Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Wonder of Christmas.

I wonder as I wander out under the sky,
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die.
For poor orn'ry people like you and like I...
I wonder as I wander out under the sky.

When Mary birthed Jesus 'twas in a cow's stall,
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all.
But high from God's heaven a star's light did fall,
And the promise of ages it then did recall.

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing,
A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing,
Or all of God's angels in heav'n for to sing,
He surely could have it, 'cause he was the King

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Don't lose your wonder at Christmas.
The Word became flesh,
God came as a child
to take the sins of the world.

Be amazed
Be in awe
But do not grow cold to Christmas.


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Saturday, December 18, 2010

What do I know of Holy?

"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?"

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Friday, December 17, 2010


I am so ready to redo my room.
I have no idea what I was thinking when I painted it all red.
I have so many ideas of how I wanna do it but have no time.
An inspiration wall would be nice :)
anyone up for helping me redo my room?

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Monday, December 13, 2010


It has been a little over a month since the creation of the 9.5 theses
(written with a couple friends on Oct. 31st, 2010 in order to celebrate
reformation day and to make our own reformation)
We saw that our time together was not most profitable so we devised
a plan to help ourselves in this area.

This was the final product:
The 9.5 Theses of hanging out
(since we couldn't come up with 95)

1. Individual relationships must first be Christ-centered in order to have more quality time in group settings.
2. The primary purpose of any event should not be entertainment but rather edification.
3. It is crucial to come with a mindset of building up souls.
4. An unfocused atmosphere should not distract from the initial goal and mindset.
5. Pray together.
6. Awkwardness should not be feared in bringing up spiritual matters.
7. Find out what the plan for the event is beforehand. If possible, request an alteration of plans to make the time more profitable.
8. If the result of an event was undesirable, do not fail to bring it up with others in order to prevent contentment with ungodliness.
9. When Christ-centeredness is an outflow of our relationship with God, you will have “holy fun”.
9.5 Soli Deo Gloria!

Since that time, we have all been striving for more godliness in our time together
and God has just been blessing us! I am very encouraged to see the growth in everyone.
God really is the real 'satisfier' and joy-giver,
if He is not in my conversations I am not complete.

Thank you Jesus for your work in us!
Be glorified!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Here with us.

really enjoying this song
"It's still a mystery to me
That the hands of God could be so small,
How tiny fingers reaching in the night
Were the very hands that measured the sky
It's still a mystery to me, oh,
How His infant eyes have seen the dawn of time
How His ears have heard an angel's symphony,
But still Mary had to rock her Savior to sleep"

Thursday, December 9, 2010


another day another diptych

can you guess who's in the picture?


There was a time when I was obsessed with diptychs...I think every once in a while Ill post a diptych, old or new to keep that going...

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

Trust Him

my to do list has about 123978158719571046789 things on it and I only have 168 hours a week... minus the 2 hours of sleep(I have no clue how I found time to write this post).... so recently I have been a little overwhelmed I really thought I was going to die young and I started saying my goodbyes.. I felt so torn apart, there's so much work to do for the church, and then there's school work to do, and then there's work, and then applying for scholarships and colleges.. and not to mention trying to keep up with my friends and the Bible... and on top of it all my mom wants me spending more time in the kitchen and I have to be working on stuff for Yana's wedding... I was trying to keep all things under control but it was slowly breaking apart. I thought I could handle everything on my own...

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.