Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Much Better Valentines Day

Instead of sitting at home alone on Valentines Day, my friends and I cooked dinner together :)

Here is what we did :
First we went grocery shopping!

We got all the grocerys to make: spagetti, salad, bread, chocolate covered strawberrys and of corse we got sparkeling grape juice with some super cute Valentines Day wine glasses!
Here are some pictures from our lovely night :)

Browning the meat for Spagetti sause!

Here is Maisy washing our new glasses for the sparkeling grape juice!

Mmmm :) While the noodles cooked, we made the chocolate covered strawberries

Here is our table :)

Michelle, Me, Maisy, Sarah and Andrea (we missed Jenna!)

I loved spending Val Day with my best friends!

John 15:13 Greater love has no one that this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Jesus is the reason for Valentines in my opinion...after all, he is the greatest love!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dear Sirvilla,

**(Here is a side note...this past summer i went on a mission trip to inner-city St. Louis. I met an 8 year old girl named Sirvilla. I was able to share with her the truth about Jesus Christ. She was so excited and accepted Christ with me! It was an amazing that i will never forget! Later that night, another girl from the youth group told me that when Sirvilla left, she shared with her mom that she had accepted Christ and her mom wasn't excited (not mad though)...also Sirvilla had told me that she was not allowed to read her Bible. These things crushed me. I just couldn't imagine living like that! Sirvilla has been on my mind latley, and sadley i don't have an address to send her a letter, so I am going to write it here!)

Dear Sirvilla,

I miss you so much! I wish that I could travel to St. Louis and give you a big hug!

I have been thinking and praying for you alot latley! I feel like God has put you on my heart for a reason...but I am not sure what that is. He knows though! How cool!

I hope that you have been able to grow in your relationship with Jesus. I absolutly loved the time I got to spend with you durring VBS at Jubilee! It was so exciting that you made Jesus the Boss of your life! What an exciting night! As I told you before, we are sisters now!! Even if I never get to see you again on this earth, we will get to party in Heaven together! YAY!

1 John 4:15 saies, "If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God." You have acknowledged that Jesus is the Son of God, so this verse tells you that God lives in you! I think that is so exciting!

I want you to know that you are loved! By God and by myself. I am praying for you and will continue to pray. I encourage you to grow more and more in your relationship with Jesus. It is unbeleiveable how he can change your life around!

I love you Sirvilla!