Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
"I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?
I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees
What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life "its" name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?
What do I know of Holy?"
Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
This was the final product:
1. Individual relationships must first be Christ-centered in order to have more quality time in group settings.
Since that time, we have all been striving for more godliness in our time together
Thank you Jesus for your work in us!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Diptych•(dip'tik) - A painting done in two separate panels. Each part is a complete work in itself, but when presented together they form a larger fully integrated work.
I cant wait to take my camera up to the mountain this year :)
ps. I think Im just going to give up on trying to put bigger pictures up here..
I try so many different ways and Im just wasting time.. sorry =/ maybe one of these days ill figure it out...
oh and thanks to artem for the cool new header :)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
A couple days ago I was listening to 93.9 in the morning and a preacher was talking about trusting God, then I finally got it. I have not been trusting God! I keep stressing out and thinking that I am in control when I am not at all, I listened to another sermon about it by Jerry Bridges that was also helpful in setting my mind straight. But then I find myself stressing out again with all the worries of life and I lack faith in the promises of God again... I found myself mindlessly singing along to Jadon Lavik's Tis So Sweet while stressing out and then finally I realized what words were coming out of my mouth:
"Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus precious Jesus
O for grace to trust Him more!"
I have no idea how I was able to sing that while stressing out but I see that it takes work to be always trusting in Jesus and it takes a deliberate conscious awareness of reality to keep my mindset correct.
Lord help me trust in you. Amen.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I just wanted to say that I am thankful for all of my friends.
I love you guys and I am thankful to God that He has blessed me with an awesome life, an awesome church and awesome friends.
Hope you all enjoyed your turkey and are ready for some shopping tomorrow..
I just saw these deals on cds and thought I'd share...
Phil Wickham's Heaven & Earth cd, Over and Underneath by Tenth Avenue North, and Downhere's christmas cd are all great cds that I would recommend and they are all on sale for like 4 bucks... pretty good deal.
Oh and you can get 3 free songs on amazon with this code: "GET3MP3S"
Friday, November 19, 2010
Yet not welcome any pain
Shall I thank You for days of sunshine
Yet grumble in days of rain
Shall I love You in times of plenty
Then leave You in days of drought
Shall I trust when I reap a harvest
But when winter winds blow, then doubt
Oh let Your will be done in me
In Your love I will abide
Oh I long for nothing else as long
As You are glorified
Are You good only when I prosper
And true only when I’m filled
Are You King only when I’m carefree
And God only when I’m well
You are good when I’m poor and needy
You are true when I’m parched and dry
You still reign in the deepest valley
You’re still God in the darkest night
I won't complain I wont complain....
but I do miss you sunshine :(
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
its so crazy to see that this counrty is in so much debt that the problem can never be fixed.
its so crazy to learn what is going on in israel.
its so crazy to know that everything right now is lined up and ready for the antichrist to come
its so crazy that Christ can come this moment.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Im very happy for the two... I know they are absolutely perfect for each other.. Helping to plan a wedding and being able to be a part of it is exciting as well... But at the same time it is so sad.. This my sister.. The friend I've had for the longest time... The friend that has always been there.. and she will continue to be there for me.. But it will be different.. Its crazy how fast someone can just walk into a life and take your friend away... I know, I know.. it needs to happen.. Its a bittersweet feeling..
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Although I despise the feeling, I know it is necessary to bring me back to Him.
At times I forget the gospel. I forget about His grace.
I go back to seek the pleasures of this world.
And again I find no joy.
Once again He turns me to Himself.
So I thank God that He alone is the sole giver of satisfaction.
Only in Him am I complete.
And no matter how many times I seek for pleasure in outside sources,
it will never be found.
Monday, October 4, 2010
For the Word of God has spoken
Commanding us to love our neighbor
O, how I wish the church could savor
The goodness of the Lord’s plan
And understand how He became man
Taking on the flesh
O, please your minds refresh
Imitate Christ’s humility
To the best of your ability
For God will give you strength
To love to such a great length
To walk that extra mile
To bless another with your smile
There is a God above
Fill yourself up with His love
And pour it onto others
After all, we’re all sisters and brothers
Made to reflect His face
In this predestined place
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
If you are in this position,
I pray for you.
Accept grace while it still exists.
God will return to judge.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I fail so much in my life and I desire to change so many things.
Yet, so many times those changes don't come..
I was just reading over some of my super old chats.. (they can be pretty funny.. you guys should try it) and i read something very encouraging someone said to me once and it applies to me now once more.
It was the reminder that when I am guilt-motivated I will not get far, but when I am motivated by grace and the love of Jesus- that is what can sustain me and change me for real.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
" I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, "Come, assemble for the great supper of God,so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great." And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh." Revelation 19:11-21
I make God so small so often.
I don't see Him as the King returning in His glory.
Often I forget that He still rules the universe.
And I forget that He rules my life.
I am prone to think that the people in this world are so big,
and I start to think that God is weak.
My Christianity becomes weak
and I become ashamed to speak up about Christ
"He's not a baby in the manger no more
He's not a broken man on the cross
He didn't stay in the grave
and He's not staying in heaven forever..."
God is in control.
He is Almighty.
He is God.
and I resolve to not rob Him of His glory in my view of Him.