Sunday, December 9, 2012
Lately I have been playing around with this photo editor than I have and I decided to add some spice to my photographs!
I am hoping to do this to a lot more of them and make some cool wall art. Which I currently have no room for... but no matter. They still look cool.
Monday, December 3, 2012
A few weeks ago I hiked Mt Humphrey's peak with my brother.
Wow. It was quite an adventure.
When we started the hike it was a beautiful day out. Not a cloud in the sky. But when we were about 2/3 of the way up it started getting snowy and stormy; before we knew it we were being blasted with wind and snow. Also, our water froze. Joy. "We are going to die of dehydration on a mountain covered in snow" were my thoughts.
I failed to take any pictures of the top.. but it would not have mattered. All we could see was white. My eye lashes were plastered in snow and my goggles were frozen over. Sounds like fun huh?
Haha well it was. It was a lot of fun. and dangerous. and all I could think of was "If I live through this I am getting some hot chocolate and then vowing to never do it again". Honestly though... I would do it again. Just for the pure adventure.
As I was on the mountain, my thoughts were also turning to God and how absolutely powerful He is. The mountain and the weather are strong, but only because He made it that way.
"For the Lord is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into the darkness and treads the heights of the earth. The LORD God of Heaven's Armies is His name!" Amos 4:13
He is a powerful, beautiful, amazing, and compassionate God. As big and as scary the mountains may appear... I know they are NOTHING when they stand before God.
"The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth" Psalm 97:5
What an eye opener. Go explore. Discover what He has made and praise Him for it.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
"Thank You for Your kindness
Thank You for Your mercy
Thank You for the cross
Thank You for the price You paid
Thank You for salvation
Thank You for unending grace
Thank You for Your hope
Thank You for this life You gave
There is no one like You
There is no one like You God
All my hope
Is in You
To Your name
We give all the glory
To Your name
We give all the praise
Our God everlasting
Let Your face
Shine on us
Thank You for Your promise
Thank You for Your favour
Thank You for Your love
Everything You’ve done for me"
-Hillsongs - Thank You
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Some people hate Arizona... I think its beautiful. Especially on cloudy days.
But there is something about hiking solo that is.... just super relaxing.
I LOVE getting outdoors, breathing in the beautiful air, and enjoying nature.
Don't get so caught up indoors that you miss enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds us.
I made the WORLD!!!!!
For my room.
I love it.
I saw it on pinterest and HAD to make it.
The land part is cut out of cork board (so I can put pins into it).
I know you want one now but....this isn't a tutorial telling you how to make it. Sorry. This is just me bragging.
Blue = Been there. Green = Lived there. Red = Going to go there.
I cannot wait to cover this thing in blue pins. Its gonna happen.
I have been home for seven weeks now.
I miss the ocean. My new friends. The kids. The music. The food. The sunsets. The rain. The laughter. .... everything
I know God changed me in Belize. and I knew coming home would be hard... (I seriously had culture shock) But now that I have processed everything that happened...I know now more than ever that I really really really...
want to be a missionary.
And I mean outside my home country.
And I mean for life.
God has given me such a great desire in my heart to travel and tell the lost and hurting about his son Jesus.
Where do I want to go????
I have no idea.
Where do people need Jesus? Where do orphans need homes? Where do slaves need freedom?
Gods heart is for all to come to know Him. I know that someday He will give me something specific to focus on. So I have to keep focussing and seeking Him.
"Waiting is not something we do until we get what we want, waiting is apart of the process of becoming who God wants us to be"
"Wait for the Lord, be Strong and take Heart and Wait." - Psalm 27:14
So I am waiting.
Waiting to be done with nursing school. Waiting to grow more in Him. Waiting for direction. Waiting for clarity. Waiting....
and loving every minute of it.
I miss Belize. Whether I go back or not.... it will always be apart of me.
Friday, September 14, 2012
During my last week in Belize I was able to go to a christian youth hostel with my team.
The youth hostel shelters teens who have gotten into trouble, have parents that have gotten into trouble, or they just have a bad life at home.
They take the teens in, provide a safe environment, and try to influence change upon them.
It was such a blessing to just talk to these kids and see what they have been through, where they are today, and where they want to be in the future.
Some of them were only there for a short while.
Some were there, not because they did anything wrong, but because their parents did and they needed somewhere to go.
Some hated it there and wanted to go home...
but others didn't have a real home to go back to.
The more I talked to them and hung out with them, the more I realized that I really want to be able to provide homes to kids who are in similar situations but don't have a youth hostel to take them in.
I have an awesome home.
Not only is the house nice... but my family cares, provides, disciplines, laughs, loves, and serves Jesus.
I know these teens are so thirsty for something like that. And I feel like God has put me in a position to help them.
They need to be shown that its not about where we make our home on earth that matters... but where our home is after we pass. Our home in heaven is infinitely better than any home we will make on earth. This life is only temporary...
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" 2 Corinthians 4:18
What does it mean for me right now?
I am not sure.
I really want to adopt in the future. But perhaps it will go beyond that.
All I know... is there are too many spiritually and emotionally hungry kids out there who need an eternal home in heaven... and they need to be shown that.