Tuesday, January 25, 2011


"The person who controls the telling of History, controls the development of expectations for the future, thereby greatly affecting what people are likely to do in the present." - Don Boldt

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sky Fighters

  The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious.  And why shouldn't it be? - it is the same the angels breathe.  ~Mark Twain, "Roughing It"

Sunday, January 23, 2011

What Would You Do With 86,400??

Imagine that you have won the following prize in a contest:

Each morning your bank deposits $86,400.00 in your private account for your use.

Of course, as in any game, there are rules . . .

The first set of rules:

Anything that you don’t spend each day, you lose.

You may not simply transfer money into some other account.

You are the only one that may spend the money.

Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.

The second set of rules:

The bank can end the game without warning . . . at anytime it can say, “Game Over”.

It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted ... right?

Not only for yourself, but for all people you love ... right?

Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself ... right?

You would try to spend every cent and use it all, wouldn’t you?

Actually, you are already playing this game.

It’s called REALITY!

Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank . . . we just don’t seem to see it.

The magical bank is TIME.

Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life,

and, when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is gone!

What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost.

Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time – without warning.

So what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?

They are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.

Think about that, and always think of this:

Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass . . . It's about learning to dance in the rain. <3

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Steffy My Love

Stephanie Isabella Susan Marsh
Born January 16, 1994

She has a huge heart.

She is hilarious!!

She is tallented.

She somehow knows exactly what to say... every time.

She gives the best advice :)


She is my best friend.

"As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend." Proverbs 27:17
Thank you Steff for being you. I know I wouldn't be me without you.
I love you Steff. Happy Birthday!!!
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Two Thousand Ten

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie

Colossians 3:15-17 I am very grateful for the past year.

January: Princess Party for Sharon and I! :) Photo credit goes to Justin.

February: Visiting Oma and Opa in Florida. Sarah still misses that duck ;)

May: Prom!!! and I began working at Famous Footwear.

Grandma Lewis went to be with the Lord and Grandpa on May 22. We will always miss her <3 I am looking forward to the day I will see her again. (This photo was taken in December 2009)

June: Filled with ADVENTURES!!

Also in June: Dance Recital! "Butterfly Fly Away" Photo credit goes to Mr. Corwin.

My favorite place in July :) Nick's Lake in the Adirondacks!

Missions Trip to Mexico!! The Lord blessed us all and each person we met <3

I got my license in July!!

August: Sarah left for China! I miss her more and more each day.

September: SEN(11)ORS!!

November: I got my camera!! Canon Rebel T1i :)

December: Christmas Banquet!! Together since birth <3

Christmas Time!!

2011!! :) "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
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