June 30, 2009

Being a world changer.

So. I want to be a world changer. Yes, I want to impact the world. I want to touch lives and make Christ known all over the world. I want to make a difference. And yes, wherever God sends me, I am willing to go. That could be just in my own town or that could be into the middle of a poverty stricken town in a country far away. For some reason, I really want to go to the latter. I want to go comfort those little children with no hope and hold them in my arms. I want to fill their empty stomachs. I want to nourish their little hearts with God's Word. But that is what I want....I'll have to wait and see what God wants. I could also be a world changer here in NC. Whatever He wants. But, I just want to do something.

God of Justice, Saviour to all
Came to rescue the weak and the poor
Chose to serve and not be served

Jesus, You have called me
Freely I've received
Now freely I will give

I must go live to feed the hungry
Stand beside the broken
I must go
Stepping forward keep me from just singing
Move me into action
I must go

To act justly everyday
Loving mercy in every way
Walking humbly before You God

You have shown me, what You require
Freely I've received
Now freely I will give

Fill me up and send me out
Fill me up and send me out
Fill me up and send me out Lord

June 29, 2009



Yes, today was her birthday. She is 14 now. She is incredible and is like my bestest friend. haha, oh the fun times we have together.

Tomorrow, my mom is taking her and a few friends to the mountains for a day in a half. they're staying in a cabin and get to go to sliding rock. Unfortunately, I wasn't invited, haha.

Oh, and the concert was good. I have never been to a concert so un-energetic though. Yeah, people sat down for most of the time. And I was like WAAAA? Why would you stil down and do nothing at a concert. But, as the night progressed, it got better. PureNRG was.....well, they were pureNRG, lol. Matthew West was even better than I was anticipating him to be. He is so on fire for God and it shows. Also, he did the neatest thing. He wrote a song especially for this concert. Well, actually, he wrote it as he was singing it and playing it. But it was so funny and special. Natalie grant was good as well. She preformed when it was dark, so she had some neat lighting. And the fire works afterwards were the best I've ever seen. But anyways, the concert was good, but different.....and there were not like any people there that were 'hard core' about concerts like me and Morgan are =D Morgan is my concert buddy =)

One more thing. So, my employer just emailed me today and asked me to work on the 3rd and 4th for a combined total of 24 hours. Yes, that's right folks. She wants me to work 24 hours over a two day period. I will be exhausted. i might end up working a few hours less then that, or who knows maybe her plans will change. But like wow....I just had to share that....a little bit more than I was hoping for O_O

June 27, 2009

What's been up?

Sorry I haven't posted a lot =/ Not too much has been going on. Yesterday was our teen Bible study and youth group. Both were great. At the Bible study we did a lot of talk on prayer and I was really challenged by it. I'm so glad to have such great friends to hold me accountable. =) At youth group, we played the couch game and mafia. It was quite fun! I do wish sometimes that people would learn when it's time to talk and when it's time to be quite, haha. It would be so much easier and faster to get a game going! But anyways, it was fun....

Tonight our family is going to a concert being put on by 91.9(the radio station). Matthew West, Natalie Grant and pureNRG will be preforming. I mostly just want to see(and hopefully meet) Matthew West. He has some awesome lyrics and seems like a pretty cool guy!

I, unfortunately have hardly been working at all. I'm really having to work on being patient with my employer. She asks me if I can work on a particular day, then after I say yes, she tells me they 'won't need me this time'. So, I'm lucky to work one or two days a month. Not quite how I was expecting it to be and definitely not a very reliable source of income. I may end up getting another(or a second) job if sometime I like comes along. But for now, I'm going to be thankful for what I have and just hope they start needing me a a more regular basis....

Ok, well I guess that's it. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. Has anyone been doing anything fun this summer yet?

June 24, 2009


Well, I've made a few updates to by blog. I've updated my playlist and my bloglist. I kept everyone on my bloglist, but just because it was getting so long. I have now made it so only the most recent 10 posters show up[good reason you you all to post more often =P ], but you can click 'show all' to see the whole list. Soon, I'm hoping to change my entire blog template.....

June 22, 2009

I'm sorry...

I know I haven't posted a lot recently. I guess it's partially because I'm lazy and don't feel like typing up a post and partially because I feel like I have nothing to talk about. I've literally started making like 5 or 6 posts recently and then didn't post it for one of the reasons above.

Thanks to anyone who was praying for me and my cold, lol. I'm feeling better, though I have a little cough that's lingering.

