Wednesday, August 25, 2010
College life isn't going to be a blur it is going to be a day by day journey with the Lord as He leads me to where He needs me to be. I know that it is not going to be easy, but I also know that it will be a harder journey that I wouldn't get through if I didn't have Him. He has brought me through so much and I can't wait to see what He wants to do with me. I am totally honored too be used by Him! Redemption is a beautiful thing and I believe that is what happened today! I thank God that He is there to save me and redeeem me even when I don't even come close to deserveing it.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
On our way to Panama City we were listening to music and one of the songs that stuck in my head even till this point was "Here I Go Again" by Casting Crowns. i know the lyrics to this song but never really read them. I couldn't figure out why God kept this song playing again and again in my head and yesterday it finally hit me.
The lyrics that were stuck in my head were:
Maybe this time i'll speak the words of life,
with your fire in my eyes,
but that old familliar fear is tearing at my words,
What am i so afraid of?
Cause Here I go again,
Talkin bout the rain
mullin over things that won't live past today,
and as I dance around the truth,
time is not his friend,
this might be my last chance to tell em that you love him,
but here I go again.
This whole past weekend God brought my attention to how I don't take teh time and share. I walk around like I have no passion for Him, that He is just another friend in my life. In sunday school we learned about Jesus' ministry on earth and how He was aggressive and went out to save souls because He cared. My lifestyle was exactly like this song.
Maybe i'll share today and speak with passion, but no I can't because i'm to afraid. Wait why am I so afraid? Well lets talk about this and that which doesn't really matter. Well time is running out and this might be my last chance but i'm still to scared.
I don't want this lifestlye. I don't desire this lifestyle. I desire that passion that excited feeling that I get to share! Here I go again with another day and another chance to show His love and be agressive to share with someone!
I need to be kept accountable when I know that I have a chance but I don't take it! I ahve strength to share because Jesus is that strength! Here I go!!!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This year one of the speakers (Clayton) was talking about having complete peace and no matter what he was going through he knew God was there.I have been longing for that feeling of complete peace! God put that desire into my heart and I knew there was something that was blocking it. I have a tendency to control my life, okay I do control my life. I am a very structured person and whenever something is wrong I have to fix it other wise my day will end up being completely chaotic. (Well inside that is).
After Clayton finished speaking Carl Cartee got up there and started worship. I never truly read the words with meaning, but that night each song, each word, had a beautiful meaning. The one phrase that stuck out to me the whole night was " Take my life and let it be all for you and for your Glory, take my life and let it be yours". Right then I knew that I needed to let God have complete and total control over my life. Instead of taking the driver seat, I need to take the passenger seat.
I noticed when I controled my own life it brought me no where. Honestly it lead me down a path to rock bottom. Whenever God lead me to do something I would do it half heartedly or even be bitter and only let God work through me a little bit. I am excited to see how much God can truly use me and I am ready to do it whole heartedly and by completely surrendering my life to Him!
"Here I am Lord! Send me!"
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Gilbert Tuhabonye is becoming one of my favorite people as I read his story on what he went through and how he got where he is now! I don't want to give anything away, but he is a track star who graduated from Abilene Christian University. He grew up in the tribe of Tutsi and his journey while he was there is life changing. He got through everything "by the Grace of God" as Gilbert says.
I can't even explain it all in this blog. I will just say go and read it and I know your life will be put into a perspective that you wouldn't even imagine!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Its about a anchorman whos father was a "prophet" which drove him crazy. When his father dies, which seems like a accidental death, his sons world turns upside down. He becomes the "prophet" and starts hearing a voice that is telling him "the truth" of every person when he is in a room.
This book keeps you on the edge of your seat as you read it! It is defintely a book worth reading!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Rule # 1:
You open this you take it.
Rule # 2:
You are not allowed to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages you and asks.
Rule # 3:
Only anwser true and false.
Q: Been arrested?
Q:Kissed someone you didn't like?
Q: Do you like/love someone?
Q: Held a snake?
Q: Been suspended from school?
Q: Been fired from a job?
Q: Sang karoke?
Q: Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
Q: Laughed until you started crying?
Q: Caught a snowflake on your tongue?
Q: Kissed in the rain?
Q: Sang in the shower?
Q: Sat on a rooftop?
Q: Been pushed into a pool with your clothes on?
Q: Broken a bone?
False ( but I have torn Ligiments)
Q: Shaved your head?
False haha I would totally weird if I did that ha.
Q: Played a prank on someone?
