Thursday, September 29, 2011


i am reading crazy love by francis chan. i realize that this book is a few years old, but i have recently in the past months have become a "reader" or a "book worm" in a sense. ha never thought i would say that about myself, but i guess it's a sign of getting older? haha i dont know, but this book is really opening my mind.

i recently finished radical by david platt and the shack by william p. young, they are 2 different books. radical makes me more passionate about missions & about people who need Jesus. the shack is a fiction, that gives you a wonderful image of what heaven could be like, it also gives a better understanding of how deep the love of the Father is for us. after these two books, i wanted more, so what did i do? i picked out crazy love. i'm only in chapter 4, but i'm already hooked & i've been thinking about what i've read so far this week. something that really caught my attention was in chapter 2 he writes:

"Frankly, you need to get over yourself..... Maybe life's pretty good for you right now. God has given you this good stuff so that you can show the world a person who enjoys blessings, but who is still totally obsessed with God.
Or maybe life is tough right now, and everything feels like a struggle. God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great & that knowing Him brings peace & joy, even when life is hard..... To be brutally honest, it doesn't matter what place you find yourself in right now. Your part is to bring Him glory..... The point of your life is to point to HIm, whatever you are doing God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His. It is His movie, His world, His gift."

i was driving to school one afternoon, and since i've been down here in the past months i have seen homeless people around the roads where i'd drive. well on this afternoon, i went under a bridge, and there was a man under the bridge, with all of his belongings. it brought tears to my eyes, and memories of when i've been on mission trips and seen that. but never had i seen it here.

we need to wake up. we need to follow in HIS footsteps. loving each other & caring for others.
we need to be thankful for the lives that we have and stop complaining about what we don't have. "we need to stop living selfish lives, forgetful of our God." we need to get over ourselves! it's not about you! nothing else matters except our God!

"Rejoice in the Lord Always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Phil. 4:4

<3 Kerry

Friday, September 9, 2011

here lately.

here lately, school is consuming my life!! ha, i have been studying so much! i had 4 test this week, thankfully i passed all of them. this wednesday, i have a job interview & then i have a big hands on & written final that night! so, i will be studying all weekend. pray for me!!

this past weekend, i went home. it was exactly what i needed. :)
it was a very busy weekend! one of my best friends married her best friend on saturday. it was a beautiful wedding, it was outside across from a lake & the weather was perfect. i sang in the wedding & i have to say it was a little emotional for me to see her get married. we've been best friends since 7th grade & we were roommates this past year, while in starkville. we've been like sisters all these years & no matter when we moved to different colleges, we always made time to catch up. although it was a little sad, i am so happy for her. she is so happy & i know they'll have a great life together. :)
i also had the best date to the wedding. it was fun catching up with an old friend, & to be treated like a lady by him. I thank God for wonderful guy friends like him. :)

sunday, i sang in church that morning. i sang Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood. it's a very touching song, always makes people think, including myself.
that afternoon, i was able to go to a little girls birthday party. i adore this little girl & her sister, they're so sweet. i enjoyed seeing them & getting to share that day with them. i thank God for putting them in my life, they are truly a blessing to me. :)
after the party, i met up with my momma, we went shopping & to my fav little place in starkville, Local Culture. it really is the best little yogurt place around. the yummy, goodness is so filling & smooth, it makes you always want more. :)

monday, was a much slower day. i was thankful for monday, it rained & i didn't have to go anywhere. just studied & watched soul surfer with momma that night. i love rainy days. :)

tuesday, was a little sad. i had to pack up & drive back down south. not the whole day was sad though. i went back to starkville, went by the daycare to see my babies. oh how they have grown!! within a month of not seeing them, i was amazed of how big they had became! the sweetest thing though, i walked in and they all smiled at me. one gave me a hug & then the rest of them came to me to do the same. i sure do miss those sweet babies. i hope they never forget me, i know i wont forget them. :)
for lunch, i met up with a great lady. we have become really close over the past months & she has become my spiritual countability partner. every time we've eaten in starkville, we eat at the veranda. it's my fav restaurant in starkville & i do believe that's our place to eat out. ha! it was really great to catch up with her & just share stories. i am so thankful God put her in my life, she's a wonderful friend to me. such a blessing. :)

and now here i am, it's friday!! glad it was a short week! a friend is coming to stay with me tonight, i'm excited! so, this means i need to go clean house & get off the computer.
i can't wait for sunday!! something exciting is happening, i will be sure to blog about it on monday! i hope you all have a great weekend!

be thankful for people & things you have in your life! God blesses us everyday & we have to find the goodness in everyday! start believing today that His mercies are as real as He says they are!
:) Smile!