Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thoughts To Ponder

Auntie Lynn has been posting quotes from "Seeking the Face of God" By Gary Thomas.
It would behoove you to visit her blog daily and spend some time studying these quotes. Here are three that particularly apply to the Christian walk and self-discipline:

"Setting goals, but being unwilling to train toward them leaves us worse off than ignoring goals altogether, for we have done nothing but add an element of insincerity to our lives."

"Spiritual training assumes we can change--that the lazy can, in cooperation with the Spirit's work, become more diligent, the selfish can learn to love, and the cruel can learn to be kind. We needn't see ourselves as slaves to the darker sides of our personalities."

" That's just the way I am" is a confession of sloth, not humility."

After reading these I always feel convicted, edified, and encouraged--ready to begin a new day in pursuit of those character traits not easily exercised by my weak flesh. I hope you will give these some thought and share with me your comments. - Love, Pritchett

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Of Apples and Wine

Woman are like apples on trees. The best are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.

Now men, men are like fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the sh*t out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

Please forgive, just couldn't resist-- Pritchett

Friday, November 21, 2008

Going to sea

To Pritchett and the girls

Look east unto the sea until she returns me to arms again.

Love Daddy

Be Happy, Don't Worry!

The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice!
Psalm 97:1

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, let us prepare our hearts and minds to be thankful for all our many blessings. Let us bring to remembrance each blessing in our life be it good health, food and warmth, or family. Let the list be long!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our "Baby" Done Good!

Parenting is all about the balancing of the desire to keep your little chicks right under your wing and the instinct to prepare them to "fly from the nest". Elvis fluffed her wings a bit tonight when she walked into a room full of strangers in order to follow her dreams and achieve her goals. And though a knot forms in my stomach as those wings begin to stretch, I know I can't hold her back forever. It would be against nature and the natural order of things. Much time in prayer has been invested for Elvis' future--that she will fulfill her dreams, hopefully, as she follows God's will for her life. Elvis, we're proud of you.

Apologetics 101

Someone once said, “It takes a little knowledge to believe something, still more knowledge to explain something, and even more knowledge to defend something.” The ability to clearly articulate and adequately defend the faith is an ability that cannot be overemphasized. Believers must know not only what they believe but why they believe it.
In every age bracket, Christian people must know that the Christian faith is credible. It is founded upon an impressive collection of historically documented evidence. Our faith is not blind and our defense of it does not have to be uninformed. Albert Barnes expresses the issue with accuracy:

“Christianity is founded on evidence; and though it cannot be supposed that every Christian will be able to understand all that is involved in what are called the evidences of Christianity, or to meet all the objections of the enemies of the gospel; yet every man who becomes a Christian should have such intelligent views of religion, and of the evidences of the truth of the Bible, that he can show to others that the religion which he has embraced has claims to their attention, or that it is not a mere matter of education, of tradition, or of feeling. It should also be an object with every Christian to increase his acquaintance with the evidences of the truth of religion, not only for his own stability and comfort in the faith, but that he may be able to defend religion if attacked, or to guide others if they are desirous of knowing what is truth.”
- taken from “Be Ready to Answer”, Michael Gowens

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


In two weeks I have to give a 3 to 5 min. Informative Speech.

I am now open for topic suggetions.

ooh and Mine and Morgan's tueday night classes were both canceled next week so we will be home earlier afternoon...YAY!

Worldview 101

"And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: having a good conscience; that whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ." IPeter 3:13-16

"A fierce battle is being waged today. It's a battle between right and wrong, truth and error, and good and evil. You and I are standing, whether we realize it or not, squarely in the middle of this heated conflict." - "Be Ready to Answer", Michael Gowens

At every army fort today is an ammunitions bunker, storing a vast array of weapons for use in war. Well, we are at war today. I've been thinking of late that we should store the "weapons of our warfare" in one place-- a place easily accessible where the thoughts of others, appropriate scripture, and factual evidence can all dwell together in an organized manner for quick and easy reference. I think a binder would be just the thing, with tabs to organize various types of information. A "Worldview Binder" of sorts. Tell me what you think? I will be responsible for the initial setup of each binder, and periodically post information, scripture that should be safely tucked away for future reference, and not just future reference -- but for daily and weekly review. Because the most accessible storehouse we possess is our own mind.

If at first you don't succeed...

Bravo, Maggie!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Yesterday as I was walking home from class I passed a white fence and on that fence was a bird. About a foot away from the bird was a squirrel. They were facing each other and neither were moving. Finally the squirrel started slowly backing away but never turned from the bird until he was parallel with a tree and then he made a dash for guess the bird won. It was hilarious.
A reminder that in all things, we should look to the Lord:

In happy moments, praise God

In difficult moments, seek God

In quiet moments, worship God

In painful moments, trust God

In every moment, thank God

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The greatest movie ever made.
I think I could watch it every night for the rest of my life.
You've got mail.

