Friday, February 29, 2008

What do we do with the Struggles that the Lord brings our way? Do we fall into the category of self-pity, or do we turn them into stepping stones?

Do you allow the Lord to turn it into something beautiful. Or do you try to turn it into something for yourself? (which ends up totally ugly)

If you allow the Lord to work through you, you may help those coming behind you that they can learn from you mistakes (which you turned into steppingstones).

Just a few thoughts that were running through my head. The Lord is Good. No matter what!


Friday, February 22, 2008


Does anyone know where I can get a nice simple template for my blog? I just can't find one. I like something thats brown or dark red it can be plaid or gingham, I donno. I just can't find one that looks like a "Melodie template"

If any one knows of a site please let me know thanks!


Friday, February 15, 2008

"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you..."

John 15:16

What made God choose me? what did He see in me?


The verse goes on to say;

" ...and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you."

What a precious Promise.

May we allow the Father to work through us so that our fruit may remain.

Blessings in Jesus,

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Hey People

The Lord has been revealing a lot to me lately. Confirming old truths and revealing new ones. Yesterday throughout the day I listened to the entire "Godly Courtship" series. That is mind boggling to take in so much. But the Lord has pointed out things that I need to improve in how I interact with the Brothers in the Church. Its all hit me in the face how important it is to keep our emotions in check and putting affections on the "shelf" until the Lord tells us other wise. Also that it is not up to a girl to seek out a husband but it is up to the Lord, the Young man, and My Father. Only after the approval has been given first by the Lord, then His parents, then My parents should I even hear about it. Sorry I'm rambling, thinking out loud.

I never realized how damaging it is for girls to sit around and talk about this young man and that young man. we are supposed to keep these affections to ourselves. in our single years we are in a sense to be "married" to the Lord. Learn to Love Him with all our hearts. Be so focused on Him that He has to knock several times before we "wake up". which for a young lady should only be done by her parents not the out of place affections of a young man.

I have realized afresh how blessed I really am to have the protection of My Parents. I take it for granted so often. "Lord, Forgive me"

Lets just say I am going to look at this thing called "courtship" from a totally different perspective. I would encourage all young people to listen to the "Godly Courtship" even if you have before, do it again. It will put a whole new perspective on things. (Keep in mind that although we may not agree with everything "eat the meat and spit out the bones")



Monday, February 4, 2008


Normal. Yeah right. What is Normal anyways? it seem just as you are about to get used to things up pops change and off you go again. Oh well the Lord never puts us through useless struggles.

He is still good even when we aren't,
He still loves us when we are unlovable,
He is still faithful when we are unfaithful.
It just doesn't make sense.
My mind cannot comprehend it.

Mom and Dad are returning from their trip to Mexico tomorrow. I can't wait! Running a household is fun but this 17 year old is not meant to raise 4 younger siblings. But its been good. The Lord has richly blessed us with a Church family that cares. we've gotten about 3 meals brought to us. and this morning at our ladies breakfast I got special "good morning"s and "how are you"s I felt special.


Here is Love

Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Loving-kindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,
Throughout Heav’n’s eternal days.

On the mount of crucifixion,
Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
Poured incessant from above,
And Heav’n’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.

Let me all Thy love accepting,
Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only
And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see.
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me,
Thou Thyself hast set me free.

In Thy truth Thou dost direct me
By Thy Spirit through Thy Word;
And Thy grace my need is meeting,
As I trust in Thee, my Lord.
Of Thy fullness Thou art pouring
Thy great love and power on me,
Without measure, full and boundless,
Drawing out my heart to Thee.