Friday, July 27, 2012

Mountain of God

It is amazing how God reveals so much to Christians, through their walk with Christ. When I was first saved, It was the most amazing thing that had ever happened to me. I had this peace in my heart.. To know that I now have this personal relationship with Christ. To have full understanding about His love for me and the Ultimate gift He gave to us. His Son, Jesus, who gave His life for those who believe in Him. So that we don't have to be sent to hell but have an everlasting life in heaven. - Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

As I am maturing more and more in my spiritual walk with God, I am realizing that satan will use any person, object, or well, anything to distract us from growing closer with God. Satan feels intimidated by us and feels he needs to try harder on Christians to turn away from our faith. That is when we need to be grounded most in God's word. Studying scripture daily, praying, and spending time just thanking God for what we have and not complain about what we don't. 

So growing a deep and deeper relationship with God wont be easy. There are going to be times when you may question where is God. Why isn't he helping you through something tough or hard. You could be thinking to yourself, "He said He was going to take care of His children..why is He letting me go throughout something like this?". . . Think of it like this... You can't expect to win first place in a race without trying hard to run for that goal. There will be bumps in the road, challenges to face, and problems along the way. That doesn't mean you wont win it. It only means you need to try hard to pass those up and keep your mind focused on what's ahead. . . Just like your walk with Christ. No one ever said it was going to be easy. No one ever told you that it was going to be a perfect walk down the road and then instantly you would have the perfect relationship with God and with out any problems along the way. Actually, God allows things to happen in your life.. If that may be trials, tribulations, temptations, or hardships. He may let things happen to you so that you may come out of it stronger in your faith. Trust me, throughout my life, God has allowed many things to happen to me, but especially after I was saved. I see now that I am grateful for the most part the He has allowed those things to happen to me. Because It showed me that I didn't have the kind of relationship that I should have with my Savior. My mind wasn't focused on God entirely like it should have been. By letting me go through what He did, I have a truer, closer relationship with Him. And I wouldn't ask for it any other way. If you are a TRUE believer in Jesus Christ, He will NOT let you down. Even though life may get hard, He will carry you through anything. So yes, God will allows obstacles in your life but He is only doing it for your good. I can't keep from thanking God from what He might have saved me from. To look back at how God worked in my life is amazing. Allowing me to go through those things and coming out so much stronger and knowledgeable through Him. I can't keep from praising and thanking His name.

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This song has to be one of my favorite songs because it demonstrates exactly what I am trying to say here. Every time this plays, I just close my eyes as I let the words sink in and as I sing along, praising God..Thanking Him for what He has allowed me to go through that made our relationship much closer. I couldn't ask for anything better.   

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" - John 16:33

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hanging with my girls

Yesterday we had the whole day to spend in Metairie with my cousins. We had lots of fun! There is never a dull moment when we have Katey, Kayla, and me together. :D

<3 Lunch at Whole Foods Market. <3

Let us head to the mall, shall we?

@Cali. . . Spikes do not go very well on shoes. These were dangerous.  :/

We thought it would be fun to try on dresses. . it was :D 

We had some issues with a dress :/

I absolutely loved the style of this dress.. if only it was a couple inches longer and the price, way lower. I wasn't spending $175 on that beauty. ;)


We must plan another day together soon! 


Monday, July 23, 2012

Just a few pictures. .

Olah to all my followers! :D I hope y'all are all having a great summer so far! The heats been taking a toll on a lot of us here, but we have also been getting storms every day ( including lightning and thunder ( which means no swimming. )   :(  . . . No swimming means I get a lot of stuff done in the house if we are not busy doing other stuff. Like schooling more, trying to keep things tidy, growing closer with my Lord in His word, and other things. :) So I'm just going to post some pictures of stuff going on lately ( that's if you haven't seen them on my instagram already ) . . . 

 Love to all my friends and family!!

I've been getting so see "my" little cousin a lot lately. Love her to bits!!

It's sushi time!

Gluten free diets makes you do weird things late at night. ;P

Started reading a new book. It's very good so far!


Silly us

I love our old typewriter!

My bed room almost finished decorating 

And more of this girl! 

<3 My love for coffee <3

Posted this on Instagram. For those who didn't already know. . .  ;) 

~ This quote is so very true! When things happen in life that may not be what we planned, instead of questioning God why this is happening, we need to be thinking that God has bigger and better plans for us. We need only put our all of our trust in God. He's got everything under under control ~ 

And some photos I took of God's wonderful creation! 

Until next time. . . God bless!  And have a wonderful Week!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 26: A Childhood Memory

When I think of my childhood, I don''t just think of one memory. When I think of just one little childhood memory, it spreads to so many others. So many others that I would love to relive. I would love to go back in time and watch my family and me. Relive those memories that are so dear to me.

 Relive the day that my dear baby sister,  Emily was born. Getting to hold those little pink hands and then mom and dad called me a big sister for the first time. Feeling like the proudest sister, that I had this little pink baby to help daddy and mommy raise. . .

