Monday, October 29, 2012

it is well

When peace like a river attendeth my ways.
When sorrows like sea billows roll.
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Please read the story of Horatio Spafford, the man who wrote this wonderful hymn.
You will never listen to the song the same way again.

Friday, October 26, 2012

raking leaves can be fun



It was such a beautiful day yesterday that my sister and I decided to go rake leaves out at our grandparent's house. We got a lot done, but as you can see, we also got a bit distracted. ;)

Monday, October 15, 2012


Do you sometimes feel like you can't take anymore? That you can't handle anything else? That if life throws one more thing at you, you will totally collapse? That nothing seems to be working out and every single thing is going wrong? That nothing is going right and the world seems to be falling apart? That you aren't sure you can handle another day because you are so worn? Did you say yes to any of these questions? Yeah. Me too.

There are times in our lives when everything seems to change and take a wrong turn. One thing after another just piles on top of each other until we feel like, if one more thing happens, we are going to collapse. Health problems, tough classes, family issues, big decisions, strained friendships, various challenges, difficult situations, etc......and no one to listen. No one seems to care about what you are going through except yourself. Everyone seems to be caught up in their own life, problems, situations and relationships. Why would they listen to you? Sometimes it can get to the point where you say "what's the use?" and you stop expressing your feelings all together after one really cares.
People are fickle and friends will let you down, but after all, they are only human.

 So is there no hope? Is there no one who cares? No one who is willing to listen? False. There is One who will never let you down. Who will never give up on you. Who will never forsake and abandon you. Who cares and knows about what you are going through. Who will always be by your side. Who listens to you at any hours of the day and any hours of the night. Anytime you need to talk to Him, He is there to listen.

So yes, things may be tough right now. OK not tough........absolutely unbearable. Maybe you are dealing with a great loss, disappointment, temptation, doubt, worry, anxiety, stress, fear, discouragement, and perhaps so much more. People don't seem to care, your friends have abandoned you, it seems like you have no one left. There is only one thing to do. The one thing that you should have done from the very beginning. Take it to God. The Creator. The Heavenly Father. The Light of the World. The Prince of Peace. The Redeemer. Take it to the almighty, holy, all powerful, good, loving God who made all things, knows all things, and is in control of all things. What could be better? He wants to know you. Wants to hear from you, His child. He knows what you can handle and would never give you anything that you couldn't get through. We should never feel alone. We never are alone. God is with us always, and for that we should praise Him.

"When you praise God in the face of all your trials and tribulations, you open up the channels through which God's peace, love, and encouragement flow to you. That is the hidden power of praise."
The Prayer that Changes Everything by Stormie Omartian

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him."
Psalm 28:7

"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation' but be of good cheer, I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD."
John 16:33

Song list:
Steady My Heart by Kari Jobe
Worn by Tenth Avenue North
There is a Peace by Sojourn
Never Once by Matt Redman

in christ alone

  "No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the power of Christ in me.
From life's first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no schemes if man could ever 
pluck me from your hands.
Till He returns or calls me home, here in the power of 
Christ I stand."

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

here i go again

Here I go again. Pushing my blog to the bottom of my priority list. I really need to stop doing that. Midterms are going on this week, so it has been really stressful lately. On the positive side, midterms means that I am half way done with the semester! I am sooo ready for the semester to be over!

On top of all the homework, I have also been researching and visiting some colleges. It turns out that I will be transferring in January instead of September. That is a big difference! So I am running around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to figure out what college I want to go to, filling out applications, and applying for scholarships. Let me tell ya, college is stressful! But I have grown so much since I started August of last year.

So yeah, that is my life right now. Anything big and exciting going on in yours? Tell me!

What I'm listening to: Mumford and Sons new album. So good!
What I'm eating: honey mustard pretzel pieces
What I'm watching: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
What I'm wearing: jeans, tee over a long sleeve shirt, and a mustard scarf.
What I'm drawing: nothing right now. :/ but I drew the picture up above!

Friday, October 5, 2012

friday fav

So I do believe that on Fridays I am going to do this thing called Friday Fav. What is Friday Fav you ask? Friday Fav is where I will post a short video or some pictures that have artistically inspired me that week. Yep. That's what I am going to do. So......without further adieu, I would like to present the very first Friday Fav. *applause applause*

                         (btw, i personally recommend watching all of the "simon's cat" videos. if you are a cat lover, you will find them hilarious.)