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Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Live Every Moment Like It's Your Last

It has been a little bit since I have last blogged.. and many things have taken place! Just last week we had a very unexpected and sudden death of Tanner's Sister. Throughout the entire week I witnessed so much heartache and pain... and God has now given me a new outlook on life.

I have suddenly realized that I take so many things for granted in life... the next breathe, the next meal, the next shower, the next time I will see my family, the next time I will be able to go to Church, or even the next time I can drive to see Tanner. So many times in life we just go about our daily routine, not stopping to realize that our very next breathe is a gift from God.

As soon as I got the call about Tanners sister, I was immediately in a state of shock. I began to question God.. why her? she was so young? she had three young kids and a husband? I was sad, shocked, and evey other emotion you could imagine. I know we are not to question God because His plan is perfect. It was then that God began to speak to me. God's Plan is higher than ours and greater than we can ever imagine. Even though we may experience trials, sickness, sadness, and anytihng else... we must remind ourselves that God is just preparing us for greater things ahead. Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." I know throughout this entire situation God has greater plans for us all and that He is in the midst of it all. So its like I heard a Preacher say one time... why not now??

I have heard it Preached over and over again.. "We are not promised tomorrow". It never really hit home until Tuesday night. So many time we say..O I will go to Church next Sunday, I will Pray when I get done with this, I will visit a neighbor tomorrow. We are truly not even promised our next breathe. Live every moment like it is your last.

Please remember the entire family in your Prayers.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Its been to long!

Hello! It has been forever since I last posted on here. November?? Time has defintely flown by. Within the past 8 months, I have encountered many experiences some good some not so good! On March 12,2012.... I officially became the soon to be Mrs. Cottingham! I am more than excited to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. I love him so much. On top of that I completed my first year of college with a 4.0! Woohoo Thanks Jesus:) I am taking the summer off from school however I am still spending my time working!

Last weekend I got the joy of going to the beach for a few days. I had a blast! That was the very first over night trip I had ever been on with Tanner. It was so much fun. We spent the days on the beach and went to eat at night. And two of those nights tanner and I stopped at brusters for some ice cream! Since tanenr and I did not drive we walked two nights... so I think its safe to say we walked off some of our food. The last night we spent there Tanner, Donta, and I decided to go look for crabs on the beach. I had done that before and always enjoyed it. Donta and Tanner on the other hand, I do not think they realized just exactly what they were in for. Donta did not wear shoes!! The first few we found (I found) were very tiny and Tanner did not realize how fast they were. A little later we started finding very big ones. Donta and Tanner both took off running when the crab ran their way. It was so fun to watch them scream. Soon we found jelly fish washed up on shore..... Donta of course was scared to death since he had on no shoes. It was over all a fun night:)

On our way home we stopped at the Shopping outlet in Foley and we did some shopping:) I must say I have a fabulous fiance who bought me a Coach and Juicy Purse! He is such a girl himself he loves to shop!!! When we had to leave soon he was just as devestated as I was. The stop at Lamberts on the way home filled us all up for the next week!!!!

Tanner and I had one more day of vacation left so we stayed in Decatur and spent the night with his aunt and uncle. We had so much fun just laying around and playing with the kids. It was sad that the vacation had to end so soon but we all must return back to the real world of working!! I had a complete blast and I cant wait to do it again:) Pictures will come soon!

I am so excited for God has in store for me... welll us:)
Bless you and have a great day!

