Thursday, September 25, 2008


Come out and support my sisters band and others.  Invite your friends.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

blog worthy...

       Look at how AWESOME God is.  I really had a crummy day yesterday.  Actually, there are to many days that I allow to become crummy.  I allow pride to step in, I allow insecurity to kick in, I allow a bad attitude to sneak in, and I allow myself to isolate myself from people-yabadabadaba.... 
      This morning I had a really good devotional.  Basically, it was talking about pride and taking every thought captive.  I asked God to help me pray about everything and for His help in learning how to discipline my thought life.  I prayed specifically for the phone call I was going to make to the doctor's office right after I finished my Q.T. [quiet time]  I asked that I would not assume that whoever was going to pick up was going to give me a bad attitude.  I asked that He would help me just be kind and loving as I made the phone call and drive down to South Miami.  
      Well, when I told Jesse about the referral I was going to pick up, she said she forgot to request it and that it was her fault.  She asked if I could come at 2:00 pm and I reminded her that I am in Broward now and it would be difficult to miss work.  She automatically apologized again and said she would FAX it!  What!?!?  Are you kidding me!?!? I was so grateful.   
      You may ask what the big deal is, here it is.  In the summer, it was the same person & doctor's office that wouldn't give me a referral to the cardiologist or neurologist & had pretty crummy attitudes.  AND they don't fax referrals to anyone.  They made that very clear.  But today, I believe God BLESSED me because I took a step of faith to pray for my attitude, to confess my wrong to Him, and be a light to them.  He delivered.  I don't  have to drive to South Miami & Jesse was so helpful & so willing to fix her forgetfulness.  I had to share this because when God does something great, even if it may seem small to many, my lips will proclaim His goodness.

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"We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5

Monday, September 22, 2008

Free Disney Admission on your Birthday!...

Yes, it's true. Starting 2009, you get a free admission to Disney World and/or Disneyland  on your BIRTHDAY.  Any of their four parks. So, I think I will be celebrating my 26th birthday at Disney World and Heredes' as well. [I hope, and omg I'll be 26.  Eek!]  Hope you guys take advantage of this great, dream come true opportunity.  Click HERE for more information on registering.

National Stay at Home Week....

I'll still be going to work and leading strong, but I truly will enjoy staying home at night with Heredes watching all of our favorite and most awaited Fall shows. Here is our viewing list:

MONDAY: watch the 3- hour premier of HEROES starting @ 8:00 pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [can someone TiVo it just in case?]
Tuesday: maybe catch a little of the Biggest Loser @ 8:00 pm
WEDNESDAY: Pushing Daisies @ 8:00 pm
THURSDAY: Kath & Kim @ 8:30 pm
THE OFFICE [OMG!!!! & Heather's bday] @ 9:00 pm
30 Rock [I think Heredes may want to check it out.] @ 9:30 pm
Friday: nothing
Saturday: nothing
SUNDAY: Ta Ta Ta Taaaaa!!!! THE AMAZING RACE @ 8:00 pm [can someone TiVo this one too? Millers?]

Okay, so I'm totally excited for Monday, Thursday, and Sunday nights. Hope you enjoy your "National Stay at Home Week."

Sunday, September 21, 2008


hey "blogville"
Some updates: we have moved, but correction we are not fully unpacked. We're getting there.
It's a cute 2/1, with plenty of parking, and close to church. Praise the Lord!

Here is a pic of a purse from Peru that my abuelita Juanita gave me when I visited in the summer. I love it! Gracias!

We have moved to one service at Doral and today we had the whole kids team present and it was awesome. Here is a pic of the game we played. Our "Indiana jones'" had to eat monkey brains (oatmeal) that their partners fed them. They all won prizes: the messiest won wipes, the one who ate the most a box of monkey brains, and the stylist eaters hairspray. It was a great Sunday as we learned about knowledge and being a good influence.

For now that's it. Beach baptism September 28.

Monday, September 15, 2008

22 Years Old...

Happy Birthday to my sweet, sweet sister Chantal Alexandra Meza- or just Chanti. :)  I made a little collage of her.  If you know my sister, you know how awesome she is.  She is a faithful friend [for real], creative- check out FAWN, hard working student and employer, sings with her band Sirens and Sealions, as well as at church, has a serving and caring heart, and loves the Lord with all that is in her.  She is my little indie rock, bohemian model.  :)  
Go ahead and leave her a birthday wish here or on her MySpace.  Sis, I love you! Don't kill me because of all the lovely pictures- Sorry I had to.  Have a great birthday!!!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

You're Invited...

You are invited to Friend Day at Flamingo Road Church this weekend.  Join us at one of our campuses- for service times visit FRC.  If you already are a Flamingo Road goer don't forget to invite your friends to one of our services.  See you there!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Making Vision Stick...

I read this awesome and short book by Andy Stanley, Making Vision Stick, on my trip to Lima, Peru back in July. I have eagerly wanted to share my notes with you guys and since I haven't updated my blog in awhile, I thought this would make up for my inconsistency. :)

- Vision is about what could be and should be, but life is about right this minute.
- To make our vision stick the most important thing to remember is: I am responsible.

- It's the leaders responsibility to ensure that people understand and embrace the vision of the organization.

- 5 things to Increase adhesiveness:

1. State the Vision Simply:

- Easy to communicate

- Must be memorable
: "It is better to have a vision statement that is incomplete and memorable than to have on that is complete and forgettable."
2. Cast the Vision Convincingly:
- Communicate it in a way that moves people to action [The book of Nehemiah.]

a. Define the problem: -every vision is a solution to a problem - What's at stake issue that grabs
b. Offer a solution
c. Present a reason
- Why must we do this? Why must we do this Now?
3. Repeat the Vision Regularly

- Think of the most beneficial times to repeat vision. Vision should evoke emotion

4. Celebrate the vision systematically

- What's celebrated, is repeated. Stories, emails, notes, letters.

- "What happened last week that made you feel like you've made progress in your mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Christ?"

- Nothing gives definition to vision like pausing to celebrate a win.
5. Embrace the vision personally

- Live out the vision. People will see and it will catch on. It's liberating

- You begin to be an influential leader.

- communicate it honestly

- Vision Slippage Indicators: Projects, Products, Programs, Requests, Stories, Complaints

- DANGER: When there are no stories to tell, somethings wrong.

- It takes bold leadership to make vision stick!

- He ends with a great story of his son's baseball team and the coach.

- Remember we are in this world for so much more than fun activities. We are here to partner with people/students/kids to reach a personal relationship with Christ.

- "Pay the price. Embrace the vision. And do whatever it takes to make your vision stick!"

This is a great hour or so book read. I am not as disciplined as my incredible husband who is in the process of reading and listening to like five books, but I'm getting there. I really enjoyed this book and I am pushing to make our vision stick.