Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This is a picture of me.. with all of my favorite color in it! Orange, sent it to Bekah..&she told me that the picture was "totally" me. So I figured that I should use it for my 365; because I was being myself!!

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" e.e. cummings

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

OD on faith.

So, tonight was a really amazing night for me. I truly had an experience of faith in my life tonight.
For a while my family has been struggling BIG time because, my Dad recently lost his job. As a family we have been struggling greatly with not losing our faith, and coming up with enough money just to get by. Now, I know that my family obviously does not have it the worst that it could be, but at the same time we are just struggling.

This has been going on for around a month now. A while ago, in the following days we found out about my Dad's position being abolished, I was literally on my knees asking God for ways to help my family, asking God to use me to be his strength in the family, and that my family may see God through me(not all of my immediate family truly believe in God). I told God that I was willing to do whatever it was that he wanted me to do, to help my family. God, like he always does, surprised me with his power. The day after we found out about Dad loosing his job(the day of a vacation to Ocean city, called our "last" vacation as a family, due to the money situation) my brother, who would normally not pick a movie as such, picked an amazing movie for us to watch on the way to Ocean City that would present me with an amazing opportunity only to be designed by God himself. The movie is called "Facing the Giants" This movie is all about trusting in God to take care of our "Giants" to trust in God to help us defeat our Giants, such as my families money problem.

I had a plan to have my family watch the movie, and I would talk about the movie while giving bible verses, and applying the movie to my families financial situations. I wanted to do it during vacation, but never got the chance.. since we seemed to always be doing stuff. So until tonight, I had been praying for God to grant me the time (which doesn't happen often in my house) that we can all just sit together as a family (Mom, Dad, Robby and Me.) and watch this movie, and have it benefit us all. Tonight, God granted me that time.

It was truly amazing to be able to give my family this kind of information.. this is how it all went.

I told my family, that we all know we are going through a hard time right now, and that we need to trust in God in our hard time to know that he will bring us out of the hard time, then I prayed for all of us.. and we watched the movie. We laughed.. and cried, the movie was great and had an awesome impact on my family and I.

Then I talked a bit about Gods promises I told them that God has promised to us that he will save us from all our hard times as long as we trust in him, God also says that if we trust in him we will get what we wish. Psalms 37:4 says "take delight in the lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." I pointed out the fact that I think that through this movie we saw one of Gods greatest promises.. that all things are possible through him. I also read this verse Matthew 19:26 " Humanely speaking it is impossible. But with God everything is possible."

I will just summarize the rest of what I told them:
it says in Hebrews 6:18 (So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefor, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us)& Hebrews 10:23( Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promises) that God will always keep his promises, and for me he has done just that.

I'm here to tell you, that I know for a fact that this is all a part of Gods plan.
He has put us in this position, for a reason. He gives us our Giants so that we call upon him, that is his deepest desire.
He had a plan to bring us on this trip.
He had a plan for Robby(my brother) to pick out this movie.
He had a plan for me to tell you all of this today.
I don't know how his plan will end, but I know that God will always do what he thinks is best in every situation that he has given us. &i know that because I have seen it in my life.

God is faithful, and through him all things are possible. Allow God to come into your life, our life.. our situation&allow him to help you beat your Giants.. our Giants.. allow God to Rain on our Field. And to do that.. you have to love him, you have to be on his side.. I don't think its about God being on our side.. we have to make the strive.. we have to want to be on his side.
&then I closed in prayer.

I really did feel God in the room tonight when I was talking to my family after the movie.. my Dad asked questions about knowing more, and trusting more in God. I encouraged him to read the bible, and to write down scriptures that he feel will help him in times when he is being attacked by the devil, such as the scriptures I talked about tonight.

(I would not have been able to do any of this if God didn't give me the strength, or the wisdom, I owe all of this planning, and faith to him.)

I know that God will speak to my family, and I have trust in him that he will save us from what we are going through. I am not fearing, which is what the devil wants me to do, I am trusting in God. Because, I know that he keeps his promises. I pray and hope that my Father and Mother can feel this way as well, after tonight. I know it's not just going to happen overnight, but I know that God will make a way.

If you are ever going through a hard time, it helps so much just to trust in God, because in the end He will do what He thinks is right for you. How can you not trust that.

In closing of this blog, I thank all of you that have prayed for my family and I, and I want you to know that you are helping me. So, I just thank you so much. I love you all.

OD on Mandy.

So, hah. My name is Mandy.. it's kind of awkward to start these things off.
So OD is a name from the church that I go to. My last name is Odachowski, and there is another Mandy, so Cory started calling me OD. Then we all kind of noticed that OD related to Overdose. So, April got me interested in making this sight. And, I was looking for a name of what I wanted it to be called, so I went with OD'overdose'. Its punny. :) Overdose on the stories of OD. I hope that you all enjoy my page, and stories. :)


Today was just a hangout day at home.. off work&not much homework.. a time to hang out with the family before the fall retreat.
This was when me and Robby were hanging out :)

"It is a depressing day when the older sister must look up to see her younger brother"
-Robby was bragging about his height.

Monday, September 28, 2009


This is a picture of me with Max in the background on my way to school today.
"It has often been said that dog is a mans best friend"
I love Maxxy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


&hello Ravens game (yay us we kick bootay)

Me&my booyyy. Over to Grandmoms&Paps with the whole fam. to watch the Ravens game; love those days.

"One of the great disappointments of a football game is that the cheerleaders never seem to get injured."
Stupid cheerleaders.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


I was watching Tessie so Jason&Brittany;Cory&April could go out for Jasons&Brittanys birthday.
"&babies often have a way of making you admire Gods beauty"

Friday, September 25, 2009


The Coles' bonfiree.
:) me&my honnneeyyy&tyler (cutest kid EVER)
WE were hanging out inside while the other people hung by the fireee. FUN NIGHTT.
"laugh longer&live louder"

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Me&Maylin. I love her so much. She was the light for me, my angel. My family and I often call her our miracle.

Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.-Marguerite De Valois

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Hanging out at Jeffies before verb small groups.
"Before I met you I never knew what it was like to look at someone and smile for no reason."

ha i just think this picture is funnay.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


After work; talking to my boyy on the phone.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
I made my mistakes; &now by Gods grace, I am trying my new. :)