Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! Remember, it is never too late to follow your dreams!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A nice gift

One of the best gifts you can give to yourself is letting go of all resentment and anger and practice forgiveness.

art by Emma

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry CHRISTmas from Kyle, Christy, Ellie, Emma and Caraline Rose!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Donnie and Susan

My sister Debbie has been best friends with Susan her whole life. A few days ago Susan and her husband Donnie were in a car accident. They were coming home from an appointment at Vanderbilt (Susan recently had foot surgery), they stopped and had a nice dinner together, then on the way home, about a mile from their house, they hit ice and were slammed into a tree. Susan wasn't injured but Donnie was critically injured. Yesterday, he had a brain hemorrhage and died.

Susan and Donnie were very much in love and so happy together.

Please pray for Susan and for Donnie's family. This is a very hard time for them. Please pray for the people who received Donnie's organs, may they now be well.

It really gave me a reality check. We can be here one minute and gone the next. Each day is a gift. I want to use everyday to show love to others.

Also, please pray for my sister and her husband, Chuck. Chuck has been asked to do the funeral and it is going to be hard for him.

Praise God for the promise of being reunited with our loved ones!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Today!

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face, and show the world all the love in your heart... You're gonna find, yes you will, that you're beautiful as you feel. --Carole King

Monday, December 13, 2010

Learning with the Purpose of Sharing

It is wonderful what happens

when we decide to live with

the purpose of sharing and

helping others in need

even if we look for one

person a day who

needs a kind word

and write them a note

of encouragement

the blessings are

beyond measure

In the pic- Cara loves my friend and adopted family member, Donna, and she painted this picture to make Donna smile! It is the small things that show love!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Living Without Labels

Life is such a learning experience. I'm so glad God is so gentle in teaching me.

All of my life I have gone through life like a bull in a china store. I was labeled that way as a kid, adhd, headstrong. My zodiac sign is the ram so I just figured I was destined to be this way. There are several issues with this because when you ram your head into everything head first, sometimes, your head gets stuck in the drywall. For years, I have thought this is just who I am and I am totally NOT able to change it. So, I put up prison walls around myself with this issue. I convinced myself that I am impulsive, headstrong, unorganized, flaky....but the good qualities, artistic, visionary, empathetic, intuitive, funny...were good enough to balance out the other ones.

FINALLY, after years of thinking this way, I am free of the label. There is no reason why I have to live with bars....I can learn to stop and think, I can learn to not go headfirst into a wall without thinking, I can learn to keep my mouth shut until I have thought about my answer. I CAN do these things. There is no bar that says "christy has to be impulsive and unorganized".

There is are no more prison bars around my brain. I am FREE. Thank you God!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

God's Peace

It is there for me now even in the midst of chaos

God provides it for us

we just have to take the time to accept it

then it comes over us like a white blanket of light

and softens all the jagged edges

God's Peace

Thursday, November 25, 2010


It creeps up on me from behind

I try to search try to find

then, I get the picture in my mind

and I know who the creeper is


This is how it works for me, when I paint. I need to start a painting soon, I've got lots of mind pictures waiting to come to life!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving! Give lots of hugs! I am very thankful for my blog readers !

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The moon has an aura

I see a lot of colors and things in my mind. In this picture, I am trying to show you what I see with my eyes. The picture doesn't do it justice but the moon tonight had an aura. It is like I see around people who GLOW or shine as I say...usually when they are on the path God has for them.

Happy Birthday Debbie!

Happy Birthday to my sister Debbie Richey Warnock!! I hope you have a great day! You are an inspiration to me! I love you!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Leslie's Blog

Please ck out my friend Leslie's homemade baby food blog.
she makes it look so easy, I would try if I had a baby.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Loving Animals

I love the hearts of my girls...


It went well! I will start my first class in January. I will go on a Friday night and all day Sat. Perfect times for me.

Have a peaceful night.

Trying to Follow a Dream

Today I am taking the first steps to follow my dream of being a counselor for women. I have a meeting to go talk to Branches Counseling and sign up to get my Master's in counseling. It is a two year program and you do it on weekends. I will let everyone know how it goes.
Kim and Leslie, I know the other job comes first, I can do both, I promise!
Wish me luck! I will let you all know how it goes.
What steps can you take today to fullfill your dream? Babysteps to the top!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I am pretty sure I have written about my recurring dream. I'm about to do it again because I have this dream about once a week and I just don't get it. I mean, I understand the dream but I don't see why I have to dream it so often.

