Monday, June 6, 2016
Posted by Rikki Hester at 10:36 PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Sometimes when it is almost super late-30, your FitBit is screaming at you regarding the fact that you have registered nearly 16,000 steps, and your alarm went off at 4:00 am summoning you to work out, the logical thing to do would be to go to bed. Yes, that is what seems like the smart thing to do, but sometimes God lays a message on your heart that you feel like you need to share. **Besides, I was waiting up to see my friend, Candace, AKA ChewbaccaMaskMama, on The Late Late Show!!! Is she not hilarious?! So happy for her.**
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Whispers of true love. Who is taking who to the prom? Notes being passed in the halls, or these days it is more likely texts exchanged. The excitement fills a young girl's heart as she shares her deepest secrets to her best friends. The teenage years, such an awkward time and a time when friendships are so very important. Endless sleepovers, Friday night football games, movies, school dances, multiple things done with best friends that everyone regrets as adults....both cherished and wished they could forget. Fights, arguments, girl drama, horrible heartbreaks, and all of the yuck that comes from the teenage years, was it all worth it? Some of those friendships are still intact but many of them are gone...were they worth it?
Posted by Rikki Hester at 9:21 AM
Saturday, April 23, 2016
About two months ago, I decided that I wanted to go see Carrie Underwood in concert. I checked her tour schedule and my friends calendars to see if a girls' weekend was possible. One of the girls was already busy that weekend :( but the other three of us decided to go! At that time, the closest venue to Dallas that Carrie was to appear was going to be Bossier City, LA. Of course, since that time, she has added other cities, including...you guessed it, DALLAS! O'WELL....we needed the weekend away!
Throughout the trip I started writing down quotes because there were things that we did not want to forget!! I have recorded some of them below for your entertainment.
Rachel: Y'all, I think deep down I have always had an inner theatrical side.
Sara: Inner??? I think it comes out way more than you know!
Sara (to Rikki): It's okay that we are running late. You seem to be an aggressive driver. We will get there.
Conversation about syncing our FitBits....
Rikki: Cynthia synced really early this morning.
Sara: Well, she's an hour ahead of us I think. At least Florida is...
Rikki: Oh, yeah, that's right. So, is Mississippi the next state over, then Alabama, then Florida.
Sara: See this is how it works...
Rikki: WOAH...I am not looking for a geography lesson!!!!
Sara: Oh!!!!! Look at this beautiful day!!!! I AM SO EXCITED!!! (This one comes with a picture...below!!!)
Posted by Rikki Hester at 11:24 PM
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Posted by Rikki Hester at 8:50 PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
I spend my days utterly exhausted. It's true. I don't know how to sugar-coat it or make it sound any more glamorous than that! I actually think I have gotten used to it because I have been so tired for so long. The thing is that everyone that has been in this very place before me tells me that I should cherish every moment because it won't last long. I believe it. I do. The older I get, the faster it goes!! My baby is FOUR!!!!! I have no idea when that happened!!!!! Some days I miss the baby days and other days I love the fact that all of my kids can do certain things by themselves!
Posted by Rikki Hester at 3:23 PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Taking a minute today to just remind myself that what I feel does not define who I am. The things that I may go through in a day does not negate what Christ has done for me. When I have a bad day, it is simply that, a bad day. It does not mean that I am a bad person. It does not mean that people do not like me. It does not mean that I am any less of a person than I am on a good day. When my world around me feels like it is crashing down, I have an unchangable God who is with me, always. He walks beside me. He loves me no matter what. Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He suffered so that He would know what it would be like for me to suffer. I almost kind of chuckle when I think about this. Not because it is funny but because what I go through pales in comparison to what my Jesus went through. Then. Right then is when I decide that my day really wasn't so bad after all. I do think that it is okay for us to have our days when we have our "moments" and cry and say, what in the world?! But, when we choose to stay in those moments and continue without moving forward is when we have a problem. Not only that, but there is almost certainly someone else who has had a much worse day than me.
Sure, yesterday was a rough day for me. I did not want to "adult" as I like to put it. Ha! I was glad when yesterday was over. Why? Because God's mercies are new every single morning. Today, I got up, thanked Him for today and read His Word. I did the same thing yesterday. Will today be filled with the same unexpected twists and turns? No, but there will be things that will annoy and irritate me, I am sure. I also know that God is the same today as He was yesterday. I have a new perspective today. I am going to CHOOSE joy today. Satan will try to stop that. He does not want me to be joyful in the Lord but I have my armor on and God is walking beside me. I have friends praying for me. God is good and He is faithful! I am such a blessed girl and I could not ask for much more! Why would I not have a good day?
Posted by Rikki Hester at 10:59 AM