Friday, April 25, 2008


Teenagers these days! We drive down the road and there is a constant flashing in the backseat from the hundreds of pictures these girls take of themselves everyday. This is my Jordan and her BFF Kells


She cracks me up everyday.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I heard today that there is now a restriction on how much rice we can purchase at the store. What? RICE. Does this not amaze you? Did you not think- wait- where does this blog originate from? Africa? Thailand? No- down home USA. Back porch America – the South, baby. They made a statement on the radio this morning that there would be a restriction on bulk bags of long grain rice- something like- you can’t purchase more than two 20 lb bags. Now mind you- I’m not a big rice eater- we eat our share of it I’m sure, but we don’t buy in bulk or anything. It is just the fact that here in America where we have as much of anything we ever want- we are now restricted on the purchase of a food item.

Revelation 6:6 “Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

It’s written that there will come a day when it will take all we make in a day to buy a bag of grain. Who would think it would be possible in this day of technological marvel? We can be anywhere in the world when we are on the internet- and yet in our towns right now- we can’t buy rice in bulk. Something to think about.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my momma's birthday. My mom is an amazing woman of God. She was the third born (first girl) of nine children. She grew up helping take care of the other children. My mom has loved Jesus for as long as she can remember. My Aunt tells the story of Sherry Lynn (my mom) walking to Sunday school alone at 8 years old- because she wanted to go "be with" Jesus.
Thank you for being an amazing example to me, Mom!
I love you- Happy Birthday!

Josie's piano recital

Last night was my Josie's first piano recital at Pensacola Christian Academy. She did great! She wasn't nervous at all. She has played by ear for about a year- we just got her into lessons 5 months ago- and she won an award for 5 months of A Honor roll in piano performance and theory! She will play Violin next year as well. She says she wants to learn to play everything. You did a great job Josie.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Jordan is my first born. She is 13 years old- and she is beautiful. I was a psycho first time mom. I thought I had to be touching her 24 hours a day so that nothing would happen to her. I got over that eventually- but to say I was (or am- if you ask my friends) over-protective, would be an understatement.
Well- my Jordan came to me the other day very upset and crying - saying she needed to tell me something- but was afraid too. I tried to be calm and I was thinking "dear Lord Jesus- what could this be??" - Jordan told me that a friend of ours- 'Mike' (a boy who is 12 years old) had told her that he was upset when his girlfriend broke up with him- and he had cut himself. Jordan was devastated- and scared that this had happened. I held her- and told her that we really needed to pray for him. We prayed for him right then- and we talked about why someone would want to hurt themselves at such a young age. When we were done- Jordan said "Thank you mom- I feel so much better just talking to you"- that made my day- we as parents want to do the right thing for our children- and so often we do fail. Especially with our first borns- we are testing it out on them. I am so thankful for the relationship that I have with my children. I am sad that at this age- Jordan had to learn of someone who cuts themselves. I am sad for this boy and his family- who do now know of the situation. This boy is a preachers kid. We need to pray for protection for our children's minds. They are our future. They are the missionaries, preachers, doctors , presidents, musicians, wives and husbands of tomorrow.
I love you Jordan.

Some beach- some where.....

Monday was an amazingly beautiful day. I had to take advantage of it and I headed to the beach. I love the beach in April and May- it's not so hot that you can't breathe. Now- if I were Daley these pictures would be awesome.... but alas I am not Daley- I am Delicia- so this is what you get.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Computers down

It has been a crazy few days. Our computer system at work blew up. Literally- there was smoke coming out of the IT office! Anyway- our IT guy Josh has worked to get us going for tomorrow. It has made me realize that my life- well my work life- comes to a stand still without email and internet capability. So- thanks to Sherry for the use of her laptop so I could update- and hope I am back online tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A positive post

Inspired by Brody I am joining the Positive Posting Tuesday.
My friend Leticia is an amazing woman of God. She has been through the ringer- and yet she has the best attitude of anyone I know. Leticia was diagnosed with Wegners disease at 16; at 20 was told she and her husband would never have a baby and if she did have one, it would be severely deformed; BUT- she delivered a healthy, beautiful baby boy in 2003 at age 25. Six months after Josiah was born, she had a massive heart attack- at 25 years old. From 2004 through last month- she had been in remission from Wegners and doing great. Just a few weeks ago- we found out she has lapsed. It was a rough day. She was angry and hurt. For one day. The next day- a Friday. She came to see me at the office- and she was great- I was still a mess. I was like- "how can you be so great right now?" Leticia said- "Girl- I gave it to the Lord. I had my day to stomp around and say this isn't fair..... but after that- I made it God's problem." She said- "I am his child- and so I leave it in his hands, Delicia. What will be will be and I accept that. If I only have a little time left on this earth- I'm going to spend it happy"
I'm so proud of her to have such a great attitude. And she truly does live that way- it's a party where ever she is. I am so thankful to know her.
I'm changing my attitude today. It hasn't been a great day- but nothing that has happened is life shattering or life altering- only annoying. Thank God I am healthy. Thank you Lord- my family is healthy. I'm happy to have the friends I do- so today is a good day.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

