Tuesday, November 17, 2009

About Me

Here are some things about me, some of you probably don't know...
1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while you're blogging?
I usually don't snack, but I do enjoy coffee. (Some would say to much!)
2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?
Ohhh I couldn't live without my Bible, it's my source of life.

3. Beach, Mountains or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?
This is a hard one, I'd say mountains

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?
Definitely cleaning cat boxes! Ewwww
5.. Prefer parties and socializing or staying at home with the fam?
Definitely staying home with family
6. Do you sleep in your make up or remove it like a good girl every night?
I remove it... scary scary! hehe
7. Do you have a hidden talent or a deep desire to learn something that you've never had a chance to learn? What is it?

I would love to learn how to play piano and/or guitar better
8. What is your favorite animal?
lol lol a goat! Long story! ;)
9.What's one strange thing you're really good at?
Ummm... I'm really not good at anything,,, I love to teach others! Does that count?

10. What first attracted you to your spouse?
Not married!

11. What is something you love to smell?
Definitely someone specials cologne!!!! It's so.. wonderful!!!!!!!! :)
12. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.
I have this awful awful, did I say AWFUL habit of butting in during a convo

13. When you have extra money (HA!) what's the first thing you think to do with it?
Save it for the future

14. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?
Depends on what I am laughing at... something a friend has said.

15. Where is your favorite place to shop?
16. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?
I have no idea! Maybe be with friends more?

17. Are you a big spender or frugal?
Ohhhh I try to be frugal :/

18. Who is your favorite character of all time (from a movie or book)? (Can't be real)
Hahahahaha when I was a little girl I was in love with the character Christy from Christy!
19.. Would you want to be famous?
No, I would not!

20. What is your favorite number?

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Life... new bird

Yesterday was a very special day in my life, and someone very special to me as well. On November 12, 2008, Sam got saved!! Yesterday was his one year birthday! He celebrated, praised God and ate cake. :) This morning he challenged our school with words that I can never forget. Sam said, " The scary thing is on November 11, 2008, if I had ided I would have gone to hell!!" He went on to challenge us that if we are good people, that doesn't neccesarily mean we have God in our lives. He sang a beautiful song about God being in his life. It is called " And now my lifesong sings to You" by Casting Crowns. I was challenged, I was impressed, and I was ready to keep living for God.

So, what does this have to do with birds? Welllllll,,, when I was very sad, and not able to sleep a few weeks a ago, I imagined myself as a bird in the sky. Free, simple, at peace... I find myself doing this when I need to get away from the world. I just sore! It's a pretty amazing feeling! I feel so close to God. Birds are mentioned in the Bible alot! Especially eagles for some reason. God created them special. In Isaiah 40:31 It says, "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. This is a very peacful verse. It just makes me want that freedom.

I challenge you today, to soar like an eagle on God's wings, to share His message with others, to find Him! I hope that this week you see Him in ways you never thought you could. And I hope if you get a minute of free time, you listen to "And now my lifesong sings to You" and remember Sam, and His love for God. But most of all, I hope you find your love for God, and your passion for Him!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Love is...

From the beginning of history one word has been contemplated, put in place, and expressed. It’s one simple word that has a thousand different meanings. This word is love. Love is what grants us the power to go through the day, to be here on earth, and to express how we feel. But it has become something it was never meant to be; a word without a meaning. So, I ask what is love? Some think it is a crazy emotion, some think it is a religion, but love defined is much, much more.

First, I would like to start off saying that I have surveyed people ranging from thirteen to some in their seventies; each one had a different answer. Many younger boys had absolutely no idea, and they admitted that. Most girls thought it was an emotion that could get them through anything. Some ninth grade girls had their own opinions. One told me, “Love is an overwhelming feeling for an object or individual.” While others said that it was a Bible verse like 1 John 4:8. The most pronoun answer I got from a student was, “God is love, and love is God. Love is passion. Love is a passionate obsession. You cannot love until you know God, and once you know God, you may know love.” This really made me think about what love truly is.

Next, I found that the teachers and some parents thought love was more of a sacrifice- a giving away of you for another. Pastor Marc was not quiet in his opinion, and stated the following. “Love is a choice to be self- sacrificing of one person for the ultimate goal of pushing those being loved towards Christ.” He said, “I don’t believe it has as much to do with emotion, as American’s may think, although, it does involve them.” He finished by saying 1 Corinthians 13 is love. Another teacher told me, “God is love.” Simple, but those words together can sum everything else up. I found myself learning a lot about love.

