Saturday, November 6, 2010

"ever FAITHFUL ever TRUE...YOU never LET GO..."

Thank you GOD that you never give up on me...
I know I can be pretty impossible to deal with, but yet YOU LOVE me...WHY? i thank you...

it's the season of thankfulness...even though stores may try to skip THANKSGIVING and go right to CHRISTMAS...(which they don't even celebrate YOU anymore in's all about the present, LORD, help it to be more about YOU than ME.)

so ...right now, i am thankful for:

1. a mom who is so GREAT and AMAZING and who wants to FOLLOW YOU in EVERYTHING
2. my older brother who like a BEST FRIEND...ALWAYS tries to BE THERE for ME...
3. my younger brother who I LOVE, and i WANT to be CLOSER to
4. a dad who raised me up in YOUR way- and who is now SERVING YOU full time in HEAVEN
5. ISABELLA- you mean the WORLD to me...without you in my LIFE i would be A DIFFERENT person i would not be ME i would not be WHO i am SUPPOSED to be
6. my best friend since i was 4 i LOVE you, you are MY SISTER- i don't care what the world may SAY- we are RELATED through and through NO ONE has STUCK together LIKE US, and NO ONE can say they have been through WHAT WE have
7. i am thankful for YOU my SAVIOUR and KING
8. i am thankful for a HOUSE, FOOD, CARS, my HEALTH, and EVERYTHING else i take for GRANTED every SINGLE day
9. i am thankful for all the BIBLES i own, when SOMEONE doesn't even own ONE

help me never forget everything...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In His strength, I can do EVERYTHING

Yesterday I went to our state's capital. It was interesting to see how the State Representatives act when they are supposed to be paying attention to the people in charge- it's like a classroom go chaotic. But it was a fun day, and oh, we have one BEAUTIFUL capital here! (=

Tomorrow, I am going to be continuing my Bible Study, so that definitely makes me excited!! The girls get pretty excited too, and that just makes me even more excited! I have a friend from this summer, who is doing a Bible Study with some girls too, so it's cool that even though we are 11 hours apart, God is having us do similar things!

God puts people in our lives for a time- like giving me a summer with some of the greatest people on the earth! They helped me grow, and learn so many different things, and because of the summer that I spent with them, I am a different person and for them, I am truly grateful!!

Have you ever read 2 Samuel 22? If not, I encourage you to do so TODAY! It is so good! We serve a great and mighty God indeed. He is more than enough! I can't begin to understand his love for me. He loves me so much, and I fail him all the time. Today I failed him by not having joy- I just was grumpy today. I need to have joy- because He calls me to- and I can obey because He LOVES me!! I don't understand, but I guess that that is where FAITH comes in! So I am thankful for His never- ending, always giving, never- changing LOVE in my life! Something I find really interesting is that no matter what I do- or don't do- God won't love me anymore or any less, and that my BEST to him, is like dirty rags. Well! Then, the ONLY way- is HIS way- because then I can honor him. But isn't it interesting, in my own strength- I can do nothing, but in HIS strength and power, I can do EVERYTHING!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Life is flying by and's already been three weeks since I last was on here!!

School is great! I love this year! I have just the right amount of classes, and each one of them is teaching me something valuable-
Bible- we are studying the Gospel of Mark and Ecclesiastes.
Chemistry- we are doing tons of labs, and it's just a fun class (=
Geometry- I'm learning patience- it's a big class, and I get confused patience is the KEY!
Government- I'm learning about the ruling of our country...that's why it's called Government!!
English/Literature- I'm doing a writing class for English, and that is really fun, my writing skills are hopefully improving- I like that class a lot!! Literature is from long ago- so that's always interesting to understand!
Speech/ Drama- I love drama!! And I'm getting credit for being in the class!!
Choir- Well, singing is one of my FAVORITE things..all set there!
Health/ Gym- Well staying fit/ learning how to be fit!!

I think that's all my classes this year!
tomorrow I am starting a Bible Study for some of the younger girls in my school!! I'm so excited to do it with them! I can't wait for it to come! I hope that we all learn together! We are going to be studying the book- THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR. I already did it- the book was actually a gift from my older brother, and now I am going to share it with others, God works through people without them even knowing- cool, huh?

What else is going on...
Soccer!! We lost our first game, but hopefully that made us stronger and now we can move on!.

Youth Group started back up, and it is so exciting to get involved! I am enthusiastic about it! Hopefully it won't wear off as the year goes on! We are planning on taking a mission's trip later in the year- don't worry, I'll keep you posted! And some of us girls are going to start us a website/ blog for girls about purity, and we are just going to get out there and do things, so I am EXCITED!!

Until next time...
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ..."

