Daily Archives: August 28, 2012

Let God Be God

Today’s Scripture:

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him… – Psalm 37:7, NKJV.

Today’s Word:

Are you struggling with trying to make a dream come to pass? Are you frustrated in a relationship, trying to make someone else change or live right? You may mean well, you may have good goals, but if you are trying to orchestrate things to happen your way, on your timetable, you are only going to frustrate yourself. At some point, you have to turn those circumstances over to God and trust that He has your best interest at heart.

How do you turn things over to God? Start by making the choice and declaring your resolve. Simply say, “Father, I choose to let You be God of this situation. I take my hands off. I trust You.” Then, choose to worship Him. Worship is one of the best ways to set your heart and mind in the right place. You can’t worry and worship at the same time! Worship is a sign that you are trusting God; worry is a sign that you are trying to control things.

Today, take the pressure off yourself and turn things over to God. Give Him control and let Him take your setbacks and turn them into comebacks. Remember, the God who holds the universe holds you in the palm of His hand. Trust Him and let God be God in every area of your life!

Prayer for Today:

Father, today I choose to release every care and concern into Your loving hands. I refuse to worry and choose to trust. Fill me with Your peace. Show me Your ways as I surrender every area of my heart and life to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Copyright © 2012 Joel Osteen Ministries

Are You Ready For Some Football?

My family are all die heart sports fans … From High School to College to Pro … We Love Them All but when it comes to football & my family … It becomes more like a match made in heaven … We are a bunch of Game Going, Loud Cheering, All Team Spirit, In Your Face, House Divided type of fans … It’s almost like we live and breathe football …  I’m so proud that it’s that time of year again … So listed below are the  football schedules of our favorite teams …

I also want to give a shout out to my nephew Brandon (bass drummer for Tuskegee University), my nephew Monqueivus (football player for Booker T. Washington High School) and my daughter Tydashia (flute player for Opelika High School). So proud of you guys & Keep up the good work!

P.S. Please feel free to rep your favorite football team in the comment section below.

2012 OPELIKA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

GO DAWGS!

AUG. 23   ~  THURSDAY  ~  JAMBOREE  @ TROY UNIVERSITY vs. ENTERPRISE
AUG. 31   ~  FRIDAY  ~  BENJAMIN RUSSELL  (AWAY)  ~  L 7 – 14
SEPT. 7  ~  FRIDAY  ~  R.E. LEE (HOME)  ~  W 33 – 7
SEPT. 14  ~  FRIDAY  ~  CENTRAL P.C. (HOME)  ~  W 37 – 7
SEPT. 22  ~  SATURDAY  ~  CARVER MONTGOMERY (AWAY)  ~ L 27 -47
SEPT. 28  ~  FRIDAY  ~  VALLEY (HOMECOMING)  ~ W 35 – 0
OCT. 4  ~  THURSDAY  ~  SIDNEY LANIER (AWAY)  ~ W  43 – 12
OCT. 12  ~  FRIDAY  ~  SMITHS STATION (AWAY)  ~ W 21 – 3
OCT. 19  ~  FRIDAY  ~  JEFF DAVIS (HOME)
OCT. 26  ~  FRIDAY  ~  AUBURN (AWAY)
NOV. 1  ~  THURSDAY  ~  HOOVER (AWAY)

2012 Booker T. Washington High School Football Schedule

Go Golden Eagles!

Aug 24 ~ Friday ~ Jefferson Davis (Home)  ~  L 12-13
Aug 31 ~ Friday ~ Tallassee (Away)  ~  L 18 – 59
Sep 07 ~ Friday ~ Eufaula (Away) ~ L 19 – 46
Sep 14 ~ Frday ~ Russell (Home)  ~ L 13 – 41
Sep 21 ~ Friday ~ Carroll (Home)  ~  L 13  20
Sep 28 ~ Friday ~ Bullock County (Away)  ~ W 33 – 12 
Oct 05 ~ Friday ~ Rehobeth (Home)  ~ L 21 – 26
Oct 12 ~ Friday ~ Valley (Away)  ~ L 6 – 40
Oct 19 ~ Friday ~ Marbury (Home)
Oct 26 ~ Friday ~ Russell County (Away)
Nov 02 ~ Friday ~ Lee (Home)

2012 Tuskegee University Football Schedule

Go Golden Tigers!

