Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Little Theodore Everett Nixon

Dear Baby Nixon,
You are the cutest little thing I have ever seen. I just want to cry when I see your precious little face. You're so content curled up in that little ball resting on my stomach. To see your parents look at you and smile, it brings joy to my life. What an awesome gift God has given. You look so much like your father, I can tell we're going to be great friends. This is my prayer for you, that the Lord will protect you on your walk through this thing called life. The He will guide your every step, bless your every though, and grant you your heart's desire. No dream is too small, no heart is too big. Honor your parents, smile often, and laugh as much as you can. "Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2

I cant wait to watch you grow up! Love, Jill

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Spiritual Gifts

This morning in church my pastor talked a lot about spiritual gifts and the idea of art. Whenever the topic of spiritual gifts comes up, its always cause for some concern in my life. I like to think that I'm good at a lot of things but when I try to think of something that I really excel at, I have a hard times pinpointing that gift. Athletically, I can hold my own; I'm pretty organized, sure; administration I can handle; evangelism isn't a strong point but I'm working on it; I like to think I'm pretty in tune with the music world; I love kids and the discipleship factor; and when it comes to art, I pretty much suck! Sitting in church, I was thinking, artistically, I make a mean snow angel and thats about it. Good thing I live in Iowa right! I find myself constantly praying for God to give me direction on what I should be doing with my life. I have a hard time when He answers me with "just wait, I've got everything under control." I'm the type of person that likes to have it all figured out. Ephesians 4:1 says that we are to lead a life worthy of God's calling, for we have been called by be patient... Patience is definitely a virtue. We are the clay, He is the potter (Jeremiah 18:6). Let God mold you in to who He has called you to be. I guess thats the beauty of it. I dont have to have it all figured out. The Lord knows the desires of my heart and I can rest in the fact that I will be okay. Ephesians 2:10 --For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

Friday, February 16, 2007

How I know I'm becoming my mother...

-- I refer to people in movies and tv as "oh they were from that Hallmark movie"

-- I look forward to baking on the weekends

-- you can often find me reading a great book

-- wheel of fortune isn't a challenge

-- some days I'm an emotional wreck

-- i plan my grocery list in the order of which aisles I will go down

-- I bought a Jim Brickman cd

And how I really know I am turning into my mother: I rushed home from the gym the other night to catch the end of a Lifetime Original Movie (mind you, I had already seen the movie twice!)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Just wanted to send a little shout out to my brosef, Jonathan. He turned 21 yesterday. Holy cow! Happy Birthday Brotheren!

Monday, February 12, 2007

What Goes Around...Comes Around (Director's Cut)

Why so much hate Justin? Why?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I'd like to fill you in on a little daily ritual of mine. Every day when I'm driving home from work I like to pick a random song and that suddenly becomes my American Idol audition. There's no way I would ever try out for the show but I always wonder what the judges would say (if I did). "It's all about song choice" the judges always say, so every day I choose a random song and sing my heart out! Its one of those times where you are oblivious to the things around you because you're so caught up in the moment. You're singing so loud and don't even realize that people can actually see you.

Well, the other day I was driving, singing along to Beyonce (not an easy task) and I came to a stop light. I was in midsong when I looked to the left (how ironic) and there was a 20 something guy performing his own American Idol audition to Beyonce. I mean, we're talking hand jestures, emotions, everything. My eyes had never seen something so strangely hilarious. He had no clue that I was staring right at him and something tells me that even if he did, he wouldn't care. The light turned green and he raced off and I was just sitting there, wondering what I had just witnessed.

It's moments like that which really make my day. I'm sure I'll never see that guy again (you never know b/c WDM isn't that big) but he gave me my laugh for the day and for that, I am grateful. How many people have seen me singing in my car and wondered what in the world I was doing? My first reaction, whenever I'm caught singing is instant embarassment, but you know, they're probably going to go tell their friends what they just saw (kind of like I just did) and that really makes it all worth it. I guess its my ability to laugh at myself that makes me who I am. That's probably one of the greatest blessings.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

She's Back!

As much as I'd like to claim the title of bringing sexy back, this blog is far from it. Over the past couple of months, the blog has slipped and been victim to random posts of other peoples articles, games, and interesting internet quotes. It became more of a miscellaneous hodge podge if you will. I'm not saying that back in the day my posts followed a particular order and weren't random but way back when, I actually gave them some thought. SO, I'm here today to annouce that I'm back! New laptop in hand, a fresh batch of new music for inspiration, and a world of possibilities for topics. You still may see some random posts from time to time (probably more often that not) but at least it'll be me behind it. I wish I could fill these pages with the quick wit of sachie or even quote the comic genius that calls herself Tbone. But its jill the thrill that you'll have to settle with and I'm here to say, it feels good to be writing again! Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Justin Timberlake in a box
When did haters scratch Justin Timberlake off the list of celebrities to loath? And even more importantly, how did this former Mouseketeer and 'N Sync veteran gain the respect of even the most dedicated naysayers?