"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Bobcats

Well, the Bobcats finally made it to the playoffs.  Since the loss we had last night, it doesn't look like they'll make it past the first round, but a BIG congrats to them for making it this far. 

Back in 2004 I had this crazy idea to try out for their cheerleading team, the Rally Cats.  It was a long shot, but I made it!  I went on to cheer for them for the next 4 years and it was truly a great experience.  I met a lot of great people, performed for thousands, got a front row seat to the games, and so much more.

Cheering for the Bobcats will allow me to, one day, tell Leah some great stories and is an experience I'll always remember.  Here are a few pics for your viewing pleasure...

Tryouts one year

During a time out

This was when the Sting (women's NBA) was in Charlotte

After every game, we would go up and entertain the crowds.

Adam and I after a game.

Some of the Rally Cats came to our wedding and we stunted...fun, fun!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


In light of coming events, I thought it would be very appropriate to make the first of my soon to be many posts about running.

Now if you know me at all you know that running is not my favorite thing to do.  I grew up with a family of runners.  Almost every weekend was spent either attending a race someone was running in or actually running in a race myself.  I was apart of a running club growing up and I ran track/cross country all through middle school and high school.  Running was my thing.  My dad trained me a lot growing up and I ran with my brothers to get ready and help train for a cross country race or for a 5k on the weekends.  My dad would train me so hard because he saw what I didn't see (or feel, frankly) in my talent.  He would always tell me, "Elizabeth you've got so much potential in this sport if you would stick with it."  In that moment in time I didn't believe him.  I guess I just got burnt out.  I never really quit running, but I am slack in the discipline of training for races and events.  For example, I signed up to do a 5k on May 8.  Have I ran any?  Nope.  (I just slapped my hand).

I guess you could say that I've always been a "runner" but I am no where near what I could be if I "stuck with it" and had the discipline of training.  As I write this, it reminds me of my Christian life.  I have always been a "christian", but I am nowhere near the Christian I am called to be because of my lack of discipline of being in God's word.  Will God ever give up on me?  Nope.  He knows my potential so He's going to keep pushing me until I reach my potential in Him.  Just like my dad.  Even to this day my dad asks me about my running and invites me to run in certain races.  He offers to train me and run with me to help me reach my potential (that I still have).  I've come to know that your potential never leaves you...it's just hidden until you reach the level you are supposed to be at.  Everyone's got some kind of potential in them...and you've probably got the most potential in something you don't particularly love to do (at least that's how it is for me).  I've also found that when you train and are disciplined in the thing that you're pursuing (in my case, running) it becomes easier and more fun and you're more likely to do it because it becomes a habit (which is how I should be in my Christian walk). 

Whew.  I did not intend for this post to go in the direction it did...I guess that's just been on my heart lately.  On a more lighter note, I'll leave you with a few pictures of my glory days as a runner...hopefully I'll one day reach the potential that I've always had inside me, and Dad, thanks for pushing me and for seeing the potential in me.  You're the best!

This is me after I finished the Myrtle Beach 1/2 Marathon in 2004.

This is me coming up to the finish line.  I'm usually very focused and will have a pretty funny look on my face!

Lots of stuff...

I was looking through some old pictures the other day and I thought to myself, "I should blog about these".  So...as often as I can, I'm going to post a picture/blog post to allow my readers to gain more incite about who I am and what I'm all about.  Hope you enjoy!  

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Things that make me happy...

These sunflowers...

This little girl...

This very handsome man...

What makes you happy?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


This week is mine and Adam's Spring Break...so we unfortunately weren't able to go to Elevation's pivotal Easter service. Thankfully, we were updated on twitter and Elevation's website of all the exciting things that went on that day. If you were unaware, there were over 11,500 people in attendance, 700+ salvations, and 18,000+ donations given to different outreach programs Elevation partners with. Words can't describe the impact that was placed on the city of Charlotte that day and it was all done for the glory of God. People always seem to ask, "why are y'all all about the numbers?"...well, I'm glad you asked! Yes, we are completely stoked about the numbers...every number represents a story and every number is a life changed. Isn't our purpose as Christians is to grow and expand His Kingdom? Well then, of course, you HAVE to be all about the numbers! Praise God there were over 700 salvations that day! There were even more all around the city that should be talked about and broadcasted! The Lord is at work in Charlotte and I am blessed to be apart of such a bold and audacious movement that's shaking our city! If you want to read more about Easter Sunday, click here. I hope everyone had an amazing Easter and I pray that we all recognize what Christ did for us everyday of our lives and remember that we worship a Risen King! I'll leave you with a cute picture of Leah and Adam representing Elevation in spirit!