However, it also worried me how many people who are in relationships had no idea what love is. That made me think that probably, they didn’t have it. How can people so “passionate” about God not know what love is to them? I believe it is because they don’t have a passion for God. Surprisingly, our passion is not in God, or in our significant other. Some people have it, while others search for it. The world calls love being intimate, or how much time we spend with one another. But I think having God as our Heavenly Father we should know love unlike the world.

So, what is love? I have come to a conclusion in my mind that love is a knowing, a sacrificing of who you are and what you want for another. Love is from God and from God only! There is no other way. Love is passion, and strong, but most importantly, love never gives up.

In conclusion, love may be a religion, a way of life, or more. But love is from God, love is how we express ourselves to another. It is Biblical and meant to be holy. We should not misuse or overuse the word love. It is much to strong, and much to important. So next time someone thinks they are in love, I will be challenging them with, What is love to you? And hopefully, they will know not only what it is, but who.

Friday, November 6, 2009


The first " love letter"! :)

The heart's desire

Have you ever felt cold rain? It just washes over you, having this sense of cleansing you throughout. I had one of those experiences today. It felt oddly refreshing. It reminds me of when you cry big, crocodile tears over something that really cuts deep. I kind of feel that way. Like my heart's refreshed from my tears. I guess I better tell you the whole story.

It all started two years ago, exactly two years ago... His name is Sam and he was the first guy that ever called me. I made up a stupid excuse at the time, because I wasn't ready to talk to a guy! hehe He called later, and well, we started a friendship. He told me he saw me at his cousin's (my best friends' big sister's) wedding. Sam said he thought I was beautiful. We had a relationship for two weeks, and he ended it before it really ever got started.

We ended up hating each other for weeks! Extreme hate! BUT, on October 10th I got saved, and a month later, Sam did. We both began a new relationship with God. I found myself thinking about Sam, and even having dreams about him. This past February we found ourselves helping clean out our school. He had a bleach bottle, and I wanted it. It ended up with me with bleached pants! And that's how our friendship began again.

Sam and I started talking and before I knew it, we were best friends. That friendship was and is to this day the best friendship I have ever had. We went to prom together, and I prayed and prayed over the decision of being his. I felt this overwhelming "yes" build up in me.

That takes us to the summer. He went away to his grandparents for what he was suppose to be 6 weeks, but came back with flowers in 2. We were together always! We could finish each other's sentences. We were completely in love! Completely happy, completely having God as our center. We were the perfect couple...

Until two months ago when we went our separate ways. I can't describe to you the pain, the complete hurt that I felt. I woke up in the middle of the night sobbing. I promised I would wait for him. I didn't think I could ever be happy without Sam. I continued to do my devotions, not thinking I would get anything out of them. I listened to every one's opinions( believe me there were a lot!) I begged God daily for the chance of us being together again. Sam didn't break up with me because he was mad at me, or to break my heart. Sam broke up with me to get closer to God. I realized I had not once asked God what HE wanted. And that has been the key.

Do you realize how often we are watching TV, on the computer, texting, on the phone, listening to music, or with friends? How often do we listen to God?

I realized that we need to WAIT for God! Listen to His voice. He is the answer! I want to encourage you to follow God. There is a verse that has really encouraged me. Psalm 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Also, if you have not read Psalm 119, I would strongly suggest it.

I hope this has made a difference in how you look at something. Anyone out there who needs to be prayed for, or is broken, or needs some advice, my email is blogspotch@aol.com. Feel free to email, anytime! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Getting Started

My first blog I am writting should be important, right? Something dramatic or over the top?! I'm afraid writting is not my strongsuit, but I think I can put down a few thoughts and ideas. So to start, a very good friend of mine has challenged me with the idea of finding what love is. And you know what? I love that idea! What is love? So many people seem to find it, but what is it?

So far, I have found love to be the very definition of 1 Corinthians 13. Don't have a Bible on hand? Well, it says starting in verse four, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." This is also known as the "Love Chapter." Something else I have found is that their are three types of love. But I will get into that a little more next time.

For now, start thinking if your realationship, or past realationship, or present, does it have this love in it? If your love isn't matching up, maybe it's not true. How can you use this in your everyday life and family?