Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween?

I came home again this weekend and got to see all my amazing, precious friends! I guess I was a little anxious to get home and got my first speeding ticket. I thought about arguing the man and trying to get out of it but I thought.. Were you speeding? Yes. Were you breaking the law? Yes. And he's a cop who is supposed to ticket people for speeding.. So I didn't really have an argument. I ended up driving 65mph the rest of the way home to Birmingham terrified of policemen. Then on the way over to Megan and Morgan's Friday night a cop was behind me the whole way. Did you know the speed limit is 20 on the end of Shades Crest Road? I drove 19. It was miserable. I'm a little bitter toward cars right now that I see run red lights and speed and don't get tickets.

It was so great to hang out with all my friends and hear about what the Lord is doing in their lives right now. Last night we were laying on the trampoline and saw two shooting stars. Amazing, not as amazing as the sky at JH but it was still greattt. We talked a lot this weekend about how amazing our group of friends was throughout high school. And we definitely took it for granted. High school was the best experience ever. But it's even better that we can come home from college, from our separate lives in Auburn and Tuscaloosa and be just as close. Or closer than ever. We laid on the trampoline for about two hours just talking. It was some sweet time to just talk and hang out with my best friends.

Candice's birthday is Wednesday. So that makes this week her birthday week! We're all spending the night in Ridgecrest tonight because the serial killer is coming to Tutwiler? Ugh, Halloween. I can't give away anymore of our birthday week plans, but it's going to be so fun. Well.. Happy Halloween?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27.

I've been in the Alpha Gam basement for 22 hours..  studying. I ended up spending the night here last night. Actually, I don't know if I ever really slept. People kept coming downstairs and stealingggg the extra candy from the Trick or Treat event and would leave the lights on when they left. So, Geography test in 45 minutes? We'll see how that goes. Pray for me!!

I am so excited to go home this weekend. Julie and John's anniversary is tomorrow, then my mama and I are shopping in Atlanta Friday, then I get to see all my precious Auburn friends Saturday! I can not wait. It is going to be a great weekend. 

I am so antsy for sophomore year. I am living with the most amazing girls ever in a super cool new duplex. Megan, Morgan, Kristen, Candice, and I are officially living together.. (and another pending roommate). I can not wait. Seriously. Can't. We are going to have the absolute best time. I am so blessed! 

Love you all so much! Have an amazing day! You'll only live October 27, 2010 once!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oh Glorious Day

As you can tell I have the most precious friends/sisters ever! This weekend was too fun.. Vestavia pep rally and game, doodles, smoothies on the roof, carving pumpkins, caramel apples, and Alabama football. Super eventful and I'm super tired. I'm in the middle of working on my English paper due Thursday while watching the Food Network? Good combo. It makes me want to cook.. too bad I'm a horrible cook. Officially decided that this season is my absolute favorite. Like September through January are just the BEST. My daddy may kill me for the next thing I say, but my mother will love it. Good thing he doesn't read this. But mama you do so after you laugh for a little bit you'll probably show daddy and I'll get a call that goes something like this "Gorillahead why are you embarrassing me on the internet?" Anyways, today at church our observant family notices my dad has put on two different shoes. One black, one brown. Really embarrassing, really noticeable. It pretty much made my day. Later at lunch he decided that every October 24th is opposite shoe day (his favorite holiday) and we all missed the memo. Speaking of the date.. Happy 51st Anniversary to my Mawmaw and Papa!! Okay, back to homework. Passing college is a must.

Glorious Day by Jeff Johnson

Monday, October 18, 2010


Seriously God is so good. Tonight at bible study we were talking about rejoicing in our pain. Rejoicing when things aren't going how we want them too. So first, I was thinking.. well Francie you're doing it right now. Good for you. There is something that is not ideal at all in my life right now, but I'm looking at the positive in it. Well, check out that sin.. a little prideful, huh? So after I recognized the pride, the Lord revealed my selfish motives. Am I rejoicing in my pain because I know He has a greater plan for my life that will further His kingdom and is in His best interest. Or was I rejoicing at the fact that there is something better for ME? It's not about me. This life is about HIM. So first, even if I am rejoicing in my pain, it should be because I know the Lord is using the trial to develop me so that I will be more equipped as His servant. Did that make any sense? I wish I could verbalize how the Lord is moving in my life better. But I guess getting it out of my head and written down is a step to understanding...