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School started today! It was just like we had a long vacation, it doesn't seem like much has changed! It wasn't a very hard day, just basically listening to different teachers tell us different things and rules, and changes, and just lots of things like that!

I was wondering what to "fear" God means. I think that maybe I know. - Having a deep respect for HIM and a love that means I will obey HIM. In Proverbs 31, it talks about how, "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who FEARS the LORD, she shall be praised." So that got me thinking about what it meant to fear God. Another verse that I found recently was Psalm 90:17, which talks about the beauty of the Lord coming upon us. I don't know about you, but I want to be beautiful to the LORD!

Well, I had better get going! I have school tomorrow! (Weird to be back!)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Long and Windy Road

Hey everyone!
Well, it's been a long time since I have lost blogged, and for that I ask your forgiveness. Life doesn't slow down for anything, it seems to just keepe going faster and faster. So much has been going on in my life since my last blog in November, so I'm going to share...

November 25, 2009 - 1 year after my Dad went to Heaven, came and went just like that. It was an okay day! My brother and his friend came home from West Point for Thanksgiving, and family and friends populated the house. It was a busy day, that kept us moving, but I had some time by myself. I still miss him, I always will, but God is good, all the time! And He is sustaining my family to this very day! So praise Him!

I finished basketball, and then school ended. It was all so fast, they tell you life flies by- and well- it really does! Some of my best friends graduated, and are leaving for college, and I am extremely sad. It is going to be such a hard year without them here. But I know that no matter what- I will always have a friend in them- no matter the miles, or the times!

This summer, I worked at a Christian camp in Harrisburg, PA. It was an amazingly incredible summer! I loved it! I worked in the kitchen/housekeeping. We were OP staff! I lived in a cabin with six other girls, and there were eight girls total that worked on OP staff. It was great! We had so much fun, and so many memories! That it will take me a while to fill y'all in on! Most days, the whole OP staff, guys and girls would meet for a discipleship class, and the theme of the summer was to Prove It. Basically, okay, you can read the Bible, but what are you going to do about what you read? So putting into everyday life, what I learn in the Bible. So how can I prove it each and every day for the rest of my life on earth?! That right there is a challenge! A big thing that I learned, is that God is the ONLY One who is ALWAYS there for me. Whenever I have this lonely feeling, and I can't get rid of it- HE can fill me with His love. He is all that I need. (Something I will definitely have to learn for the rest of my life...) But at least He will never give up on me! So I came home, and there are things that I want to do in life for Him. I don't just want to be a Christian who just goes to church on Sunday- I want to be O so passionate about Him!!

Also, this past March/April I went to Nicaragua for a week- what an AMAZING trip! I can't wait to go back ASAP! But that is something that I will have to pray about... (The people there- Oh, I loved the people!)

Well, soccer has begun- (I told you- it just gets buzier!) and school will be starting on September 1!! So my new year is set! But this time, I won't wait so long to blog again!
Please keep me and my family in your prayers...thanks for all that you have done in supporting us this far...(:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hello Everyone!!

Can you believe that it is almost Thanksgiving? It's crazy how time is just flying by!
Right now, I am sick in bed with a fever and a sore throat, which is not good at all, because on Thursday I am leaving to sing in Harrisburg at the Capitol Building. So hopefully my throat is healed by then!

Basketball started on Thursday! It is exciting that it's here already! School is busy, reports cards came out this past week.

Lately, I have been reading through Jeremiah. Wow! It has some good stuff in there! Jeremiah 29:11-13 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray unto me, and I will hear you. You will seek me, and find me, when you seek me with all your heart." God is always there for me. He wants to give me good things. He is an amazing God. In Jeremiah 31:3 it says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.." God has always loved me in the past- and he will love me forever in the future. Isn't that an amazing promise? God made all the heavens, and the earth- he controls when the sun rises, when the sun sets, when the tide comes in, and when the tide goes out. Yet, he still chooses to care for me and you! That is so amazing! He is in control of the whole universe- and He cares about me, that is such an amazing, amazing promise, is it not?

I hope that you have a blessed Sunday! I will try to blog again soon, and not wait so long!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wow! I haven't blogged in the LONGEST time!

kristina and isabella were best friends
they lived in two beautiful castles side by side
nothing EVER came between them
and they loved the Lord with all the hearts
they always backed each other up
laughed together
cried together
and they ...always...always were the BEST OF FRIENDS.

there is a short story...more will follow...I PROMISE YOU!!

Life is crazy. Full of choices. Some good, and some not so good. This school year is crazy, hard, and did I say CRAZY?! Life continues to go on, but God is always always good.

This week is jam packed busy- 2 field trips, taping for a choir (I am trying out with some friends to get into a choir at the Capitol.) and then schoolwork and housework...

Soon I will blog more. November is rapidly approaching. Life just seems to be flying by....