Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Well to start off, my name is Hillary Carol Haynes, and I live in Kinston, NC where I have lived all my life. I am a born a raised Eastern NC girl where I love to be. I am the daughter of Carl and Beverly Haynes, a doctor and nurse, and the sister to Will, Josh, and Tori. I am a born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and I am a proud member of Sandy Bottom Baptist Church of Kinston, NC! You can often find me at home, hanging out friends, or at church!
I love Jesus with my whole heart, soul, and mind! I accepted Christ as my savior when I was 7 years old, in a hotel room. I have always remembered my Dad having family devotions with the family as I was growing up, and asked everyone if they wanted to pray. Well, I can still see it in my mind, him asking me if I wanted to pray, I did, and asked Jesus into my heart. The road hasn’t always been perfect, but the Lord walks with me and talks with me everyday! I can’t begin to express to you in words the thanks and comfort I find in him and his word. He has always been there to wrap his arms around me whenever I have needed him. Jesus is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I try to treat others as I would want to be treated, and have a smile on my face whenever I can because life is too short not to smile. When I smile, I always feel like it will brighten up someone else’s day too. Jesus is the real deal, and my hope for this lost world is that my life can be an example to others as Jesus would have me to be.
I have been blessed with one of the best families on this earth! They have always been there for me, and man can I tell you, I have/had some of the most amazing grandparents in the world also. My grandparents are a big part of why I am the way I am today. The blood of Jesus saved them too, and their walk and example I saw made me want to be more, and so Jesus is doing that today. I miss the ones that have already gone on to be with Jesus, but am thankful my Granny is still here. My aunts, uncles, and cousins are all amazing too. Their inspiration through my life shines through and helps me grow in my walk with the Lord. I love my family, and wouldn’t trade them for the world. My friends, wow, where to start? This point in my life I was some amazing friends! I love that I can go to church and know I am loved and have many friends there. God has blessed my life with special friends over the years, and I am thankful for that! A true friend is hard to find, but I have some true friends who stick by me no matter what, and I love that!
When I was a young child I had an ear infection in my right eardrum, resulting in a hole in the eardrum. My doctor here sent us to a doctor in Raleigh, NC. He suggested surgery to repair the eardrum, and after 3 surgeries and about 3-5 years later, the eardrum is fixed. But, my hearing never really improved in that ear. My left ear isn’t where it should be either. My Mom thought it’d be a good idea to get hearing aids, and my doctor agreed with her. Now I am the proud owner of two hearing aids that match my hair color and skin color too! See, hearing aids aren’t for old people! I love having hearing aids because it got to where if I wasn’t facing you, I often couldn’t understand what you were saying. But, even hearing aid’s aren’t perfect and I often ask people to repeat themselves, and explain the hearing aids. I also have headaches non-stop too. I got a headache about 8-10 years ago, and it never left me. So basically it depends on how it is everyday. I also get migraines about every 2 weeks-a month. But, I don’t let my head stop me from living my everyday life the way I and my God wants me to. I just push harder because I know God wants me to. The way I look at is that there are people in this world that has it worse, ways worse, than I do in life, and I’d rather wake up everyday thanking God for a new day, and go from there. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff I have always maintained that if you just go with the flow, life is so much better that way.
Last but certainly not least, my work, my love, my God given talents. I am a photographer and love what I do. I have always loved being in front of the camera, still do for that matter, and totally love being behind it even more. Capturing life through the lens is simply amazing to me. To show what God has created for us to enjoy and to have as a keepsake here on earth, awesome! I have a degree in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology that I received from Lenoir Community College, LCC. I also love kids, and can’t wait to get married and start a family of my own someday!
Some thing’s you may like to know about me. I am: a strong dedicated Christian, I hate Halloween and what it stands for, I can’t wait to get married someday when God provides, have kids Lord willing. I love to smile, I love: photography, to hang out with friends, heights scares me but most of the time I can warm up to them ok. I am a silly, energetic, and often hyper person when around friends, I love to laugh, and have a great time, I am not like most girls I know, I am strong on being as modest as I feel the Lord wants me to be, I don’t wear make-up, I don’t look my age, and so much more!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday, February 22, 2010
Tori and I joined Sandy Bottom Baptist Church this past Sunday after much prayer, and guidance from God leading us from our last church, Neuse Baptist Church, there. We are very happy at SBBC and look forward to what our future holds there. Tori turned 16 this past Sunday and is very excited about that, and having her own cell phone now too! She will get her license in April and is looking forward to that.