Sept. 1 ~ ALABAMA A&M ~ Birmingham, AL – Legion Field – 6:00  ~  L 6 – 7

Sept. 8 ~ Johnson C. Smith (Inner-City Classic) ~ Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Stadium – 7:30 ET  ~ W 35 – 17

Sep 15 ~ LANE + ~ Tuskegee, AL – Abbott Stadium – 1:00  ~  W 45 – 17

Sep 22 ~ OPEN

Sep 29 ~ FORT VALLEY STATE + ~ Tuskegee, AL – Abbott Stadium -1:00  ~ W 48 – 14

Oct. 6 ~ Morehouse + (77th Annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic) ~ Columbus, GA – McClung Memorial Stadium – 3:00 ET  ~ W 21 – 14

Oct 13 ~ Stillman + ~ Tuscaloosa, AL – Stillman Stadium – 5 :00  ~ W 16 – 0 

Oct. 20 ~ KENTUCKY STATE + (Homecoming) ~ Tuskegee, AL -Abbott Stadium – 1:00

Oct. 27 ~ Clark Atlanta + ~ Atlanta, GA – Panther Stadium – 4:00 ET

Nov. 3 ~ Miles + ~ Birmingham, AL – Sloan-Alumni Stadium – 1:00

Nov. 10 ~ SIAC Championship ~ Atlanta, GA – TBA

Nov. 22 ~ Alabama State (ESPNU- 89th Turkey Day Classic) ~ Montgomery, AL – 3:00

+ SIAC Conference Game

2012 University of Alabama Football Schedule

Roll Tide!

Sept. 1                  ^vs. Michigan                    Arlington, Tex. (Cowboys Stadium)  ~  W 41 – 14

Sept. 8                 Western Kentucky           Bryant-Denny Stadium  ~ W 38 – 0

Sept. 15               *at Arkansas                      TBD  ~ W 52 – 0

Sept. 22               Florida Atlantic                 Bryant-Denny Stadium  ~ W 40 – 7

Sept. 29               *Mississippi                       Bryant-Denny Stadium  ~ W 33 – 14

Oct. 6                   Open Date

Oct. 13                 *at Missouri                       Columbia, Mo.  ~ W 42 – 10

Oct. 20                 *at Tennessee                   Knoxville, Tenn.

Oct. 27                 *Mississippi State            Bryant-Denny Stadium

Nov. 3                  *at LSU                               Baton Rouge, La.

Nov. 10                *Texas A&M                     Bryant-Denny Stadium

Nov. 17                Western Carolina             Bryant-Denny Stadium

Nov. 24                *Auburn                             Bryant-Denny Stadium

*Southeastern Conference (SEC) opponent

^Cowboys Classic

2012 Auburn University Football Schedule

War Eagle!

09/01/12   ~  vs. Clemson   ~  Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome)  ~  L 19 – 26

09/08/12   ~  at Mississippi State *  ~  Starkville, Miss.  ~ L 10 – 28

09/15/12 ~  vs. Louisiana-Monroe  ~  Auburn, Ala.  ~  W 31 – 28

09/22/12  ~  vs. LSU *  ~  Auburn, Ala.  ~  L 10 – 12

10/06/12  ~  vs. Arkansas *  ~  Auburn, Ala.  ~ L 7 – 24

10/13/12  ~  at Ole Miss *  ~  Oxford, Miss.  ~ L 20  41

10/20/12  ~  at Vanderbilt *  ~  Nashville, Tenn.

10/27/12  ~  vs. Texas A&M *  ~  Auburn, Ala.

11/03/12  ~  vs. New Mexico State (Homecoming)  ~  Auburn, Ala.

