Affected by this story

Lady-Raider fatally stabbed

I spent the morning in tears over this story. Tina was a basketball player and college student in my town.I probably saw her play last Sunday when I took my mom to their last regular season game.

Me and my mom at the Lady Raiders game 2-27-11

I didn’t know Tina personally, but since I am a parent with kids her age and the incident happened down the street from my daughter’s apartment, I was devastated. I sympathize with her parents and family during this time. It really makes you think about how short life is and how precious your loved ones are. I am spending time praying for her family this morning and others affected by this tragedy. Tell your loved ones every day how much you love them, you never know if you won’t get another chance.

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.  ~Author Unknown

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Visit to Fall Creek Falls

My mother, and a few other ladies at my church drove up to Fall Creek Falls on Saturday moring. It is a state park located approxiately and hour and a half from my home. The women at our church went there for a weekend retreat. I am so glad I went, since I had such a rough week last week with my negativity and feelings of sadness. It was a very uplifting day with other women. I’m just sorry I didn’t sign up for the entire weekend experience. I came home feeling more blessed than ever and much more positive about my life. Thank you Lord!

If you’re interested in state parks,(I recommend this if you love the outdoors) here is the Fall Creek Falls website for more information.

It was a beautiful day and in between sessions many of us went out exploring around the falls. I took a few pictures to share…

Ladies Retreat sessions – pwerful lessons, prayer and singing praises to the Lord while looking at the wonder beauty that surrounded us.



Fall Creek Falls




Beautiful view!

Me standing close to the falls – a perfect photo opportunity!

I picked up some brochures before leaving because this place sounds like a great place for a weekend getaway with my sweetheart. 🙂 And since I get discounts at TN state parks, another great reason to book a trip!



Where did my positive attitude go?

I see myself as a positive person most of the time. I see the glass as half-full. I try to see the best in other people. I look at the bright side most of the time. But for some reason, I have fallen into a negativity funk and feel sad. I’m not really sure the cause of this sad feeling. I can usually pull myself out of feeling sad pretty easily. But for the last few days I have not been able to put on my happy face. I’m going to pray about it.

What do you do when you feel sad, depressed or negative thoughts consume you?