a random list

I like lists. I list everything. I am great at list making. My problem- I don't follow my lists very well- but I am good at making them.
Here is a random list about me- in no order except this is how I thought of them:

1. my favorite color is pink
2. I HATE popcorn
3. I don't like ice cream (I don't hate it- but I don't want it)
4. my favorite drink is coffee
5. my Disney character- Tigger
6. I like ALL kinds of music- my ipod is very diverse
7. I love to sing
8. I cry... when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I laugh, when I'm mad
9. being a teenager in the 80s- I loved the 'hair bands'
10. I still love Bon Jovi- oh yes I do!!
11. I am not an animal lover (sorry) they look nice and all-
but I don't really want any.
12. I love stilleto heels. I wear them almost everyday.
13. I can't see without my glasses- but you will never see me wear them
unless I am at work.
14. I love to read. My favorite author is John Sandford.
I have read everything he has written
15. I read 28 novels from August 06 to August 07. Then I got convicted because
I didn't read my bible at all during that time
16. I have- for the last 21 days- read 4 chapters in my bible EVERY day. I feel so
good about it right now. I am loving it. No more detective novels for another
month or so- and right now- I'm ok with that.

Ok- that's me for now. Maybe more later.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


An old freind of mine just read the post below- and he said that would be growing old- not growing up.
Yeah- thanks alot buddy. :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I have grown up- I guess.

So I took my mom to see The Gaither's. She had an amazing time. It was worth it all to hear her sing ALL the songs (the woman knows every word to every song) and to see that smile on her face. I did not expect, however, to have as much fun myself.... but I really did. I am extremely impressed. I was surprised how many songs I knew- from church- and my childhood- and from just being at my mom's house. The Gaither vocal band- really are great. The group that came with them- Ernie Haas and Signature Sound... I did not expect to like them as much as I did. I did not - ever- intend to leave there and WANT to purcahse a CD. No way. But alas.... I did. Signature Sound- their harmony is unbelievable. I sat in tears- I am still amazed at how great it was. But really- how can you be in a place and sing about Jesus for 3 1/2 hours and not come out lovin you some Jesus? Well- I can't.
I have a new group to add to my diverse list. I had a great time.

Friday, April 4, 2008

I am such a great daughter.

My momma's birthday is this month, so of course I wanted to do something special for her. It just so happens that my momma's favorite singing group, The Gaither's, are coming to town. So- being the amazingly loving and fantastic daughter that I am- I got her two tickets (for her and dad) If you don't know about the Gaither's- they are southern gospel- and it's a long running joke (truth) that I disslike with a passion- the Gaither's. I use to tell mom's friends that when my girls come back from Nana's house- I have to deprogram them from the Gaither disease. I would joke that I play Third Day in their rooms at night to get the Gaither out.
Well anyway- guess what. Because I love my momma so much- because I am such a devoted daughter..... I'm going to Gaither. She decided this should be me and her time. Oh- I tried to get out of it. Yeah- tried to pass off my 13 year old daughter to her. Said "Oh Jordan would love to go!" Nope- she thinks it would be "so special" for us. What could I do? I accepted it. And I have to say- I am looking forward to seeing my mom enjoy herself tonight. I can't wait to see her face when she gets to praise the Lord with her favorite singers. She is going to have a blast. I'm happy to share that moment with her.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


So I was going through my CD changer in my car- and thought I would share what I have for my listening enjoyment-

1. Third Day- Wire
2. Third Day- Wherever you are
3. Third Day- Time
4. Third Day- Chronology volume 1
5. Toby Mac- Portable Sounds
6. Norah Jones- Come away with me.

Wonder who my favorite band is?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Blue Angels

The Blue Angels flight team is based here at NAS Pensacola. Our home town loves the Blues. I grew up watching the Blue Angels practice and we always went to the air shows. They practice on Tuesday's and Wednesdays- and the church campus is in the flight plan. They flew over several times this morning- in formation. It's a little cloudy out today- so they were flying low- it was awesome.