My oldest brother and his wife are coming down the first week of March, and we are all excitingly awaiting their arrival. They are doing great in Wheaton and are very happy, and continue to work hard and take it day by day in their marriage and life!
This summer already shows big plans for me and my family. Tori is heading to Caswell with her youth group in July, I am going to NY with some friends from church in June, Will and Meghan are coming back this way this summer as they drive down this way to visit friends in Lynchburg, VA. My 22nd birthday is in August, and I hope to have a great summer seeing family and such before settling down with a job come fall.
Well, great update for you all, pictures to come soon of all adventures and new work of mine to see soon, so check back soon friends, and God bless!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine. Exodus 19:5. KJV.
God bless you all!!!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
'what it means to me and why I feel it is important!'
In the last few weeks I have been really into watching my new favorite TV show called 18 Kids and Counting. It is a show about a Christian family who have 18 kids, and the mom is pregnant with their 19th child. Their oldest Josh got married last year to the love of his life, Anna, and they recently had their first child. These are a few main thoughts I have about courtship, and there are much more, maybe I will write another post about more thoughts from different sources. Check out Joshua Harris' book's, "I Kissed Dating Goodbye," and "Boy Meets Girl," too.
I have watched the episodes around the time when Josh proposes to Anna, and seeing how their courtship went, and thought wow, that's exactly how I want mine to be when I meet my future husband someday. I have also been watching their wedding episode often, that one is special to me also. I have a special journal that singer and songwriter Rebeca St. James put out, and I absolutely love it! It helps me to prepare thoughts of purity for my husband and for him to one day see what I went through in this time of my life while waiting for him.
Seeing the kind of courtship that Josh and Anna Duggar had is awesome for me to see in today's society because so many people look at that as being to vain. All they did was hug when he proposed, very appropriate, then they held hands while they were engaged and courting, that's it, awesome again. When you limit it to just holding hands in the courtship, then there is less of a chance you will keep yourself, your whole self pure before the wedding night. So in seeing them and viewing the way they went through courtship, I really want to hold true to those same principles when I meet my future husband. Also hold them when we become friends, get engaged and court, then get married. I want us to stay pure to each other, for each other, and God, until our wedding night.
Since I am in the stage of my life where I am looking at guys and wondering when I may meet my future spouse, I can't help but to wonder where and when that might be. I constantly pray for him daily, and ask God to guide him in every decision that he makes, and that he may be praying for his future bride as well. I love him already, not because of "who" he is, but "who's" he is. He is a child and follower of Jesus Christ, like myself, and that's why I am going to love him so much when I meet and marry him someday.
Courtship to me is something that I feel God created to keep purity in a relationship between a man and a women as they enter into a important stage of life. The world sees it as "dating," then "engagement", courting is the same thing, just purer, that leads to marriage. For Christians, courtship is a way of keeping themselves pure before each other and God before they get to their wedding night. I think that having a good courtship shows that the couple will have a strong and lasting marriage in the Lord's care and guidance.
Thanks for reading about my views and thoughts on courtship. I thank God after already having "dated" myself in life, that he has brought me to a place of total surrender and am looking forward to my courtship with my future husband someday!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
hope everyone is doing well. I am sorry that I haven't been around in a while, been busy, busy, busy with school, and other stuff. I now have my photography website up, so go take a look and leave me comments on there too please! www.hhphotography21.wordpress.com!!! It's been a really busy month but all is well, have finally gotten my external hardrive, and I also just got a ipod touch too! It will be here within another week or so, and I am really excited about that! Well, things are going well with me and mine, things are going on that need prayer about, more to come in the upcoming months in that goes through! Thanks, and love you all, God Bless!
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