Monday, January 19, 2009

A Little Something To Make You Smile

Hope, my neighbor across the hall, and I were watching some of the funniest videos and I wanted to share a few with you! The first one is of this bird on a pet show but it's so cute! The other is from a Christian comedian who is hystarical! 3 girls and I stayed up till 3am watching clips from him! His name is Tim Hawkins! Enjoy!

Friday, January 16, 2009

My Sister's Blog!!

I just wanted to share with you one of the best kept blogs out there! My oldest sister Allison has had her blog for a while and keeps up with it daily! Each day is a new topic and every Friday is a free give away!! If you go over to her blog now, you can enter to win a free design for your very own blog!! Good luck!

While on the topic of my sister Allison, I find it best to write one of my favorite memories of her! The picture posted above is from a visit about a year ago to Louisville. It had been a stressful couple of months so Mom and I took a road trip to see her. While we were there, we ran over to Macy's and tried on shoes, hats, and even prom dresses!! We had a blast laughing at the ridiculous gowns and enjoyed taking snap shots of us in hats we would never be caught dead in. Leave it to Allison to look AMAZING even while playing dress up! It was a such a good memory because during a time when I needed to laugh and see things from a different view, my sister was there minister to me in just that way. The older I get, the more I begin to see her as not just a sister but a friend. God is good in how He can use those closest to you in such special ways.

So, like I said, jump over to her blog and leave a message in hopes of winning!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

So for Christmas this year, Gail, Luke's Step Mom, got me this great devotional. I was reading the one from today and it was so encouraging. I love when I am going through something in my life, whether it's school, relationships, or even events in my walk with the Lord and when I get so overwhelmed, God boldly reveals Himself in His word as to say, "No one else might understand, but I've been with you through it all." Today's devotion was about God's face shining upon me. The main point was saying that when we are surrounded by a sea of problems, we have to simply call out to our Lord and He is there. Now, that does not mean that He will act immediately or in the way we would want it. It simply means that He is right there to encourage us, uplift us, and to get us through that moment of weakness or hardship. In His time and way, He will deliver us through it. Brothers and sisters in Christ, set your eyes on Him. When the waves of problems come crashing down, set your eyes on things above. The God of peace is the same God of salvation, the universe, and the God who created you. If He can do things of that extreme nature, I'm pretty sure He can guide you through problems of this world and save you from sinking.

I go back to school on Saturday and I'm trying to brace myself for all the hard work that's to come. It's a blessing to be in a class where everyone is on the same page. Last semester, I found myself frequently scanning the room in awe of what was happening. I went from attending a college where the professors tried to avoid any religious comments to now a school where the professor is pouring out every little detail that he has learned about one word in a scripture verse. We can boldly state the precious name of Jesus, we can lay hands on the student next to us a pray out loud for them, we can request spiritual advice from the teacher of the class and it's all ALLOWED!! It's a breath of fresh air in a world of secular pollution. With all that goodness being said, I know that shortly i will be faced with an intense work load that will test my patience, and stress level. Praise the Lord for bringing me to this devotion today that allows me to prepare for this next week. When the waves of problems or stress are about to crash, I must seek the Lord and trust He will not let me be crushed by the waves.

"But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."
Matthew 14:30

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Here's To New Beginnings

Welcome to the first of many blogs on this site! The idea to start this page came from inspiration from my sisters blogs, as well as close friends who have blogs of their own. I enjoy looking at others pages and I find myself laughing at their written comedies, relating to their times of frustration that they take out on their innocent pages, being caught up in the moment of a photo, or simply being entertained at the decor used to surround their precious words. I feel like it's time to give back.

The title of my blog has a bit of fun behind it. I'm getting married to the man of my dreams this December and will be taking on a new last name...Hinton. Now do we see where A "Hint On" What's To Come is created from? I can't take all the credit, I couldn't come up with a name so I ran to my mom in hopes of some creative inspiration and she was the one to think of it. I hope to use this page as a way to update family and friends on the process of planning a wedding and eventually our married life. I also wish to share with you what the Lord is doing in my daily walk with Him.

I look forward to having a quiet little spot to type out my thoughts and I am honored if you have stayed with me to this point. It's been a while since I last did something like this, I was distracted with a little site by the name of Facebook which seems to take up a majority of my online life. I hope you enjoy hearing the details describing our preparation of the wedding and like I said in the title, here's to new beginnings!