Tuesday, September 24, 2013


What has happened to us? All I ever hear about it how no one wants to do any work? Aren't we all in search of the dream job, with high salary, and zero work?

When I walk into work and say my usual good mornings to all the same faces I see every day there is always this look that I get back. You know the look... everyone has seen it. It's a look of pure dread, tiredness in the eyes, and is typically accompanied with a groan or mumble. I hear others talk proudly of how they can do the bare minimum and get by; just enough so no one will notice their slack. Just enough to make it look like they are trying.   

People, just take  a look around. Nothing is here because it just magically poofed out of air. Someone had to work to make that car you drive, someone had to work to farm and produce the food you eat, someone had to sew those clothes you are wearing, someone had to build the walls that surround your home, someone had to do it. And how do you feel knowing that someone slacked or did the minimum for the things you own? 

Genesis Chapter 2 verse 15 says:

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

The first thing God had man do was to WORK! Yes, genuine work! Not just laying on his bum around Eden and watching the sunset! He had to work and take care of it. Adam had to name all the animals. Which might seem like an easy job, but I imagine after the first hundred thousand or so, it got kinda tedious and boring.  The Bible even says that no suitable helper was found for Adam and what lead next was the creation of a woman.

We are supposed to work, its in our nature, its in our being. We are supposed to go do, construct with out hands, plan with our minds! 
How far away we have turned. Now people are rewarded with their laziness and bragging to others about how they were able to do the minimum without anyone noticing.  

If you are hating to work, then I'm asking you to take a step back and think of the blessing you have to be able to work. Think of the people who can't find jobs. Right now I can even think of a friend of ours who is in his 20's and has bouts of extreme pain and horrible health problems. All he probably wants to do... is go out and get a normal job to work. We are created to work in His name, for His good. 

Let's just try to keep a little perspective, and maybe put a little bit more giddy in our steps as we trod off to work in the morning. Work doesn't have to be a bad thing, no matter what your profession. Take pride, and just go do

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pure Sweetness

This version of It is Well With My Soul by Daniel Martin Moore is so pure and sweet. It's the perfect backdrop music for playing while studying or working. I think I'll add it to my playlist for while I'm working on my scripture memory. Although, I think my Mama sings this song better than anyone else.  

In the past I've had trouble with people trying to view videos on iphones. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013


So there are some new names coming out for kiddoes. Barack-a-qui-sh-a and Obama-ni-que (kinda like Domanic). People be so cray! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Not sure if any of you have heard of a show called the The Walking Dead? Eh? Yeah, so it's just a little popular, but Chris and I have just gotten kinda addicted. This seems to be a thing for us. We never watch shows while they are currently airing. We just netflix old seasons, or stream shows for free off the internet! 

We are even able to watch the new episodes of Duck Dynasty with free internet streaming! Hey Jack we don't get no A&E on our stinky cable plan! It had been such a bummer that we were missing out on the newest shows and my Cajun students would stumble in class last year keying me in on the latest thing Uncle Si had done.

Honestly, The Walking Dead really is a stupid show. The majority of the population of Earth turns into Zombies, and the people that are left have to survive? And the way to kill the Zombies is to hit them in the head? Did I mention that the Zombies are incredibly slow walkers and really easy to kill? Give me a break, I think I could write a more intense show in my free time using only my left hand to type... But Chris and I watched the last 3 seasons, so I guess what does that say about us? 

What shows would you recommend for us to start next?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

NGU Pride

"Mrs. Baaaagleey, is dat where yous from?" 

August 30th was national "Wear Your College Colors Day." And we celebrated by all faculty being allowed to wear their college shirts. Since I live in the land of LSU Tigers, I was proud to wear my North Georgia colors! I even posted some printouts on my classroom door! Several of my students enjoyed the picture of campus showing those glorious Smokies in the background! 

(yes... yes I know it is no longer NGCSU, and now is just NGU, the saint bernard is no longer the school mascott, and the logo has changed. But people 'round here don't care of the difference)

Monday, September 9, 2013


I found this at target a week ago and thought it was pretty fitting for being a teacher at the moment:) Sometimes it can feel like I'm constantly behind, but I know that the end result it always well worth it!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Labor Day ReCap

So I'm a week late on updating the blog world on what we did last weekend. I'm just sure you have all been sitting there in sheer anticipation, waiting for me to inform you on what Chris and I did for Labor Day.... cue extreme exaggeration:)

We decided that it would be great to end Summer with a day at the beach, just the two of us. Gulf Port, Mississippi is about an hour away, and they have a Dairy Queen, which is bonus points because NOLA doesn't have any. It was a hot day at the beach, VERY LITTLE breeze, notice the lack of any waves. Have you ever seen the gulf so lackluster?? We've been to Gulf Port before, so we knew what to expect. The water is yucky and we hardly got in it. With the Mississippi River Delta not too far away, it causes the salt/fresh water ratio to make the water murky. 

This was the temp Sunday afternoon around 2:30 in Amite, Louisiana. It was smokin' hot outside! Ode to fall temperatures.....

To celebrate actual Labor Day, on Monday night we invited some seminary friends over to BBQ some chicken. The heat actually had us all huddled inside our living room to eat, and we enjoyed swapping some silly stories. 

I enjoyed having Monday off of school, but it really didn't make the week go by any quicker. This week at school was pretty long, trying to stuff enough learnin' for 5 days into 4 can be quite a struggle!