11/10/12  ~  vs. Georgia *  ~  Auburn, Ala.

11/17/12  ~  vs. Alabama A&M  ~  Auburn, Ala.

11/24/12  ~  at Alabama *  ~  Tuscaloosa, Ala.

*Conference Event

2012 Jacksonville Jaguars Football Schedule

Go Jags!

Preseason: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons  ~  W 24 – 14
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Thursday 8/30/2012 @ 6:30PM

Minnesota Vikings vs.Jacksonville Jaguars  ~ L 23 – 26
Mall of America Field At Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome – Minneapolis, MN
Sunday 9/9/2012 @ 12:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans  ~  L 7 -27
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 9/16/2012 @ 1:00PM

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars  ~ W 22 – 17
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
Sunday 9/23/2012 @ 1:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals  ~ L 10 – 27
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 9/30/2012 @ 4:05PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears  ~ L 3 – 41
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 10/7/2012 @ 4:05PM

Oakland Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Overstock.com Coliseum – Oakland, CA
Sunday 10/21/2012 @ 1:15PM

Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Lambeau Field – Green Bay, WI
Sunday 10/28/2012 @ 12:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 11/4/2012 @ 1:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Thursday 11/8/2012 @ 8:20PM

Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Reliant Stadium – Houston, TX
Sunday 11/18/2012 @ 12:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 11/25/2012 @ 1:00PM

Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Ralph Wilson Stadium – Orchard Park, NY
Sunday 12/2/2012 @ 1:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 12/9/2012 @ 1:00PM

Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Sun Life Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL
Sunday 12/16/2012 @ 1:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 12/23/2012 @ 1:00PM

Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
LP Field – Nashville, TN
Sunday 12/30/2012 @ 12:00PM

Give God Control

by Joyce Meyer – posted August 28, 2012

And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. —Romans 5:4

You will not enjoy your day if anything is out of control. You can keep your temper, moods, emotions, appetite, mouth, and thoughts in line with God’s Word if you give Him control over the areas you want to subdue with faith. God created us with a free will, and we can choose the thing that is best for us.

Be free from old destructive habits by simply forming new ones. Don’t let your emotions get out of control today. If, for instance, you feel your temper begin to rise, pray quickly for God to fill you with the fruit of the Spirit. Use the self-control that He freely makes available to you.


From the book Starting Your Day Right by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2003 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.

Our Daily Bread – The New Normal

Read: Hebrews 4:9-16

A pastor, who was trained in trauma and grief counseling, commented that the greatest challenge for people who are hurting is often not the immediate heartache of the loss. Instead, the biggest problem is adjusting to the different kind of life that follows. What once was normal may never be normal again. So the challenge for those offering help is to assist the sufferers as they establish the “new normal.” It may be a new normal that no longer includes robust health, a treasured relationship, or a satisfying job. Or it may be living without a loved one who has been taken in death. The gravity of such losses forces us to live a different kind of life—no matter how unwelcome it may be.

When our “new normal” comes, it’s easy to think no one understands how we feel. But that isn’t true. Part of the reason Jesus came was to experience life among us, resulting in His present ministry: “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).

Our Savior lived a perfect life, yet He also knew the pains of a broken world. He endured sorrow; He suffered agony. And He stands ready to encourage us when the dark moments of life force us to embrace a new normal.

Father, thank You that in the darkest seasons of life, You
will never abandon us. Guide us with Your never-failing
presence through both the welcome and unwelcome changes
of life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
In our desert of grief, Jesus can provide an oasis of hope.

“This Or That?” Questionnaire Tag

Just earlier I was watching some tags on YouTube and I was thinking  to myself, “What if there was some type of thingy like that on blogs. That would be so cool.” And to my surprise I stumbled across this questionnaire on KATIEDAISY921 blog and I was like Oooh YEAH! So without further a do here are my answers to : This or That?

*Side Note – Just thought that I would let you know that #3 is missing for some odd reason. So no I didn’t skip one.

This or That?

