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25 Jul

“And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL.’… This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,’ then He adds, ‘I will remember their sins and their lawless deed NO more.’… Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. …Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of ENDURANCE, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” Hebrews 10:10,16-17,23,35-36

Lasts.

21 May

Today.MissionsConference.Saturday.May21,2011.EndOfTheWorld?Nope.

  I realized today, that if I could be better at one thing, I would want to be better at sharing the gospel with others. We don’t know when the Lord is coming back, so we must always be ready. The time is NOW. What are we doing with our time? Right now, I seem to be wasting it writing this blog post. But seriously… Why do we think we can only share the “good news” with others when we go “street witnessing”. We are supposed to be witnesses/ambassadors of Christ. Do you think the ambassadors ever get a break from being an ambassador? No. They are ALWAYS an ambassador. People watch how they act, because they represent a certain place, company, or person. People are watching us. I know I watch people! I love people-watching! So I know that people are watching me (I say that in an un-vain way). What are we doing with this time that we have on earth?

I was so blessed today at the mission’s conference. It got me really thinking. Be praying!

Musical

19 May

Favorite Band? mewithoutyou. Someone once told me that Aaron sounds like Kermit the Frog, but I still like his voice. If you think their lyrics are not “Christian”, go read their lyrics. Read them. Just watch… A whole new window will be cleaned and opened.

O! And today, I was in the city and I got starbucks (with my FREE starbucks coupon -LOVE-) and the guy making my drink definitely looked like he should be in the band. I almost said something, but I saved my thoughts.

Change.

13 May

  If there was one thing I could change, it would be to help the homeless receive shelter and receive assistance to get their lives back together. If I had endless money, I would buy the Divine Lorraine, fix it up, and have the shelter there. Seriously. One of my biggest dreams.

Late. Little.

12 May

Yesterday it hit me. I am getting old! I wished an old friend of mine a happy 21st birthday and realized that I remember growing up in my old neighborhood, like it was just yesterday! So… Here’s a little me with my madre. I feel like it describes my mother and myself quite perfectly.

Late.Later.Lately.

27 Apr

The last 6 1/2 months, I have been away. To a place that I now call “home”… It is and will always be a place that is very dear to my heart. O Montana. What have you done to me. Everyone there has had such a large impact on me. But there’s a few people that just stuck out extra much… And blessed me in special ways.

1. My Lovelies in the Dorm…

Cortney: My “Den Mother” and “Auntie Cortney”… She was there late at night when I just needed to let stuff out and verbalize my mind. She put up with my “looks” and taught me the word “Freak”. When I first arrived in Montana, I would get up and leave if she walked in the room (and she NEVER will let me forget that).

Emily: O “If you were mine”… Since I am a city girl, having Emily around was like having that piece of Philadelphia with me. She did not just help me with my outfits everyday and love weddings, but also encouraged me to stay and continue growing. Every time I see a bird, I now think of her…

Kendyl-Lou: My lovely roommate. I think I was one of the luckiest girls. I had a room with just Kendyl for almost an entire month. Having only us two in the room allowed us to have personal and deep conversations. She showed me what a healthy, Christian relationship looks like and how to be patient. She never failed to make me laugh and never failed to have me almost kill her, when she was on the phone, and i opened our closet door.

2. My Adorable (vain) Chica…

  Erin Murphy: This woman is the most Vain woman I have ever met… But in all seriousness. She is the woman who had the biggest impact on my life in Montana. Even though I did not cry, when she dropped me off at the airport, I does not mean I do not love her. She helped me through my ginormous meltdown in the beginning of my Montana time, through different issues that came up, knocked some sense into me, and through it all, she was my friend. She knew how to perfectly balance herself and it helped keep me in line. I am thankful I went through the program after she was put on staff, because without my dear Erin Murphy, I do not know how I would have been able to done it.

3. My Mountainous Father…

  Bruce!: Hi Bruce! Everyday. Literally. Usually when I meet people that like nature, hunting, and eating tons of meat, I am not really able to have any type of conversation or relationship with them. But with Bruce, he turned into a dad figure for me. I still do not know what it was about him, but it just worked. I may have not have talked to him about everything, but he made me laugh (which was very much needed in the beginning) and you can tell that he is a man of God and is living his life fully for him.

4. My Platinum Twin…

  Brittany Rose: Ahhh! O how do I miss her! I remember meeting this girl and thinking 1. She has such blonde hair and 2. She is wearing sneakers from Urban…. During our time in Montana, Brittany and I grew close because we both HATED being in Montana and we fed off each other and kept making it worse. And then, one day, we both loved it and never wanted to leave. It’s crazy to think and see how much we have both grown and how much has happened since we met… Such as her getting MARRIED. It’s awesome. I have made and friend. A best friend. One that I will have for forever and she is someone that I want in my life, because I know she will keep me accountable and call me out and truly love me.

5. My… I do not know what he is…

  Pastor Michael: How on earth do I explain who he is to me, or who he is in general. When I talk to people that do not know him and tell them that he always makes me cry, they are not able to understand why. Pastor Michael cares. He cares that you do what God tells you to do. He wants to see you succeed. He wants to see you let your life be used as a tool to help grow the kingdom of God. He truly and genuinely loves everyone on staff at the ranch, all of the interns, his family, his friends, and anyone that he crosses paths with. He knows what it is like to live FULLY for the Lord and what it is like to not be living like that. That is usually why I cry. He loves like God loves.

These words I have written about these people are not to be taken lightly. I could write a book about each of them and tell about all the stories, memories, and the impact they have made on me and on many others, but I like to make things short and sweet.

UP

25 Apr

You have a Bucket List. I have an Adventure List. I doubt there’s a need to say anything else.

1. Go Hot Air Ballooning

2. Help the Homeless

3. Grow a Pear Tree

4. Have a Pet Hedgehog named, Harriet

5. Witness a Miracle

6. Get Married

7. Travel to Africa

8. Live in the City

9. Help Paint a Mural

10. Watch Something turn Beautiful

11. Adopt

12. Write a Children’s Book

13. Travel to Austrailia

14. Get a Dog named, Pistachio

15. Go Sail Boating

16. Have a Star Named After Me

17. Go to a Play on Broadway

18. Go on a Picnic (with a puppy)

19. Send a Message in a Bottle

20. Go to a Ball

21. Ride in a Taxi

22. Learn Spanish

23. Read Through All of the Books of the Bible

24. Go to a Butterfly Garden

25. Visit the Giraffe

26. Go to an Orchestra

27. Re-Visit Montana.

And… The List Continues to Grow.

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