Q: Made a ex girlfriend/ex boyfriend cry?
Q: Shot a gun?
Q: Donated blood?
Q: Had your heart broken?
Q: Broken someones heart?
False ( not that I know of )
Who was your last?
2. You texted?
3. You went in a car with?
4. Went to the movies with?
Alaina and BJ and some other people.
5. Went to the mall with?
6. You talked on the phone?
7. Made you laugh?
8. You hugged?
9. You cried with?
Mrs. Benn and Erica
Would you rather...?
1. Pierce your tongue or nose?
2. Be serious or funny?
3. Die in a fire or get shot?
wow ummm get shot
okay thats all for today.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
The Tahj is one of the seven wonders of the world, and that is because the building was put together with the little touches that count! It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. So this is one of the many pictures that I have taken!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
This is my graduating class...as you can see! With most of them I spent 4 yrs of my high school life with and we all had the same classes (for the most part). So graduating with them and then telling them good bye was kinda hard. This is one memory though that makes me sad whenever I look at it.
p.s. It makes me laugh to but thats not todays question ha.
Friday, July 9, 2010
This night was amazing! These girls are some of the best company I could ask for when I go out to dinner! The conversations were hilarious and the bonding time was needed! The food was great and so was the memory of it!
This would be my family! We were in North Carolina in the mountains! One of my favorite places to be! I really love these guys more than you know!
India! A place that has stolen my heart! I love that God gave me a opportunity to go and be able to witness the great things He is doing! I have been there twice over Christmas break and had a experience that I will never forget.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
My first favorite quote is, " My primary purpose in life is to release Gods story to every man, woman, and child I come into contact with." -Adam Mayfield. This is my "life quote" if that even exisits haha. I truly have a desire to be Gods messenger and let people know who He is and get to know Him!
My second favorite quote is, " The crucial question is not,do you belong to a church,have you been baptized,or even have you made a profession of faith? The crucial question is, have you been born again? Has God wrought salvation on your soul?" - Voddie Baucham Jr. This is a amazing quote! A lot of people think that if you go to church or if you have been baptized that you are going to heaven, but that is definitely not how you get there. God has to save you and make you a new creature!
These are my 2 favorite quotes of all time!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
"Redeeming Love" is a modern day version of the harlot in the Bible. Francine Rivers, the author of "Redeeming Love", does a amazing job at portraying both of the main characters in this story. In parts I felt as if I was really there with them, just as a on looker. It is a beautiful story of love, hope and trusting in God. Once you start reading it, you really cant put it down!
Monday, July 5, 2010
Well for all of you who know me really well you might say anything on Disney Channel! Which is totally true haha. I do not care how old I am Disney Channel is still at the top of the list! Why? I will tell you! I am obsessed with Disney in itself. I have been for a long time! I love all the shows that come on it, well most of them (the exception is a few of them that are annimated). It entertains me and keeps my attention. Not a lot of shows even movies can do that so you know its good when I can actually sit down and watch it. I do not have a favorite show on Disney Channel I just love most of them!
But I do have some other shows that I love to watch when I get time to! If I truly had to pick though it would be The Cosby Show!! I Love Bill Cosby! Whenever I watch it I either laugh, cry (mainly because I am laughing so hard), and laugh. Do you get the picture here? The Cosby Show has great morals and life lessons as well. Even though it is funny (well to me). The whole cast has great chemistry together (meaning they work well together). Bill Cosby makes the whole show though I must say. So The Cosby Show is one of my favorite shows.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
One of them is "Karate Kid". I don't care how many Karate Kid movies are out there, this by far was my favorite. I thought it wasn't going to be that great because of all the other ones, but it truly did blow me out of the water! I love Jackie Chan, and having him in this movie was a major plus! I feel as if I am doing a movie review! Another movie I would recommend would be " The Killers"! LOVE IT!!! Just saying. If you have not seen those movies yet, you definitely should!!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
On a more positive outlook, I know that this will be a growing process. It is going to be Great (not good or bad) change and I will be one step closer to doing what God called me to do as a job! We will all be a step closer through this journey here on earth and I can't wait to see what God does in all of your lives! I will be praying for each and every one of you nonstop!!! I am here now and God has blessed me with this last more than a month to spend time with you all!! I am ready to cherish it more than ever!
By far my favorite song is "Glorified" by Jared Anderson. I have a lot of favorite artists but songs, this one defintely beats all. I play it while getting ready or while im just chillin. It glorifies the name of Jesus (which of course is the most important thing), and reminds me that He is in control!