Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I am Thankful

I just had a really awesome extra creadit opportunity in English...its gonna bump my grade a whole letter grade! YAY!! :) I love me some A's!!
Anyway, we had to write 5 essays on a blogging sight. He gave us a ton of writing promts, and one of them was list 25 things that you are thanful for. I decided to do this one, and i thought i would share them with you all :)
I am thankful for my loving parents
I am thankful for the Bible
I am thankful for Jesus
I am thankful for TRUE friends
I am thankful for EFCA's Challenge Conference!
I am thankful for the youth at Jubilee Comunity Church in St. Louis

I am thankful for my siblings
I am thankful for a supportive youth group
I am thankful for a wonderful small group
I am thankful for cousins that are more like friends
I am thankful for cool fall days
I am thankful for my car so i can get places
I am thankful for the book, Crazy Love by Frances Chan
I am thankful for my bosses who are so wonderful to work for
I am thankful for AHS because I am getting a good education
I am thankful for the soldiers that protect us
I am thankful for pumpkin spice lates from starbucks!
I am thankful for a warm house on cold days
I am thankful for a comfortable bed
I am thankful for the teachers who care about my education
I am thankful for Christmas time
I am thankful for Summer break
I am thankful for Grandparents who love me
I am thankful for open lunch
I am thankful for pineapples...mmm!

I have so much more to be thankful for :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Friends

So i would just like to say...i most defintly have the BEST friends in the whole world! We have had the funnest summer together...and i am very sad to see it end. We have grown closer over the past 3 months. I love them to death :) Here are some lovely pictures we took recently :)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Be Satisfied

A friend sent this to me on Facebook...i love it! I wanted to share it with all of you :)

"Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone,To have a deep soul relationship with another,To be loved thoroughly and exclusively.But God, to a Christian, says,"No, not until you are satisfied, fulfilled and content with being loved by Me alone,With giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me,With having an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone,Discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found,You will never be united with another until you are united with Me alone,Exclusive of anyone or anything elseExclusive of any other desires or longings.I want you to stop planning, stop wishing,And allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing,One that you cannot imagine.Please allow Me to bring it to you.You just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things.Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I AM.Keep listening and learning the things I tell you.You just wait. That's all.Don't be anxious. Don't worry. Don't look at the things you think you want;You just keep looking off and away up to Me,Or you'll miss what I want to show you.And then when you are ready, I'll surprise you with a love far more wonderful than any of you could dream of.You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready(I am working even at this moment to have you both ready at the same time),Until you are both satisfied exclusively with MeAnd the life I prepared for you,You won't be able to experience the love that exemplified your relationship with Me.And this is perfect love.And dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love, I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me.And to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection and love that I offer you with Myself.Know that I love you utterly. I AM God. Believe it and be satisfied."

Saturday, August 8, 2009

BUMP 2009

A few weeks ago, i had the opportunity to go to St. Louis. Our youth group went to help out with VBS at Jubliee Communite Church. I went there thinking it was going to be kinda scary and i defintly didn't expect to connect with the kids there. Ha. That is exactly the opposite of what happened! (there were a few scary moments though) We came to St. Louis to love this kids...we defintly did that but wow! Those kids REALLY loved us! The first night made me think. The kids clung to us all night long and were sad when it was time to leave. I realised, this isn't how it is at our church back in Wichita. Nearly every child at our church comes from a loving, Godly home. This isn't how it is at Jubilee. This really made me think about how these kids come from so pretty hard homes and the 2 hours that we had with them may have been the only time that day that they felt loved. This made me feel very sad, yet so very thankful! After that, i realised the importance of making each and every child that walked through the doors of Jubliee feel so loved and important. I truly hope that that was the case. Some day, I hope that I get the privilege of going back to Jubliee Community Church and to serve God is such a powerful way.
Me and Sirvilla. I got to help lead her to Christ! :)

Me with Shonnday, DeAnna, Gabby and Natlie Grace