Sep 3rd

2011 Memory Scriptures

2011-09-03T16:53:52+00:00Sep 3rd|Blog|9 Comments

One of my New Year's resolutions was to memorize a new passage of scripture each month. I have learned the power of scripture in so many areas of my life. I don't think it is a coincidence that both Hebrews 4:12 and Ephesians 11:17 refer to the word of God as a sword. As a [...]

Aug 30th

At the End of My Rope

2011-08-30T23:54:05+00:00Aug 30th|Blog|77 Comments

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to memorize a new passage of scripture each month. For August I chose Romans 7:15-25 in the Message translation. Well, that's not entirely accurate. Apparently I bit off a little more than I could chew with this passage! The truer statement would be, for August AND July AND [...]

Mar 22nd

Scriptures on My Journey to 100

2011-03-22T01:02:08+00:00Mar 22nd|Blog|0 Comments

I believe that one of the best weapons we, as believers in Christ have in any battle, are God’s words. Like Hebrews 4:12 says, “the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword…” (NIV). I have found that to be absolutely true! In times of my deepest temptations I have learned [...]

Oct 5th

Matthew West – The Story of Your Life

2010-10-05T03:17:00+00:00Oct 5th|Blog|0 Comments

Last night I attended Matthew West's "The Story of Your Life" tour in Murfreesboro, TN. I've known Matty for about 3 years. We had the same management and began writing songs together (if you have my albums he wrote on Only the World, Voice of a Savior, Freedom Song, Not Guilty, Christmas Makes Me Cry, [...]

Jul 28th

Gifts from God

2010-07-28T21:54:00+00:00Jul 28th|Blog|0 Comments

I'm in a group Bible study with a few friends. The study we've chosen is Beth Moore's "A Woman's Heart - God's Dwelling Place". I traveled on Beth's worship team (led by Travis Cottrell) for 5 years right before auditioning for American Idol  . I've done several of her studies but never her very first [...]

Apr 28th

Scallop Pasta Recipe

2010-04-28T19:11:00+00:00Apr 28th|Blog|0 Comments

Well who would've thunk my blog has become a cookbook? Trust me. If you ask anyone who knows me you would know that 5 years ago my idea of cooking was putting my restaurant leftovers in the oven! That is why I am so happy that I am finally learning to make healthy food on [...]

Apr 15th

Waffles Recipe

2010-04-15T17:06:00+00:00Apr 15th|Blog|0 Comments

I made some whole wheat waffles from scratch today (with the help of a few of my tweeps who taught me how to separate an egg and fold them into the batter)! I simply followed a recipe from The Better Homes & Gardens cookbook with a few adjustments. Some of you asked for the recipe. [...]

Jan 20th

Not Guilty email

2010-01-20T05:17:00+00:00Jan 20th|Blog|0 Comments

Many of you who have seen me sing "Not Guilty" live have asked me for a copy of the following story. Matthew West, Sam Mizell, and I wrote "Not Guilty" after I shared this email I had received with them. I was so moved by the grace and forgiveness of God that I wanted to [...]

Jan 10th

Fat Camp

2010-01-10T17:24:00+00:00Jan 10th|Blog|0 Comments

Ok, wasn't exactly fat camp, but that is how I jokingly referred to it among my friends. I'll explain, but first, let me back up and give you a little history. I love the holidays. Family, friends, and FOOD!!! Well needless to say, the food did me in. I gained so much weight during [...]

Dec 24th

Christmas vs. Xmas

2009-12-24T17:35:00+00:00Dec 24th|Blog|0 Comments

My entire life I've seen and accepted the abbreviated version of Christmas marked "xmas". I never really thought much about it until I realized somewhere that the "x" was actually replacing the word "Christ". I don't know how I never realized it but someone somewhere told me it was so. I vowed never to do [...]