Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Friends~What makes a friend? It takes a lot of caring and sharing. In the photo below are two of the best people in the world. They have been our friends now for a long while. They don't judge us, they care about us. And we know it. Special is not a word to describe them...it is more than special. It is a friendship that is indescribable, a rare friendship that you don't often have. We, Shane and I, are blessed beyond measure in this friendship. Thank you Yogi & Nancy...Much Love!
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I Want To Be Humbled in God's Spirit

The Elephant ...Beautiful!
My Favorite Animal ...Thank-you God for such a lovely creature!
Like the elephant, I feel as if I am a giant. And elephants are giants. But if you really look at the elephant, they are humbled creatures. Only when provoked do they become enraged with pride and anger. Pride can change a person. I am ashamed to say that sometimes I am too full of pride. I let things build up and then I let pride take over. Pride is harmful in some ways. You can sometimes be too prideful to say many things like I'm sorry, I love you, or even admit when you are wrong. Take in consideration Proverbs Chapter 8:13-"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate." Then Proverbs Chapter 29:23-"A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit." I don't want to be so full of pride that I forget how to be humble in spirit. I don't want to hate, nor do I want to be hated. I want to be used by God to reach someone with something from him. I often get comfortable in my own zone. I don't want to be that way. I don't want to get so into my ways that I forget about why God sent me here. I don't want to be like that. I am asking God to change me. I want to be different. If I have to be a warrior, then I want to be a warrior in God's army. I don't want to see a battle in my life... for me. I want a battle for God's Glory.
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Monday, September 18, 2006

Hello....is anyone there???

Hello...is anyone there??? I need to speak to someone...somewhere. I am in total dispair. I feel like I am the only person in the world right now. I often wonder if anyone ever feels this same way? Why? Why do I feel like this? I have asked God for his guidance...but I don't think he is hearing me! I need devine intervention now!! Not in 1 day..or 1 week...1 month...1 year!!! I need him to intervene now. If calling him on the phone would do any good...then I would. But I don't think the phone number is listed....for Heaven.
Come on God...answer now!!!

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

~ NTSC Stokes Spirits...More Photos ~

Lindsay ~ Hannah R ~ Emily
Lindsay ~ Carly
Hannah J
Sara Grace ~ Mildred
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~ NTSC Stokes Spirits ~

Here we go....Go Lindsay!!!
Hannah R....in control!!!
Paulina ...kick off the toe!!!

The NTSC Stokes Spirits had a good weekend. They all played well and had fun! It ended in a tie against Greensboro Twisters Silver, but the girls did great!!! Way to go Stokes Spirits....
New Season/New Team/New Fun!!!
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Thursday, August 03, 2006

~Friends for a Lifetime~

Of all the things we get out of life, friendship means everything. And Shane & Billy / Lindsay & Hannah have became friends, as well as Joan & I. Friendship is special. Nothing can compare when you just hit it off right away. Friendship is something you have to work at too. Calling someone your friend is special. I have many people I call my friend, but it takes that personal up-keep(as us country folks say) to be special friends. I think this friendship is for a lifetime. I can hardly wait to see what God does in our lives...may we enjoy each other for a lifetime!!! Thank you God!!! Billy * Hannah * Lindsay * Shane
A Daddy & his Best Girl - Lindsay
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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

~Wilmington: What it took to win~

There have been lots of things said about the win. What it took to win, determination to get that winning goal! Get it they did! Lindsay scored the winning goal for that game, but could not have done it without her teammates! She needed all of them to do it. It was team effort all day. Everyone helping each other ful-fill their desire to WIN!!! Kayla & Daphine
Celebration - SCORE!!!
Celebration - WIN!!!
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~More of Wilmington: Soccer~

JuliaHannah R
Are We Gonna Win This???
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~More of Wilmington: Soccer~

Bootin' It Out - Lindsay
Hannah R & Risa B
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~Cape Fear, Wilmington, NC Soccer Tournament~

Hannah R...taking control!
Hannah J...corner shot!
Getting ready for the game!!!
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~Perfect Ending~

There is no doubt that this was a
~Perfect Ending~
We won the Cape Fear Tournament U-12 Girls Division. What an ending!!! Good job girls!!! No doubt, you were the BEST!!!
1st row - Daphine, Kayla, Hannah R, Hannah J
2nd row - Lindsay, LeAnna, Emily, Julia, Risa
Coaches: Garry, Billy & Shane
*Uncle Garry*
Lindsay & Uncle Garry
~The Girls & Uncle Garry~
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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

"Thanks for The Memories"

Remembering the days that have passed, it all has been good. I looked at the photos of NTSC Stokes Spirits Soccer team trip to Wilmington in May. It brought smiles and tears. Thinking about where we were and where we were going with this team...about our victories/our mistakes, our growths/our short-falls, brought about happiness and sadness. But no doubt, it brought memories. I look at these photos below and thinking about how much fun we had at the beach with *Uncle Garry*...and I have to smile. He showed us a good time while we were there. Then Billy and Joan, the parents of the house, getting in bed and making sure the girls ate well. Sleeping...now that was surely funny. NO SLEEP!!! The girls all the first night...laughing and talking. Then came the 2nd night...Billy and Garry talking...all night...Thanks Guys!!! Shane got sleep...not me!!! But sleep wasn't important to me, what was...memories..and good ones!!! To the girls...thanks. You made that weekend fun and lively....and I love you all!!!
~Uncle Garry and his girls~
~Hannah R, Hannah J, Lindsay & Emily~
~The Girls~
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