Monday, November 14, 2011


November is already here!! I can not believe how fast this year has flown by. On the bright side I have had an amazing year so far:) God has Blessed me beyond. If I tried to write them all down I would have a never ending list.
Since everyone on facebook is doing the thankful posts I decided I would do them on here to. Let's see how far I get...
1.I am thankful that I serve an Awesome God. He equips me with the strength I need to get through each day. His mercy is never ending and I am so underserving of it every single day. This past year I have began to seek Him like never before. & this is only the start of it! I am looking forward to gaining new heights as I grow in Him each day!
2.I am beyond thankful for my family. I have been highly Blessed with a mother and father who support me in all that I do. I know that they are Praying for me everyday and their Prayers get me through the day. All through out high school they both supported me in everything that I did. Whether they were up reading over my essays, helping with college applications, driving me to anywhere and everywhere, paying for all of my supplies, watching me compete in whatever competition it was, spending their time volunteering so I could be part of a team, or just Praying for me when I needed it... they have both always been there for me. My little sister... she is not just my little sister but she is my very best friend:) no matter what she always has a smile on her face and she has an amazing personality. Anyone who is around her is bound to be smiling when they leave. She is definitly a gift from God.
3. Church. God has Blessed me with parents who have taken me to Church and had me involved in Church since the day I was born. Both of my grandfathers were Preachers and I thank God for their influence in my life. I am thankful for Longview Church of God... where I grew up and made many life long friends, met many people who influenced my life greatly, and learned so much about God. I am also thankful for Faith Baptist Church where everyone has been so great to my family. They all welcomed us as if we had been there all our lives. I am thankful that my family is very involved in Faith Baptist in many ways. Cornerstone Revival Center...I can not say enough words about this Church. Every Service is filled with the annointing of the Holy Ghost and God speaks to every heart. I can not wait for Sunday each week because of the sweet Presence that I feel while I am there. Sunday night if I could sleep through the week and wake up the next morning and it be Sunday again I would be up for it:) haha. I am very thankful for everyone there and how welcome they have each made me feel. I know God is doing great things!
4. Tanner Lee Cottingham. I am very thankful for a boyfriend who is not just my boyfriend but he is my best friend. We have been through so much together and I do not regret a thing. He is unlike any other boy I know and I thank God for that. He is so smart and full of Godly wisdom. he puts up with me no matter and I thank him for that. he is truly an Answer to Prayer. I thank God for the past year that I got to spend with him and I can only hope for many more to come:)
5. Friends. I thank God for all of the many friends that I have. :)
6. Tanner's family (each one... too many to name:)) I can not begin to say how thankful I am for Tanner's parents. They have been there for him and I in everything that we do. It feels great to know that they support is no matter what we do! To know they Pray for us every day makes me smile:) I am very Blessed to say that these two Godly people are a part of my life. And all of the little ones.(5 of them) I am Blessed every time I get to babysit them just because it is crazy how many new things you can learn from little kids and how they can make you smile.
7. Job. I recently got a job and it is proof that God shows up just when we need Him. I applied for this job in July and they called me in October. The same day that they called for my interview I had just decided I was going to apply somewhere else because I needed something.
8. College. I thank God that he gave me the courage and perserverance to stay up all those late nights during high school and to achieve the goals I achieved. I give God all the glory for the full ride I got to wallace and all the extra money to go with it. It is definilty a Blessing to wake up and know that as of now I have no student loans.
9. Music. Music is a big part of my life. Getting ready, riding to work, riding to school, doing homework, or laying in bed. I am always listening to music. It is crazy how a song can get to you and brighten your day.
10. the little things. :) so many times they go unnoticed in our lifes. I need to stop and take the time to thank God for the little things. like soap(without it we would be yucky!!) food, water, my bed, medicine, and so many other little things that are a daily part of my life.
11. The big things:) crazy as it seems so many times I get caught up in every day things and I even forget to take the time to thank God for the big things. my house, my car, everything:)
12. Prayer. This should be at the top of my list. I love the feeling of talking to God and knowing that He is listening! So many times we get caught up in life and began to tell ourselves this problem is just too big I will never get past it. When really we should be giving it God and submitting our lives to Him. Nothing is to big for our God!
13.Everything!! I am thankful for everything. My God has Blessed me with more than I ever deserve. I have been discouraged, happy, sad, mad, angry, upset and all of the above. I have quesitoned God and wondered why me. But last night it hit me all of sudden. And God began to tell me mallory its not why me God? instead it is WHY NOT ME GOD?:) This past year has been amazing in a million different ways. I am going to keep my head up and not get discouraged for my morning will come:)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This pillow I made a few years ago in Home-Ec.
This pillow I made last year for allison. :)
This Pillow Has my initals on it in cursive writing. It is very hard to tell on here. The fabric is brown and white zebra print and my initials are in a light pink:)
This is the picture frame I made a while back. I made Tanner a blue one just like it.... but of course I do not think he knows where it is(or atleast I haven't seen it in a while)!
I have made a bunch of other picture frames like this! I just am not sure where the pictures are at the moment.

My curtains that I made out of left over fabric for my room. :)
They are a little bit different than normal curtains that you would see in a bedroom, like the long hanging ones. I like them:)
Here is the purse I made last year! I just havent taken the time to put anything on here.
It is made with a long strap that goes across your body(like a satchel thing).
This is a close up of the flower on the purse! It looks like it is layed down here, but on the purse it is pushed out and draws more attention to it. It is made with the same materials as the purse and I just sewed it also.
Here is the purse opened up!
This is the inside of the purse. Nothing fancy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I will Search. By Israel Houghton

This song has been in my head for a few days. It really means a lot to me in so many ways. I believe God has a plan for each of our lives. I do not want to stand in the way of any ones destiny. My Prayer is that God will guide me and teach me in His ways and let me know who He would have me to be. I will continue to search for Jesus and seek Him daily. I am trying my best to read the Bible more than once daily and I want to be In Prayer continuously. I know though without a shadow of a doubt that God has the perfect place He wants me to be and in His Timing that will be revealed to me. For now I will continue Searching!
I will Search
How precious How lovely
are Your thoughts oh Lord toward me
How truly amazing
Is the grace that You have shown
Oh majesty I live to see Your face
I will search for You
and I will find You
I will find You with all my heart
I will lift my hands to You in worship
And I will Worship with all my heart
How gracious relentless
Is the Father's love toward us
Breathtaking the beauty
And the radiance of You
Oh majesty I live to see Your face
And be transformed
Into Your image
I will search for You
and I will find You
I will find You with all my heart
I will lift my hands to You in worship
And I will worship with all my heart
Oh Oh I will worship You with all my heart
Oh Oh I will worship You with all my heart
Oh majesty I live to see Your face
And be transformed
Into Your image
Oh Oh I will worship You with all my heart
Oh Oh I will worship You with all my heart
I will search for You
And I will find You
I will find You with all my heart
I will lift my hands to You in Worship
And I will worship with all my heart

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I love Easter time:) Jesus Christ has blessed me with so much beyond what I could ever imagine and ask for. For starters He Provides with Grace every day and Forgiveness. His love is never ending:) He has given me a sweet and precious family that cares about me so much. He has given me wonderful caring parents who would do anything in the world for me. He has given me a sweet beautiful sister and best friend ( Allison Fowler):) He has also Blessed me with a very sweet Christian boyfriend:) and that is just the start:)

My cousin lives in Missouri and has a little 3 year old daughter who goes to a Christian daycare. Well on Sunday morning her mommy went in her room and said wake up the Easter bunny came and her three year old daughter jumped up in bed and said "He has risen, Jesus was on the Cross, but now He has Risen!!"

How sweet:)

Thank You Jesus for dieing on the Cross for our sins and for getting the Keys to Heaven. Thank You for rising from the dead and living with us today:) I love You Jesus and thank You for loving me and blessing me with EVERYTHING You have Blessed me with and my family and friends. In Jesus Name I Pray Amen. :)

Here are some pictures of my family and I on Easter:)