Oh, and here's a random thing to think on: What if we were liberal in our judgment of others, but conservative in our own life choices? Just a thought I had the other day.

It's funny to me how your mind work when you're young. I've been thinking recently about things I thought on as a little girl(like 8 or 9 and down). It's funny how my view of life then was so things were so bigger than life, in a way, or at least I thought they would be when I reached a particular point. And on the contrary, how my little mind just could not comprehend other things until I was old enough to really understand them.

One of these 'things' is being a teenager. Oh my, that was so huge and almost 'unimaginable' as a child. But now it is so different from what I was expecting. I thought my world would totally change, but it didn't. Part of that is because of my faithful parents who didn't change their expectations for me. But, I think it's a funny, but good example for me today. Things are always as huge as our little minds can make them to be and on the other hand, we can never comprehend the riches God has for us until we get to particular points. I'm sure I'll look back at my life at 30, 60 and 80 years of age and I'll say things quite like I'm saying now. But then, I'll be talking about my teens and twenties and so on. :)

'We're never wiser beyond our years, other than what knowledge God has given us'-Christopher Blackburn

Peace =)

June 17, 2009

When will my little mind understand the concept that procrastinating doesn't make the task easier or make it go away?

Is unwise wrong, or just not wise?

Ok, so I was thinking about something this morning. I know that in some cases, there is more than one right way to do something. One good example is parenting or courting. But here is what I've been thinking about; when someone chooses to do something that one would consider 'unwise', is this person being sinful, or just not wise? I suppose we're not the ones to decide that and God is. And, maybe it's more of a heart condition, rater than totally 'right or wrong'. But anyways, that was just a thought that came to me today.....

Oh, and for those who follow my other blog, Dare 2 Dig Deeper, sorry that I haven't posted on it in a while. I find that a lot of my thoughts seem to be better for this blog, yet, I don't totally want to combine both of the blogs.

June 15, 2009

Ugh. I am sick. I have a really bad sore throat. I hope it goes away quickly! Luckily, the doctor says it's not strep throat, so it's probably just a cold or something(but it sure feels worse!). I think I'm going to go to bed now...

But, I am alive and happy nonetheless. I got to see a cute baby today, got to go out to dinner with Bethany and got to go to guitar lessons =) Have a fantastic night y'all =P

June 13, 2009


I wish I would have had my Bible and notebook with my last night. I can't remember that much about Mr. Connolly's message. But I did remember this:

Pray passionately

Really, that in it's self is so huge. I can't say that I /always/ pray passionately, but that definitely is my desire. Prayer is one thing I'm really trying to grow in. Not only praying with deep passion, but with deep faith and great thankfulness.

God is so good.

The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Ah =)

June 10, 2009

Reading and the ACT

I'm excited about this weekend and also dreading it. I can not wait for the banquet on Friday! It shall be lovely I'm sure :)

But, the next morning I have to take the ACT. I am not looking forward to that at all. I really dislike tests. Especially tests like this one. I know it's just a test and, for this year, my score doesn't really even matter. However, I think what I dread the most is actually being nervous. Nervousness seems almost inevitable. Anyways, I'm praying that some how God will give me amazing peace and that I won't be nervous at all. I know several of my friends are taking it too. I'll be praying for you all!

Thanks to everyone who gave me book suggestions. I have pick several that I would like to read. Right now, I started on Humility by CJ Mahaney. I'm also going to try and read Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges, Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis, Stepping Heavenward and Crazy Love. I also would like to read some John Piper books. Oh, and the Young Woman after God's Own Heart sounds awesome too. Oh, and I'm going to reread Do Hard Things. I hope I can read them all! We'll see how far I get.

I'm sorry about all my boring updates. Livy says I need to be more random. I guess I'll work on it, lol. Maybe I'll post some more pictures soon =)

Hey, one more thing. Does anyone remember when green ketchup used to be the coolest thing ever? lol. I was just thinking about that.

June 4, 2009

Making use of the summer

Recently I have really been thinking of how I can make best use of my summer. I really want to accomplish something this summer. So, after much thought, I think I have come up with something that would really help me grow. I want to read as many theological books as I can to challenge me, strengthen my faith and deepen my knowledge. I also want to focus more and devote more time to studying my Bible.

So, my questions to you all is: Do you have any suggestions for good reads? Do you have any favorite theological books or any favorite authors? Any other suggestions on what I could do this summer that would be challenging and/or create spiritual growth? Does anyone else have plans for the summer? Anyway I can be praying for you and any goals or thing you might have going on this summer?

Thanks guys and girls =)