1. Coke or Pepsi? Neither. Give me water with lemons please.

2. Caramel Apple or Cotton Candy? I love apples but not the candy or caramel ones .. So I guess cotton candy but not really. I mean I like it but I’m not a big fan of it. It’s not like I got to have it when the fair rolls into town. I much rather have a funnel cake. YUM!

4. Salt or Pepper? A little of both.

5. Pudding or Yogurt? Oh wow I love both. I can’t choose. If I had to pick on my present actions lately it would be yogurt all the way. So in love with CHOBANI 🙂

6. American or Provolone Cheese? Just Cheese. Point. Blank. Period.

7. Cookies or Brownies? My husband & I have a love affair with brownies … Just typing about them puts a smile on my face. definitely #TeamChocolate.

8. Pretzels or Chips?  So love chips. They are my weakness.

9. Cake or Pie?  Cake baby and make it chocolate!

10. Oatmeal or Cereal?  Oatmeal. Oatmeal. Oatmeal. Man I love this stuff. I can’t keep enough oats in the pantry.

11. Mexican or Japanese? Mexican hands down.

12. Chinese or Italian? Is that even a question? With out a doubt Italian.

13. Surf or Turf? Surfing with the goodness.

14. Pizza or Pasta? Duh.  Pizza by a landslide!

15. Mustard or Ketchup?  I love both but let’s not forget about mayo.

16. Sandwich or Wrap? Here in the Porter House we love wraps. But we are known to make a sandwich or two with our fave whole-wheat bread.

17. Apples or Oranges?  This is without question apples. My #1 go to use to be Golden Delicious but it has been bumped down to 2nd place because of Honeycrisp apples.  Oooo Child! Love these things.

18. Strawberries or Raspberries? Strawberries.

19. Blackberries or Blueberries? Blackberries without question. I remember growing up and walking down the street to pick wild blackberries off the side of the road with my friends. Ahhh, the good ole days.

20. Rice or Noodles? More like potatoes. Especially Sweet Potatoes. Oh My Gosh!

21. Spicy or Mild? Mild. I’m not big on a lot of hot & spicy stuff. I like it toned down. ALOT!

22. Salad or Soup? SALAD! I have a salad just about everyday … Sometimes 2 times a day.

23. Soup or Stew? I like both but I tend to eat more soups than stews.

24. Salted or Sweet Popcorn? I can’t stand kettle style popcorn & caramel coated popcorn and me fell out with each other because it cracked my tooth one day. So I guess that leaves Salted. But I only like the lightly salted and buttered stuff.

25. Cauliflower or Broccoli? Broccoli and don’t let me add some shredded cheddar … or turn it into a salad with dried cranberries … Mmmm!

26. Onion Rings or French Fries? French Fries. I can’t stand onion rings.

27. Burger or Hot Dog? Turkey Burger. Especially if it is hot off the grill

28. Popsicle or Ice Cream? When I was little and now fully grown I tend to navigate towards popsicles. But since I have met my husband (who is an ice cream FANATIC), he has slowly been pulling me over to his side.

29. Coffee or Tea? Tea but mostly ice tea. The only time I drink it hot is when I am coming down with a cold or my throat feels funny. Or when I want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

30. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate. Should you have even asked?

31. Sausage or Bacon? Turkey sausage but like I stated earlier my husband has being pulling me over to his side. And he LOVES bacon. So I guess I have to say both.

32. Peanut butter or almond butter? Peanut butter – Creamy Honey Roast by Peter Pan

33. Salty or Sweet? Depends on what I am feeling at the moment.

34. Fried or Scrambled Eggs? Scrambled eggs with cheese. Please.

35. Waffles or Pancakes? I like waffles. Especially Belgium Waffles but my hubby loves himself some pancakes. So like I said before I am being pulled both ways. I think that I am beginning to sound a little repetitive here. LOL.

Okay, your turn!  If you read my survey, now it’s time to post yours.  Isn’t it fun.

Feel free to leave me a comment with a link to your blog post with completed questionnaire.

I would love to see your answers!