Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in GOD's sight.

1 Peter 3:3-4

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Today I sat threw 'big church' and listen to Pastor Jerry preach about jealousy... First off, big thanks to Ali for sitting with me so I didn't have to sit alone!

Today I felt like Pastor Jerry was especially looking at me, do you ever get that?

Obviously Pastor Jerry is nicer looking and a guy but this is the best, appropriate picture google had for me.

Like every time he looked to his right, bam! His eyes just stared at me! I'm sure he looked at the family sitting beside Ali and I, or the Parker family sitting behind us but I really felt watched! You know what though? I liked it in a way! It made me feel like I really needed to pay attention so when he looked at me I didnt look completely lost!

Jealousy is a huge thing in this crazy world! He shared a story with us today about how a lady was married to this guy for many many many years!! Then she thought he only wanted her for her money so one day she got a hammer and gave him a whack..! At the bottom of the article it said she killed him out of jealousy... This world is crazy!

I think it would be SO cool to preach to the church one day!! I would put that on my Bucket List but I'm pretty sure only pastors do that... I would love to speak about the last 7 months of my life and how God has helped me numerous times but also about stuff! Physical, material, things! A while ago I started a notebook where I would rip out stuff from magazines that I want in the future. I looked threw it today and guess what I saw... STUFF! A fridge with a LCD touch screen on the left side. Thousand dollar cameras and laptops. Flat screen TV's. Video games for my kids. A microwave with a special area underneath where it is a pizza oven.

How bad is that? I had 7 pages full of cut outs but only one page said anything about love or family time.

For the next week I'm going to try really really hard not to focus on material things but more so family time. We only have so much time here on Earth with our families! Put down you IPod and go play a family game! Get off your laptop and go for a bike ride! Stop txting for one minute and go golfing with your dad. It will make a difference I can guarantee...

Wish me luck!


  1. Love this post. Especially the last sentence! I'm going to try it! ;)

  2. Thanks Olivia! Good to know someones reading my blog!(: haha Good luck!!!

  3. Sydney! :) That's a good challenge! I'm gonna try that too! I know, I thought that he was looking our way a lot..:) Probably wanted to make sure that we were paying attention! I did though, and I knew you were too. ;) I understood his message clearly. Good post! :D

  4. Thanks Ali! Maybe thought "Oh those teen girls are just going to screw around so I better watch!" but really... 1. That'd be rude and 2. Pastor Pete was sitting right behind us!