Friday, October 15, 2010


I have finally gotten to the point where I am terrible at updating this! But, it is homecoming week so that must be a good excuse. Sleep was not a priority this week! It's been a long, fun, crazy week but I've loved spending so much time with all my sisters at the house! I love those classy Alpha Gams(: The Lord has shown me even more this week how amazing He is. I've been soo caught up in the busyness of the week and unfortunately the Lord has not been my first priority. So after going a week with this world and sorority and people being my first priority, I know now even more that He is the only thing that will ever satisfy me. It was a wonderful, fresh reminder of why I'm alive and who I'm living for! So excited to hang out tonight with the amazing women of God in my life!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

it's a beautiful day

Well I'm typing this is Math 112 right now. I know, I should be paying attention like a good student but I learned this three years ago. So it's homecoming week and I don't think sleeping is an option. Yesterday felt like the longest day of my life. Starting with coffee at TCBY at 7am til finishing dance practice around 11:30pm.. after a longgg day I fell asleep around 1:30am but was rudely awakened by the fire alarm at 2am. Unfortunately fire alarms have become tradition. Sitting outside of Ridgecrest til 3am felt normal. Needless to say it was a long day. And even though this morning I am so tired, this is the day that the Lord has made and I will rejoice! In days like yesterday I get so caught up in how tired I am and with everything I have to do for the day. I forget to thank the Lord who gave me that day and that I am so blessed to be living it. So today, walking around the quad with my Starbucks caramel macchiato I am enjoying the amazing cool October weather and the beauty of the Lord. So, thank you Lord for this beautiful day and the blessings you pour over me daily because I am so undeserving.

So many people have told me that they are reading this and keeping up with it. And while I love being able to write all about what the Lord is doing in my life and my freshman year of college.. ultimately, it's all about Him, not me. Because without Him, I wouldn't be who I am, I wouldn't be alive. My hope is that this blog is a small way of sharing my faith and how good the Lord is. In the end He should be glorified. He is the author of our lives and He deserves all the praise. The only good thing in me is Jesus!

Everyone have such a blessed day! This is the day that the Lord has made!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

there is a time for everything

If we've talked recently you probably know how excited I am about this season of my life. I can't really put it into words. When I talk about it it's just a jumbled mess. But the Lord is working in my heart and in my life and I am beyond excited for what is yet to come! Why is He so good to me? I do not deserve it at all. His love is so great. His word says there is a time for everything. I've had my time of pain and happiness and everything else. Now is a time of growing. What could be better than growing? Growing as a child of God, a daughter, a friend, a woman. Simply growing, learning, being challenged, taught. Ah, it's so exciting! Praise the Lord for his goodness! His mercies are new every morning!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

seek HIM

I'm supposed to be writing my six page paper due tomorrow.. currently on page one.. but I'm taking a break. I've had a pretty exciting day today.. I really think I should be on a reality show. Surprises around every corner and ESPECIALLY in church. Who knew? Anyways, praise the Lord He is working for my good. Even though sometimes His ways are pleasant, it's for my good. Unfortunately, sometimes people  disappoint you or circumstances aren't quite what they appear to be. But by God's grace and love we can rise above the disasters of life. When we're living in His love we can treat people as Christ would treat us and handle situations in a holy light. A song by Amy Grant says "We pour out our miseries. God just hears a melody. Beautiful, the mess we are. The honest cries of breaking hearts." I've been seeking the Lord for answers. And He'll answer in brokenness. He loves when His children come to Him broken. It's when we need Him most and it's when He can show His love the most. So how about it? Are you broken? Seek the Lord.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

one tree hill

Roll tide we beat Florida!! I actually watched this game and it was the perfect October football weather! After the game we demolished a dough loaf. Oh my gosh best thing ever.. so unhealthy. One Tree Hill started back a couple weeks ago and I'm hooked on the show again.. I love watching the reruns! There are so many good quotes throughout the seasons but here are a couple:

Every once in a while people step up, they rise above themselves. Sometimes they surprise you, and sometimes they fall short. Life is funny sometimes, it can push pretty hard, but if you look close enough you find hope in the words of children, in the bars of a song and in the eyes of someone you love. And if you're lucky, and if you're the luckiest person on this entire planet, the person you love decides to love you back.

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always. A promise, like a reward for persisting through life so long alone. A belief in each other and the possibility of love. A decision to ignore simply rise above the pain in the past. A covenant, which at once binds two souls and yet severs prior ties. The celebration of the chance taken and the challenge that lies ahead. For two will always be stronger than one. Like a team braced against the tempests of the world. And love will always be the guiding force in our lives. For tonight is mere formality. Only an announcement to the world of feelings long held, promises made long ago in the sacred space in our hearts.

God bless your dreams(:

p.s.- I know this blog is the most sporadic thing ever.