Friday, March 30, 2012


Hello, here are some instagrams from the week, enjoy then I shall get down to the juicy stuff. {That just reminded me of my math teacher who was talking about an assignment and how "they just keep getting nastier and nastier} I'm sorry it's just a little awkward ay?

{Can you believe this is a fork?}

{crazy, it was actually cold enough to have some cocoa}

{steal, pink pants from good will}

{much needed roomie dinner}

{Lovely day of quiet time with Heid}

{Everyone, don't wear shoes on the April 10}

This week was the best so far, I must say I have been so happy lately. God is amazing and he is stirring so much in my heart. Last night we had speakers for CRU, they are called "The Traveling Team." They are a small team that travels to college campuses informing the students about biblical missions.  The team goes to the campuses to understand and take personally the will and command of Christ to preach the gospel to all nations, they believe it is obeying the Great Commission. They do a great job of presenting the gospel, what it says in the bible about missions, and they connect you to different organizations to get you involved. We first met up with them at our local pizza place, it was great just getting to know them and hear there story. Meredith was one of the wives who sat across from me. We both got to share our testimony and life stories. She has such a big heart {but was so quiet and kind} You can tell that they all truly have a heart for missions and for all of the people in all nations.

Sean is Meredith's wife, he talked about Genesis-Revelations all about how we are called to go to all nations, in Genesis, God told us to "fill the earth" be fruitful. When the Tower of Babel happened, the Lord scattered the people to all over speaking all different languages. God promises that one day all nations will be blessed.

Romans 15:20 "Preach the gospel where Christ was not known" we need to ask ourselves, where are people not hearing Christ?...Take me there


Revelations 7:9 "From every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the lamb"

God keeps His promises

If you have ever heard of the 10/40 window it is the part of the world that these people are UNREACHED

Can you believe that, they have never heard of Jesus, had resources to hear about Him, no one has reached them

A great way to remember to pray for other countries
-At 10:40 pray
-Look at the clothes and the labels, see where they are from {today my underwear is made in India}

I urge you to pray for those lost people the unreached, people of the nations

{also, April 10 is One Day without shoes, from TOMS, tell others}
Oh yea and maybe next winter break you may see me in Kenya, I have no clue but guess who does...GOD! Oh how that is so nice, enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

home is where your heart is

I know this may sound weird but today I had my free session of therapy {to help the students grow as therapist} long story short, she asked me about my family. I don't have that great of a relationship with my dad and I seem to always do things to grab his attention, for him to just notice me. I love him so much and he does so much for my family, I respect and appreciate him but when I feel that we don't have a relationship it's a challenge. We both seem to have a guard or wall up with our emotions. I am hurt from him because I came to him crying...sobbing about something that was so big in my life and you want to know what he did, he continued on watching t.v, saying "oh you will be fine" continuing on like it was just no big deal, that my feelings didn't matter. Well I'm being honest and it did, it broke me, tore my heart, I never reach out to him and the one time I do, he broke my heart. In all honesty this makes me look at my heavenly father and love and yearn for him because he only wants a relationship with us, unconditional love, attention and caring. That is a father, someone who runs after you when you have fallen and is broken. I'm not saying my father is terrible or not good enough, but it makes me realize that we have a father in heaven who is waiting for us, waiting to be with us.
Who knows maybe it's my fault, I should have done something different, reached out for him more, I'm not sure...

I think I have always wanted a father to teach me, help me grow, invest. I look for guys and relationships to fill this void, to have someone lead me, give me attention, but I can't find that in guys and love, the only way is in Christ. He is my all and all, my life.

"Return to me and I will return to you" Malachi 3:7

Monday, March 26, 2012

it's a henna of a day

hey there, check out some sweet glimpses of my henna {I'm newly obsessed}

dream photo shoot

i really enjoyed my toms that day

This week is a new week, fresh start and ready for action {plus I have Heid's mint sorbet nail polish on so you know what that means}

I believe I am starting to get out of my resting rut of a time and starting to get some more life into me...

At church yesterday it was so amazing, listening to a family who are missionaries in Mongolia he was full of wisdom and truth. He talked alot about our EGO (Edging God Out) and how it is not our ministry this is God's ministry. We are always so consumed with what we do and how we do it we forget what we are even doing and who we are doing it for. I have been so caught up in the world of doing, planning and tasks and not focusing on the main reason to why I am even doing it. I have been putting myself above God and struggling with pride. I am noticing that as a Christian we need to react and change that way about us.

Also, we had Christine and Michael from Seduced come last week, now I am going to Kenya {no big deal}

Pray that God will be using me there, and that my talents will be put to good use

Enjoy this rainy day, stay dry

here is a new song addiction

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A time of rest

Just got back from Spring Break, Big Break 2012 style! I must say I am needing a big time of rest. Hey Jesus did it right ha?

Here are a few snapshots of the week

Our bus lost a tire....

Waffle House!

Family Dinners


Making Pancakes!

This week is my week {or more} of rest, I feel so drained, emotionally and spiritually from this trip. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy myself and the wonderful memories that were created, it was just non stop! I know God will never leave my side and I am his child no matter what, I don't have to please anyone, or earn brownie points. I have learned so much from coming back home.
Now and forever I will be living for the applause of heaven! What a beautiful picture that is, to know we only live for Him, no one else!
While resting in Him we must remember rest reminds us that there is one God and we are not He!
You are in right standing with God not because of anything you ever did or ever will do!

I look forward to the day when God tells me,

“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!" Matthew 25:14-30

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Why Him?

Photos from the weekend photo shoot with my good friend Maddie

I have been meeting with Caitlin from our local church that we go to and she is such a blessing. I have been growing so much from her, I love having her in my life. Caitlin is a gentle hearted, kind and full of wisdom kind of a lady! Her excitement and passion for the Lord is only contagious. She recently asked me the question, "Why did Jesus die on the cross, why not someone else?"

This only left me stumbling for words, I know the answer it is just how to make it all come together and explaining it. According to Galatians 4:4,
"What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world.  But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir."

The punishment for breaking the Law is death, separation from God. Therefore, we sinners need a way to escape the righteous judgment of God. Since we are stained by sin and cannot keep the Law of God, then the only one who could do what we cannot is God Himself. That is why Jesus is God in flesh. He is both divine and human. He was made under the Law and He fulfilled it perfectly. Therefore, His sacrifice to God the Father on our behalf is of infinite value and is sufficient to cleanse all people from their sins and undo the offense to God.

All of these questions and answers are preparing my heart and mind for BigBreak. Talking to people about what they people in is so interesting, knowing and standing firm in the truth and what I believe in is only growing my faith to help others to understand the perfection of our Lord and Savior.

Enjoy your Spring break, also here is a video about The Invisible Children of Uganda. {click below}