 The times when Katey and I would go pick up pine cones in our front and back yard for a penny each. ( we were pretty young so we thought we were going to make a fortune. ha! ). And boy were we workers! 

  Those special weekday nights where daddy would let Katey and me stay up late to watch the animated Story of Moses or Joseph. He would sit on our recliner, me on one side of him, Katey on the other. snuggled up with his arms around each of us. I'm sure we he was suffocated between us girls but he didn't mind a bit. All that mattered to me was that I had my place by daddy. :) 

When my mom would hold me in her arms and persist on saying that I would "always" be her baby girl. Of coarse I would say "No mommy, I'm a big girl.." we would go back and forth until she let me win. :)

I'll never forget when daddy would tuck Katey and me in bed, praying with us, singing a song and then tell us a bible story. We had all sorts of questions and he would know how to answer them in the perfect way for out little minds. Making everything so clear for us to imagine. And as he walked out our bedroom he would say "I love you girls" and we would say we loved him more and then there was a endless battle of who loved who more.

Oh, the times where my big brother, Jonathan would babysit us girls. He was sure to make our lives miserable and non stop fun at the same time. He would go around scaring the life out of us children, as he acted as a cereal killer. I know it sounds horrible, I thought I was actually going to die ( keeping in mind that we were all so young). We would go around the house running for our lives as he had a (butter) knife to scare us with. The times where he would scream as if he were hurt, and while Katey and I would run to see if he was ok, he'd just smash whipped cream all over our faces. Good times. ;) 

And then there was those memories when everyone would go run errands and it was just Daddy and me at home. We would play jacks, go fish, and talk heart to heart talks ( me begin only about six ). Then he would put our ( all of his daughters ) song on, Butterfly kisses. As it played, he would sing it to me and we would do "butterfly kisses". I remember this as if it were yesterday. And whenever I recollect theses times, I get all teary eyed because I know I will never be that young again. But then at the same time, I am so happy that I have these memories. 

Thinking back on these memories only makes me realize how fast time flies and that we need to live as if each day is our last. Always loving, caring, and living our life for Christ. Living our life to the fullest. Each day is a day gone bye. One that we wont get back, so lets cherish every moment we have with our family and friends. Try not to have regrets. Lord only knows how many I have and I wish I hadn't. But there is time to fix that. 

I just had to post this song. Lord willing, I will dance with my Daddy at my wedding to this song. It has too many memories attached. I tear up every time I hear this song. 

~If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.~

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

More than a friend

Jesus, You're more than a friend,
 and Jesus You're more than my heart could ever express. 
You're love and Your grace never fail me. 
Your merciful touch always heals me.
 you bring joy to my soul. 

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This song I'm sharing with ya'll has to be one the most comforting songs I've heard. I just keep replaying this song over and over when I here it. How comforting to know that Jesus's love and grace will never fail us. Though this world may discourage and disappoint us, the Lord will only give comfort and joy to those who seek Him and His will! This song takes the words right out of my mouth.. I am lost for words how much joy you bring to my soul. How comforting You are Jesus! Something that than nothing and no one can bring to me.  Only You. You are the only one that can give me the future only worth living. Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and  a future

The Lord calls us to be with Him. We need only to listen. What earthy friend or person can say that if you be with them, they can give you rest, and rest in your soul. No one except the Lord Jesus. Matthew 11:28-30 - 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” 

And through difficulties and trials, who can say that they will love you unconditionally and unfailing? Only the Lord. - Isaiah 54:10 - Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you. 

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I did!

Jeremy Riddle - More than a Friend

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Picture or Two

I love when Katey lets me take her camera and play with it a bit ;) .. getting to learn how to use it manually and take pictures. I also love when she critiques my work. It helps show me what I'm doing wrong and right. Therefore, my pictures will look better as time goes on! I love having my older sister teach me photography! 
A few weeks ago Katey let me do a mini photo shoot of her. If you follow her photography blog Here, you already saw them. ( isn't she so pretty?) . . I'm hoping she'll let me use her camera more often to snap some shots as I learn more. .  Here I took a photo or two... Not nearly as good as Katey's work but hope I'll get better as time goes on! 

~ Philippians 4:23 ~

~  I can do all this through Him who gives me strength ~

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Psalm. . .

Hi y'all! Scary to say, I can't believe it's already July! So I thought I would start  up a new blog post series called "A Psalm". Right now I'm reading through Psalm along with my daily Bible reading. I would love to share more scripture that I'll be reading. It won't be every chapter and it's not going to be in order. :)

Today I will share with y'all chapter 5. I let these words sink in as I read them slowly. Reading how we pray and cry out to God. He heres our prayers and knows what's best for us. The Lord will bless those who rejoice in Him and destroy those who speak falsehood. . .

Psalm 5

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

<3 I pray y'all all have a great week and 4th of July holiday! . . .God bless! <3