Friday, August 23, 2013

grace under pressure

Darlings, have you heard this story?

Antoinette Tuff is a school bookkeeper in DeKalb County, Georgia. A mentally ill 20-year-old, with intentions of mass murder, entered her school with an AK-47 he'd taken from a friend. After firing one shot into the floor, Ms. Tuff called 911.

But what could have been another Newtown or Sandy Hook or Aurora soon turned into an opportunity for one woman to show the kindness, empathy and love that Jesus teaches us. She told the shooter she loved him and that we all go through things in life. She even offered to walk out of the school with him so the police could see that he didn't try to harm her.

Do you think Antoinette Tuff woke up on August 20, 2013 thinking she was going to be a hero? Because of her, hundreds of children, faculty and staff are enjoying this Friday morning.

Be ready! God could use you next!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

wish list wednesday - desperate for fall edition

What am I wishing for this Wedneday?

Contrast Stripe Pullover
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* These jeans. For when I'm feeling dangerous.

* I can see myself wearing this sweater nearly every day!

* Not that I want it to rain, but I'm always up for a chance to wear my wellies!

* Who says yellow isn't fall-ish?

* Y'all know I love a Panama hat.

What's your wish?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

wish list wednesday - union jack edition

If you're anything like me, you haven't been able to get the Royal Baby out of your mind. I keep thinking about London, posh accents and tea, so this week's WLW is dedicated to the Union Jack, one of the most recognizeable flags in the world...

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?
antique Louis Union jack british flag armchair red and silver vintage furniture
* I want this chair for my office. I do work with international tourism, after all...

* You're telling me this awesome pillow is from Wal-Mart?

* Have a Pimms in one of these glasses.

* I love that this guy's name is Winston.

* Not sure how Liz would feel about a pink and green version, but she could store some of her bling in this.

What's your wish, guvna?