Friday, March 28, 2008

I Can Only Imagine

I want to share this precious video with you. The girl in the video is Whitney Gallahar. She was 13 years old when this video was taken in Gatlinburg, TN in 2001. I encourage you to listen to the words of this song and watch her eyes throughout the video and see how she "performs" this from her heart. Please watch the video completely and then read the remainder of this blog below. If you have a slow Internet connection, you might want to give it a few minutes to load.

What some of you didn't know before you watched the video is that Whitney left us in May 2007 at the age of 19. For those of you who knew Whitney, we are assured that she is not imagining anymore. She gets to walk by Jesus' side and dance for Him and sing Hallelujah to Him every day and I believe with all of my heart that she has that same look in her eyes, the look of passion and love for her Jesus. Whitney was, and still is, an amazing young lady. She always made the right decisions and she loved everyone she knew. She held no grudges and forgave anyone who did her wrong. I can only pray that I could have the strength and love that she possesed. She was like a little sister to me and I know without a doubt that I will be able to stand in awe of Jesus someday with Whitney right beside me. I won't have to imagine anymore either. If you're not sure that you won't have to imagine one day, or if you have any questions at all, please e-mail me at and I would be honored to help you in any way possible.

Please feel free to share this blog/video with anyone by sending them to my blog or to, which is a blog I set up just for this video. I encourage you to go there and leave a comment on how Whitney has touched your life.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Men do it too!

I am a little hesitant to post this because I'm sure I'll get made fun of by some people, but you know what... I don't care; it's worth it!   Apparently, more and more men are getting pedicures.  I have two uncles who have gone with their wives recently and have raved about what a great experience a pedicure is.  Well, yesterday I went with Tatum and my sister, Lisa,  and we all had pedicures.  Wow!  I'm hooked.  Guys, there is nothing wrong with doing this and trust me when I say it is awesome!  You sit in a massaging chair the whole time and start out with your feet soaking in hot water and then they trim and buff your toenails (make them look decent) and then the good stuff begins... she scrubs your feet and then massages your feet and lower legs for about 10 minutes..  The whole experience lasts about 30 minutes, but I've heard that it lasts longer at other places.  No, I didn't get my nails painted, not even clear paint, and I never will.  Tatum said that I enjoyed it more than she did, but it was my first time and I was kind of upset that I've gone all this time without doing this.  I don't think I'm brave enough to go alone, but I will definitely be going with Tatum again soon!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Guys vs. Gals

The past two Saturday nights we've participated in Game Night with a few other couples.  It's a really fun time to eat, get to know new friends, and then partake in a battle of the sexes.  The first game night we played Cranium and the second night we played Buzz Word.  The inner beast comes out with some of the players with rudeness, arrogance, and competitiveness.  On the flip side, the guys are always encouraging and congratulatory in our defeats.  Even though we have yet to win (except in Wii boxing), we always leave with happy wives!

I'm sure I've started something now...