Monday, September 27, 2010


Well I hate to be a pessamist, but I dont see my Panthers winning ANY games this year unless SOMETHING changes or if there is another team out there as horrible as we are.... which would be pretty hard to find! 

Nathan and I went to the game yesterday and had AWESOME seats!  The tickets were given to us and it was the best seats we have EVER had!  Section 101, row 15!  It was a really neat experience to sit that low and have the players that close to you.  We tailgated before the game with Nathans dad who grilled AMAZING buffalo chicken thighs!  I made my taco dip and one of the guys fiances made the best peach pie that I have ever ate!  It had cream cheese in it and it was soooo yummy!  There was a little damper on the day though, litterally... the day was VERY damp.  Nathan was so dissapointed because he ALWAYS says "todays gonna be a pretty day cause it NEVER rains when the Panthers play"  until this point his little theory for the most part was true.  The majority of games we have been to have been beautiful and sunny and if not sunny just a little overcast.  Its snowed a few times, but other than that, its mostly really pretty weather.  Not Sunday!  Last week it was 90 and sunny, this week it was cool and rainy!  haha, Nate was kind of dissapointed he had such good seats but horrible weather, but we had a great time anyway!  Here are a few pics!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Got A Blog Award!

Yay!  My first blog award!  Thanks to my sissy at Little Carrigan!  

Here are the rules! 

The Rules:
1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
2. The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award.You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.
3. The third and final thing is, thank the person who gave you the award.

My answers:
1.  If I could change 1 thing in my life then I would have not been so stupid and let my hubby get away the first time we dated!  I thought he was too dorky the first time around, boy did I have a lot of growing up to do!  I am thankful that I have him now, but sticking with him from the moment we met and dated years ago would have saved me a lot of heartache and trouble, but God has a plan and I'm thankful for his grace and mercy and that he led me back to my sweetie!  :)  
2.  Here are my six people!

1.  The tallented:  Jonathan O'Brien at J. O'Brien Photo  -  This guy is so tallented, and if you need any pics taken, he's your guy!
2.  Crystal at stories from my ute.  I have to be honest, her blogging skills are what made me first want to start a blog, and then she had an adorable daughter so of course I love checking out their latest adventures!  She is so stylish and I love reading about the things they do!
3.  My friend Jimmy of Elishah has started a new blog with very inspirational posts check him out here More than a Man 
4.  Amber over at The Grooms always has wonderful stories and inspirational thoughts!
5.  Becky at Beckys Blogs has some pretty cool recipes
6.  And of course my other sissy Joy at Life On Hallman Hill!

I dont follow a lot, but these are some of my favs! 

Friday, September 17, 2010

I love fall!

I just had to say it!


There's just something about football games, marching bands, the apple festival, the chill in the air, the warm colors, falling leaves, just the crisp, freshness of it all....

It makes me excited that Christmas is coming! 

One thing I need to work on is becoming a better seasonal decorator.  Today I went to Dollar Tree and Dollar General and got some little fall accessories for my house.  I didnt want to spend a lot because honestly I have NO clue what to do with them.  I love to decorate my house just for normal, but theres something about seasonal decorations when I do them that well... I think just looks tacky!  I go into other peoples homes and its so warm and inviting lol  any suggestions on how to make it more appealing?  Not just fall, but Christmas too, things just look cluttered when I put them out...

Kimmie... HELP ME!  :) 

Also, did I mention Im SUPER excited about our band playing at the Apple Festival this coming Saturday?  If your in the area, we will be playing at the 5/3rd stage from 12:30-1:15  then its Taylor Made Unplugged at 1:30 at Freedom Church then New Life Saturday Night at Dallas Wesleyan begining at 7:30 Saturday night!  Its a full day of Taylor Made Music and I hope you can come see us at least at one! 

Monday, September 13, 2010

"I cant get enough of his grace..."

The title of this blog is taken from a song by one of my favorite ministries/bands of all time, The Crabb Family.  Here is the song in its entirety:

I've been to some places, where I did not belong.
I've been through some valleys where I almost lost my song.
I stood in an unholy place.
But through my triumph or failures, I couldn't get away from His grace.

His love is amazing, He won't let me go.
Unmerited favor, He loves me so.
When I falter and fail and feel like giving in,
He says lay your burden on me, I'll bear it again.
The only thing I know to say is,
I can't get enough of His grace

His grace is still amazing after all this time.
Still nothing separates us from His passion so divine.
Neither life, death, nor ages, or principalities
Could ever come between the love that Jesus has for me

When I think about Grace, this song inevitably comes to mind somewhere in my thought process.  The line "I cant get enough of his grace" echos in my mind throughout the day when I think of how good my God is!  

Today I was in conversation with someone and the subject of Gods grace came up.  Two sides were represented in the topic.  

The First Side:  God is full of grace and mercy, and preachers/christians/singers/ need not sing/preach/or speak in a negative manner about how God will punish you for sins or actions.  

The other side:  Yes, God is full of grace and mercy, but that doesnt give you a get out of jail free card.

Which leads me to this blog.  I want to know your opinions, scriptures, thought on this subject:

There is a fine line between RECEIVING Gods grace and ABUSING Gods grace....where is that line?  

When I think about this, I am so torn.  I was raised in a church that pretty much taught what you cant and shouldnt do and for the longest time I was terrified that if I didn't shout and run the isles, pray for hours, cry my eyes out in such abandoned pursuit of God that I was not a "true" christian, and that I was in danger of hell.  In my opinion, grace was not taught to me as a child.  Yes, I knew Jesus loved me, and yes I knew he would forgive my sins, but only if I asked, and my asking had to be a heart wrenching emotional experience.  If I didnt read my bible every day then I didnt have it....

Today, I do not believe that God is like this.  I have read the bible, and when I read it I feel like God is the exact opposite of this, yet because of the culture here the questions arise in my heart and I feel like I doubt my beliefs, or that I have misread or misinterpreted the bible. 

For example:  An alcoholic.  Alcoholism is a disease, a generational curse, a form of bondage.  Say a person gets saved.  They dont want to drink anymore, but their body still craves it.  They have a drink.

Can God not have grace on this person because he knows their heart?  Is Gods grace only ok to be given if it applies to your sins and not anothers?  Just because you dont do a certain "sin" and God doesnt have to use his grace on you for that particular "sin" doesnt mean that he cant or wont use it on someone else who does struggle with something you dont.  Its so easy to judge others and say... well how can they do that and then expect to get into heaven?  Im sure that same person wonders how you can call yourself a christian and yet sit back and judge and not help them through prayer and support and faith that God can help them through.  

Now, just to clarify myself.  I am on neither side of this, I have questions about it and I would like to know scripture to clarify this for me.  Grace or no grace?  And if there is grace, then how can it only be applied to certain things and not others?  Who decides?  Who gets it?  Why are somethings okay and not others?  

Okay, let loose! 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Taylor Made T's

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that the new Taylor Made T-shirts are in!  They are $15.00 and we have sizes from Small - XL.  If you would like to order one, just let me know!

The shirts are black with this logo on the front, and they are high quality soft cotton shirt!

Also, make plans to come support Taylor Made at the following events!

Saturday, September 18th
Lincoln Co Apple Festival
Fifth Third Stage
12:30-1:15 PM

New Life Saturday Night
Dallas Wesleyan Church
7:00 PM

Thank you for all your support for Taylor Made Music!  A special thanks to Nelson Bynum, and Purpose 51 for helping us with the T's!