Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Always a Tiger

So I'm a HUGE Tigers fan! I love me some baseball in the D! :) So to change courses a little I was excited to read this this morning!!!|main|dl1|sec3_lnk2|166002

Living it out,

Friday, August 20, 2010

Makes me sad!

It's no surprise to see Lindsay Lohan's name and then 3 words down, the word rehab, in the news! How does her situation make you feel??? Does it make you shake your head? Does it make you mad? It makes me incredibly sad... and here's why!

Lindsay is 24 years old. Actually just a few months younger than me. She has quite the past. As most of us are aware, she shot to fame when she filmed The Parent Trap and went nowhere but up from there. So how could that lead to where she is now??? She is in the same spot as many 24 year olds that I know, she's just famous so it looks worse and is broadcast to the whole nation.

When life gets icky and sticky and not so nice, where do you turn? What do you do? In Lindsay's case she turned to partying, drinking, smoking- which lead to DUI's, passing out, bad choices. Girls, those things DO NOT numb the situation or make it feel better. It's a temporary outlet with permanent effects. Instead I choose another drug.... I love getting high on my Savior!!!!

God can and will rescue Lindsay IF she opens her heart to him. Life isn't nice all the time and when it's not- RUN to the Lord and He will set you free! He won't make all bad things go away but He'll be there to comfort and hold you. Alcohol, drugs, sex they don't hold you. They make you feel numb for a while and they drop you like a sack of potatoes! God holds you tight and never lets go!!

John 16:33 (The Message)

 31-33Jesus answered them, "Do you finally believe? In fact, you're about to make a run for it—saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I'm not abandoned. The Father is with me. I've told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I've conquered the world." 

I love those verses!! He promises that we will have hard times but that He has overcome! Look to the Lord when things get bad! And pray for Lindsay to see God's grace and mercy. I think she could use some prayers!

Living it out,

Monday, August 16, 2010


Christy McGraw sent a message to the members of Exemplify Online.

Christy McGraw
Christy McGrawAugust 13, 2010 at 7:28pm
Subject: Exemplify would like to announce 2:21 The Magazine
Hi Ladies!

Exemplify has something new we would love to introduce to you...and hope you will share it with the teen girls in your life!

It is called 2:21 Magazine and it is a digital magazine for the teen girl audience.

Here is what 2:21 is about:

2:21 Magazine began, much like Exemplify, with one mission: encourage teenage girls to live lives that glorify Christ. We focus on bringing relevant, fun, Godly content to teens. We put out a quarterly full color and length magazine that we pray encourages girls to look to Christ for their fulfillment.
You can expect to see articles on fashion, social networking, friendship, Bible study, self esteem, humility, our call to serve the least of these as well as devotionals, music/ book reviews and much more.
It is our aim to do this thing called life for the glory of Christ.
Our foundation verse is 1 Peter 2:21, a call to no matter the circumstance, follow the footsteps of Christ. Come join this song of glory. We would love to have you.

-Kristen Schiffman, Founder & Ministry Director of 2:21 & Exemplify

Doesn't that sound great? We are very excited about it.

The first issue of 2:21 launched this week. If you would like to check out the first issue and share it go here:;

To learn more about 2:21 visit the website:;

To keep up to date with the latest about 2:21 you can join the facebook page:

and on twitter:;

We hope you will share this with your daughters, grand daughters, nieces, friends and any other teen girls in your life! We are very excited to see God work through Exemplify in this new and different way.

Blessings dear Ones,

Director of Community/Singles Columnist Exemplify Magazine

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Well this is my very first day as a blogger!! I am so excited about this blog and what it stands for! So what is it going to be for??? Well, a few things:

1. First and foremost this blog is a place of encouragement for teen girls/young ladies facing an ugly world today. There are so many heartbreaking stories, articles, and issues out there and girls need to hear the GOOD NEWS!! God is good and has so much more in store for them!!

2. This blog is to share my experiences, wisdom, counsel, stories, ideas, thoughts and words from God to uplift, inspire, and help the next generation of young girls!

I cannot wait to see what's around the corner and even though you might feel like you are just another ordinary girl- God wants to make you eXtraordinary girl!

Living it out,