new blog

i wanted to change a few things about my blog, but i couldn't figure out some stuff, so i decided to make a whole new blog haha! i imported this one, but i'll keep updating that one instead of this one. be sure to check it out!





so i just thought i'd share one of my favorite videos from one of my favorite bands...New Empire does New Empire TV, and this is episode 3, possibly one of the funniest videos I've seen. Enjoy!


Time Flies....

Wow, I can't believe it's been about 4 months since my last post....so much has happened since then!

1-My freshman year at the University of Mobile ended. But, man! It was a great year! I met some of my best friends last year. We had Goodwill Gala, Monster’s Ball, and Spring Formal. We spent the night on the beach, watched the sunrise, saw dolphins, a manta ray, and electric eels all within 24 hours. :) We got to really know some of our teachers, and even visited them at home. We got on each others’ nerves…A LOT! :) It was soo much fun.

2-New Empire didn’t make it to Cornerstone Fest. I was sad about that, but now I’ve learned that their planning a US tour, so I’m super excited about that!

3-I turned 19! :)

4-My mom, Michael, Emily, and I went to Gatlinburg the week before school started. Josh and my dad didn’t go because Josh had football practice…but, it was so much fun because we weren’t constantly on the go like we normally are. We slept late, got lost going a different way to Cades Cove (and ended up going to North Carolina), saw (and got reallllllly close to) a mama bear and 3 cubs at Roaring Fork, saw a bear in the distance and a bear in a tree at Cades Cove, went to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Rainforest Adventure Zoo where they had an Australian animal exhibit, and ate some amazing food!

5-I’m now a college sophomore. It’s so weird to think about…only 3 more years and I’ll be out in the “real world”. Kinda scary, but exciting at the same time! I haven’t even been back a week, and already so much has happened. My roommate is awesome (we definitely planned rooming together haha), and our room is pretty darn sweet. We got rope lights, man!! Goodwill Gala was fun, because I got to see a lot of people that I hadn’t seen all summer, and get all dressed up to go to a dance where it didn’t matter how you looked because it’s a GOODWILL gala. Haha! I’ve also met a lot of cool freshmen. And there’s a lot of cute guys this year too! ;) My class schedule is great, too, this semester, because I have arts and crafts and bowling, and no classes on Tuesdays! Amazing!

Life is so good right now. God’s just amazing! I’m still praying about His plans for my life, but I’m being patient. Or trying to, anyway. I know He’ll reveal everything to me in His perfect timing!

OK well I gotta run because we’ve got Dinner On The Run in just a few minutes. Peace!


woooooo! so bored

So I'm just sitting in history, bored, so I thought I would write a new blog, since I haven't in a while.

One of the reasonsI haven't posted in a while is because of the whole "getting-people-to-vote-for-New-Empire-so-I-can-go-see-them" thing. Working on this street team has been a TON of fun! Megan is an awesome person to "work" with. I say "work" because neither one of us feel like it's actually work, it's just a lot of fun! I feel so excited when we move up just one spot.

By the way, we're now at #19! only 9 spots to go til they're in the top 10, and still a month left to get them in the top 10 and stay there! woohoo!

Like I said, I get excited!

And my mom said she's getting worried now because they might actually make it into the top 10 and me and some friends really want to go if they do make it! :)

There's really no point to this post, just trying to fill time.................................................

Never mind. I'm done now. :)


Say...would you come with me tonight, and I'll show you...love

Ok so a few posts ago, I mentioned that I love Aussie bands because they talk to me on myspace. Well, one of these bands - New Empire - has asked me and another girl to head up their US Street Team to try to get the word out about them trying to play at Cornerstone Fest over the summer. But, out of 100 bands, 6 will be chosen by the judges and only the top 10 bands (chosen by voters) will be chosen.

New Empire has never been to the US before. They've been to parts of Europe and Asia, but never North America. Our goal is to try and help them achieve their goal of coming to the US.

YOU should help us out!

We're trying as hard as we can to gt the word out about New Empire and Cornerstone Fest. What happens is this:

1. go to cornestonefestival.com and register
2. go to the New Band Showcase page
3. Click on the "Listen & Vote" button
4. scroll down to New Empire or click here : http://www.cornerstonefestival.com/newbandshowcase/NewEmpire/
5. VOTE!!!
6. Come back every day until May 25 to VOTE! (You get 1 vote per day, voting ends May 25)

PLEASE! New Empire is an amazing band with a dream of coming to the US! Please help them out! I know I sound like I'm begging......it's because I am lol!

http://www.myspace.com/newempiresound :)


If that's what it takes to praise You, then Jesus bring the rain!

