Posts Tagged ‘winner’

THE VOICE

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

I can officially move on into summer now that THE VOICE has ended with a big fat TEAM CHRISTINA VICTORY!! Can I say that it’s about time a lady won this gig? Way to go, chicks!

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Girl power, lady!!

Although, I knew it would end this way the moment this little Curly Sue dynamo stepped up to the microphone during the blind auditions! Wowzer wowzy!

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I called it. I knew Alisan Porter would walk away the winner! And I also called Adam Wakefield as being there with her. Just call me a talent scout, I deserve it. I’ve called the winners for the last few seasons…I AM THAT DANG GOOD, Y’ALL!

Alisan’s story is inspirational as are most of The Voice winners. She was a child star who played the cute kid in the movie Curly Sue. She made some bad choices, ended up with an alcohol dependency….grew up, got married, had some babies and then realized she hadn’t really chased down her true dream – to sing!

Congrats to Alisan because sister can sing and she deserved to win last night!

The night was full of amazing performances with exciting artists but the love I have for THIS LADY —>

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……..ALISON KRAUSS is borderline bonkers (me not her)! She performed with Adam Wakefield and I could’ve listened to them all night long!

My hubby actually took me to see her in concert when we lived in Louisville several years ago. (Best gift ever) And, he has never minded how loud my girls and I play her music. Which is pretty loud since that lady can croon!

[Last night’s performance]

Her voice, her fiddle….her pretty long hair. Okay, so I love her. I’m not driving by her house or anything. It’s a fan kind of love and that’s that. I have my limits.

So, there’s my re-cap of The Voice finale. It was perfect! I’m free on Monday & Tuesday nights now if anyone wants to do anything fun! Haha!

Happy Wednesday <3

Handling…No!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

I’m human. I want what I want when I want it! I ponder and mull over things…..I dream and wish….and scheme and plan. But how do I handle it when God says, No?

I must admit, I’m not always pure of heart with my emotions. I get bummed! I feel disappointment and I wear it proudly like a badge of honor. I even make people around me miserable (poor people). I guess I’m normal. But I don’t want to be like that.

Winning isn’t everything! How many times have we heard or said that one? If you’re a mom, probably a million! Life is full of moments of rejection. I can remember as a teenager not being chosen to join the very special girl club called Lionettes. It really broke my heart. I took it very personally because it was based on your personality and popularity amongst the teachers in our school. Yea, how’s that for molding young ladies? It was something that has stuck with me my whole adult life. Even though….I know my value doesn’t come from such things as club memberships. It just stuck, ok? (Beth Moore might peg this as an insecurity and I’d have to agree) Darn you, satan!

My kids have faced rejections as well. It’s even harder to handle (for me) than my not being selected for Lionettes. The hurt you feel for your child is multiplied tenfold. Competition is tough. They have had to work very hard to be in everything they’ve participated in at school. Nothing has been handed to them. Some no’s have stung so deeply that I sensed that connection from my own experience in high school. I’m afraid it will hurt forever. I try to remind them that God is in control and He has a plan.

We can bank on being told no….at some point in our life. It’s how we handle it that says something about who we are in Christ. I’m much more sure of myself 27 years later. But that doesn’t mean NO feels good. I like hearing yes or being told you win much more. Today on Lysa T’s blog, she posted about the She Speaks scholarship winners. This lady is such a sweety. She clearly understands how NO feels. Her words reminded me not to be torn up if I’m not chosen for one of the four scholarships. It’s not the end of the world. God knows what He’s doing and they will go to the ones who NEED to be there the most. 🙂

I had to confess to her in the comments section. When I hear such news, I feel that first twinge of “aaah bummer”! But then, I get so dang excited for WHOEVER it is that won….that I have to go and tell them. Like they need me to have a woohoo halleluia party with them or something. I know…..it’s crazy. I can’t help it. I’m a celebrator! I like to rejoice with my sisters & brothers in Christ. I can’t help but think…that’s what God would want me to do. His blessings are amazing and I should acknowledge them with my fellow believers.
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So, if you are facing a NO today…..I pray that your heart would be quickly reminded that God has a perfect plan and that no…..was part of it.

Solomon said, that there is no greater thing in the life of a person: “but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life”,(Ecclesiastes 3:12)

Build me up, people!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I am not the least bit embarrassed to admit my love for winning! Now don’t get me wrong….I’m not cut-throat competitive or anything. But I love to win! Don’t you? Winning just feels good. Come on, admit it!

Yesterday, I learned that Lynnette at Dancing Barefoot chose my caption for a cute picture of her son on her blog. She is sending me…..homemade caramel popcorn! Woohoo! I love that stuff! I am so excited to win! Thanks, Lynnette!

This morning, I woke up to find that I won a blog award from Heather at My Red Apron. How sweet! I love it that someone thinks my blog is lovely! Feels good!
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What about you? Have you won anything lately? It doesn’t have to be huge…..cause really that doesn’t matter. It’s the little reminders that God is always blessing us. It pumps me up and fills me with JOY!

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I love the two blogs mentioned today. Both of these ladies are inspirational women. I enjoy their tips, family happenings and great contests.