Wednesday, February 23, 2011

feet like a deer

"The Sovereign Lord is my strength, He makes our feet like a deer enabling us to go on the heights." -Habakkuk 3:19

Yesterday Lexi and I took a trip to Chewacla and had the time of our lives climbing the rocks through the waterfall! I love being out in God's beautiful creation. It was such a refreshing time to spend with such a sweet friend!

faithful always

Praise the Lord that He is always faithful!! His word is living and active and I clearly experienced His blessings and promises today! I talked to Jen LeDuc today about working out at the ranch again this summer, and when we talked, she told me space was filling up and she wasn't sure if I could even do full summer now since I had previously been trying to decide on working at JH or doing an internship and since I had let her know so late. She told me she was going to continue to pray about it though and when we hung up, well, I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't upset. I definitely was and I didn't know what to do anymore about the internship now because I was so sure the Lord wanted me to work at the ranch instead. I sat and prayed and read and prayed and just told the Lord that I knew it was all in His control and I knew His plans were going to be what was best for me. He is righteous and I wanted to do what His will for me would be for the summer. Literally, five minutes later, Jen called me back and said that someone else had just let her know that she couldn't work full summer anymore and needed to work half, she said she knew this was from the Lord and I could work full summer!!!!! Praise the Lord! He is SO faithful all the time! I am so full of joy!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Deliverer Vicky Beeching

this song was on my francie's blog today and i love it!!!! i've been listening to it on repeat all day so i thought i should share it with you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

pure joy

–adjective, pur·er, pur·est.
1. free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind
2. clear; free from blemishes: pure skin
3. absolute
4. clean, spotless, or unsullied
5. untainted with evil; innocent
6. free of or without guilt; guiltless

1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying
2. a state of happiness or felicity

another beautiful friendship

allison thomas and i have been friends as long as i can remember and it's so fun to think back on all the times we've spent together:) she really knows me and i just love her and i'm so thankful for her friendship!!!! the other night i was so overwhelmed with one of my 2d design projects and i was just having a hard time understanding exactly why it was i had decided to major in graphic design. i was questioning if that was really what i was supposed to major in. i went up to her room and saw her for a little "break" (more of a way to procrastinate further) and was talking it out about how maybe i should really be in another major. the awesome friend she is brought me back to reality quick and reminded me that number one, i shouldn't ben thinking about changing my major at midnight the night before a big project that i'm sick of is due, and number two, she reminded me how much i really do like it and i'm doing well so far. praise the Lord for a perspective in reality. i'm definitely without a doubt going to miss living across the hall from my best friend next year, but i know we'll keep in touch and still see each other. our friendship is one of those that will always pick back up where it left off when we don't get to see each other for a while.

almost caught up

i'm almost caught up with all the things i wanted to write about. i'm going to try not to let myself go so many days without writing from now on because i just don't think i'm going to be able to say all that i wanted here's a short and simple version. this weekend was the jh staff reunion in sylacauga. there were one hundred and twenty people there and it was so. much. fun. i was so overwhelmed but so full of excitement walking in the door and seeing so many people that i knew and hadn't seen in months! i felt so refreshed all weekend catching up with everyone and just relaxing and being able to hang out since there wasn't anything planned. literally all we did was talk for hours on friday night and it was so cool to see all the different ways the Lord is working in everyone's lives. every conversion was uplifting and encouraging. it's really cool how when a relationship is built through Jesus, it can grow even when people are apart and can start right back where it was when you haven't talked to people in months. praise the Lord for such beautiful friendships!

passion tea lemonade

next time you go to starbucks get a passion tea lemonade!!!! maggie and i got them today and it's my new favorite thing!!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Will Reagan and United Pursuit Band

those sweet little blessings

there's just so much i have to blog about i don't know where to start really. last week i was sick and it was just terrible timing because of all the projects i had coming up and because i needed to get them done before i left for our jh staff reunion that weekend. the day i finally went and got more (because i just wasn't back to 100%) meds from the doctor, i got an email from my RA that said i had a delivery downstairs. yay! always exciting to hear that:) my sweet mom sent had called wrapsody in downtown auburn and had a girl there pick out some fun things for me just to add some sunshine to my gloom and it absolutely made my day!

and mrs. marybeth sent all of us sunday afternoon bible study girls a craft box so we can create! it was full of fabrics, ribbons, buttons, blank postcards, and more! what a treat to add some fun to our busy weeks! i haven't made anything just yet, but i've got some ideas! i'll be sure and post whatever i create!

the journal from my mom that says "How Great Our Joy" and the AWESOME smelling pineapple candle. and some of the fabric and ribbon from mrs. marybeth that i plan to create something fun with!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Sunshine Song by Jason Mraz

Well sometimes the sun shines on
Other people's houses and not mine.
Some days the clouds paint the sky all gray
And it takes away my summertime.
Somehow the sun keeps shining upon you,
While I struggle to get mine.
If there's a light in everybody,
Send out your ray of sunshine.

I want to walk the same roads as everybody else, Through the trees and past the gates.
Getting high on heavenly breezes,
Making new friends along the way.
I won't ask much of nobody,
I'm just here to sing along.
And make my mistakes looks gracious,
And learn some lessons from my wrongs.

Well sometimes the sun shines on
Other people's houses and not mine.
Some days the clouds paint the sky all gray
And it takes away my summertime.
Somehow the sun keeps shining upon you,
While I struggle to get mine.
A little light never hurt nobody,
Send out your ray of sunshine.

Oh, if this little light of mine
Combined with yours today,
How many watts could we luminate?
How many villages could we save?
And my umbrella's tired of the weather,
Wearing me down.

[ From: ]

Well, look at me now.

You should look as good as your outlook,
Would you mind if I took some time,
to soak up your light, your beautiful light?
You've got a paradise inside.
I get hungry for love and thirsty for life,
And much too full on the pain,
When I look to the sky to help me
And sometimes it looks like rain.

As the sun shines on other people's houses
And not mine,
And the sky paints those clouds in a way
That it takes away the summertime,
Somehow the sun keeps shining upon you,
while I kindly stand by.
If theres a light in everybody,
Send out your ray of sunshine

You're undeniably warm, you're cerulean,
You're perfect in desire.
Won't you hang around
so the sun, it can shine on me,
And the clouds they can roll away,
And the sky can become a possibility?
If there's a light in everybody,
Send out your ray of sunshine.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Open My Eyes

I don't have a clue what the Lord's plans are for me. I feel like this is really something the Lord is working on in me, because I trust Him, but I have a really hard time living in the present and not thinking about what my future holds. I always want to know what's going to happen, but the Lord has really been teaching me to rely on Him. It's hard and is taking an everyday reminder to die to myself and listen to Him for every next step. So just as some encouragement to any of you out there struggling with the same thing, He will direct you. He promises it in Proverbs 3:5-6 and also says in John 14:14 that "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it."

"Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths."
-Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP

"And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also]."
-Luke 9:23 AMP

"Open My Eyes" (Hillsong United)

Saviour of my soul
I worship You as God alone
Greater love has made a way to You

I could not forget
The moment I in faith confessed
For my sin You died and rose again

I believe every word You say
Father God with all my heart I sing

Open my eyes
I want to see Your glory Your glory Lord
I open my heart
I want to be closer closer to You

Here I am again
I find my strength in drawing near
You have heard the desperate cry in me

And as I wait on You my God
I'll know the voice of truth
In quietness I am in awe
And as I worship You my Lord
I understand the cross
The sacrifice of God