I don’t care much for storms. I don’t like thunder, lightning, heavy rain, or the possibility of bigger storms like tornadoes. I just don’t. Never have. I guess you can say I’m a little kid when it comes to storms. I mean, I don’t go running to my mommy and daddy, but I still don’t like storms.

There have been storms several days out of the past couple of weeks down here in the south, and I haven’t been a very happy camper because of that. Which has got me thinking…why is it that we’re always in amazing moods on bright sunny days but bad moods when it’s rainy and miserable outside? It’s all in your attitude towards it.

I know when I wake up and it’s a yucky rainy day, I pretty much dismiss any ideas of the day going well. It’s dark, miserable, depressing…but when it’s sunny out, I’m content and happy. Like I said, it’s all in the attitude.

However, according to Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Whether it’s rainy or sunny, warm or cold, tornado or clear, today is a gift of God, and we should be glad that He at least gave us another day rather than taking it all away from us. We shouldn’t complain about it because at least we’ve lived to see another day.

It’s days like this that I think of the words written by Mark Hall of Casting Crowns in the song “Praise You In This Storm”:

“…So I’ll praise You in this storm,
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am.
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hands.
You’ve never left my side.
And though my heart is torn,
I’ll praise You in this storm!”

I think Mark Hall is an amazing lyricist! His songs have so much truth and meaning in them. I think in “Praise You In This Storm”, the word “storm” has a double meaning. First, it can literally be a storm. We need to praise God not only on the beautiful sunshine-y days, but also during the rain, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. It’s a hard thing to do, but if you do it then you’re attitude will be much better and you will be much happier!

I also think “storm” has a figurative meaning, as well. Everyone goes through “storms” in their lives. People go through break-ups, loss of friends or family, losing a job, your dreams/goals not working out, etc. The storms will come, that much is inevitable. It’s how you react to them that shows your true character and faith. If you let these storms consume your life, what will you have left? But, if you decide to praise God for these things, for the wisdom you get through experiencing them, for life in general, happiness will follow. As Christians, we are not promised that we will not experience storms, but we ARE promised that God will be walking right there with us, holding our hand, throughout the storms. Sometimes, we need to experience the bad storms so that we know how good we have it on the bright sunny days. Yet another song comes to mind – “Bring the Rain” written by Bart Millard for his band MercyMe. I’ll leave you with the chorus from it:

“…So I pray…
Bring me joy,
Bring me peace,
Bring the chance to be free,
Bring me anything that brings you glory.
And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise you
Jesus, bring the rain!”


A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

Music is a major part of my life. Not to say that I'm musically talented. Because I’m not. At all. Period. Quite the contrary, actually. I’m a tone deaf girl who cant sing or ever really been able to play any kind of instrument. I used to be able to play a little bit on the piano, which was hard because I can’t read music. Now I’m limited to playing “Chopsticks” and “Ode to Joy” because those are easy to memorize.

No, when I say music is a major part of my life, I mean simply listening to music. Almost everyone that knows me knows that I’m pretty much obsessed with music, especially Contemporary Christian Music. I bet my friends get sick of me talking about all these different types of bands all the time. But, honestly, listening to the hearts and souls of all these different people brings me so much happiness! It soothes my soul when I’m upset or angry. It keeps me company during the 4 hour drive home and then back to school. When I’m lonely, it’s always there to cheer me up.

It’s so bad, I had to go out and buy a new 16GB iPod because the 4GB didn’t hold enough music. It held up to 1000 songs, and I still constantly had to delete some songs to load other ones. I thought the 16GB would be enough…I’m not so sure now though… :)

And recently, I’ve been on an “Aussie Band” kick. I’ve found 20 or so Australian bands that I’ve fallen in love with, thanks to myspace! :P The cool part is that they actually talk to me. I know, I know, I’m so cheesy, wanting to talk to bands like that (shocking confession! lol ). Several of them actually initiated the conversation. Call me cheesy, but they’re real people and it’s fun to talk to them and see what they say back, as opposed to American bands who never respond, thus proving how snobby Americans can be.

I now have another confession to make – I have a new cheesy schoolgirl dream. I want to marry an Australian musician and move away with him to the land down under. ;D I mean, whatever God’s will is for my life, I’ll gladly accept it no matter what because I know He knows best. But, because I’m human and stubborn and all that, I’m just adding my 2 cents in… :) Although it would be hard and a little bit scary to have to relearn how to drive on the wrong side of the road in the wrong side of the car….and the backward seasons would take some getting used to. But, I’d gladly learn to deal with it. Maybe it’s the accent…………………..

Anyway, I’ve just been thinking about all this for some reason. Random, I know. But, then again, I can be a very random person sometimes.