My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Friday, May 24, 2013

Moore Tornado May 20th Disaster

This was a hospital. This was the exact hospital where I had my sweet baby boy at. This hospital was right down the street from this place.
This is the Warren Theater. John and I had a date night there a couple of weeks ago. If you can see the top of the entrance is gone.
There is a void here where my friend Kristi owned her hair cutting business. It was her livelihood and now it is gone. Joslyn and I both get our hair cuts there. Well we did anyways.

Today was the first time we were able to see the damage. I spent days away trying not see the destruction of my home town. We live in South OKC, but Moore is 10 minutes away. My church is in Moore. Some of my family is in Moore. We rent books from the library in Moore. We go to Moore to eat and watch movies. I grew up in Moore and went to Moore High school. It is shocking and disheartening to see it in shambles. I remember being in college at SWOSU which is about 45 minutes from Moore and hearing the news of the May 3, 1999 tornado that was headed straight for Moore. I called my younger brother and sister every 5 minutes until I got them. 30 minutes before it was to hit, my brother finally answered and said he was going to drive out of Moore. I convinced him to stay and hide in the closet. Luckily, that tornado was about 7 to 8 blocks away. So they were fine. But, coming home to see the destroyed area was so shocking. It brings back horrible memories and makes me cry to see the landmarks that we used to go to destroyed. But God is so good. The lives lost and the damage is not beyond God's power to heal and restore. God is using His people to do that. When we drove around today on every corner, at every business was help for the victims and support. Signs of free water and food here. Cleaning Supplies. Boots and work gloves. Insurance help. Baby items. Even those who didn't lose their house, but can't get into their neighborhoods can get help. God is using His people to rebuild what the Devil tears down. And there is just something about Oklahoma. We are strong and we are a family. We take care of each other. Nothing that stands in the way can't be moved by our God and our friends.
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Keep those prayers a coming please!


  1. I wept as I watched this unfold on TV. I was streaming the news feed from OKC - hearing the urgency in the forecaster's voice as he instructed 'If you want to survive, you MUST get UNDERGROUND'. I cannot imagine what it is like for those that lost loved ones or who lost homes and businesses. My heart still breaks.

    1. Yes, it is quite awful. The hard part is just now starting for some of those families that are realizing that the help that is coming is just not enough. But that is where God is using others to help show His grace and mercy. And maybe just maybe they are relying on HIm a little more. I know I am. May 31st my children and I were in the closet as another tornado headed straight for us and I can tell you that my prayers were heard and answered as it missed us barely.