will be praying this evening...please feel free to list your name or your request if you would like prayer...
With love,



Tired of Sneezing!!!

Ugh...I have been battling terrible allergies for the last 2 months...I wake up with my face swollen with congestion and as soon as I get out of bed I sneeze and sneeze and sneeze and sneeze!!!(For any of you ladies that have had children...well let me just say sneezing that many times in a row can be embarrassing and messy...if you get my meaning...ya feel'n my pain?)Next comes the waterfall of liquid from my nose and it is just MISERABLE!!! Make it STOP!!! sob
In fact speaking of the sneezing here is an embarrassing little tid bit for ya...I was at a friends house not to long ago...who shall remain nameless...and my allergies were in rare form that night! Anywho...I headed to the bathroom because I could feel my sneezing frenzy coming on and didn't want to pee all over write there before God and man so off to the potty I went...oh did I neglect to say the house had 4 couples in it and I was in a bathroom about 10 feet away, with vaulted ceilings and acoustics that rocked my world!!! Let me just say...don't sit on the toilet while sneezing 20 times in a row after having tacobell for lunch...it could get ugly!!!!


Job's Shoes...

I have a friend walking in Job's shoes...
Trials are strong the battle is heated
yet mighty are we
walking in Job's shoes
Jesus is by our side confidence is yours and mine
The battle is begun
But I know we've already won
walking in Job's shoes
The fire is hot sometimes we do get burned
the healing hand of Christ lay upon us
we stand firm again
the scars remain
but the pain is no more
walking in Job's shoes
claiming: power, might, strength and victory
claiming: healing, peace, serenity and love
walking in Job's shoes...


I need to go to bed...

Oh bed so close but yet so far...
you attempt to woo me but here I sit
slave to the screen that makes me forget
Oh bed so close but yet so far...
I'm just a slave to the temptation
of one last communication
Oh bed so close but yet so far...
I hear the growl of the lump you're holdin
thinking that's me you should be supportin
Oh bed so close but yet so far...
just 10 more minutes and there you are...