Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I've been kinda busy.....=D

But now that my family is out of town, my schedule just freed up a bit. No one to complain about the weather to besides the computer.... Its snowing. It was 70 degrees about three days ago. And I have to work this afternoon outside.

Ok, I'm done whining. =]

So basically God has been really working in my life! Good news, right? Although to some extent it is awesome, it still means getting the kinks out of my life which I don't actually enjoy. Go figure. Actually I bring this up to praise those around me who have continually encouraged me to be in the Word, especially through Bible Quiz. When we're faced with the decision to obey or disobey what do we really want to be the thing that rings loudest in our ear: Satan's words or His Words? HIS WORDS! How can we know that we will hear His words and not satan's words?? Josh. 1:8! By saturating ourselves with the Word of God, His 66 book long, love letter to us. Saturated is a powerful word. Here's a definition: to cause (a substance) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance...etc.
Lately, I when I have been faced with temptations (as we all face 1cor.10:13) His words have come flooding into my mind, penetrating every evil thought that would try to overturn me!! Praise God! He's so merciful to me. And to all of us, if we will let Him and His word to be our only passion in life.

Monday, March 9, 2009

My God? MY God wants to hear ME?

Philippians 4:6-7
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I'm so thankful I serve a God who is listening to me, even wants to talk to me and, best of all, wants to give me His perfect peace! What else could I possibly want? What else could I possibly need?


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ny State Competition!!

Tomorrow is the big State competition! YAY! I can't wait. I'm doing a speech by Bill Cosby called, Dentists (check it out on Youtube). I'm not really that nervous right now...but I'll probably be getting the butterflies tomorrow morning!
Our group is relatively small this year and we are only competing in a few categories. My sister (Stephanie) is doing this wicked hard classical piano piece and a sacred piano duet piece with our cousin! They have been practicing for months and I really hope they do well!!
If you think of it, pray that we'd do our best and honor Him no matter how well we do.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

~Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in his wonderful face;
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace. ~

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

With all my heart

God is so good, isn't he? I was driving home from youth group and this song came up on the radio. I can't seem to get it out of my head. I'm glad it's stuck because what better way to spend my words than saying "I love you!" to my Lord?

Jesus, King of angles, Heaven’s light
Shine your face upon this house tonight.
Let no evil come into my dreams,
Light of Heaven, keep me in your peace.
Remind me how you made dark spirits flee,
And spoke your power to the raging sea,
And spoke your mercy to a sinful man –
Remind me, Jesus, for this is what I am.
The universe is vast beyond the stars
But You are mindful when a sparrow falls
And mindful of the anxious thoughts
That find me, surround me, and bind me
With all my heart I love you,Sovereign Lord.
Tomorrow, let me love you even more,
And rise to speak
The goodness of Your name
Until I close my eyes in sleep again.
The universe is vast beyond the stars
But you are mindful when a sparrow falls
And mindful of the anxious thoughts
That find me, surround me, and bind me
Jesus, King of angels, Heaven’s light
Hold my hand,
And keep me through this night

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

mostly good day =]

FUN day at work today! Got to see Rudy for the first time in a long time. Last time I saw him I was about five inches taller than him. Now I'm about two feet taller than him......? Love him to death though. =] Actually now that I think about it, that was the ONLY fun thing that happened at work! It was freezing cold, I got a huge splash of crap in my eye, Bethany wasn't there----I'll end now, lest I start to sound like the big frump that I am. =P
GOOD news! Will Farmer, a friend of mine from KY, got good news from the doctor! Last visit they told him that he had torn his shoulder from skiing and that he was probably going to need surgery. Today they rechecked it and it looks like its just a bad strain! Praise God!
Now I must go with warm food in my belly, verses to memorize, chapters to quote, room to clean.....and my brother needs the computer. Laterrrrrrrrrr!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Why so Busy?

Why are we constantly running, running, going, going, when He tells us to BE STILL!? Be still AND know that I am God.
Why do I think that I need to have all these distractions in my life when the ONLY thing I really need is Him?
Why do we plan and change our schedules around for our friends, but we DON'T re-arrange our lives for Him?
What does He want me to accompish today? Maybe I should ask Him. Maybe I should read his directions to me today. Maybe I should just hear from Him.
I know one thing he wants me to do: Be Still. Be still and know that He is God. He's MY God.