Video Ya'll watch this video its people who agree with Mccain views but our voting for Obama.

Tiffany Blue

Did yall know that Tiffany actually owns the color of their logo. Aka, You can buy a color.
For Christmas I want my own personal color. What do you think it should be?

Thursday, October 9, 2008


“I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.” -Calvin and Hobbs

Last night I had the weirdest dream..maybe ever. We were all at our church..Like everybody we know. Graham and Molly were getting married. (It is starting to get really fuzzy but this is the general idea.) The weird part is that Graham was dead. It was like he had just died and they were still having the wedding out of respect or in his memory or something. And then at the end, I started sobbing just like if he had really died..It was the saddest dream I have ever had.
When I woke up I remember thinking, "I need to remember this, it would make a good story." When I woke up this morning I realized it was just bizarre!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fire Proof

Tonight Elvis and I went to see the new movie Fire Proof with Kirk Cameron. It was a really good movie and they actually talked about God...Shocking I know. Anyway, very good everyone should go see it. However, I will warn you, The Acting is not so great andsome of it was just terrible. But the messsage was Great!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

In which Johnnie teaches Pritchett how to blog

look mom. blogger.
mom see blogger.
mom discover blogger.
mom, blog.
Blog about what? How about, how you need to finish your math, how about I blog about how I have to drag you out of bed in the morning? How about I blog about how, despite your constant over-the-top silliness, when I come into your room in the mornings dancing a jig to your cd of fiddle tunes you give me that disgusted look & roll over?
OK, ok. enough blogger for mom.
Mom can blog later.
mom, blogged.:)
...have you ever seen yourself dance??

The Breakfast Table

By John Singer Sargent
Margaret-- I thought this was interesting since it's called "The Breakfast Table". And we looooooove Sargent. :D pretty.

Monday, October 6, 2008

blah blah blahg

ahem, welcome dearsies

Readers Digest:
"When he received a journal as a gift, my eight-year-old son was mystified. "Mom, what am I supposed to do with this? The pages are blank.""You write down interesting stuff that happens to you," I said."So it's like a blog... on paper." Beverly Taylor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Blogs WILL NOT DOMINATE!!!!!! NEVER!!! NOT EVER!!! Children should AT least have had some sort of journal BEFORE they turn SEVEN!!!

However, our blog's gonna be right smart wicked awesome. right dudes? toootttallly...

akay... so family, have a look at yourselves: (i think you're kinda hot...) not that i have any pictures to show for it on my beloved yet "impaired" Toby. (hey, it's also not my fault that my hand-me-down laptop is too slow to upload picturas...bless his heart...well, he doesn't really have a heart...but if he did...i would wish for it to be blessed...) anyway... moving forward...


No doubt, the most handsome of them all. all dads. all boys. ever. pretty sure. which could be why he has all little girls showing off and eating out of the palm of his hand. "watch this boy!" "i'm watching girl" ......yes, he's alwaaaaays watching. good daddy.


"you coming, Pritchett?" (need i say more about why we're calling our mama person by her maiden name?) oh...and while we're on "fast-food style" descriptions (a.k.a. not that great, smaller than usual, aaand, done in a hurry) (oh, and yeah, i came up with that on my own...creative, i know. :D don't think so? psh...) I will go on to mention for the rest of us, mama joy is a crack head...we think. i mean... she acts like it... anyway...



oldest child syndrome. big time. likes board games, communications, (NOT communicating) ;) and parodies of songs. "i'm a hot dog, i'm a hot dog..." yeeeah....not sure about that one. Momma, ...'scuse me, i mean pritchett, just felt pretty adamant about her blog name being elvis. not sure why, but elvis it is. (please note all names are subject to change at any given time.) (hey, psst, that sounded all official didn't it??)

yeah, i'm lame.

and this leads us to...

Margaret Mead--

...of the Mead Family. Middle child syndrome. big time. :D the sweetest of us all.


thaaaaat's mee!! (remember the amanda show?) Johnnie please....ok no. Obviously y'all don't remember the amanda show...anyway. I do not have the baby syndrome. :D In fact, i sort of despise being the youngest child because everyone resents you for it. So there.

So i guess that's all of us. Now, do any of you have anything to say?

If by chance other readers have happened upon our place of mutual conversation... (this could be you) and are lost in the insane chaos, and unexplained, inside joke-ness (that works, k?) of these posts, keep in mind that our original intent is to privately blog with our family and others who from time to time find themselves chatting, dining, and so forth at our breakfast table wasting away (or not) time that most likely should be spent at work, school, or unloading the dishwasher. (usually school for me) :D However, this isn't actually a private blog. So please, don't let us scare you off! Also, i am the first poster... it can only get less confusing from here. ha.

As for you family, i expect you to post...

...and often too.

I understand my posts will not be perfect, nor grammatically correct so forgive a sista, and move on. Girlie girls, i miss you! See you this weekend.

and finally, let's blog!