My Mamaw (my dad's mom) went into the nursing home when I was in high school. When she went in, I was 16 and didn't ask to take anything from her house because I didn't understand how much I would miss her.

Now, that I am a mom and I can look back and see what an amazing Mamaw she was to me, I so wish I had more of her things. I have one table and her bible. They mean the world to me and I have some pictures.

In my dream, I am always going back to Mamaw's house and looking for keepsakes, just anything from when I was a kid. Sometimes, I even find Mamaw (she passed away years ago) and I am so happy to see she is alive. The most common dream is the one where I am begging the new owners of her house to let me dig through the closets to see if she left anything from my childhood. It is a sad dream because I rarely find what I am looking for and I miss her more after being in her house.

Any dream interpreters or friends want to try to interpret this one? This has been going on for years.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Morning Light

The joy comes in the morning!
Everyday gives us so many reasons to be thankful!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cara dancing! My family is crazy!
Even if a storm knocks down your trees
there is hope ahead
never lose it

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Path

I know I write about this a lot...
God will let us know when we are on the path
the one we were born to travel
it is like stepping onto a large peaceful platform
when we get there
we will know

Monday, October 25, 2010

Changes in the Fall

Fall reminds me that no matter what changes God is making in us...we are all still beautiful in his eyes...just like the fall leaves are beautiful in our eyes.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jackie Evancho on Oprah Winfrey Show-October 19,2010-Live

The Glow of White

The little girl for America's got Talent is a white (I see and feel colors with most everyone). I don't see white a lot with children but when she starts singing, she starts glowing. I think she is precious!
I am so happy when I see white with a person. It makes me happy to know they are doing what they are meant to be doing, just what God told them to do.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Leslie's Unfollowed Dream

My dream in life was to be an actress. I was pretty good at it, started performing right out of the womb and still haven’t stopped. I took acting classes as a young child, performed in dinner theaters and church, even won first in the state for a dramatic dialogue and went onto nationals to win 4th in the nation. I was headed to fame when I turned 18 and went to college. Then the real world hit, classes, sorority life, boyfriends. No time for Hollywood when the throes of teenage angst are running 55 mph. I don’t regret not pursuing that acting career. It seems like Hollywood is consumed by the dark side, if it isn’t fake its overdosing on botox and cocaine. If it isn’t Agnostic its promoting cult beliefs with lead actors (insert Tom Cruise and Scientology here). I daresay I would enjoy another banter at the stage but trading my 2 children and rowdy husband for cashmere, limousines and Oscar nominations are farfetched and of another time and place.

My Unfollowed Dream

I promised earlier I would write about the dream I didn't follow..I always wanted to be a counselor and help women. I didn't know how but I knew that is what I wanted to do. I went to college without self esteem. I graduated with a degree in Sociology with minors in psychology, speech and theatre and womens studies. I did know have to confidence in myself to get my master's degree, therefore, I am not a counselor.

I am thinking right now about going back and getting my masters. I have confidence now and I still love to help people and encourage them. Who knows where my path is leading. :)

Oh, one more thing, I have used a lot of what I learned in my college classes in my life,so I am thankful for sociology! hehe

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I am thankful for nature
it calms me down
I am thankful God
made color it speaks
to me
everything God made
for us is a masterpeice
sit back and feel it

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Friends Dream

This is one of the answers I received about one dream you didn't follow and why...I love Kim! Congratulations on 10 YEARS sober!!!

My greatest dream that I did not pursue was being a professional singer. I know that my lifestyle affected my physical and emotional ability to follow those dreams, but my self-centered fear is what really paralyzed me. No matter how great a performance went, I felt like it must have been dumb luck or just a fluke. I was more terrified of just trying than I was of potential failure. Now that I am growing comfortable in my own skin, I am recently enjoying my gift of song again, but the fear is still deep down inside of me. The greatest difference between me then and me now is that I simply will not allow self-centered fear to rob me of my dreams. I may not become a professional singer, but I will lift my voice in song every month at church. I will enjoy the process of performance whether or not the end product measures up to my own overly critical standards. God has my back today. I am blessed.